26 Reasons Why Olivia Pope is the G.O.A.T. Style Icon

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26 Reasons Why Olivia Pope is the G.O.A.T. Style Icon

There's never a style scandal on this woman.

Published January 18, 2017

Season six of “Scandal” returns on January 26. What better way to prepare for the return of Kerry Washington as "Olivia Pope" than with a retrospective of her looks over the years?

  1. Stuntin' from day one.

    Season 1

  2. We feel a read coming on...

    Season 1

    SCANDAL - From the creator and executive producers of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Private Practice' comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. 'Scandal' stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant and Jeff Perry as Cyrus. 'Scandal' was written by Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes and Betsy Beers are executive producers. Paul McGuigan is the director. 'Scandal' is produced by ABC Studios.(Photo: Danny Feld/ABC)
    (Photo: Danny Feld/ABC)
  3. Who wore it better?

    Season 1

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  4. And so begins our obsession with Olivia's coats.

    Season 1

  5. Visiting the White House in Tory Burch.

    Season 1

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  6. Come through, Jean Fares Couture.

    Season 2

  7. Pretty in (Ferragamo) pink.

    Season 2

  8. One word: Gloves!

    Season 2

  9. Camel, head to toe.

    Season 2

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  10. The white hat is on.

    Season 2

  11. She totally could have survived in her heels, but these are nice, too.
  12. Mellie who?

    Season 3

    SCANDAL - "More Cattle, Less Bull" (ABC/Richard Cartwright)
BELLAMY YOUNG, TONY GOLDWYN, KERRY WASHINGTON, SCOTT FOLEY
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  13. We're living for these gloves. We'll take the Champagne, too.

    Season 3

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  14. Buttoned up, but never boring in this Alexander McQueen jacket.

    Season 3

  15. Chic on the court house steps in Ralph Lauren.

    Season 3

  16. This ombré Armani jacket is bad enough to convince us that adulting is a good thing.

    Season 3

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  17. "Bad and Boujee."

    Season 4

  18. Tweed has literally never looked this good.

    Season 4

  19. This fab windowpane check trench is from the Scandal collection at The Limited.

    Season 4

  20. Standing in the sun in a La Perla one piece and Dior sunnies.

    Season 4

  21. We're kind of in love with the asymmetrical peplum on this Proenza Schouler jacket.

    Season 4

  22. Snatched in high-contrast black and white.

    Season 5

    SCANDAL - "Heavy is the Head" - Olivia and Fitz are back together again and enjoying every scandalous moment together while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck are all still dealing with the aftermath of helping Command. Meanwhile, when a visit from the Queen of Caldonia and her family turns into a tragedy, Olivia is hired to make sure the Royal family's private life stays private, on the Season 5 premiere of "Scandal," THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
DARBY STANCHFIELD, KERRY WASHINGTON
    (Photo: Eric McCandless/ABC)
  23. Embellishments make this gold and black look special.

    Season 5

    SCANDAL - "Till Death Do Us Part" - As Olivia deals with the aftermath of what she's done, she finally finds out what exactly Jake and Rowan are plotting. But with their plans already in motion, Olivia is forced to make a gut-wrenching attempt to try and stop it.  Meanwhile, in flashbacks, we learn more about Jake's past and how he first got involved with B6-13, on an all-new "Scandal," THURSDAY APRIL 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Adam Taylor)
KERRY WASHINGTON
    (Photo: Adam Taylor/ABC)
  24. Comfy cobalt sweater and a glass of wine? Yes, please!

    Season 5

    SCANDAL - "Trump Card" - Olivia and Abby have to put their differences aside and work together to try and take Hollis Doyle down.  Meanwhile, Edison realizes he may have made a deal with the devil as Rowan and Jake continue to try and pull the strings behind his campaign, on the penultimate episode of ABC's "Scandal," THURSDAY, MAY 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Byron Cohen)
KERRY WASHINGTON
    (Photo: Byron Cohen/ABC)
  25. Playing house in a FLOTUS-approved patterned frock.

    Season 5

    SCANDEL - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Olivia is feeling more and more frustrated as she takes on "First Lady" type responsibilities at the White House. Meanwhile, Mellie proves just how powerful she can be and Jake and Huck continue the hunt for Rowan on the winter finale of "Scandal," THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
KERRY WASHINGTON
    (Photo: Eric McCandless/ABC)
  26. Lit in red.

    Season 5

    SCANDAL - "That's My Girl" - As each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. Meanwhile, Cyrus is presented with damaging information that could alter the presidential race entirely, on the season finale of "Scandal," THURSDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Byron Cohen)
KERRY WASHINGTON
    (Photo: Nicole Wilder/ABC)

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