How to 'Handle' Your Wardrobe like Olivia Pope
Posted on April 07 2016
Consider your outfit: HANDLED.
The fixer of Washington, the do all or nothing, Olivia Pope.
Played by Kerry Washington, the protagonist of the hit show Scandal, Olivia Pope plays a former lawyer and white house aide who now has her own firm in Washington as a fixer. She handles her client’s political scandals discreetly and efficiently. Some of these scandals range from murders to a white house affair. The show's stylist Lyn Paolo bought a number of our pieces to use for the show.
So, whether it be dealing with two mental breakdowns or 4 murders in one day, Olivia Pope sure knows how to dress up. A woman who is constantly running around Washington running errands and handling scandals, Olivia Pope has become a style icon. Her wardrobe is usually minimalistic, solid colors and very business chic. She has a timeless sophistication that appeals to women of all ages. Kerry Washington also states that in the show, they reuse clothes to make sure it looks like a real wardrobe. The best way to reuse the clothes but still achieve a new look is by using our reversible and convertible pieces.
Here are three outfits that are sure to make you feel “Pope’d”
The “Getting things done” Outfit:
Olivia’s work outfits are fashionable yet basic. But most importantly, they are comfortable. The Glenda skirt is the perfect fit. A simple skirt that can be transformed into two different styles. One is a solid knit black skirt while the other adds a pop of bright color, red.
“Popcorn and Wine” Outfit:
Even when lounging around eating popcorn and drinking wine in her silk pajamas, Olivia still looks great. The Dorris sweater is the perfect “lounge around” sweater. It can be worn as a pull over sweater or an open cardigan.
With these versatile, multifunctional pieces, you’re sure to be a “gladiator in a suit.”
“A Night out in Washington” Outfit
Even during cocktail hours, Olivia likes to keep things to a minimum. She wears solid color dresses with slight accents. The Gia Dress is a sexy sleek black dress with a beautiful neck that you can adjust the length in three different ways. Pair it with simple studs since Olivia rarely wears statement jewelry and you got a perfect Pope outfit.