'Scandal' and The Limited Are Creating a Fall Collection — Here are 7 Olivia Pope Outfits We Hope Inspire the Looks

After starting your week off with the terrible news that Starbucks is raising its prices, you’re probably in the mood for a little pick me up, right? Well, fear not, because I’m about to tell you the best thing you’ll hear all day (and possibly all week): Your favorite crisis-solving TV character is about to “handle” your fall wardrobe. That's because retail brand The Limited is teaming up with ABC’s Scandal , its star Kerry Washington, and her onscreen personality, Olivia Pope, to develop a 42-piece collection of chic womenswear that lets Scandal fans channel their own inner warrior into their everyday wardrobe.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, the collection — called The Limited Scandal — will hit stores and The Limited’s website this September, with pieces available for anywhere from $49 to $248. What’s even cooler: Washington’s character will even wear some of the Scandal-inspired pieces in upcoming episodes of the hit show.

Though preliminary sketches of the collection draw inspiration from Pope’s signature wide-leg trousers, chic outerwear, and sophisticated blouses, we’ll have to wait a while to catch a glimpse at all the glory that’s sure to be The Limited Scandal collection. So to bide our time, why don’t we take a look at seven Olivia Pope ensembles we hope inspire our new fall wardrobe. (And yes, a lot of these are coats, because let’s face it: The woman has a long lineup of envy-inducing outwear.)

1. The crisp, white trench coat

Every woman should have at least one good trench coat in her arsenal, and this one's just fabulous.

2. The pleated-hem houndstooth coat

From the print to the voluminous fit, you couldn't ask for a chicer piece of outerwear.

3. The paintbrush-stroke blouse

As a standalone or paired under a tailored blazer, this printed blouse would make a real promotion-worthy statement.

4. The tailored-jacket-and-skirt combo

Because everyone needs a little Jackie O moment, right?

5. The oversized-collar coat

White gloves (and a white hat, of course) necessary.

6. The wear-everywhere sheath dress

Now, this is what I like to call power dressing.

7. The special-occasion ensemble

You only need to see half of this dress to know you'd die to wear it.

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