'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.