10 Work-Ready, Olivia Pope-Approved Looks from the “Scandal” Clothing Line
There’s no reason to hunt for a fall-ready work wardrobe — that’s been handled by the gladiators at The Limited, who teamed up with the TV show Scandal for a fashion collaboration available in stores and online starting September 23. And yes, for those of you counting down the days until you find out Where on earth is Olivia Pope, the collection drops just two days before the show’s season four premiere.
While that date is one loooong week away, today The Limited has released the lookbook full of the 42 Olivia Pope-approved pieces, which both Kerry Washington and Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo had a hand in shaping. Priced from $49 to $248, the collection is everything a gladiator-in-training could ask for, including sleek cream trousers, chic necktie blouses and, of course, power coats for days — from checked capes to pastel wrap coats to gray belted jackets (and the elbow-length gloves to match).
There’s no doubt the show-inspired line will be an absolute hero to your 9-to-5 look — get a first glimpse at the 10 must-have outfits that channel Liv’s iconic confident style.
1. New Neutrals: Liv’s preferred neutrals are decidedly more feminine, think: blush pinks, dusty blues and rich grays that will add just the right amount of punch to your power suit.
2. Suit Alternatives: Ditch the blazer — you can still look like a #GirlBoss in these boardroom-ready jackets. Details like a button neck and peplum high pleat make us *actually* want to get dressed for work.
3. Wear (the) White (Hat): Be the go-to good girl in head-to-toe white, Olivia’s signature hue. A long metallic necklace will dress up the look just fine, though there are always those gloves…
4. Sophisticated Separates: Liv is known for living in not-so-basic basics, and now it’s your turn to take a spin in next-level separates like chic blouses and flared-to-perfection trousers.
5. Statement Outerwear: Those coats! They’ll add instant polish to any outfit when you’re dashing out the door to save the day. Toss it on, wrap it, work it.
Which pieces from the Scandal collection are basically in your virtual cart already? What are your favorite aspects of Olivia Pope’s style? Are you SO FREAKING PUMPED for Scandal‘s premiere? Tell us in the comments below.
(h/t + photos Racked)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!