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The moment gladiators around the globe have been waiting for
is finally here: The Limited
-inspired collection, which channels Olivia Pope's (played by Kerry Washington
) killer closet at affordable prices, launches today.
(Source: The Limited, ABC; Scandal x The Limited Plaid Cape, $228)
Typically, when TV characters are struggling, costume designers try to reflect that, even subtly, in their appearances—unless, of course, you're Ms. Pope. Lyn Paolo, who creates Washington's looks on the show and had a hand in the new line, is always on-point ensuring that the crisis manager's ensembles are always "handled," regardless of the high levels of stress she faces at work (not to mention her messy love life). While we would never actually want to take on the responsibilities that come with Pope's proverbial "white hat," we would gladly walk a mile in her shoes, accessories, attire and essentially anything hanging in her closet.
(Source: The Limited, ABC; Scandal x The Limited Double Breasted Jacket in Off White, $168; and Officer's Pencil Skirt in Off White, $80)
From covetable coats, including fashion-forward cape options
($228), to chic separates, the all-apparel collection ($50–$248) is almost identical to the fearless leading lady's and at a fraction of what her token designer duds cost. Meanwhile, all pieces are timeless staples, rather than costume look-a-likes, ensuring your ensembles will carry you through countless seasons. Of the 78-piece collection, you can currently shop 28 items, with the rest of the items set to roll out over the holidays.
(Source: The Limited, ABC; Scandal x The Limited Black & White Sheath Dress, $128)
Women often feel like they have to be either smart or beautiful, powerful or pretty, either fashion-forward or successful, and I think this clothing line says you can be all of those things." —Kerry Washington
Until her stunning ivory evening gown arrives, enjoy her elegant style in timeless sheaths
($128) suited for day or night. While the only thing missing from this collection is the aforementioned "white hat," you can look to the retailer's line of classic accessories
($20–$178), including her go-to lengthy leather gloves
($80), to mirror Pope's polished signature style.
to upgrade to a working wardrobe that would make Pope proud, and catch more of her character's fearless fashions on the show's season premiere on Thursday at 9pm PST on ABC.