Published on May 8, 2014—  Leave a comment

Look For Less: Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington may be embroiled in all kinds of bad behavior on her hit show Scandal, but behind the scenes, she’s much more down-to-earth. In fact, she and her husband, former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, just had a baby daughter, Isabelle, a few weeks ago. But we doubt that motherhood will be much of a deterrent to Washington’s glamorous and ladylike style, which relies on classic shapes, pops of color, and fun accessories for impact. Here are three of our favorite looks from the star, along with ideas on how to score them for less.


Casual meets cool: Washington gives two wardrobe staples– black jeans and a striped boatneck tee– a fun spin here thanks to her totally wild boots and cool patterned handbag. These black J Brand skinnies and this super-affordable Uniqlo top will get tons of wear, but it’s the funky lace-up heeled booties, like this Steve Madden pair or this splurge-worthy Diane Von Furstenburg pair, that will get the attention. A fun black-and-white patterned bag, like this one from Terzetto, completes the look.


On the go: Washington is about to board a flight in this photo, but that doesn’t stop her from looking her best. A cheerful green Merona dress with a tie waist and military accents echoes hers (and is comfortable enough for a long flight), but gets dressed up thanks to sleek, black peep-toe heels like this Simply Vera Vera Wang pair. This big zebra carryall holds all the in-flight essentials (and wipes clean, which might be a bonus in Washington’s new life as a mom).


At the office: Obviously, Washington’s office is a TV studio, but were she in the working world, we think this outfit would be a huge hit. While an exact replica of her dress is hard to come by, it’s worth noting the short-sleeved, V-necked silhouette, which is figure-flattering on a range of body types without being revealing, as in this Ann Taylor dress. Can’t resist the pastel patterning? Try this Free People number for date night. Either way, go for some fun turquoise heels (this Steve Madden pair really pops) and an oversized neutral clutch with a gold accent, like this one from ASOS.

What Kerry Washington looks are you crushing on right now?