Kerry Washington’s Tips to Take Your Office Wardrobe to the Next Level

For Kerry Washington, dressing the part—in this case, Scandal’s style savvy Olivia Pope—means navigating a smart-meets-sultry wardrobe of versatile pieces. Think: expertly tailored suit separates, ladylike dresses, and statement outerwear that simultaneously exude elegance and power. After four years of playing television’s most trendsetting political woman, it’s safe to the actress has learned a thing or two about dressing for the workplace. In light of The Limited’s spring Scandal collection, we asked Washington to help us build the perfect nine-to-five closet. Keep reading for her picks.