Scandal Fashion: Who Should Liv Be Wearing?

Scandal is back…and so is Olivia Pope’s wardrobe!

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Scandal’s leading warrior, Olivia Pope, is a smart dresser in every way! We love her sophisticated, borderline vintage looks. The winter white coats, elegant gloves, contemporary pumps, and especially…the white hat, all make her a vision of fashion fancy. The White Burberry trench she wore in the season premiere is already being drooled over. And I don’t think that there is any coincidence that this coat actually looks kinda like the one the pope wears! The costume designer for Scandal has yet to tell us all the brands we can expect this season, because they have so many collaborations in the works. But one thing we can look forward to is a shift in the wardrobes of all the warriors.

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She always takes my breath away!
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Olivia Pope, Scandal
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The Many faces of Olivia Pope

From the last season of Scandal we know that Quinn is becoming mini Huck. Now I don’t know about you, but if I were a trained killer, I might not do it in Marc Jacobs. No blood on the Kors please! We also know that Liv’s daddy is in the picture. Again, maybe its just me but I dress a tad differently when daddy’s in town! Also, Abby’s in love!!! That in itself is enough for a complete closet overhaul! So they’re leaving us to speculate about all the shifts in personality and wardrobe. But, Soar Thumb can have it’s fantasies right?!?!?! Here’s what we want to see on the fabulous Olivia Pope this season.

We are used to seeing Liv with her Movado watch, her Ann Demeulemeester and Tory Burch jackets, and her Armani suits. There are quite a few designers that are signatures on the show these include; Prada, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Escada. But there are quite a few sharp designers out there that design for the Olivia Pope’s of the world.

I want to see Liv in some Rodarte for sure. Whether we have to wait until some special President-y thing to see her in a gown, or if she wears some smart separates from the designer, I want to see that happen. The costume designer has said in many interviews that she looks for pieces to tie in femininity to the powerful characters wardrobe. They want to make sure that the suits she wears are not too boxy, that they are able to tone down the power of the power suit and show that she is all woman. Rodarte offers the perfect pieces to achieve this objective.

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Rodarte Fall 2013. The color here screams Olivia Pope.
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Rodarte Fall 2013
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I know she rarely goes dark for fancy events, but this would really be a fitting choice for the dark mistress.

Gucci is probably not an anticipated choice for Olivia Pope or any of the Scandal cast. But their fall 2013 line contained more than a few pieces that I would love to see Olivia in. We know this season she’s exposed and everybody knows she’s the bad girl that’s been ca-noodling with the pres. so what not play with her wardrobe a little and show just how much of a bad ass she thinks she is. I would love to see some prints like that cute leopard number from Gucci A/W 2013.

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Gucci Pre Fall 2013. This coat is everything!
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Gucci Pre Fall 2013. I would pay to see Olivia in a printed suit! I just think it would add so may dimensions.
Gucci Pre Fall 2013. That peplum is amazing!
Gucci Pre Fall 2013. That peplum is amazing!
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Gucci Pre Fall 2013
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Gucci Pre-Fall 2013.

Another designer that I would love to see Liv rocking is 3.1 Phillip Lim. Imagine her in one of those dream leather peplum tops from S/S14 or the leather blazer from A/W13. I really think that adding a little edge to her wardrobe could really spice up her character a bit.

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3.1 Phillip Lim This coat is perfection, especially because it seems like Liv loves coats!
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3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 This leather blazer would look great on Olivia Pope or Kerry Washington
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3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2014 This white cropped jacket would look great with the signature Olivia Pope wide leg slack.
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3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2014 This one would too!

Now, Olivia pope may not stray too far in terms of color, but homegirl has some serious silhouette going on in that closet! For this reason I think that we have got to get some Balenciaga in this mix. The fall 2013 collection from the design house is filled with all types of peter pan collars, peplums, and geometric cutouts. It screams Olivia Pope, Washington DC elite, and Scandal.

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Balenciaga Fall 2013
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Balenciaga Fall 2013
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Balenciaga Fall 2013
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Balenciaga Fall 2013

Rachel Roy is our honorable mention on this post. I add her to this list because I would love to see Liv, and some of the other Scandal cast mates, step away from all solid colors and have some fun with prints. Rachel Roy designs some very sleek and elegant looks with an interesting use of prints and color. We would get to see our warriors in their favorite traditional silhouettes with an added twist of geometric or abstract prints! That would be awesome.

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Rachel Roy Fall 2013 This definitely looks like I was made for Olivia Pope.
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Rachel Roy Spring 2014 I would love to see Liv in more prints in the future.
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Rachel Roy Fall 2013 This olive green color block jacket is the perfect uniform for our favorite warrior!
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Rachel Roy Fall 2013
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Rachel Roy Spring 2014 This color would look great on Liv, maybe not the whole suit…but definitely the pants

One comment

  1. Audrey

    Scandal is amazing! Olivia Pope is the most well dressed TV character right now–by FAR. I can’t wait to see what she will be wearing this season. I love all of your selections, but I have to agree that Gucci Pre-Fall leopard coat is just screaming Olivia’s name. Great post!

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