Relive Every Moment of Olivia Pope's Bold Season 5 Makeover
No matter how out of control Olivia Pope's professional and personal lives get, this fixer's wardrobe is always handled. So, we were all surprised to see Miss Pope looking a little less like herself for the second half of Scandal's fifth season.
Where we used to find Olivia curled up in a chic white cardigan on her couch or visiting the Oval Office in a draped, cream-colored cape coat, this season's been full of change — and her bolder, brighter wardrobe might just be the most obvious indication of that shift. While a part of us is sad to see her signature style go, we're optimistic about the new direction, at least as far as fashion is concerned. See exactly how her style has evolved with primary colors and notice-me prints, then grab your favorite bottle of red and pour a glass in honor of the show's Thursday night season finale.
In plaid on the campaign circuit with Mellie Grant.
Making a statemet in a fiery red.
Brilliant in blue.
Looking a bit more like herself in a black blazer . . .
. . . And then, not so much — in a bold yellow peacoat.
A lot of things haven't changed, but florals for Olivia Pope actually are kind of groundbreaking.
A full gold skirt is a new formal look for Olivia, too.
We don't know what the argument's about — but Olivia's jacket certainly beats her dad's blazer.
What goes better with Olivia's bright top than brilliant red pumps?
Olivia did black with a pop of color for dinner.
Giving bright blue and florals a spin.
Olivia balanced a splashy top with a solid blazer.
We spied Olivia showing off a modern, graphic print.
Looking more like her old self, Olivia added charcoal blazer to a black top.
For a night in with Mellie, she punched up a black top with fuchsia.
Even Olivia's bag got a bright update.
We know chic white looks were her thing, but we're loving this citrus hue.
A fresh tangerine shift for a change.
We happen to think a bold color looks even better in the boardroom.
Why wear a basic trench when you could wear one like this?
The subtle floral detailing is a nice touch too.
Olivia said goodbye to the white hat right at the start of the season.