Season 4 May Have Been Scandal's Most Stylish Season Yet
The ladies of Scandal don't exactly have it easy. On any given episode, they can be found solving murders, struggling to get ahead at work, or, on a rare occasion, trying to escape kidnappers. But the one thing they've all got going for them? The ability to rock a power suit or a stylish shift dress and make it look flawless.
And while "pulling an Olivia Pope" was a term we've used in the past to describe any fierce, work-appropriate outfit, we could easily call out Abby for her new White House style or Elizabeth North for her expertly tailored sets. So with season 4 having just wrapped up, let's look back at all the looks that caught our eye this season. There are quite a few.
Mellie always looks so sleek and sophisticated.
A leather jacket and tank or tee combo is totally Quinn's go-to look.
Serious and sleeveless. Quite a change for this coat queen.
Ahh, there are those blazers we've grown to love!
Trading the white hat for a white coat.
Olivia has mastered comfy yet classic style.
Now that's a power color, Mellie.
We don't know which we love more: the jacket or the earrings.
Even Olivia's casual clothes are pretty polished. This silky robe is way more elevated than your average terrycloth version.
Gosh — Olivia just has a wardrobe full of comfortable outfits, doesn't she?
We're digging this double-breasted coat choice.
Dark and determined to handle this case.
We'd never think to wear a pastel set to a wedding, but these two sure are working it.
A bold colored blazer always amps up an LBD.
Let this serve as proof that structured suits don't have to be boring.
Mellie, looking pretty in pink.
Now this is how to wear stripes in a business environment. Eye-catching, layered, but professional nonetheless.
Abby has taken a page from the Olivia Pope playbook with her robe coat and large handbag.
The perfect example of how one simple pair of diamond studs can suddenly transform a look. These are so chic.
A little belt goes a long way when it comes to oversize coats.
Quinn definitely has the most realistic wardrobe.
Mellie's dress is proof that tweed doesn't have to be stuffy.
Red is certainly this first lady's color.
This outfit is perfect for the Winter weather, no matter where you're headed. Thanks for the inspiration, OP!
Quinn makes a case for the leather jacket being the new blazer.
Baggy sweater, comfy pants — basically us on a Friday night.
Portia can totally rock a button-down, but our eyes are immediately drawn to that bag. A girl can dream. . .
Sorry, Olivia Pope doesn't do basic. We're digging this cool jacket design — it's so interesting!
Even when she doesn't carry a bag, Ms. Pope is in bag-carrying stance.
Abby could teach bloggers a thing or two about striking the perfect pose.
*Adds robe coat to shopping list.* We're sold.
Olivia's chic, Ralph Lauren white coat is what our dreams are made of.
This structured top shows us that a good classic piece is always a hit.
Quinn plays it dressed-down — and downright cool, but we're partial to that snow-white coat on Olivia (and that Prada tote, too!).
Abby just gave us all the inspiration we need to polish up our work ensembles.
Purple looks lovely on the first lady.
Quinn just gave us some great weekend outfit inspiration.
Why does Abby look so concerned? And where can we get this sheer top?
This is definitely how you pull off comfy clothes at the office. That sweater . . .
Seriously — how many Prada bags does she own?
When Olivia sports a structured jacket and a serious face, everyone listens.
Portia de Rossi really knows how to rock the power suit.
We're digging Abby's new press secretary style.
OK, so we had to start with this season's promotional photos because come on — everyone looks amazing.
Like, really, really amazing.