How to Dress Like Olivia Pope & Annalise Keating

This is finally happening! At long last, our favorite girl bosses Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope are joining forces for a crossover episode of Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. These two women are the leading faces of Shonda Rhime’s popular #TGIT (Thank God its Thursday) lineup on ABC. Together, these highly educated and ambitious black female characters have reignited the face of black women on prime time television.

These ladies have more than bomb careers and relentless ambition in common; they both have impeccable boardroom-ready style. They tailor their iconic fashion choices to their careers — Annalise being a famous attorney and Olivia Pope being a problem-solving PR representative for the biggest names in law. Take a look at these style guides to learn how to dress like Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating! All featured brands are designed by black women. 

Annalise Keating spends most of her time in the courtroom, so she tends to wear dark, subdued colors and simple chic layers. But that doesn’t mean that her style isn’t legendary — she’s mastered the art of elevating her looks with great textures, accessories and a classic dark lip smokey eye combo.

Olivia Pope has a lot on her plate, constantly fighting to keep government officials in the clear. But her wardrobe is no where near as heavy as her occupation; cream and white are major signatures in her classy and airy wardrobe. Olivia Pope always has a hint of glam in her look, and isn’t to stand out in a room of black suits. If you’ve ever heard one of her scathing monologues, you’d know that she’s never afraid to make a statement.

Gabriella Layne

Editor-in-Chief of The Strut Magazine

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