We’re getting ready for the season finale of Scandal with an Olivia Pope-inspired wardrobe that’s actually affordable! 

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Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos

If you’re as obsessed with Scandal as we are, than Thursday’s season finale episode likely has you on the edge of your seat. The Internet is buzzing about all the drama that is set to unfold, and we have to admit it’s becoming pretty impossible to resist the temptation to take a peek at the spoilers.

But can you blame us? We’re dying to know what will happen, and what Olivia will wear–which inspired us to distract ourselves with some of our favorite character’s all-time best fashion moments. Whether Olivia is rocking a sleek trench, silky shell or her signature Prada purse, the power player always looks perfectly polished. Which was the goal since the start, according to Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo.

“I love the idea of having Olivia, this beautiful woman, in a room full of men in dark suits, and she’s in that white suit,” Paolo explained. “She just epitomizes strong femininity. I wanted her to just sort of glow, and ultimately look so feminine, and very Jackie O. She’s Kate Hepburn, basically.”

While Olivia’s closet is filled with designer labels that Jackie O herself would wear, it’s easy to recreate her signature looks with affordable pieces that you can incorporate into your wardrobe. Check out our favorite Olivia Pope-inspired work-wear in stores this spring!

Cowl-Neck Shell

Cowl Neck Shirt

Olivia Pope knows a silky shirt with a modest neckline goes with just about anything. Scoop up a cowl-neck shell like this one, and pair it with tailored pants or a high-waisted skirt.

Draped Cowl-Neck Shell available at bananarepublic.com for $39.50

White Blazer

White Blazer

As Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo revealed, there’s nothing that represents Olivia’s fearless attitude like a crisp white blazer. This version, with a peplum silhouette and skinny belt, is super flattering.

Short Blazer with Belt available at zara.com for $99

Lacy Details

Lace Shirt

The key behind Olivia’s femme fatale vibe are little details that ooze sex appeal. There’s nothing quite like black lace to amp up an outfit, and just a touch to cover the collarbone is both appeasing and appropriate.

Lace Top available at hm.com for $24.95

Tailored Trousers


A pair of tailored trousers are a staple for a work wardrobe because the pairing options are endless. It pays off to take your pants to a seamstress to have them perfectly fit to your body.

Perfect Trouser Pants available at gap.com for $59.95

Power Purse


Olivia Pope loves Prada – but hey, don’t we all? If you’re coveting a structured bag that can fit everything you need throughout the day, this bag is perfect.

Ulum Handbag in Midnight Black available at aldoshoes.com for $60

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

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