Kerry Washington may or may not be the secret weapon to celebrities and their red carpet style brigade. Unlike her iconic role as Olivia Pope on Scandal (whose wardrobe we've chronicled since its debut), Washington prefers a more festive take off-camera. But we're not just talking about her coups in maternity wear and award show get-ups. We're talking about the fact that, no matter the occasion, Washington is dressed to the nine's, made a cameo in the ten's, got the brochure, and came all the way back. And, as you'll see in the slideshow ahead, we just can't get enough.
To emulate Washington's swagulosity on the red carpet, follow these steps: try it on, put some flowers on it, and twirl it out. Because, really, that's what separates the actress from her super-serious, all-knowing counterpart: It's not about what she's wearing, but the way she's wearing it. Watching her hop from one red carpet to the next maintaining that toothy smile and sturdy hand on her hip makes celebrity style watching fun again, which, coming from people who do this stuff for a living, is as fresh as a Valentino jacquard gown full of daisies.