Celebrity Look of the Week: Kerry Washington
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Since the days of Kerry Washington Scandal to her everyday fashion clothes, she always sports a chic and elegant look. This week, we focused on one of her recent looks and took inspiration from the brands’ outfits so that we too can have stylish outfits like Washington!
She was recently on Jimmy Kimmel where she wore a fabulous black satin mini dress with a satin collar and sleeves, a black belt with a silver alligator detail, black pointy toe pumps and silver earrings with diamonds. Here are our style finds similar to this unique Washington look!
Steve Madden’s BB Dakota offers a similar dress style with his long-sleeve, tie-waist satin shirt dress available from Nordstrom. Pricing starts at $79 and reviewers say it’s true to size. If you want a dress that’s a bit longer, try Theory’s Twisted Long Sleeve Satin Dress. The dress hits below the knees but still gives off the plunging neckline that Kerry wears. Available at Nordstrom, this dress starts at $395 but will be a closet staple for years to come. For something cheaper, Sedrinuo’s Sexy Long Sleeve V-Neck Dress is available on Amazon for $25.80. It runs from extra small to extra large and with over 7,000 positive reviews, this dress won’t disappoint.
While this first belt we found might not have an alligator like Washington’s, it does give the dress the glam effect we’ve been looking for. Available on Amazon for $21.99, this crystal sash from Tendaisy is made with crystal-grade rhinestones and clear seed beads on double-sided satin. Reviewers have even used this sash for weddings and proms, so we know this is a sash just made for a fabulous occasion! For something with more sparkle, try Lovful’s women’s dress belt. Starting at $17.98, it has a double-ring enclosure, rhinestones all over the waistband, and comes in three different sizes, including 37-inch, 39-inch, and 45-inch. For something still eye-catching but with more color, try Raina’s Lillian Belt available from Nordstrom. The belt is created with calf leather and the twisted gold buckles in the front make this belt versatile enough to wear with a number of outfits. While the front bows remain in a gold color, the leather part of the belt comes in five different colors including red, silver, jet black, blue and black. Pricing for this belt starts at $105. Instead of an alligator, Raina’s Penelope Stretch Belt features a fiery and ferocious dragon! This leather belt is handcrafted with metal mesh tied to create the dragon and measures 36 inches from end to end. Available at Nordstrom, this belt costs $240.
When it comes to black pointy toe pumps, having a pair is a must. We found styles similar to Washington’s and some are more casual for everyday wear while others are fabulous and can be reserved for more special occasions. Starting our collection with the most complete and perfect black pump, Sam Edelman’s Hazelnut Pointed Toe Pump is available from Nordstrom. This shoe exudes leg length and timeless appeal with a 3 ¾ inch heel. Pricing starts at $73.47, and if you’re looking for a stiletto heel that isn’t black, this shoe is also available in over twenty different colors. For a pointed toe pump with a shorter heel, try the Sarto by Franco Sarto’s Devin pointy slingback pump. This little low heel is only 1 ¾ inches high and has a back strap to hold the pump in place. It’s ideal for a day when you want a bit more height than a flat has to offer, but not a full heel. It’s available from Nordstrom for $150. If you love the little strap on Washington’s foot in this look, then Cole Haan’s Vandam Pointed Toe Sandal is exactly the shoe you’re looking for. It’s made with Grand360 cushioning for all-day comfort and has slits in the shoe that allow for a breeze. It’s available from Nordstrom for $160. For a pointed heel with an open toe, try Cape Robbin’s Avelyn Stiletto Heel available on Amazon for $36.99. This timeless design is the perfect summer heel that’s too good a price to beat. If you are looking for a color other than black, it also comes in chocolate, purple, and nude. All these heels are basics inspired by the Washington look!
As for Washington’s jewelry in this look, she opted for a simpler, more classic style with silver earrings with diamonds. Vanbelle’s sterling silver curved earrings are nearly identical to Washington’s, minus the diamonds. They are available on Amazon for $20.99 and are nickel, lead and cadmium free. If you’re looking for diamonds, Ross-Simons has 0.5-carat diamond linear drop earrings available in sterling silver. They hang at 2 ⅛ inches and feature round-cut diamonds for just $269 at Amazon. If you want to treat yourself, and we all should, Bony Levy’s Liora diamond earrings are available from Nordstrom for $1,695.00. The sparkling diamonds hang ½ inch long and are ⅛ inch wide and the backing is created with 18k white gold. For a simple threader-style earring, MSECVOI’s 925 Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings are perfect and are available on Amazon for $11.79. The total length is 5.11 inches and is perfect for a longer earring like Washington’s. Generic has created a three stone dangle earring which is a smaller but still beautiful earring. It’s finished with 14k white gold and is available on Amazon for $89.99. Each pair of these earrings we’ve selected are timeless and can complement any look!
While we know it’s impossible to completely copy Washington’s look, we hope these similar style finds can inspire you to add to your wardrobe! Washington always rocks fabulous and inspiring looks and we can’t wait to see what she wears next.