Actress Kerry Washington (AKA Olivia Pope to Scandal fans) is pretty much the definition of “so hot right now”. While she’s all over the place these days (and that’s a good thing!), it’s likely that you were first introduced to Ms. Washington more than 10 years ago–she was in 2001’s Save the Last Dance! Come 2013, Kerry’s star continues to rise and the leading lady has truly come into her own. In the past few months alone, Washington has won two NAACP Image Awards, ranked No. 2 on People’s 100 Most Beautiful People, won a Victoria’s Secret What Is Sexy? award for best lips, and appeared on this month’s cover of Elle…And that’s all OUTSIDE of her crazy-hot acting career! On-screen, besides starring in TV’s Scandal, Kerry also played the female lead in winter blockbuster Django Unchained as well as a title role in Tyler Perry’s recently released Peeples. Oh oh! And just yesterday, she gave the keynote commencement speech at The George Washington University and was granted an honorary doctorate degree. Talk about a girl on fire!
Though Kerry’s on-screen wardrobe in always on-point, I’m really beginning to love her off-set style! Since this year has been so major for Washington in so many ways, we’ve been treated to a veritable treasure trove of best-dressed worthy red carpet looks–wardrobe, hair, and makeup included. Though she’s gone through a few minor changes in personal style over the past few years, one of my favorite things about Kerry is that her picks always seem genuine. She chooses stylish and sexy items, sure, but overall, they also always look like Kerry. She’s true-to-herself. So while we’re all watching Kerry Washington’s latest roles in the acting world, we need to add her to our list of budding style stars as well. I mean, really–talent, intelligence, and a smokin’ hot bod and a beautiful and fresh face? Of COURSE she’s stylish, too. This girl has it all.
Do you love Kerry as much as we do? Have you noticed her apparent sartorial expertise as of late? What other celebrities are #sohotrightnow? Let us know!
Liza, Editorial Director