Fashion Friday: Scandalous Style

This week I burned my way through season one of Scandal on Netflix.  Love!  The best part of the show is the main character Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington.  She’s uber-capable, confident, loyal and smart as hell – and also an amazing dresser.

As much as I love her style, I found myself thinking about the difficulty of wearing her outfits on a bike.  She favors crisp white suits, sky high platform heels and wide leg pants.

So I put together my own interpretation of bike-friendly Olivia Popeness.  I swapped out her wide-legged trousers for slim pants or a skirt to avoid chain disasters, her towering stilettos for pedal-friendly wedges, and her Prada bag for a Po Campo bag.  I had to keep the white trench coat, so watch out for grease!

Now she’s good to go on the Capital Bikeshare!

Or even better – a WorkCycles Secret Service.  :-)


I hope everyone enjoys the (long for some) weekend.  You can find me on the couch, binge-watching season two of Scandal.

{P.S. Here’s an interesting interview with Scandal’s costumer Kristine Haag, including her tips on how to get the look on a budget.}

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8 thoughts on “Fashion Friday: Scandalous Style

  1. Kevin Love says:

    Dottie wrote:
    “Watch out for grease”

    Kevin’s question:
    Why? The Workcycles bike has a proper chaincase. No need to watch out for anything.

    • Dottie says:

      Well, that’s for the Capital Bikeshare, which does not have a fully covered chain.

      Anyway, I would not be able to wear a stark white coat anywhere in real life. I would dirty it up just sitting at my desk, I’m sure. But then, I’m not Olivia Pope. :)

  2. Olivia Pope! Spouse and I recently burned through season one as well, working on season two. Even he noticed her amazing hair. I only wish I looked that great in pastels.

    • Dottie says:

      I only wish I could stay that clean in pastels! :)

      I’m now done with season two and impatiently waiting for the fall.

  3. Guest says:

    Kewl Dottie. On a side note you might be interested in these – bit of the wall but they are fab.

  4. Chelsea says:

    Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope) is absolutely the most lovely woman alive, and her wardrobe is as amazing as the show. I already have a workcycle, I just need the closet full of Prada to go with? :D

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