Olivia Pope, played to perfection on "Scandal" by Kerry Washington, is definitely the best-dressed character on television. Whether she's kissing the President of the United States or sitting at home drinking wine on the couch, Olivia always looks phenomenal. So it's no wonder that viewers everywhere are trying to duplicate her signature style. Here are 11 tips for dressing just like Ms. Pope herself. Anyone can dress like a gladiator!

The pant suit
The pant suit
Kerry Washington's character might have single handedly revitalized the popularity of the pant suit. Her sophisticated signature look has become the new go-to for working women everywhere and is the first step to getting her much-desired look.
Well-tailored trousers
Well-tailored trousers
A pair of well-tailored trousers is the quintessential Olivia Pope wardrobe staple. You can wear the same trousers everyday and no one will notice, as long as you rotate your tops. Having them high-waisted and wide-legged will also make you look taller, too.
Suede wedges
Suede wedges
Olivia is frequently seen wearing her trouser suit pants with suede wedges of a matching or similar color. The effect of this is that the color and fabric of her shoes blend into her pant legs, making her seem taller and more dominating when she enters a room to take charge. You should only ever see the toes of your shoes if your pants are tailored correctly, too.
Large handbags
Large handbags
Olivia is known for her huge Prada leather handbags. While you might not be able to afford the luxury brand, you can still pull off the look by getting a large leather handbag that is both useful and looks professional/stylish.
Long necklaces
Long necklaces
Olivia is often seen wearing long necklaces in the show, most often pearls. They're the perfect addition to a professional blouse and give you the opportunity to let your personal style shine through. You don't want them to be too flashy, though.
White trench coat
White trench coat
The white trench coat is perhaps Olivia's most iconic look. Nothing is more chic and simultaneously intense than watching Olivia say "it's handled" while wearing this stunner. This particular coat is from the Burberry collection.
Large collars
Large collars
Oversized collars and large lapels are essential to Olivia's wardrobe. They make even the most petite of women a forced to be reckoned with by emphasizing your shoulders and giving you a bigger presence.
Leather belts
Leather belts
Adding a thin patent leather belt to your look is another way Olivia likes to accessorize. They are fun, versatile and add something nice to look at.
Keep it simple
Keep it simple
You'll notice that Olivia almost never wears ruffled blouses or crazy prints. Simplicity is often the most powerful and elegant statement. Solid silks and satins can work best, as evidenced by Olivia. Also, there's nothing wrong with sticking to a few colors. Olivia almost always wears white, cream or gray.
Silk pajamas
Silk pajamas
Olivia's style only continues when she turns in for the night: a pair of classic silk pajamas will ensure you're looking your best as you drift off into dreamland.
A huge wine glass
A huge wine glass
Let's be real, the best accessory Olivia has is her mega-size wine glass, which we watch her drink from in many episodes. What better way to watch Olivia pour one out than to join her with your own? It's essential for any "Scandal" fan.