Kerry Washington has carved out a space for herself in the fashion world using the pointy heel of a limited-edition Louboutin. She wears an insane amount of rare (and rarely seen again) Loubs in her day to day life, and in my own fantasy world, the brand promptly retires many of the styles afterwards, because how can you top Olivia Pope?
Kerry Washington gives any old shoe a degree of exclusivity, but, of course, she never wears just any old shoe. As an added bonus, Kerry seems to have a fairly amicable relationship with the paps, unlike many A-listers who shall remain nameless, so Kerry Washington street style photos are plentiful, and frequently very high-caliber shots.
Christian Louboutin Azunika Mules
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Case in point: here's Kerry leaving The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in a pair of brightly patterned Louboutin mules that were only made available to the general public for an extremely limited time and are nowhere to be found now. But, then again, how many different outfits could you even wear these with, and would you ever dare to pair them with anything other than solid colors? No, you wouldn't, because you're not Kerry Washington.
Christian Louboutin Iriza d'Orsay Pumps
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Kerry wore these mustard yellow, patent leather Louboutin pumps to PaleyFest to do a little promo for Scandal. She's paired them with an adorable dress from Mary Katrantzou. Mustard yellow can be a tricky color to pull off, but it's actually extremely flattering on Kerry.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Floral Satin Pumps
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Once upon a time, these floral-patterned satin Loubs were available online. They're not now, which sucks for all of us, because this Louboutin is obviously the perfect Easter Sunday pump. Kerry wore these for one of her recent appearances on The View.
Christian Louboutin True Blue Sandals
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Make a careful study of Kerry's use of color; it will pay off later. Here she is arriving at GMA in a tricolor pair of Louboutin True Blue Sandals. She's also wearing a Tanya Taylor knit top-and-skirt combo that's as scarce online as most of Kerry's shoes.
Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandals
Now these dark, unusual Louis Vuittons are certainly statement shoes, and the statement they make is pretty bold, so Kerry has wisely paired them with a breezy white cotton dress. This is what Kerry wore to Jennifer Klein's "Day of Indulgence" party in Brentwood last August.
Casadei Suede Blade Pumps
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Like any woman who practically lives in five-inch heels, Kerry owns a few pairs of Casadei Blades. Here she is wearing a purple suede pair of Blades while doing a little TV promo for the Purple Purse campaign in NYC.
Nicholas Kirkwood Chevron Pumps
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Kerry donned this sublime look at the WWD/Variety Stylemakers Party. (Because where else would she be, at any given time?) Were you even aware that you can pair basic stripes with chevron stripes? These comparatively modest Nicholas Kirkwood pumps would certainly seem to imply that you can.
Paul Andrew Haikou Pumps
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A different day, a different appearance on GMA, another pair of jaw-dropping pumps you will never be able to get your hands on, because everything that touches Kerry Washington sells out immediately. (And also, some of these shoes are a couple seasons old.)
Prada Satin Pumps
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Here's Kerry attending the Met Ball after-party in a pair of green satin Prada pumps. She wore these same shoes with a more ball-worthy pink Prada gown at the actual event.
Salvatore Ferragamo Gilli Sandals
$950 via Saks
We recently saw Kerry heading in to make an appearance on Kimmel while wearing these striped, block-heeled Ferragamo sandals. Miraculously, you can still find these summer-perfect sandals in select sizes at some of our favorite retailers.
SJP Fawn Satin Pumps
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And we all know SJP would love to sell you a pair of satin pumps (or six). In fact, savvy shoppers may be able to find these yellow satin SJPs at a steep discount. (Style note to self: satin paired with satin is not nearly as fusty as you remember it being.)
Tamara Mellon Snakeskin Pumps
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What could be a more quintessential style statement than snakeskin? Here's Kerry attending ABC's Scandal ATAs in a pair of bright pink serpentine Tamara Mellon pumps. Her dress is by Timo Weiland. One million points if someone can explain to me what an "ATA" actually entails, because every other fashion blogger who covered this event was clearly too embarrassed to ask.
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