It's been quite a year for Kerry Washington. From secretly marrying NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha to being nominated as lead actress in ABC's hit drama Scandal for this year's Emmy Awards on Sunday, the actress also topped People magazine's top 10 best-dressed list for this year.
Holding the No. 2 spot is Jennifer Lawrence, who is joined by Nicole Richie at No. 3. The bold-faced list also includes Zoe Saldana, Emma Stone, Lily Collins, Kate Bosworth, Jessica Chastain, Solange Knowles and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
She was nominated by People editors, who noted she has little in common with her Scandal character, Olivia Pope, except for one thing: "impeccable style that results in haute hit after hit and nary a miss."
"I like to find balance in an outfit where it doesn't feel too much of any one thing," the stylish starlet told the publication about how she manages to shine on the red carpet. "It's not dressing like a nun, and it's also not dressing like I'm in a swimsuit competition. It's finding the middle ground."
It's safe to assume that Washington's stylist, Erin Walsh, who was featured in The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists of 2013, helped the actress lead the list. "We’re very collaborative. I feel like we were fashion twins separated at birth," the Emmy-nominated actress said of her relationship with Walsh in a behind-the-scenes video shoot for THR's stylists issue.