Kerry Washington on Good Morning America

Posted on January 31, 2013

How freaking cute is this?


Kerry Washington stops by ‘Good Morning America’ in New York City in an A.L.C skirt paired with a Wes Gordon knit top and Christian Louboutin brogues.

So perfectly schoolgirl-edgy without tipping over into twee or sexytimes. Just right. Worship the shoes.

Of course, this only proves our oft-argued point that the person wearing the clothes is a major component of whether the outfit works. Because this? On Zooey Deschanel? Would only inspire eyerolls. Since Miss Kerry switches up her look so much, from sultry to fierce to diva to cute, this little side-trip into hipster-chic-lite makes a nice change.





[Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales/]

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  • I hate the plastic (?) heel of the shoes, but aside from that OHMYGOD! I want the whole outfit for myself, those shoes are FIERCE (sans heel).

    • BrightsideSusan

      My comment exactly!

  • I need those shoes in my life.

    • MilaXX

      I have my eye on a pair of Jeffrey Campbell ‘Logan’ Oxford @ Nordstrom. Similar, but a kinder price tag

      • Brilliant! We don’t have Nordstrom in Oklahoma, but I will be ordering online.

        And maybe one day I will have a gorgeous pair of red bottoms in my closet.

      • alyce1213

        I like the Jeffrey Campbells a lot better than the Louboutins. Can’t get behind the lucite heel and the shape of the shoe, which I think makes the foot look stumpy. 

        • MilaXX

           I like the Jeffrey Campbells because I could wear those with a dress or pants.

    • Alyssa

      Me too! I didn’t realize how incomplete I was until seeing those shoes!

      • fursa_saida

        I am dying a thousand deaths over them. I normally hate lucite in shoes, but the ombre effect and limiting it to the heel has won me over in this case.

  • MilaXX

    She looked adorable, but cold. Laura had on a trench and Tony Goldwyn had on a suit. Bless her for freezing for fashion.  Also of note Tony was on Anderson and then they both were on The View. Tony rocked the same suit all 3 places. Kerry changed into a dress for The View.

    • I suspect part of her secret is fleece-lined tights.

      • MilaXX

         that’s not gonna help exposed arms.

  • Normally a Lucite heel would make my eyes roll backward in my head, but these work. Impressive.

    • Pennymac

      I’d like the heels more if they continued in the black patent, though.

  • lovelyivy

    I LOVE her outfit and the shoes are absurdly cute, but that hair is just dreadful. 

    • Introspective

      thank you. given all the excitement for the cuteness on display here i felt bad raising this critique. but you beat me to it so I’ll just agree…

      that wig is giving kerry severe helmet head right about now. other that that love love love the rest.

  • SewingSiren

    Love, love. Love the shoes! They would look every bit as cute if she were wearing a coat . Lend her a coat somebody!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    “Cute of the year!”  Love it!!

  • MilaXX

     Another difference between her and Zooey is that Zooey wouldn’t wear these cute shoes, she’d just put on those same ugly round toe suede Minnie mouse pumps.

  • Anathema_Device

    Oh the shoes! Love them. Makes me sad I can’t wear heels that high…and can’t afford Louboutin.

  • E. D.

    Looks good, but I’m not crazy about the plastic heel.

    • kschwarting

      Yes!  She looks great, but I could really do without the lucite heels, which read ever so slightly stripper-esque to me.

  • sk8tfan

    Just hand over those shoes now and nobody gets hurt.

  • fauxhawk

    I love everything about this look except for that hair. It looks like a hat, not a hairstyle.

  • Sobaika

    Cute! But she looks chilly.

  • lehen


  • BrooklynBomber

    Agree with everything. Plus, I need that sweater.

  • Best use of lucite heels I have ever seen! She looks really fresh and young like this.

  • LuisaNL

    want. them. shoes.

  • Amanda Bauch

    No joke–she could be FLOTUS’s younger sister. Ideal casting for a Shelley O biopic! (Which you know will happen one day…)

    • MilaXX

       True, but I want Angela Basset to play the FLOTUS

  • Zippypie

    She looks great. But she must be FREEZING!  It’s only 44 degrees.

  • SophiaPehawkins

    Do not like the bangs, but everything else works.

  • kimmeister

    The shoes are great but I don’t think I like them with black tights.  Seeing dark hose with light shoes (although it’s true that the shoes aren’t 100% light colored) just always rubs me the wrong way.

    • e jerry powell

      True.  Reads very cheap drag queen. Hopefully they’re at least thermal tights.

  • alyce1213

    Adorable, but in the minority, I don’t like the shoes.  Because the vamp is high (as a brogue should be) and the heel so tall, they stumpify the foot. And I hate the lucite heel.
    I’ve seen much nicer menswear-inspired women’s shoes than these.  In general I think Louboutins are creatively overrated and insanely overpriced.

  • Totally adorable! Wish I had this outfit!

  • formerlyAnon

    I’d prefer the shoes with a non-lucite(?) heel. Otherwise, pretty perfect.

  • EEKstl

    Adorbs.  Shoes = must have!

  • Imasewsure

    Don’t like the hair or makeup but the outfit is great on her. Good morning tv outfit without sacrificing the fun fashionista in her

  • minnye

    Love from the neck down. I’m hating this schoolgirl hairdo more with every new photo. I think it’s almost grotesque with this outfit.

  • Eva_baby

    I saw her segment and on GMA and my eye immediately went to the shoes.  The whole outfit is great, but the shoes send it over the top.

  • Dot

    Super cute! I loved the shoes from the front…until I saw the lucite heel. Kind of a minor quibble, though. Love everything else.

  • willworktomorrow

    Living for those shoes.  Love the heels.  She looks amazing.

  • crash1212

    Completely on board with this look…right up until the Lucite heels…can’t with those. Other than that…WAY cute.

  • MaryanneGirl


  • The plastic heel is horrfying and trashy. But the rest is adorable.

  • Annabelle Archer

    This is so fabulous.  I love it when she doesn’t try to be all FASHION! and instead gives us flattering and sophisticated with an edge of cuteness.  Those shoes would make attempt heels.

  • erinbinek

    Love every single piece of this outfit.  I want that sweater.

  • decormaven

    Is that another paracord survivalist bracelet that she is wearing? Is this a trend now? Love this sweet lil’ look- and the shoes are the perfect accessory.

    • KGW

       It’s all fun and games until serial killers start wearing them.

  • she must be freezing.

  • Lilak

    Cute as all get out.  If her face had one more year on it, though, this wouldn’t work — she got in just under the wire for a successful outcome, thank goodness.

  • MK03

    Louboutin might be the only person on earth who can make a shoe with a Lucite heel that DOESN’T look like stripper shoes.

  • mjude

    want shoes

  • Janet B

    Cute, but I don’t like the heel of the shoes

  • Oh, I love me some high-heeled oxfords (but I’m not with it enough to carry off the stripper heel of this one). Very cute outfit.

  • e jerry powell

    Is that heel treatment done in spray paint?

    • Eva_baby

      Looks like an Ombre effect on the heel. Pretty cool

      • e jerry powell

        But is it spray paint on Lucite?

  • l_c_ann

    So what embellishment should be displayed in the clear plastic heals?

  • The shoes utterly make the look, and you can kill me now because I just squeed over some lucite heels.

  • libraangel

    SOOOOO Cute, I wanna eat her up!

  • Those shoes are HIDDY!  Ick.  Yuck.  Bleah.  Would’ve looked cuter with a pair of saddle shoes.

  • BajieBajie

    “Christian Louboutin brogues”I don’t see any broguing on those shoes.

  • traceyishere

    Is that a wig? Hair looks odd to me.

  • another_laura

    I just lerve high heeled brogues!  In fact I’m wearing some right now.  

    I do NOT lerve THESE high heeled brogues.  I think it’s the patent leather and plastic heels that give me a little ick in the back of my mouth.

  • Those are the ugliest ass shoes I’ve ever seen!

  • Belle239

    Do not like the hair one bit, but otherwise she looks very cute.  Beautiful sweater.

  • unbornfawn

    Venue appropriate, just a hint of edge, don’t need much with your morning coffee, and she’s pulling off those crazy shoes. Love it.

  • quiltrx

    I think I could be a much more cheerful person in those shoes.

  • She’s pretty fab.  ANDDDDD!!!! AND AND AND AND AND AND! She seems really sweet and kind in interviews, which is 85% (Take note; J LO!).

  • Kerry has been wearing a lot of white. People on twitter have called it “Olivia Pope White”. Because Olivia wears white a lot on Scandal. 

  • RzYoung

    Holy god I LOVE that jumper!!! It’s inspired – I’m talking from a knitting point of view here, all those different textured stitches! – right, I’m off to Ravelry to find me a pattern similar to that! MUST HAVE 


    Great outfit, Ms. Washington does it again!  However, why for the love of seasonal crap does GMA still have the Christmas poinsiettas on the set? Switch that shit out………

  • Paltrow wore that same sweater in October and also looked like a (then) late thirties going for the flirty teen look.

  • julnyes

    I don’t  like the hair, make-up or lucite heels – but the rest of the outfit is very cute.

  • YolandaHawkins

    I like the overall look.  Really cute.  Not a fan of the Lucite heel though – the ombre effect saves it from being totally hiddy.

  • Ann

    Cute outfit… lose the bangs!

  • librarygrrl64

    I hate the clear, Lucite heel, but I love everything else.

  • I hope Solange is watching.

  • A.

    This is quite perfect. I love it when clothes come together so damn perfect it brings a toothy smile to your face! This does it for me :-))

  • kathrineb

    Cute outfit but that hair completely ruins it for me!