Kerry Washington just published a memoir titled Thicker Than Water, which chronicles her personal and professional journey as an actress, entrepreneur, advocate, wife, and mother.
Available on Amazon, the memoir gives readers an intimate look at Washington’s life as she finds her true self and a deeper sense of belonging. It also serves as an inspirational account of her journey of self-discovery.
In support of her new venture, Washington had been busy making the rounds in the media circuit while showcasing her elegant fall-appropriate style.
From tweed minidresses to vibrant outfits, let’s look closer at Washington’s stylish ensembles this season.
1. Kerry Washington’s Trendy Tweed Minidress and Blazer
On Tuesday, Kerry dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in a look that was a mix of elegance and sensuality.
The Scandal star bundled up in a monochrome tweed mini dress with a strapless straight neckline and a flattering A-line silhouette. She layered the classy fall outfit underneath a matching oversized blazer with a black satin lining.
Showing a hint of her shapely legs, Kerry teamed the thigh-skimming mini with black suede knee-high boots by Christian Louboutin. These boots have pointed toes, side zips, and about 5-inch heels.
Kerry Washington bundles up in a tweed minidress, a matching blazer, and Christian Louboutin boots at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote her memoir Thicker than Water on October 9, 2023 (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
Kerry kept her autumn look coordinated by carrying a black woven flap bag with a silver chain shoulder strap and silver bead embellishments that went well with the rest of her accessories.
She styled her ensemble with an array of silver rings, a pair of textured metal hoops, and an oversized choker with a large floral pendant.
For a sultry finish, Kerry opted for glossy cherry lips and smokey eyes done by Billie Gene. She then fashioned her shoulder-length raven tresses in bouncy curls with a side parting created by hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew.
Kerry Washington styles her classic tweed dress with an edgy large chain pendant necklace and wears glossy cherry lips and bouncy curls (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
2. Kerry Washington Goes Preppy in a Giambattista Valli Short Tweed Dress
Nnamdi Asomugha’s wife wore a similar look the day before as she stepped out to tape an episode of The View.
Hailing from the Pre-Fall 2023 collection, this sophisticated mini dress was cut from tweed with black silk lining finished with contrasting trims. It was shaped to a mini-length hemline and featured long sleeves, a v-cut neckline, front pockets, and gold-crested buttons.
Kerry Washington goes for a preppy look in a Giambattista Valli tweed minidress and Manolo Blahnik knee-high boots at The View studios on October 9, 2023 (Credit: Jason Howard / BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)
Channeling Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf, Washington styled her preppy look with a bejeweled headband and added some silver hoops and a few rings selected by styling duo Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi. Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Gwen Stefani, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Collins, and Madeline Petsch are just some of their high-profile clients.
The $350 Brandon Blackwood Slim Trunk purse in tweed snakeskin with 24K gold hardware rounded out her chic fall look along with the Manolo Blahnik “Pliniahi” knee-high boots.
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They’re finished with pointed toes, inner side zip, and about 2.8-inch stiletto heels.
Kerry Washington channels Blair Waldorf with bouncy curls and a bejeweled headband (Credit: Jason Howard / BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)
3. Kerry Washington Is a Ray of Sunshine in Neon Ensemble
Amid the rains in New York City, Kerry Washington provided her own ray of sunshine as she stepped out wearing a striking neon ensemble while promoting her memoir in Times Square.
The Django Unchained actress looked cozy in her chartreuse ribbed turtleneck crop sweater, which she teamed with yellow, high-waist straight-leg trousers.
She kept the color theme going by carrying the neon yellow “Toni” mini bag by the South Korean label Osoi, featuring a minimalist crescent moon silhouette with an adjustable strap and a zip closure.
Kerry Washington looks like a ray of sunshine in a chartreuse turtleneck crop sweater and bright yellow high-waist trousers in Time Square for a photo shoot for her new memoir on September 26, 2023 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
Her luminescent outfit was stylishly offset by a pair of glossy red pointed shoes, while her hefty gold hoop earrings and diamond rings completed her stunning look.
When it came to her glam, Kerry enhanced her beautiful features with mascara, rosy blush, and pink lipstick. She then pulled her dark tresses into a center-parted high ponytail, with luscious, long, curly extensions resting over her left shoulder.
Kerry Washington wears long, curly hair extensions and enhances her features with mascara, rosy blush, and pink lipstick (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
4. Kerry Washington Embraces Fall in Brown The Attico Co-Ords
Sporting one of the season’s hottest colors, Kerry Washington graced the set of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in a dark brown co-ord set by The Attico, indicating the onset of autumn.
She stayed warm in the $450 oversized sweatshirt made of dark brown gauzed fleece with a deep V-neckline, embossed logo, and ribbed trims. Her $470 midi mermaid skirt, which matched the top half of her autumnal ensemble, accentuated her hourglass curves.
In keeping with the motif of her attire, Washington carried a burgundy leather mini bag by Spanish brand Hereu, which sells for $565 at Luisaviaroma. It has a braided top handle extending to the bag’s sides, a top-zip closure, and a cotton canvas lining.
Kerry Washington embraces fall in a brown The Attico oversized sweatshirt, a matching mermaid skirt, and blue suede knee-high boots outside Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen studios on September 25, 2023 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
Instead of teaming the look with tonal boots, Kerry slipped into a pair of blue suede over-the-knee boots, creating an interesting contrast.
The Le Silla “Eva” boots are meticulously handcrafted in Italy from blue stretch vegan suede, seamlessly fusing comfort and style. Along with pointy toes and 4.7-inch stiletto heels, they have a snug fit that makes them conform to the leg like a second skin.
Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn added some gleaming gold jewelry by Marlo Laz to Kerry’s rather plain ensemble. They layered several gold necklaces around Kerry’s neck, including the $6,040 Pave Sardinia Chain III 14k yellow gold necklace with white diamonds, a $5,805 Talisman Coin pendant, and another gold necklace with the $1,800 Southwestern Charm pendant.
She also wore several rings, including the Marlo Laz Gemma ring diamond, and completed her impressive look with bold burgundy lipstick.
Kerry Washington pairs her autumnal brown ensemble with a burgundy Hereu bag, Marlo Laz jewelry, and a swipe of burgundy lipstick (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
5. Kerry Washington’s Frilly White Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Dress
Kerry visited Good Morning America the same day to discuss her memoir, Thicker Than Water.
For her appearance on the show, The School for Good and Evil actress wowed in a pristine white dress straight from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s Resort 2024 collection.
It was fitted around the bodice with a halter neck and a dramatic ruffled panel and flowed into an ankle-length skirt.
Kerry Washington drops by Good Morning America studios in a frilly white Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress and black Paris Texas tall boots on September 25, 2023 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
Kerry kept her essentials in a matching white leather clutch bag by London-based handbag brand Demellier Florence while giving an immaculate look chic contrast with black knee-high boots.
The Save the Last Dance actress wore her signature glam, with berry-colored lips and subtle smokey eyes. She then pulled her dark hair up into a loose updo to highlight the high neckline of her dress.
Kerry Washington strategically pulls her hair up to highlight the ruffled high neckline of her dress (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
6. Kerry Washington Opts for Florals in Oscar de la Renta
Earlier that same day, Kerry Washington brought color to the Today Show studio by wearing a green top and a floral maxi skirt by Oscar de la Renta.
Styling duo Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi dressed the Against the Ropes actress for her early morning TV appearance, where she promoted her debut memoir.
Kerry wore a $1,190 sage green ribbed pullover cut from fine silk with a mock neck and short sleeves. She tucked it into a high-waisted Geranium-print silk chiffon maxi skirt ($2,990 at Farfetch) in orange and white with delicate pleats and a flared asymmetric hem that hit her ankles.
Kerry Washington brings color to the Today Show set in a sage green ribbed pullover and a Geranium-print silk-chiffon maxi skirt by Oscar de la Renta on September 25, 2023 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
She continued with the festive look by carrying a blue acorn-print shoulder bag, also by Oscar de la Renta. She kept everything else simple by teaming the busy outfit with gray suede knee-high boots by Manolo Blahnik.
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She then tucked her wavy lob behind one ear to showcase her Rainbow K “Grace” 14kt gold single earring encrusted with 0.41ct white brilliant-cut pave-set diamonds, available for $3,568 at Matches Fashion.
Her rosy blush and bold red lip color completed her glam.
Kerry Washington teams her festive look with a blue acorn-print shoulder bag and gray Manolo Blahnik boots (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)