Kerry Washington stuns us week after week as the woman in the middle of it all on Scandal, and now she’s starring in something new—a fashion feature for InStyle‘s new May issue! Inside, she’s as bold as her character, modeling looks revamped with bold color by designer labels like Dolce & Gabbana (shown above), Erdem, Peter Som, and Fendi. And it’s daring style the actress adopts in her off-duty life, too. “I need to challenge myself,” Washington says. “Whether it’s fashion or life, I like to go for it. As long as I feel good about what I’m wearing, it doesn’t matter if so-and-so calls it ugly.” And that’s not all—be sure to read the full interview and see more photographs when the new Emily Blunt-covered May issue hits newsstands Friday, April 19—or download it to your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet.
Plus, see Kerry’s best looks as Olivia Pope on Scandal.