Red lips may be on their yearly rise, but there's something to be said for subverting expectations. Such is the attitude of Kerry Washington, who yesterday was spotted outside of The Today Show in New York wearing a playful purple lip that took its cues from her color-coordinated ensemble.
From head to toe, Washington embraced buoyant and varied pops of orchid, her suede shoes peeking from beneath snake-print trousers, a texture knit climbing into turtleneck territory and pulling focus to her purple-painted pout. The lip look acted as the focal point of the actress's beauty moment, which also featured glowing skin, a swirl of berried blush, and a swipe of mascara, along with a rumpled bob, parted deeply to one side. And though one would assume the monochromatic approach would extend to her manicure, Washington opted for a white polish job. The small detail served to tie the look together, working with her silver hoops to offer the moment a bit of brightness. But the top-billed takeaway? A seasonal colorway may be tempting, but a simple switch demands attention.
Originally Appeared on Vogue