The trench coat is a tried-and-true classic, but Olivia Pope makes it all her own by incorporating a few feminine touches. Whether it's the waist-cinching belt or above-the-knee hemline, her trench is not the old heavy-duty raincoat you inherited from your grandparents. When shopping for your own, make sure it's a style that can withstand the elements, but always be concious of fit and details.
A.P.C. Cotton-Twill Trench Coat, $635; net-a-porter.com.