Our March cover star shares all of her favorite things, from her go-to jeans to the wellness splurge she just can't quit.

By Samantha Simon
Feb 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am
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As a working mom of three, Kerry Washington was unfazed by the 7 A.M. call time for our tropical-themed March cover shoot. In fact, she bounded onto the sprawling Beverly Hills estate and danced the whole day through to hits by Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, and The Sugarhill Gang. She paused only to snap Boomerangs in her floral frocks from Dries Van Noten, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Richard Quinn while traipsing through the grassy hills in sky-high stilettos and decadent jewelry. "We wanted to create the fantasy of this fabulous woman who amuses herself by putting on all of her diamonds and running through the gardens when she's home alone," said stylist Law Roach. 

While we love to envision Washington's reality being just as dreamy, for her everyday looks, the star opts for an accessible mix of Rag & Bone T-shirts, Good American jeans, and ED Ellen DeGeneres sneakers, all glossed up with plenty of Neutrogena beauty (she is an ambassador for the brand). And when those high-fashion moments come around, she turns up the glamour in Christian Louboutin pumps and jewels designed by Prabal Gurung for Tasaki Atelier. 

We're constantly admiring Washington's style, so for our March issue, we asked our cover star to fill us in on all of her best buys. Keep reading for 14 of her favorite things, from fashion and beauty to travel and TV shows.

Wardrobe Staple

"Good American jeans."

Courtesy Good American

Lip Pick

"Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment."

Courtesy Walmart

Sneaker Obsession

"My ED Ellen DeGeneres sneakers."

Courtesy ED Ellen DeGeneres

Skincare Secret

"Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask."

Courtesy Walmart

Perfect T

"Rag & Bone."

Courtesy Nordstrom

Go-To Jewelry

Tasaki Atelier earrings

“My Tiffany wedding bands and my Tasaki pearls designed by Prabal Gurung.”

Courtesy Farfetch

Ideal Meal

La Banane

“I recently had a phenomenal steak at La Banane in Toronto.”

Binge-Worthy TV

"The Morning Show."

Travel Necessity

“Water. Lots of water. And Just Add Water protein powder.”

Courtesy Just Add Water

Mane Must-Haves

"Pattern microfiber towel and shower brush."

Courtesy Ulta
Courtesy Ulta

Home Essential

"Goodnight Darling candle."

Courtesy Goodnight Darling

Dream Designer

“Christian Louboutin.”

Courtesy Nordstrom

Shopping Site

The Helm

The Helm, a lifestyle brand that supports female entrepreneurs.”

Wellness Splurge


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For more stories like this, pick up the March issue of InStyle available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download now.