Best Dressed 2014

The Top 10 Style Stars of the Year

Kerry Washington nabs the No. 1 spot (and shares her fashion mantra). Plus, the 9 other stars whose sartorial skills got the attention of industry insiders

KERRY: THE WORLD'S BEST DRESSED WOMAN

Nominated By: PEOPLE Editors
Why We Chose Her: Washington and her character on Scandal, Olivia Pope, have little in common except for this: impeccable style that results in haute hit after hit and nary a miss. So, how does she always manage to get it right on the red carpet? "I like to find balance in an outfit where it doesn't feel too much of any one thing," she tells PEOPLE. "It's not dressing like a nun and it's also not dressing like I'm in a swimsuit competition. It's finding the middle ground."