BLACK VOICES
01/31/2013 09:14 am ET Updated Jan 31, 2013

Kerry Washington Birthday: Actress Turns 36, A Look At Her Best Style Moments This Past Year (PHOTOS)

There's no denying that Kerry Washington has had an amazing year. The stunning actress has taken Hollywood by storm on both the small screen, in ABC's "Scandal," and on the big screen, in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained."

But our love affair with Kerry started back in 2001 when she starred in MTV Film's "Save The Last Dance." She's come a long way from playing a teen mom helping Julia Stile's character navigate the inner city streets, and her personal style has evolved from those early days of stardom as well.

While we're glad the New york City native has moved on from wearing khakis on the red carpet, Kerry's sense of adventure when dressing is enviable. The Hollywood darling doesn't just stick to safe silhouettes and little black dresses. We've seen her rock a multi-colored cutout dress and a horse printed gown like a pro.

And let the record show that Kerry was sporting her edgy bangs before FLOTUS, making her quite the trendsetter.

Last, but not least, you know you're a style star when even your fictional character is garnering sartorial praise. Don't you love Kerry's strong and sophisticated wardrobe for Olivia Pope on "Scandal"? Swoon.

In celebration of Kerry Washington's 36th birthday on Jan. 31, we're taking a look at her best style moments over the past year.

Let us know which outfit you love best by voting in the slideshow below.

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Our Favorite Kerry Washington Style Moments

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