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Everyone is talking about Kerry Washington’s inauguration nails

People went wild when they saw what the Little Fires Everywhere star had on them.

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Brandi Fowler
Fashion and Lifestyle Writer
20 January 2021
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Kerry Washington encouraged fans to vote for months and threw her support behind President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, so when it was time to celebrate the presidential inauguration, the Little Fires Everywhere star made a major style statement with her festive ensemble. 

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The actress popped up on Instagram wearing a chic Autumn Adeigbo plaid suit and leopard-print AGL booties. “Suited up & ready for the Inauguration Celebration,” Kerry captioned the snap Wednesday. 

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Kerry rocked a chic Autumn Adeigbo plaid suit and AGL booties to celebrate the inauguration

She completed the look with her hair slicked back in a ponytail and rocked a special detail on her deep red nails designed by Kim Truong - ‘Biden’ on one hand and ‘Harris’ on the other. Two of her nails were also emblazoned with red, white, and blue stars. 

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Kerry flashed her inauguration-themed nails on Instagram

Aside from Kerry rocking the eponymous black-owned brand, people also couldn’t stop talking about her nails in the comments. “The NAILS!!! Yes!,” Debra Messing wrote. “This is fly as hell,” Issa Rae added. “This is a whole [heart eye emoji]," Sophia Bush chimed in. The fashion designer also praised the look, writing, “Kerryyy!!! I’m incredibly honored to share this day with you.”

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The Autumn Adeigbo Alyssa jacket ($625) and Alyssa pants ($396) Kerry is wearing are available on Autumn's site. We're loving plaid for spring, and also fell in love with the designer's Kitty plaid jumpsuit, which you can grab for a little less below.

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Autumn Adeigbo Kitty Plaid Jumpsuit, $585, Moda Operandi


Speaking of style, Kerry shared a stylish snap of herself hanging out with Michelle Obama as she paid tribute to the former First Lady of the United States on her birthday Jan. 17. 

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Kerry and Michelle in a sweet throwback photo

Kerry, who looked cozy in a grey knit sweater and scarf, wrote: "I think the thing that amazes me the most is how you are able to go anywhere and do anything all the while being your most true and authentic self. It is for THAT example, and for so much more, that I am endlessly grateful. Love you. Happy Birthday, @MichelleObama."

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Kerry's fans echoed her sweet words, including her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Reese Witherspoon who replied: "Well said." "The smartest, flyest, never to be matched, though frequently copied, forever First Lady. Happy Birthday!!" one eager fan posted, while another noted: "Impeccably classy."

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