how to dress like mary-kate and ashley
with styling tips from elizabeth & james and the row
photo courtesy of elizabeth & james
The clothing itself may have been decidedly different--but we did notice some key common threads running between the two collections, which we've rounded up below. (You know, the besides the fact that both were effortlessly understated and practically oozed coolness....).
Get 10 Olsen styling ideas here and get ready to test them out now. After all, there's really no better time to bust out the oversized turtleneck than in the middle of winter, and you know MK&A would approve.
photo courtesy of elizabeth & jamesWhen in doubt, tuck your hair into your XXL turtleneck.
photo courtesy of elizabeth & jamesInstead of skinny jeans, pair your oversized sweater (or sweaterdress!) with a below-the-knee skirt.
photo courtesy of elizabeth & jamesGoodbye, color- blocking....hello, pattern-blocking.
photo courtesy of elizabeth & jamesParkas look better when layered over a black dress.
photo courtesy of elizabeth & jamesIt might sound weird on paper, but pairing a swingy below-the-knee skirt, a turtleneck, and a cropped moto jacket together looks surprisingly fresh. The key? Load up the peekaboo layers in similar color palettes.
photo courtesy of elizabeth & jamesThe recipe for the easiest (and chicest) outfit ever includes an all-black baseline (in this case, trousers, top, and shoes) and a statement coat. Very Ashley, don't you think?
photo courtesy of elizabeth & jamesWhen in doubt, belt your jacket.
photo courtesy of the rowThrow your cashmere blanket over your outfit as a pseudo-coat. Hey, it's totally what Mary-Kate would do...
photo courtesy of the rowThe bigger the turtleneck collar, the better (bonus points if it doubles as a neck-warmer).
photo courtesy of the rowGo head-to-toe in menswear--the trick is making sure everything is slim fit.
photo courtesy of the rowPare down your flowing dresses with shoes from the men's department.