10 Reasons the Olsen Twins' Style Is Still So Important

Elinor Block

Ask a room of 10 fashion editors which celebrities they consider stylish, and we guarantee that a strong majority will say Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Over the past decade or so, the Olsen twins' style has led them to build up an entirely legitimate fashion empire with their incredibly successful, luxe brand The Row, as well as its sister line, Elizabeth and James. Both ranges are worn by many an A-lister, from Jennifer Lopez to Gigi Hadid, and their pieces always come in gorgeous, beautifully cut fabrics—these sisters really have an eye for detail. But it's not just on the catwalk that their fashion credentials shine through, it's their red carpet and downtime appearances too. 

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The sisters' fashion vibe goes a little like this: Outfits are often artfully draped or layered (predominantly in black), they are partial to ignoring/overlooking/being way too hip for a dress code, flat shoes are a must at almost all times, and mix 'n' match creativity is key. While much has been made of their penchant for oversize clothes or carrying big handbags on the red carpet, we cite their stylish outfits as ones to covet on a daily basis, and we're sure we're not alone. Here, we've decoded their less-obvious style rules so that you too can channel the power of an Olsen more often. Click through the gallery below for our guide on the Olsens' style rules. 

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