The Olsen Twin Guide to Fall Dressing
It might be said that the Olsen twins’ style has evolved significantly over the years—the names Mary-Kate and Ashley were once synonymous with the ultimate in boho-chic dressing, when the twins were regularly spotted out and about in giant capes layered over dresses and under pounds of scarves.
Since then, the Olsens have grown up a bit, and their style right alongside them—both twins are significantly sleeker and more refined than they used to be. But, that being said, they have managed to retain some of that original boho-chic style they were once known for. Their dedication to layers and oversized knits means one thing: Their style is basically meant to be copied for fall.
Keep scrolling for five ways you can replicate the Olsens’ style this fall!
Perhaps one of the style elements the Olsens are most known for: their omnipresent, giant sunglasses. Whether out and about on the town trying to hide from paparazzi or sitting front row, Mary-Kate and Ashley never seem to leave their house without a pair close at hand.
Black is hands-down the Olsens’ favourite colour. Whether you reach for a black sweater and pair it with black trousers, a black dress with black shoes and a black coat, or any such combination—doing so in all black is a very Olsen way to approach fall dressing.
One trend the Olsens were on top of way before it was popular: the cape. They’ve worn them over everything, from dresses to pantsuits to classic jeans-and-tee combinations. Take a page from their book this fall!
As we’ve seen already, blanket coats are a huge trend this fall, but the Olsen twins have been wearing them long before they were cool. Luckily for the rest of us mere humans, the current trend means it’s easy for us to now shop what the Olsens have been rocking for years.
You might say that we really have the Olsens to thank for the upward trend toward fall and winter wear being oversized—sweaters and all. As petite ladies, it’s not hard for the Olsens to end up wearing oversized knits—and luckily even those among us who are not so petite can stylishly wear this trend as well.
Isabel Marant Karine Cowens Turtleneck Wool-Blend Sweater in Off White ($660)