I Copied Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's Outfits for a Week—See the Pics
If you asked me to name a single style icon who's had the most influence on what I wear, I'd be hard-pressed to come up with just one name. The fact is, I pull my style inspiration from many different people, places, and things, save for one exception (ok, two exceptions): Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The sisters have set themselves apart from the rest of the celebrity crowd through their unwavering approach to clean, pared-back style that's redefined minimalism for so many.
I'm certain I'm not the only one the Olsens have held a strong influence over, seeing as their successful brands The Row and Elizabeth and James have both earned cult followings. Since their style is talked about and analysed to no end, I tried my hand at putting all that influence to the test. I decided to give myself a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen–inspired makeover, complete with clean lines, a monochrome colour scheme, and classic wardrobe staples.
Ahead, see the Olsen-inspired outfits I wore and then shop pieces to get the look, too.
The inspiration: long belted coat, structured handbag, and sleek ankle boots
The inspiration: black skinny jeans, ballet flats, and croc-effect bag
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