5 Eternal Style Lessons From The Olsens

For two young women who have grown up in the spotlight, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have made nary a fashion misstep. As a result, we have been inspired by their style for years (yes, we were totally into their layered bohemian phase, perfectly accessorized with an oversize Starbucks cup). In honor of their birthday, we thought it only fitting to review the top 5 fashion lessons we’ve learned from the stylish sisters.

Chic Eyewear Is A Must

Every outfit can be instantly elevated by oversize sunnies.

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Black Is Anything But Boring

When in doubt, go head-to-toe black. Just keep the separates luxe, like a shrunken leather jacket and loafers.

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Always Invest In A Luxe Handbag

Structured bags in unexpected colors add interest to any ensemble—day or night.

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Accumulate Interesting Jewelry

The fastest way to express individual style is with unique statement jewelry, like a vintage brooch or layered rings and drop earrings.

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Experiment With Vintage

Black tie should be anything but boring. Have fun with retro styles and finish with effortless, unkempt hair.

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