How to Dress Like the Olsen Twins

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are twin actors that have grown up in the spotlight. Gone are the days when they wore identical little girl pink cutesy outfits. They now have become fashion icons in their own right. While there are some differences in their style they still have many things in common. Use the tips below for dressing like the Olsen Twins.


  1. Wear darker more somber colours. The Olsen's no longer wear pastels and pinks. They are often seen in neutral tones such as tans and beige which make them look more mature and sophisticated.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%201.jpg
  2. Dress in layers. The Olsen twins love layering dresses and sweaters and blazers and scarves. Mary-Kate loves to go more bohemian with baggy layers like wrap dresses, flowing skirts and shawls. Ashley may keep it more fitted with button up shirts and blazers.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%202.jpg
  3. Accessorize with scarves. They wear scarves with casual and dressy outfits. The scarves are usually light and flowing. They will add a splash of color with a bright scarf with more subdued outfits.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%203.jpg
  4. Wear skinny jeans. They love to wear skinny jeans in darker denims, especially Ashley who sometimes goes for a more fitted look.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%204.jpg
  5. Accessorize with vintage, vintage-inspired and retro jewelry. They like broaches, pendent necklaces and earrings that are reminiscent of times past. Mary-Kate especially likes wearing multiple bracelets.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%205.jpg
  6. Top off the bohemian look of Mary-Kate with boots and over-sized sunglasses. Her clothes are reminiscent of hippie times often combining designer wear with second-hand thrift store goods.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%206.jpg

Clothing and Shoes

  1. Wear over-sized clothing. Over-sized tees are a must, though avoid anything that falls below your knees.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%207.jpg
  2. Wear different types of jackets and hoodies. Bomber jackets are great for the rock look and men's hoodies and jackets are very cozy. Vest tops are great with cardigans, layered with a loose fitting hoodie.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%208.jpg
  3. Show off some cool jeans. Ripped jeans, flared jeans, tight jeans, or rolled up jeans are suitable.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%209.jpg
  4. Try some cute shorts and skirts. Denim skirts and shorts are a must, but do not wear them with leggings! Checkered shirts are coming into fashion as being used as sarongs/skirts; if you've got one, wrap it around your waist!Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%2010.jpg
  5. Buy some trendy shoes. Gladiator sandals are recently trendy for the twins or sandals with gold/brass studs on. Over-sized heeled boots are also very nice. Flip flops are acceptable, but not very often. Dolly shoes are very nice, great for a casual Mary-Kate and Ashley look. Leopard print shoes are also very fashionableDress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%2011.jpg


  1. Get some cute jewelry to go with your outfits. A lot of bracelets and bangles are a must have and adds a bit of a twist to the look. Long necklaces and natural beads or shells are nice too. Earrings aren't that great, however dangling earrings have been making an appearance lately. Rings are also good, but again they have to be over-sized and natural colours.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%2012.jpg
  2. Wrap some bandanas in your hair or around your wrist. Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%2013.jpg
  3. Buy a nice bag or purse. Over-sized obviously, which must include;Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%2014.jpg
    • Phone
    • iPod
    • Keys,
    • Over-sized sunglasses
    • Purse
    • Bottle of vitamin water
  4. Wear a belt, but only as a fashion accessory! Belts are rarely worn, but if so, waist belts or hip belts of brown and black colours only and only ever used as a fashion statement.Dress%20Like%20the%20Olsen%20Twins%20Step%2015.jpg



  1. *Over-sized is always the key.
    • Anything Vintage is a must.
    • Constantly carry Starbucks with you.
    • Baggy clothes look best.
    • Don't try too hard. It should come naturally.
    • Use minimal Make-up.
    • Use more natural colors like browns, blacks, golds, and creams!
    • Vintage shops are a must.
    • Expensive things are a must. But they should only be displayed in small doses. Often times you will see Mary or Ashley with a 60 thousand dollar watch, but will be wearing 40 dollar Vans. They are the queens of High and Low dressing.
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