As if we need another reason to adore the trendsetting twins, today we take notes from the stylish sisters on ways to wear basic black clothing. Because let’s be honest: they nail it every time. From their signature oversized outerwear to simple black skinny jeans, both Olsens know how to pull off a good black-on-black ensemble.
Mary-Kate and Ashley's Guide To Wearing Black
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We gathered 10 great examples of how Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wear basic, but never boring, black clothes. Click through the slideshow and let the designer duo inspire your next outfit or two.
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You can never go wrong with a structured blazer and fitted pant combo. Here Mary-Kate paired a black blazer with Textile Elizabeth and James Cooper Jeans ($218) in Midnight, for an effortlessly solid outfit.
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There it is, the signature oversized outerwear look that we always associate with the Olsens! Mary-Kate took an edgier approach to wearing black basics, pairing overly distressed jeans and black pointy-toe heels for the perfect night-on-the-town look.
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The key to wearing all black during the evening, is to always have a talking point. Take Ashley’s The Row Rebby Coat ($4,900) as an example. The fur collar adds an exciting detail to her formal evening look.
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Wearing black while traveling is always the right answer, as evidenced by Ashley's look. She paired a solid black sweater with faded cropped jeans for a comfortable yet stylish look. Her black The Row loafers add a polished touch to her casual airport ensemble.
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Leaving London’s Arts club with Ashley, Mary-Kate debuted yet another covetable head-to-toe black outfit while carrying a gorgeous bag from The Row. Here’s an unexpected but totally chic tip: Pair knit socks with your evening pumps for an extra dose of attention.
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Both simple and cool, the trendsetter took a ladylike approach to this all-black ensemble. The jacket lends a charming touch with its peter pan collar and cropped sleeves, paired with her signature black skinny jeans and bold black frames.
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Ashley kept this black ensemble sleek by pairing cropped pants, a black blazer, and her go-to loafers and Alligator Day Luxe Tote ($39,000) from The Row for a downtown-meets-business casual day look.
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We will go ahead and say this is the ultimate black-on-black ensemble for day or night. Who could resist Mary-Kate's chunky knit sweater from The Row, Textile Elizabeth and James jeans, and oversized black aviators from Oliver Peoples? Not us!
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Both savvy sisters took on the color at Estee Lauder's Modern Muse fragrance launch party, each chic in their own way. We especially love the neckline on Ashley’s The Row Ophelia Sweater ($1,390) because it is a great alternative to the classic crewneck sweater.
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Car Coat ($298) in True Black
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Mohair Wool Blend Sweater ($80) in Black
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Elizabeth and James
Aly Flat Loafers ($298) in Black
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Namara Silk-Jacquard Dress ($1,150) in Black
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Oblique Ankle Jeans ($220) in Kaira Black
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Elizabeth and James
Damen Sunglasses ($225) in Shiny Black/Rose Gold & Smoke
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Flared Asalt Skirt ($775) in Black
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Emerson Studded High Heel Booties ($475) in Black
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Loose Fit Blazer ($100) in Black
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Croc Slouchy Holdall Tote ($80) in Black
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La Garconne Moderne
Malin Merino Cashmere Cardigan ($595) in Heather Black