7 Trends Ashley Olsen Predicted Years Ago

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For years and years, I’ve looked to Ashley Olsen as a fashion muse—and I know there are countless others who have followed her style choices just as closely. Her style is a blend of super-classic pieces that work season after season, but also trend-forward items like unexpected silhouettes and colors that make her style feel so fresh and modern.

Recently, I was looking back through photos of Olsen from the 2000s and 2010s, and it occurred to me just how many of her outfits from years past are still relevant today. The puffy sleeves that have been everywhere over the last year? She wore them back in 2011. The crocodile bags we’ve seen everywhere this fall? She has a collection she’s been wearing for years. Ahead, see seven fall 2018 trends Ashley Olsen predicted years ago and get some inspiration for how to style them like the fashion icon. Then, shop pieces to tap into her style.

THE PUFFY SLEEVE

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Long before the recent puffy sleeve trend took off, Ashley Olsen endorsed it on the red carpet at the 2011 Met Gala wearing a vintage Christian Lacroix dress.

THE CROC LOAFER

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Crocodile-effect shoes are everywhere this season, and we've named them one of the "wealthiest-looking" trends for fall.

THE CROC BAG

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When it comes to crocodile pieces, it seems that Ashley Olsen doesn't stop at shoes. She's also been spotted carrying different bag shapes with the polished finish.

THE LEOPARD PRINT

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Animal prints of all forms are easily the biggest items this season, as reported in our fall trend report. Olsen, wearing a luxe leopard coat, has clearly been a fan long before 2018.

THE TINTED FRAMES

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We spotted Ashley Olsen wearing tinted sunglasses years ago, a style Who What Wear UK's editorial director, Hannah Almassi, thinks will continue to rule.

THE OVERSIZE COAT

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Oversize pieces like this coat are probably one of Ashley Olsen's most well-known silhouettes. While she was wearing them years ago, oversize outerwear was spotted on runways like Balenciaga and Y/Project and is popping now for fall.

THE FLIP-FLOP

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Yes, fashion girls have declared flip-flops cool again, but it looks like Ashley Olsen has known this for years.