7 Fall Styling Lessons to Learn From Mary-Kate and Ashley

Looking back at Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s style, one thing is clear, when it comes to seasonal style, these women know a thing or two about dressing for fall. They’re armed with a bevy of ultra-chic coats along with luxe sweaters and cozy footwear that we can’t help but find inspiring. Now that we’re squaring away our wardrobe for the season, there’s no one we’d rather be taking cues from than this trendsetting duo

So what made the Olsens’ list of fall style rules? We rounded up seven key tricks the designers inspire us to try. Then, to make things even more fun, we picked out pieces that will help you pull off the fall style rules inspired by the twins. Read for some major inspiration?

Read on for a rundown of the fall style lessons you should be keeping track of, and shop them too!

Ditch Sneakers for Loafers

Ashley Olsen airport style



On Ashley Olsen: The Row bag.

We associate fall with adding a little extra polish to our standard look. Swap out your favorite sneakers for a pair of loafers, and you’ll be good to go.

Give Practical Pieces a Stylish Spin

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing hunter rain boots



On Mary-Kate Olsen: Hunter Original Tour Buckled Welly Boot ($150).

Rain, wind, or even a little snow shouldn’t keep you from a great outfit. Opt for practical pieces with a stylish twist, and you’ll feel chic no matter what the weather may be.

Make White a Seasonal Staple

mary-kate wearing white at airport


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On Mary-Kate Olsen: Oliver Peoples xThe Row sunglasses.

While we love the look of jewel tones and soft neutrals for fall, there’s something extra cozy about wearing white. Add a sleek coat or warm sweater to your wardrobe in the crisp hue.

Pair a Sweater with Distressed Jeans for a Cozy Off-Duty Look

Ashley Olsen wearing jeans and a sweater



For a relaxed off-duty look, we love this Olsen go-to. Take boyfriend jeans into fall by ditching a tee for a luxe sweater. Then, finish with ankle boots and a sleek bag.

Stand Out with a Statement Coat

Mary Kate Olsen wearing red coat 2016



On Mary-Kate Olsen: The Row bag. 

If you’re going to wrap yourself in something warm, keep it stylish by opting for a statement coat. No matter what you’re wearing underneath, you’ll stand out from the crowd.

Swap a Leather Jacket for Longer Style

Ashley Olsen wearing blue jacket 2016



On Ashley Olsen: Birkenstock slip-ons; Oliver Peoples x The Row O'Malley NYC Peaked Round Sunglasses ($450); The Row Two For One 10 Leather Shoulder Bag & Pouch ($2250).

We’ll always consider a sleek leather jacket a fall staple, there’s something fresh about the feel of a below-the-knee coat.

Use Texture to Break Up Black

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen style


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If you find yourself gravitating toward black, make sure to mix things up by playing with texture. Add velvet or fringe for a uniform you’ll love.

Who inspires your fall style? Let us know in the comments!

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