What Was She Thinking? Mary-Kate Goes Grunge

10/25/2006 at 05:00 PM ET

Mary-Kate Olsen seems to be in a fashion time warp — first the Eighties and now the Nineties. The petite star emerged yesterday in an outfit reminiscent of the Grunge look popularized by bands like Nirvana — oversize flannel shirt and all. But like some other starlets we know, she seems to have left her pants at home, opting for thin leggings and ultra-clunky Balenciaga boots (and bag) to complete the look. We think leggings are great as a layering tool under long (read mid-thigh) tunics or sweaters, but with just a buttondown, Mary-Kate looks a tad overexposed. Tell us: What do you think of Mary-Kate’s look? Love it or hate it?

To see more of Mary-Kate’s style, click here to read other Off The Rack stories about her.

Photo: RAMEY

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stylemaven on

I love it!!! Grunge is back, but not many have tried the look yet in such an extreme way. Hats off to Mary Kate for being a bold trendsetter!

Stephanie K on

I don’t know about the leggings, but I am a fan of flannel when used appropriately. Think Jessica Simpson, when she wears an oversized flannel shirt and a cute pair of jeans and boots. I’m wearing that right now actually!

My biggest problem with MK’s ensemble is the shoes — it looks like she can’t lift them with her teeny legs!

Mrs.Borrego on

I don’t like it at all. She can barely walk with those shoes on…I do like her bag though.

Tricia on

I’m a fan of the recently stylish 80’s look,as well as the 90’s grunge look.Though I have to say it looked better on Kurt Cobain than it does on Mary Kate.

Andrea on

What?! Are you kidding me. I would not wear this for pajamas. My husband just looked at this picture and shook his head. This is not attractive. This is not quite the “grunge” I remember. Regardless… please find a new style Mary-Kate!! I beg you.

rachel on

i agree about the shoes- they have got to go. but i like the shirt, and the leggings aren’t bad. but it would work much better with jeans.

Rachel on

I love this look on Mary Kate!! Most people could not pull it off, but she looks adorable!!

Katherine on

No comments…I just went silent and continued looking at the picture..I am opened to experimenting with styles and I would be interested in trying some Grunge looks but there should be some limits,eitherwise you end up looking like a clown..

Jamie on

cute. only she can pull off the “just rolled out of bed” look and look halfway decent.

now if she can only act…

Sonya on

Please dont bring grunge back..that was awful.

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