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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.

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Rachel on

Ilove it, too!!! I haven’t seen a grunge look in full effect in years and I’m into to, it’s inspiring to me cause that’s the way I was thinking about going this fall/winter. And I say yes to the leggings as pants, that’s hot and comfortable.

Erika on

Mary-Kate ily!

Mary-Kate completely pulls off this outfit and looks as cute as ever…i love it.

Vonnie on

The only thing that makes this “grunge” is the fact that she is wearing a flannel shirt. Other than that, it does not fit in the grunge category. Regardless, It’s a decent look. I’ve been wearing it for years, especially now since I live in the MidWest and am too busy with my kids that I need something comfortable.

melissa on

i’m not a big fan of that style, but her changing her style shouldn’t be that big of a deal! Maybe she just wants 2 try somethin’ new, give her a chance, maybe she’ll find that grunge.

melissa on

i’m not a big fan of that style, but her changing her style shouldn’t be that big of a deal! Maybe she just wants 2 try somethin’ new, give her a chance, maybe she’ll find that grunge isn’t 4 her

Kim on

I think she should try something else. The strong colors don;t go with her pale skin. She looks so thin! Poor thing…

James on

This Olsen is neither a trend-setter or a fashion tragedy. Anyone that has any sort of idea of what’s going on in fashion (or the world for that matter) knows that this look has been going on for a while now, while the olsens were still in Betsy Johnson. Downtown NY hipsters made this look famous and now the L.A. morons are finally catching on to a good thing. She’s late in finding this, but she looks good and she’s still ahead of the game so lay off.

Maria on

Great outfit. I don’t see anything wrong with it at all. The shirt is plenty long enough. It hits a tad over mid thigh.

Annika on

hi there, I LOVE Mary-Kate´s Style…´s awesome

florencia on

I love her! it doesn’t care, whatever she wears she’s beautiful! she’s the most beautiful girl in the world after Angelina Jolie, Liv Tyler and Mischa Barton

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