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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Kim on

Everytime I see her all I can think is that she really needs a bath and a comb. This time the hair isn’t as bad, but I still think a shower is required. Also, way too much eye make up. She reminds me of Ally Sheedy’s character from The Breakfast Club – if she just cleaned up a little bit she would be VERY pretty.

mia on

Please with all the money this girl has…please hire a stylist. Heck I will be your stylist. This is not stylish it is pure laziness on her part. If she’s not looking like a bag lady lately, I don’t know who is?

J'me on

Don’t those girls have a clothing line they seriously need to wear it. What just because she is famous it does not matter what she looks like when she walks out the door. I guess that is what is like to be filthy stinken rich. I would at least try not to look filthy or stinky. MUAH! Love ya girl.

SWEET LILY on

GOD WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION THIS GIRL IS A VICTIM!

mega on

yyiiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkkeeeeesss! grunge can be ok, but this…

liz on

For two girls who have a fashion empire, why do they always look like they need a shower and a change of clothes??

Maggie on

I think the outfit looks great. I was thinking that when I saw the picture earlier. When I saw it in “What was she thinking” I had to comment. I think she used the new trends of the season and put them together well. Plaid is in, leggings are in, and short boots are in. She is so petite, she can pull off wearing leggings as pants. I might try to find a shirt like that! She and Ashley always look great!

Elena on

Hello? Grunge isn’t just coming back–Ashley and Mary Kate have been “dumpster dressing” for over a year… So just because they choose plaid, now it’s grunge? More like retro-1992.

Linda on

I would like to see both of these girls who are multi millionaires by the way class up there appearance and dress more maturely. They are so beautiful. Remember their modeling photos earlier in the year. They look great when they clean up and show their faces. They are role models for children who still watch their videos. Ditch the bags, ditch the grunge and show off their natural beauty. They would be surprised how it will affect their love life I am sure. The bottom line is that they dont have to impress anyone and they probably dont care.

Natalia on

I think leggings are great as a layering tool! I love wearing them with my sweaters and tunics- they are so comfortable…but she looks like she forgot her pants at home in that outfit!

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