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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Lorea on

I think this look is disgusting. Looks like she just rolled out of bed and threw clothes on that were on the floor…not to mention the shirt looks like it could be her fathers! Sometimes dressing like that is okay cause at times us girls just don’t feel like it but that is in the comfort of your own home!! I think when you have money like her and Ashley have dress like it! The Oslen’s are gorgeous and they should look it.

jill on

i think MK looks great. she moves fashion forward and is not afraid to experiment with different looks. thank goodness she and ashley look different from all of the other teen girls out there. they are the BEST

khawla on

i totally hate it its so missed up even marry-kate d’t look pretty

Jen on

I guess this is better than what she usually wears, I like the flannel shirt. I think the shirt might work better with a skirt or pants though, she kind of looks like she forgot to put some sort of bottom on. The boots are not all that nice..I would ditch them if I were her.

Carmen on

Um, like Mary Kate hasn’t been grunge for the longest time?? What else is new?

D Murd on

Hey, these two young women are just that! They can dress how they please.. They have the attitude, the “why not” and they have the money and if you don’t like it, I am sure they would say as I ….F— off, leave them alone, they are becoming what are are meant to be…difference and diversity, is what it’s about. I am glad to see that some not follow the crowd.

karen keil on

hate it hate it! her legs look too skinny and her boots too clunky, bag is ok but overwhelms her.

Christine on

Sadly enough I have come to the point where I do not expect great fashion choices from Mary Kate. But I must agree with the others on the fact that the bag is amazing (but she doesn’t normally have a problem there). As for the rest of the outfit, I must admit that I feel more inclined to like this one better than the other recent choices that simply looked like potatoe sacks!

kate on

absolutely LOVE IT. think she looks terriffic and is always 5 steps ahead of everyone else…. will be seeing people copying this look soon. u know the look will be tired when jessica simpson sports it.

Kaitlyn Hillman on

I love it. She’s my sister, btw. :)

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