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?

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Genesis on

I personnaly think that every person has their certain days that they feel like dressing up a certain way, for example there are some people that dress in the kind of mood their in so if she felt like dressing up like that heyy its her thing.I like that she really seems like she dont care waht people think and she dreeses the way she wants, unique.

KATIE on

THIS IS DEFINATELY A FASHION DON’T!!!!! SHE LOOKS LIKE TRASH AND WHATS ALL THIS ABOUT BEING COMFY! I WEAR JEANS EVERY DAY AND AM VERY VERY COMFY!!!!

GINGER on

WHY IN THE WORLD IS HER BAG SO BIG IS THERE A DEAD BOBY IN IT. I HAVE TO WEAT UNIFORMS EVERY DAY AND THEY LOOK BETTER THAN THAT AND THERE CUT FOR MEN. WERE ARE HER PANTS? WHAT HAPPENS IF SHE DROPPES A PEN IS HE GOING TO FLASH EVERY ONE. HOPE SHE IS WEARING UNDERWEAR!!!

ivana on

i love it!!!!

amy on

LOVE IT!!! Anyone who is remotely interested in fashion or reads any kind of high fashion magazine would know that Mary Kate Olsen is one of the biggest trend-setters of this time, right up there next to Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Ankle boots are very in for this fall and winter; they are on the pages of every fashion magazine and every popular shoe store is carrying many different styles. Leggings are very in as well, and have been for at least a year and a half. I definitely see grunge slowly comming back into style as well…it’s obvious to me that anyone who is criticizing Mk is not very stylish or fashionable. For, even stylish women who can’t pull off these “trends” would give her mad props for taking a risk and pulling it off quite well. Obviously not everyone can pull this off, that’s exactly why mk is a trendsetter. I guarantee that in the comming months, everyone (those who are confident enough) will start to wear leggings with ankle boots. Most will probably pair a skirt or a pair of shorts with it, only because they are not as daring as mk. Ashley and Mary Kate both have a unique sense of style and that is why so many people follow them and try to copy them. They are certainly doing something right, considering they are multimillionaires and I’m pretty sure that they don’t care what people think of them. The big balenciaga bag she’s carrying is yet another trend she helped create two years ago, which is still going strong. I, personally own many pairs of leggings which I pair with extra large sweaters or long layered tees and I while I do get many stares, I get more compliments and copycats than negative reactions. I think Mk looks very chic and modern! Leave the poor Olsens alone; they are photographed every public moment of their lives!

katie on

i hate the whole thing. it’s like she got tips from a mounth
old pickle.

Alex on

i dont think its all that bad. i dont think that normal people should were it but i think that the stars can pull it off.

mare mare on

the grunge look does not suit her she should try retro chic and a new hair cut, currently that outfit was gross and her hair is bland with a little hair cut and shoping she would look great!

Andrea on

Um.. yeah.. just because someone doesn’t necessarily like what she’s wearing does not mean they have zero fashion sense. that’s ridiculous. i don’t think people technically look at her as a trend setter either. most fashion shows/magazines are actually somewhat criticizing her fashion choices. i personally wouldn’t be caught dead in what she is wearing. who ever thought it was cool to put a shirt over skin tight leggins?! that is just tacky. those boots also look like biker boots. the whole thing is hideous. i’ve not seen ONE person wear something like that and I live in Nashville. Don’t know if that says much, but there are a lot of stars here and very fashionable people walking around, but none of them wear a shirt with only leggins underneath. i could see a dress with leggins underneath or a skirt, but this is aweful. OKay I’m done.

verco on

Dump and weird clothes like she does not know how to wear properly like Linday Lohan, Paris Hilton and others.

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