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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pepperjack on

this is not grunge. this is not back. and this is NOT hot. get this lumberjack workout diva a cookie!

Sarah! on

I love her style! It’s original and in my opinion super cute! Ya’ll are just jealous of her cute self!

rebeccaR on

i agree with kim…i think she needs to take a bath and brush her hair. those clothes look like pajamas and the shoes are too big they don’t go with the leggings which are really skinny. i like her bag tho.

Niki on

The outfit is okay…but she is not very cute!!

NikiP on

Holy. What happened to her? Did all the mirrors break in her house? What a fashion DON’T.

ch on

i love love loveeee everything but those shoes. if they were a little less idk large then it would be better. the platform just looks to heavy or something.

Pat Cooper on

She looks like she is desperately in need of a “CARE” package including food and clothes that fit. Grunge is GRUNGE which puts it a step above scummy. I don’t see anything attractive about it! Dressed down is several degrees better and gives the same idea.

micheleeee. on

I wish people would let MK wear what she wants.

Just because she has money, doesnt mean that she has to wear fancy clothes that cost a fortune.

She can wear what she wants because she CAN and all of us regular people CANT.

And, I must say, I am glad that she has some muscle in her legs instead of just bone.
She has recovered well from her anorexia.

AN on

I don’t understand why people like Mary Kate, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie are style icons…the only time they look half-way decent is when they are dressed by Ralph Lauren themselves or Giorgio Armani…and somehow they still manage to ruin the outfit with black nail polish!
Every other picture of them is of them looking like a homeless bag lady…honestly if I saw them walking on the street I wouldn’t look twice….I don’t even know how the paparrazzi picks them out of the crowd…o yes becasue they look like they are homeless walking down Rodeo Drive…not an everyday attraction!

Stephanie on

If you look at the upper corner of her left thigh, it looks like she is wearing something black under that shirt. I wonder if she isn’t wearing a short-short skirt or pair of shorts.

On a side note, if grunge IS back then we should all count our blessings that it stayed away as long as it has. That was a horrid fashion time in life and should NEVER be brought back to life!

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