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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emmidwest on

I think her fashion is straight up hideous. the guy got no sense of style. it’s nasty looking at how she dress in some of the pix. I can’t stand seeing how they’re so different than others. she’s just trying to stand out but the way she’s going about it is not going to make it.

Helen on

She looks hidious!

karrie on

Considering her age, it’s an ok look with a few adjustments. The boots and leggings are an odd combination–flats with the leggings or a heavier fabric in a slightly less form-fitting cut might work with the boots. Even though she’s petite these leggings are a little too thin to wear alone. Plus, they’re shiny and brown and the plaid in the shirt is black, which looks odd to me.

Generally speaking what these very young celebs wear does not phase me. They’re barely out of their teens and young enough to get away with mistakes.

Suzanne on

Cute??? Adorable??? Give me a break! She looks ridiculous!!! Like a little girl playing dress-up in her Mom’s shoes, and as some children do, she forgot to put pants on.

Becky on

I agree with An. These girls look like bums. I used to never believe that the Olson girls weren’t identicle twins, but as they get older i can see the difference, Ashely always looks like a stylish young woman. Why don;t the cameras follow her and not her bummy sister. If regular people wore these ugly clothes they would be called bums, not stylish.

Alicia on

I like the shirt….but she forgot her pants!! And WHAT Is in that huge bag? Ashley maybe?


Ok what is this girl thinking.. She if so rich and dresses like she is so poor… If i had that money ill be looking like JLO.. Shoot i am middle class and dress better than her! Ughhgg

Terra on

WoW. Absolutely terrible… I can’t stand that these girls don’t fix themselves up more. Also, the twins may actually look better in EVERYTHING they wear – if they had a little more meat on their bones. Those chicken legs shouldn’t be exposed in leggings ever!!!

kristin on

Imagine if we all had cameras snapping our pics everytime we stepped out. I bet it wouldn’t be pretty. Maybe she was lazy that day, or comfy. Good for her for not giving a *@#!.

beth on

I am so glad everyone is in aggreance that those shoes are hideous. I think those ugly ankle boots should NOT be worn with anything but pants. Speaking of pants, where are Mary-Kate’s? I am glad to see her looking a little more healthy, and perhaps she is more comfortable in her own skin, but if she were really going for a grunge look, I think a pair of ragged jeans with holes in them would have been more appropriate. Also, I agree with Rebecca and Kim. Her hair always looks greasy, like she hasn’t washed it in a few days. I have three kids and a job and school, I know I am busier than M-K has been lately and I still find the time to shower and make my hair look decent! I still wish her nothing but good thoughts, and hope she stays in recovery!

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