The Olsen twins have become famous for their luxe, minimalist fashion uniforms that abide by just a few rules: live in oversized silhouettes, always accessorize with a pair of black sunnies and pass up on pops of color. But Mary-Kate made a totally unexpected exception yesterday when she accessorized her outfit of flowy black separates (check) and oval black sunglasses (check) with a pair of neon orange espadrilles (surprise!). As caught off guard as we were at the colorful addition, it made total sense: MK was, once again, having a fashion muse moment, demonstrating how easy it can be to make the most summery pieces in your wardrobe work for fall.
Kicks as casual as espadrilles need to be styled with something as equally laid-back, and Mary-Kate’s loose, plunging top and straight-legged trousers totally fit the bill for fall. To copy MK’s transitional style with your espadrilles, whether they’re blindingly bright or otherwise, match easy-going, monochrome separates to elevate those slip-ons into something worthy of wearing to a power lunch. Or, toss them on with a workman jumpsuit that features that same, boxy silhouette with a bit more girl-on-the-go ease. If you’re gonna default to wearing the summery steppers with jeans (it is almost fall after all!) just be sure to keep your top oversized — your snuggly sweaters, cool tunics and boyfriend flannels just found its new PIC.
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