30 Style Lessons from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

As the Olsen twins celebrate their birthday, we round up some style tips to learn from the stylish pair


Team a sharp pair of trousers with flat sandals. Picture / @mduenasjacobs

Head-to-toe black, air dried hair and a bare face makes for an easy but chic uniform. Picture / @voguemagazine

Tie a textural jumper around your shoulders for instant polish. Picture / @lilianejossua

Pair vintage lace with pearls, socks and loafers. Picture / Getty Images

Keep it effortless with a black sweater, vintage earrings and relaxed bun. Picture / @elizandjames

Try out a two-piece in a vintage floral print. Picture / Getty Images

A hat and worn-in boots give an all-black look an edge. Picture / elizandjames

Find your signature hairstyle and stick to it. Picture / @elizandjames

Pair a feminine skirt with a sweater. Picture / @elizandjames

The best pieces of jewellery are statement, vintage finds. Picture / @elizandjames

Throw hair back into a loose pony for an easy work do. Picture / @elizandjames

Go for a monochrome coat in a cosy texture. Picture / @elizandjames

If you must take a selfie, keep your sunglasses on. Picture @sephora

Always buy everything one size too big. Picture / Still

Try out polished waves and a half-up do for a special occasion. Picture / @elizandjames

Just because it's a red carpet, doesn't mean you have to wear a body-con dress. Picture / Getty

Keep black interesting with high-shine and cut-outs. Picture / Still

Stick to a limited colour palette and pair a bright colour with black and white. Picture / Getty Images

Vintage accessories, such as a western belt, are always a must. Picture / Getty Images

Pair a crisp, oversized shirt with faded black jeans. Picture / @elizandjames

Drape a generous scarf over the top of your coat. Picture / Getty Images

Store your essentials in a simple, cross-body bag when on the go. Picture / @elizandjames

Silhouette is always more important that loud colours or prints. Picture / @elizandjames

A slouchy black sweater, grey marle, textured hair and dark glasses make for an easy weekend look. Picture / @elizandjames

A bold brow and dewy skin are beauty essentials. Picture / @elizandjames

Whether in a bun or ponytail, tie hair low at the nape of the neck. Picture / @elizandjames

A simple black slip will take you anywhere with ease. Picture / Getty

Always keep it slouchy. Picture / Still

Don't be afraid of sculptural pleats. Stick with a dark shade to show off detail. Picture / Elizabeth and James Facebook

Balance a dramatic silhouette with a casual hairstyle. Picture / Getty

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