I’ve had posters and inspo boards of this dynamic fashion duo since the early ’00s. Magazine cut outs of their original outfits, enviable hair and lived in makeup filled my diaries. I even had a few interviews memorized…Now with their own fashion powerhouse, perfume line and CFDA Award in hand these two blonde beauties have never been so coveted. Mysterious, low-key and the epitome of effortlessly chic, here are some tips to cop the MKA style.
- Bedhead Beauty: The Olsens never look overdone. High style doesn’t necessarily equate with high maintenance, and for them, beachy waves are rocked from busy NYC streets to bougie red caret events. Their “I woke up like this” look is archetypally European, reminiscent of Cote d’Azur femme fatales. To bring out your natural waves, sans frizz, try the Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion. Texturizing sea salt plus hydrating oils equals sexy bed-head; now that’s the kind of math I can understand.
- Smoky Quartz Smokey Eye: You probably know the drill for this one because you’ve probably tried it before. Stick with a soft brown kohl, like Rimmel Scandaleyes, deep gold shadow, like Mac Woodwinked and lashings of an ultra black mascara, like Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite. Very Parisienne with the Caroline de Maigret stamp of approval, MKA look like they’re rocking smudged liner from the night before. This look is sexy, smoldering and never overdone balanced with their signature nude lip, Mac Velvet Teddy and sun kissed cheeks c/o Nars Laguna.
- Supersized Sunnies: A pair of oversized sunglasses can hide all sins. The Olsen Twins have been seen wearing a plethora of pairs, from round to square to opaque to mirrored. Iconically paired with a messy bun and cigarette, MKA ever so chicly #blockoutthehaters.
- All black everything: Whether it be a head-to-toe outfit or standout accessory, the duo know once you go black, you can’t go back. Their busy schedules and designer deadlines may not leave much time to color coordinate, so keeping it monotone is both cool and convenient. For all you busy beauties, remember black is not boring, especially when worn with different tones and textures.