Designer Profile: Elizabeth and James

December 23, 2009

We won’t lie, we’ve been big fans of Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen for a long, long time. And when they launched their line, Elizabeth and James, we fell in love with them.

Elizabeth and James embraces the young, urban girl’s style with finesse and soft edginess that makes their pieces cool, but sophisticated. Trendy, but worthwhile. Having always been known for their style (sometimes admired, sometimes appalling), Mary Kate & Ashley have a distinct eye that makes them perfect for the world of fashion. Mixing classics that every gal should have hanging in their closet with vintage and bohemian inspirations, their collections for Elizabeth and James (named after two of their siblings) and The Row (their more upscale line (see it here) designed to bring the items necessary for every female into complete perfection), these two young ladies hit fashion with just the right creativity and class.

What they do in their Elizabeth and James pieces is done in a way that never makes an article seem over the top or out of the ordinary. The clothes are given just the right amount of flair and “wow” factor that instantly makes you feel good when slipping on these gorgeous garments. They are pieces you’ll continue to have in your closet for years and once you’ve tried the clothes, you’ll find yourself going back for more and more – especially once you take a peak at the shoes and jewelry most recently added to the label.

Jessica Dress, $395

We could not think of a more perfect sundress in which to spend a Saturday of full of brunch and bottomless mimosas.

Cornelia Top, $295

This top’s color makes it scream, but with a cut that has been constructed to be far more casual, the top is in perfect balance.

Vanessa Blouse, $295

One word: Gorgeous.

Marisa Top, $206.50 (sale)

We’re obsessed with this top. With jeans and a boyfriend cut blazer and heels it is perfect for the office. Worn on its own with a black mini and booties, you’ve got yourself a killer outfit for an evening out on the town.

Feather Cuff, $332 (sale)

This cuff is understated and simple, but still makes a statement. Just our kind of jewelry!

Foliage Tee, $136.50 (sale)

This little top is fun and flirty and we love the simple construction with the added fun of feathers on the sleeve. Sign us up for this one for the next time we hit the town with the girls!

photos courtesy of ShopBop

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