Steal Her Weekend Style: Elizabeth Olsen's Basic Black Ensemble
The 'Godzilla' star's recent red-carpet dress makes for an instant day-to-night essential.
These days, Elizabeth Olsen seems to be on top of the world, though don't expect to see the Godzilla star atop the Empire State Building—wait, that's King Kong; wrong giant monster—in the latest remake of the classic film, which hits theaters today.
While you might recognize her as the little sister of childhood actors turned fashion moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth proves she can hold her own in the acting world, thanks to a slew of movie roles already under her belt, as well as lead roles in not just one but two blockbusters (next summer, she will star in Avengers: Age of Ultron). For her latest role, the 25-year-old actress displays her mature side by portraying a nurse, wife, and mother in a darker version of the decades-old tale, focusing on mankind's mistreatment of the environment and, naturally, citing current events.
While promoting the film's premiere last week, the recently engaged star (just like big sister Mary-Kate) kept her red carpet attire simple by selecting a solid black, long-sleeved gown by Chloe. Her minimal ensemble inspired us to not only re-create the evening look for less, but also show just how versatile the garment can be by styling it with daytime pieces.
H&M offers a basic black look-a-like dress ($29.95) that can easily take you from casual events during the day to fancier affairs at night. Balance the covered-up silhouette with lace-up sandals ($24.94) and accessorize with a matching braided belt ($34.50), breezy over-the-shoulder purse in a bright color ($19.99), and a carefree summer cap ($19.99) to top off the look.
Come nightfall, mirror Olsen's outfit by simply swapping your sandals with black pointed-toe pumps ($49.97) and trade in your accessories for layered gold jewelry: a chain pendant necklace ($28) and a chunky chain-link choker ($14.80).