Yes, dear readers, it is Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s birthday. Not to go fan-girl on you guys, but we love ourselves an Olsen twin. And it’s likely that our morality index was shaped by the eight years we observed Michelle Tanner on Full House. And their business acumen! They went from peddling their own flesh and blood for less than a dollar to producing, and selling out of, a $34,000 backpack. It’s simultaneously hard for us to believe that they are already and only 27.
But what’s most impressive, really, is the amount of style they’ve managed to pack into less than three decades. These girls have navigated the ropes from tween icons to mainstream moguls to, most recently, the minimalist designers of choice for the upper crust. Nowadays, their daily ensembles so chicly toe the line between “I couldn’t look cooler” and “I might be a cat lady" (Ashley donned what can only be described as an orange aura to this year's Met Gala). So, in honor of their big day (conveniently also #TBT), we're looking back at the beachy waves , tank tops , matching metallic suits , and jet-set style (ahem, small round sunglasses ) that won us over from the very start.
This is really an opportunity to reacquaint yourselves with why you should never ever scramble eggs with a fork—thanks, Billboard Dad—how to solve a mystery with the Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley series, how to play matchmaker (and throw a stellar food fight) with It Takes Two, and how to make the most of the Witness Protection Program with Our Lips Are Sealed. Most of all, cop some style, because you know what, overalls are back. Until then, enjoy 53 of Mary-Kate and Ashley's best looks.