A Look At Elizabeth and James for Kohl’s
By: Olivia Marrone
Known for their boho meets city-chic wardrobe and sharp, minimalist designs for The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are combining their style aesthetics for their recently launched Elizabeth and James collection.
The dynamic designer/style duo are selling this clothing and accessories brand at Kohl’s, expanding their customer base and offering their fashion-forward eye to consumers at a moderate price point. While the collection officially launched on November 7th, pieces were available online leading up to the official debut. After browsing the Kohl’s website, here are some standout pieces from the first launch:
With the Ponte Leggings, you can look chic and put together while being comfortable – what more could you ask for? All of the current reviews online say that these pants are made of thick material, which assures trust in the quality of the trouser-like piece despite them being leggings. This take on a dress pant, with slits up the front of the pant leg, has been very popular this past summer and fall, and the fact that they’re secretly leggings makes them all the more chic.
Currently available in tan and red, this outerwear is a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. With the coat seeming fitted yet slightly oversized, similar to the design aesthetic of The Row, the Self-Tie Coat will fit over a variety of tops, such as sweaters as shown in the promotional photos. In addition to the fit, the coat’s mid-length makes it the perfect layering piece as the weather is getting chillier.
Structured and loose at the same time, this style of top is versatile and flattering. With subtle floral embroidery/prints, cinched sleeve details, and corset-style buttons down the front, the Peplum Top is perfect for all seasons and occasions. Available in white, pink, and black with pink flowers, this top is great to wear from work to dinner and would pair effortlessly with the previously mentioned pants and coat.
Knotted soft hobo bag
This looks like a purse right out of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s closet: edgy, minimalistic, and chic. Designed with a pocket inside and a detachable coin pouch, this bag is said to fit laptops and other devices that are up to 15 inches. With the space available in this bag, it seems that it can hold all of your everyday essentials and then some, making it the perfect stylish and practical accessory!
Ring handle croco cossbody bag
Available in tan, black, and pink, this trendy bag would make a great statement piece to any look. Designed with ring-shaped top handles and a cross-body strap, this purse can easily transition day to night. While it’s smaller than the previous bag, as described in some reviews on the Kohl’s website it can fit the essentials: some makeup, your keys and your phone. The drawstring bag inside replaces a usual zipper in keeping your belongings secure, adding to the chic details of the purse.
In addition to the pieces mentioned above, the collection also includes tie-dye shirts, belt bags, sweaters, dresses, a hat and scarf as well as more blouses and purses.
Catering to trends and classic wardrobe essentials, this first launch from Elizabeth and James is just the beginning of what is to come from the brand (the popular Olsen fan account @olsenoracle shared that there will be another drop in the spring). While we patiently wait for what’s to come next from Mary-Kate and Ashley, we can now officially shop the current collection online and at Kohl’s stores.