Thomas Whiteside for ELLE
Perhaps we have more in common with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen than we first thought.
True, the twin fashion designers first appeared on television at just nine months old and have since amassed an impressive fortune, thanks to their highly successful business endeavors (if only we could relate), but in a new interview with Miss Vogue U.K., the 28-year-old siblings reveal their current style icons—and they just so happen to name two of our favorites!
Asked to share their "top style pins and why," Mary-Kate replied, "Gigi Hadid - whether she's on the carpet or the street, she always looks effortless and cool."
"Amber Heard," Ashley continued. "She balances her bohemian look with a touch of edge."
Talk about two lucky ladies! As if we needed another reason to love Gigi and Amber...
Mary-Kate and Ashley spoke with the publication for the launch of the new Elizabeth & James evening wear collection. The two, who first debuted the contemporary collection in 2007, said they design the line for "modern" women who are "effortless, confident and eclectic."
While the famous twins said their personal styles do not influence their work as designers, the fashion icons did share their must-have wardrobe staples.
"Comfort is important," Ashley said. "Silk blouses, denim, loafers, scarves and a bag that can fit all my things."
"Old Textile Elizabeth and James denim, The Row Button Down, my vintage jewelry, sunglasses and a pair of classic pumps," Mary-Kate added.
As for the best career advice the savvy businesswomen have ever received?
"Don't be afraid to take risks, well-informed risks," Ashley said as Mary-Kate revealed, "No is a full sentence."