A laid-back approach and a casual, everyday vibe — that was the attitude at Elizabeth and James resort. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen gave their girl an array of new pants silhouettes for the season, from skinny cigarette shapes and cropped flares to wide-legged trousers with a high slit up the side, many styled under elongated tunics.


The mostly black, white and blue lineup, as in past seasons, balanced boyish pieces such as indigo stretch denim suiting against softer looks that included silk dresses with handkerchief hems, tiered chiffon maxiskirts and a cream cardigan with all-over eyelash fringe. Nothing in the collection seemed to stand out, but then again, the duo has built their secondary label on its refined and understated appeal.