Elizabeth and James' Fall Collection Teaches a Lesson in the Elegance of Basics

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When it comes to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's fashion, they're not about smoke and mirrors, which is exactly why they're among my favorite designers and style icons. Yesterday, the brilliant duo presented their Fall 2014 collection, which encompassed their unwavering fashion philosophy — basic, no-frills elegance. Although some would call it boring, I call it effortlessly classic. Keeping in their signature neutral palette, the collection included midi skirts, chunky knits, striped blazers and cropped pants, all paired with basic leather loafers. Here's the best of the best.

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