Steal Her Weekend Style: Elizabeth Olsen's Basic Black Ensemble

The 'Godzilla' star's recent red-carpet dress makes for an instant day-to-night essential.

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington

These days, Elizabeth Olsen seems to be on top of the world, though don't expect to see the Godzilla star atop the Empire State Building—wait, that's King Kong; wrong giant monster—in the latest remake of the classic film, which hits theaters today.

Steal Her Weekend Style: Elizabeth Olsen's Basic Black Ensemble
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While you might recognize her as the little sister of childhood actors turned fashion moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth proves she can hold her own in the acting world, thanks to a slew of movie roles already under her belt, as well as lead roles in not just one but two blockbusters (next summer, she will star in Avengers: Age of Ultron). For her latest role, the 25-year-old actress displays her mature side by portraying a nurse, wife, and mother in a darker version of the decades-old tale, focusing on mankind's mistreatment of the environment and, naturally, citing current events.

Steal Her Weekend Style: Elizabeth Olsen's Basic Black Ensemble
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

While promoting the film's premiere last week, the recently engaged star (just like big sister Mary-Kate) kept her red carpet attire simple by selecting a solid black, long-sleeved gown by Chloe. Her minimal ensemble inspired us to not only re-create the evening look for less, but also show just how versatile the garment can be by styling it with daytime pieces.

Steal Her Weekend Style: Elizabeth Olsen's Basic Black Ensemble
Clockwise: Guess Woven Fedora, $19.99, at Guess Factory; Apt. 9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag in Coral, $19.99, at Kohl’s; H&M Jersey Dress, $29.95, at H&M; Old Navy Gladiator Flat Sandals, $24.94, at Old Navy; Loft Skinny Braided Belt, $34.50, at Loft
Art by Tanya Leigh Washington

H&M offers a basic black look-a-like dress ($29.95) that can easily take you from casual events during the day to fancier affairs at night. Balance the covered-up silhouette with lace-up sandals ($24.94) and accessorize with a matching braided belt ($34.50), breezy over-the-shoulder purse in a bright color ($19.99), and a carefree summer cap ($19.99) to top off the look.

Steal Her Weekend Style: Elizabeth Olsen's Basic Black Ensemble
Left to right: Chinese Laundry Solitaire d'Orsay Ankle Strap Pump, $49.97, at Nordstrom Rack; BCBGMAXAZRIA Gold-Tone Mixed Chain & Pyramid Pendant Necklace, $28, at Lord & Taylor; H&M Jersey Dress, $29.95, at H&M; Forever 21 Elegant Chain-Link Necklace, $14.80, at Forever 21
Art by Tanya Leigh Washington

Come nightfall, mirror Olsen's outfit by simply swapping your sandals with black pointed-toe pumps ($49.97) and trade in your accessories for layered gold jewelry: a chain pendant necklace ($28) and a chunky chain-link choker ($14.80).

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