Occupation: UC Student
Her Style: Keeps it on edge
Your hair makes a striking impression on your Instagram feed. It’s been platinum, blue, purple, straight, curly, and now red. I get a lot of comments on my hair, with people saying I should do this or that. I’m still going to do what I want to do. It’s another way to express myself, and it helps me make a look my own.
What else do you employ to put your own twist on an outfit? I’m really into socks and loafers, and I love turtlenecks. I wore my long cardigans so much this winter they’re worn out. I do some display styling at Macy’s, and the dress code there is mostly black—but I love black, so I might wear it as a leather jacket, loafers, or pants.
Your style is clearly inspiring to your friends and followers of your Instagram (@ashleym1chelle). Who inspires you? Kanye West. His layering and the color palette that he uses, like army green and neutral colors—people are still trying to catch up and understand it. I follow Erykah Badu on Twitter. Her music is so relevant and her style is insane. She can wear a hat that’s eight feet tall and be OK with it. She’s not afraid to take risks with fashion or music. I’m also very involved with Ohio Against the World. I help style some of the photo shoots, the OATW yearbook, work some of the pop-up shops, screen T-shirts—wherever Floyd [Johnson] needs me to help out. He mentors me so much. It’s good to be around that kind of environment and energy.