Sidewalk Style: Brogues and Checks

Plus one sunny blonde reason to covet a yellow coat

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Who: Ashley Bright, 25
Journalism-and-public-affairs graduate student at American University

Where she’s originally from: Sedona, Arizona.

What she’s wearing: A J.Crew coat from Goodwill, an H&M shirt, an Ann Taylor Loft cardigan, a Gap skirt, and shoes from Urban Outfitters.

Where do you typically shop? “I shop at Goodwill—the two-story one off Columbia Road—once a week. I shop at Gap a lot for certain items. I shop at H&M daily, and I love the new Forever 21 that opened in Metro Center.” 

How does Washington style compare to the look of Arizona? “I think the style in DC is way preppier than in Arizona. I never saw seersucker ties, Longchamp bags, or any of that until I moved here. In Arizona the style is definitely more laid back. People don’t think as much about what they wear, unless they’re going out clubbing. People dress mostly for comfort because it’s either really hot or really cold.” 

Brooke says: Ashley was writing a fashion story for American University and requested my help with it. I noticed that she was looking quite polished in a bright yellow coat and brown tights, so I decided to ask for her help as well. 

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