Street-Style Special: Ashley Brown Displays Effortless Chic

Six weeks ago we flew to New York for New York Fashion Week, and we're still thinking about some of the stylish individuals we met there. Broadcast standards manager Ashley Golden Brown, for example, spotted at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO during the Essence Street Style block party.  "Essence is an amazing brand and I knew there would be many funky people with dope style," said Brown, who's originally from Los Angeles. "I could possibly pick up some unique pieces from vendors, too."  We chatted with Brown about her style, which she described as "simple but accessorized." 

Style inspirations: I'm inspired by people who are comfortable in their clothes and own it. I love clothes that look effortless but make statements.

Shops at: Everywhere.

Style mantra: 
Is it comfortable? Do you feel confident? Put on what represents you.
Favorite accessory: A great pair of shades, a simple ring and my smile.

Favorite color: Black

Outfit: I put it together but it was designed by too many random brands to remember.
"If I had to choose my favorite style," Brown  says, "it would be boho-chic. I like things the blow in the wind and look effortless. Style is what ever you want it to be. As long as you own it, it's in style."

We appreciate Brown's ability to mix bold colors like yellow, seen in her Basquiat graphic tee and handbag, with a monochromatic patterned skirt. The yellow adds a pop of color to the otherwise black-and-white outfit. 

Take a cue from this bi-Coastal fashionista, Denver, and keep your street style simple yet well accessorized.

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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