Womenswear Wednesdays: Student and shift manager Ashley Tate on her Hepburn fashion

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
On Capitol Hill, we often see a particular blend of fashion: part-professional, part-funky. This week on the Hill we spotted Einstein shift manager and college student Ashley Tate, referencing her style icon, Audrey Hepburn. Keep reading to learn where she shops, her favorite accessory and her style mantra.

See also: Womenswear Wednesdays: Student Brittany Gonzales on her metal fashion

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Name: Ashley Tate.

Spotted at: 14th and Sherman streets.

Profession: I'm a a shift manager at Einstein Bros Bagels and a fulltime student majoring in education. i want to be an alternative high school teacher.

Favorite film: Cabin in the Woods.

2013 jam: "Royals" by Lorde.

Style inspirations/icons: More than anything, it's past decades that I try to put a modern twist on. The 1940s and 1950s are my favorite decades. Audrey Hepburn is one of my style icons.

Favorite color: Purple.

Favorite accessory: Bags, purses all day. I have at least fifty.

Style mantra: How does your outfit make you feel that day? With your fashion you can transform into a different person.

Shops at: For brand names I shop at TJ Maxx and Ross. Otherwise, Goodwill on South Broadway, Buffalo Exchange and thrift stores. That's pretty much it. I got my coat from Amazon.com.

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"It's all about finding what works for you and what makes you feel comfortable. But also be daring to try new things," says Tate. Here she shows a triple-zipper bag, which is a find from TJ Maxx.

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Tate has a love for Darth Vader and Star Wars, and she shows it with a button on her lapel. "Channel your confidence into an outfit," she advises.

Style analysis: Tate proves that it is possible to update classic styles from the '40s, '50s and early '60s. Her long black opera gloves and sunglasses are very Breakfast at Tiffany's, but her caped-pea coat and Star Wars memorabilia make the look more personalized and fun.Tate is taking styles from the past and building on them to forge new territory in fashion.

When in doubt, update classic looks, Denver.





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15 comments
Cheri Jean Sweaney
Cheri Jean Sweaney

People suck, your outfit is cute, your professional pursuit noble... Keep up the hard work.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

But judging and saying mean, nasty, hurtful things about others is the very foundation of (anti)-social media, don'tcha get it?

Chase Squires
Chase Squires

Rather than judging or saying nasty things about this nice young woman, I'd just like to point out that there is free help from the state of Colorado for anyone who wants/needs to quit smoking. Free. https://www.coquitline.org/

Rob Payne
Rob Payne

Looks like Boulder came to comment.

Jack Power
Jack Power

Nasty, people bitching about someone smoking, and I bet your asshole smells worse Aaron.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

These days, Hobo is the "in" look. Sometimes, it's difficult to distinguish between a truly homeless crazy and some dickhead Midwestern transplant hipster living on a trust fund who eschews basic hygiene in order to live out some warped proletarian fantasy.

Annie Armitage-Mack
Annie Armitage-Mack

No mention that her classic style inspiration for smoking is the Marlboro Man. Now you know.

Divya Patel
Divya Patel

She won't be so 'stylish' when she is being wheeled around in a wheel chair with an oxygen tank behind her. Also, I would not consider her stylish. She looks more like a hobo.

Aaron LeForce
Aaron LeForce

how come people can smoke nasty ass cigarettes in public but us herb smokers can't even smoke on our fucking porch. fucking bullshit. besides Greeley is there a worse smell than cigarettes?

Rich Carollo
Rich Carollo

Where's the nasal ranger for the cigarette?

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