DTNGFASHION S4E21: Goin’ Down the Road Part 1 Aired: 2005
Ashley’s hair is getting thicker and longer. She wears some colorful graphic tee under a khaki jacket. Aaaand she’s about to skip out on us all. She’s like OK BYE CRAIG DON’T FOLLOW ME wearing a pinkish tee and what looks like a black cardigan. And if I remember correctly, this is the last time we will see her for a while. The next time will include a hideous hat.
I would describe Ashley’s style these days as “intentional but illogical”. I mean, there are textures and layers and thoughts behind what she’s doing but it just doesn’t feel cohesive to me, nor descriptive of who she is. The first outfit is a ringer tee with a grey casual blazer and jeans. She’s still wearing that short, choppy hairstyle slightly flipped out. Next she meets… is this Kevin Smith’s music guy? in some kind of black cardigan. And then she plays at prom in this outfit I could never understand. A polka-dot tea party dress with a blue ribbon low on the waist, fishnets, and a sequined cardigan. Those just don’t look like Ashley’s clothes. Maybe she borrowed them. But Ashley truly is beautiful. I just love her sultry-looking eyes.
While some girls are worried about BJs and bracelets, Ashley is worried about her bipolar boo. First she’s seen brooding in a jean jacket. Then she wears this crazy shirt that looks like some sort of DIY hybrid combining tigers and basketball. She wears low-rise jeans with a studded belt, and a khaki jacket later on.
DTNGFASHION S4E12: Voices Carry Part 2 Aired: 2004
I abhor Ashley’s wedding outfit. It’s a stain my memory. However, it is a perfect representation of the cringe choices we’d make as teenagers, especially our outfits to very important events. Why, just this weekend my teenage cousin attended a family wedding in a shiny cocktail dress, but wore Doc Martens and a flannel shirt over it. Anyway, Ashley is wearing this navy tee and leather bracelet. She’s GOT to have some kind of a spray tan. She just looks so orange to me. Obviously people can do what they want, I’m just not a fan of fake tans. However, please allow me to lovingly trash Ashley’s wedding outfit with all due respect. This hairstyle is the worst and I’m SURE this was not Melissa McIntyre’s idea. lol. This is like, hair twisted into cornrows with pieces of the front left out to “frame the face”. This is already a quite dated hairstyle by 2004, wouldn’t you say? It’s like something Terri would wear for PMS. Ash is also wearing a necklace that looks like something you come back with from a Spring Break trip to the beach in 5th grade to go with your airbrushed t-shirt. The dress is a grey sweetheart cocktail dress with black lacy trim. I just don’t like the contrast of the cool-toned grey with the orange tan. Oh and that dropped waist is so bad. I’m not a fan of dropped waist, why do we want to elongate our torsos and shorten our legs? The cringe of this outfit is right on up there with the cringe of Craig’s behavior at the wedding (which we can’t blame him for but it was still awful). Sorry for the overuse of the very mean word “cringe”. Well, that’s all I have to say about the wedding outfit. I HAD to include this sick cell phone that lights up in different colors when it rings. LOVE it. And finally, Ash joins Craig in the hospital wearing a reddit jean jacket, low rise jeans, and grommet belt. Those pants were so dangerous. We were all 2 millimeters away from showing our coin slots constantly.
DTNGFASHION S4E11: Voices Carry Part 1 Aired: 2004
Ashley time… First she’s wearing this 3/4 sleeve boatneck shirt with like, cowboys on it? Low-rise jeans with no back pockets, a grommet belt, a leather bracelet,and this tiny backpack with purple spikes. Then she’s in skirt and leggings – I never liked this type of look where the leggings don’t go all the way down. And here in Ash’s case, she has this blank spot of leg after the leggings and then some tall socks almost reaching up to the leggings but not quite. Weird. Red converse too, to match the red skirt. Spiked belt, and a grey skull and crossbones tank over a black tee. This was almost completely an outfit you would have seen me in at this time as well. I WANTED to dress more like Ellie but ended up dressing more like Ashley if we’re being real. I also featured a closeup of her nails, which look natural, and her minimal makeup. And this image of Ashley spreading her legs on the hotel bed is just… burned into my mind, an ugly, eternal memory…
Tons of Ashley for ya today. And this is really embarrassing Ashley time. She’s just like, part of this band, hanging with the guys, thinking she’s welcome, but actually everyone hates her. That is so sad to me. Maybe because I used to hang out with a high school boyfriend and all his friends, thinkin I was so cool and totally one of the guys, but I was secretly afraid they were like “get her outta here!” She’s just in there with her keyboard, having opinions and stuff, and all the guys are resenting her. Cringe! Ashley never really fully belonged, did she? Even when she was with like Paige and Terri around this time, there was this weird friction. Even her Ellie friendship became tangential and not really cohesive with either of their lives. In actuality, Ashley is kind of a loner, isn’t she? Maybe we’ll just call her independent. Let’s get into the clothes now. Ah, the layers. First is a pink shirt layered under a grey shirt with some light wash jeans. Then is a t-ball tee – this kind of thing was super popular – wearing a shirt that had nothing to do with anything about you. Next is a fushia tee under a grey khaki lokin blazer thing, with a jean skirt and leggings. And finally, she gets kicked out of the recording session by the cowards of Downtown Sasquatch, and wears a jean jacket with casual olive khakis. She took it like a champ though, for real.
DTNGFASHION S4E6: Islands in the Stream Aired: 2004
Eh, not Ashley’s best look here. She wears a midi length jean pencil shirt with a grommet belt and those just-under-the-knee leggings. She also wears a white graphic tank, and her hair is choppy and textured.
DTNGFASHION S4E5: Anywhere I Lay My Head Aired: 2004
Okay, so Ashley is first talking to Ellie about Ellie’s plans to move in with Sean. Later she’s taking her dads around at Parent’s Night. She wears a grey dress and some kinda grey blazer. Oh and with that, some leggings and boots. Next she’s playing at the car wash in a khaki jacket and a purpley shirt. Also featuring a grommet belt and low-rise jeans.