Ashley is wearing a jean jacket, a jean skirt, and a band tee. And hello, yes, I would like you to know I am such a sleuth I was able to figure out what shirt this is. Bob Seger, American Storm. You’re welcome. And lastly, Ashley’s hair is very texturized and very much flipped out. I think I always struggled with accepting this hairdo because I feel like by 2003 people weren’t flipping their hair out anymore. Maybe I’m wrong. They were definitely still putting product in it to make it look as crunchy as possible, so that’s on point.
DTNG FASHION S3E7:Should I Stay or Should I Go? Aired: 2003
Welcome to episode 7. Wow, a whole lotta Ash today. Starting off, I wanted to show that chunky grommeted belt. Such accessories used to be crucial. Craig was hoping to remove that grey raglan style shirt with silky details but wasn’t so lucky, being that he hasn’t dropped the “L” word yet. She is then at school wearing a green jacket and some punk rock shirt. What do you guys think of her hair? I’m not really sure myself. Anyway, next we are in her kitchen. Check that bracelet. And there’s I guess a 2000s mom apron. Oh yeah, she tries to break up with Craig right there. Anyway, then we go back to school and she’s wearing this shirt that looks like some adult who was instructed to “dress her like she’s a rocker girl” picked out. This silhouette is a perfect illustration of a classic 2000s casual look. Tight fitting tee and looser fitting, low-rise pants with a fat belt. I also like that her bracelet/arm band is subtle yet adds so much. Ah yes, I also had to get a look at the shimmery nail polish. And, finally, as for this party outfit, I really don’t know what to say. It’s nothing Ashley would ever wear. I don’t think I like it. I’m not sure if it’s the tulle(?) poofy sleeves, the fact that tulle is incorporated with a t-shirt, or if it’s this color. Or if it’s the fact that tulle is incorporated with a grommeted belt. Or if it’s the fact that there are ruffles both at the end of the sleeves and around the collar. Idk man, what do you guys think of this shirt?
Ashley is just completely glued to Craig for now. RIP to Goth Ash. But, I mean, she pulls this rocker look off really well, and it does seem to be better aligned with her actual interests. Her hair is still nice and red, and she wears a graphic tee and an armband with jeans. I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT SOMETHING EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT. Her freaking bellybutton is pierced?! Looks like she overcame that extreme phobia of needles? Wish we’d had an episode about that! Anyway, this shirt she’s wearing is quite interesting. It’s got a sleeve on one side and no sleeve on the other side!
Ashley is first seen in Joey’s garage in what looks to be a grey tank, khaki skirt, and black leggings. Then, she’s educating the student body with Emma about the dangers of tropical hardwood toilet seats, wearing a green ringer tee under a black halter top, complete with a studded belt.
DTNG FASHION S3E1: Father Figure Part 1 Aired: 2003
You GUYS!!! We have just crossed the line into SEASON 3! Isn’t this surreal? The kids are growing up right before our eyes. And this episode finally gives us old-school fans a little bit of attention. We also get to see major style changes in many of the gang. Which is bittersweet. For example, Ashley has taken a few steps back from the extremity of goth and just settled on “rocker girl”. I mean, it’s okay. It’s whatever. She’s grown her hair out a bit and it has some red color in it. She’s nonchalantly wearing a random tee and low-rise jeans. And she sees an old picture of Spike and is already talking about how maybe that should be her next look. Trend-squatter!
S2E22: Tears are Not Enough, Part 2 Aired: 2003
Here we have it guys, our last look at goth Ashley. Before she tones it down to “rocker chick”. It’s technically the same episode, so of course she’s still sporting the same hair etc. etc. She wears a tee with that reversed seam – I used to have some shirts like that. And then for the dance, I really like what she’s done. She dressed like everybody else, festively, but made it black. So, a black grass skirt, a black lei. I always found that really inspiring. It shows functional assimilation while still declaring your individuality. Bye, goth Ashley. I love you.
S2E21: Tears are Not Enough, Part 1 Aired: 2003
Ladies and gentlemen and friends, Ashley has PEAKED!!!! This is the climax of Ashley Kerwin’s style. Here we are, at the zenith. The apex. I worship this. She is a beautiful fallen angel who walks in grace. Her black are blacker than black and she strikes fear into the heart of the simpleton. It’s winter, we can see breath hanging in the air, and Ashley dons many layers. We see mesh detailing under her sleeves, hooked on to her middle finger. She wears a skirt, leggings, boots, and jacket all in the perfect black. Her hair seems freshly-dyed and her makeup is darker than ever. The fur on the coat is my favorite detail. And I love the way Craig is so genuinely interested in her, just digging her, no matter what. There was something so pure about that, especially compared to the Jimmy relationship. I don’t like Craig and Ashley as a couple, but I felt the connection they made here in this season finale was really touching.
We are reaching the PEAK of Goth Ashley. And this episode, is all about just that. Discrimination against the goths. There’s something about the opening scene here, the overwhelming camera angle, just does a great job of portraying Jimmy’s overwhelmed point of view. (You may remember that Jimmy’s having second thoughts about dating a goth.) First we see her in a scoop neck kinda top, a choker, and extra makeup. The next shot is a beautiful closeup of her smoky eye. I also got a shot of those shimmery nails. Here in the hall it actually looks like she’s wearing the same ‘fit she had on while playing piano for Jimmy in the house. And then when she puts on the black fur coat – I’ll say it again – MAJESTIC. Oh yeah, and her hair is straight up black now btw. I did catch a shot of the Ashley photo that is in Jimmy’s locker – Season 1 Ashley in that Tommy Hilfiger dress (idk if that’s who it’s really by, it’s just who it makes me think of) looking like a TOTAL normie. Ashley is like, bitch, take that down. Anyway now we are at dinner and still in the same outfit. Good view of the spiky hair actually. And the next fit is a top with a kind of corset-y neckline and a mesh panel up top. This panel has holes in it and doesn’t look like it came that way, tbh. She wears a cardi over it. Then a couple more TBTs of old Ashley are shown from the yearbook. Then, we get a cute glimpse of her makeup, as she sits in her bathrobe contemplating whether to make everyone else happy (be a normie) or make herself happy (experiment). She decides to try making everyone else happy. So she wears a purple polo and a periwinkle zipup hoodie over top, with a cross body bag, jeans, and light makeup. Oh and I got a couple shots of her skit with Craig, wearing an apron and an awful wig. And for our LAST shot, the old Ashley is back, and she looks gorgeous, in this red lacy or velvety top and a long necklace.