From a very young age, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Kassi Ashton has been designing and sewing her own clothes. Ashton’s not afraid to rock a biker boot with a short short or don a camera-ready dramatic-sleeve dress, such as the self-made frock worn in her “Pretty Shiny Things” video.
This fall, Ashton can be found on select dates of award-winning entertainer Maren Morris’ world tour. We caught up with the rising star to gab about all things fashion and beauty.
Check out her Style Profile below.
Where she likes to shop in Nashville: “United Apparel Liquidators, Harley Davidson and at home on my computer.”
Her style icons: “Rihanna, Maja Wyh and Cher.”
Her top three beauty essentials: “Tinted sunscreen, dry shampoo and brown lip gloss.”
The best beauty advice she’s ever received: “Dirty hair is better hair and good looking makeup is mostly just good skincare.”
Her favorite closet staples: “Harley Davidson men’s biker boots, oversized vintage tees and a sewing machine with imagination.” (Take a look at the Eric Church T-shirt-turned-romper that she sewed for CMA Fest above or on Instagram.)
Her take on the best fashion trends: “High-waisted jeans, sneakers with dresses, platforms, throwing away the concept of a plus-size section and realizing that every size is a woman’s size.”
Her take on the worst fashion trends: “Jeans with rhinestones on pockets, cardigans that are long in the front and short in the back, infinity scarves and tank tops pulled down so far under everything.”
Her go-to fashion advice: “Confidence is key. The way to pull something off is that you just have to put it on and work it. Fumbling and pulling on clothes instantly ruins the outfit. It isn’t about the size of the clothes, it’s about how it fits your body for the look you’re going for. Sometimes I wear an extra small and sometimes I wear a 2XL. Learn your body shape and dress accordingly. Following trends too closely can be cheap. Always root yourself in your personal style.”
Her biggest fashion flub: “Believing I could wear my square toe Ariats, the same boots I wore outside, with formal dresses. Listening to what people who didn’t care about me, or who didn’t have any sense at all, thought of the way I dressed.”