1 Girl, 4 Looks: Local Designer Ashley Scott Shows Us Summer Chic

When we first spotted local jewelry designer Ashley Scott, we knew we had to have her—clothes, of course. The second thing we noticed is how positive, warm, and friendly she is, and we couldn't help wondering what drives this young design talent's style and motivations. We're already obsessed with her jewelry line, Drapes, and we're definitely coveting her distinctive statement pieces. Now, we want to see how she puts inspiration to work in her day-to-day style. Click through for four Ashley-approved outfits, and try your hand at copying this local hero's look.
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What is a typical workday outfit for you?
"My typical work outfit is usually a cropped top and trousers. Because I've been working with metals lately, it can get messy. I like to be comfortable and be abIe to move around easily. I love my Marc by Marc Jacobs overall trousers, they are so comfy and stylish. Im usually a dress girl so it's the only time I wear pants."
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How does living in Chicago influence your personal style?
"It pushes me to step outside of the box of the Midwest stereotype. We have a great art scene here in Chicago. My friends and I love to go to the MCA regularly and it definitely rubs off on me."
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What are your go-to accessories?
"My go-to accessories are definitely earrings. My Drapes (of course), and I've recently gotten into headpieces. I also love a bright bag."
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How would you describe your personal style?
"My personal style is very feminine and playful. I like to keep a little innocence about me and not show too much. Im a girly girl, I love lace, dresses and pieces that accentuate my waist."
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What is your current summer style obsession?
"My current obsession is cropped tops! I like high-waisted skirts and shorts, and I love the way they look with a cropped top. I'm so obsessed, I cut all of my tops in half and I don't regret it."