Style Talk With A Fling Fashionista – DTK Austin

In this series, we’re talking to some of our favorite style bloggers about their style, their shopping habits, their favorite trends, and their awesome blogs! This month, we’re so excited to hear from Ashley Hargrove, the style and smile behind DTK (Dressed To Kill) Austin! In addition to having amazing style and blogging her fabulous outfits, she’s also a highly in-demand stylist and model.

AH 1

When did you first fall in love with fashion? And when did you begin your blog?
I was a huge tomboy growing up. I mean, literally sleeping in the clothes I was planning to wear the next day and forget about makeup, I was not interested. While in architecture school I started working for Neiman Marcus doing personal shopping, which eventually led to me starting my wardrobe and personal styling business 4 years ago.

What are you wearing RIGHT NOW???
A cashmere beanie, cashmere sweater, black leggings and flats!

What’s your favorite go-to outfit and why?
Comfort is key! I’m on set for 12+ hours a day and running around so I need to plan accordingly. That normally consists of workout clothes and tennis shoes or leggings, a tank with a cardigan and a pair of vans. I’m a pretty casual dresser unless I’ve got a fancy date! 😉

AH 2

What trend(s) are you digging right now?
I’m not one that follows trends, but my favorite would have to be oversized sweaters!

What are your top 3 go-to stores (brick and mortar or online) and how often do you shop?
Neiman Marcus, H&M and Zara. My favorite thing about fashion is being able to mix extremely high end with inexpensive. I shop every single day for photoshoots and commercials which means I NEVER go out and shop for myself. If I need something I will either order it online or buy it wherever I am pulling shoot clothes from.

Currently, what is your favorite piece in your closet?
My Chanel Boy Bag I just spoiled myself with!

Who is your style icon?
I get inspiration from Pinterest and other bloggers on Instagram.

What tips would you give our readers for discovering their personal style?
You want to be comfortable in your own skin. Don’t try and impress others by wearing things that don’t really bring out the best in YOU.

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Tell us 3 random facts about you!
I have the cutest little Brussels Griffon named Steven Jalapeño that I treat like a baby. He’s overly spoiled!
I have 2 degrees – Architecture and Business Management
And here’s a random one – I don’t sleep with pillows!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on style, Ashley! Be sure to check out her DTK Austin Styling blog and be sure to follow her on Instagram – her name is @dtkaustin. Stay tuned for more Style Talk with Fling Fashionistas!

Cathy Benavides

Cathy is a native Austinite, and writes a plus size style blog called Austin Slave to Fashion. She is a blogger and the social media manager here at Fling Fashions and hoards lip gloss, owls, and fine point Sharpie markers.

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