Ashley Madekwe Cheers Us Up

Posted on October 10, 2012

Sometimes, all a gal needs is a cute skirt, simple top, and kickass pair of shoes to make us happy.


Ashley Madekwe attends the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Ashley is wearing a Zara top, Etro skirt, ASOS earrings, an Anya Hindmarch handbag, and Hervé Léger by Max Azria sandals.

Hervé Léger ‘Abrielle’ Sandal

Personally, we’re not totally in love with those shoes, but the outfit definitely needed something to punctuate it, so we’ll take them. They’d look better with a pair of skinny pants, though.

We’ve been kind of cranky and annoyed with the range of ladylooks featured on the site today, so we’re putting this up as a little palate-cleanser. It’s simple, cute, and suits her to a T.


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  • PinkLemon

    Not a big fan of the shoes either, but this is terribly cute otherwise.

  • alicetiara

    Also, it’s all relatively affordable brands, which is a nice change. Except for the  shoes, which are $800.

    • YoungSally

      Top yes…but an Etro skirt?  Not usually affordable.

  • shanna bowie

    Ashely Madekwe is always chic. She has her own fashion blog where she posts her outfits. She’s my style inspiration. 

    • alicetiara

       OOh, thanks for saying that! I just googled it and she is a very cute fashion blogger. I like that she repeats her favorite pieces, too.

  • Adorable! She could stand up straight, though. She looks like she’s hiding here.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    You certainly could kick a lotta ass with those shoes.

  • She looks adorable, but the shoes are the Devil.

  • AuntHo

    Those shoes look like centipedes. I appreciate the gold detailing, but they’re crawling all over me. Get them off. 

  • Frankly, I think the shoes are a bit much, and rather over designed for my taste. But I’m at a loss to say what I would prefer in their place.

    • kimmeister

      I’d vote for copper sandals.  The shoes she’s got on are ugly.

  • I always like it when celebrities look comfortable and happy in what they’re wearing.

  • newleaf1

    That skirt is super cute.  I want it.  Ashely, will you share?  I might fit my toe into it.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      The skirt is the only part of the outfit I like.

  • I desperately want to push her shoulders down. 

  • Judy_S

    I was thinking the clothes are perfectly chosen to show off the shoes…

  • I like this look (it’s accessible-ish and cute), but I mostly just want to yell, “STAND UP STRAIGHT!”

  • gabbilevy

    I gotta say, I think pairing those shoes with that skirt was a brilliant choice. Ashley (the character) drives me bananas, but Ashley (the actress) is adorable.

  • If instead beige and gold those shoes were black and gold, or black and red, they’d be pretty neat.

  • TieDye64

    Very cute. She looks so tiny, like she could fit in your pocket. Teeny tiny.

  • I can’t see anything but her fivehead. She needs a different hairstyle that includes bangs. 

    That was extra bitchy of me.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Me want champagne.  NOW.

  • Cute, but I have a question. Is the waist hitting her correctly? The proportion looks a bit off, like it’s too high, but maybe that’s because of the hair? I can’t quite figure this out. But the sum of the parts is totally cute!

    • Tatiana Luján

      Or maybe because the shirt is too big for her tiny frame. Something is definitely off with the proportions.

    • kimmeister

      I think she just has a really short torso.

  • MilaXX

    Oh TLo you have trained us well. I thought the same ting when I looked at this.  Not in love with the shoes paired with this look, but they help lift up the look.

  • VeryClaire

    Ugly shoes and a boring outfit. Palate cleanser?

  • I know it’s just the way the carpet is reflecting off the gold in her shoes, but it makes it look like her pinky toe is trying to make a break for it in a very painful and tortured way and now I can’t unsee that.

    I like the skirt a lot and I second the stand up straight comments. Some of these women (and men, too) need to walk around with big books on their heads to improve their posture. 

    • kimmeister

      I saw the escapee toes too!

      At first I thought you said that they need to walk around with big boobs to improve their posture. *snickers*

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Boy, I dislike Ms. Madekwe’s cocker spaniel hair.  It even has the waves that the dogs have.  Leave this look to the pooches, ladies, it communicates “trying too hard to look young,” and it obscures details of your outfit.  

  • Hate the shoes, but the outfit and the hair are killer.

  • The shirt looks too big, and the purse doesn’t even register, but that’s a cute skirt and an interesting pair of shoes.  I guess it will do for polo.

  • sandy murphy

    The shoes look look like centipedes.  Kill them with fire!

  • I don’t love the shoes, but the way the detailing echoes the skirt is clever.

  • kimmeister

    Her makeup is very cute!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    She reminds of Zoe Saldana…

  • Lilithcat

    I totally hate those shoes.

  • GorgeousThings

    I love the skirt, and I’ll take one of those bottles of VCP, please.

  • Trisha26

    She looks “hunched up” to me. Could be the camera, but something about the look just seem right.

    • bringbackbeatles

      That’s what I was thinking too. She just Looks like she feels kind of awkward in posture.

  • Actually, the one thing I really DO like about this outfit are the shoes – they’re fun!

  • quiltrx

    That’s a great skirt!

  • This might not be related to any fashion discussion but I think she’d look really good with front bangs

  • n a

    does she ever smile? I get it, strike a pose & all, but you have gorgeous teeth and people are taking photos of you…what’s wrong with a full smile?

  • I do not like the way the twists on the shoes and the twists in the pattern on the skirt are apparently meant to match.

  • bringbackbeatles

    I think this outfit feels easy and sweet. It really does suit her. I love the shoes, but they’re too matchy with this. I agree that they would be kickass with some skinny jeans. Overall, though, she looks gorgeous.

  • Whoever Abrielle is, she looks difficult. But I like Revenge’s Brit castmate nonetheless.

  • Where did the top half of her body go?