2018 Z Best Dressed List Maker: Ashley Ballard

Trench Closet: @Ashley Ballard
“Lifestyle, home, essay-writing, mental health advocacy. Also a sucker for roller skating.” ~ Ashley Ballard

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The place of fashion in Ashley’s life:

It’s an integration of everything in my life. I firmly believe that everything you consume — music, movies, books — influences and morphs the person you are, and it can present itself in personal style. My biggest inspirations are musicians, film characters, and strangers on the street.

Give me a fit-and-flare dress and a peter pan collar and I never have to wear anything else again.

We asked Ashley, “ if you could trade your entire closet with any woman in the world, who would it be?”

Yayoi Kusama.

“And would you actually do it?”


And, speaking of grabbing someone’s style from their closet, many of the Trench members (aka Trenchies) state that one of the things they like most about being part of the Never Ending Closet community is being fashionable while being very environmentally conscious and sustainable.

Ashley told us about the meaning of fashion sustainability to her.

Fast fashion is unethical and terrible for humanity and the environment. Choosing to shop thrift/vintage and invest in well-made timeless pieces can combat this and makes great style while simultaneously knowing you’re making a difference.
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This list is conducted by Trench.

Trench is your never ending closet.

There’s a misconception that you cannot be an active and fashionable consumer and be responsible and conscious at the same time.

On the award-winning Trench app, you can treat the world as your wardrobe, get a glimpse at anyone’s style and literally grab it from their closet.

You can buy and sell clothes without worrying about your finances, the environment or precious closet space.

Join other stylish fashion influencers on the Trench app at get.trench.app or look for Trench in your iOS store!