Did you know that Ashley Madekwe is also a fashion blogger?

Yes, the English actress maintains her own online diary of sorts where she documents her outfits, musings, and whatnot.

Now speaking of the Salem star, Ashley was spotted grabbing some lunch with friends last Wednesday. For the outing, the brunette cutie wore super-short denim cutoffs and a simple black t-shirt. The combination was nothing special. However, the fashion plate kicked it up a notch by punctuating her outfit with pointy animal-print loafers, dark sunnies, and a Chanel purse.


ashley-madekwe-pilates-most-la-thing-i-do-05bvgAshley Madekwe grabs lunch with some friends in West Hollywood, California, on July 16, 2014

How do you like Ashley’s off duty style? Laid-back and casual chic would be the right way to put it, would you agree?

I like how she added statement shoes to give the look an upgrade. Without those animal-print pointy loafers, she would have appeared ordinary like any other girl on the street.

If you’re too lazy to dress up but want to look chic, this getup from Ashley is actually a great one to copy. The good thing about her attire is that it is easy to replicate and easy to pull off. Simply grab your favorite denim cutoffs and top it with a simple black tee.

Of course, don’t forget your statement shoes. I’ve yet to get the official confirmation on Ashley’s flats, but my hunch is they’re from Miu Miu. They look a lot like these red suede loafers I found at MyTheresa:

miu miu suede slippers with bowMiu Miu Suede Bow Detailed Loafers, $357 (was $595)

These red Miu Miu loafers are currently on sale, down to $357 from $595. Feel free to purchase them online if you’re interested. For those of you who aren’t fond of red, you can also try these printed pointy loafers from Halogen and Aquatalia. These aren’t as striking as the red ones and can even work as your new neutral flats for summer:

aquatalia marvin k camou pointy flatsAquatalia by Marvin K. Brandy Flats, $395

halogen leah flatsHalogen Leah Leather Flats, $60 (was $90)

$ 357