Ashley Graham’s latest style muse? Steve from Blue’s Clues

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On Monday, Ashley Graham took to Instagram to share the inspiration behind her most recent look: Steve from Blue indices – and no, we’re not kidding. Specifically, the model wore a navy and green striped rugby shirt from Rowing Blazers and a pair of khaki Vince pants – an unexpected combination for Graham, who typically wears bike shorts, heels and casual dresses.

“Steve from Blue indices is hot now, ”she captioned the two-photo slideshow. The second photo showed Steve Burns, the star of the Nickelodeon show from 1996 to 2002, in an almost identical cut, albeit ten times less chic.

It’s entirely possible that Graham, who has a one-year-old son and is currently pregnant with her second child, could just watch a little too much. Blue indices, which allowed her to recreate the star’s signature outfit in style. More likely, however, the look is her take on the current fashion obsession with ’90s preppy athletic wear. Think: varsity jackets, bike shorts, and college crewnecks on Princess Diana and Hailey. Bieber (who recreated the People’s Princess looks for Vogue Paris in 2019). Rugby shirts and vintage khakis, which are a staple in the golf club scene, certainly fit into the aesthetic.

When you think about it that way, Graham’s latest look isn’t all that surprising, considering she dresses in a similar vein to Diana from the early ’90s so often. Let’s not forget that in May , she was spotted post-workout wearing black bike shorts with Nike sneakers and a pastel yellow anorak from New Balance’s ultra preppy collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore.

Maybe dress like a character on Blue indices is not that strange after all. If you’re okay, shop for Graham’s look below.

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