Charlotte native Otissa Marble loves fashion. Unlike many fashion lovers who follow new-school trends, Otissa is fascinated with vintage pieces. You know those one-of-a-kind gems you find hiding in your mom and grandmom’s closets or at your local thrift store.
“I am amazed at how fashion is recycled,” said the owner of Fashionably Me!, a resale boutique that offers both traveling and online stores.
We recently caught up with Marble to discuss fashion.
How would you describe your style? My style is a fun mixture of modern and vintage pieces. It’s simple, clean and classy. I like to play up my legs either in a pair of straight leg jeans or a mini dress.
2. Who would you say inspires your style? I love women who break the style rules and wear what they choose. Tracee Ellis Ross, Solange Knowles are a few that come to mind, however I also love Kerry Washington’s style. Her looks are always clean and classic.
3. Who is your favorite designer? I can’t say that I have a favorite designer, but I love mature and classy brands such as BCBG and Banana Republic.
4. What accessory do you have to wear every day? Earrings! I can do without the attention grabbing statement necklace and the bangles, but I love earrings! Most days I wear earrings; even it is only a small pair of studs to wear to the gym. Over the past few months, I’ve collected several pairs of cool vintage earrings from thrift stores and yard sales! I head to the accessories counter during each visit at the Goodwill and Value Village. If I’m obsessed with anything, it’s a cool pair of earrings!