Meet X-pert Marquita

What are 5 staples everyone should have in their wardrobe?

Black denim, Dark denim, Light denim, Leather jacket, The perfect boot, Sexy lingerie, A great tee, Cozy sweater. ...Sorry that’s more than 5.

What is your ideal denim fit style?

Skinny jeans! I find skinnies are the most flattering for my figure. I like to try other styles but skinny jeans are always my go to.

What Xcites you about a brand that is season-less and collection-less?

I love that JXB is season-less because you can really wear these pieces year round, and the fact that they’re collection-less means you don’t have to wait ages for new pieces they keep updating and adding new options regularly.

What is your best style trick or tip?

I love to play with my style. Some days I’m flirty and feminine...others I like to be more of a tomboy. I don’t like to give myself rules so when it comes to style I think it’s important to check in with yourself and see how you feel that day. You can have a lot of fun when you step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. Don’t take yourself too seriously and stop caring about what other people will think!

What piece is your favorite from the line?

I’m obsessed with the oversized fringe denim jacket and the jeans with the seams down the front.

It is Saturday afternoon, what are you in your closet picking out to wear?

It really depends on what I’m doing that day. If I’m lounging and taking it easy I’ll be in my cashmere robe. If I’m meeting up with friends I’ll probably wear a pair of jeans with a cozy sweater or tee.

What made you fall in love with fashion?

I really started loving fashion when I first realized that the industry was finally opening up to representing and providing for women of all sizes. I never felt like I belonged in the fashion world until I finally started having options to play with.

In 3 words how would you describe your style?

Subtly-sexy, relaxed, cool.

How does the line fit your lifestyle?

I travel a lot so I love that the collection is really versatile, many of the pieces can be worn in different ways which helps with packing light. I love denim so it’s nice to have so many different options to choose from.

Who do you see loving this line?

Women everywhere.... there’s something for everyone!

What inspired you to want to work in fashion?

Growing up I never had the kinds of cute clothing options my friends had, I could never fit into anything at the stores they were shopping at. Women and girls my size were never represented in mainstream media and as a teenager that was a serious struggle for me. I always felt different and at that young age all I wanted was to fit in. I started modeling at 15 and quickly realized that I could have a voice in this industry. I wanted to be that role model that I had always wished I had when I was younger.

Fashion priority: comfort or style?

I really can’t choose. Both are equally as important to me.

What would surprise people to know about you?

I’m extremely adventurous! I love to travel and explore. I’m happiest when I’m learning about new cultures and people. I like to try new things and challenge my fears!

What quality to you value most about yourself?

My ability to connect with people. I like to get to know people and their stories, I try to be as open as possible and judgement free. I’ve been able to learn so much from people... they feel comfortable telling me things because they know I’m coming from a place of acceptance and love rather than judgement.

What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?

I would tell my 16 year old self to trust the timing of your life. Never compare yourself to anyone. If you want to accomplish anything you have to do the work! Be grateful for your experiences, even the negative things that happen to you. Set goals and do not doubt your ability to achieve them for a second. And most importantly, trust your intuition!!

What are some of your secret ambitions?

I’d like to host my own travel show where I travel the world learning and educating people about different cultures.

What makes you Xtraordinary?

My personality and ability to connect with people.

I would tell my 16 year old self to trust the timing of your life. Never compare yourself to anyone. If you want to accomplish anything you have to do the work! Be grateful for your experiences, even the negative things that happen to you. Set goals and do not doubt your ability to achieve them for a second. And most importantly, trust your intuition!!

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Marquita's Musts

Dark denim , Light denim, Leather jacket , A cozy sweater and The perfect boot.

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