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Vested interest

Omily Stutan

• Who she is: Omily Stutan

• What she’s wearing: Pink button-down from a thrift store that she’s “had forever.” “It’s all pretty much from thrift stores,” Omily reports of her purple vest, chunky shoes and wire necklace, except for the black pants “from a place at the beach that was having a sale” and her patchwork tote from a Unitarian Universalist yard sale.

• Why we love it: Menswear, carried over from fall fashion, is still in (and is never out, if you’re a Diane Keaton fan). And, according to Lucky magazine, wearing various shades of the same color is a new must. Omily reinterprets these trends with thrift-shop finds.

Try this on

Jelly sandals are back (if you missed them the first time around, circa 1984, they’re pretty much the same, only not in neon shades — so far). Pick up your pair of plastic molded shoes — they’re cheap enough to get a different color for every occasion. Shop at, or Marc Jacobs offers a high-end style ($95) — look for them at the Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales sites.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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