Brittney Marshall is a boss. Not content to stay in one lane, the UH student is a third-year Cougar Dolls dance team member (and a dancer for Ice Cube’s Big 3 Basketball League), choreographer, published model, and aspiring teacher—oh yeah, and she's even been in a Megan Thee Stallion music video.
We sat down with Marshall to learn more about her inspiration, fashion favorites, and beauty advice.
How has modeling changed your life?
I found my passion and style through modeling because I learned what works best for me and what does not work for me. I have also been inspired stylistically by other models and photographers I have worked with.
How would you describe your fashion sense?
I am becoming more minimal, and I just like simplicity. I wear very neutral colors because I want people to focus on my personality versus what I am wearing—I like whites, tans, nudes, greys, blacks, and whites—and I like my accessories or shoes to pop.
What personal experiences have shaped your style?
Along with becoming a model, when I got to college I was able to explore my style more. Growing up everyone followed trends, so I felt pressured to do the same, but now that I’m older and I've been exposed to more styles, I know what I like and what flatters me.
Who are your style icons?
Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé because their styles are unique and their own. My alter-ego sometimes wants to be minimalistic like Kim or sometimes unique and different like Beyoncé.
What's a favorite memory you've made in Houston?
Appearing in the "She Live" video by Maxo Kream featuring Megan The Stallion, participating in the Super Bowl 51 halftime with Lady Gaga, and walking in the Astros World Series Parade with my dance team and the Spirit of Houston.
Can you describe your typical look?
Probably leggings and a crop top, even if it's cold—I will have a hoodie crop or a sweater crop top. I honestly don't like wearing makeup everyday; on a regular day I like to keep it natural: some concealer, blush, highlight, mascara. I like to show my freckles.
What style advice would you offer readers?
Make sure it's something that you personally like and it's not a trend. People get caught up in trends and begin to follow them but they're not being authentic to themselves. You also have to make sure it's flattering for you, it brings out your creative side, and you feel confident.
What's your favorite place to shop?
Forever 21. People say that they can't find anything there, but I always find hidden gems.