"You have to wear what looks good on you. I always wear something that fits and hugs my body, because I'm so skinny. "

Job: Ohio State sophomore studying clothing and textiles; part-time visual merchandiser at Lane Bryant and Gap

Neighborhood: Whitehall

Hometown: Whitehall

Age: 26

Label your style: "Fashion-forward and designer-inspired"

What do you like to wear?

You have to wear what looks good on you. I always wear something that fits and hugs my body, because I'm so skinny.

What do you have a lot of in your closet?

I have a lot of vests. A lot of skinny corduroys, jeans, pants. And then I have a lot of blazers.

So kind of a dressed-up look?

I feel like with my clothes, I can dress it up or dress it down. So if I put tennis shoes on with what I have on now, it would dress it down. If I wear these shoes I've got on now, it would dress it up.

What influences your style?

GQ. And a lot of times I watch fashion shows to see the different designers, and then I create an outfit based on what they designed, but what I can buy and what looks good on me. When I bought these pants at Gap, they were flared out, but I took them in to make them fit how I wanted them to.

How did you learn to sew?

My mom's a seamstress. She taught me as I was growing up.

What do you want to do once you graduate?

I want to start my own clothing line. But my goal is to work for a designer and learn how designers run their business, so then I know how to run my own.

The outfit:

Shirt: Gap

Vest: Target

Pants: Gap

Shoes: Macy's

To share your sense of style with fashion columnist Brittany Kress, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com