"I had a huge shoe fetish when I was younger. I had a newspaper route just to afford shoes. The rest of my outfits would suck and be all raggedy, but I'd have nice shoes."

Job: Insurance adjuster at Nationwide

Age: 28

Neighborhood: Worthington

Hometown: Worthington

Label your style: "Clean but comfortable"

So you're into shoes?

I had a huge shoe fetish when I was younger. I had a newspaper route just to afford shoes. The rest of my outfits would suck and be all raggedy, but I'd have nice shoes.

Where do you shop for them now?

I like colorful sneakers. Journeys has a lot of bright, loud sneakers. I just like how they're starting to sell those sneakers again that used to be sold in the '80s.

What are you excited to wear now that it's warmer?

Flip-flops. I get so excited, sometimes I wear them during the winter. But not in public.

What do you wear to work, when you can't wear flip-flops or sandals?

I have black loafers I got from Journeys that are so comfortable.

What's important to you when it comes to clothing?

I iron, every single day, because I hate wrinkles. That's my biggest thing. I iron jeans.

What influences your style?

I think I have a heterosexual crush on David Beckham. I like his style. I like people who stand out and accessorize.

Is this how you usually wear your hair?

I'm half-Puerto Rican, so my hair's frizzy. I use Murray's hair wax. It's, like, a dollar a can. I have red facial hair, so people always ask me, "Do you dye your hair?" It's like, nothing against redheads, but I wouldn't dye it red.

The outfit:

T-shirt: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: from Marshalls

Shoes: Adidas from Journeys

Black beaded bracelet: Aldo

Teal bracelets: handmade

"Baby harmonica" necklace: a gift

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