Capital Style editor Jenny Rogers talks closet staples, style icons and words to live by

I'm a lifelong Central Ohioan and Ohio University grad, and I started studying journalism in high school. My first big interview was with ABC News' Sam Donaldson, who was kind enough to give a braces-clad kid 30 minutes of his time when he initially "only had a moment." I've loved interviewing since then, and-as corny as it sounds-I truly feel everyone has a story to tell. I'm thrilled to be telling the stories of Columbus' trendsetters and movers and shakers as editor of Capital Style.

How would you describe your style?

Bohemian Tomboy sounds ridiculous, but if I can pair a faux-fur vest with my Chuck Taylors, I'm happy.

Favorite item in your closet?

I have a deep-tan suede poncho-complete with fringe-that was my dad's in the Sixties. I love it, although I've never worn it! Runner up is a black lace Vivian Tam dress I found at Second Chance in Grandview.

Style icons?

Alexa Chung, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, SJP, Mara Hoffman and Rachel Zoe, of course.

Sartorial pet peeves?

Honestly, I just really respect personal style, so my biggest pet peeve is playing it too safe. And, for whatever reason, I can't get behind pumps with a rounded toe.

Beloved brunch spot?

With friends, I'm all about a less than $5 meal at Chef-O-Nette (preferably on a Saturday at noon). With my mom, La Chatelaine. For a cocktail, 101 Beer Kitchen (hello spicy Bloody Mary!)

Best thing about Columbus fashion?

It's perfectly acceptable to be exactly who you want to be-and look exactly as you want to look.

Words to live by?

"Keep in the sunlight." That's a portion of a Benjamin Franklin quote that also says "Do not anticipate trouble." But I've been reminding myself of this line during deadlines since my senior year of college.