What are you wearing?

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Coty Hildebrand

Occupation: Co Co Couture co-owner; daytime manager at Club 185

Hometown: Dresden

Neighborhood: Bexley area

Label your style: "Functional but fun"

What do you love?

My ideal outfit is always the white wife beater with jeans and heels and a sweater. It's some variation of that every day.

Where do you love to shop?

Forever 21, Nordstrom and my own store.

What about accessories?

I get a lot of vintage accessories from the store - really fun stuff, because it's unique. Purses, tons of brooches.

How did you get into thrifting?

Growing up, we lived in California and we didn't have a lot of money - it was just my mom and I. Back-to-school clothes would be from Goodwill, but it wasn't a bummer for me because I always liked the vintage stuff.

What are you willing to splurge on?

Shoes and purses. My splurge this year was my Frye cowboy boots. They're like $300 boots, and I bartend in them, which is probably pretty stupid, but that's where I'm at most of the time.

Who does your hair?

Autumn at 1400 Downtown, an Aveda Concept Salon.

Tell me about your makeup.

I'm obsessed with Kiehl's, which is typically the lip gloss I have on every day of my life, or it's this lipstick I have on, which is Stila in Norma. Otherwise, it's MAC stuff. I'm big on eyeliner; my makeup doesn't really change.

Do you feel like people notice your style?

I've had a customer say to me, "Your style is very bipolar." I'm one extreme or the other. It's jeans and T-shirt or it's way too dressy for the bar.

The outfit

Shirt: Forever 21

Camisole: from Co Co Couture

Skirt and belt: Forever 21

Boots: Bronx from Cheesecake Boutique

Earrings: Forever 21

Necklace: Tiffany

Purse: vintage, from Co Co Couture

To share your sense of style with Off The Rack, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com