What are you wearing? Brandi Young-Sharp

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Job: owner of Advanced Language Access, an interpreting service

Hometown: San Diego

Neighborhood: Pataskala

Label your style: "Practical and versatile"

How do you make your outfits transitional?

I usually carry a blazer or a cardigan. I sometimes carry jeans with me, and - I've done it before - I can put them on over this.

Where do you like to shop?

Marshalls is a one-stop shop. And I'm a person that likes to go to consignment shops, because I try to bargain shop. I like to go to MJR Sales. Go on a Thursday or Friday morning when they first get their inventory.

You own a business. How does that affect what you wear?

I like skirt suits, but if I'm at a very serious meeting or feel like I need to really get the sale, I wear pants. I'm learning more and more - in certain arenas, you wear certain things to maximize your potential.

What kind of shoes do you wear?

Heels are all I wear. I wore high heels even when I was pregnant. I probably have 40 pairs. I like shoes with extra support, like I can tie around the ankle.

What kind of accessories do you like?

I love wearing scarves, but it's getting so hot I can't do it anymore. I gravitate toward really funky earrings and bracelets. I don't wear many necklaces, but I do love pearls.

Do you have any favorite beauty products?

Lola, a Hispanic makeup artist who just came out with her own line. And Physicians Formula from Walgreens.

The outfit:

Dress: Banana Republic from Plato's Closet

Shoes: Colin Stuart from MJR Sales

Bracelet: Icing

Earrings: Cato Fashion

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