What are you wearing? Dawn Thompson

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Job: Stylist at Lucky 13 Hair Salon

Neighborhood: Clintonville

Hometown: Marysville

Label your style: "Girly with a rocker edge"

What do you like to wear?

If it's not comfortable, I won't wear it. I don't like anything around my waist, really, so I wear a lot of dresses. My dream is to find bottoms that look good but have an elastic waist at the top so no one knows.

You don't like how it feels?

I just like comfort. I don't like feeling like I have any clothes on. So everything has to be really soft.

Where do you shop most?

Probably Marshalls and T.J. Maxx.

Is there anyone that inspires your style?

I just love Stevie Nicks. Her style is the best. And I believe in past lives. I think my last one was in the Victorian era, so if you look through my clothes, one theme is Victorian-inspired. But modern.

Are you into accessories?

I am. I have two huge chests. When I wear silver, it tends to be chunky, and when I wear gold, it tends to be delicate.

Has your style changed over time?

When I was younger, I was more reserved, and now I'm like, here I am! I'm in the burlesque troupe Viva and the Velvet Hearts, and that's helped me break out of my shell.

What about your hair?

I change it a lot. About six months ago, I was platinum blond. I recently saw (500) Days of Summer, and the next day, I was like, snip, snip, snip and gave myself bangs.

The outfit:

Boots: Born

Sweater: from Marshalls

Dress: from Charlotte Russe

Bracelet: Urban Outfitters

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