It’s beginning to look a lot like sweaters, boots and coats as Metro Detroiters are closing out the year in cozy styles. Check out SEEN’s 8 favorite street-style looks from December.
By Chelsie Dzbanski
1. Betira Shahollari
Betira Shahollari, aka Beti, is not an influencer — just a girl in love with life and fashion who loves to share it all on Instagram. She’s a financial analyst at Ally and also a member of the nonprofit organization Impact100, where she helps plan events. When Beti isn’t busy being a total boss babe, she loves to express herself through her style and empower others to be confident with their fashion choices. Follow her on Instagram at @beti_shahollari for professional outfit inspiration, travel adventures and the best blazers!
Insta-blogging babe Sarah Jude is obsessed with three things: fashion, philanthropy and faith. Sarah, who was adopted as a child, channels her passion for everything above into her faith-based sweatshirt line, Bella Vita. In memory of her biological mother who passed away in 2000, Sarah donates 50% of the proceeds from each sweatshirt sold to the Pregnancy Center of Toledo to help continue its mission of offering free education and resources to families with unexpected pregnancies. Check out Sarah’s sweatshirts at sarahjudellc.com and follow her on Instagram for more at @sarah_jude.
Sarah is pictured above wearing a mock-neck sweater from American Eagle, velvet faux pearl headbands from Amazon, Sam Edelman knee-high boots from Nordstrom and high-rise jean leggings from Abercrombie & Fitch. Shop Sarah’s full look on LIKEtoKNOW.it.
3. Brandon York
Flint native Brandon York recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in fashion merchandising. With a long-life interest in fashion, poetry, art, photography and music, Brandon hopes to take his skills to the next level as a celebrity stylist for professional athletes and hip-hop artists. Follow him on Instagram at @brandonleeyork to catch him repping local brands, getting muddy on the rugby field and showing off his fresh personal style.
4. Micah Shumake
Meet Micah Shumake, a Detroit native, latte enthusiast and mom to Jude. She is currently working on launching her online children’s boutique, Moo&Ju, which is designed to keep minis stylish and comfortable. With a mission to give back to the community and underprivileged mothers, Micah plans to donate 10% of the brand’s proceeds to women’s shelters in Metro Detroit. Give Micah a follow on Instagram at @micahshumake and watch as she navigates being a mother and a fashionista all at once.
5. Sarah Gibson
Grand Rapids-based lifestyle blogger Sarah Gibson is fearless in fashion and fitness. From chic and affordable fashion finds to her fitness journey (and the cutest workout sets that will actually make you want to hit the gym), Sarah shares everything on her Instagram account @sarah.r.gibson. Shop your favorite looks from her feed on her LIKEtoKNOW.it account and check out her blog, sarahgibson.com, for more.
6. Darryl Blanding
Darryl Blanding, better known as “Clue,” has been a contributor to Detroit’s sneaker and fashion culture for 10 years. His impressive resume includes positions at Nojo Kicks, Kit and Ace and currently, Carhartt. He also co-founded lifestyle brand FOiR and Clean Sneaker Care LLC, with his friend and business partner Donald Dudley. In 2018, the duo teamed up with Nike to release two pairs of limited-edition sneakers under the project “Detroit Is.” Follow him on Instagram at @clue313.
Clue is pictured above wearing a beanie (shop similar) from Burn Rubber, grey sweatshirt (shop similar), black jacket (shop similar), black jeans (shop similar) and yellow and black sneakers (shop similar).
7. Andie Boulton
With a degree in fashion merchandising and a love for expressing her creativity, Bird Bee sales associate Andie Boulton showcases her edgy style via a variety of platforms including her Instagram account @andie_boutlon and YouTube channel. Give her a follow and stay up to date on all the latest trends.
8. Bianca Negron
Cool girl Bianca Negron’s cutting-edge, millennial style has caught the attention of Instagram-scouting style mavens from near and far. On her Instagram account @negronbianca, she shares dozens of affordable looks that always slay. Tune in every Tuesday to her IGTV series, “Style Tip Tuesday” for style tips and outfit details. Stay tuned for more style and beauty content from Bianca coming soon!
Bianca is pictured above wearing a black blazer (shop similar), neon crop top (shop similar), skinny jeans (shop similar), slouch knee boots from Pretty Little Thing and chain link clutch (shop similar).