Metro Detroiters are standing out this spring in bold colors, chic street wear and edgy elements. Check out SEEN’s eight favorite street style looks from May.
By Chelsie Dzbanski
1. Jacqui Green
Jacqui Green grew up in Metro Detroit as a competitive figure skater. In a world full of Swarovski crystals and dazzling dresses, she never fell short of inspiration and finding ways to express herself. Now, senior at Oakland University, she is obtaining a degree in marketing and business analytics, but her passion for expressing herself through her fashion sense still carries on. Her quirky style is filled with colors, patterns and tons of sneakers! To help further explore her creative passions, Jacqui recently published a personal blog, jacquimgreen.com, as an outlet to share her thoughts and all her favorite things. From all things fashion to travel and more, tag along with her on her newest endeavor and give her a follow on Instagram at @jacquimgreen.
Jacqui is pictured above wearing a white collared shirt (shop similar), oversized green cardigan sweater (shop similar), distressed skinny jeans (shop similar), pink Reebok sneakers (shop similar) and tortoiseshell glasses (shop similar).
2. Ty Davis
Ty Davis is passionate about connecting with other creatives and entrepreneurs throughout Metro Detroit. He recently launched a lifestyle brand “Dare to be Yourself” that empowers others to do exactly that. And when it comes to fashion, Ty loves playing around with his look and trying new things. You can always catch him in a sharp blazer or a stylish jacket — his go-to pieces. With his new platform, Ty is able to express himself through fashion while uplifting others. Give him a follow on Instagram at @tyd.davis and @daretobeyourselfllc.
3. Melody Sharrak
Melody Sharrak, owner and experience curator behind Mesh Detroit, has been drumming to the beat of her own fashion drum since a young age. With a love for street wear, Melody cares less about what is trendy and more about what she feels the most herself in. Let’s just say she makes a T-shirt and a pair of joggers look chic! And speaking of fashion, Melody has evolved her company Mesh Detroit, that originally started off as an event planning company, to be an overall outlet for designing products and curating beautiful experiences that tell a unique story. She recently launched her first product line, Mesh Barrettes, that combine playful ’90s vibes with modern twists to create the ultimate TBT hair accessory for today’s fashionistas. Visit meshdetroit.com for more information, and follow Melody on Instagram at @meshdetroit and @melodysharrak.
Melody is pictured above wearing a black cropped T-shirt (shop similar), black jacket (shop similar), black satin midi skirt (shop similar), Steve Madden orange faux crocodile handbag and white sneakers (shop similar).
Former teacher Liz McGuffin started her blog, withwonderandwhimsy.com, as a way to cultivate happiness, celebrate life’s small moments and share it with others. Today as a full-time influencer, freelance writer and style columnist for FabUplus magazine, she is able to celebrate the small and big moments in life with her following on a daily basis. With a romantic, whimsical and playful sense of style, Liz has found that embracing her fashion sense and sharing it with the world has made her much more confident, and she aims to reflect that on others. From styling tips, plus-size fashion trends, travel, decorating and more, Liz shares it all on her blog and Instagram account at @withwonderandwhimsy.
Liz is pictured above wearing a printed flare sleeve dress from Eloquii, jewelry from Catherine’s Plus, Kate Spade Sylvia large dome satchel handbag and Coach Juliet ankle booties. Shop Liz’s entire look on LikeToKnow.it.
5. LeAnn Henri
LeAnn Henri is an all-around girl boss. As a DOBI real estate agent, professional model and YouTube vlogger, LeAnn is killing the career game. She dedicates her YouTube channel to girl and guy bosses everywhere. Sharing tutorials, advice, inspiration, tips and more, LeAnn’s charismatic personality is pleasantly energizing. Describing herself as somewhere between Michelle Obama and Yung Miami (it’s all about balance!), LeAnn brings a breath of fresh air and realness to the digital space. Also, did we mention she has an incredible sense of style? Get your daily dose of LeAnn on Instagram at @leann_henri.
LeAnn is pictured above wearing a luxe suiting blazer jacket and luxe suiting bootcut pants from White House Black Market, lace bralette (shop similar), gold necklace (shop similar) and nude pumps (shop similar).
6. Isabella Malatesta
A blogger known for being a relatable teenager, Isabella Malatesta noticed how clothing can be a tool for self expression. While going through her senior year of high school and not knowing where she would attend college the following year, Isabella decided to blow off some steam through blogging and fashion. Although she would never consider herself heavily involved in fashion, she believes the clothes she wears represents her style and personality. Currently, Isabella is a second-year student at the University of Michigan and is a SEEN social media intern this summer. She loves to collaborate with others or even just listen to their life stories, so feel free to reach out to her at iamisabellaann.com and follow her on Instagram at @iam.becoming. (written by Isabella Malatesta)
7. Don Dudley
Need your sneakers cleaned up and looking brand new? Turn to sneaker enthusiast and creative director of Clean Sneaker Care, Don Dudley, for all your sneaker cleaning needs. Don not only helps others keep their kicks looking fresh, but he is also the creative director for FOiR, a Detroit streetwear brand that aims to document urbanity, and is also involved in marketing for Foot Locker Detroit. You can catch Don showing off his newest kicks, stylish threads and latest creative projects on Instagram at @staylaced_don.
Don is pictured above wearing a cardigan sweater (shop similar), graphic T-shirt (shop similar), plaid flannel shirt (shop similar), cross body bag (shop similar), distressed jeans (shop similar) and sneakers (shop similar)
Originally from the Czech Republic, Veronika Pohl is an all-around creative with a sharp eye for style and design. As a content creator, photographer, graphic designer and personal stylist, Veronika is putting her creative chops to work! When she’s not busy shooting beautiful portraits or designing a website for a new client, you can catch her uploading her latest outfit details, travel adventures and favorite fashion trends to her blog veshionlife.com. Also, don’t forget to check out her dreamy and aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed full of fashion and more at @veshion.