As #hotgirlsummer is coming to an end, Metro Detroit locals are slowly but surely starting to embrace fall trends. Check out SEEN’s eight favorite street style looks from September.
By Chelsie Dzbanski
Ashlee Marea has always been the go-to style advisor for her friends and family. After graduating with a degree in fashion merchandising and product development, Ashlee decided to ditch the world of retail and use her talents to create House of Rehab, a blog that focuses on developing individual style, being fearless and, of course, serving looks! Ashlee has also developed her own clothing line featuring graphic tees, accessories and even swimsuits. Check it all out on houseofrehab.com and follow her on Instagram at @ashleemarea.
Kaitlyn is currently living out her dream job as the director of social media marketing, communication and promotion for a startup in Metro Detroit. With a knack for digital and social content creation, Kaitlyn started her own blog, collectivelykatilyn.com, where you’ll find a collection of her adventures, fashion brands she’s loving and the best places to hit up for mimosas on a Sunday. Follow Kaitlyn on Instagram at @collectivelykaitlyn for the best fashion and beauty finds.
New to the insta-fashion-blogging scene, Mary Lopez is serving up lust-worthy looks and perfectly curated shots like a pro! And if you’re wondering who catches all of her fashion-savvy angles, it’s her boyfriend! (Hello Instagram boyfriend of the year?) With a fashion blog in the works, Mary plans to continue sharing her fashion sense and more, very soon — stay tuned! In the meantime, you can follow Mary on Instagram at @_melopez_.
Mary is pictured above wearing a black knotted tank (shop similar), distressed boyfriend jeans (shop similar), tan sweater tied around waist (shop similar), black backpack purse (shop similar), tassel keychain (shop similar), sunglasses (shop similar) and Vans Old Skool platform sneakers.
4. Ramon Jackson
Ramon Jackson, professional model and co-founder of Studio Expo, a new event venue coming to Southfield, loves to set trends. When he’s not busy working on his new business venture, Ramon can be found splashed across the pages of various local magazines and working on numerous fashion projects. His sporty, yet edgy sense of style is perfectly displayed across his Instagram account @ramon_jackson where he shares all his modeling content.
5. Zahra Assar-Nossoni
When science meets beauty, you get Zahra Assar-Nossani! Zahra holds a doctoral degree in chemistry and works as a scientist for a biotech company. But when she ditches the white lab coat after a long day at work, Zahra loves to explore her sense of style and share it with others. With a focus on fashion for professional women, Zahra believes that style at work is critical to one’s confidence. You can shop all her looks on LIKEtoKNOW.it and get daily style inspiration by following her on Instagram at @thezahracoco.
Zahra is pictured above wearing a white cape blazer from Missguided, Alice + Olivia wide leg pants from Nordstrom, black tank, wide brim hat, Mendoza bracelet from Victoria Emerson and Chanel wallet. Shop Zahra’s entire look on LIKEtoKNOW.it.
6. Amber Lewis
Amber Lewis is an all around creative. As the director of social media for the city of Detroit, Amber is always in the know of all of the hottest things going on in the city! Amber is also a music curator, better known as @theplaylistprincess, who puts together various playlists for different experiences. AKA, she knows how to get a party started! Amber is also an influencer, model and event host who loves showing off her bold sense of style on her Instagram account @socialnthecity.
Did you know that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world? Natalia Gomez aims to stop that with her ethical and sustainable fashion blog, marmagcreation.com. Natalia helps women create sustainable wardrobes by providing tips on how to start and reviews on ethical brands she loves. Learn how to start your very own capsule wardrobe by visiting Natalia’s site and following her on Instagram at @marmag.creation.
Natalia is pictured above wearing a Fashion Activist T-shirt from Bead and Reel, striped skirt (shop similar) and red crossbody Coach bag bought second hand at Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills.
8. Jen Palmer
Kalamazoo resident Jen Palmer is the content creator and jewelry designer behind Tulle Box Shop and first time mama-to-be! Jen started her creative outlet on the internet as a way to express herself. She now sells her handmade jewelry on Etsy and uses her blog to share everything from her outfit details to healthy lifestyle tips and more. Follow along with Jen on Instagram at @jen_palmer for more.