5 Stylish Detroit Influencers You Should Follow

All it takes is a little visual inspiration to put together a great outfit, and Detroit is home to a set of influential fashion bloggers worth knowing. Up your style game with the help of these five fashion bloggers in the Motor City, who’ll help you pair classic favorites with a new twist. 

5 Detroit Fashion Bloggers to Know, Leah Vernon, Alive Magazine St. Louis

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Beauty and the Muse: If editorially-styled fashion inspiration with a side of social commentary is your jam, look to Leah Vernon of Beauty and the Muse as your new go-to. Vernon is a stylish and powerful force, with an eclectic perspective on fashion. One day she’ll rock a colorful streetwear look and a gold evening gown the next. But looking beyond the outfit itself is key when reading Beauty and the Muse—Leah makes a point to discuss relevant social issues like being a Muslim feminist, body-positive activist and life in Detroit.

5 Detroit Fashion Bloggers To Know, With Wonder and Whimsy, Alive Magazine St. Louis

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With Wonder and Whimsy: Look to Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy to help you inject more color into your closet, for a stylish nudge in the right direction. This Detroit blogger knows a thing or two about pulling together playful, everyday ensembles with just a touch of dream-like whimsy. Many of her outfits incorporating pops of pink, bright red and bright patterns. In addition to outfit inspiration, With Wonder and Whimsy is also a go-to destination for plus-size trend tips, shopping guides and travel recaps. 

Detroit Fashion Bloggers To Know, Segilola Ayeni, Alive Magazine St. Louis

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Segilola Ayeni: Segilola Ayeni is the fashionable face behind namesake blog Segilola Ileke, a lifestyle blog catering to 20-somethings seeking style, travel and cultural inspiration. In addition to lifestyle content, this Nigerian-American blogger is incredibly passionate about openly discussing social justice issues on her blog, with past posts touching on the D.C. Women’s March and feminist issues. Keep up with Segilola on Instagram for more perspectives on life as a newlywed, living in Detroit and books that you should be reading now.

Detroit Fashion Bloggers To Know, Sweet Serendipity, Alive Magazine St. Louis

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Sweet Serendipity: Sweet Serendipity is a style-and-travel blog penned by Sara Kauten, a digital designer and photographer. Keep up with Kauten’s blog for affordable outfit inspiration, style tips for special events and helpful tips on traveling stylishly. Another great part of Sweet Serendipity is the “Ask Sara” section, where readers are able to ask Sara questions and engage with the blogger beyond blog post comments. The next time you’re planning a weekend trip, look to Sweet Serendipity for stylish excursion ideas.

5 Detroit Fashion Bloggers To Know, Color and Grace, Alive Magazine St. Louis

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Color and Grace: These days, there really is a niche blogger to look to for just about every age, sense of style and body type. Enter Grace of Color and Grace, a Detroit-based fashion blogger who creates content with women who are petite and over 40 in mind. Grace originally grew up in China and moved to America in 2007, when she began blogging shortly after. Look to Grace for fashion inspiration, but also for personal peeks into her life—she frequently shares honest and real stories about what her life is like after the loss of her husband. It’s that kind of courage and vulnerability that helps us live our lives a little more passionately and in the present moment—not what’s before or after. 

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