Make A Statement in style with “Clutch” by DeAndra Michelle

Hey Statement Makers! My new online shop “Clutch” by DeAndra Michelle (that’s me!) is here! I’m bringing to you a small shop where you can find ultra chic and super affordable pieces to add to your wardrobes. You’ll be able to browse cute mini bags, clutches, and earrings. Bag and earring styles can range from classic to bold!

The idea behind “Clutch” is to provide shoppers with versatile mini bags, clutches, and earrings. Most times a lightweight bag is all you need for special events or casual outings! Now what’s a cute mini bag without a cute pair of earrings to go with it! Clutch is a one stop shop for my statement makers on the go who need classic statement pieces!

You can shop “Clutch” by DeAndra Michelle by clicking the tab menu in the top right corner. You’ll be sure to find some stylish pieces that you fall in love with!

How to Take Basic Denim Overalls to the Next Style Level!

Denim overalls have made a comeback this year and are currently a style staple for the spring. While some may view them as a “childish” piece, they can actually be a stylish statement look for casual outings and date nights. There are ways to elevate a denim overall look so that you don’t look like a 5 year old! If you’re thinking of trying the trend, you can certainly pair overalls with chic accessories, cute heels or statement tops. Let me show some simple ways you can take your denim overalls to the next level with a few style tips below!

Do a skinny denim overall to accentuate your curves and pair them with a statement top. Whether it’s a ruffle sleeve or a flounce, a top with a unique design and silhouette will elevate your look and give your denim overall look a mature touch.

Eyelet Embroidered Blouse ($39.90) from Zara.com

Over and out medium wash Skinny Overalls ($128) from Lulus.com

You can opt for a straight leg style of denim overalls and pair them with a fitted sheer turtleneck top. Add a pair of gold hoops, cute bag, and heels and you’re on your way to date night in style.

Washed Denim Overall ($98) from Freepeople.com

Only Hearts Turtleneck Top ($55) from Shopbop.com

Flared pant denim overalls with a fitted bust paired with a solid colored ribbed sleeveless top is a simpler elevated look. A flare style of overalls will elongate your legs and they look great with high heels. Upgrade your look with large statement earrings and a cute bag.

East coast Flare Dark Wash Overalls ($129) from Lulus.com

Free People Rib Racerback Tank Top ($20) from Macy’s.com

Overall denim dresses are another option for the denim overall trend. Pair denim overall dresses with lace tops or puffy sleeve blouses to dress up or down. You can wear this look with heels for a dressier look or sneakers to keep it casual.

Authentic Denim Button Pinafore ($39.90) from Zara.com
Juliet’s Black Sheer Lace Crop Top ($48) from Lulus.com

Statement makers, it is possible to not only nail the denim overall trend but also add your own unique touch and still look like an adult. With these style tips, you can slay the denim overall trend like a true fashionista!

Celebrities Who Nailed This Year’s “Camp” Themed Met Gala!

Met Gala’s camp theme left a lot of us confused as to what it actually meant. However, I believe these celebrities brought the camp theme to life for us all. This year’s theme paid homage to Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on “Camp.” The Met Gala theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, allowed party goers to interpret the meaning through their looks with exaggerated pieces that were playful, artful, and even theatrical. It was a chance for the risk takers in Hollywood to shine! This theme gave stylists and stars alike the chance to interpret their own meaning of Camp. Let’s take a look at some stars who embodied the camp theme and certainly made a huge statement on the red carpet.

1. Janelle Monae in Christian Siriano

2. Lupita Nyong’ o in Versace

3. Bella Hadid in Moschino

4. Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger

5. Florence Welch in Gucci

6. Cardi B in Thom Browne

7. Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

8. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Dior

9. Billy Porter in The Blondes

10. Anna Wintour in Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

11. Madelaine Petsch in Jean Paul Gaultier

12. Céline Dion in Oscar De La Renta

Talk about extravagant! Who were your favorites at the Met Gala? Sound off in the comments!!

Statement Sunglasses Styles You Should Be Wearing for SS19!

The sun is officially out! The weather is heating up. It’s time to bring out the shades to withstand the sun’s wrath! What styles are we wearing this year, you ask? Let’s take a look at some of the trendiest sunglasses for spring/summer 2019.

1. Cat eye Frames

Sunglasses with a cat eye frame formerly were worn strictly by lovers of retro style. These frames have since been reimagined from a retro 60’s look to a modernized style staple.

Cat eye sunglasses ($29.99) from Mango.com

Versace Narrow Cat eye Sunglasses ($295) from shopbop.com

2. Slim/Tiny Lenses

Slim and tiny frames have recently had a major resurgence in the fashion industry since the 90’s. A style for the eccentric fashionista or fashionisto, these lenses are a nice striking point for a street style look.

Alexandre Vauthier x Alain Mikli Edwidge square-frame acetate sunglasses ($500) from Netaporter.com

AJ Morgan mini rectangular glasses in gold ($29.00) from Asos.com

3. Big Square Frames

Big Square are favorites of the fabulous darling! They can be worn with anything and can definitely elevate your looks.

Marni Oversized Sqaure Frame Tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses ($375) from netaporter.com

Ganni Square Sunglasses from shopbop.com

4. Triangle Frames

Triangular shaped frames are a sort of futuristic take on cat eye frames. This particular style has recently become very popular in the last 2 years.

Molly Triangle Sunglasses ($26.00) from Topshop.com

SL 207 Triangle Acetate Sunglasses ($450.00) from Neimanmarcus.com

5. Heart Lenses

Heart shaped lenses are a fun statement style of frames. They look lovely with flirty summer dresses, sweet heart tops, and rompers. This style has transitioned from an adolescent staple to a chic statement piece.

ASOS DESIGN Bevelled Heart Sunglasses ($23.00) from ASOS.com

Saint Laurent Lou Lou Sunglasses ($420) from shopbop.com

6. Elevated Aviator Lenses

Aviator lenses have stood the test of time as a style that has always been around. More recently, they have been reimagined to fit today’s modern style statement pieces. Note, the origin of these sunglasses have nothing to do with style at all! They were created as an alternative to flight goggles for pilots by Bausch & Lomb.

Celine Aviator Sunglasses ($860.00) from Neimanmarcus.com

Illesteva Wooster aviator-Style Tortoiseshell acetate and gold tone sunglasses ($220) from netaporter.com

7. Flat Top Frames

Flat top sunglasses are another strong statement style of lenses that have been trendy for a while. These frames are classic but have a broader design collection. Flat top frames still remain flat at the brow but come oversized or in a smaller version. Some styles almost resemble a cat eye frame.

Flat top Shield Mirror Sunglasses($430.00) from Neimanmarcus.com

Plastic Sunglasses ($25.90) from Zara.com

Which of these are your favorite styles for SS19?

Festival Fashion: Six Stylish Music Festival Looks

From the Beale Street Music Festival to Bonnaroo, there are a number music festivals happening this year. There are 2 things that you know for certain will occur at any music festival you attend: the music will be blasting from the concert stage, and the people around you will dressed in their most festive (some peculiar) looks. What exactly do you wear to a festival if you’re not the artsy concert goer who will pair together a tie dye top, crochet pants, and cowboy boots with a top hat? While you certainly can go crazy and be wildly creative, you don’t have to go overboard. You can opt for looks that while are still unique, are much simpler to put together. Deciding what to wear to one of these festivals doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are 7 stylish show stopping festival outfits.

Elevate a causal look by styling a statement blouse, denim cut offs and cowboy boots for an edgy festival look.

Bell bottoms and a fringe top paired with doc martens and a stylish back pack is the ultimate “age appropriate” festival look for anyone.

You can’t go wrong with a denim jumpsuit and platform sneakers paired with minimal gold accessories for a simple and fun look.

Take Boho hippie vibes to new heights with a fringe dress, flat sandals, paired with a bamboo bag for a chic festival look.

Do a statement kimono with a crochet top and opt for a straight leg jean versus a skinny jean with sandals and summer bag.

A mesh top, biker shorts, with a visor and sneakers will give you just the trendy edge you need for any music festival.

Take a more daring approach for your look by pairing a sequin dress, sneakers, and statement earrings.

Take your music festival looks to the next level by using some festive beauty products from Target.com with their Festival Trend Collection!

Starlit Studio Stellar Glitter Body Roller Moon Lagoon, $7
Starlit Studio Stellar Glitter Body Roller Space Kitten, $7
E.l.f Baked Highlighter, $4
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color Embrace, $5.89

Are you set for the next music festival with these looks and style tips? Sound off in the comments and tell me what you think!

Five Chic Birthday Outfit Ideas- Spring Style Inspiration

Birthdays are definitely an excuse to buy a new outfit to look and feel good in! I mean it’s your birthday so why not? Finding what to wear on your birthday is a huge deal for those who are celebrating the day. The excitement that surrounds your celebration of life is a joyous occasion for you. It’s one you should enjoy to the fullest extent.

You’ll more than likely have a birthday party or a dinner with friends and family at your side. There will be tons of pictures being taken and these photos will be posted on social media platforms! You want to feel special and look great on this day. But what will you wear?

While finding something to wear on your birthday can be challenging while juggling life’s everyday obligations, it’s certainly not impossible. Below, I’ve created 5 inspirational birthday outfits that will guarantee to make you stand out in a crowd. Do it big and get fancy for your special day!

A sparkly statement jumpsuit is always the perfect choice for your special day. Pair your jumpsuit with bold, embellished accessories and shoes!

Nothing says “sexy” and “sophistication” like a blazer dress! This piece is the quintessential look for the woman who appreciates aging like fine wine.

You can’t go wrong with a plunging neckline and midi skirt that will accentuate your figure on your cake day!

Go all out with a glamorous maxi dress and glitzy accessories to match. If you want to feel like you’re on a red carpet for one day out of the year, it’s perfectly fine to make your birthday that day.

You could rock a wide leg jumpsuit, paired with cat eye frames and gold hoops for an effortless stylish look. This look would be suited for a more causal dinner celebration, although you’ll still stand out among your guests.

You can recreate these 5 outfits for your next birthday soirée! Sound off in the comments to let me know what you think about these looks!

*All looks created in this post were made with the app, Shoplook.

Seasonal Transition Statement Pieces We All Should Own!

We are right at the cusp of winter transitioning into spring. This will be that time of year where it’s not warm enough to wear sandals but it isn’t cold enough to pile on layers. We need pieces that we can wear as the weather begins to drastically change from day to night. Here are a few pieces that I think would be great for fickle weather!

1.Trench Coats

Trench coats are the perfect substitute for a heavy coats and faux furs. They’re lightweight and give you the coverage you need in cooler temperatures. A trench coat is a staple piece and great for seasonal changes.

Belted Trench Coat from Zara.com, $119

2. Long Sleeve Tops

A button down shirt or blouse can be paired with just about anything for that odd transitional stage between winter and spring.

Long Striped Top from Zara.com, $39.90

3. Midi Skirts and Dresses

A midi skirt or dress gives your legs some warmth if you’re not anxious to breakout out the mini skirt just yet. Pair either garment with ankle boots or lightweight outerwear, and you’re all set.

Black Striped Tie Waist Dress from River Island.com, $100

4.Mid Length Boots

Take a break from thigh high boots and let your legs breathe a little when temperatures start to rise. Mid length boots pair well with maxi dresses, body con dresses, leggings, and jeans.

5. Boyfriend Blazers

A boyfriend blazer is a staple piece of stylish convenience. You can throw it on with jeans, a mini skirt and top, or dress for an elevated look that’ll keep you comfortable when the temperature drops.

Striped Blazer from Zara.com, $89.90

6. Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits give you comfort and style and they simplify your life in any weather. You can pair a jumpsuit with your favorite sneakers or layer one over a statement blouse. Jumpsuits are a must have for the winter/spring transition.

With these few style tips, you should be able to stylishly conquer the weather transition from winter to spring. It’s all about sticking with essential garments that can be worn year around.