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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

Style Trend Summer 2013: Patterned Shorts

1. Merona patterned shorts in red/white - target.com // 2. Kirra High-Rise tribal print shorts - amazon.com // 3. Merona polka dot shorts - target.com // 4. Cotton damask print shorts - maurices.com // 5. Apt 9floral print shorts - kohls.com // 6. J.Crew 3" chino patterned short in Sea horse - jcrew.com // 7. Maurice's Plaid cuffed shorts - maurices.com // 8. Kirra floral print V yoke shorts - amazon.com // 9. Elle damask print shorts in red (on sale for $18) - kohls.com

Last year it was all about solid-colored denim. For 2013, patterned shorts top the list of summer trends in shorts. Classic prints like floral and polka-dot are still widely available, but Aztec patterns in particular are very trendy this summer. I really love these Ikat-print shorts. Designer brands like Burberry and Lilly Pulitzer have well-tailored patterned shorts . However, more affordable stores like Old Navy, Kohl's,  and Target have a nice selection of women's patterned shorts under $20.

There are so many ways to wear the tailored patterned shorts. These semi-dressy cuffed shorts look great casual, but you can also dress them up with a blouse and even a blazer. Here are three ways to wear patterned shorts this summer.

 
Dress It Up: Monsoon lacy top / Printed shorts / Madden Girl wedge sandals / MICHAEL Michael Kors / Bracelet jewelry / GUESS Wrap 'N' Roll white leather wrap watch / Burberry cat eye sunglasses  //  Layout by Krisztina Williams / powered by Polyvore / click for image sources


Dress It Down: Rebecca Taylor / Ermanno Scervino jean shorts / DV by Dolce Vita women's gladiator sandals / Nine West handbag / NAKAMOL fringe necklace  //  Layout by Kriszitna Williams / powered by Polyvore / click for image sources


Play with Patterns: Jaeger breton top, $92 / J.Crew polka dot shorts / Wallis white T-strap sandals  / Kelly & Katie straw handbag / Witchery round sunglasses, $39 //  Layout by Krisztina Williams / powered by Polyvore / click for image sources

While patterned shorts are super trendy for summer 2013, the trends is a classic that will stick around for good, so go ahead and invest in a new pair this year. There are so many patterned shorts available this year, now is the time to stock up. Leave a comment before you go - let me know how you would wear the trend.

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