Shout out to the fellas! After years of style evolution, women have been able to expand the female wardrobe tenfold. From switching up the length of dresses and skirts to throwing pants in the mix, women have done a good job of creating a variety of options within their closets. Men, however, have essentially stuck with the same pieces throughout history, yet have managed to keep their style fresh by adjusting cut, color and accessories. Who knew so little could do so much. Women are constantly urged to conform to the “Man’s World” that we live in, but in a place where ivory and ecru wouldn’t dare be called white and stilettos reign supreme, it is the men that must carve their own path to stylish greatness. This Fashionisto accomplishes such a greatness with a cool patterned shirt, detailed pants and some trendy accessories.

If wearing shorts isn’t for you this summer, finding a pair of textured pants is the way to go. They are both comfortable and eye-catching, often garnering a double take to figure out what you’re wearing if not blue jeans. While a graphic T-shirt seems like the way to go for most occasions for guys, especially in the summer, don’t be afraid to switch it up with a patterned button-down made casual with the pants and shoes you are wearing. And most importantly, don’t let accessories intimidate you! It’s the accessories that make the look, so some cool sunglasses reminiscent of the ’70s or a backpack to serve as a pop of color will definitely take you a long way. Take the plunge of being style-conscious this summer. Start by adding a few unique pieces to your collection and see how much of a difference it makes.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My style advice of the week is make sure you wear your clothes and not the other way around. Regardless of the brands or labels you wear, it’s how you wear them that makes them fashionable. At the end of the day, having a style that is unique to you is better than dressing how you’re expected to dress.”