Kendrick Osorio is a top Los Angeles-based stylist.
Here are his simple, but straight forward, tips for creating and maintaining your own style this spring:
1. When it comes to your own personal style, remember there are no rules. Take risks. Be adventurous and receptive to change. Remember it’s about expressing yourself, creatively.
2. Find stores that are eclectic, but offer clothes with style. Sometimes a boutique can be pretty wild, but it may offer one or two great pieces that can make a statement. Visit a boutique like Petro Zillia  on 3rd Street in L.A.
3. Don’t buy clothes or shoes that are uncomfortable. There are too many options out there. You can find super chic shoes that feel good.
4. Be current. Make note of trends, figure out which work for you, and go after them. But, don’t over do it. Make a few key purchases each season. Don’t let trends dictate your style. Make sure an outfit is not wearing you.
5. Do not wear the same thing all the time. If you wear pants all the time, try a dress or skirt. There are so many flattering lengths and styles out there. Take the time to find the one that looks best on you.
6. Do not underestimate the power of the shoe. This is my favorite fashion item and it can make or break an outfit. I’d say if you were going to invest in one thing, and one thing only this season, make it a pair of great shoes, whether it is a terrific pair of flats or platforms.
7. When it comes to your closet, give it a consistent palette. It should have a consistent hue, whether it’s subdued pastels or bright primary colors.
8. Put some shimmer in your spring wardrobe – but use it sparingly – especially when it comes to this season’s super popular metallics.
9. Get a great pair of refined platforms – nothing to chunky. My favorite ones this season are by Yves Saint Laurent.
Put away your pencil jeans. They don’t look good on most women and they are way over in my book. Go buy one of this season’s pretty cocktail dresses that come to the knee. I really love the ones by Carolina Herrera that are in stores right now.