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Fall Fashion Man Panel  

There is definitely the feel of fall in the air.  That means the fall fashions are hitting the stores.  The latest trends sometimes are met mixed reviews, leaving women wondering if it’s right for them. Fashion Expert Laura Schara shows us some of trends that will be hot.

Fanny Pack Makeovers  

We’ve been told that fanny packs are making a come-back.  It appears that at the Minnesota State Fair, they’ve never been out of style!  Reporter Kelli Hanson took a walk around the fairgrounds with Louise Kurzeka from AAA Travel and found some fanny packs that could use a little help. 

Chic Sneaks  

At the fair – and every where else – it’s important to be wearing the proper foot wear when you will be doing a lot of walking.  That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looking good while wearing sneakers.  Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers, has some “chic sneaks” to show us that are comfortable and look great too.

Fashion Don’ts into Fashion Do’s  

At the fair, it’s not surprising to see a lot of fashion don’ts.  Stylist from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique Jodi Mayers is turning the don’ts into fashion do’s. 

West End Market  

At the state fair, there is always something new.  This year, there’s a big change to the Heritage Square area.  In its place is the West End Market featuring entertainment, specialty shops, and food.  Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Food and Dining Editor, Stephanie March, and Shopping Editor, Allison Kaplan, are here with a sampling. 

Dandy Style  

The term “dandy” dates all the way back to the 1790s and has meant a lot of things over the years and all over the world.  Current day definition is a man unduly devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance – “the perfect gentleman.”  Stylist Jodi Mayers, of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique, shows us some “dandy style”.

Back to School Fashions  

Kids aren’t the only ones getting ready for school.  Teachers are sprucing up their wardrobes too to get prepared for that first day.  Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers, has a few outfits she thinks they’ll like.

Back to School Shoes   Back To Top

Believe it or not – the time is here to start getting your kids ready for back to school.  While you are busy stocking up on those school supplies and getting their clothes in place, don’t forget about their shoes!  Schuler Shoes Pedorthist, Aida Hayes, is here with what the kids are wearing these days – and why it’s so important to get the right fit.

Thrift Store Celebrity Fashions   Back To Top

Fashion Trend Spotter, Kate Welch Len, shows us how easy it is to get celebrity looks on a dime.  All of the looks were found at Savers in Woodbury. 

Show your Minnesota Pride!   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live report, Emily Engberg, claims her home town as Burlington, Iowa.  If you ask her though, she’ll tell you that she considers Minnesota to be her home.  She found some products that she loves to show her Minnesota pride.

Designer Jeans for Less   Back To Top

When it comes to designer jeans, you get what you pay for.  What you pay is usually a lot of money.  MODE in Roseville is out to change that!  Patty Miranda from MODE is here with looks using premium denim for more than half the retail price.

A Day Out in White Bear Lake   Back To Top

If you are looking for a fun place to spend the day, White Bear Lake could be the perfect place to go.  Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Food and Dining Editor, Stephanie March, and their Shopping Editor, Allison Kaplan, has some suggestions of places to check out.   

Culottes   Back To Top

In fashion, styles come and go.  And then they come back again!  Fashion designers have a way of taking something that is out-of-style, rebranding it and suddenly it’s the newest thing in fashion again!  It’s happening now and fashion expert, Laura Schara, is here to show us how to wear the once dated look of culottes!

Summer to Fall Fashion   Back To Top

Even though there is at least a month of summer weather left, the stores are already pulling their summer fashions and making room for fall apparel.    Melissa Hardin, owner of Flaunt Accessories, shows us how to work in the cool styles with the summer clothes you already have. 

Runway to Realway   Back To Top

Macy’s is preparing for Glamorama, the biggest fashion night of the year in the Twin Cities.  Top designers show off their latest looks to help raise money for children’s cancer research.  Macy’s Trends Manager, Paul Anthony, gives us a sneak peak and shows us how to take the fashion from the runway to a real way look!

Camping Fashions   Back To Top

Fashion is probably not the first thing you think about when packing up for a camping weekend.  Maybe you should!  Kelly Cunningham from Beyond the Tent shows us some of the latest fashion made camping that do more than just look good!

Maxi Dresses   Back To Top

The maxi dress has become the “go-to” outfit for many women this summer.  Throw it on and add some flip flops and you’re done!  Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique shows us how easy it is to bump that dress up a notch for a more dressed up look.

Just Gotta Have it: Beach Day   Back To Top

If you plan to be around water this weekend, lounging on the beach or heading to the cabin, TCL producer Kelli Hanson found some products you “Just Gotta Have!”

Retro Swimsuits   Back To Top

Vintage-inspired swim suits are a hot summer trend, but they can make you feel dated when you're out at the pool. Owner of Nani Nalu Beachwear Boutique, Jennifer Cermak, stopped by with some options and tricks to keep your swimsuit trendy and cute.
 
 

Birthstones and Colored Gems   Back To Top

R. F. Moeller Jewelers told us how to incorporate colored gems and birthstones into more than just your old class rings. The gems are a perfect way to personalize a gift for any occasion. 

Summer Maternity Clothes   Back To Top

Being pregnant during the hot summer months can be tough so we asked our trend expert Sara Rogers at Mall of America what to do for a cool summer maternity style. 

Savers Family Shopping   Back To Top

We sent trend spotter Katie Welch Len to Savers in Woodbury to outfit a family of four from head to toe for less than $100. Once again, we were wowed by the great finds at Savers! 

42 To Say I Do Dress Shopping   Back To Top

Mollie, our 42 To Say I Do wedding contest winner, and her bridesmaids visited Flutter Boutique to try on a few different dress options for the big day!  From wedding dresses, to bridesmaids and mother of the bride gowns, it's a lot for the ladies to consider!

Wedding or Baby Shower Gifts   Back To Top

Whether it’s a wedding shower or a baby shower that you need to pick out a gift for, our experts can help you pick out the perfect one.

Wedding Day Suits   Back To Top

The owner of Heimie's Haberdashery, Anthony Andler, sets our 42 To Say I Do groom, Sam Schellinger, with a few suit options to choose from for his big day. 

Watches for Father’s Day   Back To Top

Not all watches are created equal.  RF Moeller has a watch just perfect for the kind of dad you have in your life.  Bryan Moeller shows us what fits for the classic dad, the high style dad, and the sporty dad. 

Summer Flip Flops   Back To Top

We can finally throw on flip flops and put away those boots.  Shelley Lawrence from Schuler Shoes shows us what kind you should be wearing if you want the right kind of support from them.

A Day Out in Wayzata   Back To Top

The city of Wayzata is a hot spot in the Twin Cities for a one-stop place to get some shopping and dining in.  Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Food Editor Stephanie March and the Shopping Editor Ali Kaplan give us their picks for dining and shopping.

The Rules for Wearing White   Back To Top

The “rule” about wearing white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day dates way back to the early 1900s.  There are theories that it came about for many reasons some representing status or class, some functional and others seasonal.  Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique says, “. . . don’t let people put you in a box when it comes to fashion. Wear what you want, when you want .”  Jodi shares her tips for wearing it white well. 

Summer Fashions from a Fashion Truck   Back To Top

The Flaunt Accessories Fashion Truck is literally a store on  wheels. It’s filled with dresses, tops, shoes and all the accessories you’ll ever need. 

Sun Protective Clothing   Back To Top

Lotion isn’t the only way to protect your skin from the sun.  Some clothing lines are offering clothes that not only have sun protection in them but are stylish too.

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps   Back To Top

The Real Housewives of New York City first introduced us to LuAnn de Lesseps.  She is the Countess with pristine etiquette and eloquence.  LuAnn is a reality star, an author, and a singer.  Now she has a new role as a fashion designer.  Her line, Countess Collection launches on ShopHQ on May 17th

Jean Jackets   Back To Top

Denim jackets have been a staple in fashion for years.   Originally the jackets were created for the workplace and were a part of the overall outfit that was rugged and durable, helping to keep parts of the body safe.  They became a serious part of fashion in the early 1900’s and continue to be an important part of fashion today.  Companies use multiple colors to create different styles, and use different levels of distress to create various looks.

Tricky Trends   Back To Top

If you want to freshen up your look, you might want to grab the hot trends you see out there.  But wait says our fashion expert, Laura Schara.  Some of the trends we are seeing are what are called “tricky” and Laura says are tough to wear.  She’s here to show us how to pull off the looks.

Jewelry for Mother’s Day   Back To Top

Mark Moeller, owner of RF Moeller, is showing us some of their newest ideas of what to get your mom for Mother’s Day.   

Mother/Daughter Looks   Back To Top

In honor of Mother’s Day, it’s always fun to have coordinating outfits with your mom.  Jodi Mayers with Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique shows a few examples of stylish ways to pull of mother/daughter looks.

Crop Top Fashions   Back To Top

The idea that crop tops are back in a big way has a lot of women pretty scared.  Maybe it’s a trend that not everyone can pull off but you might be surprised how the look is being pulled off.  Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers, shows us how to make the look work.

Earth Day Fashions   Back To Top

Earth Day was founded 44 years ago by US Senator Gaylord Nelson.  In 1990, the United Nations re-named it Mother Earth Day and it became a global holiday.  Owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique, Jodi Mayers, is here with some Mother Nature approved clothing and accessories in honor of the holiday. 

48th and Chicago Neighborhood   Back To Top

Just blocks from 35W in South Minneapolis is the perfect place to spend the day with the girls.  The intersection of 48th and Chicago is where you’ll find a modern main street with an abundance of shops and restaurants.

Easter Fashions   Back To Top

The fashions usually come out for the Easter holiday.  It is a time that a person will shop specifically for an outfit for.  Mall of America trend specialist, Sara Rogers, shows us some Easter fashions for the entire family.

To Tommy from Zooey   Back To Top

Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has teamed up with famous clothing designer, Tommy Hilfiger.  Her new fashion line, To Tommy from Zooey, launches today, April 15th.  Paul Anthony from Macy’s is here with some of the looks.

Spring Fashions   Back To Top

Spring in Minnesota.  One day it’s 75 degrees and the next day it’s 40 degrees.  The fluctuating temperatures can really mess with your wardrobe.  Style expert, Jen Scheffler is here with her spring trend favorites that, she says, will weather the storm.

Stylish Spring Shoes   Back To Top

Flip flop season may still be a ways off but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be getting your summer shoes ready!  Schuler Shoes General Manager Jim Dament shows us the stylish and comfortable styles they have waiting for you! 

Layering for Spring   Back To Top

With the spring weather in Minnesota, we are never really sure what we’ll get.  So the key to picking out your wardrobe is layering says co-owner of Indulge Boutique, Laurie Nierengarten. 

Spring Jewelry Staples   Back To Top

The spring must haves are out and it’s time to build your spring wardrobes.  Jewelry Designer, Jen Scheffler, says an outfit isn’t an outfit without the right jewelry though!  She shows us a few of the key pieces from her line Realia by Jen.

Fashion Delivery   Back To Top

If you love all the new fashions but hate the idea of going out and shopping for it, we’ve got the answer for you!  Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique in Edina does it all for you.  It’s like having your very own stylist without ever having to step in the store.

Flower Show Fashion Show   Back To Top

If you are too impatient to wait for the spring flowers, head over to Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis.  Macy’s Annual Flower Show opens to the public on Sunday, March 23rd.  The theme, The Secret Garden, is all about lush landscapes, rich colors and over the top presentations from the best floral designers. 

Spring Trend Must Haves   Back To Top

The first day of spring has many thinking about their spring wardrobes.  If you are itching to put away the winter wear and bring out your clothes for spring, Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique is here to get you started.  She has the must-have’s for spring and how to wear them.

Size 14 and Up Store Picks   Back To Top

A lot of big name stores, even department stores, are now carrying outfits for women of all sizes. Most recently, Abercrombie and Fitch said they will sell plus sizes online. Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers works with women of all shapes and sizes to help them look great. She joined us to share her store picks for sizes 14 and up.  

Something New from Something Old   Back To Top

After the wedding is all said and done, then what?  You'll probably have your wedding dress cleaned and then preserved with the hope that someday your daughter will walk down the aisle in it, right?  The likelihood is by that time fashions will change and your daughter will have nothing to do with wearing that outdated garment.