Transform Your Wardrobe by Slow Shopping

Start “slow shopping” to cut back and make the most of the clothes you already have. Slow Shopping is a term I’m using to describe a way of building a small, perfectly functioning wardrobe that will have you living well within your means, loving what you have, and having what you need. Here are three […]

Makeover 2012: Fashion

Amy Hairston of Wilmette knew she needed help when it came to the contents of her closet, and nominated herself for our fashion makeover. Between taking care of her kids and getting back to work, she didn’t have a lot of time for shopping. She honestly would rather be doing something outdoors with her family […]

Summer to Fall: A Seamless Transition Between the Seasons

August can be a tricky month for fashion. With temperatures still steamy, it seems a bit superfluous to invest in summertime pieces with fall on the horizon. To help you make more versatile purchases, we’ve picked four transitional basics and paired each of them with items you can wear now and later.   a bright […]

Spring Fashion 2012 - Start Shopping Your Closet

Before you hit the mall for this season’s enticing new fashions, start by shopping your own closet. In this short video, we tag along as Make it Better Fashion Editor Kat Achenbach helps one of our readers, Mia, create new outfits in the spirit of spring’s freshest trends—like color blocking and mixed patterns—from pieces she […]

3 Tips to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

September is a tricky month when it comes to deciding what to wear. The weather is still hot and humid, but once the kids are back in school, it doesn’t feel right to run around in summery flip-flops, flowery sundresses and beachy tanks. Shopping for this brief in-between season just doesn’t make sense, so what’s […]