Aimee Blanchette

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-1715
Aimee Blanchette began working for the Star Tribune in 2004 covering real estate, personal finance, small business and education. She helped launch, produce and anchor NewsBreak, the daily webcast on startribune.com. Aimee currently writes lifestyle features for the Variety section.

Recent content from Aimee Blanchette

Style guide: How to dress for outdoor music fests

Already this summer, festival-goers have been outfitting themselves in the name of comfort. We found plenty of inspiration at local boutiques to get you ready for a music and fashion-filled weekend at the Basilica Block Party.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 11:09 AM

Parents push for inclusive playgrounds in the Twin Cities

Dissatisfied with community playgrounds, parents of special-needs kids are helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to create spaces where everyone can play.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 06:38 AM

How to wear it: soft pants

One of our favorite trends of the season is the soft, loosefitting trouser. The new “soft pant” is more wearable than its predecessor, the harem pant, ever was. The only problem is that they can be tricky to style.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 12:26 PM

Style made in the USA

Feeling patriotic? You can support plenty of American-made fashion brands, and look good doing it, with help from these local shops.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 01:54 PM

Swimsuit styles go beyond the traditional bikini

The season's hottest swimwear trends go well beyond the classic string bikini. Here are a few of our favorite looks.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 01:01 PM

New cast of 'Project Runway' includes Twin Cities designer

“Project Runway” returns for Season 13 on July 24, and Twin Cities fashion designer Tim Navarro has made the cut, it was announced Tuesday. He is the sixth local designer to compete on the show.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 02:59 PM

Denim debate: to wash or not

Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh had some style advice for 501 fans recently at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green conference: Stop washing your jeans.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 01:54 PM

How to wear it: the crop top

The crop top craze is continuing into the summer, but let’s be honest, not everyone can pull off the midriff-baring look. The good news is you can take part in this summery trend without showing any skin at all.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Lookbook: Accessorize with a pocket square

When one of the most fashionable men in local TV news dons your handmade pocket square during a morning newscast, you know you’re onto something.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Twin Cities men talk about first-time fatherhood

This Father’s Day, five new dads let us capture a unique relationship at its start. Here, they share their frank recollections of becoming dads for the first time.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:20 PM

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