How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

The new Denim X Boho Artist Flare combines our revolutionary high performance stretch denim with light destroyed details and an edgy released hem for a perfect harmony of style and comfort.

Francesca from Frank Vinyl pairs her flares with a flowy, boho top and platform wedges for a easy summer time look.

How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

Meet Francesca:
Francesca Felix is a fashion blogger, stylist and photographer from San Diego, California. She loves to share her outfits with her followers and show inspiration on how to combine different outfits and pieces.

How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

What Inspired Francesca’s Look:
“My favorite is anything that is California Boho but I love to mix and match styles. I styled my AEO jeans with some platforms, fringe bag and off the shoulder boho top for a easy summer time look. I love anything that is flirty, feminine and a slight casual feel. The 70’s look is very “in” right now but I have also always been a long time fan of anything  vintage and slightly nostalgic. I added fringe and platforms with big round sunnies to reference the 70’s vibes.”How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

Get Francesca’s Look: Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean | Lace Off-The-Shoulder Shirt (Similar) | Leather Fringe Crossbody Purse (Similar) Strappy Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandal (Similar)
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How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

We can’t enough of our Fashion Tanks this Summer. Whether you’re into crochet, lace or even fringe, it’s all in the details.

Payton from Hustle & Halcyon styles our Braided Strap Tank with distressed denim and a wide brim hat for the perfect boho-inspired outfit.

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

Meet Payton:
“Payton Sartain is a student and lifestyle blogger from Fort Worth, Texas. Her blog, Hustle + Halcyon, chronicles her personal style, wellness tips, travel experiences, and more, all with an approachable, feminine edge. As a former military brat, Payton has passion for going new places and trying new things daily, and her inspiration and love for blogging has developed along the way. Hustle + Halcyon is a pretty little corner of the internet where girls can learn how to live a stylish, balanced life with ease. It’s all about finding the fun in the hustle.”
How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

What Inspired Payton’s Look:
“I’m SO obsessed with this feminine, versatile tank from American Eagle. Most of my days are filled with shoots, meetings, appointments, and lots of work, so my daily style is more ‘throw on and go’ than anything. This tank is PERFECT for the job! I love it paired with my wide-brimmed, felt hat, denim cut-offs, platform sandals, and these rad shades. The outfit couldn’t be anymore California: simple, laid-back, & so, so pretty!”

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

Get Payton’s Look: Braided Strap Tank | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Wool Feather Floppy Hat Buckled Gladiator Sandal

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

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Show us how you style our Braided Strap Tank with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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The Inside Scoop with Parkour ‘star’ Jake Johnson

Have you seen the latest Funny or Die video with Jake Johnson attempting to duplicate amazing parkour stunts? If you haven’t, it’s a must see, so watch it now or re-watch it again!

Read on to learn more about how Jake prepared for the parkour video in an exclusive interview with Men’s Journal.

How did you prepare to do a live parkour video? Have you ever parkour-ed before?
JJ: I prepared for this parkour video by doing months of parkour throughout all the major cities. I did a national tour with the other parkour guys in my parkour gang. We went from Dallas to Seattle to New York. New York was crazy. Parkoured all throughout Manhattan. Got halfway up the Empire State Building just parkour’n. The preparation has been extensive. Its been over six months so I hope we make some magic today.

Parkouring takes a certain amount of fearlessness, and a whole lot of core strength. Do you have both of those things?
JJ: Tenfold. I’m nothing but core strength. I hide it. I think true strength is not meant to be shown off, so I put a layer of fat over my strength to camouflage it. If I were an animal, I’d be an animal who could play like I was dead, so that when you go to strike me, I could attack. That’s my layer of fat over my core strength. Fearlessness? Hell, when I was a baby I was doing parkour. As an infant my mother was throwing me up onto buildings and I was climbing down. So, born fearless – and over 30 years of building core strength.

What’s the best apparel for parkouring? Why did you choose American Eagle stretch denim?
JJ: You need your apparel to be able to stretch, so you can do what you need to do. But I’m also not looking to look like a schlub in sweatpants. In case I’m climbing up a building and there’s a beautiful lady up there, I’d like to look handsome – so I want pants that actually looks like jeans. But, given my flexibility, I also need to be able to possibly do the splits. I can’t have a pair of jeans ripping up the middle making me look like a clown. I need a nice in-between.

Would American Eagle stretch denim have helped you escape angry dinos in Jurassic world?
JJ: Well, considering I was the control room nerd in Jurassic World, the answer is yes.

Is parkour your way of preparing to run from dinosaurs in the next film?
JJ: Yes, the way that I prepare for all the movies I do is I prepare to run from dinosaurs while doing parkour. The movie I’ve got coming out in August, a smaller indie movie called Digging For Fire, made by the director of Drinking Buddies, is about a relationship. My wife in it, Rosemarie DeWitt, and I have a small baby together. We take a weekend apart; she forms a weekend romance with Orlando Bloom, I hang out with my friends in it – Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. The only way to prepare for that kind of adult indie is to do parkour and pretend I’m running away from dinosaurs. So 100% yes.

Is this outfit a direct nod to Nedry from the first film?
JJ: Is that Wayne Knight? Newman? No, if anything it’s a nod to Samuel L. Jackson in the first film. But, no, we’re not going after a Newman look. The goal of this campaign is not to look like Newman from Seinfeld circa ‘91.

What is your normal fitness regimen?
JJ: I actually go to the gym a couple times a week. And my friend (Steve Berg) and I take hikes at least twice a week. Because you’ve gotta get that cardio going or you’re going to get in some trouble.

Why do this Funny Or Die video?
JJ: I’ve been working with Funny Or Die for a lot of years now, on projects here and there, and I find them to be very funny. The talent that comes out of there – from the creatives to the actors that get involved – it’s just top of the line talent. American Eagle contacted me, I know the brand, I like the jeans and I like the clothes. My character on New Girl wears this stuff so I do know it. I read the Funny Or Die script and thought it was very funny. I think it’s funny to parody a parkour video while also doing some actual parkour, because it looks cool. And I was able to get a good friend and collaborator, Max Winkler, to direct it. He’s done over 10 New Girl episodes and we did a movie together. Amanda Lund, who is really funny, is also in the video. She was also on New Girl and we are going to improvise and have fun. So, it just seemed like it would be a fun afternoon.

 

As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Sizzlin’ Style Edition

From Maxi dresses to denim skirts, we’ve been seeing some of our favorite product in the pages of our favorite magazines. Check out where we’ve been spotted below in this week’s edition of As Seen in #AEOSTYLE.

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Denim is BIG for this Back to School Season and it’s not just your traditional jeanwear. We’re spotting denim vests, skirts, jackets, and more! Need to switch up your denim focused #AEOSTYLE? Be best dressed in our Crochet Maxi.
Shop the look: 
Cosmopolitan: Denim Vest
Nylon: Button Front Skirt (coming soon!) | Light Destroyed Denim Jacket
OK!: Crochet Maxi

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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#AEOSTYLE ROUNDUP: Coast to Coast Edition

From coast to coast and everywhere in between, we’ve spotted superb #AEOSTYLE! Check out who inspired us below in this week’s roundup.

True blue #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Tie Dye Ruffle Tube

Golden Gate #AEOSTYLE. Where do you wander in AEO Jeans?
Shop the look:
Jegging

Perfectly styled for Summer #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie

Channel your inner boho with AEO accessories.
Shop the look:
Concho Leather Belt

Snap to it in Jeggings.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Jegging

Show your softer side with AEO Dresses.
Shop the look:
Patchwork Flowy Dress

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below.

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The coolest new partnership: AEO Flex/Denim x WFPF

If you asked the all-knowing Internet, “Internet, what is Parkour?” you’d likely get an answer describing it as “the activity of moving rapidly through any environment–typically an urban one–while running, jumping and climbing over obstacles.”

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Parkour Women’s Jam, Photo: Anya Chibis

If you asked a Parkour historian, you’d probably learn that this “new” sport’s roots go all the way back to the early 1900s, when French naval lieutenant Georges Hebert developed a training method that combined obstacle course challenges with what he considered to be a more “natural” way of moving.

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GCA Parkour WFPF/USAParkour gym, Photo: Matt FitzGerald

But if you asked any of us at the World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF) that very same question, you’d receive a different (and definitely unanimous) response: Parkour is a way of life, a way of looking at the world and believing that there’s no obstacle we can’t overcome. Part martial art, part extreme sport, and part creative expression, Parkour’s unique physical and mental practice is truly a lifestyle–and one that continues to grow today, in almost every country around the globe.

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WFPF Instructor certification graduates at Scottsdale Parkour Freerunning

That’s where we come in. Founded in 2008, WFPF brought together some of the world’s most accomplished Parkour athletes in an effort to preserve the sport’s values while also developing it responsibly. Over the years, we’ve worked with thousands of practitioners in over 50 countries. We’ve also partnered with a limited number of brands–usually those already rooted in the Parkour community–that share our enthusiasm for leading a positive, outside-the-box lifestyle.

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WFPF Athletes, Photo: Ewan Burns

So, when AEO came to us with their new AEO Flex/Denim line, we were curious… and when they told us that the jeans feature an innovative denim technology that allows for all kinds of extreme movement, we were excited.

We decided to put them to the ultimate test: Let’s see what some of the world’s top Parkour athletes can really do in them… and, hey, let’s film it too.

The result? Not only did we have an awesome time making the video, but, well, let’s just say you gotta see it to believe it. These jeans are the real deal.

 

Want to learn more about WFPF and what they do? Check out WFPF.com and USAParkour.org. And watch more WFPF videos here.

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