How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new set of DIY projects geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make pom pom trimmed soft shorts in three easy steps. Pair with your favorite AEO tank and you’ll be ready to hit the music scene in #AEOSTYLE.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What you need: Pom pom trim | Unique Stitch | AEO Printed Soft Short

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What to do: 
Step One: Glue your trim to the bottom edge of your short using fabric glue.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

 Step Two: Trim each leg opening and then cut off excess.

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Step Three: Let dry. Done!
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Get this Look:  Lace Crop Top | AEO Printed Soft Short | Straw Sun Hat Birkenstock Arizona Sandal | Colorblocked Icon Sunglasses (Similar) | Tie Dye Beach Towel

Show us how you style the AEO soft short with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery!

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How to Wear the AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie with The Fashionista’s Diary

If you haven’t tried our AEO Denim X collection  yet, now is the perfect time. We’ve merged our high performance stretch denim with the classic Hi-Rise Shortie to create, you guessed it, the AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie. So now you can enjoy this revolutionary soft stretch cotton denim all year round.

Lauren Ashley from The Fashionista’s Diary pairs her AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie with a textured blouse and statement necklace for the ultimate casual glam look.

Meet Lauren:
“Hi, everyone! I’m Lauren Ashley and I blog over at The Fashionista’s Diary, which is a personal style and beauty blog based out of the sunshine state. Living in Miami, I have to get creative with my looks and really find ways to dress cute without dying of heat (seriously, it’s so hot here!). You’ll often see me sporting either neutrals or fun prints. I also love nothing more than some amazing jewels! Being a college student, comfort is key for me. While I love to get dressed up, I have to be comfortable to walk around campus and head to class!”

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

What Inspired Lauren’s Look: 
“I absolutely love my AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie in the dark rinse. First of all, darker colored jeans make you appear slimmer, so what girl doesn’t love that? Also, they are so comfortable. Seriously, guys, I could wear these all day! They have an amazing stretch to them and really make you feel confident and comfortable. I decided to go with a blush textured high/low shirt and paired it with my newest statement necklace. I wanted to keep a neutral look while still adding a bit of sass and print. I love that there are so many ways to dress up or down a great pair of denim shorts and I chose to keep things classic and casual. I also want to wear my new shorts with scalloped ballet flats and a printed top. These will most likely be my staple shorts for the summer!”

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

Get Lauren’s Look: AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | Lace Paneled Button Down Shirt (Similar) | Turquoise Beaded Fringe Necklace (Similar) | Round Tortoise Shell Sunglasses (Similar) | Open Side Flat  (Similar)

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

Show us how you style the AEO Denim X collection with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Our Soft & Sexy collection just keeps getting better. Designed to drape flawlessly in silky, lightweight, undeniably soft jersey, these ultra comfy T’s & tanks are must-haves. The Soft & Sexy Baby Henley is no exception. With it’s cropped silhouette, bold stripes and scoop neck, it’s a match made in henley heaven.

Jackie from Little J Style shows us how she styles our new favorite tee with cargos and chunky heels below.

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Meet Jackie:
“My name is Jackie and I am a personal style blogger at LittleJStyle.com! I live in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah and I love spending time outdoors with my husband. I blog about my outfits, styling tips, hair and beauty, and travel.”

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What Inspired Jackie’s Look:
“This AEO soft & sexy baby henley tee goes with SO MUCH. Because it is cute and slightly cropped, I wanted to wear it with a great pair of high waisted pants. I’ve been really inspired by the Coachella vibe lately so these dark green cargo pants called out to me! An easy fedora and chunky sandals completed my easy casual look. It is the perfect easy cropped tee for summer and I can already think of a ton of different ways to wear it!”

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Get Jackie’s Look: Soft & Sexy Baby Henley | Don’t Asky Why Soft Cargo Pant (Similar) | Wide Brim Fedora (Similar) | Strappy Stacked Heel Sandal (Similar)

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AEO Music Monday: April 2015 In Store Playlist

A new month means a new playlist in AEO stores. Check out who’s made the playlist this month and be sure to follow us on Spotify to access all of our current and past playlists.

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  1. East of Eden- Carousel Remix- Zella Day
  2. Up & Beyond- Wildcat! Wildcat!
  3. We Are The Kids- Walk The Moon
  4. Riptide- FlicFlac Remix- Vance Joy
  5. Searching For Silence- Summer Heat Remix- Urban Cone
  6. Happy Idiot – TV on the Radio
  7. Brag- Tove Styrke
  8. Buffalo- Toro Y Moi
  9. Come on Strong- Thumpers
  10. Sunshine- Teddybears
  11. Take it Slow- Tapioca and the Flea
  12. Bridge to Hawaii – Tacocat
  13. The Sea- Swim Deep
  14. Do You- Spoon
  15. Lucky Young- Someone Still Loves You
  16. Wicket Youth- Sego
  17. Jackrabbit- San Fermin
  18. Stay Low- Ryn Weaver
  19. Cheap Sunglasses- Cherry Cherry Remix- RAC, Matthew Koma
  20. Whatever You Want – The Preatures
  21. Hunny Girl- Pepper
  22. Calling Out – Penguin Prison
  23. Lost On Me- Peace
  24. Lifted Up (1985)- Passion Pit
  25. Water Hymn- Painted Palms
  26. North Ave.- The Orwells
  27. Jigsaw Puzzle- Of Montreal
  28. Morocco- Moon Taxi
  29. Goddess ( feat. G-Eazy)- MOD SUN
  30. Flash Junk Mind- Milky Chance
  31. Love You Crazy- Mikky Ekko
  32. Seven Days – Mighty Oaks
  33. Dear Future Husband- Meghan Trainor
  34. Billion – Mat Kearney
  35. Believe – Mapei
  36. You’re On- Oliver Remix – Madeon Kyan
  37. Cut to Black- Lemaitre
  38. West Coast- ZHU Remix- Lana Del Ray
  39. You Are My Summer – La+tch
  40. Westside – The Kooks
  41. Airfield – Javelin
  42. To U – featuring AlunaGeorge – Jack U, Skrillex, Diplo
  43. Peaches – In The Valley Below
  44. Running Behind – HOLYCHILD
  45. I’m With You- Grouplove
  46. Coastal Love- GRMLN
  47. The Struggle- RAC Mix – Grizfolk
  48. U Got The Sunshine – Graffiti6
  49. Here For You- Gorgon City, Laura Welsh
  50. When I Come Home – GOLDHOUSE
  51. Hold Me (Pat Lok)- Gold Fields
  52. Reviver- Generations
  53. Make You Smile- Elle King
  54. Let’s Go Surfing- The Drums
  55. Competition – The Dodos
  56. No Room In Fame- Death Cab for Cutie
  57. Revelation Blues- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  58. Up Again (featuring Rae Morris) – Clean Bandit, Rae Morris
  59. T-Shirt Weather- Circa Waves
  60. Carry the Zero- Built To Spill
  61. Superstar- Broods
  62. Past Lives- BORNS
  63. Wake Me- Bleachers
  64. Shine- Kygo Remix – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  65. Warm Weather- Snakehips Remix – Banks
  66. Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)- AWOLNATION
  67. 2AM- Astrid
  68. Safe & Sound – Alfred Hall
  69. We Got Nothing – Alex Winston
  70. Cool – Alesso, Roy English

What songs would you like to hear on our May 2015 playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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AEO x Make It Right

Reuse, repair, recycle, upcycle – every day brings a new list of ways to reduce your carbon footprint and conserve resources. Most of us are happy to toss our plastic bottles and cereal boxes into a nearby bin – but Americans still produce three pounds of unrecycled garbage per person every day.

Part of the problem is that we don’t often see the end results of our efforts. Would we be more enthusiastic about recycling if we knew our trash was being used to produce something beautiful, useful or innovative? Maybe.

Make It Right is a non-profit organization building sustainable homes for people in need around the United States. Founded by Brad Pitt, Make It Right began by building homes for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans. Today Make It Right works across the country – from apartments for disabled veterans in New Jersey to single-family homes for Native American families in Montana.

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Founder of Make It Right, Brad Pitt

And some of the products people recycle every day around the country end up in Make It Right homes. The countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms are made of 75% recycled content – things like glass bottles and broken porcelain dishes. Carpet is made of recycled carpet – and is recycled into new carpet when its reached the end of its use in a home. In some homes, Make It Right uses drywall made of recycled paper.

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A countertop made of recycled material

Together these products make well-designed, green homes for people in need of a safe place to live. When you choose to toss a bottle or a magazine into the recycling bin, your trash could end up helping build a home for a young person transitioning out of foster care, senior citizen, single mom, firefighter or veteran.

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 Families enjoying quality time together in their new home

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New homes made possible by Make It Right 

For Earth Day 2015, AEO is helping customers turn their old jeans into new homes. Used denim jeans can be turned into safe, sustainable insulation for homes. Better insulation increases energy-efficiency, leading to lower power bills for people in need.

More than 22.3 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles end up in U.S. landfills annually – 22.3 billion pounds! Wouldn’t you rather your favorite old jeans end up keeping someone’s home warm at night than ending up in a smelly pile of trash? Those jeans served you well – they deserve better!

It takes about 2.5 pairs of jeans to make a square foot of denim insulation. So grab your old jeans – and a friend – and bring them to your local American Eagle Outfitters store to start their new life. Even better, AEO will give you 20% off a new pair of jeans when you donate your old ones. Win-win, right?

This Earth Day your recycling effort really does make a difference to hundreds of families around the country.

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How to Wear the Jogger with Trend Styled

With a relaxed fit, drawstring waist and cuffed bottom, the Jogger is where style and comfort come together.  So basically, you get the best of both worlds.

Saul from Trend Styled shows us how he wears this extremely comfortable pant while running errands in the big apple.

How to Wear the Jogger with Trend Styled

What Inspired Saul’s Look:
My favorite thing about joggers is the athletic, relaxed feel it gives any dressed up or dressed down look. For these olive joggers I was inspired by the military color that is great with most earth tones like browns, whites, and grays and are perfectly comfortable for a day of trekking around the city. How to Wear the Jogger with Trend Styled Get Saul’s Look: Jogger Pant | Solid Crew Sweater |Tretorn Nylite Canvas Sneaker (Similar) | Camp Watch (Similar) | Chambray Baseball Cap

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

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