AEO Gift Guide for Him: The Dapper Dude

Clean cut & buttoned up. If you have The Dapper Dude on your holiday shopping list, you’re looking for a gift with the perfect mix of modern detail and classic #AEOSTYLE. Plaid scarves, wool jackets & mock neck sweaters are at the top of this guy’s wishlist. We curated a gift guide for the guy who likes to keep it classy 24/7.

Show us what you’re giving & getting this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter, and shop this gift guide below!

For The Guy With Classic #AEOSTYLE. Shop Holiday Gifts for the Dapper Dude.

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How To Style The Velvet Tie Dress with Simplyteee

Velvet has been making a strong comeback over the last few months – just in time for the holiday season! In rich colors & cool cuts, our velvet assortment is versatile & and easy-to-style. We love velvet because it’s such a statement fabric – you don’t need to try hard when you’re wearing velvet because it speaks for itself. One of our favorite velvet pieces from the latest collection is the AEO Velvet Tie Dress. A wrap silhouette and butterfly sleeves make it the perfect holiday dress. Tina from Simplyteee styled the Velvet Tie Dress in a super casual, cool-girl way (and we can see this look working anywhere from your office party to family dinner!). See what inspired Tina’s look & shop her look below.

How To Style The Velvet Tie Dress with Simplyteee

MEET TINA:
“My name is Tina and I’m the creator of simplyteee, a Toronto based blog featuring my love for fashion, beauty and travel. I started this journey about a year ago as a creative outlet. The idea seemed intriguing and challenging, and I was excited at the opportunities it could lead me to! I take comfort over everything, and my personal style is usually a reflection of my mood. Offline, you can find me binging on Netflix or indulging myself with good eats.”

How To Style The Velvet Tie Dress with Simplyteee How To Style The Velvet Tie Dress with Simplyteee

WHAT INSPIRED TINA’S LOOK:
“I have been obsessed with velvet lately and am so happy the 90s are still making a comeback! This dress is perfect for the holidays and is also a great layering piece that can be dressed up or down. I decided to keep it simple and keep the focal point on the dress. As with most of my outfits, I truly believe less is always more.”

How To Style The Velvet Tie Dress with Simplyteee

Shop the Look: Velvet Tie Dress | Tall Turn Up Beanie (Similar) | Zip Back Heeled Bootie (Similar)

Show us how you’d style the Velvet Tie Dress using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With The Modern Otter

By now, we’re assuming that you’ve noticed our outerwear obsession: the bomber jacket is everywhere & we can’t stop, won’t stop. This season, we’ve taken the bomber jacket for an active spin by constructing the jacket from our signature Flex fabric for increased comfort & flexibility. With traditional ribbing around the collar and cuffs, the AEO Active Flex Bomber Jacket has the look of your favorite bomber and and a feel that’s totally new. Aaron, the menswear blogger behind The Modern Otter, styled our Active Bomber Jacket with casual layers to tone down the loungewear feel and amp up the wear-anywhere, ready-for-whatever vibe. Keep reading to see Aaron’s full look & shop his #AEOSTYLE. Plus, check out Aaron’s past post with us here.

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

MEET AARON: “Hi, I’m Aaron. The Modern Otter started from a passion to tell the stories behind fashion. It’s easy to throw up a few photos, but I care about who made it, where the fabric came from, what inspired the design or what trend it embodies. Every piece of clothing tells a story and I think it’s important to know that story. That sounds lofty, I know. But The Modern Otter is really just a place of discovery. A site for us to find cool places and things and talk about them.

A little about me: I currently live in New York City but have lived in California, Arizona and UpState(ish) New York. My background is in theatre and costume design, but I spent 10 years as a merchandising manager for a major retailer. Now I’m blogging and advising full time!”

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

WHAT INSPIRED AARON’S LOOK: “What makes a bomber a bomber? Most notably, the ribbed wrists and waist band. That’s why a baseball jacket and a leather jacket can both be ‘bombers’. Those embroidered “signature” jackets you saw all over the place this Summer? Yup. Those are bombers too. For today’s look, I paired AEO’s Active Flex Bomber Jacket with a twill shirt and ribbed turtleneck for some casual Fall layering. I’m obsessed with turtlenecks (in case you couldn’t tell from my Insta), and I took the styling up a notch by wearing it under my twill shirt. This only works if the turtleneck is thin.”

SHOP AARON’S LOOK: Active Flex Bomber Jacket | 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean
Turtleneck Sweater | Heathered Twill Shirt

Show us how you style our Active Flex Bomber Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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13 Tips From Style Icons

Style is all about individuality—about creating a look that is unique to you. Style icons mastered this art, curating original looks and ignoring those who criticized them. These men and women in entertainment, design, and modeling spent their lives creating legacies by going against the grain.

We’ve collected 17 inspiring fashion tips from style icons like Coco Chanel and David Bowie that remind us how important it is to design your own style and take fashion risks, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her fearless, over-the-top fashion choices. Whether she’s walking around the city or going to a gala, she isn’t afraid to wear what she wants, regardless of what everyone thinks. This has landed her on a couple worst dressed lists, but hasn’t made her give up her belief that you should dress in what you love, no matter what anyone else thinks.

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AEO Gifts for Him: The Active Adventurer

If you know someone who is always on-the-go (think: non-stop from the gym to work & more), you’re dealing with an Active Adventurer. Finding the perfect gift for this guy is almost as difficult as keeping up with his schedule, but this year we’ve got you covered. We curated a gift guide of on-the-go gifts for the on-the-go guy so that he can still celebrate the season & never miss a beat.

Show us what you’re giving & getting this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter, and shop this gift guide below!

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AEO Gifts for Her: The Life of the Party

We all have that one friend… you know, the one everyone can’t help but feel happy around! She’s the Life of the Party & always makes your day a little more exciting. We curated a gift guide just for her, inspired by rich velvet, deep colors & metallic accessories. Give the girl who knows how to celebrate something to celebrate.

Show us what you’re giving & getting this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter, and shop this gift guide below!

AEO Gift Guide: Gifts for the Life of the Party

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