San Francisco Travel Style with Om & The City

My trip to San Francisco was a rather spontaneous one, but those are always the best, right?! With little to no planning, my boyfriend and I packed our bags and flew cross-country with one small carry-on in hand (yes, we did indeed share). Packing light with lots of versatile layers was essential for this on-the-fly trip – check out my top 5 favorite things about the lovely land of SF.

The Food

Mmm… the food in SF was so delicious. I’d have to say my favorite spot, though, was Cafe Réveille in Mission Bay. If you visit, you MUST go for brunch and get the pancakes! With the sun out, it was the perfect weather to nosh outside while wearing a cozy sweater. Enjoying a tasty breakfast outside in the middle of February was certainly a nice break from the cold winds in NYC!

Om & The City San Francisco Travel Guide: Daytime Look

Om & The City San Francisco Travel Guide: Best Food

Brunch at Cafe Réveille

SHOP THE LOOK: Choker Neck Sweater | Cat Eye Sunglasses

The Sights

San Francisco may only be 7×7 miles, but there are enough beautiful spots to enjoy for a lifetime. From exploring the lively hipster streets of Mission and The Castro to hailing a cab up to the luxurious homes in Twin Peaks, you certainly can’t beat the views.

Om & The City San Francisco Travel Guide: Daytime Look
Om & The City San Francisco Travel Guide: Daytime Look

Exploring around Mission

Om & The City San Francisco Travel Guide: Explore and Adventure Look

Overlooking the beautiful city of San Francisco

Om & The City San Francisco Travel Guide: Explore and Adventure Look

SHOP THE LOOK: Denim X4 Hi-Rise Jegging | Soft & Sexy Patch T-Shirt
Textured BackpackBomber Fleece Hoodie Jacket  | Tretorn Avon 2 | Rose Quartz Art Deco Pendant

The Coffee

Oh my goodness, the coffee was incredible. I must have downed AT LEAST 3 cups a day, which is a lot for me. Favorite spot? Philz Coffee, hands down. You have to try the Mint Mojito… it’s their most beloved concoction there. My runners up would be Four Barrel and Ritual Coffee Roasters!

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SHOP THE LOOK: Denim X4 Hi-Rise Jegging | Tretorn Avon 2
Oversized Embroidered Denim Shirt  | Rad Pin Pack

The Nature

I can see now why people flock to the west coast for their fill of nature! The parks are gorgeous – my favorite was Dolores Park. Also, the type of trees and plants in SF are so much different that the ones I see in NYC. I had never seen such giant succulent before. We eventually stumbled into a neighborhood park with a swing hanging on a tree. I don’t care what people say, you’re never too old to play on a swing.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Choker Neck Sweater | Tretorn Avon 2 | Denim X Jegging

The Date Nights

The golden hour in San Fran is unreal. It is the perfect ambiance for an early evening date night. Since most of the restaurants close around 10pm, we started our date early and ended up making our way to an ice cream sandwich shop called Cream. Dessert before dinner = 👌when you’re on vacay! I loved wearing such a pretty, fluttery dress and throwing on the bomber jacket when the sun went down!

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I had such a blast exploring San Francisco, and I loved sporting my #AEOSTYLE every step of the way. The versatility, livability and effortless style is exactly what I’m all about.

Om & The City San Francisco Travel Guide: Date Night Look

SHOP THE LOOK: Bomber Fleece Hoodie Jacket | Tretorn Avon 2
Textured BackpackAEO Tiered Lace Overlay Dress

Be sure to follow Jules on Instagram @omandthecity & on her blog omandthecityblog.com!

Photography by @vmorris41 | victoriajanephotography.com

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How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short with Summer of Diane

With Spring Break and beach vibes on our mind, we’re ready to feel the sun on our skin and wishing for the warm weather to arrive. Blogger Rachael Proctor from Summer of Diane is helping is kick off shorts season by styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival shortie and pairing it back to with shoulder-baring silhouette. We love the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival because of its versatility, whether you’re going for a sport to street or beachy chic look, and durability. Rigid denim is making a comeback in jeans, denim jackets and now – these shorts! To learn more about the fit of non-stretch denim, be sure to check out our styling tips here, and keep reading to get to know Rachael & what inspired her shorts look below.

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Meet Rachael:
“Rachael is the pint-sized, fashion loving, rebel behind the Miami-based style website Summer of Diane.  She launched her site after hanging up her hair stylist shears to become a full-time gypsy, having lived on both coasts totaling 5 states in the past 5 years.  She has finally settled her roots in Miami, but the constant change solidified her longstanding belief that it’s never too late to start a new adventure.  Summer of Diane is where she shares her bohemian beach style, travel inspiration, & passion for all things tropical.”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

What Inspired Rachael’s Look:
“Being a self-proclaimed denim short aficionado, I have to admit that these Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are one of my favorites.  I absolutely love that they have zero stretch to the fabric, which makes them feel like genuine vintage shorts.  I know we’ve all been conditioned to equate stretch with comfort, but rest assured they are so soft & broken-in, that there is nothing uncomfortable about them.  Additionally, I would consider myself fairly petite, standing in at 4’11”, and I love how flattering the Hi-Rise style is on my smaller frame.  These shorts have even managed to give me the illusion of having curves, & that my friends, is nothing shy of a miracle.

With festival & outdoor concert season right around the corner, I wanted to put a fun look together to kick start your summer inspiration.  I paired the shorts with this feminine lace top because I felt like it was a nice juxtaposition against the ultra-distressed denim.  I topped the look off with some whimsical accessories & a pair of chunky platforms.  My personal style definitely leans more to the adventurous side than most, but I feel like festival season is the perfect time to experiment with your own look.  So have fun, throw some glitter on your face, & pick up a pair of these amazing shorts—You won’t regret it!”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Festival | Cold Shoulder Top (Similar) | BC Footwear Set Me Free Bootie (Similar)
Street Level Tote (Similar) | Kitsch Elevated Straight Bobby Pins (Similar)

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Spring Break #AEOSTYLE: Packing Guide

Spring Break is back! We’re here to help you pack your bags for your Spring Break getaway with out packing guide. Pull out those board shorts & swim suits (we’re thinking the Aerie one-piece scoop suit will be our go-to this year), because we’re beach bound. We’ve got everything you need to survive the sun, sand and (let’s face it) non-stop activity of vacay week, from button-downs and dresses to tees and tanks. From sun-up to sun-down, your #AEOSTYLE will be on point in baseball hats and on-trend sunglasses to block out the shade. Ready to pack all of your spring break essentials? Let’s do this, #SB2017!

GUYS

Your packing list is as easy as it gets: shirts, shorts, shoes. Keep your luggage light by picking pieces in the same color family and picking tops like button-downs and active tees that you can swap out between board shorts and cutoff denim shorts. Top your look off with a baseball hat and Birks on the bottom, and make waves by spritzing on Surf cologne when you go out at night.

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PACK IT

TOPSAEO Short Sleeve Dip Dye Shirt | AEO Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt
BOTTOMSAEO Slim 9″ Cutoff Short | AEO 360 Extreme Flex Board Short
ACCESSORIESBirkenstock Arizona Sandal | AEO Packable Backpack | AEO Icon Baseball Hat
AEO Surf 1.7 oz. Cologne For Him | AEO Beaded Bracelet Set

GIRLS

Spring break is the first chance during the year to show off new spring trends, so don’t be shy! Embroidered details and summery tie-dye are must-haves this year, and an airy white dress makes the perfect daytime look or swim cover-up. Don’t forget denim shorts to pull on when adventure strikes! Accessorize your #AEOSTYLE with a baseball hat, sunglasses and carefree espadrille flats for a look that brings out the sun.

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PACK IT

Tops: AEO Embroidered Utility Shirt | AEO Soft & Sexy Ribbed Tie Tank | Aerie Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit
Bottoms: AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | AEO Fit & Flare Tassel Dress
Accessories: AEO Colorblocked Backpack | AEO Surf 1.7 OZ Toilette | AEO Baseball Hat | AEO Bandana
AEO Round Sunglasses | AEO Espadrille Flat

Show us what you’re wearing on Spring Break using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter!

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: HAPPY BLUES

Only happy blues around here! Our stylist’s outfit of the week is all about THE shades of the season.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: HAPPY BLUESShop Erin’s Look: Super Scoop Beaded Bikini TopReal Obsessed™ Bikini Bottom | Crinkle TopDenim X Hi-Rise Shortie | Cowboy Hat | Metal Round Sunglasses | Flip Flop

Mix and match every blue hue, starting with your swim: our new Super Scoop Beaded Bikini Top is our fave shade in our newest fit. Pair it with pretty prints, tassels and ties in our Real Obsessed™ Bikini Bottom, then work in your go-to denim shorts, like AEO’s Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie style. Cover up with our Crinkle Top and you’re all set for sunshine!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: HAPPY BLUES

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CHILL. PLAY. MOVE. with Om & the City

Our CHILL. PLAY. MOVE. Collection works for every body and any activity. Read on to learn how Jules from Om & the City values the importance of feeling confident in what she wears.

“There’s nothing better than waking up on a day with no formal plans or obligations. Just an open day to do whatever makes my heart happy. No matter how I end up spending my time, I make sure to wear clothing that makes me feel good on the inside and out. This, my friends, is why I love wearing Aerie so much – I feel comfortable, beautiful, and dare I say unstoppable? From practicing yoga to eating popcorn on my couch, here’s a glimpse of how I chill, play, and move as an #AerieREAL girl.”

CHILL

“I’m one of those people who goes to bed verrrry excited to wake up and make coffee in the morning. It’s therapeutic, and I enjoy the process from grinding the beans to brewing it in my French press. It makes me feel calm as a clam 🌊 – which is how I feel when watering my plant babies. These tiny and seemingly mundane moments can actually be some of the most beautiful little details that make your mood 💯!”

CHILL. PLAY. MOVE. with Om & the CityShop Jules Outfit: Sunnie Play Twist Back Sports Bra | Move Ankle Wrap Legging | Fleece Crew Sweatshirt

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“Consider this a version of mind-play – It’s my job to write, so grabbing my journal and writing down my dreams and ideas is exciting to me. Whether it’s writing song lyrics, full blog posts, or even simple lists, I always appreciate the little dreamstorms. You never know if an idea you have on a rainy Sunday afternoon will turn into something real and substantial someday. Give your mind a break from the constant noise of social media – put pen to paper and see what happens when your mind is at ease and has time to wander. ☁️”

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CHILL. PLAY. MOVE. with Om & the City

CHILL. PLAY. MOVE. with Om & the City

“You gotta move to groove. Exercise doesn’t have to come from a superficial place. Staying active keeps your mind, body and spirit healthy, and that should always be a priority. I feel super energized after a sweaty yoga sesh or a breezy walk around my neighborhood. Find what it is that excites your spirit – maybe it’s rock climbing, biking, or dancing. You don’t have to be a slave to a gym if that’s not your jam. It’s certainly not mine! #YogiProbs” “Aerie empowers women to be who they are in their realest and rawest forms. I love the fit, feel, and look of Aerie’s clothing, and I feel incredible knowing I’m supporting a brand that supports me right back. Celebrating diversity and being vulnerable is what makes us human and what brings us together. That and high-waisted yoga pants.”

Thanks, Jules! Be sure to check out her blog & follow @Omandthecity.

xo Aerie

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How To Style The Choker Neck Sweater With Glamarosh

The choker necklace made a huge comeback over the past year, and we’re so glad it did. We’ve used this 90s accessory staple to complement everything from bomber jackets to dresses, but now we’re loving a new take on the choker necklace that’s two of our favorite looks in one: the Choker Neck Sweater. Blogger Roshni Patel from Glamarosh styled this two-in-one top with an old Holloywood meets modern-chic feel by layering a long necklace over the choker top and pairing it with block mules. Check out Roshni’s look & what inspired her outfit below.

Glamarosh styles the Choker Neck Sweater for an on-trend look that's part laid-back, part effortlessly chic.

Meet Roshni:
“Roshni is a Los Angeles-based wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger focusing on trendy and chic affordable looks for every occasion.”

Glamarosh styles the Choker Neck Sweater for an on-trend look that's part laid-back, part effortlessly chic.

Glamarosh styles the Choker Neck Sweater for an on-trend look that's part laid-back, part effortlessly chic.

What Inspired Roshni’s Look:
“My choker blush sweater from American Eagle has been my favorite go to this year! The lightweight material makes it easy to layer with a denim jacket or wear as is on those warmer days. Since it was warm enough to ditch the jacket, I paired with a pop of color mules and 70s style sunglasses to add a little fun spark to your cozy essentials. The beauty in this piece is you can dress it up or down for any occasion. For those colder days, the sweater would pair well with a short skirt, OTK boots and a long coat.”

Glamarosh styles the Choker Neck Sweater for an on-trend look that's part laid-back, part effortlessly chic.

Shop the Look: Choker Neck Sweater | Vintage Hi-Rise Jean (Similar) | Lace Up Block Heel Sandal (Similar)
Lariat Necklace (Similar) | Sunglasses (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling the Choker Neck trend using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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