#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Vintage Denim

We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody. With the look & feel of timeworn, tried & true denim, our Vintage Denim is truly one of a kind.

Justin from Scout Sixteen and Jamal from Style Society Guy show us how they style of our favorite denim styles.

Meet Justin:
Justin Livingston is a New York City-based writer and blogger. With a passion for discovery and a love of adventure, Justin travels the globe to find exciting new content and inspiration for his blog, Scout Sixteen.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

What inspired Justin’s look:
Leaves are falling and winter is in full swing here in New York City. You’re surrounded by a pretty dismal and drab environment – naked trees, grey skies, and more concrete than you can imagine. During the winter months, I like to play on the cheerful festivity of the holidays and wear more bold colors, like this royal purple. Paired with my leather vest and this spectacular pair of AEO Vintage Denim, I add a little edge to my holiday wardrobe.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

Get Justin’s look:
Slim Jean in Dark Resin
Iconic V-Neck Sweater (Similar)
Canvas Sneaker (Similar)

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

Meet Jamal:
Jamal is a menswear blogger who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A lifelong runner, he recently picked up tennis. When he’s not working on his blog, Style Society Guy, he’s hanging out with friends or trying new restaurants.

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What inspired Jamal’s look:
In a city that dresses in all black when the temp drops I believe we could all use a bit of color in our lives when Fall comes around. This outfit was inspired by one of my favorites colors, yellow! I went for a preppy look but didn’t want to make it too preppy so I replaced the traditional plaid shirt with a denim shirt and swapped out the traditional boat shoe for a cherry red sneaker. Stylish and comfy, thats the motto.

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Get Jamal’s look:
Skinny Jean in Dark Authentic
Vintage Denim Western Shirt
AEO Crew Sweater
AEO Patterned Hooded Sweater
Clear Icon Sunglasses
New Balance Heritage 501 Sneaker
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Show us how you style the Vintage Denim with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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Giving Back: Teach for America

As a company, we believe in supporting youth empowerment and education, so when it came time to select an organization to support, Teach For America was a natural choice. If you’re not familiar with Teach for America, you should be. Teach For America is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit a minimum of two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

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In October, Marcie Eberhart, Director of the AEO Foundation, along with AEO Style Director, Preston Konrad and Lauren Rourke, Manager of Styling, visited a classroom at New York City public school Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, also known as WHEELS, to talk fashion and the importance of education. WHEELS, founded by Teach For America alumnus Brett Kimmel (Houston Corps ‘96), serves 650 students in grades six through 12, nearly all of whom are people of color and 100 percent of whom are growing up in poverty. The school is posting impressive results; students exceed the citywide average pass rates on the Regents exams and 100 percent of their graduates have been accepted to college in the past several years. Preston and Lauren spoke about their journey through the fashion industry, eventually landing the job of their dreams at AEO, and spent time answering the students’ questions.

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The entire junior class received a free pair of AEO Jeans.

Teach for America

Teach for America

This holiday season, we’re asking you to help give back. When you purchase an AEO gift box in stores for 50 cents, you will help a child in need. 100% of proceeds from gift box sales will be donated to Teach For America (up to $100,000) to sponsor 18 classrooms for one year.

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Teach for America

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#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

With high performance stretch that never loses its shape, you can show off your best assets in Denim X. We asked two of our favorite bloggers, Megan from  Styled Avenue and Cat from Cat Wright Style, to show us how they style our best jean fit ever.

Meet Megan:
Megan is a 20-something year old from Salt Lake City, Utah. She started Styled Avenue to capture all of her favorite styles and trends and has always loved to have fun with style, mix and match and get creative in the way to express herself.

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What inspired Megan’s outfit:
I picked items I thought would really fit my personality while dressing for a fun fall day with my family or friends. I have loved my cable knit sweater (I haven’t taken it off) and love how it can be a dressy piece or a piece I can effortlessly wear around the house!

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Get Megan’s Look:
Denim X Sky High Jegging
Chunky Cable Knit Cardigan
Lace Top Tank
Stacked Heel Bootie (Similar)

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Meet Cat:
Los Angeles’ Cat Wright doesn’t just write about sartorial ways she creates them as well. When she’s not in-and-out of LA showrooms and boutiques or sharing her signature looks on Cat Wright Style, Cat is covering the fashion scene. A regular contributor to online outlets Racked LA, Societe Perrier and E! Online…awards season anyone? She got her journalistic start as Fashion Editor at LA’s Bunker Hill Magazine.  Raised in a small Kentucky town, Cat knew from an early age that Hollywood¹s closets were calling to her, “I was born obsessed. I was five years old and we were driving five hours so I could wear clothes the other kids weren’t. Not much has changed.”

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What inspired Cat’s outfit:
I am forever a lover of crop tops but have had so much trouble finding a pair of high-waisted jeans that fit right! Usually they’re either too small or too big in the wrong places or they flatten out the booty. All hail these perfectly stretched pair that have given my favorite style of shirt some winter love and hug the curves just right. I’m a hippie at heart so I added the blue hat to pull out the color of the bright blue denim. For those who feel like it’s too much skin for a daytime stroll, an oversized button-up is the perfect addition (I shopped for mine in the men’s department). #AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Get Cat’s look:
Denim X Sky High Jegging
Marled Cropped Sweater (Similar)
BC Away We Go Peep Toe Bootie (Similar)

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Show us how you style the Denim X with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

 

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NYFW: Get the Look with #AEOStyle

This past week, the Big Apple has been buzzing with fashion talk thanks to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. From unexpected crop tops to leather garb, we’ve put together #AEOSTYLE based on our favorite trends that we’ve been seeing. Check out the looks below and get ready to rock another fashionable season.

Trend #1: Bralette and Leather. Create this look with:

Trend #2: Oversized Athletic. Create this look with:

NYFW BIG TRENDS

Get NYFW inspired looks with #AEOSTYLE

What are your favorite trends that you are excited to rock from NYFW?

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How to Wear: Jogger Pants

This fall we’re mixing street style and comfort like never before. Let’s start with the jogger pant. Chances are you’ve either seen it or you’ve heard about it, but the real question is, have you rocked it yet? If the answer is no, you’re missing out. With its relaxed fit, drawstring waist, and cuffed bottom it offers the perfect balance of yes, you guessed it, style and comfort. Pair with a Plaid Button Down Shirt and Black Coated Denim Jacket for a night out with friends or throw on a Pocket Baseball T-Shirt and Reebok ZQuick Sneaker to run errands around town. Either way, the jogger is ideal for the guy on the go. Have we convinced you yet?

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Shop This Look:
AEO Jogger Pant
Black Coated Denim Jacket
Knit Beanie (Similar)
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Canvas Duffel Bag
Reebok ZQuick Sneaker

Show us how you wear our Jogger with #AEOSTYLE for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

For more Jogger inspiration, watch our video below!

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Get to know Coco Yokoyama, AEO Stylist

Do you ever wonder who helps Preston and Lauren put together #AEOStyle concepts per season? We sat down with the hilarious and smiley Senior Stylist for AE.com, Coco Yokoyama to talk about her day to day job, style and trends for upcoming seasons. Want to know what her favorite memory of Preston is or what emoji she would be? Check out her rapid fire interview below to find out!

Name
Coco Yokoyama

Occupation
Senior Stylist for AEO Direct

What does your day to day look like at the office?
On shoot days, I arrive at the studio early to make sure the model is in hair and makeup, then Bri (my lovely assistant) helps prep the clothes for the model. After hair and makeup are complete, we do a quick fitting with the model. Then, we go on set and shoot our product all day until we get the perfect shot. We jam out to great music, laugh at each others goofiness and just have fun!

Favorite photo shoot that you’ve been on?
For AEO, I love every shoot that I’ve been on! The campaign shots for every season have been amazing and I’m so blessed to travel to such amazing locations with a rad team of people.  Another one of my all time favorite shoots that I’ve been on was when I was a little girl, my family shot for GQ for Fathers Day back home in Cali! It was a blast.

AEO Interview with Coco Yokoyama

Coco poses for a picture during the AEO Spring photoshoot in Miami.

Challenges that you’ve faced in your occupation?
Everyday is a challenge…it’s called life (haha)

How do you come up with outfits for each season?- What’s your strategy/process?
Preston and Lauren usually have insight on what the design team has in store for the upcoming seasons and base the styling from working closely with these teams. Once Preston and Lauren have a concept, they relay that info to me and I execute!

Best advice you’ve been given to handle this role?
Be a leader, not a follower.

AEO Interview with Coco Yokoyama

The AEO Styling team takes a selfie moment at the movies.

What big trends are you seeing for summer/BTS?
A good denim selection with a twist of street and hipster key pieces.

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Are there any trends that you don’t want to come back?
Most trends come back and they usually have a twist to its original standards, so to me its something new to look at.

Favorite staple in your wardrobe?
Anything black! I ALWAYS wear black!

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