How To Style The Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt With Alyssa May

Lace details and breezy fabrics were made for effortless #AEOSTYLE. If there’s one thing we love about summer fashion, it’s the no-fuss nature of the season. We’re still deep into the trend of pairing dreamy, feminine silhouettes with edgier, worn-them-forever pieces for a look that’s equal parts free spirit and urban-chic. One of our favorite shirts from the latest collection, the AEO Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt, is on our must-have list right now for that very reason. Blogger Alyssa May styled the shirt with an easy, cool-girl vibe that’s perfect for the end of summer heat. Keep reading to see Alyssa’s full look & discover the inspiration behind her outfit.

Blogger Alyssa May styles the Lace Belle Sleeve Shirt.

Meet Alyssa:
“Alyssa May (@_alyssamay) is a Los Angeles blogger and influencer. After discovering her love for fashion, she found blogging as a creative outlet to express her very own personal style. Her self-entitled blog, ALYSSA-MAY.com, covers all different styles– from her girly & bohemian side to her chic & minimal looks! She loves experimenting with fashion and she continues to inspire others to do the same.”

Blogger Alyssa May styles the Lace Belle Sleeve Shirt.

What Inspired Alyssa’s Look:
“When it comes to picking out an outfit, comfort is always my priority! Sure, of course I care about the way it looks– but feeling comfortable (and confident) in your outfit is just as important. This top is perfect for the summer because of it’s light and airy material. I especially love the lace and wide bell sleeves, as it gives it a bohemian vibe. Let’s just say, a flowy top and distressed shorts is my favorite combination for a warm summer’s day.”

Blogger Alyssa May styles the Lace Belle Sleeve Shirt.

Shop the Look: Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt | Tomgirl Midi Short (Similar)
Bar Top Sunglasses (Similar) | Fringe Heeled Bootie (Similar)

Show us how you’d style Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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How To Style The Suede Jacket With TrendStyled

Outerwear is in. From bombers to popovers, jackets are definitely on our radar. Throwing a jacket to over your #AEOSTYLE is the perfect way to add interest and texture to your look, and our Suede Jacket is a great example of this. Made with one-hundred percent suede and on-trend details like front pockets and soft ribbing, this jacket will elevate a simple tee & jeans. Menswear blogger Saul Carrasco from Trend Styled styled the Suede Jacket & Core Flex Skinny Jean with an urban, worn-in vibe. Check out Saul’s full look below, and if you want to see more of his past #AEOSTYLE give his posts a look here & here.

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Meet Saul: Saul Carrasco is a Texas born transplant now based in Los Angeles and New York City working as a men’s lifestyle blogger. With his blog Trend Styled, Saul captures the lifestyle of the new modern guy by providing daily inspirations from his experience in balancing busy, city life with a relaxed state of mind. via TrendStyled

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

What Inspired Saul’s Look: “I love the weight of this suede jacket. It’s the perfect fall layer that I like to pair down with some essential Flex denim. No matter if I’m heading out on the town or just running some errands, this piece will be layered on all season long.”

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Shop Saul’s Look: Suede Jacket Core Flex Skinny Jean
Seriously Soft Crew T-Shirt (Similar) | Leather Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)

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

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How To Style The Chambray Bomber & Hi-Rise Shorties With THEVOGUESPY

If we’re sure about one thing, it’s that denim will never go out of style. This year, quality denim is making a huge comeback, and we’re seeing the fabrication pop up in everything from your favorite pair of hi-rise shorties to the best button down shirts. Another big style revival? The bomber jacket! Blogger Lauren Elson from THEVOGUESPY put together a cool, denim-on-denim look featuring two #AEOSTYLE essentials, the AEO Chambray Bomber Jacket and the destroyed AEO Hi-Rise Denim Shortie.

thevoguespy shows us her take on Hi-Rise Festival Shorties & the Chambray Bomber Jacket.

Meet Lauren:
Lauren is the blogger behind THEVOGUESPY, a blog dedicated to highlighting her love of fashion, photography and travel.Lauren is based in LA, and loves exploring the city to find inspiration and growing her personal style. She loves styling outfits, writing, exploring, trying new things and predicting new trends.

thevoguespy shows us her take on Hi-Rise Festival Shorties & the Chambray Bomber Jacket.

What Inspired Lauren’s Look:
I am a firm believer that pretty much any situation is more fun if you are wearing a great outfit. You can style the bomber jacket so many different ways, too. You can wear denim shorts like I did, put it over a sundress, with a skirt … the possibilities are endless! I love the patchwork details on the front of the shorts and the distressed look on the back pocket. I wore a navy t-shirt underneath the bomber jacket to keep it super casual and threw on some of my favorite white sneakers!

thevoguespy shows us her take on Hi-Rise Festival Shorties & the Chambray Bomber Jacket.

Shop the Look: Chambray Bomber JacketHi-Rise Denim Shortie
Soft & Sexy Ringer T-Shirt (Similar) | Slip On Flatform Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling the bomber jacket & shorts with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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AEO DIY: Sea Salt Hair Spray

From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo some of our favorite celebrities and fashion icons rock the perfect beach wave. We’ve put together an easy step by step guide on how to create your very own sea salt hair spray to give you those effortless ready-for-summer strands. Move over Becky with the good hair…it’s our time to shine.

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Materials you’ll need:
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon water-based hair gel
1/2 teaspoon leave-in conditioner
1/2 teaspoon argan oil (optional)
1 to 2 drops of essential oil of choice for fragrance (optional. We prefer rose or lavender scents)
Pot and stove top (or microwavable bowl or cup)
Spray bottle that can hold more than a cup of water
Utensil for stirring
Measuring spoons

Steps:
1. Heat water just before boiling in pot or bowl. Remove from heat.
2. Add your salt, stirring occasionally until it’s completely dissolved.

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3. Add the fun stuff! (Hair gel, leave-in conditioner, argan oil and essential oil). Stir until ingredients are completely combined.

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4. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before pouring it into the spray bottle.

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5. Give that bottle a good shake.

How To Apply:
Always shake your spray before applying. For best results, spray a few spritzes two inches from roots on either dry or wet hair. Scrunch, twist and toss your hair to create that perfectly messy texture. Spray and scrunch until you’ve reached your desired look! Pro tip: Use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.

Do you have any other good hair DIY tips? Tell us in the comments below!

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Introducing AEO APT: Fill Your Home With #AEOSTYLE

MAKE YOUR SPACE YOUR HAPPY PLACE
Styling tips & inspiration for transforming your dorm or apt with the new AEO APT collection: Feel like you’ve hit a wall in styling your apartment? We’ve got you covered. And your covers. Let’s start in your sanctuary, the bedroom. You want your bedroom to be a reflection of you, so we’re providing some ways for you to make the most of your space, no matter how small.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

BEDDING IS EVERYTHING
The focal point of a bedroom is, well, the bed. You spend a lot of time there. It’s your snooze spot, your snack spot, your chill spot, and most importantly, your sleep spot. Make it yours by mixing and matching sheets and comforters to get a set that makes you want to spend the morning in bed (more than you already do). Whether you prefer a cool, morning hue or a darker, eye-catching print, your comforter should do the job of pulling everything in the room together so you can focus on catching all the Z’s you please. Try and incorporate a textured duvet to add subtle depth to the room, it’ll make sure you’ll always wake up on the right side of the bed.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

GOT A BLANK SPACE, BABY?
Don’t be afraid of blank space, white walls are your friend! Open it up by avoiding darker paint colors that tend to give the illusion of a shrinking room. Instead, juxtapose a bold patterned boho tapestry against a blank wall to elongate and lighten up the space. Throw it over a bedframe to keep a clean look while not sacrificing the colors you love. If patterns aren’t your thing opt for a cityscape or nature scene that allows your bedroom to be your place to escape. Don’t let your walls confine you, give yourself more room to daydream.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

LIGHT IT UP
You can’t go wrong with natural light, but when that doesn’t suffice you need lights that provide a warm and fuzzy wakeup aesthetic that doesn’t feel artificial. String lights are the perfect wall accent; hang them over your bed to get the right lighting for any mood, or bottle them up on a bedside table for a free-spirit, firefly aesthetic. You’ll get a soft glow ideal for mellow mornings or Saturday nights in.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

PILLOW TALK
There is no such thing as too many pillows. Afraid your bed is boring? Liven it up by adding a printed or textured pillow to the mix. A great graphic or text decal can add just the right amount of fun to a room without being over the top. Throw it anywhere, whether it be on a bed or a chair or even the floor. Extra pillows mean more comfy, more cozy, and more you.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

CLUTTER CONTROL
Less is more, especially in a smaller space. While your bedroom should be an expression of you, sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. Pick a few of your favorite photos to hang on a wall chain to add some personality to a bland corner without looking sloppy. Try not to crowd nightstands and shelves with unnecessary knickknacks, instead grab a staple candle or mug and keep the rest of the mess hidden in a vintage storage unit. A clean space is a happy space.

Whoever said that size matters was wrong! The room you’ve been dreaming about doesn’t have to stay a dream, make it a reality with AEO APT. Show us how you style your space with AEO APT using #liveinaeostyle on Instagram & Twitter.

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Lolla25: #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE Guide for Girls & Guys

We’re heading in to the high point of summer, and live music season is still giving you plenty of opportunity to rep your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE wherever you go. We’ll keep you cool at Lollapalooza in the hottest new festival looks featuring hi-rise shorties & knit tanks so you’ll never miss a beat. Check out our Chicago travel guide & Lollapalooza outfits for guys and girls so you can make fun summer memories to savor all year long!

WEAR
GIRLS: 
Right now, we’re all about dark denim. Pair this first essentials strappy top with black denim festival shorties for a look that keeps it simple & makes a statement.  Leather booties will keep you festival-ready, day & night. Throw even more shade by adding the perfect pair of sunglasses.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza.

SHOP IT: First Essentials Cold Shoulder Shirt | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Kaden Bootie
Lapis-Colored Cocktail Ring | Evil Eye Arm Party Bracelets | Spitfire Astro Sunglasses

GUYS: There’s nothing plain about this classic pairing! Throw a cool, printed graphic tee on top of some cut-off denim shorts for a look that lasts. Add a finishing touch while keeping it clean with fresh, white slip-on’s – these sneakers are sure to be a fan favorite.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza. Check out our guys' Lollapalooza outfits.

SHOP IT: Indigo Trend Graphic Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short | Faux Leather Shoe

EAT
The Gage: If you’re looking for a rustic place to refuel with a good meal & a cold drink, The Gage is your place. This Irish restaurant has a long list on tap and is within easy walking distance of Grant Park.

Toni Patisserie & Café: You can’t skip out on the most important meal of the day. Don’t stop exploring, pick up a French-style sweet treat or morning bite to eat on the go.

Giordano’s: What’s better than Chicago deep dish? Nothing. Try the best of the best at Giordano’s to keep you full & festival ready.

Check out Giordano's pizza for a bite to eat in between Lollapalooza sets.

Photo: @giordanospizza

MUSIC
Radiohead:
The beloved & groundbreaking alternative rock band from England has been a crowd favorite since 1985. You won’t want to miss their appearance at Lolla where they’re sure to wow with classics like “Creep” and “Fake Plastic Trees”.

Leon Bridges: The R&B you NEED. The singer & songwriter from Texas got his start in 2015 with the release of song “Coming Home”.  His performance is sure to provide your daily dose of 50’s & 60’s soul, a sound that never goes out of style. We recommend “River” and “Better Man”.

Leon Bridges is sure to be a fan favorite at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.

Photo: @leonbridgesofficial

Silversun Pickups: This Los Angeles bred indie rock band formed combines the influence of The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth for their catchy, dream pop roots. If you’re not familiar with their sound, check them out NOW starting with “Bloody Mary” and “All The Go Inbetweens”.

Don't miss Silversun Pickups at Lolla25.

Photo: @sspu

LCD Soundsystem: If you haven’t yet heard of this unique electronic rock group Led by James Murphy, we need to change that. The group has done nothing but amaze us since they formed in Brooklyn in 2002. Once you’re hooked on their fusion of dance-punk & electronica, you won’t be able to stop listening. Our faves are “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” and “I Can Change”.

Mac Miller: Now, that’s a rap. Pittsburgh born and raised Malcom James McCormick, known to fans as Mac Miller, rose to fame with the release of his debut studio album “Blue Slide Park”. His smooth rhymes will make you wonder how he makes spitting verses seem so effortless. Listen to “100 Grandkids” and “Another Night” to hear the best Mac has to offer.

Mac Miller will take the stage at Lolla25.

Photo: @larryfisherman

What are you most excited to do in Chicago? Which artists will you be checking out at Grant Park? Let us know in the comments below & show us your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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