How To Make Studded Denim With I SPY DIY

Hello! It’s Jenni R., from I SPY DIY. For my fourth installment with AEO, I wanted to add metallic flair to AEO Sateen X Jeggings. Follow my easy step-by-step below to create eye catching #AEOSTYLE that you can call your very own! Want to add studs to more than just jeans? Check out how to make a studded band for your hat here.

How to create studded denim with I SPY DIY.

What you need:
AEO Sateen X Jegging
Studs
Gem Tac

How to create studded denim with I SPY DIY

What you do:
Step 1:
Cuff the AEO Sateen X Jeggings from American Eagle to your desired length.

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Step 2: Arrange the studs on your cuffs into a pattern that you like.

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Step 3: Next, glue on the gems and let dry before you wear embellished jeggings that are  perfect for fall!

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Show us how you style your studded denim with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

 

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How To Wear The AEO Sateen X Jegging With Diamonds For Dimes

The AEO Sateen X Jegging is one of our most loved fits. The Sateen X line is made with low twist yarn that enhances the natural softness of our Extreme Jegging. Kelly from Diamonds For Dimes adds a bohemian flare to her #AEOSTYLE by pairing our buff pink jegging back to a seventies inspired top and accessories. Get to know Kelly and her inspiration behind her look below.

Meet Kelly: 
“My name is Kelly Schneider, I’m 23 years old, and from Boston! I’m a recent grad of Providence College and am now working in digital marketing for a jewelry company in Rhode Island. The first year out of college really hits you in terms of expenses. I created Diamonds for Dimes as an outlet to help other girls find fashionable, quality pieces for a great price!”

How to wear AEO Sateen X Jegging

What Inspired Kelly’s Look:
“The end of August and beginning of September can be a tricky time when it comes to fashion. It’s still warm out, but we typically gravitate towards fall pieces because that’s what’s being pushed in stores. That’s why I love the Buff Pink Jegging—it’s the perfect transitional piece from summer to fall! Obviously, any shade of pink is a must for summer, but because these jeggings are more of a dusty rose color they work perfectly with a more muted color palette for fall. And don’t even get me started on how comfortable American Eagle jeggings are—they’re a dream come true!”
How to wear Sateen X Jegging

Get Kelly’s Look: AEO Sateen X Jegging | Embroidered Peasant Shirt (similar) | Mini Fringe Crossbody Purse (similar) | Side Zip Heeled Bootie (similar) | Tortoise Shell Round Sunglasses (similar)

How to wear AEO sateen x jegging

Show us how you style our AEO Sateen X Jegging 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 Front Button Soft Skirt With Fashion Lush.

This fall, it’s all about the 70’s inspired #AEOSTYLE. Our Front Button Soft Skirt is the perfect retro piece to keep you on trend this back to school season. Erica from Fashion Lush rocks our suede skirt and pairs it back to solid black for an effortlessly cool look. Get to know Erica and her inspiration behind her #AEOSTLYE below.

Meet Erica: 
“Hey guys! I’m Erica, the blogger behind Fashionlush. Fashionlush is a personal style, fashion, & DIY blog based out of beautiful (& currently, extremely hot!) San Diego!”
How To Wear fron Button Soft Skirt

What Inspired Erica’s Look:
“I am loving the seventies trend that is all the rage this summer, & this super soft suede skirt fits the vibe perfectly. My style is a bit more edgy, so to give the total look some of my personal flair, I paired this aline mini with a black ribbed mock neck tank, a black fringe trim floor duster, & my fave black ankle booties. Black is always the new black, & I am digging this seventies meets rocker #OOTD (which is also perfectly comfortable in this heat!).” Check out the blog for more looks & be sure to follow me on Instagram!

How to wear front button soft skirt

Get Erica’s Look: Front Button Soft Skirt | Boyfriend Tank (similar) | Lightweight Knit Duster (similar) | Double Zip Stacked Heel Bootie (similar)

How to style front button soft skirt

Show us how you style our Front Button Soft Skirt with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Started From The Bottom

Styling a strong outfit is sometimes like constructing a building: you have to start from the bottom. We love the focus on trendy fall AEO bottoms we spotted in some of our favorite magazines recently. From destroyed mended details on hi-rise jeggings to flowy skirts with endless pairing possibilities, check out how #AEOSTYLE was featured this month.

As Seen In

As Seen In

Denim featuring destroyed mended detailing is a fun update to basic destructed denim, as seen in Life & Style. If you want to switch things up, channel Victoria Justice and rock a paneled skirt, which you can easily style to look sporty like Victora or boho like the vintage vibe we’re seeing everywhere this season.

Shop the Look:
Life & Style: AEO Denim X Jegging
Ok!: AEO Paneled Circle Skirt

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below.

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How To Make Patchwork Pocket Denim With I SPY DIY

Jenni R. from I SPY DIY here. For my next installment, I took a pair of classic denim and added a pop of color to create patchwork pocket shorts. You can choose any fabric that suits your #AEOSTYLE to create a pair that’s unique to you! Check out my easy step-by-step guide below.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

What you need:
AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean

Fabric
Scissors
Marker
Hem tape
Fabric Glue

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

What you do:
Step 1:
Turn your AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean into shorts by cutting a straight line across both legs.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

Step 2: Choose a piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the back pockets of the jeans. Lay the fabric flat on the jeans and trace the shape of the pockets onto the fabric.

Step 3: Create another outline of the pocket that is 1/2” wider than the initial one on all sides. Cut around this outer line.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts Step 4: Apply hem tape to the inside of your guidelines and fold the excess 1/2” of fabric over the tape. Press down to secure. Do this around the entire perimeter of your fabric until you create something that resembles the shape of your pocket.

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Step 5: Adhere the fabric to the pocket using using fabric glue and let dry. Be careful not to glue the opening of the pocket shut.

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Step 6: Repeat these steps again to create another fabric pocket and a unique pair of jean shorts!

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Show us how you style your patchwork pocket denim with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

 

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How To Wear The Keyhole Swing Dress With Truelane

As August winds down, it’s time to start thinking about incorporating fall fashion back into your #AEOSTYLE. Our Keyhole Swing Dress is the perfect late summer getup because not only does it come in hues perfect for fall,  it also has a beachy silhouette that screams summertime. Chelsea from Truelane transitions her summer style effortlessly by pairing our dress back to a cropped trench and black boots. Check out her #AEOSTYLE inspiration below.

Meet Chelsea:
“I’m Chelsea, a style blogger and writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was born in Seattle, which I think inspired my love for classic style and dark colors, but being out in the Midwest has helped my wardrobe loosen up a little…even though rain is still my favorite kind of weather. I’m big on coffee and following dreams; I started blogging five years ago for kicks, and it’s become a full-time passion and career for me. You can find me online at www.truelane.co and on social media @truelane!”

Truelane+AEO Keyhole Swing DressWhat Inspired Chelsea’s Look:
“I love having contrast in my wardrobe. Wearing fun bohemian pieces like the Keyhole Swing Dress toned down by edgier accessories keeps the visual interest flowing in a look. A chic cropped trench and dark boots add a sleek touch to the free-spirited vibes of the dress and bag. I love this dress because it’s just as easy to style up for a summer festival with a fringe bag, lace-up gladiator sandals, and floppy hat!”
Truelane+AEO Keyhole Swing Dress

Get Chelsea’s Look: Keyhole Swing DressLight Swing Jacket | BC Stand Up Straight Bootie (similar)

Truelane+AEO Keyhole Swing Dress

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

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