How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Happy Friday! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, with another DIY project geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make a fringe tank with our favorite Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank. Throw it on over your Hi-Rise Festival Shorties for the perfect festival-ready look.How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

What you need: Scissors Ruler Fabric Dye Pen Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

 

What to do:
Step One: Use your ruler to create guides along the width of the shirt that will indicate the desired length of your fringes. Space the points about a half an inch to an inch apart, depending on your preference. Do this on the front and the back of the shirt.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Two: Starting at the hem of the shirt, cut horizontally to these points to create the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Three: Pull the newly cut pieces towards you to create add a curled effect to the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Four: Spray the fringes with your fabric dye of choice. To create an ombré effect, add more dye to the base of the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Five: Let dry. Done! How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Get this Look:  Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank Hi-Rise Festival Shortie Single Chevron Necklace Bigmouth Giant Donut Pool Float Tetron Hi-Top Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you style the AEO Soft & Sexy collection with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery!

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#AEOSTYLE ROUNDUP: Festival Fashion

Last weekend was a major music moment in Palm Springs. Thousands of festival goers entered the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California for a weekend full of good vibes, festival fashion and performances by Alt-J, Hozier, Milky Chance and many more. Check out some of our favorite celebs and concert dwellers spotted in #AEOSTYLE in this week’s roundup.

Actress Bella Thorne was spotted rocking out in #AEOSTYLE.
Shop Bella’s Look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorites
Stitched Cowboy Boots
Ribbed V-Neck Cami
LIFE Line #Loveisproject Bracelet

Beauty Lea Michele is festival ready with Aerie and AEO.
Shop Lea’s Look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties
Crocheted Button Cami
Aerie Softest Lace Racerback Bralette

Exclusive... Peyton List Roaming the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Wearing American Eagle & Aerie

Actors and Twins Peyton and Spencer List

Twins Spencer and Peyton List roam the Empier Polo Field in #AEOSTYLE.
Shop Spencer’s Look:
10.5″ Jogger Short
Legend v-Neck T-Shirt
Microstripe Button Down
Slide Flip-Flop
Shop Peyton’s Look:
Don’t Ask Why Cropped Tank
Destroyed Lace Hem Shortie

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Stylist Coco Yokoyama in #AEOSTYLE

Stylist Coco Yokoyama is all about the Romper this season.
Shop Coco’s Look:
Wrap Front Romper

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AEO Director of Styling Preston Konrad

AEO Director of Styling Preston Konrad took over our Instagram account to showcase all the action at Indio.
Shop Preston’s Look:
Striped T-Shirt (shop similar)
8″ Prep Short

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Sister Bloggers Dylan Suarez and Natalie Off Duty

Sisters Dylan and Natalie roam the festival grounds in #AERIEREAL and #AEOSTYLE.
Shop Dylan’s Look:
Aerie Crop Bikini Top
Shop Natalie’s Look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties
Light Destroyed Denim Jacket
Aerie Scoop Bikini Top

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How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new set of DIY projects geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make pom pom trimmed soft shorts in three easy steps. Pair with your favorite AEO tank and you’ll be ready to hit the music scene in #AEOSTYLE.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What you need: Pom pom trim | Unique Stitch | AEO Printed Soft Short

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What to do: 
Step One: Glue your trim to the bottom edge of your short using fabric glue.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

 Step Two: Trim each leg opening and then cut off excess.

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Step Three: Let dry. Done!
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Get this Look:  Lace Crop Top | AEO Printed Soft Short | Straw Sun Hat Birkenstock Arizona Sandal | Colorblocked Icon Sunglasses (Similar) | Tie Dye Beach Towel

Show us how you style the AEO soft short 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 AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie with The Fashionista’s Diary

If you haven’t tried our AEO Denim X collection  yet, now is the perfect time. We’ve merged our high performance stretch denim with the classic Hi-Rise Shortie to create, you guessed it, the AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie. So now you can enjoy this revolutionary soft stretch cotton denim all year round.

Lauren Ashley from The Fashionista’s Diary pairs her AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie with a textured blouse and statement necklace for the ultimate casual glam look.

Meet Lauren:
“Hi, everyone! I’m Lauren Ashley and I blog over at The Fashionista’s Diary, which is a personal style and beauty blog based out of the sunshine state. Living in Miami, I have to get creative with my looks and really find ways to dress cute without dying of heat (seriously, it’s so hot here!). You’ll often see me sporting either neutrals or fun prints. I also love nothing more than some amazing jewels! Being a college student, comfort is key for me. While I love to get dressed up, I have to be comfortable to walk around campus and head to class!”

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

What Inspired Lauren’s Look: 
“I absolutely love my AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie in the dark rinse. First of all, darker colored jeans make you appear slimmer, so what girl doesn’t love that? Also, they are so comfortable. Seriously, guys, I could wear these all day! They have an amazing stretch to them and really make you feel confident and comfortable. I decided to go with a blush textured high/low shirt and paired it with my newest statement necklace. I wanted to keep a neutral look while still adding a bit of sass and print. I love that there are so many ways to dress up or down a great pair of denim shorts and I chose to keep things classic and casual. I also want to wear my new shorts with scalloped ballet flats and a printed top. These will most likely be my staple shorts for the summer!”

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

Get Lauren’s Look: AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | Lace Paneled Button Down Shirt (Similar) | Turquoise Beaded Fringe Necklace (Similar) | Round Tortoise Shell Sunglasses (Similar) | Open Side Flat  (Similar)

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

Show us how you style the AEO Denim X collection 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 Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Our Soft & Sexy collection just keeps getting better. Designed to drape flawlessly in silky, lightweight, undeniably soft jersey, these ultra comfy T’s & tanks are must-haves. The Soft & Sexy Baby Henley is no exception. With it’s cropped silhouette, bold stripes and scoop neck, it’s a match made in henley heaven.

Jackie from Little J Style shows us how she styles our new favorite tee with cargos and chunky heels below.

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Meet Jackie:
“My name is Jackie and I am a personal style blogger at LittleJStyle.com! I live in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah and I love spending time outdoors with my husband. I blog about my outfits, styling tips, hair and beauty, and travel.”

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

What Inspired Jackie’s Look:
“This AEO soft & sexy baby henley tee goes with SO MUCH. Because it is cute and slightly cropped, I wanted to wear it with a great pair of high waisted pants. I’ve been really inspired by the Coachella vibe lately so these dark green cargo pants called out to me! An easy fedora and chunky sandals completed my easy casual look. It is the perfect easy cropped tee for summer and I can already think of a ton of different ways to wear it!”

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Get Jackie’s Look: Soft & Sexy Baby Henley | Don’t Asky Why Soft Cargo Pant (Similar) | Wide Brim Fedora (Similar) | Strappy Stacked Heel Sandal (Similar)

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J StyleShow us how you style the Soft & Sexy collection with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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AEO x Make It Right

Reuse, repair, recycle, upcycle – every day brings a new list of ways to reduce your carbon footprint and conserve resources. Most of us are happy to toss our plastic bottles and cereal boxes into a nearby bin – but Americans still produce three pounds of unrecycled garbage per person every day.

Part of the problem is that we don’t often see the end results of our efforts. Would we be more enthusiastic about recycling if we knew our trash was being used to produce something beautiful, useful or innovative? Maybe.

Make It Right is a non-profit organization building sustainable homes for people in need around the United States. Founded by Brad Pitt, Make It Right began by building homes for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans. Today Make It Right works across the country – from apartments for disabled veterans in New Jersey to single-family homes for Native American families in Montana.

Brad Pitt And Global Green USA Visit New Orleans

Founder of Make It Right, Brad Pitt

And some of the products people recycle every day around the country end up in Make It Right homes. The countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms are made of 75% recycled content – things like glass bottles and broken porcelain dishes. Carpet is made of recycled carpet – and is recycled into new carpet when its reached the end of its use in a home. In some homes, Make It Right uses drywall made of recycled paper.

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A countertop made of recycled material

Together these products make well-designed, green homes for people in need of a safe place to live. When you choose to toss a bottle or a magazine into the recycling bin, your trash could end up helping build a home for a young person transitioning out of foster care, senior citizen, single mom, firefighter or veteran.

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 Families enjoying quality time together in their new home

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New homes made possible by Make It Right 

For Earth Day 2015, AEO is helping customers turn their old jeans into new homes. Used denim jeans can be turned into safe, sustainable insulation for homes. Better insulation increases energy-efficiency, leading to lower power bills for people in need.

More than 22.3 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles end up in U.S. landfills annually – 22.3 billion pounds! Wouldn’t you rather your favorite old jeans end up keeping someone’s home warm at night than ending up in a smelly pile of trash? Those jeans served you well – they deserve better!

It takes about 2.5 pairs of jeans to make a square foot of denim insulation. So grab your old jeans – and a friend – and bring them to your local American Eagle Outfitters store to start their new life. Even better, AEO will give you 20% off a new pair of jeans when you donate your old ones. Win-win, right?

This Earth Day your recycling effort really does make a difference to hundreds of families around the country.

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