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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Parkour Time: 10 Questions With Tim Burton

We’re introducing AEO Flex/Denim, an innovative new denim technology that moves with you in three different levels of flexibility — Core, Active, and Extreme — and we wanted to really put it to the test. So, we partnered with the amazing athletes of WFPF to showcase the revolutionary versatility of these jeans and what you can do in them. We featured three parkour athletes in our latest Flex/Denim video and were so impressed by their talent that we wanted to get to know them a little more. Read on for our second interview with Tim Burton.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: Who are some of your heroes? They do not have to be athletes.
TB: Parkour hero: Florian H. (MonkeeeyMan on YouTube) or Callum Powell. Flo for his crazy speed and precision, and I feel like Callum’s early videos represent so much of what I love in parkour. Solid training, adventure with friends, and strange goofy shenanigans. Music hero: Mike Portnoy or Claudio Sanchez. Both way too talented and I love their music. Life hero: C.S. Lewis or Ravi Zacharias. Both incredibly wise, pillars of truth in my life.

AEO: When did you become interested in Parkour?
TB: I was ready for parkour before I had ever seen it or knew it had a name. As a kid, I always made obstacles courses for myself, tried to run on walls or jump over gaps, climbed all the things, etc. When I saw it for the first time on the internet at the age of 14, there wasn’t even an option not to start.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: How much time do you spend practicing in a week?
TB: Currently, I only practice around 6-10 hours a week. That’s not near as often as I used to or as I’d like, but work keeps me pretty dang busy.

AEO: What was your favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex Video?
TB: I think if I had to pick a favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex video, it would be the production quality – specifically the cameras. I’ve seen countless parkour videos, but few shot with the quality of RED cameras and drones they were using.  Those shots looked incredible, and it was pretty wild to see myself included in them!

AEO: What was the most dangerous Parkour move you’ve done to date? Any injuries?
TB: There’s a decent amount of high consequence jumps I’ve done where if you don’t stick the landing, you’ve got a hefty drop to negotiate. I did a kong precision not long ago on a parking garage roof – just a medium power pass, but around 5 story drop if you didn’t stick the landing.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
TB: Something interesting most people don’t know? I have a very strong passion for music. Whenever I’m doing less parkour and have more time, I will most definitely be getting a band together.

AEO: Greatest advice you’ve ever received in Parkour? And any advice for aspiring Parkour athletes?
TB: Best advice I’ve probably ever received is treat parkour with immense respect as one would a martial art. Spend years honing your basics and foundation, be patient with your progress but always push yourself to be challenged in all manner of ways, and absolutely leave your ego at the door. Don’t take yourself too seriously, have fun, its not about being better than everyone else.

AEO: What was your favorite thing about the Flex denim?
TB: Hands down favorite thing about the Flex denim is the range of motion they allowed. Not restrictive at all, super comfortable, and looked pretty dang sharp to go with it.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: Where else would you wear AEO Flex to?
TB: I’d wear those jeans anywhere. Comfortable enough to wear any casual day out with friends and looked plenty slick to wear with a suit coat to a nice dinner or event.

AEO: Top 3 songs you are listening to right now?
TB: Top 3 songs right now?! Can I just pick albums? How about, Holding On To You by Twenty One Pilots, Pay No Mind by Madeon, and Alpha by Periphery.

Follow Tim’s daily adventures here, and make sure to check out our previous interviews with Max Henry and Paul Joseph, two of the other WFPF athletes featured in our video.

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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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How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

Our Denim X collection just keeps getting better. Not only does it offer revolutionary high performance stretch that’s softer than ever before, we’ve thrown in some mended destroyed details to take it to the next level. Claudia from Human Hanger makes an effortless transition into fall by pairing her Denim X Jegging with a fitted tank and light jacket.

Meet Claudia:
“Hi, I’m Claudia, the girl behind the smoke and mirrors of Human Hanger. I am a personal style and beauty blogger living in Los Angeles, California. I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in communication. When I’m not blogging I can be found crafting, brunching, or snuggling my wiener dogs.”

How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

What Inspired Claudia’s Look:
Distressed denim is a wardrobe staple this fall, making it easy to look effortlessly cool as you transition into the new season. Pair your more sophisticated layers with your ripped jeans to create a polished, elevated look. Dark wash denim is particularly versatile as you take your look from day to night!”

How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

 Get Claudia’s Look: Denim X Jegging| Boyfriend Tank (Similar) | Light Swing Jacket  (Similar) | Ombre Tinted Aviator Sunglasses (Similar)How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human HangerHow to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

Show us how you style our Denim 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 Striped Baja Hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

Our Baja Striped Hoodie is made for 24/7 #AEOSTYLE. With a bold and textured design, this is an upgrade to your go-to hoodie. Travis from Unkept Gentleman pairs our beach-ready hoodie back to distressed jeans and a pair of  vintage boots for the perfect mix of boho and beach-inspired #AEOSTYLE.

Meet Travis:
Travis White is a native Texan who grew up in Houston. He strives to help men look and feel their best. He loves to do this through blogging about style and personal development. He believes the two go hand in hand, through dressing well and having confidence. He portrays these two aspects on his blog Unkept Gentleman. Travis loves to mix and match different trends finding a unique style that serves to inspire others.

How to style the striped baja hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

What inspired Travis’s look:
“Mixing different trends always inspires my look. Even though I love to dress in timeless classic looks, mixing different styles lets me take some risks.  Whether it is dapper and urban, or athletic and casual wear I am always looking for ways to push the envelope and mix it up. For this specific look, I mixed vintage and boho with the beach inspired hoodie, lightly stressed washed denim, and stressed leather boots.  I think it makes for a cool contrast and mixes it up a little bit. I love hoodies with print because it can be the main piece while everything else on the outfit can be simple.”

How to Style the Striped Baja Hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

Get Travis’s Look: Baja Striped Hoodie | Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt (similar) | Athletic Active Flex Jean (similar)

How to Style the Striped Baja Hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

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

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