How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With The Modern Otter

By now, we’re assuming that you’ve noticed our outerwear obsession: the bomber jacket is everywhere & we can’t stop, won’t stop. This season, we’ve taken the bomber jacket for an active spin by constructing the jacket from our signature Flex fabric for increased comfort & flexibility. With traditional ribbing around the collar and cuffs, the AEO Active Flex Bomber Jacket has the look of your favorite bomber and and a feel that’s totally new. Aaron, the menswear blogger behind The Modern Otter, styled our Active Bomber Jacket with casual layers to tone down the loungewear feel and amp up the wear-anywhere, ready-for-whatever vibe. Keep reading to see Aaron’s full look & shop his #AEOSTYLE. Plus, check out Aaron’s past post with us here.

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

MEET AARON: “Hi, I’m Aaron. The Modern Otter started from a passion to tell the stories behind fashion. It’s easy to throw up a few photos, but I care about who made it, where the fabric came from, what inspired the design or what trend it embodies. Every piece of clothing tells a story and I think it’s important to know that story. That sounds lofty, I know. But The Modern Otter is really just a place of discovery. A site for us to find cool places and things and talk about them.

A little about me: I currently live in New York City but have lived in California, Arizona and UpState(ish) New York. My background is in theatre and costume design, but I spent 10 years as a merchandising manager for a major retailer. Now I’m blogging and advising full time!”

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

WHAT INSPIRED AARON’S LOOK: “What makes a bomber a bomber? Most notably, the ribbed wrists and waist band. That’s why a baseball jacket and a leather jacket can both be ‘bombers’. Those embroidered “signature” jackets you saw all over the place this Summer? Yup. Those are bombers too. For today’s look, I paired AEO’s Active Flex Bomber Jacket with a twill shirt and ribbed turtleneck for some casual Fall layering. I’m obsessed with turtlenecks (in case you couldn’t tell from my Insta), and I took the styling up a notch by wearing it under my twill shirt. This only works if the turtleneck is thin.”

SHOP AARON’S LOOK: Active Flex Bomber Jacket | 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean
Turtleneck Sweater | Heathered Twill Shirt

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

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13 Tips From Style Icons

Style is all about individuality—about creating a look that is unique to you. Style icons mastered this art, curating original looks and ignoring those who criticized them. These men and women in entertainment, design, and modeling spent their lives creating legacies by going against the grain.

We’ve collected 17 inspiring fashion tips from style icons like Coco Chanel and David Bowie that remind us how important it is to design your own style and take fashion risks, no matter what anyone else thinks.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her fearless, over-the-top fashion choices. Whether she’s walking around the city or going to a gala, she isn’t afraid to wear what she wants, regardless of what everyone thinks. This has landed her on a couple worst dressed lists, but hasn’t made her give up her belief that you should dress in what you love, no matter what anyone else thinks.

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: CYBER SLEEPWEAR

Turkey hangover? Do your shopping in bed! Our stylist’s outfit of the week is all about shopping-inspired sleepwear.

ERIN'S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: CYBER SLEEPWEARShop Erin’s Look: Graphic Tee Nightie | Legging FlannelMixed Cozy CardiMixed Lace Triangle Bralette | Shine Bikini + Lace | Real Soft® Over-The-Knee Socks | Magical Graphic Slipper

Wear your Cyber schedule on your Graphic Tee Nightie to make sure everyone knows all about your plans today. Keep our Legging Flannel nearby in case you need an extra layer, then pull on our Real Soft® Over-The-Knee Socks and add our Magical Graphic Slipper to stay toasty. Tie it all together underneath with our Mixed Lace Triangle Bralette and Shine Bikini + Lace, and shop away!

ERIN'S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: CYBER SLEEPWEAR

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AEO Gifts for Him: The Active Adventurer

If you know someone who is always on-the-go (think: non-stop from the gym to work & more), you’re dealing with an Active Adventurer. Finding the perfect gift for this guy is almost as difficult as keeping up with his schedule, but this year we’ve got you covered. We curated a gift guide of on-the-go gifts for the on-the-go guy so that he can still celebrate the season & never miss a beat.

Show us what you’re giving & getting this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter, and shop this gift guide below!

AEO Gift Guide: Gifts for the Active AdventurerSHOP GIFTS FOR THE ACTIVE ADVENTURER:

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Gift Guide: Cozy Ever After

Extra cute, extra comfy, extra cozy. Cozy Ever After is our shop curated especially for the snuggler on your gifting list. This collection in our gift guide combines some of our favorite Real Soft® pieces with some of our coziest knits and furs to make your white Christmas a warm one, too.

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Feel the love in super soft bouclé, velvet and faux fur!

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Shop the look: Boucle Turtleneck Sweater, Velvet Bodysuit, Faux Fur Earmuffs, Marled + Stitched Beanie, Graphic Tee Nightie, Sunnie Boybrief, Cable Sweater Jogger, Sparkle Crew Socks

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AEO Gifts for Her: The Life of the Party

We all have that one friend… you know, the one everyone can’t help but feel happy around! She’s the Life of the Party & always makes your day a little more exciting. We curated a gift guide just for her, inspired by rich velvet, deep colors & metallic accessories. Give the girl who knows how to celebrate something to celebrate.

Show us what you’re giving & getting this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter, and shop this gift guide below!

AEO Gift Guide: Gifts for the Life of the Party

SHOP GIFTS FOR THE LIFE OF THE PARTY:

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