How to Style Denim Cutoffs, featuring Mars Jackson

Meet Mars Jacksonan indie artist raised and based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mars is currently signed with Misra Records, and when he’s not working on music or doing shows, he’s busy discovering new ways to enjoy his city to the fullest — as you can see on his artfully curated (and Pittsburgh-proud) Instagram.

We asked Mars to style one of our favorite pieces from the latest AEO men’s collection: the denim cutoff. With an updated, tailored fit, shorter inseam, and distressed details, these shorts are an obvious choice for your summer go-to.

Check out Mars’ style tips for the perfect casual-cool look (along with a few glimpses of his beloved Steel City) below.

Mars Jackson styles the five pocket cutoff denim short and long sleeve graphic t-shrirt“Music and researching the art of style is something that makes me feel free. Growing up, I was heavily influenced by my surroundings and friends who loved watching cartoons, wrestling or skating and playing video games.”

Mars Jackson styles the five pocket cutoff denim short and long sleeve graphic t-shrirt Mars Jackson styles the five pocket cutoff denim short and long sleeve graphic t-shrirt

What inspired Mars’ look:
“I’m still influenced by my upbringing. I naturally give off a laid-back vibe, especially when it comes to style, and I love feeling comfortable wherever I go. I loved how comfortable the Extreme Flex Denim Shorts were. You can’t go wrong with the Flex. I paired them back to the Long Sleeve Feel Fine T- Shirt and a basic jean jacket – perfect for a summer evening in the city of Pittsburgh.”

Mars Jackson styles the five pocket cutoff denim short and long sleeve graphic t-shrirt


SHOP THE LOOK: Feel Fine Long Sleeve T-Shirt | Extreme Flex Denim Short
New Balance 300 Suede Sneaker (Similar) | Crew Socks (Similar)

PHOTOGRAPHY: @keeppittsburghdope

Show us how you’re styling YOUR denim cutoffs using #WeAllCan on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts & More!

Festival season is right around the corner! Get your packing list set with versatile pieces that easily go from daytime concerts to nighttime fun.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

If you’re going all in with a camping festival, bring only the essentials with you. Easy pieces like our Boho Lace Bralettes can double as tops and work under any tank.

Don’t feel like doing your hair? Get up and go with a fun hat! Grab your camera and cross body bag to keep your essentials at your side at all times.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

Hot sunny days call for cool light shirts like our Rumba Ruffle Top made from a soft and flowy gauze fabric with pretty features like embroidery. Show off your legs for summer days on the bottom with our Hot Hot Hot Shorts!

After sunset, layer with a classic and comfy denim jacket.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

Ready to zip your bag and head out? Remember your sunnies and a bandana, and you’ll be ready to rock on!


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Pink Is Our Favorite Color!

Our favorite summer trends are all brought to you by our favorite summer shade: PINK. As the song goes… pink is our favorite color! We’re blushing over new bralettes, swim and tops in our prettiest pink shades. And there’s more! Our must-have summer silhouettes—crop swim, off-the-shoulder tops and bandeaus—all come in our must-have color of the season. Read on to see it up close and personal!


Pink Is Our Favorite Color!


Crop swim gets an extra special touch with contrast stitching, giving you two color options to mix and match with your bottoms. A crop swim top is also the easiest to wear out as a top, taking you from beach to brunch.

Pink Is Our Favorite Color!


Chill. Play. MOVE. Leggings in pink ombré are made for your hardest workouts or your laziest summer days. Whatever your mood, tie in more pink with the graphic on your tank, and bare your pretty shoulders with a bandeau bralette underneath.

Pink Is Our Favorite Color!


Wherever your summer takes you, brighten up your days with pretty new pinks. Shop them all in stores & online now!

Pink Is Our Favorite Color!


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DIY Painted Eggs

Our painted eggs are inspired by La Habana and the colors of Cuba! All you need is food coloring and paint markers, then don’t be afraid to go beyond the pattern and create your own designs. Every egg is beautiful!

DIY Painted Eggs


  • White or brown eggs
  • Food coloring or egg dye
  • Paint markers

DIY Painted Eggs


Start out with a plain egg, brown or white, whichever best matches the background of the pattern you’re replicating. *If your background is heavily colored, use food color or dye to match it.

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs


Starting from the middle and working your way out, recreate the center design and the most basic shapes in the pattern.

DIY Painted Eggs


Continue working outward. Fill in the more intricate details and designs, alternating colors as needed.

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs


Add any finishing touches or fix any mistakes, then let those babies dry!


Check out some of our Aerie associate’s Cuba-inspired eggs below and share yours by tagging @Aerie in your insta posts!

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

If you love our DIY Painted Eggs, be sure to check out more of our crafts on the blog!

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Sun’s out legs out! Our stylist’s outfit of the week is made for brunching in the sunshine. Go for a one-and-done look with our Scoop Back Peasant Dress, and show off our Boho Bralette + Mesh through the strappy back. Throw your wallet and sunnies in a pouch and accessorize with as many Tassel Charms as you can fit. Happy spring!


Shop Erin’s Look: Scoop Back Peasant DressBoho Bralette + Mesh | Graphic Boybrief | Pouch | Quay Don’t Change | Panama Hat | Bass Savannah Sandal


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AEO FESTIVAL FASHION: What To Wear This Fest Season

Wrist bands on, fest vibes strong. The countdown is on! The official start of festival season is less than one week away and kicks off summer in the Cali desert. For the next two weekends, nothing matters but the music (and the fashion, of course). To get you desert festival-ready, we’re showing you looks that will take you from day to night and everywhere in between. Will you be rocking festival fashion this summer? We want to see! Show us your festival style with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured on social media or in our style gallery!

GIRLS: Take the unexpected route this festival season – try a denim skirt! Trade in your tried-and-true hi-rise denim short for it’s super on-trend BFF, the Vintage Hi-Rise Skirt. With just-right destruction in a chic black wash, this skirt is the perfect backdrop for all of your festival accessories. We’re loving a more understated festival look this season, so take advantage of the embroidery craze to add color to your outfit. Denim on denim is always in, especially with an embroidered back (this tiger-back jacket is so 90s and reminds us of old-school rock and roll). Add a feminine touch to the look with a lace trim cami and finish off the outfit with accessories like a woven bootie, sunnies and a mini-backpack (to hold all your festival necessities like a portable charger and water bottle!).

Festival Look for Girls Festival Style in the desert

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Skirt | Lace Cami | Embroidered Tiger Denim Jacket | Bed Stu Las Cruces Shoe
Street Level Mini Backpack | Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses

GUYSChannel your inner beach-bound, vacay mode self for this year’s festival look. Bold, eye-catching patterns are in, so find the craziest island print you can! From palms to birds, your button-down shirt should be the personality of your outfit. Take a walk on the denim side for bottoms with cutoff denim shorts rather than a flat front short. With our Flex technology, these shorts will take you through hours of dancing AND add some edge to your look. Add some black lace-up sneakers and a few neutral accessories (think: metal cuff bracelet) to complete your festival style.

Festival Vibe Style Festival Look for Guys

Shop the Look: Short Sleeve Print ShirtExtreme Flex Denim Short | Lace Up Sneaker
Metal Round Sunglasses | Metal Cuff Bracelet | Horn Pendant Necklace

Are you heading to any festivals this summer? Share your photos with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured!

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