How To Wear AEO A-Line Jeans With The Style Bungalow

A new year marks a new beginning and what better way to ring in 2016 than with a pair of our new AEO A-Line jeans? With just enough flare to express your boho side, these jeans are the perfect addition to your seventies-inspired wardrobe. Stephanie from The Style Bungalow partnered with us for a three part series that involves some serious blues and we can’t wait to show you what she’s wearing. Get to know Stephanie and the inspiration behind her first look below.
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Meet Stephanie: Stephanie is a twenty-something, former ballerina turned PR pro living in South Florida. Addicted to fashion, she started her blog, The Style Bungalow, in March 2014 as a way to share her personal, relatable style, inspirations and thoughts. She believes the choices you make in your day-to-day outfits can send a powerful message. From cool confidence to chic and sophisticated to free-spirited and creative, she feels it’s important to reflect who you are and what you feel through your personal style. When she’s not home blogging, working or dancing the night away, Stephanie can be found running around town searching for cool pieces, spending time with her friends or soaking up the Florida sun!

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What Inspired Stephanie’s Look: “These jeans are perfect. I’m petite, about 5’2”, so finding a pair of flares that fit my frame without any alterations is rare! I love how they fit slim through the thigh and slightly flare out from the knee, making my legs look a mile long. They also have a cool, worn-in feel to them and the stretch-denim is very comfortable.

I styled these flares with a chunky knit sweater and a chic belt cinched at the waist with block-heeled sandals to add height. I layered on lots of rings, wore my favorite gold watch and a pair of aviators.”

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Shop The Look: A-Line Jean | Don’t Ask Why Crew Sweater (similar) | Jewelry (similar) | Aviator Sunglasses (similar) | BC Retriever Wedge Sandal (similar) | Knotted Braid Leather Belt (similar)

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Photo Credit: Chelsea Anne

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How To Create A DIY Printed Tote With I SPY DIY

For our last holiday installment with Jenni R., from I SPY DIY, we’re creating a do-it-yourself printed tote! Do your last minute holiday shopping in style or, fill your bag with goodies and gift to your bestie for something you know they’ll “totes” love. Check out Jenni’s easy step-by-step guide below and start creating your very own.

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What you need:
Street Level Metallic Reversible Tote

Leather paint

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What to do: 
Step 1: Start by painting on a row of triangle.

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Step 2: Fill in random triangles with silver and neon yellow. Let dry.

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Step 3: Pack up your gifts and head home!

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How To Style The Corduroy Button Skirt With Jo And Kemp

Corduroy is a staple fabric when it comes to winter months. Instead of incorporating this trend into typical jackets and pants, we’ve taken it one step further and created a super chic button front skirt. Kemper from Jo & Kemp incorporated this winter essential into her every day #AEOSTYLE while channeling a spark of 90’s trend. Get to know Kemper and the inspiration behind her look below.

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Meet Kemper: I am so grateful to introduce myself to all you beautiful people! My name is Kemper, and my husband (Jordan) and I created a life and style blog about five months ago. Jordan is the photographer, and occasionally we will style as a duo. I have always had an undeniable love for fashion. Jo has the creative eye. We love doing everything together, so blogging ended up being perfect for us. We love just going out and capturing our moments together. Prior to blogging, I worked as Stylist Assistant for the A&E TV series Duck Dynasty. My love for fashion only continues to grow, and we love sharing our life and style adventures with our followers!

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What Inspired Kemper’s Look:Corduroy mini skirts are making a comeback & I am not mad about it. Anything that takes me back to the 90’s, takes me back to N’Sync and Boy Meets World, and that’s always a good thing! There are so many different ways to style this skirt, but I went with a more of slouchy-comfortable look.

The weather in Louisiana can tend to be a bit crazy (80 degrees one day & 30 the next). It is not rare to wear shorts on Christmas day. The great thing about this skirt is it can be styled for cool or warm conditions. Let’s be honest, an oversized sweater will work with almost anything & I loved it with this skirt to give it a more cozy feel. I would also pair it with tights, booties, & a scarf depending on my mood!

Go check out the other earthy colors of this skirt, and buy yourself one… you deserve it! ;)”

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Shop The Look: Corduroy Button Front Skirt | Over The Knee Suede Boot (similar) | Cabin Sweater (similar) | Wide Brim Fedora (similar)

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How To Style The Lace Peasant Top With Candidly Chan

Go winter bohemian this holiday season in #AEOSTYLE. From tops to dresses, we’ve got winter whites in feminine fabrics and silhouettes that you can wear all season long. Chandler from Candidly Chan created a flowy rustic cabin-inspired look with our Peasant Top. Get to know Chandler and the inspiration behind her style below.

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Meet Chandler: Chandler Nehrt is just your average personal style blogger with small town roots and big aspirations.  She has a passion for content creation and social media marketing and on any given day you can find out what she’s been up to (or more so what she’s been wearing) on her site Candidly Chan.  She has found a ton of joy in her little corner of the Internet and she hopes to extend that, along with inspiration and comedic relief, to all who may stumble upon it.

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What Inspired Chandler’s Look: “Over here in the Midwest, winter has already inched its way around the corner and the temperatures are continually dropping (sigh).  However, in my opinion, that is no excuse for packing up pretty crochet tops like this.  I am constantly inspired by rustic cabin scenes this time of year so I tried to play into that with this look.  By layering a warm scarf and hat with this top, along with tomboy-ish boots and destroyed jeans, it immediately creates that cozy-casual feel that I was going for.  I also really love the way an army jacket looks paired on top- perfect for those extra chilly evenings.”

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Shop the Look: Peasant Top | Cafe X Tomgirl Jean (similar) | Lace Up Hammer Boot (similar) | Boucle Scarf (similar) | Cable Knit Beanie (similar)

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How To Style The Faux Fur Vest And Denim X Jegging Ankle With Style MBA

This season, it’s all about embracing your winter white #AEOSTYLE. Our Faux Fur Vest and Denim X Jegging Ankle both have textured detail that add a whole other layer to your look while embracing the latest color to wear in the colder temps. Sara from Style MBA embraced her winter wanderlust by styling both items with heels and great accessories. Get to know Sara and the inspiration behind her look below.

Meet Sara: An MBA graduate with a background in marketing and business, Sara has both business acumen coupled with a love of fashion and design. Her mission is to share rare finds with her readers to make fashion both aspirational and attainable. Sara resides in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., but travels the globe (and often to NYC) to help curate looks from mainstream fashion brands to the small upstart boutique. Sara recently married in Napa. Her husband, a CEO of an agency that represents Grammy Award-winning recording artists, shares her love of travel and food.

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What Inspired Sara’s Look: There’s no bigger statement than wearing white in the winter. Once relegated to to Spring and Summer, white is now arguably a winter wardrobe staple. It’s clean, versatile, and communicates confidence, not to mention it matches anything! And thanks to Scandal’s Olivia Pope who popularized the look with her (stunning) white jackets and suits, white has never been so white hot! I absolutely love this white fur vest paired with distressed jeans and a tan statement bag. And best of all, the price isn’t a Scandal!

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How To Style The Cable Knit Beanie and Heritage Plaid Blanket Scarf With Lauren LeBouef

Winter is coming and that mean’s it’s time to bundle up for those colder temps! Whether you’re into hats, scarves, or parkas or ponchos, we’ve got cold weather accessories to keep you stylish all season long. Our friend Lauren is helping us get ready for winter in our Cable Knit Beanie and Heritage Plaid Blanket Scarf. Get to know Lauren and the inspiration behind her look below.

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Meet Lauren: Lauren is a San Diego based model. Lauren has a strong passion for living a healthy life style, makeup, and fashion. She is inspired when people achieve their goals and when others are able to pursue what they love! Her wish is to bring positivity to people lives through her social media outlets such as her Instagram. She hopes to show others how they too, can use the gifts they were given to inspire those around them.

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What Inspired Lauren’s Look: For me, living in Southern California the winters can be pretty inconsistent when it comes to being chilly or little on the warmer side throughout the days and months. This is exactly why scarves and beanies are a perfect items to have in your closet, no matter where you live! Whether you live where its already snowing or live somewhere like me where it’s chilly in the mornings but can possibly warm up throughout the day, its nice to have something to easily take of and put back on. I love this blanket scarf from american eagle, not only because of its extreme softness but also the fact that I can wrap it around my neck in so many different ways! Its also great to bundle up in it throughout the day! If it seem to get a little warmer toward I can easily take it off or even style it in a different way! Blanket scars like this one can be styled in many ways! Both of these items can be warn with any kind of top, I prefer some kind of fall/winter colored long sleeve shirt, or you can also of course wear a cute coat or jacket. I the paired it with my favorite black jeans and some lace up combat boots. If you’re wanting an even more “girly” style you can throw on a pair of cute tights and a circle skirt for a more flirty vibe!

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Shop Lauren’s Look: Cable Knit Beanie |Heritage Plaid Blanket Scarf| Henley Pullover Sweater (similar) | Sateen X Jegging (similar)

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Photography By:  Rachael Consaul

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