AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: QUILTED VEST

It’s our mission to make sure you look cool while keeping warm this winter. How you might ask? Well, our Quilted Vest is a great place to start. With its diamond-quilted fabric and mock neck collar, your winter blues will be a thing of the past.

We asked bloggers McArthur from Daily Mister and Chimed from NxStyle to show us how they style this cold weather must-have.

Meet McArthur:
McArthur (mostly known as Mac) is a millennial menswear blogger based out of New York. His blog, Daily Mister, was created for guys everywhere to get a dose of style and obscure pop culture references.

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What Inspired McArthur’s Look:
When it comes to my personal style I love to blur the lines between dandyism and streetwear. While I easily could’ve gone in a traditional route and paired the vest with a sweater I decided to dress it up with this cotton blazer from American Eagle. One of my favorite things to do is style garments in completely different ways and I can’t wait to see how I’ll be wearing this essential piece will fit in my wardrobe throughout the season.

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Quilted Vest (Similar)
Cotton Blazer
Original Straight Pant (Similar)

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Meet Chimed:
NxStyle is a fashion blog run by a couple who loves fashion as much as they love pizza where we inspire others through our illustrious fashion posts. Through social media we are regarded as an upcoming fashion power couple on a mission to help people find their fashion ground.

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What Inspired Chimed’s Outfit:
The main inspiration of the outfit was the fall and spring time weather where it is too hot to wear full on jackets but its too chilly to go with just shirt and tie. Adding a puffer vest to your everyday outfit not only gives you an extra style points but it immediately puts you in the category of those in the GQ magazine. This is a perfect way to help you stand out in the grey crowd of chilly weather in a stylish and work appropriate way.

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Reversible Quilted Vest
Striped Button Down Shirt (Similar)
Skinny Pant (Similar)

DSC_7478 (2) DSC_7399Show us how you style our Quilted Vest with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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Introducing AEO Wear America

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This season, we partnered with extremely talented designers to bring you awesome products that were created in the USA. We will be introducing you to some of these designers over the next couple of months, sharing the inspiration behind their designs and a look into their studios.

In addition to these collaborations, we’re excited to announce our own collection of T-shirts, jeans and more products that we made in the USA. Here is a little back story from our NYC designers about the denim.

“Our women’s jeans are inspired by the Gold Miner jeans of the 1890’s and hand sewn in L.A.,” says our denim designer, Helen K. “Each pair is unique and takes over two days to make… crafted from 11.75 oz. denim yarns produced in our Greensboro, N.C. mill and finished them with timeworn topstitching, busted outseams, vintage metal shanks and rivet finishes.”

We asked men’s denim Sr. Design Director, Clint G., about the inspiration behind the denim and he said, “Authentic, masculine, old-fashioned American jeans! Inspiration came from our very own AEO vintage denim archives, which I have accumulated over the years. It’s a combination of flea market finds and jeans from vintage dealers. These jeans are crafted from slubbed 11.75 oz. and pure indigo 13 oz. denim in our North Carolina and Georgia mills and finished with hand sanded and whiskered details.”

In addition to our Wear America collection, here are the other brands we are partnering with:  Woolrich, Pendleton, Topo Designs, Baggu, Word., The Urban Smith, Muses & Rebels, Pommes Frites Candle Co., The Great Lakes, Wit & Whistle and Knot & Bow.

 

Keep checking the blog for interviews with the designers from these brands.

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PROJECT LIVE YOUR LIFE: I’MPERFECT EDITION

Project Live Your Life is back! This time we’re giving away up to $5,000 a day for 15 days ($75,000 total!) and made it even easier to enter. Here’s what you need to know.

Enter directly on Instagram or Twitter. Here’s how:

1. Instagram or tweet a photo of yourself wearing denim with the phrase “I’MPERFECT IN MY #AEOJEANS BECAUSE _________. #AEOCONTEST.”

2. You’ll receive either a comment or tweet from us with a link to complete your entry.

3. Follow the link, complete your entry and you’re in!

4. Check the contest site, Instagram and the blog to see if you’re a daily winner.

You can also enter on the contest site:

1. Go to WWW.AE.COM/IMPERFECT

2. Click “Upload Photo” at the top of the page and complete the entry process. Don’t forget to include “I’MPERFECT IN MY #AEOJEANS BECAUSE _________. #AEOCONTEST.” in the description of your photo.

3. Check the contest site, Instagram and the blog to see if you’re a daily winner.

Need some style inspiration for your photo? Check out some of our previous Project Live Your Life winners rocking their #AEOJEANS.

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