Lauren and Preston’s Summer in the City Style Guide

Let’s face it, Summer is HOT... and after this winter, we won’t complain (promise!), but we WILL show you how to stylishly dress for the rising temps! Our very own (and very stylish) Director of Styling, Preston and Manager of Styling, Lauren put together relaxed beach looks inspired by some of their favorite beach towns. Check out the outfits below to keep your #AEOStyle cool all season long.

Cool in Cabo:
GUYS: Our classic denim shirt is the go-to for beach layering. Easy to throw on with a print bathing suit after the beach or to head out for lunch or drinks with friends. The accessory statement is all in the wrist – layering up vintage inspired cord & beaded bracelets for a cool, simple summer vibe.

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Cool in Cabo- Men’s

Shop the look:
Denim Workwear Shirt
Photo Real Muscle T-Shirt
Tropical Floral Board Short
Rubber Flip Flop

GALS: This look is all about laid back, easy items, perfect for a resort town like Cabo. We love a soft pant paired back to the sandal of the season, the Birkenstock… and worn with an easy print tank for an effortless look. Nothing says chill vacation mode more than a fedora to top off the look.

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Cool in Cabo- Women’s

Shop the look:
Birkenstock Gizeh Habana Sandal
Tie Dye Tank
Metallic Straw Fedora
Surplus Linen Pant
Tropic Printed Tote
Half Rim Sunglasses
Beaded Coral Necklace

Major in Miami:
GUYS: Our short sleeve half-pipe shirts are killer  with an awesome fit and perfect to wear from the beach to the bar. We’re seeing tons of florals in mens summer dressing and we love our floral version paired back to our new chino jogger for a summery yet urban vibe. Don’t forget a fresh pair of trainers and good wrist gear to top off the look.

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Major in Miami- Men’s

Shop the look:
Printed Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt
Jogger Pant
New Balance 501 Sneaker
Men’s Jewelry
Knit Beanie
Leaves Icon Sunglasses

GALS: Whats so fun about Miami is the ability to go from the sand to the street to the beach club all before dusk. We love the graphic print on this dress to throw over a bikini or for lunch on Ocean Drive. Wear under our vegan leather jacket for when the sun goes down. Miami dressing is all about versatility while looking cool and on trend.

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Major in Miami- Women’s

Shop the look:
Cutout Sundress
Cropped Vegan Leather Moto Jacket
Aviator Sunglasses
Silver Wedge

Vibrant in Venice:
GUYS: The SoCal surf scene is the epitome of laid back cool… this is where pattern mixing is natural and effortless. A bright striped tank paired to a denim cut off feels easy, on trend, and perfect for Venice. Our slip-on skate inspired Ollie is killer in the stripe print. Throw on the 5 panel cap with floral detail as you jump out of the water or off your surf board.

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Vibrant in Venice- Men’s

Shop the look:
Vintage Striped Tank
10.25″ Destroyed Denim Cutoff Short
Printed Slip-On Sneaker
Floral Brim 5-Panel Hat
Leaves Icon Sunglasses
Canvas Magic Wallet

GALS: The summer vibe in Venice beach all goes back to the influence of surf and skate. Our sky high shortie is super street ready when paired with a skate inspired lace up sneaker, cool print tank and fresh metallic sunnies. We love the hint of color in the trucker hat (totally SOCAL, right?) to top off the look.

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Vibrant in Venice- Women’s

Shop the look:
Sky High Acid Wash Shortie
Lace Up Sneaker
Tie Dye Tank (shop similar)
Aloha Trucker Hat
Aviator Sunglasses

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Spring Break Packing Guide

Spring Break Packing Guide

Greetings Spring Breakers!

It’s that time of year again- time to take a break from studying, exams, and snow and head to a relaxing beach destination for seven straight days of fun in the sun. Your flight is booked, your hotel reservation locked down, and now its time to…. Pack!

We know the feeling all too well- the stress of trying to jam your entire closet into a standard size suitcase, the overwhelming fear of not having your favorite outfits, accessories, beach wear and let’s not forget, coordinating shoes, on hand when you arrive at your Spring Break destination. So, to help you maximize the space in your suitcase and to cut down on packing time- we compiled a list of tips and tricks just for you!

Tips for the Gal’s:

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1. Fold your bikini top and place inside a back pocket of your shorts.

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2. Tuck your sunglasses in one of the front pockets of your shorts. Then fold shorts in half to protect sunglasses.

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3. Roll your tee and tuck inside your sandals.

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4. Place jewelry inside a pocket of your denim jacket.

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5. Roll your dress and place inside a hat.

Bonus Tip:  Roll delicate items, like dresses, in tissue paper and they will be wrinkle free when unpacked.

Packing Checklist:

T-Shirts

Dresses

Swimsuits

Accessories

Shorts

Shoes

Tips for the Guy’s:

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1. Rolling, instead of folding your swimsuit will take up less space.

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2. Place your flip flops in each back pocket of your jeans and then fold in half.

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3. Roll your tee and place inside hat.

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4. Hide your sunglasses inside one of your shoes.

Packing Checklist:

T-Shirts

Jeans

Accessories

Shorts

Swim

Shoes

We hope that these tips and tricks will help ease the stress of packing! Safe Travels! And P.S. don’t forget sunscreen!

Stay tuned this week for our Spring Break essentials guide!

 

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