Earth Day: DIY

Reuse, Reduce and Recycle your #AEOStyle! To celebrate Earth Day, we spoke to Sr. Stylist, Coco Yokoyama, about her tips and tricks for turning her old AEO gear into something new. Check out her step by step guide for repurposing a pair of denim with an old scarf. The best part about this project — it’s only five easy, earth-friendly steps!

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Materials You’ll Need:

  • Pair denim pants
  • Scissors
  • Fusible fabric tape
  • Scarf or other fabric
  • Tape measure
  • Iron
  • Tracing pencil or marker
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The only materials you’ll need to make an old pair of jeans into a super cute pair of shorts!

Step 1:
Measure the length you’d like your shorts, then cut.

Earth Day DIY

Tip: Don’t go short right away, cut a little longer than you’d like so you can readjust the length if you need to.

Step 2:
The fabric will begin fraying where you cut, pull the strands to encourage fraying, then run shorts through the washer and dryer.  This will accelerate fraying and make them look vintage.

Step 3:
Place fabric on top of shorts and trace the size of the front panel, around the pocket.  Leave a bit of room on the bottom for more fraying to occur.

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Pick a scarf or fabric that will really pop.

Step 4:
Follow the instructions on the fusible fabric tape to adhere fabric to shorts

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You’re almost done!

 Step 5: 
Admire you’re new denim shorties!

Earth Day DIY

Voila! Earth friendly and super stylish #AEOStyle.

Want to find more ways to celebrate Earth Day?  Donate now to The SCA and RSVP to a community project near you!

#AEOSTYLE: As Seen On

#AEOSTYLE: As Seen On

How have you been rocking your #AEOSTYLE lately? We’ve seen some great looks on celebs like Becca Tobin from Glee and fashion bloggers including, Christina from Oh So Glam and Tara from Northern Lights. These stylish gals were spotted wearing a few of our essential spring pieces like Slip-On Sneakers, Jeggings and pieces from our Made in Italy collection.

Becca Tobin had a weekend in #AEOSTYLE, Instagramming herself in two different AEO pieces.

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Becca Tobin, star of Glee, in the Sleeveless Turtleneck Made In Italy By AEO

Get Becca’s look:

Sleeveless Turtleneck Made in Italy by AEO

Becca Tobin, star of Glee snapped this photo in our Slip-On Sneaker.

Becca Tobin, star of Glee snapped this photo in our Slip-On Sneaker.

Get Becca’s look:

Slip-On Sneaker

Fashion blogger Christina from Oh So Glam stepped out in a pair of our Jeggings, accented by a cool pair of cheetah booties.

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Fashion blogger Christina from Oh So Glam in our Jegging.

Get Christina’s look:

Jegging

Fashion blogger Tara Belle from Northern Lights blogged about finally finding the perfect pair of camo jeans at AEO. We’re digging her rocker vibe- this is an essential festival season look we may have to recreate!

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Fashion blogger Tara Belle from Northern Lights in our Camo Jegging.

Get Tara Belle’s look:

Printed Utility Jegging Crop (similar)

We want to see your #AEOSTYLE! Show us what you’ve been wearing lately with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr and you could be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

 

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Boy Crop Jean

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Boy Crop Jean

Temperatures are rising… and that means it’s finally time to show a little skin. While it’s not quite warm enough to wear shorts outside without freezing, we can finally wear one of our favorite trends for spring: cropped jeans.

Another trend we’ve been seeing from the runway to fashion blogs and magazines is what we’re calling Totally Tomboy. While we’re always fans of our Favorite Boyfriend Jean, the Boy Crop Jean is the perfect substitution for an updated spring look. This jean is slouchy with just the right amount of destroyed detailing. You can dress it up for a night on the town or dress it down for a casual outing with friends.

We asked three fashion bloggers – Melanie from Born Lippy, Vickie from Adventures in Fashion and Kassie from Kastles- to show us their personal style with our Boy Crop Jean. Each girl channeled the transitional weather in her look, from pairing the jeans with booties and layers for extra warmth to adding floral prints and heels for a springtime take.

“I wanted to showcase the jean in a way that can be worn in the awkward almost-spring temperatures. Calgary has definitely warmed up a bit, so I thought it would be fun to pair the jeans with some florals and stripes and my trusty hat and pumps!” -Melanie

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Melanie from Born Lippy in our Boy Crop Jean.

#aeostyle challenge american eagle outfitters bloggers do it better boy crop jean spring 2014

Our Boy Crop Jean looks cute cuffed with heels.

Get Melanie’s Look:

Boy Crop Jean

“Spring is slowly showing herself. Lately I have been trying to transition spring pieces into my wardrobe. My latest obsession are the Boy Crop Jean  from American Eagle Outfitters. They work well now with my favorite coat & little ankle boots, but I especially can’t wait to wear them with my favourite pair of strappy heels once the weather starts to warm up. Either way, I have a feeling I will be reaching to wear them everyday.” -Kassie

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Kassie from Kastles layers our Boy Crop Jean with booties and a hat.

#aeostyle challenge american eagle outfitters bloggers do it better boy crop jean spring 2014

Mixing prints makes Kassie’s outfit feel more spring-like.

Get Kassie’s look:

Boy Crop Jean

“Boyfriend jeans are totally my jam, probably because they’re as comfortable as they are chic. It’s so easy to throw them on with a basic tee and sneakers for a casual day, or spice them up with heels and a fun moto jacket. This cropped version from American Eagle Outfitters pretty much fits all the criteria I look for in a boyfriend jean—wash, fit, distressing—they’ve got it all. And with the help of some preppy layers and pearls, they look perfectly put together as well. What can I say, long live the boyfriend jean!” -Vickie

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Vickie from Adventures in Fashion in our Boy Crop Jean.

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Vickie pairs our Boy Crop Jean with strappy heels.

Get Vickie’s look:

Boy Crop Jean

Show us how you wear Boy Crop Jeans with #AEOSTYLE for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

#AEOSTYLE Editors Love: Denim

#AEOSTYLE Editors Love: Denim

Editors know that American Eagle Outfitters is America’s Favorite Denim Brand for a reason-every season, we have an awesome assortment every season of the coolest trends and staples in denim. From the latest in fits and washes to fashion-forward denim accents, we have you covered (literally!). This week, we’ve spotted AEO jeans and denim outerwear in the pages of SheKnows, Refinery29, Redbook and on blogger Jessica from Bows and Sequins.

SheKnows recreated fashion icon, Sarah Jessica Parker’s look with our Straight Jean.

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Get Sarah Jessica Parker’s look with the Straight Jean. (Click here to see Sarah Jessica Parker’s outfit)

Get the look:

Straight Jean

Who says you can’t be stylish while running errands? Achieve this look with our High-Rise Jegging Crop for a stylish, yet comfortable look.

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Run errands in style this weekend in our High-Rise Jegging Crop. 

Get the look:

High-Rise Jegging Crop

It’s not easy updating your wardrobe every season. Refinery29 used our High-Rise Skinny Jean to get a new head-to-toe look for under $75!

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Refinery29 helps you score a look for under $75 with our High-Rise Skinny Jean.

Get the look:

High-Rise Skinny Jean

Want to get the rocker vibe? Redbook shows you how to create the look with our Denim Vest.

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Get one of the coolest looks for spring with our Denim Vest. Click here to view post

Get the look:

Denim Vest

How do you transition your look from day to night for even more wear out of your dressier pieces? Take a styling cue from Jessica of Bows and Sequins and throw on our Denim Vested Hoodie to tone down a pair of sequined pants.

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Jessica from Bows and Sequins in our Denim Vested Hoodie.

Get the look:

Denim Vested Hoodie

How do wear your favorite AEO denim pieces? Do you layer up with denim vests or go classic in a pair of dark wash jeans? Show off your #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram and you could see your look on our blog or AE.com style gallery!

#AEOSTYLE: NYFW Trendspotting

#AEOSTYLE: NYFW Trendspotting

New York Fashion Week has officially come to a close and we can’t stop thinking about all the great fashion trends that will be hitting this Fall. Until then, we’re obsessing over current Spring trends our Stylists, Preston and Lauren, spotted while attending the shows.

Trend: Denim Dressing

Denim dressing is everywhere… Denim on denim, denim patchwork, denim skirts, denim overalls – we just can’t get enough!

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Preston in the Slim Jean and Knit Beanie.

Preston, Director of Styling at AEO, adds a pop of neon to his denim on denim look.

Get Preston’s Look:

Knit Beanie

Medium Denim Jacket

Slim Jean

Lauren, Manager of Styling at AEO, takes denim on denim to new heights in the Hi-Rise Jegging Crop.

Get Lauren’s Look:

Wild Beanie (similar)

Boyfriend Jean Jacket

Hi-Rise Jegging Crop

Freddy in the Dark Slim Jean.

Freddy in the Dark Slim Jean.

Freddy, Blogger at Blue Perk, looks classic in the Dark Slim Jean.

Get Freddy’s Look:

Slim Jean

Drew in the Skinny Jean and Chambray Shirt.

Drew in the Skinny Jean and Chambray Shirt.

Drew, Video and Film Director, keeps his look effortless in a chambray shirt and skinny jeans.

Get Drew’s Look:

Chambray Workwear Shirt

Skinny Jean

George in the Premium Slim and Trucker Jacket.

George in the Premium Slim Jean and Denim Jacket.

George, Photographer, layers up in our Denim Jacket and Premium Slim jeans.

Get George’s Look:

Medium Denim Jacket

Premium Slim Jean

 

Trend: Pastels

Nothing says Spring like soft hues of pink, blue and green. These looks are enough to drag us out of our winter slump and look forward to the brighter days of warm weather ahead.

Lauren in the AE Soft Pant.

Lauren in the AE Soft Pant.

Lauren pulls off a pastel look that is furry, soft and totally on trend.

Get Lauren’s Look:

Soft Pant

Cara in the Skinny Jean.

Cara in the Skinny Jean.

Cara, Blogger at A Fashion Love Affair, is ready to take on Spring in the Light Destroy Vintage Skinny Jean and pastel scarf.

Get Cara’s Look:

Skinny Jean

 

Check out what our friend, Joanna Coles of Cosmopolitan had to say about Denim Dressing and Pastels. Also, make sure to show us how you wear these trends with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on the blog.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans

One of our favorite fits, Skinny, gets an awesome edge from this must-have rise. From shrunken hi-lo sweaters to grunge-inspired button-downs, this fit rocks with just about everything. Take things even higher with heels or sneaker wedges. If you’re not convinced the hi-rise trend is for you, take note that girls around the AEO offices are “hi-rise jeans only!” converts.

Two bloggers currently on the top of our style radar are Rima from Fire on the Head and Blair from Love, Blair. The fashion duo both took on our #AEOSTYLE Challenge: Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans. Be sure to check out their blogs for even more shots of them taking these jeans and making them their own.

Rima paired her Hi-Rise Skinny Jean with a soft striped crop top and denim jacket for a 90s-inspired look that we’re seeing all over the magazines, fashion blogs and our favorite celebs. Wear ‘em cuffed with your favorite booties like Rima does to add even more edge.

“I styled the Hi-Rise Skinny Jean with a striped cropped T-shirt and Boyfriend Denim Jacket for a classic, cool look that’s perfect for spring. I love pairing denim with basics and the hi rise/cropped T-shirt combo gives a flirty play on the “jeans and tee” look. Hi-rise skinnies are a definite wardrobe staple of mine and this medium vintage wash is perfect year round.” -Rima

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Rima from Fire on the Head in our Hi-Rise Skinny Jean

Get her look:

Hi-Rise Skinny Jean

Striped Crop Tank (similar)

Boyfriend Denim Jacket

 

Blair paired her Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans with a graphic T-shirt and camo jacket for a tomboy-inspired look. Cuffing the jeans with heeled booties keeps it feeling feminine.

“I styled my Hi-Rise Skinnies with my tomboy-ish basics: hoodie, camo layering jacket and cuffed bottoms. I added a little high-waisted tucking as a nod to my inner nerd.” -Blair

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Blair from Love, Blair in our Hi-Rise Skinny Jean

Get her look:

Hi-Rise Skinny Jean

Cropped Camo Jacket (similar)

Heritage Graphic Hoodie (similar)

Feather Graphic Muscle Tank (similar)

Slouchy Beanie

How do you style your Hi-Rise Skinny Jean? Show us on Instagram or Twitter with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to see yourself on AE.com.

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