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

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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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How To Style A Matching Skirt & Crop Top With The Boho Flow

We love a festival-ready look. Black ground floral patterns are an edgy way to ease into pretty Spring patterns, and few things make us think of warm weather more than crop tops and bare shoulders. We’re also really in to the matchback look this season (perfect pairs are so easy to wear when the work is already done for you!). Cristina from The Boho Flow brings this look to life in our Off-The-Shoulder Crop Top and Button Front Maxi Skirt. Check out Cristina’s full look below & let us know how you’ll style a matching set in the comments (or take a pic & show us for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery)!

Cristina Monti Fashion and Lifestyle blogger wearing american eagle floral print two piece crop top and skirt with slit

Meet Cristina:
“I created my fashion lifestyle blog, The Boho Flow, in hopes of inspiring woman all over through my personal style, taste in music and thirst for life. I believe there is beauty in everything life has to offer. I also believe you create your own beauty, hence The Boho Flow, in my case. It’s a space where I get to create freely everything I find beautiful or inspiring.

Throughout my time as a blogger, I’ve come to realize that I have many passions. I’m currently very passionate about travelling and living a healthy and proactive lifestyle. I think that there’s a lot a person can learn from travelling and creating content and really just following your heart, dreams and what brings you the most joy.

My main goal is to keep creating innovative content that inspires the on the go millennial young woman. I’m a strong believer in spiritually and a healthy lifestyle, so as I grow and learn much about myself, my style, beliefs and mindset evolve just the same.Travelling to places I’ve never seen. Learning different cultures, perspectives, beliefs, lifestyles, etc., these are all characteristics that help me create content to encourage woman to feel strong, beautiful, elegant, ambitious all while conveying a cool unique and flavourful in the know style.”

Cristina Monti Fashion and Lifestyle blogger wearing american eagle floral print two piece crop top and skirt with slit

What Inspired Cristina’s Look:
“If you know anything about me or my style, you would know that I love black. It was a pretty easy choice for me to pick such a cute ensemble since its base is black, making the floral print not too overbearing and just feminine enough.

Spring is in bloom, which means florals, off the shoulder tops, skirts and everything pretty. As a result, this look right here. American Eagle really knows how to start a new season with a bang. I took the liberty in pairing this awesome floral crop top and matching maxi skirt with fishnets, a leather jacket ( because it’s not yet warm enough to be bare shoulder ) and velvet heel booties. I wanted to add my edgy touch to this awesome floral set and voilà!

I can’t wait for summer so that I can get to rock this top with a pair of high-waisted jeans and a little denim jacket or this skirt with a little tank or thin knitted sweater and sneakers. Looks I really look forward styling with these pretty American Eagle pieces.”

Cristina Monti Fashion and Lifestyle blogger wearing american eagle floral print two piece crop top and skirt with slit

Shop the Look: Off-The-Shoulder Crop Top | Button Front Maxi Skirt | Bomber Jacket (Similar)
Sunglasses (Similar) | Tassel Heeled Bootie (Similar) | Layered Necklace (Similar)

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How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt With Style By The People

You’ve already met the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean and the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival short – now, we’re bringing you the latest addition to the Vintage Hi-Rise fam, our denim skirt! The Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt has all of the details you love about the jean in skirt form: rigid denim fabric so you can wear it in just right, a slightly frayed hem for a totally effortless vibe and a rise that sits on your natural waist! We teamed up with blogger Erin Grey from Style By The People to get her styling tips for a piece as iconic as the denim skirt. Check out Erin’s full look below & let us know how you’ll style the denim skirt in the comments (or take a pic & show us for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery)!

Style By The People shows you her take on the new hi-rise denim mini skirt.

Meet Erin:
“Meet Erin – the fashion loving, travel obsessed, California girl behind the blog Style by the People. Growing up in a fashionable city and traveling around the world, fashion quickly evolved from a personal interest to a calling. With professional experiences as a stylist and marketer, Erin decided to take a leap and go public with her fashion musings. Style by the People began as a passion project to share her ever-evolving personal style and adventures, hoping to inspire others and invite them to join her journey, celebrating life, one outfit at a time”

Style By The People shows you her take on the new hi-rise denim mini skirt.

What Inspired Erin’s Look:
“I am known for being a bit denim obsessed, so any opportunity to wear denim – whether it be jeans, cut off shorts, or a denim skirt – I will take! I am all for taking trendy pieces and making them feel right to me — so with the weather warming up and festival season around the corner, I wanted to figure out a way to be able to wear a denim skirt again. Combining this vintage cut-off denim skirt with a kelly green sweatshirt felt like the perfect update to this 90’s trend, and my modern take on the classic cut off skirt.”

Style By The People shows you her take on the new hi-rise denim mini skirt.

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt | Long Sleeve Choker Top (Similar) | Buckle Heeled Boot (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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