How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Happy Friday! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, with another DIY project geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make a fringe tank with our favorite Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank. Throw it on over your Hi-Rise Festival Shorties for the perfect festival-ready look.How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

What you need: Scissors Ruler Fabric Dye Pen Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

 

What to do:
Step One: Use your ruler to create guides along the width of the shirt that will indicate the desired length of your fringes. Space the points about a half an inch to an inch apart, depending on your preference. Do this on the front and the back of the shirt.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Two: Starting at the hem of the shirt, cut horizontally to these points to create the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Three: Pull the newly cut pieces towards you to create add a curled effect to the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Four: Spray the fringes with your fabric dye of choice. To create an ombré effect, add more dye to the base of the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Five: Let dry. Done! How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Get this Look:  Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank Hi-Rise Festival Shortie Single Chevron Necklace Bigmouth Giant Donut Pool Float Tetron Hi-Top Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you style the AEO Soft & Sexy collection with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery!

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How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new set of DIY projects geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make pom pom trimmed soft shorts in three easy steps. Pair with your favorite AEO tank and you’ll be ready to hit the music scene in #AEOSTYLE.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What you need: Pom pom trim | Unique Stitch | AEO Printed Soft Short

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What to do: 
Step One: Glue your trim to the bottom edge of your short using fabric glue.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

 Step Two: Trim each leg opening and then cut off excess.

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Step Three: Let dry. Done!
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Get this Look:  Lace Crop Top | AEO Printed Soft Short | Straw Sun Hat Birkenstock Arizona Sandal | Colorblocked Icon Sunglasses (Similar) | Tie Dye Beach Towel

Show us how you style the AEO soft short with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery!

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How To Make A Waterfall Braid

Looking for a quick and simple Valentine’s Day hairdo? Look no further than the romantic waterfall braid. There is nothing to this braid if you’re already familiar with how to french braid your hair! We asked our studio hair stylist, Julie M. to give us the inside scoop. Follow her tips below to learn how to style the waterfall braid like a pro in no time!

 Step 1: Decide where you you want your braid to begin. Then, start with 1 – 1” section of hair and divide it into 3 strands.

 

How To Make A Waterfall Braid

Step 2: Start a basic three strand braid. Do this at least one full pass so that your braid is secure. How To Make A Watefall Braid

Step 3: Next, like a traditional french braid you’ll always be adding hair to that top strand, although the difference is at the bottom — instead of adding in hair to that strand, drop that piece. Once that piece is dropped, pick up a little hair in it’s place to continue the braid like a french. How To Make A Watefall Braid

Step 4: Moving along your head, keep adding hair to the top and always dropping out the bottom piece to create waterfall effect. How To Make A Watefall Braid How To Make A Watefall Braid How To Make A Watefall Braid

Step 5: When you reached the desired part where you’d like to stop, you can do a traditional three strand braid down to bottom, put a small elastic in first to secure, then bobby pin.  Or like shown below, just bobby pin in place.

There are different variations of this so play around and see what you like best! How To Make A Watefall Braid

How To Make A Watefall Braid

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day date! Want to try a different style? Check out our recent Hair DIY: How To Make A Fishtail BraidHow To Make A Watefall Braid

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How To Make A Fishtail Braid

We love “double tapping” beautiful hair looks on Insta but when it comes to our own DIY moment…we’re lost! One of our favorite hair styles we have been loving this season is the gorgeous, but very intimidating fishtail braid. We asked our studio hair stylist, Julie M., if she could show us step-by-step instructions to teach us this hot new ‘do. Follow her tips below to learn how to style the fishtail braid like a pro in no time!

Before you begin: gently brush out any tangles in hair but leave as much of your natural texture as possible. For a little extra lift, use a dry shampoo at the roots and crown of head.

Step 1: Gather hair into desired side ponytail and secure it with a small elastic band.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 2: Separate the ponytail into two equal strands.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 3: Starting with either the left or right section, take a small strand of hair from one of the outer edges.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 4: Pass this strand to the opposite section of hair.  Once you’ve added this strand to the other section, forget about it. You will always just be working with two sections, not three.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 5: Now take a second strand of hair from the opposite side [always concentrating on just taking from the outer edge] and add it to the other section like above.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 6-9: Keep repeating this process from side to side – taking pieces from outer edge, one side to the next until you reach the end.  As you work down the braid you can also take smaller sections if desired.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 10: Once you are done, secure the bottom of braid with a second clear elastic.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 11: Carefully cut out the first elastic on the top that you used at the top.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Step 12: This braid looks best messy! Once you’ve finished, mess it up a little by carefully pulling apart the braid, to create a less structured look. You can even take a teasing comb around the edges to mess up the edges.

Aerie Hair How To: Fishtail Braid Tutorial

 Viola! Show us your favorite hair DIY’s with #AerieREAL on Instagram or Twitter.

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Make a studded band for your hat with I spy diy

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new series of DIY projects geared toward the holidays. This week I am going to show you how to spice up your winter hat with some leather and studs to give it a statement makeover!

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What you need:
Goorin Francis Fratelli Fedora
Leather
Screw on studs
Leather punch
Scissors

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What to do:

Step One: Measure the circumference of the hat and cut two strips of leather that when overlapped an inch on each end will fit snuggly around the brim.

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Step Two: Using the leather punch, create two rows of holes along the leather strip.

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Step Three: Screw in each stud by pushing the back through the hole and screwing on the top.

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Step Four: Connect the two ends of the strip by doubling up the leather, punching holes through both ends.

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Step Five: Take the final band and put on your hat. If you wish to make the band permanent, attach it with a couple dabs of glue. Done!

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Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Can’t get enough of our Fuzzy Beanies? We’ve teamed up with Jenni from I Spy DIY to show you how to give your beanie a little sparkle this holiday season.

What you’ll need:
Fuzzy Beanie
Gems (We love these!)
Gem glue
Needle and thread

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 1: Arrange gems on to your beanie.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 2: Use glue to adhere gems to beanie.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 3: Sew on gems to reinforce.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Voilà! Add an Aerie Blanket Scarf into the mix and you’re all set.

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Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Looking for ways to style your beanie? Check out our Graphic Sweater Style Challenge here! xo

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