How To Style The Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt with Kassala Holdsclaw

As the holiday season approaches, our natural instinct to get cozy and stay warm kicks into gear. Our go-to shirt this winter is our Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt – our take on the ultimate cold weather staple, the flannel. We’re not kidding around with this one; it’s so soft, you’ll literally never want to take it off! Blogger Kassala Holdsclaw styled the shirt in a classic buffalo pattern & showed us how to take a flannel from day to night. Check out Kassala’s outfit featuring the AEO Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt below!

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Meet Kassala:
“Hi, I’m Kassala. I’m a 23-year-old from Montana – a small town in the middle of nowhere. I recently made the big move to New York city to turn my passions into a career. I love being able to share my life with everyone over social media through fashion, photography, and traveling.”

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What Inspired Kassala’s Look:
“It’s my favorite time of year, the weather is changing. I love fall and winter fashion. I was inspired by the weather to dress up cozy pieces. The flannel is perfect for staying warm and being stylish. I have a very minimal style all together, so I styled the plaid button down with black skinny jeans, black ankle boots. I added a leather jacket to give the look a little more edge.”

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Shop the Look: Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt | Classic Bomber (Similar) | Sateen X Jegging (Similar)

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How To Style The Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater with So Sage Blog

Break out your chunky knits, turtlenecks and oversized cardis, because it’s officially sweater weather. Early Fall is an opportune time to play with different ways to style sweaters, thanks to up-and-down temps. Blogger Sage Coralli from So Sage Blog took one of our softest-ever sweaters from the latest collection and made trend-right, open-stitch top the statement piece of her monochrome look. Check out Sage’s outfit below featuring the the AEO Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater & get some Fall-ready styling tips to for the Mock Neck Sweater.

So Sage Blog styles the Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater

Meet Sage:
So Sage Blog is a culmination of Sage’s vision, dreams, aspirations, fears, insecurities, risks and above all, her passions.  She believes that a lack of passion is fatal. Similar to my style, she make life choices based on pure emotion. Am she impulsive?  Absolutely.  Spontaneous? 100%. Unpredictable, free spirited, border-line crazy? This is part of who she is, who she’ll always be. And quite frankly, if you ask anyone that knows her… that’s ‘So Sage.’

Sage does’t use definitive words for describing her style because the way she dresses is constantly evolving and typically a reflection of how she feels at that moment in time. Her go-to look? A luxury staple paired with accessible finds, but above all else..comfort. Sage enjoys challenging and questioning the rules of fashion because, she’s just not a rule following type of girl. Sage hopes to in some way inspire you to live on the edge, try to new trends, break the rules, live a little, and feel that you too can express yourself through the clothes you wear.”

So Sage Blog styles the Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater

So Sage Blog styles the Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater

What Inspired Sage’s Look:
“If there’s something I’ve learned to fully embraced in my closet, it’s definitely sweaters. For the longest time I didn’t like wearing sweaters because I thought they were all itchy and too bulky/thick. I would usually opt for a coat & multiple layers to keep warm in the past, but after building up a collection over the last few years, I have a nice little sweater section in my closet. I have a decent mix of both high and low end sweaters, but regardless of the cost there’s something so chic & classic about a sweater. I particularly love the mock neck sweater because I think it adds such a chic flare to any look and the hair tuck is an added bonus.

I recently got this soft mock neck sweater, and I’m obsessed. I love that this one is open knit so that you have breathing room…and if your temperatures are anything like they are still here in Texas, you would appreciate too. This color gray is so versatile and can be worn with practically anything. Typically I would pair a mock neck sweater with some skinny jeans & heels/booties or boyfriend jeans & sneakers like I did in this past post. Since Texas can’t decide if it’s Summer or Fall yet, I threw it over my t-shirt dress before dinner for the cooler evening and went for an all-gray-everything look.”

So Sage Blog styles the Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater

Shop the Look: Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater| Short Sleeve Sweater Dress (Similar)
Panel Heeled Bootie (Similar) | Aviator Sunglasses (Similar)

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How To Style The Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean with FOREVERVANNY

Cropped denim is the fit you need in your closet right now. Among other classic 90s trends, we’re excited to style the crop jean this season. Updated styles like the Vintage Hi-Rise and Jegging Ankle bring the crop trend into the new millennium, and one of the most exciting fits right now is an new take on the pedal pusher – but this isn’t the jean you remember, believe us! A longer length and a more subtle flare at the hem give you the Kick Crop Jean. Blogger Van Le from FOREVERVANNY styled the Denim X Hi-Rise Kick Crop. Check out Vanny’s #AEOSTYLE below, and if you love her look, be sure to check out her previous post on the blog!

Forever Vanny styles the Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean

Meet Vanny:
FOREVERVANNY was created in 2013 by Van Le as an outlet to document her personal style, photography, and fashion inspirations. Over the years, the site has evolved to be a collection of fashion photographs personally styled and shot under the creative direction of Van Le. Based in New York, FOREVERVANNY‘s style is as diverse as the people who roam this city. Chic, polished, and a little bit of contrast between delicate details and tomboy-ish vibe is what she aims to show. Beyond fashion, FOREVERVANNY seeks to find other forms of inspirations through different cultures and travel adventures with photo-diaries and thoughtful reflections of her experiences.”

Forever Vanny styles the Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean

How To Get Vanny’s Look:
Play with lengths for a look that stands out. The Kick Crop Jean can be intimidating to style because of its unique silhouette, so to contrast the short hem, Van paired the denim with a long bell sleeve shirt that nearly covers her hand. We love the way the bell of the sleeves and the wide bottom of the crop jeans complement each other and pull the entire look together. Make sure to choose an ankle boot that shows a bit of skin between the bottom of the jean and the top of the shoe so that your legs look longer, not shorter.

Forever Vanny Styles the Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean

Shop the Look: Denim X Hi-Rise Kick CropLace + Bar Swing Top (Similar)
Chelsea Bootie (Similar) | Convertible Bag + Backpack (Similar)

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1 Flannel, 3 Ways: How To Style Fall’s Essential Shirt

At the first sign of Fall, we’re always reaching for a flannel. The flannel is Fall’s most essential shirt, a style we come back to year after year – it’s a cold weather staple that’s versatile and always on-trend. The great thing about flannels is their ability to shift purpose based on the style you’re going for. They can be the base of your look or act as an accessory to an outfit, just by switching up a few key details. Because of that, you can get tons of wear out of just one flannel. Our head stylist, Laura, pulled together three distinct looks each incorporating the same flannel in a different way to help you up your plaid game this season.

LOOK 1: BUTTONED-UP EDGE
In this outfit, your flannel acts as the base which the look is built on. To give the outfit just the right amount of edge, pair your flannel with eye-catching over-the-knee boots and a black wrap mini skirt. To soften the look, throw a mock neck sweater over your flannel.

STYLE TIPS: leave the collar of the flannel under the neck of the sweater to keep the look clean; push the sleeves of the sweater up so the flannel peeks out; choose a sweater in a neutral color that matches back to one of the shades in your flannel.

1 Flannel, 3 Ways: How To Style Fall's Essential Shirt

SHOP IT: Western Boyfriend Shirt | Ahhhmazingly Soft Mock Neck Sweater | Corduroy Wrap Skirt Over-The-Knee Slouchy Boot

LOOK 2: AROUND-THE-WAIST GRUNGE
This 90s-inspired look is one we can’t get enough of. Throw it back to a different era by tying your flannel around your waist. Keep the rest of the look monochrome to make the flannel really pop! Pairing the flannel with hi-rise destructed jeggings, a cropped, tie-front shirt, and buckled ankle booties will take your grunge look to new heights.

STYLE TIPS: make sure the flannel and the top are similarly colored to tie the look together; pair hi-rise jeggings with the flannel around your waist, as the jeans at a spot just a bit higher than where the flannel sits.

1 Flannel, 3 Ways: How To Style Fall's Essential Shirt

SHOP IT: Western Boyfriend Shirt | First Essentials Knot Tank | Denim X4 Hi-Rise Jegging | Buckled Heel Boot

LOOK 3: TOP LAYER COOL
In this look, we’re using the flannel as a top layer and accent piece. Here, we’re throwing the flannel over a slip dress and white tee, and adding a surprise element to the look by mixing prints in the dress and flannel. Plus, this little trick will make it look like your look took hours to plan! Finish the outfit off with tan ankle booties for an effortless feel.

STYLE TIP: Be sure your mixed prints share at least one similar color but ideally two or more; keep the tee under your slip dress a neutral white so the look isn’t overwhelming.

1 Flannel, 3 Ways: How To Style Fall's Essential Shirt

SHOP IT: Western Boyfriend Shirt | Seamed Floral Dress | Soft & Sexy Swing T-Shirt | Suede Slouchy Boot

Show us how you’re wearing your flannels & plaids this season using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Jean with How Do You Wear That?

If the bomber is the jacket of the season, the denim on the season is definitely the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean. Boyfriend fit denim is having a major moment right now, and we’re taking full advantage of the trend. Blogger Cait Warakomski from How Do You Wear That? styled the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean perfectly suited for a laid-back weekend or brunch. Check out Cait’s full look below & discover what she loves about the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean.

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

Meet Cait:
“Caitlyn grew up in a small town in NJ halfway between Philly and NYC (1 hour from each) and 30 minutes from the beach, a pretty ideal spot. She has always loved fashion, but more so style.  Growing up, she would always go to thrift stores on the weekends with her mom. She’d find these really cool pieces in vibrant boho fabrics and while a particular piece might not even fit her, she would still get it anyway because she envisioned how she could ‘make it work.’

That’s when she realized she really enjoyed styling things and putting together different outfits. So, that’s why she always says she likes style more, rather than fashion. Some people may think those two words are interchangeable, but not to her. Caitlyn really likes styling anything – whether it be an outfit, a space, event, website, etc. In June 2015, Caitlyn decided to bite the bullet and launch her blog & Instagram How Do You Wear That. She finally has discovered something that encompasses everything she genuinely loves to do in one cohesive element.”

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

What Inspired Cait’s Look:
“Personally, I am a sucker for boyfriend jeans. I love them. You can wear them with sneakers and look cool or you can dress them up with a heel and look sophisticated. I really feel like you could never go wrong! Anyone else feel me on that?).

Jeans are always really hard for me to shop for because of the fit. Most people don’t believe me, but when I am asked where I shop for my jeans or what my go-to jean brand is, I say American Eagle. Their Vintage Hi-Rise is true to size, flexible and comfy just like their high-rise skinnies. I feel like they just hug you in the right places and after so many washes, they hold their own.

I went the causal route and paired my Vintage Hi-Rise Denim with a graphic tee, simple white sneakers and a leather jacket (who doesn’t love a leather jacket – you could seriously wear it with a ball gown and look good…) I always think – when in doubt, go with denim and or a leather jacket. What are your go-to items?”

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Jean | Moto Jacket (Similar)
Don’t Ask Why Cropped Graphic T-Shirt (Similar) | Slip-On Flatform Sneaker (Similar)

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Seasonally Inspired #AEOSTYLE: First Day Of Fall Outfit

It’s safe to say that Fall has become one of the most anticipated seasons of the year… and we don’t hate it. Aside from all the hype about pumpkin spice and changing leaves, Fall is a great season to push pause and refresh. It’s a season of change and a time to appreciate everything you have and can do. We’re ready for autumn, and we have the #AEOSTYLE to prove it. Check out our must-do’s for the season and, of course, what we’ll be wearing when Fall arrives on September 22.

WHAT  TO DO THIS SEASON

  • GET OUTSIDE: Make the most of mild temps and go for a hike to check out the Fall foliage.
  • TRY SOMETHING NEW: A food, an activity – anything! There’s never a bad time to take a chance.
  • REVAMP YOUR #AEOSTYLE: Clear out your closet and update your Fall look (hint: our looks below might help!).
  • SET SOME GOALS: Consciously choose to make a positive change this season.

WHAT TO WEAR ON THE FIRST DAY OF FALL

GUYS: Keep your look for the first day of Fall as chill as the weather. Layering is key this season, so mix colors, textures and styles for a cool, casual look. We took muted tones of green and orange and paired them back to one of our favorite colors this Fall, grey. Ground your look with neutrals in your denim & shoes – leather hi-top sneakers are durable and on-trend, perfect for an active outdoor season.

Welcome Autumn with First Day Of Fall #AEOSTYLE

SHOP IT: Military Jacket | Full Zip Hoodie | Find Your Wild Graphic Tee
Extreme Flex Slim Jean | Leather Hi-Top Sneaker | Classic Sunglasses

GIRLS: Laid-back #AEOSTYLE is the goal here, and you can achieve the look with simple layers inspired by the colors of the season. We love the bold color of a red tank, and the floral embroidery in the jacket we paired it with brings some life to this edgy look. Our outerwear of choice for Fall 2016 – the bomber jacket – is on top. Destructed hi-rise jeggings and hi-top shoes finish the outfit.

Welcome Autumn with First Day Of Fall #AEOSTYLE

SHOP IT: Embroidered Bomber Jacket | First Essentials V-Neck Tank (Similar) | Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging
Etched Cuff | Cat Eye SunglassesK-Swiss Classic VN Mid Sneaker

Share your autumn must-do list in the comments & show us what you’re wearing with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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