#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: The Jogger

Whether you’re staying home or traveling to be with family this Thanksgiving, our Jogger is going to be your new best friend. Between the relaxed fit and drawstring waist, you’ll be thankful you opted for this go-to pant after your second helping of turkey and stuffing.

Bloggers, Ryan from Fashionisto Diaries and Makayla from Fashionably Kay, show us how they style our Jogger for the holiday.

Meet Ryan:
I started Fashionisto Diaries in high school as a way to keep in touch with friends. Now, I am able to share my style with friends all around the world! During my sophomore year of high school I interviewed Tim Gunn. After that interview, I knew I wanted to interview more people and tell them my opinion on fashion. My style is casual preppy. I feel it can be replicated and that’s what I want. I believe fashion is achievable, but style is something you learn. Fashionisto Diaries is my journey of understanding my own personal style and everything else that happens along the way.

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What Inspired Ryan’s Look:
I wanted to go outside my comfort zone for this look! I’ve really never worn flannel before and I don’t wear a lot of colored pants. This was the perfect start and I believe this look came together without looking to “christmas-y.” I wore this look around the city, but you can wear it anywhere. The flannel kept me super warm and the joggers allowed me to be active during the day, while looking chic.
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Get Ryan’s Look:
Ripstop Jogger Pant 
Rugged Flannel Workwear Shirt
Vintage Quilted Fleece Jacket
Legend V-Neck T-Shirt
Reindeer Beanie
Canvas Chukka (Similar)

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Meet Kay:
Makayla McAfee is a twenty-something year old from Ohio. She is currently in her last year at Kent State University for her fashion merchandising degree. She works as a manager in retail, and started her blog, Fashionably Kay, as a personal outlet to share her love for fashion.

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What Inspired Kay’s Look:
This outfit was inspired by a cozy city look. I love a comfortable yet chic style that can take you from running errands to lounging around at home. I paired it with an AEO sweater to create a black and white look, which happens to be my favorite. These joggers are perfect for it all! IMG_1947 (2)

Get Kay’s Look:
Textured Zippered Jogger Pant 
Soft Knit Crew Sweater

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Show us how you style our Joggers with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

 

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STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

The Cape is one of our favorite layering pieces this season! Whether you’re staying in or going out, the Cape is perfect for throwing on over your cozy tops. Blogger babes Bows & Sequins and My Style Vita show us how they style this must-have trend below!

Meet Jessica:
Jessica Sturdy is a twenty-something living life to the fullest in New York City. By day, she is the Brand & Business Development Manager for an up & coming jewelry brand and by night, she writes Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog. On Bows & Sequins, you’ll find Jessica’s feminine, polished, and playful take on personal style, beauty products and tutorials, home decor, fitness, & food. Jessica has been featured in Lucky Magazine & Teen Vogue, as well as on Elle.com, Glamour.com, The Glitter Guide, and more.

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What Inspired Jessica’s Look:
When I’m not dressed up in my fanciest dresses for festive fetes, you can usually find me relaxing and unwinding around my apartment during the holiday season. My off-duty attire revolves around comfortable and cozy basics that I can mix and match. The Aerie Cape is the perfect PJ-topper because it’s super snuggly, not bulky at all (you can layer it over long sleeves!), and so apres-ski chic, too. Who knew snuggly and stylish could work together?! (And you can’t beat the fuzzy hood!)

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Get Jessica’s Look: Fairisle Cape | Layering T-Shirt (Similar) Flannel Boxer (Similar) | Crew Socks (Similar)

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

Meet Jessica:
Jessica is a fashion and lifestyle blogger for My Style Vita in Atlanta, GA. She shares her everyday style from fashion, food to decor. She is also the co-founder of the first blogging community of it’s kind,  Southern Blog Society and Southwest Blog Society.

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

What Inspired Jessica’s Look:
My inspiration for this perfect Cape was keeping the rest of my look pretty simple to let the bold piece standout. I paired it with my favorite Skinny Jeans from AE and my go to booties this fall. The color of the long sleeve top provides the perfect amount of contrast to the grey poncho to pull the whole look together.

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Get Jessica’s Look: The Aerie Cape | Hi-Rise Skinny Jean

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

Need more style inspiration? Check out our Blanket Scarf Style Challenge here! xo

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#AEOGIFTS Guide: The Prepster

We all have that special someone that we need to shop for. Sometimes, you know exactly what they want, other times, you have no clue as to where to even start. If your guy or gal likes cable knit sweaters paired back to boots or popped collars, we’ve got some perfect gift ideas for your Prepsters’ below.

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Quilted Duffle Coat
Side Zip Turtleneck Sweater
Zip Back Textured Sweater
Plaid Boyfriend Shirt
Super Sky High Jegging
Striped Pom Pom Beanie
Striped Gemstone Statement Necklace
Bracelet Watch
Riding Boot

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Shop the look:
Double Breasted Peacoat
Snowflake Beanie
Plaid Scarf
Watch Gift Set
Eastland Seneca Camp Moc Chukka Boot
Cable Shawl Cardigan
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Relaxed Straight Pant

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#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Vintage Denim

We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody. With the look & feel of timeworn, tried & true denim, our Vintage Denim is truly one of a kind.

Justin from Scout Sixteen and Jamal from Style Society Guy show us how they style of our favorite denim styles.

Meet Justin:
Justin Livingston is a New York City-based writer and blogger. With a passion for discovery and a love of adventure, Justin travels the globe to find exciting new content and inspiration for his blog, Scout Sixteen.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

What inspired Justin’s look:
Leaves are falling and winter is in full swing here in New York City. You’re surrounded by a pretty dismal and drab environment – naked trees, grey skies, and more concrete than you can imagine. During the winter months, I like to play on the cheerful festivity of the holidays and wear more bold colors, like this royal purple. Paired with my leather vest and this spectacular pair of AEO Vintage Denim, I add a little edge to my holiday wardrobe.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

Get Justin’s look:
Slim Jean in Dark Resin
Iconic V-Neck Sweater (Similar)
Canvas Sneaker (Similar)

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Vintage Denim

Meet Jamal:
Jamal is a menswear blogger who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A lifelong runner, he recently picked up tennis. When he’s not working on his blog, Style Society Guy, he’s hanging out with friends or trying new restaurants.

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What inspired Jamal’s look:
In a city that dresses in all black when the temp drops I believe we could all use a bit of color in our lives when Fall comes around. This outfit was inspired by one of my favorites colors, yellow! I went for a preppy look but didn’t want to make it too preppy so I replaced the traditional plaid shirt with a denim shirt and swapped out the traditional boat shoe for a cherry red sneaker. Stylish and comfy, thats the motto.

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Get Jamal’s look:
Skinny Jean in Dark Authentic
Vintage Denim Western Shirt
AEO Crew Sweater
AEO Patterned Hooded Sweater
Clear Icon Sunglasses
New Balance Heritage 501 Sneaker
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Show us how you style the Vintage Denim with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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Giving Back: Teach for America

As a company, we believe in supporting youth empowerment and education, so when it came time to select an organization to support, Teach For America was a natural choice. If you’re not familiar with Teach for America, you should be. Teach For America is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit a minimum of two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

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In October, Marcie Eberhart, Director of the AEO Foundation, along with AEO Style Director, Preston Konrad and Lauren Rourke, Manager of Styling, visited a classroom at New York City public school Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, also known as WHEELS, to talk fashion and the importance of education. WHEELS, founded by Teach For America alumnus Brett Kimmel (Houston Corps ‘96), serves 650 students in grades six through 12, nearly all of whom are people of color and 100 percent of whom are growing up in poverty. The school is posting impressive results; students exceed the citywide average pass rates on the Regents exams and 100 percent of their graduates have been accepted to college in the past several years. Preston and Lauren spoke about their journey through the fashion industry, eventually landing the job of their dreams at AEO, and spent time answering the students’ questions.

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The entire junior class received a free pair of AEO Jeans.

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This holiday season, we’re asking you to help give back. When you purchase an AEO gift box in stores for 50 cents, you will help a child in need. 100% of proceeds from gift box sales will be donated to Teach For America (up to $100,000) to sponsor 18 classrooms for one year.

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Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

If you haven’t already heard, our Lace Trim Nightie is something to talk about. Between the adorable prints, lace trim and über soft fabric, this piece will make the perfect addition to your loungewear wardrobe. Blogger, Tieka from Selective Potential shows us how she slips into a something a little more comfortable with a cozy night-in #OOTD!

Meet Tieka:
Tieka of Selective Potential is a personal style blogger based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her blog features fashion, travel, and everyday life.

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

What Inspired Tieka’s Look:
My inspiration behind this look was a “cozy night at home”. With winter quickly approaching, I spend a lot of my weekends in warm + cozy clothing. Whether I’m catching up on blogging, watching a few favorite T.V. shows or sitting on the porch enjoying a cup of coffee, I love to be comfortable and warm. And why not look adorable while doing so? This Aerie Lace Trim Nightie is perfect for wearing around the house, and comfortable enough to head straight to bed when I’m ready. I could also imagine pairing this nightie with a fitted blazer and heels too. 13 Going On 30, anyone? ;) And to keep myself warm, I paired the knee-high socks and a fuzzy beanie with my look. I love that all of these items can easily be remixed into my everyday attire, too. xo

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Shop Tieka’s Look: Lace Trim Nightie | Sweater Cardigan | Pom Beanie | Knee Socks

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Need more nightie #OOTD inspiration? Check out our How to: Style Your Nightie post here! xo

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