How To Make Patchwork Pocket Denim With I SPY DIY

Jenni R. from I SPY DIY here. For my next installment, I took a pair of classic denim and added a pop of color to create patchwork pocket shorts. You can choose any fabric that suits your #AEOSTYLE to create a pair that’s unique to you! Check out my easy step-by-step guide below.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

What you need:
AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean

Fabric
Scissors
Marker
Hem tape
Fabric Glue

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

What you do:
Step 1:
Turn your AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean into shorts by cutting a straight line across both legs.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

Step 2: Choose a piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the back pockets of the jeans. Lay the fabric flat on the jeans and trace the shape of the pockets onto the fabric.

Step 3: Create another outline of the pocket that is 1/2” wider than the initial one on all sides. Cut around this outer line.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts Step 4: Apply hem tape to the inside of your guidelines and fold the excess 1/2” of fabric over the tape. Press down to secure. Do this around the entire perimeter of your fabric until you create something that resembles the shape of your pocket.

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Step 5: Adhere the fabric to the pocket using using fabric glue and let dry. Be careful not to glue the opening of the pocket shut.

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Step 6: Repeat these steps again to create another fabric pocket and a unique pair of jean shorts!

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Show us how you style your patchwork pocket denim with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

 

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How To Wear The Keyhole Swing Dress With Truelane

As August winds down, it’s time to start thinking about incorporating fall fashion back into your #AEOSTYLE. Our Keyhole Swing Dress is the perfect late summer getup because not only does it come in hues perfect for fall,  it also has a beachy silhouette that screams summertime. Chelsea from Truelane transitions her summer style effortlessly by pairing our dress back to a cropped trench and black boots. Check out her #AEOSTYLE inspiration below.

Meet Chelsea:
“I’m Chelsea, a style blogger and writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was born in Seattle, which I think inspired my love for classic style and dark colors, but being out in the Midwest has helped my wardrobe loosen up a little…even though rain is still my favorite kind of weather. I’m big on coffee and following dreams; I started blogging five years ago for kicks, and it’s become a full-time passion and career for me. You can find me online at www.truelane.co and on social media @truelane!”

Truelane+AEO Keyhole Swing DressWhat Inspired Chelsea’s Look:
“I love having contrast in my wardrobe. Wearing fun bohemian pieces like the Keyhole Swing Dress toned down by edgier accessories keeps the visual interest flowing in a look. A chic cropped trench and dark boots add a sleek touch to the free-spirited vibes of the dress and bag. I love this dress because it’s just as easy to style up for a summer festival with a fringe bag, lace-up gladiator sandals, and floppy hat!”
Truelane+AEO Keyhole Swing Dress

Get Chelsea’s Look: Keyhole Swing DressLight Swing Jacket | BC Stand Up Straight Bootie (similar)

Truelane+AEO Keyhole Swing Dress

Show us how you style our Keyhole Swing Dress with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

Our Denim X collection just keeps getting better. Not only does it offer revolutionary high performance stretch that’s softer than ever before, we’ve thrown in some mended destroyed details to take it to the next level. Claudia from Human Hanger makes an effortless transition into fall by pairing her Denim X Jegging with a fitted tank and light jacket.

Meet Claudia:
“Hi, I’m Claudia, the girl behind the smoke and mirrors of Human Hanger. I am a personal style and beauty blogger living in Los Angeles, California. I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in communication. When I’m not blogging I can be found crafting, brunching, or snuggling my wiener dogs.”

How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

What Inspired Claudia’s Look:
Distressed denim is a wardrobe staple this fall, making it easy to look effortlessly cool as you transition into the new season. Pair your more sophisticated layers with your ripped jeans to create a polished, elevated look. Dark wash denim is particularly versatile as you take your look from day to night!”

How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

 Get Claudia’s Look: Denim X Jegging| Boyfriend Tank (Similar) | Light Swing Jacket  (Similar) | Ombre Tinted Aviator Sunglasses (Similar)How to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human HangerHow to Style the Denim X Jegging with Human Hanger

Show us how you style our Denim X Jegging with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How To Wear The Striped Baja Hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

Our Baja Striped Hoodie is made for 24/7 #AEOSTYLE. With a bold and textured design, this is an upgrade to your go-to hoodie. Travis from Unkept Gentleman pairs our beach-ready hoodie back to distressed jeans and a pair of  vintage boots for the perfect mix of boho and beach-inspired #AEOSTYLE.

Meet Travis:
Travis White is a native Texan who grew up in Houston. He strives to help men look and feel their best. He loves to do this through blogging about style and personal development. He believes the two go hand in hand, through dressing well and having confidence. He portrays these two aspects on his blog Unkept Gentleman. Travis loves to mix and match different trends finding a unique style that serves to inspire others.

How to style the striped baja hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

What inspired Travis’s look:
“Mixing different trends always inspires my look. Even though I love to dress in timeless classic looks, mixing different styles lets me take some risks.  Whether it is dapper and urban, or athletic and casual wear I am always looking for ways to push the envelope and mix it up. For this specific look, I mixed vintage and boho with the beach inspired hoodie, lightly stressed washed denim, and stressed leather boots.  I think it makes for a cool contrast and mixes it up a little bit. I love hoodies with print because it can be the main piece while everything else on the outfit can be simple.”

How to Style the Striped Baja Hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

Get Travis’s Look: Baja Striped Hoodie | Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt (similar) | Athletic Active Flex Jean (similar)

How to Style the Striped Baja Hoodie with Unkept Gentleman

Show us how you style our Striped Baja Hoodie with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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5 REAL Faves

Check back every Monday for our roundup of the week’s best looks, events and more!

1) $20 bras? YES PLEASE.
Need a little help recovering from the sunniest weekend of the year? Starting today, ALL bras are $20. We like to make our girls happy!

5 REAL Faves

2) Looks of the week
Our stylist, Erin, is the brains behind the amazing looks that come out of our photoshoots and so much more. Every Monday on our Instagram, she brings the styling to you and features her fave look of the week. Her head-to-toe outfits are the best inspiration to start your week on a stylin’ note. Don’t miss them!

5 REAL Faves

3) Bring out your inner Yoncé
Karaoke, or as the girls in the New York Design Office like to call it, “Aerieoke,” is one of our favorite things. Whether you’re a pro or keep your vocal skills confined to the shower, try out a karaoke lounge. They have separate, private rooms so you can let loose and sing your heart out with your girls!

4) Up, down & all around town
Our Real City collection takes our faves to the streets. Keep it simple in a Wrap Front Knit Jumpsuit made for running around town, or prepare for AC blasts with cozy layers like Knit Dusters. Easy, comfy faves—city-fied!

5 REAL Faves

5) Find your best fit!
AA-DDD! We’re SO excited to announce that you can now try on our ENTIRE bra size range in stores. Every fit in every size she comes in is now available in our bra armoire for you to try on. If we don’t have that specific style for sale in the store, we’ll ship it to you for free! Stop in today and find your BFF (best fit forever).

5 REAL FavesWe’ll see you next week, Aerie girls! Be sure to check back for our next round of REAL Faves. xo

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Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton

This week we’re inspired by our friend and photographer Rosie Clayton! Her creativity and passion for bringing ordinary objects to life with bold, bright colors continues to amaze us. Read on to learn more about this social media maven!

Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton Tell us about yourself! What got you interested in photography?
“Hi everyone! I’m Rosie Clayton (@rclayton) and I’ve taken some photos that you might have seen on the @Aerie Instagram feed this Summer. I grew up and currently live in Chicago and am opening an upscale, craft cocktail bar with my husband next year. I studied Textiles and Apparel Management at Cornell University and went on to work at some brand name retailers, as well as my own women’s clothing boutique, Roslyn, of eight years before deciding to pursue a career in hospitality. As we’re working on our bar concept and location, I have been able to dedicate some time to a passion of mine, photography. Being able to curate my Instagram feed has given me a wonderful creative outlet that has led to some incredible collaborations!

I first got interested in photography after taking an introductory course on film photography and dark room techniques in high school. My passion was to travel the world and capture moments on camera. I love that photography helps me look at the world in a different way, and how seemingly ordinary places and objects can be interpreted so beautifully in a photograph. Anyone at any age can start taking photos and it’s such a personal experience, a chance to tell a story without uttering a single word. My Instagram gallery features bright, bold photography with an emphasis on color. I feature design, fashion, and travel photos, as well as a lot of creative flatlays in my feed. Social media is such a wonderful outlet to be able to share visual experiences and I’ve been fortunate to meet some incredible people in the creative community.”

We love your bright, fun aesthetic. Where do you draw inspiration from?
“I love how a pop of color can lighten your mood and brighten your day! Overall, I’m inspired by clean spaces, bold graphics, and interesting color combinations. I love finding and shooting abstract and colorful street murals in various cities, especially Chicago! I’ve included some fun, fashion photos to my feed to incorporate my love of retail and showcase my personal style. A lot of my flatlays feature candy and Summer themed objects like flamingos and watermelons.”

Follow Her Friday: Rosie ClaytonDo you have any tips you can share on how to take an amazing Instagram photo?
“I honestly don’t think there is such a thing as the perfect Instagram photo. Being true to yourself and what makes you happy is the best way to really convey a specific mood or thought.  Sure, there are editing apps that are fun to use, but post what makes you happy and hopefully, it will resonate with others! The most important thing is to have fun and never let the photos become a chore, that’s when you can start feeling uninspired to post. In terms of specific apps, I like using VscoCam, Afterlight, and sometimes Snapseed but there are a ton of great apps out there. I would say to take a moment to review and edit your photo rather than hastily posting- each post is like a visual signature and a way people can get a glimpse into your personality through your Instagram feed. Make sure lines are straight and you’re happy with the colors and brightness of your photo before posting.  Consistency is also really important to your overall feed- try to use the same filter or editing tools so there’s a common thread to tie all your photos together.”
Follow Her Friday: Rosie ClaytonWe know you love to travel! Do you have a favorite destination?
“I am obsessed with travel! There are too many wonderful places in the world to pick just one favorite destination but some of my favorite countries that I’ve been to are: Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand (my family is originally from there), Scotland (my husband’s family is there), Morocco, and the Maldives. In the U.S., I love New Orleans, San Francisco, Palm Springs (color heaven!), New York City, and of course, my hometown, Chicago!”

Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton

Do you have a favorite Aerie product?
“Ooh this is a tough question! I love the fit and feel of the Sunnie Pushup Bra as well as all the Aerie swimwear. Everything seems to always hit in the right spot, sizes are consistent and true, and the fabrications are so comfortable!  I also live in the Aerie Skinny Skinny Jogger pants– -the fabric is the perfect thickness and they’re super soft. I wear them to sleep, around the house, and throw on filp flops, army boots, or converse to walk the dogs.”

Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?
“To me, being #AerieREAL is being true to yourself and “owning it!” It’s about having confidence, being comfortable in your own skin, and creating your own definition of happiness and beauty. Being #AerieREAL is a state of mind that you exude physically.”

 Thank you, Rosie! Be sure to check out her photography and follow her on Instagram!

xoxo,

Aerie

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