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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What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

We asked one of our favorite bloggers, Tiana from Thetique, what makes her #AerieREAL. Tiana gets REAL by encouraging everyone to embrace their curves and love the imperfections that make us unique.

What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

 What makes Tiana #AerieREAL:
“I love brands that continuously remain authentic and encourage us all to be proud of the wonderful things we have to offer. The #AerieREAL Campaign is reminding women across the world to love their freckles, embrace their curves, and show off all of the beautiful characteristics that make us complexly and undeniably ourselves. Because let’s face it: we’ve all been “that girl” secretly wishing we had “her legs” or “her hair.” But I can guarantee that while you’re swooning over someone else’s beauty, another person is admiring yours all the same.”

What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

“The truth of the matter is that we all have these insanely unique qualities about ourselves, and they’re what make us the amazing humans we are. So we need to stop looking to others and start looking at ourselves – I think we’d be surprised at how much beauty we find there.”

What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

Get Tiana’s Look: Pleated Nightie | Supersoft Flannel | Cable Knit Beanie What Makes Thetique #AerieREALWhat Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

Show us how you style the Pleated Nightie  with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our 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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