How to make Tartan Patchwork Jeans with I SPY DIY

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new series of DIY projects geared for the holiday season. My first project? I’m showing you how to take your favorite jeggings to the next level with vegan leather and tartan flannel patch details. Read on for my step-by-step guide that will make your jeggings the envy of every holiday party.

Photo Credit: Jessica Kaminski

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 Take your denim to the next level with flannel and leather detailing.

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What you’ll need:
Black Jeggings
Vegan Leather
Plaid Boxers
Fabric glue
Blade or scissors

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What to do:

Step1Step 1: Cut a few slits and square holes into your jeggings.

Step2Step 2: For extra distressing,try this shredding technique.

Step3Step 3: Cut square patches from your plaid boxers and faux leather.

Step4Step 4: Put patches in place.

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Step 5: Turn jean inside out and use fabric glue to attach to the inside of your jeans. Let dry. Done!

My Outfit:
Faux Shearling Moto Jacket
Graphic Love T-shirt
Black Jeggings
Plaid Blanket Scarf
Double Zip Bootie

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#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

With high performance stretch that never loses its shape, you can show off your best assets in Denim X. We asked two of our favorite bloggers, Megan from  Styled Avenue and Cat from Cat Wright Style, to show us how they style our best jean fit ever.

Meet Megan:
Megan is a 20-something year old from Salt Lake City, Utah. She started Styled Avenue to capture all of her favorite styles and trends and has always loved to have fun with style, mix and match and get creative in the way to express herself.

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

What inspired Megan’s outfit:
I picked items I thought would really fit my personality while dressing for a fun fall day with my family or friends. I have loved my cable knit sweater (I haven’t taken it off) and love how it can be a dressy piece or a piece I can effortlessly wear around the house!

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Get Megan’s Look:
Denim X Sky High Jegging
Chunky Cable Knit Cardigan
Lace Top Tank
Stacked Heel Bootie (Similar)

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Meet Cat:
Los Angeles’ Cat Wright doesn’t just write about sartorial ways she creates them as well. When she’s not in-and-out of LA showrooms and boutiques or sharing her signature looks on Cat Wright Style, Cat is covering the fashion scene. A regular contributor to online outlets Racked LA, Societe Perrier and E! Online…awards season anyone? She got her journalistic start as Fashion Editor at LA’s Bunker Hill Magazine.  Raised in a small Kentucky town, Cat knew from an early age that Hollywood¹s closets were calling to her, “I was born obsessed. I was five years old and we were driving five hours so I could wear clothes the other kids weren’t. Not much has changed.”

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X #AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

What inspired Cat’s outfit:
I am forever a lover of crop tops but have had so much trouble finding a pair of high-waisted jeans that fit right! Usually they’re either too small or too big in the wrong places or they flatten out the booty. All hail these perfectly stretched pair that have given my favorite style of shirt some winter love and hug the curves just right. I’m a hippie at heart so I added the blue hat to pull out the color of the bright blue denim. For those who feel like it’s too much skin for a daytime stroll, an oversized button-up is the perfect addition (I shopped for mine in the men’s department). #AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Get Cat’s look:
Denim X Sky High Jegging
Marled Cropped Sweater (Similar)
BC Away We Go Peep Toe Bootie (Similar)

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

 

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Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger

When something we love to wear is both stylish and comfy the universe aligns and all is well in the world. That’s exactly how we feel about the Cable Knit Skinny Jogger. Between its softest stretch cotton fabric and cable knit detailing, it’s really a win, win situation. See how our girls from Classic & BubblyBeautyosauruslex and Here & Now styled them below!

Meet Stesha:
Stesha is the writer of the personal style blog; Classic & Bubbly. Her style is a mixture of casual and feminine with a pop of color (usually pink!).

Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger

What inspired Stesha’s look:
I love being casual yet put together so these navy joggers are the perfect staple for my fall/winter wardrobe! Whether I am lounging around the house or out running a few Sunday errands comfort is all key for me! I added a chambray shirt to this specific outfit giving it a more dressed up look and the blanket scarf for keeping me warm. Levi (my little pup) came along, he also loves to snuggle in the blanket scarf as well!

Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger

Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger

Meet Alex:
Alex Good is a blogger and Youtuber that wants to live in a world where tutus are accepted in everyday attire, chai lattes and donuts are a daily indulgence and dogs talk back. When she is not blogging, you can find her watching romantic comedies (shamelessly) with her husband and dog, dreaming up her next blog post or hunting for the best red lipstick. Explore and be inspired at Beautyosauruslex.

Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger

What inspired Alex’s look:
Mixing pieces has always been a love of mine. A structured oxford button up with some classic heels, a party dress and sneakers, and for today’s outfit, fitted jogger pants and a statement necklace. Finding a balance is key to achieving a relaxed and yet polished look. The greatest thing about these jogger pants isn’t even their adorable cable knit detail along the side, but how absolutely soft and comfortable they are. Consider these part of your new weekend wardrobe and don’t be afraid to mix in pieces with pattern!

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Meet Jessica:
20-something student learning to live in the Here & Now & discover her sense of style along the way.

Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger

Jessica in our Cable Knit Skinny Jogger in Deep Plum.

Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger Style Challenge: The Cable Knit Jogger

Need more style inspiration? Check out 3 ways to style our Blanket Scarf here!

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup

From Jeggings to Cardi’s we’ve been scoping some pretty awesome #AEOSTYLE. Check out some of our favorite looks from your submissions this week and keep tagging us on Twitter and Instagram for your chance to be featured on AE.com and the blog.

Shop the look:
Jegging
Zip Back Crew Sweater (Shop Similar)

Shop the look:
Classic Denim Jacket
Half Sleeve Button Down Shirt (Shop Similar)
Jegging
Feather Light Open Cardigan

Shop the look:
Patterned Open Cardigan
Jegging
Vintage Plush T-Shirt
DV By Dolce Vita Ferin Suede Boot (Shop Similar)

Shop the look:
Paneled Knit Vegan Leather Jegging
New Balance 711 Sneaker (Shop Similar)
Vivid Patterned Crew Sweater

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

We’re taking advantage of some serious fringe benefits this season. All jokes aside, we’re totally obsessed with our Open Fringe Cardigan and you should be, too.

We asked two of our favorite bloggers, Jess from The Golden Girl and Megan from Lush to Blush, to show us their take on this free-spirited trend.

Meet Jess:
Jess is the Founder & Editor of The Golden Girl, a life and style blog based in Chicago. She loves red lipstick and French Bulldogs, and when she’s not blogging, she can be found at the closest Dim Sum establishment or exploring the city with her Canon in tow.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

What inspired Jess’s look:
This sweater is is the ultimate casual fall essential! Since I work remotely, my favorite coffee shop is usually my office. It’s become my “work outfit” staple — comfy and cozy has never been so stylish! I paired mine with a pair of high-waisted jeggings and my favorite graphic tee. (I’ve got an obsession with French Bulldogs!) My favorite compliment to the sweater is these amazing boots, which add a little edge. They’re rugged and glam all at the same time. Finally, I added high knee socks for added warmth. (Combatting the Chicago weather is a full-time job!)

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

Get Jess’s look:
AEO Hooded Blanket Sweater
Sky High Jegging (Similar)
BC Big City Boot
Shimmery Cable Knit Boot Sock (Similar)
#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

Meet Megan:
Megan Elliott is the creator and blogger behind Lush to Blush. She is an avid lover of the earth and everything on it, especially flowers, and has been a vegetarian for seven years. On her blog, she explores fashion, lifestyle, and all things lovely.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

What inspired Megan’s look:
I’ve been searching for the perfect wine colored sweater for quite some time now and I’m so glad that I finally found it at American Eagle Outfitters. There were actually a few different sweaters I was deciding between, but ultimately chose this one because of its rich hue and perfect amount of thickness. I layered it with a relaxed, boho style cardigan to keep warm and to keep the look casual. I have to say, I’m not typically a ripped jeans kind of girl, but I figured it’s important to have at least one pair in my closet, and when I tried these high rise skinnies on, I knew I had to have them. Finally, I let my socks peek out from under my boots for a little extra cozy factor.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

Get Megan’s look:
Open Fringe Cardigan
Heathered Raglan Crew Sweater
Hi-Rise Jegging 
BC Lace Back Boot
Shimmery Cable Knit Boot Sock
#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

Show us how you style the Open Fringe Cardigan with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

As the temperatures cool down and the leaves fall, we only have one thing on our minds…the Blanket Scarf. This must-have accessory is extra large, super soft and perfect for Fall to Winter weather.

Three of our favorite bloggers show us how they style this oh-so-cozy staple below. Show us how you style it by sharing photos on Instagram and Twitter with #AerieREAL.

Meet Alex:
Alex Good is a blogger and Youtuber that wants to live in a world where tutus are accepted in everyday attire, chai lattes and donuts are a daily indulgence and dogs talk back. When she is not blogging, you can find her watching romantic comedies (shamelessly) with her husband and dog, dreaming up her next blog post or hunting for the best red lipstick. Explore and be inspired at Beautyosauruslex.

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

What Inspired Alex’s look:
Consider this cozy scarf your new autumn staple! Imagine being able to wrap a soft, but adorable, blanket around you, that is exactly what this scarf. The scarf is not lacking in size so I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit structured and fitted. Perfect for everyday with a pair of your favorite jeans or dress it up for those chilly fall evenings!

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways
How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

 

Meet Jessica:

20-something student learning to live in the Here & Now & discover her sense of style along the way.

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

What Inspired Jessica’s look:
Nashville is holding out on full blown Fall. Over the weekend I could have easily sat by the pool in my swimsuit (would have been nice if I wasn’t grading a 5 foot stack of papers instead!) So in order to ease my way in, I am mixing up my own transitional style. White jeans, gray accents, & a blanket scarf? Sounds good to me! Speaking of this blanket scarf – it IS the size of a blanket, & might be the most fabulous scarf I have ever worn!

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

Meet Eleni:
20-something year old Life and Style Blogger from Calgary who lives a vegan friendly lifestyle.

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

What inspired Eleni’s look:
Fall is one of my favourite seasons for fashion. I absolutely love the layering, scarves and booties that compliment the cooling temperatures. This look is totally practical for your every day life but when I knew I was heading on the highway for a couple of hours I still wanted to look cute but feel comfy. I love that I am able to dress it up or down and the versatility of it makes it a must have item for every girls’ closet.

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways

Love the Blanket Scarf, but still unsure of how to style it? Check out this video!

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