How To Create A DIY Patch-Covered Outerwear Jacket

Temperatures are dropping but that doesn’t mean you have to lower your #AEOSTYLE standards too! Erik from MOG Blog put together a super easy step-by-step guide on how to create your very own patch covered outerwear using our Aviator Jacket. Get to know Erik and the inspiration behind his work below.

What Inspired Erik’s Look: “I chose to wear the jacket with a really simple outfit underneath. Because it’s is one-of-a-kind, I wanted it to be the star player of this look. A simple black hoodie, tee shirt and jeans, contrasted with a great pair of suede boots. Add any signature jewelry you typically wear (for me, it’s this vintage gold bracelet) and you’ve got a look that’s uniquely you – and that’s the best part!”


Step 1: Go hunting for patches, pins, buttons and anything else you’d like to adorn your jacket with. I found these at a cool vintage store in my neighborhood, though there’s plenty of great resources online. Check out Etsy as well!



Step 2 – Gather your materials, including a needle and thread, some scissors, and Fabri-tac (or similar fabric glue.)

DIY Patchwork Aviator Jacket American eagle outfitters

Step 3 – Lay out your design, and when you’re satisfied, attach the patches either by sewing or gluing with Fabri-tac. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle before washing or wearing. I’m sewing mine, because I would be letting myself down after my years as a costume designer in grad school, if I had decided to glue. Lol.

DIY Patchwork jacket American eagle

Step 4 – Last, but not least – attach your pins and buttons and get stylin’!”

DIY Patch Work Jacket American Eagle

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How to Style a Vest

Elevate your look by adding the Aerie Bonfire Vest!  Mel Denisse pairs our favorite cozy layer with the Aerie Flowy Nightie and vegan leather leggings during a recent trip to NYC.

How to Style a Vest

What Inspired Mel’s Look: 
“I felt right at home with this flowy nighty and bonfire vest from Aerie, making a perfect match of dressy and cozy. The temperature drastically changed during the trip, and I wasn’t quite ready to throw on a big coat yet, so I paired these two pieces to layer on and off throughout the day. They were so comfy that I kept them for night time lounging after the long days too. That versatility is one of my favorite things about these pieces.“

How to Style a Vest

Get Mel’s Look: Aerie Bonfire Vest | Aerie Flowy Nightie

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

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How To Style The Smocked Romper With The Style Bungalow

The holiday season is upon us which means there is plenty to celebrate! Celebrations mean hanging out with loved ones, eating delicious food and finding new holiday outfits to show off. Our Smocked Romper has you covered with a free-spirited pattern & button details and will keep you looking great all winter long. Stephanie from The Style Bungalow styled our romper in a festive way that is perfect for any season. Get to know Stephanie and the inspiration behind her #AEOSTYLE below.

How to style the AEO Smocked Romper

Meet Stephanie: Stephanie is a twenty-something, former ballerina turned PR pro living in South Florida. Addicted to fashion, she started her blog, The Style Bungalow, in March 2014 as a way to share her personal, relatable style, inspirations and thoughts. She believes the choices you make in your day-to-day outfits can send a powerful message. From cool confidence to chic and sophisticated to free-spirited and creative, she feels it’s important to reflect who you are and what you feel through your personal style. When she’s not home blogging, working or dancing the night away, Stephanie can be found running around town searching for cool pieces, spending time with her friends or soaking up the Florida sun!

How to style the AEO Smocked romper

What inspired Stephanie’s look: “This romper rocks! It’s quickly becoming my favorite – and a piece that I definitely plan on wearing throughout the winter months here in Florida. I love it because it’s easy to wear and goes with everything in my closet right now! For this outfit, I threw on a pair of fringe heels and styled it with a denim jacket and felt hat to make it causal. You can also wear it with slouchy boots, a heavier jacket and a cute crossbody bag, but I prefer sandals – especially since it’s still so warm here in Florida!”

How to style the AEO smocked Romper

Shop the look: Smocked Romper | Light Destroyed Denim Jacket (similar) | Wool Panama Hat (similar) | Double Pouch Crossbody Bag (similar)

How to style the AEO Smocked Romper

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Thanksgiving is still more than 2 weeks away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start packing now! Our stylist, Erin, has all you need for a weekend of too much food and too much TV on your parents’ couch.

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Get Erin’s Look: Ribbed Duster Cardi Hi Lo Racerback Bralette | Boybrief Undie Tiered Tank | Boyfriend Tank | Boxer Over-The-Knee Socks Birkenstock Arizona Sandal | Graphic Sleep Mask 

Lazy-wear is all about the layers, so this look has lots of them. Start with the blues and our Hi Lo Racerback Bralette and Boybrief Undie. Mix in some lavender with our Plaid Boxers and Boyfriend Tank, then tie it all together with our white Tiered Tank. To get extra cozy, wear our Ribbed Duster Cardi over everything. It’s a sweater (we promise), but just as comfy as a long robe. Then keep warm with Over-The-Knee Socks on the bottom.

This look is made for lounging, but if your friends want to drag you out for a mini high school reunion, all you have to do is throw on leggings in place of your boxers and you’re ready to go! Just don’t forget to ditch the sleep mask.

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Comment below and tell us!

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How to Style a Cardigan

Sweater weather is in full effect and that means we can’t get enough cozy cardigans, ponchos and shawls. Our Shawl Cardi is the best of both worlds with its open front and draped, oversized silhouette. Shelby from Glitter and Gingham styles our coziest cardi with a striped tee and denim for a casual #OOTD.How to Style a Cardigan

What Inspired Shelby’s Look:
“When it comes to the changing of seasons (especially fall!)  I always get so excited, not just for the pretty fall days or a trip to the pumpkin patch, but because I get to refresh and update my wardrobe for the season to come! I mean who doesn’t love wearing new clothes?! However, sometimes keeping up with the newest trends of the season can seem overwhelming, so I always go back to what I know and what I feel good in! For me, once the temperature starts to drop, you can normally always find me in a pair of skinny jeans and an oversized sweater. ”

How to Style a Cardigan

“This open cardigan from Aerie is seriously everything I wanted in a cozy cardigan. I wear that thing curled up on my couch watching tv at night, to the gym over my tank & leggings (I take it off of course once I get there ;) ), while I am running errands and even date night! I can’t wait to pair it with leather leggings, a silk top and some fun heels for a dressier look! Stay tuned because that look is probably coming to G&G veryyy soon!”

How to Style a Cardigan

Get Shelby’s Look: Shawl Cardi | Long Sleeve Best T (Similar)

How to Style a Cardigan

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Music Monday: November 2015 Playlist

Can you believe its November? Either can we! To bring in the new month, we’re celebrating with new sound that includes some of our favorite artists. Check out the playlist below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to gain access to all of our playlists.



  1. Nobody to Love- Alex Newell
  2. Chains of Love- The Arcs
  3. Put Your Number In My Phone- Ariel Pink
  4. All The Other Girls- Avid Dancer
  5. Sun Is Shining- Axwell^Ingrosso
  6. Change- Chainsmokers Remix- Banks
  7. Elevator Music- Beck
  8. Break A Sweat- Becky G
  9. No No No- Beirut
  10. The Party Line- Belle & Sebastian
  11. I Can Change – Kill Them With Colour Remix- Brandon Flowers
  12. Oh No- Bring Me The Horizon
  13. Class Historian- BRONCHO
  14. Hella- Cayucas
  15. Never Ending Circles- CHVRCHES
  16. Tonight- Coasts
  17. Debbie Downer- Courtney Barnett
  18. Breaker- Deerhunter
  19. Ocean Drive- Duke Dumont
  20. Safest Place- Echosmith
  21. Firefly- Bravado Dubstep Remix- Ed Sheeran
  22. 40 Watt- ELEL
  23. Good Times- Ella Eyre
  24. On My Mind- Ellie Goulding
  25. Something In The Way You Move- Ellie Goulding
  26. We Need Love- Family Of The Year
  27. Night Swimmers- Foals
  28. Call- Francesco Yates
  29. Blackout- Frankie
  30. Runaway (U & I)- Galantis
  31. First Time- Ghost Beach
  32. Till Sunrise- Goldroom, Mammals
  33. Imagination- Gorgon City, Katy Menditta
  34. Delerious- Grace Potter
  35. Love Myself- Hailee Steinfeld
  36. Turn Your Love- Half Moon Run
  37. Cash Flow- The Heirs
  38. How Do I Know- Here We Go Magic
  39. Sedona (Live from SXSW) – Houndmouth
  40. How I Want Ya- Hudson Thames
  41. Shots- Broiler Remix- Imagine Dragons
  42. Look At You- Jaill
  43. As Time Goes- Jr. Jr. 
  44. Jump- Kate Earl
  45. Here for You- Kygo, Ella Henderson
  46. Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere- La Luz
  47. Higher- Lia Ices
  48. Diamond- Lighting Dust
  49. Best Thing- machineheart
  50. Don’t Wait- Benny Blanco Remix- Mapei
  51. Can Hear The Trains Coming- Mathieu Santos
  52. Don’t Look Down- Matt Pond PA
  53. Year Zero- Moon Taxi
  54. Annie- Neon Indian
  55. Say My Name- ODEZA, Zyra
  56. Six Weeks- Of Monsters and Men
  57. Big Trouble- Outasight
  58. Crave- Parachute
  59. Freedom- Pharrell Williams
  60. Locked Away- R. City, Adam Levine
  61. Can’t Forget You- RAC, Chelsea Lankes
  62. Friends- Raury, Tom Morello
  63. Hurrican- The Royal Concept
  64. Jackrabbit- San Fermin
  65. Sober- Selena Gomez
  66. Can’t Be Your Superman- Skylar Spence 
  67. Want To Believe- Superhumanoids
  68. Let It Happen- Tame Impala
  69. WILD- Troye Sivan
  70. At Night in Dreams- White Denim
  71. Dim The Lights- Wild Ones
  72. Mr. Quiche- Wildcat! Wildcat!
  73. Not a One- The Young Wild

What do you want to hear on our Midnight Madness or December playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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