How To Style The Cutoff Denim Short With Justin Davids

Just as we were about to pack away our snow gear, winter came back with a vengeance. Even though Snowmageddon 2017 is imminent, you can still think spring (or, if you’re lucky enough to live on the west coast, you can actually break out your warm weather look now)! Denim cutoff shorts are going to be a big trend this year – you’ll be seeing them everywhere from summer music festivals to the beach. Menswear Instagrammer Justin Davids styled our super versatile AEO Denim Cutoff Short with a laid-back, easy vibe. See Justin’s full look below and let us know what spring trends you’re excited to wear in the comments.

Justin Davids styles the Cutoff Denim Short.

Meet Justin:
“I recently switched coasts, moving from Los Angeles to New York City. My girlfriend and I create daily vlogs chronicling life in The Big Apple. I teamed up with her to also create DIY room decor for teens. One reason I was so drawn to the city was because the fashion here is very adventurous. I’ve been loving the high fashion vibes just as much as the street style. When it comes to my style I’d say that I’m sort of  a chameleon. I change up my look depending where I’m going and what I’m doing.”

Justin Davids styles the Cutoff Denim Short.

What Inspired Justin’s Look:
“These ripped denim shorts are a new spring staple for me because they can be styled a million different ways. Shorts are a tough beast to tame, some are too short or run a bit too tight, but these are comfy, and they hit that sweet spot just above the knee. Heading into spring I tend to reach for styles that are crisp and clean, so I paired these ripped shorts with a classic striped tee for a classic vibe, which fits with my laid back style day to day. Being that it’s still a bit chilly here in the city, I decided to throw on a lightweight neutral colored spring trench for layers done just right.”

Justin Davids styles the Cutoff Denim Short.

Shop the Look: Denim Cutoff Short | Flex Short Sleeve Stripe T-Shirt (Similar) | Garment Dyed Shirt Jacket (Similar)
PF Flyers Rambler Sneaker (Similar) | Metal Round Sunglasses (Similar) | Timex Weekender Chronograph Watch (Similar)

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How To Style The Band Tee With Daily Mister

Graphic tees are an easy way to inject unique #AEOSTYLE into your look. This season, we’re seeing an emphasis on fun, elevated graphics that speak to everything from your favorite band (inspired by vintage rock tees) to modern block lettering. Band tees are super of-the-moment and look great with just about anything. Menswear blogger Mac Joseph from Daily Mister styled one of our Guns ‘N’ Roses tees with an ultra-cool, edgy vibe. (Sound familiar? Check out our other post featuring a vintage band tee here). See Mac’s full look below and let us know what vintage trends you’re loving right now in the comments.

Daily Mister styles the AEO Band Tee for a vintage, 90s-inspired rocker look.

Meet Mac:
Mac is a Brooklyn based blogger and DJ, when not working full time at a digital communications agency. With his blog, Daily Mister, Mac aims to make menswear fun again with his eclectic fashion sense and irrelevant writing style. His love of fashion, pop culture, music, art, and New York City come together to create a unique social media presence.”

Daily Mister styles the AEO Band Tee for a vintage, 90s-inspired rocker look.

What Inspired Mac’s Look:
“Since I’m wearing band tee of one of my favorite groups I decided to pay homage to classic rock style with some modern upgrades. (Think The Ramones, The Clash, Sex Pistols,etc.) You can never go wrong with all black. When wearing a shirt like this, all you need is a great pair of fitted black jeans and your favorite pair of boots. (Bonus points if they’re worn in!) To take my look to the next level I paired the tee with a leather jacket and a mix of accessories including a wide brim hat and a mix of jewelry. What I love about a good band tee is it’s a great staple piece that can be styled up or down and worn all year round with the right layers.”

Daily Mister styles the AEO Band Tee for a vintage, 90s-inspired rocker look.

Shop the Look: Band T-Shirt | 360 Extreme Flex Slim Jean (Similar) | Reversible Leather Belt (Similar)
Bandana (Similar) | Sunglasses (Similar) | Plain Toe Lug Sole Boot (Similar)

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How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With The Modern Otter

By now, we’re assuming that you’ve noticed our outerwear obsession: the bomber jacket is everywhere & we can’t stop, won’t stop. This season, we’ve taken the bomber jacket for an active spin by constructing the jacket from our signature Flex fabric for increased comfort & flexibility. With traditional ribbing around the collar and cuffs, the AEO Active Flex Bomber Jacket has the look of your favorite bomber and and a feel that’s totally new. Aaron, the menswear blogger behind The Modern Otter, styled our Active Bomber Jacket with casual layers to tone down the loungewear feel and amp up the wear-anywhere, ready-for-whatever vibe. Keep reading to see Aaron’s full look & shop his #AEOSTYLE. Plus, check out Aaron’s past post with us here.

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

MEET AARON: “Hi, I’m Aaron. The Modern Otter started from a passion to tell the stories behind fashion. It’s easy to throw up a few photos, but I care about who made it, where the fabric came from, what inspired the design or what trend it embodies. Every piece of clothing tells a story and I think it’s important to know that story. That sounds lofty, I know. But The Modern Otter is really just a place of discovery. A site for us to find cool places and things and talk about them.

A little about me: I currently live in New York City but have lived in California, Arizona and UpState(ish) New York. My background is in theatre and costume design, but I spent 10 years as a merchandising manager for a major retailer. Now I’m blogging and advising full time!”

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

WHAT INSPIRED AARON’S LOOK: “What makes a bomber a bomber? Most notably, the ribbed wrists and waist band. That’s why a baseball jacket and a leather jacket can both be ‘bombers’. Those embroidered “signature” jackets you saw all over the place this Summer? Yup. Those are bombers too. For today’s look, I paired AEO’s Active Flex Bomber Jacket with a twill shirt and ribbed turtleneck for some casual Fall layering. I’m obsessed with turtlenecks (in case you couldn’t tell from my Insta), and I took the styling up a notch by wearing it under my twill shirt. This only works if the turtleneck is thin.”

SHOP AARON’S LOOK: Active Flex Bomber Jacket | 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean
Turtleneck Sweater | Heathered Twill Shirt

Show us how you style our Active Flex Bomber Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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How To Style The Waxed Workwear Jacket With John Philp

Everyday #AEOSTYLE requires functional clothing that still looks and feels authentic to your unique look. When comfort & style collide, we end up with great pieces like the AEO Waxed Workwear Jacket in our closets  – this rugged and durable jacket is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe during colder temps thanks to a warm flannel lining. Menswear blogger & photographer John Phlip from The Risky Jackal wore the Waxed Workwear Jacket out & about this season. Check out John’s full look below, and if you want to see more of his past #AEOSTYLE give his post a look here.

John Philp styles the Waxed Workwear Jacket.

Meet John: “I’m John Philp, a Chicago-based photographer, model and blogger interested in bringing you all things menswear, travel & more! At it’s core, Risky Jackal is an online extension of things that interest me the most: men’s style, travel, fitness, food + drink and music. It’s a little corner of the internet that can I can  call home for the time being. I’ve found the best way to grow as a photographer/blogger/human is to constantly expose myself to new people, foreign places and comically uncomfortable situations.”

John Philp styles the Waxed Workwear Jacket.

What Inspired Saul’s Look: “The Waxed Workwear Jacket is a tough and versatile Jacket, and perfect for the upcoming fall & winter. The rugged waxed cotton is durable and will be able to take a beating in the Chicago winter! An added detail I love is the plaid flannel lining on the inside of the jacket – it’s so soft and makes the jacket that much warmer. The Washed Black jacket goes with almost everything in my closet, and will for sure be a staple this season. I styled it with black jeans, desert boots. Since the jacket is such a great insulating layer, a gray or navy sweater underneath keeps it clean & simple and provides enough warmth.”

John Philp styles the Waxed Workwear Jacket.

Shop John’s Look: Waxed Workwear Jacket | 360 Extreme Flex Slim Jean (Similar)
Active Flex Thermal (Similar) | Suede Desert Boot (Similar)

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How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J’waye Covington

We believe that you should have at least one great pair of denim in your closet to carry you throughout every season, no matter the weather – you know, that one pair of jeans that’s just right. More than ever, we appreciate denim that not only looks great but also feels great. We place a lot importance on being simultaneously comfortable and on-trend, and we have the denim to prove it. Menswear Instagrammer J’waye Covington tried out the AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean (it moves with you and doesn’t lose it’s shape) & made the denim his own with a minimalist, edgy look that we totally want to try out this weekend.

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

Meet J’waye:
“Hey! I’m J’waye, but you can call me J. I’m a 21-year-old student living in the city of Charlotte. I’ve always had a love for photography and the idea of Men’s fashion, so I decided to combine the two – sharing my life, personal style, love for design and coffee on my Instagram.”

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

What Inspired J’waye Look:
“It’s always hard for me to find a pair of jeans that fit and feel comfortable when I’m wearing them. I’ve always supported American Eagle’s jeans, and once they released their Flex/Denim line, I was ecstatic. The new Flex gives me freedom to do any and everything, while keeping me looking stylish and feeling comfortable!

I decided to match my Extreme Flex Slim Straight denim with a basic white tee, black and white sneakers and a beanie. To add a little more edge to the look I took out my leather jacket, making this the best outfit to wear on the go while still looking cool and stylish!

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

Shop J’waye’s Look: 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean | Long Sleeve Pocket Crew T-Shirt (Similar)
Chunky Turn Up Beanie (Similar) | Military Bomber Jacket (Similar)
Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneaker (Similar) | Stripe Classic Crew Sock (Similar)

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How To Style The Birdseye Crew Sweater With Ryan Clark

Sweaters are great for a lot of reasons – they’re easy to pop on, versatile and,best of all,  warm. Because sweaters are so versatile, you can easily change them up to suit any style simply by switching out what you pair them with. For months now, we’ve seen sweaters worn with destructed jeans, bomber jackets, sneakers – basically anything and everything grunge-inspired. That’s why we’re excited to share this look featuring our Birdseye Crew Sweater styled by Ryan Clark from @ryanclarkstyles and High Fashion Living. It’s a little more polished with just the right amount of edge (check out the cuffed pants paired with structured boots), and you could definitely wear this anywhere from school to work to a night out with the guys. Add a collared shirt under the sweater for an added layer of prep to balance out the look.

How To Wear The Birdseye Crew Neck Sweater With Ryan Clark

Meet Ryan:
Ryan is the Founder and Creative Director of @HighFashionMen & @HighFashionLiving. He is the blogger behind @ryanstylesnyc and a GQ Fashion Influencer.

“Ryan recently moved to NYC to pursue his passion for fashion. Originally setting out to make his mark on the field of medicine, Ryan left Texas and prospects of medical school behind to further the growth of  High Fashion Men. His unique style and approach to men’s fashion has built a diverse celebrity clientele, an expansive social media following, and  a respected fashion platform in a relative short period of time.”

Shop Ryan’s Look: Birdseye Crew Sweater | Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt (Similar)
Slim Cropped Extreme Flex Chino (Similar) | Leather Plain Toe Boot (Similar)

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