Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Boyfriend Jeans

Holly Phan Photography
American Eagle Outfitter Back to School 2016

I can’t believe this is my last back to school look for American Eagle Outfitters. It has been so fun styling AEO’s back to school collection. In today’s post I’m going to share how I styled these incredible boyfriend jeans and my thoughts around the theme of “opportunity”.
I wanted to write about my perspective of opportunity today because I perceive life as a collective series of opportunity and choice. Here are the two philosophies of opportunity that I live by: follow where the opportunity is and if the opportunity isn’t there, create the opportunity.
With my career, I’ve followed the opportunities. With blogging, I’ve created the opportunities. During my senior year of college, I decided that blogging was going to be my way to express my passion for fashion. I made the choice that I was going to share how I styled my outfits and what trends to try. Even though I have enjoyed working in the consumer packaged goods and aerospace industries, fashion is my creative outlet. And I never imagined that blogging and fashion would lead me to work with incredible brands or even bring me to reflect on my identity.
The wonderful thing about creating opportunities for yourself is that you take charge of your art, learning, and development. I’m so happy I decided to blog and thankful that this choice has led to so many unique opportunities.
So if you’re reading this and you feel called towards a special interest or hobby, why not pursue it? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Even if you try and decide it wasn’t the best decision, you will learn from your choice and experience.

Now, let’s talk about how I chose to style the boyfriend jeans. A pair of boyfriend jeans is both casual and chic. There’s something about the looseness and edginess of a destroyed pair of boyfriend jeans. In this look, I wanted to juxtapose this edgier pair of jeans with a flowing top and oversize knitted cardigan. I love the lace detailing of the cream, flowing top and the knitted cardigan is so soft! And to complete the look, I slipped on a pair of grey, suede booties. I would wear this outfit out to on a casual dinner date or shopping on the weekends.
This concludes my American Eagle Outfitters Back to School Collection Collaboration. I hope you enjoyed this collab series! A special thanks to AEO for extending me this amazing opportunity!
Boyfriend Jeans, Flowy Cream Top, Oversized Cardigan - AEO
Booties - Dolce Vita | Nordstrom Rack



1 comment :

  1. you look beautiful Emma! stunning