HIT REFRESH: SPRING BREAK PACKING TIPS

Even when winter feels endless, Spring Break has a way of creeping up on you. And while longer days and warmer temps are just around the corner, it’s hard to pack for sun and sand when your current day-to-day look is all warm layers and snuggly outerwear. It’s easy to weigh yourself down by overthinking and overpacking.

Spring Break is your time to relax and recharge for a new season. Peel away that last-minute packing anxiety with these tried-and-true tips for style on the go. Whether you’re traveling far or staying local, getting your things together should be quick and easy so you can jump straight into chill mode.assortment of women's spring break tops, shorts & accessories

Essentials First:

Sunnies, something to swim in, and a great bag to carry your things to and from the beach. Even if the airline loses the rest of your luggage, you’ll have what you need to soak up the sun. You can’t go wrong with a throwback fanny pack (Keys? Phone? Wallet? Check, check, and check!) but for a little more room, this circular straw tote isn’t just functional, it’s a vibe.

women's straw tote & men's fanny pack

Keep It Simple:

You might be tempted to pack every sundress or short sleeve shirt in your closet, and who could blame you? It has been a LONG winter. Try to avoid overpacking by getting real about what you’ll actually wear. A great pair of jean shorts can go from pool to party to coffee shop to excursion with a simple top swap. Pack your favorite pair of AE shorts and save that extra room in your suitcase for souvenirs.

women's denim shorts

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize:

Hats, sunglasses, and scarves can all pack a major style punch without taking up precious packing space. This season’s must-have Spring Break accessory? Definitely the bucket hat. Wear it with everything. Trust.

bucket hats

Go Easy On Yourself:

The less time you spend stressing over your look, the more time you can spend chilling on the beach (or by the pool, or on the couch, you get the idea). Two rules to live by on break are; matching set = instant outfit and, denim goes with everything.

men's tops, accessories & swim

 

 

SPRING OUTFIT TRENDS WE’RE HERE FOR

Ripped Jeans, Spring Tops & More!

Finally, we can all rejoice that spring is on its way. This means the arrival of warmer temps, more sunshine and, of course, new spring outfits and trends. When it comes to spring outfitting, it’s not just about getting dressed in the morning before class, work or whatever else you have on your agenda. It’s about curating an outfit that reflects who you are and what you’re into, no matter where the day takes you. And with all the new spring trends we’re into, you can brighten up your look with fresh prints, designs, colors & details to create a look you’ll love. Some of our favorite spring 2019 trends are already out in full force, so check out the #AExME spring outfits below to get the inspiration needed to create your next favorite spring looks.

ripped jeans & shorts@alex.yavar, @kaitcurnow & @styledbyange

If it wasn’t obvious enough, we’re pretty into denim. Our jeans are a blank canvas for all the outfits you want to create, so start here for your upcoming spring outfits! Ripped jeans and ripped denim shorts for women specifically create a look and feel that’s made for warmer weather with open holes, rips, tears, frayed details & more. Different levels of destroying can take you from a little bit of breakdown to serious destruction depending on what you’re going for. With options ranging from big open holes, backing, mending, contrast repair and small tears, you’ll always have the look you want. Keep it minimal with lightly distressed jeans, or go all out with ripped jeans featuring more destruction. Ripped jeans and ripped shorts can be worn with pretty much any spring women’s top you can think of – so go big with the ripped jeans look this spring. Make it yours with a retro-inspired graphic tee, a crewneck Henley shirt, a button down shirt and whatever else.

mom jeans

@nvdhvri, @mikahroseberry & @AlainaKirsch

One of the jeans fits we still can’t get enough of is the Mom jean. Even though we’ve loved this fit for a while now, Mom jeans are still making big waves this spring with new washes and details. We love these women’s jeans because they create an effortlessly cool look no matter how you wear them. Whether it’s with a fitted t-shirt, graphic tee, crop top or tube top, the Mom jean works with everything you already have in your closet. AE Mom jeans are made with a high-waisted fit that feels good no matter what you’re up to, and they hit right at the ankle so you can wear them with any kind of shoes you want. Sneakers, slides, heels, whatever. It all works with the Mom jean. Mom jeans come in all kinds of washes so you can always create your ideal outfit easily. Light washes elevate the throwback look you’re going for, and darker washes upgrade your spring outfit with a little edge.

@styled_to_a_t, @juliekmacdonald & @soulofstripes

What’s a great pair of jeans or shorts without the right top to wear it with? Not much! Spring outfits are just right for breaking out some lighter colors, soft prints & cute designs with new AE women’s shirts. Pretty blouses, basic tees, crop tops and lightweight sweaters were made for warmer weather. Festive spring prints can take your look from winter blues to fun spring hues in seconds with designs like ditsy floral prints, plaid prints and stripes. Striped shirts & floral shirts are just right for this season since they add a bright and colorful touch to your spring outfits. Create a look you’ll love time and time again with our new tops, which are updated seasonally to refresh your style with the latest designs. Pick out your new favorite crop tops, tube tops, tank tops & more to finish off the look you love just in time to plan all your spring outfits. Then mix and match them with all your fave AE women’s bottoms and you’re set for the season ahead.  

 


 

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Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy

ALL about a matching tube & bike short set. Spice it up with a sweater dress!

Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy

Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy

The tube is this season’s shoulder-baring essential. Pair it with a Bike Short in this amazing acid wash blue, and you have THE easiest way to get dressed: a matching set!

Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy

Add a sweater dress cover up, and sporty goes spicy! This Mesh Cover-Up is great for swim, and Erin loves it for a wear-out look over your set, too.Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy

Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy

Add one last touch of cool with a metallic Fanny Pack. Shine on!

 Stylist’s Picks: Sporty goes spicy

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What’s your swim sign?

We teamed up with astrologer Jennifer Racioppi to learn how to shop for sunshine AND your astrological sun sign. Check out Jennifer’s all-new take on finding the suit for you!

What’s your swim sign?

From Jennifer:

Exposing your skin in a swimsuit takes courage and confidence. While buying a new suit can feel challenging, it does not need to induce anxiety. Bathing suit shopping, after all, provides another opportunity to embrace precisely where you are—right now—without needing to fix or change anything, but rather, enhance what’s already awesome about you!

We tend to think of astrology as nothing more than an anecdotal forecast, but inherent in our sun sign lies direction for living a life of body confidence, too. Living in sync with the truth of who you are, after all, is one of the sexiest things you can do.

Read your sun sign description and swimsuit suggestion to see if this cosmic shopping advice doesn’t help you fall even more in love with you are!

Aries: As a cardinal fire sign, you possess courage and determination. Your head-turning speed means showing off your back is never a bad idea. This season, consider trying on the “The One” Piece Racerback. This sporty suit highlights your enthusiasm and vigor to go after what you want, and emerge successfully! The sleek contour emphasizes confidence and self-possession.What’s your swim sign?

Taurus: As a Venus-ruled earth sign, you have a natural disposition towards pleasure and embodiment. Take advantage and channel your inner Aphrodite. Consider the Cutout One Piece. This dynamic and playful suit emphasizes sexy feminity while allowing you to highlight your neck (one of your hallmark features).

Gemini: As a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury, your innate social nature makes you the life of the party. When shopping for a suit, your best bet is to aim for versatility. Like you, the Bandeau Bikini Top and High Cut Cheeky Bottom are both sporty and sexy.

What’s your swim sign?

Cancer: Your lunar-ruled, emotional nature, makes you an empathetic friend and quintessential confidant– the perfect companion for a beach day. When it comes to rocking a swimsuit with confidence, consider the Triangle Bikini Top and classic Bikini Bottom. This sleek and sexy suit offers structure while leaving room for playfulness, too.

Leo: As a solar ruled fire sign, you are here to love and lead from your heart, while looking great in the process– making the Unlined Underwire Top and High Waisted Belted Bottom a perfect option for you. This fashion-forward suit will have you stand out as it emphasizes your confidence. More importantly, you’ll have a blast wearing it.

Virgo: Your flawless attention to detail gives you impeccable style. Nonetheless, as a mutable earth sign, you value practicality, making the Strappy Back One Piece a fabulous option for you. This sophisticated cut brings elegance and grace without compromising a sensible fit.

Libra: As a Venus-ruled air sign you value balance, harmony, and style! Your on-trend sensibilities will look fabulous in the High Neck Bikini Top and Hipster Bottom. This sleek combination will leave you feeling supported and self-expressed. Your regal nature will love the way you feel.

Scorpio: As a Pluto-ruled, fixed, water sign, you are not afraid to go deep. One of your greatest strengths lies in your ability to navigate subterranean emotions. When it comes to recreation though you tend to observe and discern before jumping in to join others, making the Perky Triangle Top and Classic Bikini Bottom a natural match for your classic, sexy style.What’s your swim sign?

Sagittarius: Known for your bold and adventurous nature, it’s essential to choose a suit that adds to your sense of freedom. The Lace-Up One Piece offers a stylish fit without detracting from functionality. A play on a classic look with a modern twist, this suit will have you feeling confident to enjoy outdoor activities as you desire while feeling amazing in your body.

Capricorn: As a Saturn-ruled, cardinal earth sign, your ambitious nature has a deep respect for tradition, but simultaneously loves to stand out. The Scoop Top and Cheeky Bottom provide a sexy swimsuit appeal while simultaneously offering enough structure in the top to help you feel grounded and secure (two quintessential Capricorn words).

What’s your swim sign?

Aquarius: Even though you are known as the water bearer, as a fixed air sign, you relate more to the theoretical than emotional realms. Meaning one of your greatest talents remains your knack for design and fashion. The Push Up Underwire Top and High Waisted Bottom complement your unique style while highlighting your fashion-forward sensibility. You won’t doubt yourself in this sophisticated suit.

Pisces: Known as the sign of the fish, your proclivity to water (you are a mutable water sign after all) makes swimming an activity that not only soothes and heals; but, also enlivens you at your core. So, you want to choose a suit that offers enough support that you feel confident staying in the water for hours. The Scoop One Piece offers a classic cut that will having you feeling great in the water. It’s also perfect with a long skirt or cut off shorts, amplifying your poetic sense of style too.

Rather than worrying about how you’ll look on the beach, I recommend using shopping as a time to set an important goal: to cultivate self-compassion. Making sensible, stylish shopping choices, that align with your body’s needs and your personality will support you to do just that. As you shop for summer clothes, embody your signature cosmic style. Enjoy!

What’s your swim sign?Astrologer Bio

Jennifer Racioppi is a Holistic Health Counselor, a Behavior Change Specialist, a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach, and a Registered Yoga Teacher who blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health to coach her spiritually savvy clients to reach their next level of success.

 

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Stylist’s Picks: Mix & match & show it off!

Mix up the stripes on your swim & show it off even when you cover up in a breezy romper. Read on for more of what Erin loves about this look!

A top knot detail makes this soft Tie Headband extra special.

Erin loves these Shoulder Tie Overalls for a breezy way to stay comfy and still show off your swim. This pair has ties at the top, front and side pockets, and an easy fit, making it your ultimate spring break cover up.

This suit has both of our fave fits of the season: tubes and high cut cheekies! Mix and match your favorite stripes on this Bandeau Bikini Top and High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottom to make it that much better. This is spring in a suit!

Stylist’s Picks: Mix & match & show it off!

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STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

steps toward sustainability

Individual style is all about wearing clothes that express YOU. What you wear says a lot about who you are, and where you shop can say just as much about what you believe in. Now more than ever, the brands you love should share your values and inspire you to feel great about what you wear – not just for how it looks, but for what it represents. Which is why we’re dedicated to keeping you informed as we work to reduce our environmental impact and increase sustainability across major areas of our business.

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We’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to understand our role in resource consumption and reduction, and starting in 2018 we made the move to use shopping bags with a higher percentage of recycled content. It may seem like a small step, but this simple switch has already yielded a sizeable impact:

4.3 million square feet of virgin plastic saved - approximately the area of 36 football fieldsfootball field animation

65,138 gallons of oil saved - approximately the volume of 814 standard bath tubsbath tub animation

 

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Moving forward, this more responsible sourcing has the potential to save over 14 million square feet of virgin plastic and over 100,000 gallons of oil every year. It’s a key piece of the puzzle as we move towards more mindful business practices and a cleaner Earth.