#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Relaxed Straight

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

We asked menswear blogger Anthony from Closet Freaks to style our Relaxed Straight Jean. It’s our most comfortable jean, now better than ever.

What inspired Anthony’s Look:
Lately I’ve been a fan of baggier jeans for the extra comfort they provide due to extra room in the legs. They kind of have a sporty-street wear feel to them, so I decided to play up the athletic theme with a varsity jacket, a 3/4 sleeve baseball t-shirt, and some running sneakers. I chose the bright orange varsity jacket as my statement piece and kept the shirt and shoes subdued in darker hues for balance. With the jeans, I chose to pinch-roll them at the bottom for a nice tight fit at the ankle. This is a fun styling trick I picked up when wearing looser fitting jeans so you can achieve that slouchy look without getting those frayed hems that come from stepping on your pants. Overall, I’d say this outfit makes a great weekend look for fall or even for the first week of school.

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Meet Anthony:
Anthony lives and works in New York City as a structural engineer by day and a blogger by night. Much like his seemingly separate jobs, his style is a cool contrast of bold & trendy with subtle & classic.

Get Anthony’s Look:
Relaxed Boot Jean
Pocket Baseball T-Shirt
Tipped Varsity Jacket
New Balance Ballistic 501 Sneaker

Show us how you wear our Original Boot fit with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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It’s In The Bag: Men’s and Women’s Totes, Backpacks and more

School is only a few short weeks away so what better time to start thinking about how to carry your books to class than now? Check out our favorite men’s and women’s backpacks and totes to help compliment any back to school #AEOStyle. Trust us, if fashion were a class, you’d score an A+ with these awesome accessories.

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Shop the look:
Canvas Buckled Backpack in True Black
Canvas Duffel Bag
Canvas Messenger Bag
Canvas Buckled Backpack in Peacoat Navy
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Shop the look:
Fjallraven Totepack No. 1
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack in Military Green
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack in Pink

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Hi-Rise Jegging

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

Christina from Oh So Glam took on our Hi-Rise Jegging. We took our sexiest, skinniest fit to the next level with a higher rise waist. It looks like a jean and feels like a legging.

What inspired Christina’s look:
The distressed denim trend is one of my all-time favorite trends, but I love that these jeggings are fitted. It brings a chicness to the outfit.  I paired them with this everyday henley and my new favorite trend, the plaid shirt tied around the waist… 90’s grunge at its finest!

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Meet Christina:
Christina is a style and beauty blogger based out of Connecticut.

Get Christina’s look:
Hi-Rise Jegging
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Shimmer Trim Henley Tank
Star & Moon Ring Set
BC Away We Go Peep Toe Bootie
Embellished Black and White Bracelet Trio

Show us how you wear our Hi-Rise Jegging with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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Now Trending for Men and Women: New Prep

Season after season, American Eagle Outfitters revamps its #AEOStyle. This season we’re bringing you a new combination of New England prep with modern edge. This trend focuses on classic pieces with a dash of unexpected twist to deliver a look that’s not only definitive, it’s cutting-edge too. Check out the trend videos below and shop the looks for both men’s and women’s:

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Shop the look:
Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt
Tipped Varsity Jacket (shop similar) 
Herringbone Paneled Cap
Slim Straight Khaki
Canvas Sneaker

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Shop the look:
Surplus Button Down Shirt
Cutout Buckle Bootie
Jegging Crop
Perforated Tote Bag

Would you wear the New Prep trend? Tell us in the comments below!

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#AEOStyle: Leggings For Days

Great for comfort and style, dressing up or dressing down, the Legging is the perfect bottom to add into your #AEOStyle season after season. No matter what your style personality is, we’ve got the color and pattern that works best with your getup. Check out some of our favorite prints and patterns below and get a leg up on your #AEOStyle.

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Shop the look:
Floral Legging
Vivid Printed Legging
Side Zip Legging
Faux Leather Tuxedo Stripe Legging
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Printed Legging

Style Tips:
If you prefer a Solid, Faux Leather Tuxedo Stripe or Size Zip Leggings: Pair them back to a Button Down or an Open Stitched Jegging Sweater for edgy style that’s not only comfortable, its cool.

If you prefer Floral or Vivid Leggings: Don’t overdo it with pattern. Keep your top solid to draw the eyes towards you rather than away. We suggest a classic Real Soft Favorite V-Neck T-Shirt and a cardigan.

Remember:
One of the best things about leggings is that they’re the perfect transition piece. No matter what season you’re in, you can rock them all year long.

Mark Your Calendar:
Stay tuned for more prints and patterns… coming soon!

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Music Monday: Lollapalooza Festival and Packing Guide

Chicago is an amazing city. The beaches along Lake Michigan allow for fun times in the city, their infamous deep dish pizza will keep you satiated for days and the music scene is out of this world. This weekend, Lollapalooza gears up for another fun filled weekend in the Windy City. Check out our favorite haunts, who to see and where to go while touring this fantastic mid-western town.

Pack:
Girls.
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are a must. Dress them up with booties, a loose fitting tank and a hat to top off your look.

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Shop the look:
Slip-On Bootie
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Pleated Lace Tank
Embroiderd Zipper Tote Bag
Mixed Media Bracelet Set

Guys: Mixing patterns is major for August. Pair your plaids and camo prints with solid undertones, like a white t-shirt and black shoes. Add some shades for #AEOStyle you can rock out to all day long.

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Shop the look:
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Canvas Sneakers
Legend Crew T-Shirt
Icon Sunglasses
12″ Ripstop Cargo Short (Shop similar)

Eat:  Pequods Pizza:  In our minds, the best deep dish in town. Crunchy, gooey golden crush smothered in marinara and cheese and covered with crispy pepperoni.

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Deep dish anyone? Photo credit: Yelp

Pierogi Wagon:  A food truck filled with Polish cuisine! Who doesn’t love a good dumpling filled with mashed potatoes and cheddar?

Dryhop Brewers:  50% kitchen, 50% brewery, 100% amazing. Try any one of their hop-centric ales.

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Dry Hop Brewers. Photo Credit: dryhopchicago.com

Batter and Berries:  A dynamite breakfast and brunch spot. We can’t get enough of their French Toast Sampler, it oozes with flavor.

Do:

Headquarters Beercade: Play old school arcade games while drinking ice cold suds. Mortal Combat anyone?

Kingston Mines:  One of the best blues bars in Chicago, hear the best of the best play any night of the week.

Sail on Lake Michigan:  Set your sails and enjoy views of the city from the waters of Lake Michigan.

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Sail Chicago. Photo credit: Flickr

Shedd Aquarium:  From sea turtles to sharks, see it all at the Shedd Aquarium.

Listen:

Lorde:  Shes a 17 year old bold beauty that’s making her mark on the music world. With songs like “Royals“, “Tennis Court” and “Love Club“, we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Lorde. Photo credit: hollywoodlife.com

Lorde. Photo credit: hollywoodlife.com

Vance Joy:  We’ve got a soft spot for Vance (he helped curate our current playlist for stores)! This singer-songwriter from Australia stole our hearts with “Riptide” and we can’t stop listening to his new release, “Mess is Mine.”

OutKast:  With 20 years of experience, this band knows how to keep fans happy! Classic tunes like “So Fresh So Clean” and “Hey, Ya” keep our dancing shoes on and our nostalgia game high. We can’t wait to see these boys take center stage.

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Outkast. Photo credit: MTV.com

Grouplove:  The ultimate college band, this five member band spits out an alternative rock sound that will automatically make you feel like your having the best time of your life. Check out “I’m With You” and “Let Me In.”

Cut Copy:  Well known in the Synthpop world, Cut Copy knows how to generate wild sound that is catchy, energetic and mysterious at times. Check out “Lights & Music” and “Take Me Over.

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Cut Copy. Photo credit: BitTorrent Blog

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