How To Wear It: Clogs

How To Wear It: Clogs

Maybe we’ve been going a little clog crazy lately, but we just can’t get enough of this endlessly adaptable shoe. Perfect for sliding into a cozy weekend around town or heading from class to coffee date to yoga and back. We’re outfitting them all around the office, too.

Besides coming in the options of sweater knit, suede and felt, a few of our favorite styles are lined in cozy faux fur. We also love the way they highlight bright printed and patterned socks.  Try them with cuffed skinnies or layer them with tights, tall socks and a sweater dress for a warm, wintry look.

AE Friends & Family: Jackie A., Aerie Assistant Concept Designer

AE Friends & Family: Jackie A., Aerie Assistant Concept Designer

How did you discover your passion for concept design?

When I got my start at American Eagle Outfitters I wasn’t sure what I wanted to pursue as a career. I knew that I wanted to work in fashion but I didn’t know how. I started as the receptionist so I could learn the business and I was moved to different departments as an Executive Assistant to the Design Vice Presidents in Men’s, Women’s, and Aerie. It was one of my bosses that asked me what I wanted to do and I said I think I would be great in the concept department. She saw my passion and mentored my growth. Any spare time I had I was working with the concept team just learning, watching, and understanding how the concept team works to create the “soul of the season.” It was fascinating and I knew right then that this was for me.

What does your job entail?

I am at the start of the design cycle. I research color, trend and themes for the upcoming season a year in advance. I help create the color palette, big ideas and key themes that will inspire the designers, merchants and marketing.

Who or what has been the most important influence in your life?

Most important influence would have to be my family. They know me probably better than I know myself. They listen to me and help me make important decisions.

What is your dream job?

Honestly, this is my dream job.

Jackie, Aerie Assistant Concept Designer, at an Aerie photo shoot.

Jackie, Aerie Assistant Concept Designer, at an Aerie photo shoot.

What is next on your ‘To Do In Life’ list?

I’m the kind of person that lives in the moment, so I can’t say I know what I want “to do” next. Life is good and as long as I am happy doing what I am doing then I plan on continuing on this path!

How would you describe your style?

My style is very eclectic. I do love the bohemian chic look but I like to always keep my style classic and clean with a twist. My favorite outfit is jeans and a vintage tee with a cool printed scarf.

How does your work influence your style?

My job is to be up to date on what is trending so I pick my favorite trends and depending on how much I like them, I use them in a big or little way.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Inspiration is everywhere! I love to people watch, see what everyone is wearing and how they put themselves together.

Where is the coolest place you’ve traveled for your job?

I was lucky enough to go to Australia for Spring 2014 inspiration! It was so exciting to see how fashion and trends differ in every country and hemisphere.

Do you have any cool interests or hobbies?

I love to cook and I have a real passion for food! Food Network is always on and if I wasn’t a concept designer, I would want to be a reality chef like Rachel Ray.

Jackie, Aerie Assistant Concept Designer, eating deep dish pizza in Chicago.

Jackie, Aerie Assistant Concept Designer, eating deep dish pizza in Chicago.

Find an Aerie store to check out Jackie’s work!

American Eagle Outfitters X Lookbook.nu

American Eagle Outfitters X Lookbook.nu

American Eagle Outfitters teamed up with five members of the street style community Lookbook.nu. Check out their favorite AE Holiday looks and let us know which is your favorite in the comments below.

Analisa from Lookbook.nu wears the AE Jeggings and AE Open Stitch Sweater

Analisa of Rough Fox from Lookbook.nu wears the AE Jeggings and AE Open Stitch Sweater

Rachel-Marie from Lookbook.nu wears the AE Beaded Bodycon Dress

Rachel-Marie of Jag Lever from Lookbook.nu wears the AE Beaded Bodycon Dress

How to Wear It: Printed & Colored Denim

How to Wear It: Printed & Colored Denim

This season, the AE Web Design team is keeping their spirits bright with vibrant colored and patterned pants. They modeled a few of our favorite pairs, outfitted in party season style.

Catherine G, American Eagle Outfitters Web Designer, wears the AE Metallic Jeggings

Catherine G., Web Designer, wears the AE Metallic Jegging

Catherine, Web Designer & yoga beauty, takes her sparkle seriously pairing the AE Sequined Crop Cardigan with the Metallic Jegging for a party perfect look.

Shop her look:

Metallic Jegging

AE Pleated Cami

AE Cropped Sequin Blazer

AEO Cutout Necklace

AEO Beaded Fair Isle Bracelet

AEO Perforated Envelope Clutch

AEO Wedge Bootie

John K., American Eagle Outfitters Web Designer, wears the AE Skinny Jean

John K., Web Designer, wears the AE Skinny Jean

John or “Johnny On The Internet,” Web Designer & pop culture enthusiast, takes the Skinny Jean in Berry Red to the next level by pairing it with a button down chambray and tie combo. We love how this vintage-inspired puffer vest manages to make the look modern and classic at the same time.

Shop this look:

Skinny Jean

AE Western Puffer Vest

AE Denim Western Shirt

AEO Solid Tie

Timberland Earthkeepers Rugged 6 in Waterproof Plain Toe Boots

Emily W., American Eagle Outfitters Web Designer, wears the AE Floral Jeggings

Emily W., Web Designer, wears the AE Floral Jeggings

Emily, Mobile Web Designer & domestic goddess, rocks the Floral Jegging with mixed textures. Sequins, lace trim and a chunky open knit keep things festive and cozy.

Shop her look:

AE Floral Jegging

AE Cropped Sequin Blazer

AE Sweater Coat

AE Drapey Lace Tank

AEO Western Heeled Bootie

Mark C., American Eagle Outfitters Web Designer, wears the AE Skinny Corduroy Pant

Mark C., Web Designer, wears the AE Skinny Corduroy Pant

Mark, our Web Designer for AEO Factory Stores & International and self-taught foodie, is all about the AE Skinny Corduroys. He keeps the color in check with a classic denim jacket and essential winter boots.

Shop this look:

AE Skinny Corduroy Pant

AE Denim Jacket

AE Solid Poplin Shirt

AEO Striped Tie

AEO Knit Hat

Grace M., American Eagle Outfitters Copywriter, wears the AE Coated Jeggings

Grace M., Copywriter, wears the AE Coated Jeggings

Grace, Copywriter & blogger, keeps burgundy jeggings grounded with the AEO Studded Moto Boot to give this must-have hue some extra pop. The AE Sequined Corset softens up a ruffled plaid button down and men’s beanie.

Shop now:

AE Coated Jegging

AEO Studded Moto Boot

AE Sequined Corset

AE Plaid Tuxedo Shirt

AEO Ribbed Turn-Up Beanie

AEO Bracelet Set

Michaela A., American Eagle Outfitters Web Designer, wears the AE Floral Jeggings
Michaela A., Web Designer, wears the AE Floral Jeggings

Michaela, Web Designer and heartbreaker in heels, downplays the floral jegging with a simple tank and deconstructed denim jacket. (Pssst! Check out the AE Embroidered Denim Jacket to see the killer stitching on the back.) The AEO Ankle Strap Pump sets off the bold black and white print

Shop this look:

Floral Jegging

AE Embroidered Denim Jacket

AE Boyfriend Tank

AEO Skinny Belt Set

AEO Carved Half Moon Pendant

AEO Patent T-Strap Pump

How to Wear It: Aerie Cold Weather Accessories

How to Wear It: Aerie Cold Weather Accessories

As the cold air sets in, it’s hard to find a balance between practicality and looking good when it comes to accessorizing your winter outfits.  No need to fear my chilly fashion friends!   Aerie and American Eagle Outfitters have got you cozy and covered (literally!) when it comes to dressing practically for the winter and still staying fashionable.

Stephanie F., Aerie Assistant Designer, wears the Aerie Faux Fur Trapper Hat

Stephanie F., Aerie Assistant Designer, wears the Aerie Faux Fur Trapper Hat

The Aerie Faux Fur Trapper Hat is perfect for those extra chilly days.  The oh-so-soft material keeps the coldest of heads and ears so warm that you may find yourself wanting to keep it on even when you’re not outside!  It’s perfect for cozying up next to a warm fire while drinking hot chocolate or taking shelter during a snowball fight. We suggest pairing it with the AE Dark Destroy Super Stretch Jeggings, Aerie Plaid Flannel Night Shirt and our Aerie Lace Layer Tank.

Jenny N., Aerie Accessories Manager, wears the Aerie Knit Faux Fur Snood & the Aerie Faux Fur Earmuffs

Jenny N., Aerie Accessories Manager, wears the Aerie Knit Faux Fur Snood & the Aerie Faux Fur Earmuffs

I spy a party… an ARM party to be exact! Who doesn’t like a little bling on their wrists? Whether you fancy the Aerie Rhinestone Bracelet Set or the Aerie Glitter Bow Bracelet, you can’t go wrong with Aerie accessories! We say yes to both, and also the Aerie Braided Shimmer Bracelet and the Aerie Beaded Bracelet.  The more pieces you invite to your arm party, the better, so don’t be shy!

And even though neck and ear parties aren’t a real thing, let’s just create them for holiday sake because hey…they deserve to feel festive too.  A great way to celebrate is to pair the Aerie Faux Fur Snood with the Aerie Faux Fur Earmuffs for a super cute, sparkly and cozy look.  The soft texture will keep you warm while the design will have your friends asking where you got your fabulous accessories.

Stephanie F., Aerie Assistant Designer, wears the Aerie Cozy Moc Bootie paired with Aerie Dot Socks

Stephanie F., Aerie Assistant Designer, wears the Aerie Cozy Moc Bootie paired with Aerie Dot Socks

Sometimes we forget that our toes need some loving during the winter time too.  That’s why we gave our feet some serious TLC with the Aerie Dot Socks and ridiculously soft Aerie Cozy Moc Booties.  As quoted from one of our Aerie Associates, “The Moc Booties are like wearing blankets on your feet!” If you grab this look, trust us: your feet (and toes) will thank you!

Kai G., Associate Designer for Aerie Knits, wears two Aerie Dotty Loop Scarves

Kai G., Associate Designer for Aerie Knits, wears two Aerie Dotty Loop Scarves

This Holiday season it’s all about the dots! Whether you’re wearing them on your feet or your neck, you are totally on trend. We entwined two Aerie Dotty Loop Scarves to get this super cute look but you can mix and match them however you please.

Jackie A, Aerie Design Coordinator, wears the Aerie Jeweled Headband

Jackie A, Aerie Design Coordinator, wears the Aerie Jeweled Headband

After you’ve braved the cold winds outside, its time to take off the winter gear and show off your indoor holiday style.  Hair accessories are a fun and flirty way to dress up any outfit. Shop AE hair accessories or Aerie hair accessories.

Remember, just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to look like Randy from A Christmas Story!

Randy from A Christmas Story. Photo from http://www.redriderleglamps.com.

Randy from A Christmas Story. Photo from http://www.redriderleglamps.com.

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