Back to school: you love to hate it, but we love to love it. Why wouldn’t we? The new school year is the perfect time for a wardrobe overhaul and a brand new #OOTD, so we’re showing you some of our favorite closet essentials transformed into back to school looks that will own the classroom.
This season is all about vintage inspired looks. Our AEO Embroidered Peasant Shirt will turn heads with its eye-catching details and breezy feel. Bonus? It’s light and airy, which means it’s perfect for days when the summer heat is sticking around, but it’s still appropriate for class.
The end of summer brings the end of shorts season, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck wearing the same old jeans. Give your look a little edge in our Super Stretch Jegging in a washed out color. Slim fit pants are the perfect way to balance out your outfit, especially when you’re wearing a flowing top.
Step up your bag game this school year with the AEO Leather Fringe Crossbody Purse. Sturdy leather straps make carrying books comfortable, and the fun fringe will complement any outfit.
Even though we know and love the bold, bib necklace, we’re challenging you to be different this year and wear a long, delicate necklace instead. Our AEO Turquoise Fan Bolo Necklace will add some glam to your look without overpowering the outfit because less is sometimes more.
You’re writing all day, so why not add a little fun to your fingers? Stacking rings is on trend right now, and we love piling as many on as possible. Our AEO Turquiose & Triangle Midi Ring set adds a pop of color and unexpected placement above the knuckle. Paired with the AEO White Stone Ring, your accessories totally make the grade.
Slip on heels are one of our favorite looks to help transition from summer sandals to fall boots, so we’re happy to see the trend back again in 2015. The Swedish HasBeens Slip In Super High is no exception. Make a statement in super-high, retro shoes when you strut into the classroom.
Let’s get real: back to school is one of the most important times to amp up your confidence levels. When you’re confident, you’re able to make the grades, handle the stress that comes with the school year and make a name for yourself. Our AE Me Fragrance for Her will give you the boost you need to be yourself and embrace your strengths.
Early fall mornings can get a little chilly. Plus, with class, study tables, football games and nights out, you’re busy and need a jacket that fits your lifestyle. We love the timeless look of the AEO Denim Jacket, especially over a button down shirt.
Guys can accessorize, too. Keep your look rugged while adding some texture with the AEO Climbing Rope Wrap Bracelet. We also love a fedora or wide brim hat, especially for coffee with friends on the weekend.
AEO Printed Button Down Shirt
If you haven’t invested in a button down shirt, do it now. The AEO Printed Button Down Shirt will become your staple top for the school year, from class presentations to date nights. We love it paired with a destructed, slim pant for a mix of edge and prep.
Everyone needs a great pair of denim in their closet, and our Slim Straight Jean will be your new favorite fit. With just the right amount of destroyed detailing, you can make these jeans work all school year.
Meet your denim’s new best friend: the New Balance 565 Sneaker. Long gone are the days when you thought you couldn’t pair skinny jeans with this style – pull the look together with a button down for a cool campus vibe.
Okay, we know – sometimes studying is boring. That doesn’t mean your backpack has to be boring, too. Get noticed in the library this year when you carry your books in a bright backpack like the AEO X State Backpack.
What are your back to school essentials? Show us how you incorporate them into your life by using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram.