How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt With Style By The People

You’ve already met the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean and the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival short – now, we’re bringing you the latest addition to the Vintage Hi-Rise fam, our denim skirt! The Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt has all of the details you love about the jean in skirt form: rigid denim fabric so you can wear it in just right, a slightly frayed hem for a totally effortless vibe and a rise that sits on your natural waist! We teamed up with blogger Erin Grey from Style By The People to get her styling tips for a piece as iconic as the denim skirt. Check out Erin’s full look below & let us know how you’ll style the denim skirt in the comments (or take a pic & show us for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery)!

Style By The People shows you her take on the new hi-rise denim mini skirt.

Meet Erin:
“Meet Erin – the fashion loving, travel obsessed, California girl behind the blog Style by the People. Growing up in a fashionable city and traveling around the world, fashion quickly evolved from a personal interest to a calling. With professional experiences as a stylist and marketer, Erin decided to take a leap and go public with her fashion musings. Style by the People began as a passion project to share her ever-evolving personal style and adventures, hoping to inspire others and invite them to join her journey, celebrating life, one outfit at a time”

Style By The People shows you her take on the new hi-rise denim mini skirt.

What Inspired Erin’s Look:
“I am known for being a bit denim obsessed, so any opportunity to wear denim – whether it be jeans, cut off shorts, or a denim skirt – I will take! I am all for taking trendy pieces and making them feel right to me — so with the weather warming up and festival season around the corner, I wanted to figure out a way to be able to wear a denim skirt again. Combining this vintage cut-off denim skirt with a kelly green sweatshirt felt like the perfect update to this 90’s trend, and my modern take on the classic cut off skirt.”

Style By The People shows you her take on the new hi-rise denim mini skirt.

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt | Long Sleeve Choker Top (Similar) | Buckle Heeled Boot (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Denim Skirt using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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#WeAllCan X Project 24

One  in  every  10  people  globally  lack  access  to  clean  water,  with 1 in 4 using  a  drinking  water  source  with  fecal contamination. It’s time we  change  this!  This  World  Water  Day,  March  22,  American Eagle Outfitters is  joining  forces with  Planet  Water  Foundation for PROJECT  24.

PROJECT  24’s  mission is to  build  24  water  filtration  systems  in  24  hours,  bringing  clean  water  to  24,000  people across 5  countries including  Cambodia,  Colombia,  India,  Indonesia,  and  the  Philippines.  American Eagle Outfitters has sponsored  one  of  the  24  clean water  towers  that  are  part  of  this  initiative  providing  critical  support  to  a community  in  need  in  Greater Delhi, India.

American Eagle Outfitters is  honored  to  step  up  to  the  challenge  and  play  an  important  role  in  helping  change the  lives  of  24,000 people  in  a  span  of  just  24  hours. Join  us  and  together  we  will  abolish  water  poverty,  one  community  at  a time!

In efforts to help bring clean water to communities, we are donating 15,000 dollars to build a water tower at Sangat Green Public School in Deri Machha Village. Ajay, a Grade 6 student at the school said, “I carry my drinking water from home as school water is dirty, and it smells bad. I feel sick for days after drinking water at school.”

American Eagle Outfitters is proud to help bring clean, filtered water to thousands of people in Deri Machha.  You can help provide clean water to even more kids in need by visiting www.planet-water.org.

Happy World Water Day!

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STYLED 4 WAYS: THE ATHLETIC AESTHETIC

Don’t call it a comeback trend: “athleisure” is here to stay.

The last few years have seen a slow-but-steady blurring of the line that separates activewear from streetwear, to the point that the two are now nearly indistinguishable. Menswear as a whole has treaded into more casual, sporty territory, while activewear continues to adopt an increasingly streamlined, minimalist, wear-it-anywhere aesthetic.

And here’s where it becomes clear that this shift is more than a passing trend: with it, we’ve ALSO seen a general shift in public perception. No longer is it considered “lazy” or “sloppy” to wear your workout clothes outside the gym, and now more than ever, it’s seen as totally acceptable to mix activewear into to your everyday wardrobe — in some cases, even your work wardrobe.

The bottom line: everyone likes to be comfortable and everyone likes to look good. So when the stars align to make those two things happen simultaneously, repeat after us: YOU. TAKE. ADVANTAGE.

How, exactly? That’s where Laura, our Lead Stylist, comes in. Below, she shows us four easy-to-replicate ways to incorporate activewear into your everyday looks — WITHOUT sacrificing your style.

 

LOOK #1: MINIMAL + MODERN

Go for a cool, tonal look with head-to-toe black and grey hues. Laura’s picks: these space-dyed grey shorts, a simple black hoodie (the grey trim is a small detail that does a lot to tie the whole look together) and black sneakers with a bright-white contrast sole.

At a glance, this look could pass as high-end streetwear (closer inspection reveals essential performance attributes like reflective trim, thumb holes and bonded zippers).

Shop the Look:

AE Active Hoodie | AE Active Reflective Colorblock T-Shirt | AE Active Drawstring Short | Clarks® Trigenic Flex Sneaker

 

LOOK #2: STYLE MEETS COMFORT

Believe it or not, this outfit features the same grey shorts from the first look!

Styled with a classic chambray shirt, an olive-green varsity jacket and simple white slip-ons, they take on a whole new vibe — casual-cool yet totally pulled together.

Shop the Look:

AEO Reversible Embroidered Bomber Jacket | AEO Indigo Chambray Shirt | Reebok Club C 85 Sneaker

 

LOOK #3: RETRO SPORT

For our third look, Laura created a sporty, ‘90s-inspired feel by pairing slim-fitting joggers with light layers and a modern graphic hoodie.

Added bonus: the tapered leg and varsity-striped trim make these joggers the perfect modern-day replacement for those old, baggy track pants (but they’re just as comfortable!).

Shop the Look:

AE Active Hoodie | AEO Longline Crew T-Shirt | AE Active Side Stripe Jogger

LOOK #4: WEEKEND VIBES

Our final look is proof that a few minor tweaks can completely transform your aesthetic.

Laura took the layered tees and joggers from our third look and gave them a sport-to-street makeover by swapping the hoodie for a timeless denim jacket, adding crisp white sneakers and topping it off with a fresh baseball cap.

The result? A laid-back, put-together look that you could wear literally anywhere. (Well, okay, maybe not to that black-tie wedding. You get the drift.)

Shop the Look:

New Balance 530 Suede Sneaker | AEO Fitted Baseball Hat | AEO Canvas Sneaker

Show us how you are wearing the athleisure trend with #AEOSTYLE and tell us your favorite look in the comments below!

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GET INSPIRED with #WeAllCan featuring Catherine Gignac

GET INSPIRED with #WeAllCan featuring Catherine Gignac

We’re inspired by stories of passion and people turning their dreams into reality. Every day we get the chance to work with some extraordinary individuals right in our home office. Individuals who are empowered to live authentically and work tirelessly toward their goals, both personal and professional. We’re proud to highlight a few of their unique stories and inspire YOU to share what you can do, be or create with #WeAllCan.

This week we’re featuring our amazingly vibrant Manager of Digital Creative, Catherine Gignac. Learn what drives her and get a glimpse inside her adventurous lifestyle.

 

Show us what you can do, be or create with #WeAllCan.

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How To Style The Cutoff Denim Short With Justin Davids

Just as we were about to pack away our snow gear, winter came back with a vengeance. Even though Snowmageddon 2017 is imminent, you can still think spring (or, if you’re lucky enough to live on the west coast, you can actually break out your warm weather look now)! Denim cutoff shorts are going to be a big trend this year – you’ll be seeing them everywhere from summer music festivals to the beach. Menswear Instagrammer Justin Davids styled our super versatile AEO Denim Cutoff Short with a laid-back, easy vibe. See Justin’s full look below and let us know what spring trends you’re excited to wear in the comments.

Justin Davids styles the Cutoff Denim Short.

Meet Justin:
“I recently switched coasts, moving from Los Angeles to New York City. My girlfriend and I create daily vlogs chronicling life in The Big Apple. I teamed up with her to also create DIY room decor for teens. One reason I was so drawn to the city was because the fashion here is very adventurous. I’ve been loving the high fashion vibes just as much as the street style. When it comes to my style I’d say that I’m sort of  a chameleon. I change up my look depending where I’m going and what I’m doing.”

Justin Davids styles the Cutoff Denim Short.

What Inspired Justin’s Look:
“These ripped denim shorts are a new spring staple for me because they can be styled a million different ways. Shorts are a tough beast to tame, some are too short or run a bit too tight, but these are comfy, and they hit that sweet spot just above the knee. Heading into spring I tend to reach for styles that are crisp and clean, so I paired these ripped shorts with a classic striped tee for a classic vibe, which fits with my laid back style day to day. Being that it’s still a bit chilly here in the city, I decided to throw on a lightweight neutral colored spring trench for layers done just right.”

Justin Davids styles the Cutoff Denim Short.

Shop the Look: Denim Cutoff Short | Flex Short Sleeve Stripe T-Shirt (Similar) | Garment Dyed Shirt Jacket (Similar)
PF Flyers Rambler Sneaker (Similar) | Metal Round Sunglasses (Similar) | Timex Weekender Chronograph Watch (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling your denim cutoff shorts using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Music Monday: AEO March 2017 Playlist

We have a feeling you’re probably itching for a getaway right about now… the excitement of a new year has worn off, you’re back in the routine and might need a break. Whether you’re hitting the road for a Spring Break getaway or prepping for the first weekend of music festival season, we’ve got a playlist that will be your perfect companion (even if you’re just traveling from your bed to the couch for a little staycation). It’s the season of remixes, so be sure to listen for a few of your favorite popular tracks refreshed by some of the best DJs and producers out there right now. The full song list is below, but be sure to check out the AEO March 2017 Playlist on Spotify & give us a follow so you never miss a new set.

AEO March 2017 Playlist

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AEO March 2017 Playlist

  1. Dangerous – The xx
  2. Burn Break Crash – Madison Mars Remix – Aanysa, Snakehips, Madison Mars
  3. Say a Prayer for Me – RÜFÜS DU SOL
  4. Fever – The Black Keys
  5. Sit Still, Look Pretty – R!OT Remix – Daya
  6. Paris – The Chainsmokers
  7. Alaska – Maggie Rogers 
  8. Living – Dante Klein Remix – Bakermat, Alex Clare, Dante Klein
  9. Heart Won’t Forget – Matoma, Gia
  10. Dark Days – Local Natives
  11. Move Your Body – Single Mix – Sia
  12. Classic (feat. POWERS) – Zephure Remix – The Knocks, Powers, Zephure
  13. Thinking About You – Andreas Moss
  14. Hypnotic – Zella Day
  15. All Caught Up (feat. Tinashe) – GTA, Tinashe
  16. Feels Right – Galloway Remix – Jocelyn Alice, Galloway
  17. Grown Up – No Wyld
  18. Don’t Give Me Up – Gothic Tropic
  19. All the Ways – Branchez Remix – Wet, Branchez
  20. Clearest Blue – Gryffin Remix – CHVRCHES
  21. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack) – ZAYN, Taylor Swift 
  22. It’s Easy (Like Walking) – The Sadies, Kurt Vile
  23. Destruction – Joywave
  24. Brightside – I M Alec Remix – Icona Pop, I M Alec
  25. Invitation (feat. Yade Lauren) – Yellowclaw, Yade Lauren
  26. waves – Tame Impala Remix – Miguel, Tame Impala
  27. Secrets – The Weeknd
  28. Colours (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) – Roosevelt
  29. Glorious – Izzy Bizu
  30. Follow the Leader – Foxygen
  31. Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
  32. Road Blaster – Lauer Remix – M83, Lauer
  33. Your Soul (Holding On) – RHODES, Felix Jaehn
  34. Romeo – Chairlift
  35. Ain’t My Fault – R3hab Remix – Zara Larsson, R3hab
  36. New Bohemia – Transviolet 
  37. I Got You – Cheat Codes Remix – Bebe Rexha, Cheat Codes
  38. Higher Love – Decco Remix – Alex Vargas, Decco
  39. Automatic – ZHU, AlunaGeorge
  40. Romantic – NOTD Remix – Stanaj, NOTD
  41. Hold The Line – Broods
  42. California – Grimes
  43. Unsteady – Fancy Cars Remix – X Ambassadors, Fancy Cars
  44. Pretty and Young – Austin Mahone
  45. Not My Girl – Bahner Remix – Tokyo Police Club, Bahner
  46. As The Romans Do – Theo Katzman 
  47. Be with You – Avid Dancer
  48. Ocean Eyes – Astronomyy Remix – Billie Ellish, Astronomyy
  49. Should’ve Been Me – Naughty Boy, Kyla, Popcaan
  50. Cleopatra – The Lumineers
  51. Final Song – Diplo & Jauz Remix – MØ, Diplo, Jauz
  52. Olympia – Sundara Karma
  53. My Boo – triple j Like A Version – Flume, Vince Staples, Kučka, Ngaiire & Vera Blue
  54. The Commander – Kid Cudi
  55. Bridges – Broods

AEO 2017 March Playlist

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What songs are on your own Spring Break playlist? Let us know in the comments!

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