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.

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@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.  

 


 

Want to show off your spring looks on our site, social media or blog? Share your favorite spring 2019 outfits on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME @americaneagle and you could be featured!

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STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

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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.

 

 

 

Say hi to our newest fit: Curvy Jegging

Introducing Curvy jeans!

Say hello to the newest addition to our lineup of women’s jeans – the Curvy jegging! Curvy jeggings are made with more room through the hip and thigh to give girls with curves of all kinds the best fit possible.

4 Reasons to love the Curvy Jegging

GIF of curvy AE models in the new curvy jegging1. You’ll get that form-fitting, slimming jegging look you love, but with a little more space in the thigh and hip areas for a comfortable, flattering fit all day.

 

2. With Curvy jeans, you can say goodbye to waistband gapping (when your jeans fit at the hips and thigh but are too roomy at the waist). A slightly narrower waist means you don’t have to adjust and tug at your jeans throughout the day – they’ll just FIT.

 

3. You can ALSO say goodbye to sizing up. Pick your true AE jeans size and if you’re between size, you’ll probably want to size down.

 

4. We won’t sugarcoat it… Curvy jeans make your butt look good! Since the fit is designed to accommodate curves, it accentuates your behind for a look you’ll love and feel good about every time.

 

We’re introducing Curvy to our denim lineup with three fits:

the high-waisted jegging, super high-waisted jegging and highest waist jegging. Try them with free shipping and returns for a limited time!

 

Curvy AE models in the high-waisted jegging, super high-waisted jegging and highest waist jegging.

Quick note on sizing:

If you’re not sure what size would be best, check out our women’s bottoms size chart for all the deets needed to find your best fit. Since we carry Curvy jeggings in a range of sizes, you can always have the size and length that’s right for you. See the sizing breakdown below:

Short, Regular & Long in sizes 00-20
Extra Short in 00-14
Extra Long in sizes 0-14

Share how you wear your Curvy jeggings on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media or blog!

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FALL IN LOVE WITH LOVE

This Valentine’s Day, get inspired by love. 

Let it heal you, let it challenge you, let it change your perspective. Maybe it’s romantic, maybe it’s platonic, or maybe it’s just about loving who you are and not needing anyone or anything else. Whatever kind of love you’re celebrating, let today be your chance to take a moment and really focus on what it means to you and how it shapes the world around you.

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What does love mean to you? Save or screenshot these questions, then share your answers with your loved ones on social.
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CELEBRATE THE TRUE YOU

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Diversity has never been more important than it is now.

It’s time to celebrate the differences that make us unique.

True You Sizing is all about honoring your real shape and size.

It’s about giving you a fit that feels like YOU,

rather than making you feel like you need to fit in.

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Forget too short, too tall, too thick, too thin, too curvy.

It’s too much!

True You Sizing means getting rid of all the “too” talk

and wearing clothes that fit you just as you are.

Because how you are is pretty damn awesome.

True You Sizing is here to help you embrace

the differences that make you… you.

More sizes than ever, in more styles than ever.

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Don’t change the way you look.

Change the way you see yourself.