#AEOSTYLE Editors Love: Summer Fashion

Who better to get fashion advice from than the editors behind highly regarded fashion magazines, right?!  We are always all eyes (and ears) when they share what they consider to be their closet must-haves for each season.  Savvy fashion editors from Seventeen, GlamourStyle Bistro and Refinery29 have been adding some of their favorite American Eagle Outfitters pieces to their summer collections. Check out some of their top ‘can’t go wrong with’ choices below.

Glamour featured our Boy Jean Crop as one of their “5 New Ways to Wear Denim This Summer“.

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Check out our Boy Jean Crop on Glamour.com.

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Need to replace your summer wardrobe on the cheap? Refinery29 suggests adding our Boyfriend Bermuda Short to the mix.

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Our Boyfriend Bermuda Short is a great option for your summer wardrobe.

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Boyfriend Bermuda Short

Want an outfit to match your beach read? Two Refinery29 editors chose their must-reads this summer: The Stench of Honolulu and Wild, with AEO pieces to complete the look.

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Use our Khaki Bermuda to get a look straight from The Stench of Honolulu.

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Our Flag Backpack is ready to take on the Wild.

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Flag Backpack

Memorial Day may have passed, but you can still use Seventeen’s “5 Memorial Day Looks for Every Vibe” for outfit inspiration this summer. Our Hi-Rise Festival Shortie is essential to the boho look.

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Our Hi-Rise Festival Shortie as seen on Seventeen.com

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Printed shorts are hot for summer. Style Bistro featured our Rolled Midi Short.

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The essential printed short for summer: our Rolled Midi Short.

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Rolled Midi Short

We want to see what you’re wearing this summer from AEO. Use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or on our blog!

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7 Things We Love…

Welcome to this week’s edition of 7 Things We Love! Get inspired by all the things inspiring US right now, from what we’re reading and eating to what we’re wearing and listening to. Let us know what you think about our picks in the comments—and give us yours, too!

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WHAT WE’RE WEARING: THE AE SOFT ROMPER 
Need something amazing to wear to all those graduation parties you’ve been invited to? This romper is designed in soft, lightweight jersey to keep you cool while the parties heat up. We’re loving the tied back straps, the slouchy fit and the can’t help but be noticed bright pink hue.

WHAT WE’RE EATING/DRINKING: ICED COFFEE
There really is just nothing better than a cold, refreshing drink in the middle of a heat wave. Now that summer is (almost) (finally?) here, we can’t get enough of iced coffee. Whether you like it black or with cream and sugar, it’s got the perfect amount of caffeine to give you that needed boost when you feel like you’re starting to drag. (Plus, we love taking afternoon walks to Big Dog, a coffee shop near our South Side campus.)

WHAT WE’RE READING: RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA BY KIMBERLY MCCREIGHT
There’s a mystery surrounding the death of Brooklyn teen Amelia, and her mother is determined to get to the bottom of it. Multiple plot twists, gasp out loud surprises and intertwining characters make this a highly entertaining and seriously obsessive read. We even started an office book club just so we could read this one!

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: LABYRINTH
We can’t wait for this two-part miniseries, airing on May 22-23 on The CW. Not only does it star the gorgeous Jessica Findlay (who played Sybil on Downton Abbey), but this story that shifts back and forth between medieval and modern-day France features Tom Felton (AKA Draco Malfoy) and Sebastian Stan (AKA the Winter Soldier). We can’t wait to travel in time with these three.

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: BOOTIE MASHUP
Want to listen to some awesome bootleg mashups? Head to this site, run by A Plus D, which promises to “provide the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation.” Find mashups of everything from “Turn Down For What” and “#Selfie” to “Timber” and the can’t help but dance to it “Happy” by Pharrell.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: “RED EYES” BY THE WAR ON DRUGS
These four guys from Philly have been rocking since their debut studio album, Wagonwheel Blues, in 2008. Off their third studio album, Lost In The Dream, “Red Eyes” is the perfect road trip song—it has just enough energy to keep you going but with a relaxed, laidback vibe.

WHERE WE’RE GOING: MUIR WOODS
Did you know today is Love A Tree Day? And there’s really just no better place to do that than the Muir Woods. It’s filled with redwood and sequoia trees with ancestors that date back millions of years—and the sight of these massive trees is, in a word, magical. After you get your fill of nature, be sure to take a drive down the coastal highway for some truly breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Get the Look: Street Style

Well in case you haven’t noticed the sporty trend flooding your news feeds, magazines, fashion blogs and city streets lately, we’re here to confirm (or inform you) that it is one of the biggest trends for spring and summer this year. The look is effortlessly cool and can be attained by grabbing your old-school athletic wear from gym class… 5th period style.  You know, your loose fit cotton shorts, sneakers and annoyingly large graphic t-shirts that are now finally cool (grrr)?!  Top off your look with a ball cap and you are game on #AEOStyle ready.

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A few key pieces mixed in with your modern wear is all it takes! Pair a pop culture-inspired T-shirt with destroyed denim.

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Brunch Destroyer Graphic T-Shirt
Boyfit Bermuda Short
Birkenstock Sandal
Knit Beanie

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This relaxed yet cool look will sure to be a traffic stopper!

Shop the look:
NYC Subway Graphic Tank
Acid Washed Plaid Shirt
Jogger Sweatpant
New Balance 711 Sneaker

Editor’s Note: Hit the gym after work or school, hey, why not, you’re already dressed for it! Game on!

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Boyfriend Shirt

As a brand that encourages and appreciates individual style, each week we love the anticipation of waiting to see how notable fashion bloggers will choose to style an AEO piece in our #AEOStyle challenge. This week’s challenge… the Boyfriend shirt, and per usual, we were not disappointed with the results. Three fashionistas and three completely different looks were outfitted to express the originality of Lauren, Megan and Johnnalynn. Read on to learn why they chose to style the boyfriend shirt the way they did and be inspired to create distinctive looks of your own!

Meet Lauren:
Lauren Price is the Editor & Creator of the Atlanta based Fashion & Lifestyle blog, Fashionably Lo. Fashionably Lo is the go-to resource for women seeking the latest trends at an affordable and budget-friendly price-point. Through a variety of fashion, beauty, recipe and decor posts, Lauren combines affordable and quality life & style tips that are sure to encourage and inspire the fashionably broke, chic and stylish.

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What inspired Lauren’s look:
My summer uniform almost always consists of boyfriend jeans, a strappy heel and some sort of easy, relaxed top. This pastel blue Relaxed Dolman Girlfriend Shirt is the perfect summer staple and the latest addition to my go-to summer look. To dress up the more laid-back vibe, I decided to throw on a crisp white blazer and my favorite bejeweled statement necklace, finishing off the look with a summer-ready pastel lip.

Follow Fashionably Lo:
Instagram: @Fashionably_Lo
Twitter: @Fashionably_Lo
Facebook: Facebook.com/FashionablyLo
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/FashionablyLo

Meet Megan:
Megan Elliott is the writer and stylist behind the life & style blog, Lush to Blush. When she’s not working on one of her various creative projects you’ll find her relaxing with friends, shopping, or taking a trip to somewhere new – always with iced coffee in hand. From personal style, her favorite things, and beauty tutorials to weekly giveaways, recipes and DIYs, you’re sure to find something that inspires you.

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What inspired Megan’s look:
I styled this pretty blue top with some casual linen pants and a summer hat for an easy breezy look. The light colors are perfect for spring while the sleeves and pants still keep me fully covered on those windy spring days. I topped it off with a hat to shield the sun and spent the day outdoors enjoying my favorite season of the year.

Follow Lush to Blush:
Twitter: @LushtoBlush
Instagram: @lushtoblush
Facebook: facebook.com/LushToBlush

Meet Johnnalynn:
StushiGal Style is a fashion, lifestyle and travel blog dedicated to the Savvy Shopping Fashionista. Through a variety of personal style, beauty, décor and travel posts, the Atlanta based blog aims to show readers how to look fabulous and travel reasonably regardless of what’s in your wallet.

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What inspired Johnnalynn’s look:
Although I enjoy wearing a variety of different clothing trends, I’m a true bohemian at heart. With festival season now in full swing, I saw the Relaxed Dolman Girlfriend Shirt as the perfect opportunity to style an easy, chic and modern bohemian look. I love how soft and slouchy this shirt is so I thought the relaxed look of the shirt would be a great match with a fitted maxi skirt. My gladiators added a fabulous peak-a-boo for the two slits going up either side of the maxi skirt, and what better accessory to top off a bohemian look than a beautiful flower crown?

Follow StushiGal Style:
Twitter: @FaconConnect
Instagram: @stushigalstyle
Facebook: facebook.com/stushigalstyleblog
Pinterest: @stushigalstyle

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Relaxed Dolman Girlfriend Shirt

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20 reasons why you should be wearing the 90’s style trend

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7 Things We Love…

Here at AEO, we’re inspired by so many different things. Food, travel, music, movies… you name it, the sky’s the limit! We’re starting a new series on the blog where you can see all of our inspirations—and maybe get a little inspired yourself. Here’s the first installment of what we can’t live without.

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WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: KEEP YOU BY WILD BELLE
We’re digging this song from Wild Belle’s debut album, Isles. Chicago natives (and siblings!) Elliot and Natalie Bergman have created the perfect mix of indie rock and funk. This track’s addictive sound will definitely have you playing it again and again and again and… well, you get the point.

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: TRAKTOR DJ
Have big dreams of being a DJ? Well, it’s now easier than ever (and totally at your fingertips) with this awesome app. Choose from eight different effects like Beatmasher, Filter and Flanger to cut up and rearrange beats, create quick cuts and more. Plus, you can use it on your iPad or iPhone!

WHERE WE’RE GOING: DENVER
Looking for a place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Denver boasts one of the largest celebrations in the US. The two-day festival includes live music and all the authentic Mexican cuisine you can handle. Work off all the tacos by taking advantage of the city’s hiking trails and mountain terrain.

WHAT WE’RE READING: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY JOHN GREEN
It’s only one of the most popular YA books to come out in the past five years. This story about two teenage cancer patients who find each other and fall in love is a tearjerker, for sure… but it’s also full of hope and the appreciation of living life to the fullest. Not to mention the movie, which stars Divergent’s Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, is only one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year (it comes out on June 6).

WHAT WE’RE EATING: SMOOTHIE BOWLS
The weather’s heating up (finally) (we think?) and that has us craving colder foods. Smoothie bowls are the cousin of acai bowls, which are a Brazilian treat made from frozen acai pulp blended with other frozen fruit and topped with fresh sliced fruit, granola and honey. But since acai is a little hard to find, try a smoothie bowl—all you need is spinach, avocado, and whatever frozen fruit you have in the freezer! Mmm, mmm good.

WHAT WE’RE WEARING: AE SOFT FLORAL JUMPSUIT
The oversized floral print. The mismatched pockets. The bold black and white. The silhouette. Everything about this jumpsuit just screams “I’m right on trend for spring!” It’s really just a bonus that it’s incredibly comfy, too.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: MEAN GIRLS ON NETFLIX
This movie totally made fetch happen. We kind of can’t believe it’s 10 years old already. This classic just never goes out of style. Thanks to Netflix, we’re watching the antics of the Plastics over and over again and quoting all the memorable lines nonstop. A few of our favorites: “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” “That’s why her hair is so big. It’s full of secrets.” “Whatever. I’m getting cheese fries.” “You go, Glenn Coco!”

 

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