How To Style The Birdseye Crew Sweater With Ryan Clark

Sweaters are great for a lot of reasons – they’re easy to pop on, versatile and,best of all,  warm. Because sweaters are so versatile, you can easily change them up to suit any style simply by switching out what you pair them with. For months now, we’ve seen sweaters worn with destructed jeans, bomber jackets, sneakers – basically anything and everything grunge-inspired. That’s why we’re excited to share this look featuring our Birdseye Crew Sweater styled by Ryan Clark from @ryanclarkstyles and High Fashion Living. It’s a little more polished with just the right amount of edge (check out the cuffed pants paired with structured boots), and you could definitely wear this anywhere from school to work to a night out with the guys. Add a collared shirt under the sweater for an added layer of prep to balance out the look.

How To Wear The Birdseye Crew Neck Sweater With Ryan Clark

Meet Ryan:
Ryan is the Founder and Creative Director of @HighFashionMen & @HighFashionLiving. He is the blogger behind @ryanstylesnyc and a GQ Fashion Influencer.

“Ryan recently moved to NYC to pursue his passion for fashion. Originally setting out to make his mark on the field of medicine, Ryan left Texas and prospects of medical school behind to further the growth of  High Fashion Men. His unique style and approach to men’s fashion has built a diverse celebrity clientele, an expansive social media following, and  a respected fashion platform in a relative short period of time.”

Shop Ryan’s Look: Birdseye Crew Sweater | Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt (Similar)
Slim Cropped Extreme Flex Chino (Similar) | Leather Plain Toe Boot (Similar)

Show us how you style our Birdseye Crew Sweater with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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Seasonally Inspired #AEOSTYLE: First Day Of Fall Outfit

It’s safe to say that Fall has become one of the most anticipated seasons of the year… and we don’t hate it. Aside from all the hype about pumpkin spice and changing leaves, Fall is a great season to push pause and refresh. It’s a season of change and a time to appreciate everything you have and can do. We’re ready for autumn, and we have the #AEOSTYLE to prove it. Check out our must-do’s for the season and, of course, what we’ll be wearing when Fall arrives on September 22.

WHAT  TO DO THIS SEASON

  • GET OUTSIDE: Make the most of mild temps and go for a hike to check out the Fall foliage.
  • TRY SOMETHING NEW: A food, an activity – anything! There’s never a bad time to take a chance.
  • REVAMP YOUR #AEOSTYLE: Clear out your closet and update your Fall look (hint: our looks below might help!).
  • SET SOME GOALS: Consciously choose to make a positive change this season.

WHAT TO WEAR ON THE FIRST DAY OF FALL

GUYS: Keep your look for the first day of Fall as chill as the weather. Layering is key this season, so mix colors, textures and styles for a cool, casual look. We took muted tones of green and orange and paired them back to one of our favorite colors this Fall, grey. Ground your look with neutrals in your denim & shoes – leather hi-top sneakers are durable and on-trend, perfect for an active outdoor season.

Welcome Autumn with First Day Of Fall #AEOSTYLE

SHOP IT: Military Jacket | Full Zip Hoodie | Find Your Wild Graphic Tee
Extreme Flex Slim Jean | Leather Hi-Top Sneaker | Classic Sunglasses

GIRLS: Laid-back #AEOSTYLE is the goal here, and you can achieve the look with simple layers inspired by the colors of the season. We love the bold color of a red tank, and the floral embroidery in the jacket we paired it with brings some life to this edgy look. Our outerwear of choice for Fall 2016 – the bomber jacket – is on top. Destructed hi-rise jeggings and hi-top shoes finish the outfit.

Welcome Autumn with First Day Of Fall #AEOSTYLE

SHOP IT: Embroidered Bomber Jacket | First Essentials V-Neck Tank (Similar) | Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging
Etched Cuff | Cat Eye SunglassesK-Swiss Classic VN Mid Sneaker

Share your autumn must-do list in the comments & show us what you’re wearing with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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Musically Inspired #AEOSTYLE: 2016 VMAs

It should come as no surprise that one of our favorite award shows is the MTV VMAs. Music is a huge part of American Eagle Outfitters, so we’re constantly looking to music influencers for inspiration and, of course, entertainment. The art of the music video is alive and well, if the hype around the MTV Video Music Awards is any indication – and with buzz-worthy videos like Kanye West’s “Famous” to viral hits like Adele’s “Hello,” there’s a reason for everyone to tune in on Sunday night (not to mention the surprise factor we can always expect from an MTV broadcast!). Below, we’re laying out our most-anticipated moments of the night and sharing some musically inspired #AEOSTYLE.

WHAT YOU’LL BE TWEETING ABOUT ON MONDAY

  • BRITNEY SPEARS: Brit is back. It’s been 9 years since this pop queen has taken the VMA stage, and we know that Britney’s performances are always talked about (good or bad). This year we have high expectations, especially since she’ll be performing her new single “Make Me” alongside G-Eazy.
  • RIHANNA (and Drake?): Rihanna will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at this year’s show and is expected to perform, too. Seeing as Drake is nominated for an award as well (come on, don’t tell us you forgot Hotline Bling already), will the are-they-or-aren’t-they couple collab for a surprise on stage?
  • NO T-SWIFT: Wait, what? A VMAs without Taylor Swift? That’s right, your favorite squad leader isn’t attending this year’s awards… but that’s not to say her name still won’t be swirling! With all the Kanye/Kim/Calvin drama, we can’t help but think that Taylor will still have some sort of presence at the event.
  • VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Five huge names are pitted against each other for this year’s coveted Video of the Year Moon Man: Adele – “Hello”, Drake –  “Hotline Bling”, Beyonce –  “Formation”, Justin Bieber –  “Sorry” and Kanye West –  “Famous”. With talent this big, we can’t wait to see what GIF-worthy drama might happen as the winner takes the stage.

WHAT TO WEAR ON SUNDAY

GUYS: Keep your VMAs style on-trend this year with a bold jacket or bomber and cool leather lace-up sneakers. Add some interest to the look by keeping a monochrome feel thru your t-shirt and jeans. Varying shades and patterns look so fresh and buzz-worthy that you might even convince your friends that you’re “Famous.”

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SHOP IT: Jacket | Stripe Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Slim Jean | Leather Lace-Up Sneaker

GIRLS: Bold fashion is the name of the game at the Video Music Awards. Don’t be afraid to show off statement-making #AEOSTYLE and throw several trendy pieces into your look. We’re loving this black bodysuit/black denim combo, especially when its elevated with a satin patched bomber jacket. Finish your outfit off with a choker (obviously) and black booties for a look that will show them how you get in “Formation.”
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SHOP IT: Patched Bomber Jacket | First Essentials Triangle Top BodysuitSuper Low Rise Jean
Black Round Sunglasses | Velvet Chokers | Cutout Ankle Bootie

Will you be watching the VMAs in #AEOSTYLE? Tweet us your thoughts about the show & show us what you’re wearing with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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How To Style The Suede Jacket With TrendStyled

Outerwear is in. From bombers to popovers, jackets are definitely on our radar. Throwing a jacket to over your #AEOSTYLE is the perfect way to add interest and texture to your look, and our Suede Jacket is a great example of this. Made with one-hundred percent suede and on-trend details like front pockets and soft ribbing, this jacket will elevate a simple tee & jeans. Menswear blogger Saul Carrasco from Trend Styled styled the Suede Jacket & Core Flex Skinny Jean with an urban, worn-in vibe. Check out Saul’s full look below, and if you want to see more of his past #AEOSTYLE give his posts a look here & here.

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Meet Saul: Saul Carrasco is a Texas born transplant now based in Los Angeles and New York City working as a men’s lifestyle blogger. With his blog Trend Styled, Saul captures the lifestyle of the new modern guy by providing daily inspirations from his experience in balancing busy, city life with a relaxed state of mind. via TrendStyled

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

What Inspired Saul’s Look: “I love the weight of this suede jacket. It’s the perfect fall layer that I like to pair down with some essential Flex denim. No matter if I’m heading out on the town or just running some errands, this piece will be layered on all season long.”

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Shop Saul’s Look: Suede Jacket Core Flex Skinny Jean
Seriously Soft Crew T-Shirt (Similar) | Leather Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you style our Suede Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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Lolla25: #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE Guide for Girls & Guys

We’re heading in to the high point of summer, and live music season is still giving you plenty of opportunity to rep your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE wherever you go. We’ll keep you cool at Lollapalooza in the hottest new festival looks featuring hi-rise shorties & knit tanks so you’ll never miss a beat. Check out our Chicago travel guide & Lollapalooza outfits for guys and girls so you can make fun summer memories to savor all year long!

WEAR
GIRLS: 
Right now, we’re all about dark denim. Pair this first essentials strappy top with black denim festival shorties for a look that keeps it simple & makes a statement.  Leather booties will keep you festival-ready, day & night. Throw even more shade by adding the perfect pair of sunglasses.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza.

SHOP IT: First Essentials Cold Shoulder Shirt | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Kaden Bootie
Lapis-Colored Cocktail Ring | Evil Eye Arm Party Bracelets | Spitfire Astro Sunglasses

GUYS: There’s nothing plain about this classic pairing! Throw a cool, printed graphic tee on top of some cut-off denim shorts for a look that lasts. Add a finishing touch while keeping it clean with fresh, white slip-on’s – these sneakers are sure to be a fan favorite.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza. Check out our guys' Lollapalooza outfits.

SHOP IT: Indigo Trend Graphic Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short | Faux Leather Shoe

EAT
The Gage: If you’re looking for a rustic place to refuel with a good meal & a cold drink, The Gage is your place. This Irish restaurant has a long list on tap and is within easy walking distance of Grant Park.

Toni Patisserie & Café: You can’t skip out on the most important meal of the day. Don’t stop exploring, pick up a French-style sweet treat or morning bite to eat on the go.

Giordano’s: What’s better than Chicago deep dish? Nothing. Try the best of the best at Giordano’s to keep you full & festival ready.

Check out Giordano's pizza for a bite to eat in between Lollapalooza sets.

Photo: @giordanospizza

MUSIC
Radiohead:
The beloved & groundbreaking alternative rock band from England has been a crowd favorite since 1985. You won’t want to miss their appearance at Lolla where they’re sure to wow with classics like “Creep” and “Fake Plastic Trees”.

Leon Bridges: The R&B you NEED. The singer & songwriter from Texas got his start in 2015 with the release of song “Coming Home”.  His performance is sure to provide your daily dose of 50’s & 60’s soul, a sound that never goes out of style. We recommend “River” and “Better Man”.

Leon Bridges is sure to be a fan favorite at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.

Photo: @leonbridgesofficial

Silversun Pickups: This Los Angeles bred indie rock band formed combines the influence of The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth for their catchy, dream pop roots. If you’re not familiar with their sound, check them out NOW starting with “Bloody Mary” and “All The Go Inbetweens”.

Don't miss Silversun Pickups at Lolla25.

Photo: @sspu

LCD Soundsystem: If you haven’t yet heard of this unique electronic rock group Led by James Murphy, we need to change that. The group has done nothing but amaze us since they formed in Brooklyn in 2002. Once you’re hooked on their fusion of dance-punk & electronica, you won’t be able to stop listening. Our faves are “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” and “I Can Change”.

Mac Miller: Now, that’s a rap. Pittsburgh born and raised Malcom James McCormick, known to fans as Mac Miller, rose to fame with the release of his debut studio album “Blue Slide Park”. His smooth rhymes will make you wonder how he makes spitting verses seem so effortless. Listen to “100 Grandkids” and “Another Night” to hear the best Mac has to offer.

Mac Miller will take the stage at Lolla25.

Photo: @larryfisherman

What are you most excited to do in Chicago? Which artists will you be checking out at Grant Park? Let us know in the comments below & show us your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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4th of July Fashion: What To Wear This Weekend

For the next few days, we’re living by the motto “grill, chill, shop, repeat.” With a long weekend ahead, we have one thing on our minds: epic fun. Fourth of July weekend is the most hyped weekend of the summer, and we can’t wait to see where you take your #AEOSTYLE! Whether your July 4 activities include hitting the water for tubing or boating or just kicking back with friends at home, #AEOSTYLE will carry you through in good fashion. Our best tip for picking out your Independence Day clothing is to go for an understated Americana feel. Even with just a hint of red, white & blue spirit, you can show off your USA pride and look good while you’re at it.

GIRLS: If there were ever a time to rock the latest neck-tie bandana trend, this weekend is it. A bold red bandana has a classic American vibe. Update this tried-and-true style staple by pairing it back to a bleached, light blue tee & hi-rise shorties in a bright wash. Wide-strapped espadrille flats give the look a trend-right finish.

What to wear this Independence Day: Show off your Americana #AEOSTYLE.

Shop The Look: Soft & Sexy Tomgirl Shirt | Denim X Hi-Rise ShortiePlatform Espadrille Slide Sandal | Red + White Bandana

GUYS: Show off your American spirit in true #AEOSTYLE. Try a different 4th of July approach this year, and give your typical graphic tee some edge. Pair your flag t-shirt with destructed, black denim cutoff shorts for a simpler, cooler feel than your typical July 4 look. Add some bright white sneaks and head out to that holiday BBQ.

Show off your 4th of July #AEOSTYLE with just a hint of Americana pride but all of the holiday spirit.

Shop The Look: USA Flag Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Denim Cutoff ShortFaux Leather Shoe

How are you spending your Independence Day? Tell us in the comments below, and show us your USA #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram.

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