AEO + IT GETS BETTER

INTRODUCING AEO + IT GETS BETTER

Over the last seven years, the It Gets Better Project has successfully leveraged the influential power of media to uplift and empower LGBTQ youth around the world. From an unprecedented social media campaign to a best-selling book to award-winning television programming, we are always seeking new ways to get our message of hope into the hearts and minds of those who need it most.

American Eagle outfitters Pride It Gets Better

We have witnessed tremendous progress on a global scale toward greater acceptance for LGBTQ people. Yet, today, our youth are bombarded with threats to their civil liberties and, in some cases, their lives, because the communities they call home refuse to accept them. Our partnership with American Eagle Outfitters for the #WeAllCan campaign is the perfect collaboration to ensure that LGBTQ youth know they have the potential to achieve great things and to make a tangible and positive difference in the world. And, it provides an opportunity for those who love the American Eagle Outfitters brand to wear their support of a more inclusive world!

American Eagle outfitters Pride It Gets Better

The social narrative is always changing. We know how to change that narrative, and the support of forward-thinking organizations, like American Eagle Outfitters, makes that change possible. Together, we will amplify our message of hope until every single person on this planet understands the intrinsic value we all possess as human beings. We owe it to our youth, we owe it to ourselves, and we owe it to the future of our society. Life can and will get better for LGBTQ youth — and for everyone else — when we start celebrating our differences and adopt a #WeAllCan attitude.

American Eagle outfitters Pride It Gets Better

AEO is donating 100% of sales from our 2017 Pride Collection to It Gets Better. Because together, #WeAllCan make the world a brighter, better, more inclusive place for everyone!

Shop the Pride collection HERE.

American Eagle outfitters Pride It Gets Better

We want to know what Pride means to YOU. Share your story with #WeAllCan and you could be featured on our Pride Parade Float or Times Square billboard!

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3 SUMMER STAPLES, ENDLESS BEACH VIBES

Molly Hogan (@trendychickadee) is a sun-chasing, sandy-beach-loving boho babe. Based in LA, her blog is dedicated to bringing followers all the latest info on her favorite up-and-coming brands, emerging trends, travel diaries and more.

Molly’s relaxed, beachy vibe reminds us of what we love most about summer: effortless, sunny style during the warmest days of the year. We asked her to show us her take on 3 summer staples – tanks, shorts and Aerie swim!

White Denim Shorts Aerie Swim Trendy Chickadee

White Denim Shorts Aerie Swim Trendy ChickadeeMolly took her first look to the sunny Golf Coast of Florida. First order of business? Pool time, obviously. Molly rocked Aerie’s swimsuit of the summer, the One Piece Super Scoop, and topped it off with a straw fedora.

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Next up, Molly took her bike for a quick spin around town in classic white denim shorts and a flirty, strapless ruffled top. Does anything feel more boardwalk-ready than pale, nautical stripes? (We think not!)

 

White Denim Shorts Aerie Swim Trendy Chickadee

“My favorite summer wardrobe staple is a pair of white denim shorts, and AEO has the best of the best! I paired them with a breezy tube top for a beach bike ride, and then a chambray crop later in the day for an early dinner.”

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Shop The Looks: Hi-Rise Shortie | Ruffle Tube Top | Chambray Crop Cami | Aerie Super Scoop One Piece | Trimmed Fedora Hat

Show us how you’re styling YOUR favorite summer staples using #WeAllCan on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Styling The Cutout Floral Dress with Amanda Oleri

Growing up just outside of NYC, Amanda Oleri (@eastcoastfox) was introduced at a young age to the culture, fashion and pace of the city –  an energy that still influences her unique style (an effortless mix of trendy, modern and bohemian) today.

These days, you’ll most often find the founder of lifestyle destination East Coast Fox exploring her Brooklyn neighborhood, jet-setting to her next spontaneous escape destination, or updating the blog with her latest style tips and adventures.

We asked Amanda to style this ultra-feminine floral dress (with some eye-catching cutouts), and she gave it her signature NYC spin by pairing it with these bright-white high tops – because, as she puts it, “you can’t walk the city in heels!” The combo of flirty florals and sporty sneakers makes for an effortless, throw-on-and-go look.

Check out Amanda’s full look below…

East Coast Fox styles the keyhole cutout floral dress

East Coast Fox styles the keyhole cutout floral dress

Amanda on the inspiration behind her look:
“A cute floral dress is all you need ATM. Lucky for you, I’ve got one right here. And don’t be silly, it’s not your average floral dress – this baby is a head-turner. Between the sweet little cutouts on the side and the keyhole in the front, it’s the perfect blend of flirty and cute.”

Shop the Look: AEO Keyhole Fit & Flare Dress | K-Swiss Classic VN Mid Sneaker

Show us how you’re styling cutout dresses using #WeAllCan on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Make it your own: styling the Flat-Front Short with Sarunyu Nadee

Meet Sarunyu Nadee. An LA-based content creator, Sarunyu shares his cool Cali lifestyle on his Instagram, @godofcloudz, which features everything from his love of coffee to the sleek design and architecture that inspire him — all with a modern, minimalist aesthetic.

Sarunyu is a strong believer in the power of positive energy in making goals achievable and amazing feats possible. That vibe definitely resonates on his Instagram feed. And what’s NOT to love about that?

Check out Sarunyu’s look below…

@godofcloudz styling the flat front short

@godofcloudz styling the flat front short

What inspired Sarunyu’s look:

Sarunyu uses a ton of black, white and grey as the base for his modern, laid-back wadrobe, making it easy to mix, match and add in color and prints as he goes.

For this look, Sarunyu styled our Extreme Flex Flat Front Short in black (the 9″ inseam hits just above the knee) with a simple white graphic tee, a black denim jacket with distressed details, and a fresh pair of bright-white sneaks. We’re digging the combination of modern-monochrome and lived-in destruction — gives the whole look an athleisure-meets-streetwear tone.

@godofcloudz styling the flat front short

@godofcloudz styling the flat front short

SHOP THE LOOK: Extreme Flex 9″ Flat Front Short | Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt |Reebok Classic Leather Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling YOUR AEO shorts using #WeAllCan on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

THE VINTAGE HI-RISE FESTIVAL: LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTION

Blink and you’ll miss ’em. (Like, for real.)

Our (extremely) limited-edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival collection just landed and it. is. so. GOOD. Designed by artists, this exclusive trio was inspired by the music, art and pop culture of three iconic decades – the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Each design is limited to just 500 hand-numbered pairs.

And when they’re gone… they’re GONE.

Luckily, we’ve got all the deets on what makes each pair totally unique, the inspiration behind their one-of-a-kind designs AND we even scored some tips from our stylist.

Read on for all the details and check out the entire Limited-Edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival collection here.

Ltd. Edition ‘70s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Picture it… it’s 1977. You’re road-tripping across the country in a tightly packed car, singing along to the radio (yes, the radio – it’s the ’70s, guys) with your friends… And of course you’re wearing your lucky shorts – embellished with the paint splatters, studs, lived-in destruction and colorful patches you’ve collected along your journey.

Ltd. Edition ‘80s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Next stop: we’re time-traveling to the ’80s. A nod to early 1980s NYC street culture, this eye-catching design features a bright-white wash illustrated with vivid graffiti-inspired details and spray-paint-like splashes of color.

Ltd. Edition ‘90s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Last but not least, our ’90s edition was inspired by early-1990s punk rock and is decked out with metallic-silver embroidery, doodled artwork (butterflies, stars, spaceships, flames – you name it) and statement-making patches.

STYLED 2 WAYS: FEATURING THE ’70s VINTAGE HI-RISE FESTIVAL

Love ’em, but not quite sure how to wear ’em? Never fear! Our lead stylist put together two easy-to-replicate outfits that highlight this free-spirited pair’s best features. Check out her tips and shop each look with the links below!

LOOK 1: WEEKEND WANDERLUST

Let those studs, patches and paint splatters do the talking by keeping the rest of the look simple. A classic striped tank (the cropped silhouette won’t cover any of the short’s awesome details), distressed denim jacket and leather ankle booties make for a go-anywhere, do-anything look that blends retro vibes and modern appeal. Add your favorite sunnies and BOOM.

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Ribbed Lace-Up Tank |AEO Round Sunglasses| AEO Fray Hem Denim Jacket |Bed Stu Rove Bootie| Product |

LOOK 2: FESTIVAL FEELS

We love this unexpected combo of rock-and-roll edge and soft, neutral notes. Play with textures and prints by mixing crochet, metallics, knits, camo… The options are endless! And thanks to this look’s easy layers and comfy-cute sneakers, you’ll be cool and comfortable from day to night.

SHOP THE LOOK: Product | AEO Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses | AEO Stay Lovely Camouflage JacketAEO Open Stitch Hi-Neck Tank |Brooks Vanguard Heritage Sneaker |

Which Limited-Edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival short are you loving? Tell us in the comments below, and show us how you wear YOURS with #WeAllCan.

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Class of 2017: Graduation Style

Graduation season is here! Whether you’re wrapping up high school, college or grad school, you are a ROCKSTAR — and your accomplishments should be celebrated in style. Graduation weekend is all about YOU and the amazing things ahead for your education and career. Dress the part with looks that will take you from the ceremony stage to all of the festivities that follow.

Show us YOUR graduation style with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured on social media or in our style gallery!

FOR HER: EFFORTLESS & BOLD
Go for an breezy, retro-inspired look with bright, tropical florals on white, like this eye-catching kimono-inspired maxi romper. With its romper-meets-maxi silhouette, it’s the perfect balance of classic and playful — and it will transition from day to night effortlessly. Make a statement in strappy block heels and finish the look with layered jewelry!

Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Kimono Maxi Romper | AEO Metal Round Sunglasses |
AEO Lace Up Block Heel | AEO Rose Quartz Flower Cuff

FOR HIM: COOL & LAID-BACK
Keep it classic in a striped button-down shirt (long sleeves for the ceremony!) and slim white jeans. A braided leather belt and matching boots add some dimension and pull everything together for a look that’ll make a good impression for (literally) any occasion.
Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Stripe Oxford Shirt | AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Jean | Bass Proctor Leather Buc
AEO Tortoise Retro Sunglasses | AEO Braided Leather Belt |

What are your post-graduation plans? Share your goals, dreams, aspirations and, most importantly, photos with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured!

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