7 things we love…

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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!

WHAT WE’RE WEARING: OUR NEW VINTAGE DENIM COLLECTION
Here’s the thing. We really, really, REALLY love jeans. And we’re always coming up with ways to put new twists on all your favorite staples. To that end, we just introduced our new Vintage Denim Collection, which is crafted from our very best fabrics for superior quality and durability. With details like destruction, tinting, sanding and nicking, these jeans are made to look and feel like the favorite pair you’ve had for years. Find Vintage now in some of your favorite fits, from Jegging for girls to Slim Straight for guys.

WHAT WE’RE EATING: BLUEBERRY SALTED CARAMEL POPSICLES
There really isn’t a better way to feel refreshed and happy in the heat of summer than with a popsicle, #amiright? We’re loving this take on the hot day treat from The Healthy Maven, which takes antioxidant-rich (and always delicious) blueberries and pairs them with a gluten-free recipe for homemade popsicles. (The caramel? It’s actually made out of dates!)

WHAT WE’RE READING: SINNER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER
This is the latest book in Stiefvater’s The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and just like all the rest, WE. ARE. HOOKED. This series focuses on a pack of werewolves who are human in the summertime and turn into wolves in the wintertime. (It’s WAY better than Twilight, we promise.) Sinner centers in on former rockstar Cole and his girlfriend Isabel (and it’s completely and totally addictive). Read the whole series. You won’t be disappointed. (Oh, and you might want your boyfriend to turn into a werewolf.)

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: STEP UP ALL IN
The newest movie to hit the Step Up franchise promises to be bigger and better than ever before. More tricks, more dancing, more of the faces from the previous movies that you’ve come to know and love (plus some So You Think You Can Dance favorites/alumni/obsessions like Twitch and Cyrus). Bring on the poppin’ and lockin’.

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: SIA’S CHANDELIER MUSIC VIDEO
Okay, we have to admit, this was a tough one. We’ve had both this music video and Pharrell’s Come Get It Bae playing on repeat in the office (and our homes) for the past week and a half. But Sia’s got the edge thanks to the fact that she used 11-year-old dancer/wunderkind/all around awesome Maddie Ziegler (yes, one of the girls from Dance Moms) as the star. (The song is pretty awesome, too.) We can’t get enough of Ziegler’s creepy/cool dance moves in this haunting video.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: MESS IS MINE BY VANCE JOY
Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy (AKA James Keogh) has officially stolen our music-loving hearts with this song from his latest album, “Dream Your Life Away.” Joy combines folk with pop to create a unique sound that we find ourselves listening to over and over (and over) again.

WHERE WE’RE GOING: MIAMI
From the art-covered Wynwood Walls (where we shot our spring break campaign) to the ridiculously gorgeous sandy beaches and nothing-like-it-anywhere-else nightlife, Miami’s got plenty for you to do and see. Go surfing in South Beach, get a little nature happy at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, hit the clubs… just make sure you come back with a tan.

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Relaxed Straight

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

We asked menswear blogger Anthony from Closet Freaks to style our Relaxed Straight Jean. It’s our most comfortable jean, now better than ever.

What inspired Anthony’s Look:
Lately I’ve been a fan of baggier jeans for the extra comfort they provide due to extra room in the legs. They kind of have a sporty-street wear feel to them, so I decided to play up the athletic theme with a varsity jacket, a 3/4 sleeve baseball t-shirt, and some running sneakers. I chose the bright orange varsity jacket as my statement piece and kept the shirt and shoes subdued in darker hues for balance. With the jeans, I chose to pinch-roll them at the bottom for a nice tight fit at the ankle. This is a fun styling trick I picked up when wearing looser fitting jeans so you can achieve that slouchy look without getting those frayed hems that come from stepping on your pants. Overall, I’d say this outfit makes a great weekend look for fall or even for the first week of school.

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Meet Anthony:
Anthony lives and works in New York City as a structural engineer by day and a blogger by night. Much like his seemingly separate jobs, his style is a cool contrast of bold & trendy with subtle & classic.

Get Anthony’s Look:
Relaxed Boot Jean
Pocket Baseball T-Shirt
Tipped Varsity Jacket
New Balance Ballistic 501 Sneaker

Show us how you wear our Original Boot fit with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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It’s In The Bag: Men’s and Women’s Totes, Backpacks and more

School is only a few short weeks away so what better time to start thinking about how to carry your books to class than now? Check out our favorite men’s and women’s backpacks and totes to help compliment any back to school #AEOStyle. Trust us, if fashion were a class, you’d score an A+ with these awesome accessories.

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Shop the look:
Canvas Buckled Backpack in True Black
Canvas Duffel Bag
Canvas Messenger Bag
Canvas Buckled Backpack in Peacoat Navy
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Shop the look:
Fjallraven Totepack No. 1
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack in Military Green
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack in Pink

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Hi-Rise Jegging

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

Christina from Oh So Glam took on our Hi-Rise Jegging. We took our sexiest, skinniest fit to the next level with a higher rise waist. It looks like a jean and feels like a legging.

What inspired Christina’s look:
The distressed denim trend is one of my all-time favorite trends, but I love that these jeggings are fitted. It brings a chicness to the outfit.  I paired them with this everyday henley and my new favorite trend, the plaid shirt tied around the waist… 90’s grunge at its finest!

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Meet Christina:
Christina is a style and beauty blogger based out of Connecticut.

Get Christina’s look:
Hi-Rise Jegging
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Shimmer Trim Henley Tank
Star & Moon Ring Set
BC Away We Go Peep Toe Bootie
Embellished Black and White Bracelet Trio

Show us how you wear our Hi-Rise Jegging with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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Now Trending for Men and Women: New Prep

Season after season, American Eagle Outfitters revamps its #AEOStyle. This season we’re bringing you a new combination of New England prep with modern edge. This trend focuses on classic pieces with a dash of unexpected twist to deliver a look that’s not only definitive, it’s cutting-edge too. Check out the trend videos below and shop the looks for both men’s and women’s:

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Shop the look:
Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt
Tipped Varsity Jacket (shop similar) 
Herringbone Paneled Cap
Slim Straight Khaki
Canvas Sneaker

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Shop the look:
Surplus Button Down Shirt
Cutout Buckle Bootie
Jegging Crop
Perforated Tote Bag

Would you wear the New Prep trend? Tell us in the comments below!

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#AEOStyle: Leggings For Days

Great for comfort and style, dressing up or dressing down, the Legging is the perfect bottom to add into your #AEOStyle season after season. No matter what your style personality is, we’ve got the color and pattern that works best with your getup. Check out some of our favorite prints and patterns below and get a leg up on your #AEOStyle.

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Shop the look:
Floral Legging
Vivid Printed Legging
Side Zip Legging
Faux Leather Tuxedo Stripe Legging
Floral Printed Legging
Printed Legging

Style Tips:
If you prefer a Solid, Faux Leather Tuxedo Stripe or Size Zip Leggings: Pair them back to a Button Down or an Open Stitched Jegging Sweater for edgy style that’s not only comfortable, its cool.

If you prefer Floral or Vivid Leggings: Don’t overdo it with pattern. Keep your top solid to draw the eyes towards you rather than away. We suggest a classic Real Soft Favorite V-Neck T-Shirt and a cardigan.

Remember:
One of the best things about leggings is that they’re the perfect transition piece. No matter what season you’re in, you can rock them all year long.

Mark Your Calendar:
Stay tuned for more prints and patterns… coming soon!

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