AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

Laguna Beach is absolutely one of my favorite places in Southern California. From its beautiful crystal clear beaches to its abundant art and music scene, it is definitely a locale to put on your travel list. Lauren, MK and I went on a day trip to explore the town, its beautiful scenery and all the culture it has to offer.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

We started with a short hike to Table Rock, a beach with a beautiful little cove. The weather was amazing and we explored the area and had some fun before we headed to The Montage Resort. Just below the resort was another beach cove and we took the opportunity to snap some photos before we grabbed lunch at La Sirena.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

Next up was a fun little flower shop named Browne’s Flowers. One of the best things about California is the abundance of fresh flowers and flower shops. After snagging a few bouquets we headed down the road to Main Beach. With amazing views including a Gazebo perched on top of one of the many sea cliffs it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular beaches in Laguna.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

We rinsed the sand off our feet and were off to our third beach of the day, Crescent Bay. This is one of my favorite areas in Laguna. Perched up on the cliffs we took in the majestic views of turquoise colored water, white beach sand, and countless tall palm trees making it one of the most amazing photo spots.
AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

We drove along the coastline to Newport Coast for ice cream at B.Candy. With its bright and vibrant exterior you can’t miss it! With ice cream cones in hand, we continued along the coast and had to stop when we saw a gorgeous bright orange old school VW bus. We chatted up the owner as he talked about the hard work he had put into restoring it. Talk about the ultimate road trip vehicle!

Our day was coming to a close but we couldn’t leave Laguna without having dinner at Brussels Bistro.

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Laguna Beach may seem like just another beach town but it is one of my favorite places to visit. Have you ever been to Laguna? If so, tell me some of your favorite spots in the comments! Or, share your favorite beach destination for a perfect getaway adventure below!

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#AEOSTYLE Fashion Roundup: Summer Style

We’ve got one thing on our mind: Summer #AEOSTYLE. We’re psyched to pull our shorts, tanks and tees out of hiding and show them a little love! Plus, our newest collection is full of updated cardigans, denim and accessories that are just begging to get their time in the sun.

We were wowed by your #AEOSTYLE this week, and loved the cool summer touches you added like fringe bags, sunglasses and wide-brim hats. Some of our favorite looks were easygoing & breezy –  think flowy tops, graphic shirts and denim shorts – proving that showing off great style doesn’t take a lot of work. Every photo was giving us #oufitenvy! Keep scrolling to see all of the best #AEOSTYLE fashion looks & get some major inspiration.

LOOK 1:
@emilyrosehannon looks dreamy in our kimono cardigan sweater.

@emilyrosehannon takes #AEOSTYLE fashion into a new season.

Shop The Look: Textured Kimono Cardigan | Silver Crystal Dash Watch (Similar)

LOOK 2:
@n_angell94 is ready for any adventure in our Active Flex jogger pants. Pair the joggers with a sweatshirt to stay comfortable.

LOOK 3: 
We love this festival-ready style by @_whiteafterlaborday. Off-the-shoulder shirts are on-trend & a bold pattern is attention-grabbing.

LOOK 4:
@the_brookedavis puts a smile on our faces in this festival-inspired look. Pattern & color mixing work well with white denim shorts!

@the_brookedavis takes #AEOSTYLE fashion into a new season.

Shop The Look: Soft & Sexy Lace-Up T-Shirt (Similar) | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Panama Hat (Similar) | Embossed Belt (Similar)

LOOK 5:
@misstarabelle adds excitement to a basic muscle tee with destructed denim and a fringe bag.

@misstarabelle takes #AEOSTYLE fashion into a new season.

Shop The Look: Jegging (Similar) | Don’t Ask Why Muscle Tank (Similar) | Crochet + Bead Crossbody Bag (Similar)

LOOK 6:
You can achieve a carefree boho look like @krystintysire in a lace bell sleeve top and colored hi-rise denim shorties.

@krystintysire takes #AEOSTYLE fashion into a new season.

Shop The Look: Lace-Up Bell Sleeve Top (Similar) | Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

LOOK 7:
@jarrettprez

@jarrettprez takes #AEOSTYLE fashion into a new season.

Shop The Look: Athletic Baseball Henley (Similar) | Slim Straight Extreme Flex Jean | Eastland Boat Shoe (Similar)

What are you excited to wear this summer? Tell us in the comments below, or show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram.

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A Letter to High-Schoolers: We Need Your Voice!

I can’t imagine how many times you’ve had to listen to people ask about your aspirations and goals after high school. What’s next, Marisa? When do you graduate, Jimmy? What are you planning to do after high school, Jasmine? You’ve heard over and over and over again about college. College is important. College is essential. College, college, college.

Well, sorry to all the Jimmy’s out there, but we agree.

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Higher education—heading to a university, trade school, community college, or participating in distance learning—truly affects your future. In today’s economy, a high school diploma just isn’t enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why the Better Make Room initiative is working hard to rally the country around its “North Star” goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

The process is long: weeks and weeks of frantically rushing to complete college applications. Pouring your heart and soul into your essays. How many times did you pull an all-nighter? How many times did you order pizza late at night while lying in the middle of your room, trying to come up with the perfect words to say to wow your college prospects? How many times did you get home from school, only to find you hadn’t received your acceptance letter yet?

Then one day, your letter arrived in the mail.

All those late nights and weekends spent studying were worth it. You accomplished something HUGE. Something to be proud of. The next step in your life, in your education, in your future is upon you.

Let’s celebrate together.

College Signing Day is an event supported by the Better Make Room campaign for students like you across the country to celebrate their futures and show off their college acceptance letters. It’s time that we celebrate what you’ve accomplished and how the world #BetterMakeRoom for students like you—on your way to change the world!

Show us your #SigningSelfie—a photo with your acceptance letter, of you in your college gear or just of you really excited about where you’re headed—and post it online on April 26, 2016.

If you post it with the hashtags #BetterMakeRoom and #CollegeSigningDay, it might just show up on American Eagle Outfitter’s Times Square billboard on April 26, where thousands of people walk by everyday!

 

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#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

You may have seen Vanilla Extract‘s Nichole Ciotti on our blog and Instagram feed and there’s a reason why! From Jegging Ankle jeans to Tomgirl shorts and flowy dresses, it’s safe to say we love the way Nichole puts together her #AEOSTYLE. Take a look at how she styled some of our favorite April pieces below!

Our First Essentials Mock Neck Bodysuit paired with cutoff denim is the perfect outfit for summer.

#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

Wanderlust in our AEO Tassel Shift Dress. Lend to your romantic side with flowy and eyelet details.
#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract Our Textured Kimono Cardigan and distressed jeans are perfect for grabbing coffee with your gal pal. #AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

Picnic in the park? Do it in #AEOSTYLE. This season, we’re loving lace, intricate embroidery and feminine details that make up our Lace-Up Bell Sleeve dress#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

How do you wear your #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

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Wear It Now And Layer: How To Layer With Laura

One of our favorite ways to add interest to a simple outfit is by adding some layers. From the coolest denim jackets to cozy sweatshirts, the best tanks and tees can get a little boost #AEOSTYLE by adding a layer or two on top, especially when the weather is turning and an extra layer is needed.

We teamed up with our Lead Stylist, Laura, to get some layering tips for the upcoming season. Alert: layering doesn’t always mean adding a jacket or sweater (although that’s totally where our minds go first!). Laura showed us that it’s easy to layer with accessories as it is to put a zip-up sweatshirt over your tee!  For each look below, Laura started with a base of jeans, leggings or pants and a tee or sweater. Scroll down to see what she added on top & shop each layered look.

Wear It Now & Layer: Check out our Lead Stylist's tips for layering this season.

LOOK 1:
Take this look from the gym to a coffee date and everywhere in between. Patterned, cropped leggings and a soft jegging tee will get you through your workout. When you’re on the move again, throw a layer on top of your outfit like our essential full zip hoodie.

Wear It Now & Layer: Check out our Lead Stylist's tips for layering this season.

Shop the Look: Soft & Sexy V-Neck Scoop Jegging T-Shirt | Full Zip Hoodie | Crop Hi-Rise Legging

LOOK 2:
Take layering with accessories for a stroll. Make your bag the statement-piece of an outfit by layering it over a sweater and pants. For a season-right look, keep each piece of the outfit within the same color family – here, we stuck with neutral tones of tan and cream.

Wear It Now & Layer: Check out our Lead Stylist's tips for layering this season.

Shop the Look: Cross-Back Pullover Sweater | AEO Sateen X Jegging | Street Level Bucket Bag (Shop Similar)

LOOK 3:
Go old school with destroyed, high-waisted jeans and a denim jacket. We love the too-cool vibes a striped tee tucked into destructed hi-rise denim bring to this look alone. Add a dark black denim jacket as a layering piece to make the look suitable for any adventure, day or night.

Wear It Now & Layer: Check out our Lead Stylist's tips for layering this season.

Shop the Look: Soft & Sexy Tomgirl T-Shirt | Denim JacketDenim X Hi-Rise Jegging |

How will you incorporate layers into your #AEOSTYLE this season? Tell us in the comments below, and show us using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram and Twitter.

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AEO Dress Collection With The Marcy Stop, The Fashion Philosophy and Ascot Road

Have you seen our latest dress assortment at AEO? Form Maxi to Fit & Flare, to Babydoll and Shift, we’ve got our biggest dress assortment to hit AEO…ever. Three of our favorite bloggers, Lauren from The Marcy Stop, Erica from Fashion Philosophy and Cheralee from Ascot Road gallivanted all over New York City with photographer Scott Brasher to shoot some of our favorite dresses in their favorite places. From picnics in the park to brunch in Brooklyn, take a look at where and how they wore their #AEOSTYLE.

Meet Lauren, Cheralee and Erica. Three New York based bloggers with a whole lot of #AEOSTYLE.

AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Our Off The Shoulder Fit & Flare Dress is perfect shopping at your favorite boutiques. Add your favorite boot and a crossbody bag to complete your look. AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Our Long Sleeve Off The Shoulder Romper has feminine details to wear all season long. Pair with a bright hat and accent jewelry to complete your look. AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road Make a statement in our Cold Shoulder Shift dress. Channel your inner Greek goddess with a  nude gladiator sandal and beachy waves.
AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road Picnics are the perfect spring and summertime activity. Gather your gal pals and enjoy your favorite foods in #AEOSTYLE.
AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Get boho-inspired #AEOSTYLE with our Tank Shift Dress. Add a denim jacket and a fun hat to complete this look.
AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

One and done #AEOSTYLE. Our High Neck Wide Leg jumpsuit is effortlessly chic. Pair your favorite moto jacket and heels for a look that you can wear to the Brooklyn flea.
AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road Go for effortless in our Embroidered Shift dress with one bold piece, featuring embroidery, a boho print and tassel ties.AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Hanging with your gal pals? Pattern play with #AEOSTYLE.

AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Make a statement in our Keyhole Fit & Flare dress. Add bold boots and a straw hat for an outfit that will surely turn heads.

AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Brunch is always better with friends. Get together in #AEOSTYLE.

AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Long live in our Handkerchief Hem Maxi Dress.  AEO Dress Series with The Marcy Stop, Fashion, Philosophy and Ascott Road

Have you checked out our dress assortment on AEO? Tell us your favorite style in the comments below!

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