Dress Down the Dress: Casual Summer Looks We Love

One of the best parts of warmer weather is re-introducing dresses, rompers and jumpsuits into your routine. They can add a fresh style to your look with new prints, vibrant colors and bold designs you can dress down into everyday wear – no special occasion needed. Searching for an easy style for catching up with friends or date night with your guy or girl? Casual dresses and other one-piece wonders are there to answer the call every time. Wear them with sneakers for a sporty athletic-inspired vibe, or choose a springy style by wearing them with sandals instead. Either way, make the look yours every time and inject some laid-back vibes into your day with a little help from AE

 

DRESSES

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Dresses breathe new life into your wardrobe by adding color and style to your everyday outfits. When you’re not sure what to wear for class, work, going out with friends, date nights & anything in between, dresses are the easiest answer. Or if you just really don’t feel like putting on pants… dresses are the ultimate go-to solution. Whether you’re super into the slimming fit of a shift dress, prefer the longer length maxi dress or want a shorter length midi dress, we’ve got you covered with varieties of all kinds. Shirt dresses and t-shirt dresses keep your look casual and cute for every event you can think of, and all kinds of colors and details set your look apart so you always feel good. Fit & Flare dresses won’t let you down if you’re searching for a flattering style, and denim dresses are always a go-to style year-round.

JUMPSUITS & ROMPERS

There’s nothing better than throwing on a romper or jumpsuit and heading out the door to all your warm-weather plans. These one-and-done outfits elevate your look with their effortless style that just doesn’t quit. Trade your dress for a striped romper for everyday outings like grabbing coffee and shopping with the girls, and try out a floral jumpsuit for your friend’s birthday brunch. With their bold designs and flattering fits, jumpsuits and rompers are made to look as good as they feel. Keep things simple by wearing them with a pair of canvas sneakers and sunglasses, or go for a ready-for-everything vibe with a jumpsuit, flats and a sun hat.

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MATCHING SETS

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Or take a turn from the traditional and swap your flowy dress or romper for a matching top & bottoms set. We love this look because it combines a comfortable lightweight bottom with a cute top in a matching fabric and print. Matching sets can include skirts, culottes, shorts, palazzo pants, tapered pants and other bottoms that match back to a crop top, tank top, tube top, blouse or other kind of top so you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching to find the right outfit. With matching sets, your day becomes a lot easier. Just throw them on and you’re done! They keep things nice and easy when you have a busy day ahead and still want a relaxed yet put-together look. Keep the luxe laid-back style going and wear them with white sneakers, sunglasses and your go-to bag.

ACCESSORIES

What better way to round out your dress or romper outfit than with summer’s best accessories? Make the dressed down look yours with a belt or the right pair of shoes. Trainers make sure you’re ready for whatever your day brings, and adds an athletic, sport-inspired vibe to your matching set or jumpsuit outfit. Keep the sun at bay with the perfect sunglasses, or add another detail to your look with the right bag. Create all your sun-kissed styles with AE women’s accessories ranging from headbands and scrunchies all the way down to the latest must-have shoes including sneakers, flats, sandals and a bunch more.

@chloestibolt @notyouraveragefirstlady

 

 

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HIT REFRESH: SPRING BREAK PACKING TIPS

Even when winter feels endless, Spring Break has a way of creeping up on you. And while longer days and warmer temps are just around the corner, it’s hard to pack for sun and sand when your current day-to-day look is all warm layers and snuggly outerwear. It’s easy to weigh yourself down by overthinking and overpacking.

Spring Break is your time to relax and recharge for a new season. Peel away that last-minute packing anxiety with these tried-and-true tips for style on the go. Whether you’re traveling far or staying local, getting your things together should be quick and easy so you can jump straight into chill mode.assortment of women's spring break tops, shorts & accessories

Essentials First:

Sunnies, something to swim in, and a great bag to carry your things to and from the beach. Even if the airline loses the rest of your luggage, you’ll have what you need to soak up the sun. You can’t go wrong with a throwback fanny pack (Keys? Phone? Wallet? Check, check, and check!) but for a little more room, this circular straw tote isn’t just functional, it’s a vibe.

women's straw tote & men's fanny pack

Keep It Simple:

You might be tempted to pack every sundress or short sleeve shirt in your closet, and who could blame you? It has been a LONG winter. Try to avoid overpacking by getting real about what you’ll actually wear. A great pair of jean shorts can go from pool to party to coffee shop to excursion with a simple top swap. Pack your favorite pair of AE shorts and save that extra room in your suitcase for souvenirs.

women's denim shorts

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize:

Hats, sunglasses, and scarves can all pack a major style punch without taking up precious packing space. This season’s must-have Spring Break accessory? Definitely the bucket hat. Wear it with everything. Trust.

bucket hats

Go Easy On Yourself:

The less time you spend stressing over your look, the more time you can spend chilling on the beach (or by the pool, or on the couch, you get the idea). Two rules to live by on break are; matching set = instant outfit and, denim goes with everything.

men's tops, accessories & swim

 

 

FALL IN LOVE WITH LOVE

This Valentine’s Day, get inspired by love. 

Let it heal you, let it challenge you, let it change your perspective. Maybe it’s romantic, maybe it’s platonic, or maybe it’s just about loving who you are and not needing anyone or anything else. Whatever kind of love you’re celebrating, let today be your chance to take a moment and really focus on what it means to you and how it shapes the world around you.

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STYLED BY YOU: WINTER OUTFITS WE LOVE

The dust has finally settled on another incredible holiday season and before we can move into spring and summer (the best time of the year, obvi), we have to make it through winter first. At AE we know the secret to getting through winter 2019 in one piece is to layer up, stay cozy and stay comfy in your newest AE sweaters, outerwear and jeans! Whether you got a super cute sweater from your aunt, some new ripped jeans from your parents or a sweet pair of winter boots from your best friend, you scored this season and we couldn’t be happier with how all your #AExME winter outfits turned out! So check out the cute winter looks below to get some style inspiration that’ll hold you over until spring.

Looks we love: sweaters & cardigans

@drummergirl7, @saaneah & @styledwithanaccent in AE sweaters

We have to admit it. You guys have style! Even when it comes to bundling up and staying out of the elements. Start your cold-weather style with our warmest, comfiest sweaters & cardigans for a cool look you’ll love no matter how much the temperature drops. We make women’s sweaters with the softest fabrics, and in super cute styles with color block designs, stripes & more so you can change up your winter vibe easily and effortlessly. Henley pullover sweaters keep your look buttoned up, while crew neck sweaters are a tried and true winter classic. Cardigans are yet another seriously soft top to add to your closet this winter. Layer it up with your fave AE graphic hoodie, a belt and you’re set.

 

looks we love: jeans

@kaysewhite, @tatyanant & @amanzzie in AE Jeans

 

 

Our favorite style to wear with AE sweaters & cardigans is, of course, our jeans. Light washes serve up an iconic throwback vibe when worn in high-waisted styles like Mom Jeans or jeggings, and medium and dark wash jeans keep the winter vibes coming on strong to complete your look. Design elements like ripped knees and frayed hems keep your winter outfits cooler than cool, and let you show off your style even during the colder months of the year. And don’t forget, you can customize your jeans online for a look that’s even more “you” than ever before. Update the back patch (also known as the jacron) for a custom look and even cooler feel with your AE jeans.

looks we love: outerwear

 

 

 

 

 

Next up to battle the cold of winter comes your outerwear. While your jackets & coats are meant to combat the elements, they’re also pretty good at showcasing your style, too. AE denim and trucker jackets offer up a classic look with killer updates like Sherpa construction, destroyed details and chest & waist pockets to keep things easy when it’s time to layer up. Or opt for parkas for a longer length and more coverage. AE parkas are made with super soft fabric blends and cute little details like fur hoods and button hip pockets for a look that’s cute and cozy every time you wear it. Puffer jackets are another way to equip yourself against the harsh cold of winter. Made with water-resistant fabric and filled for maximum warmth, these coats don’t mess around when it comes to keeping you warm. Layer your coat or jacket with comfy sweaters to create a cute winter outfit you’ll love all season long.

@bleussclues, @thedaniellealexandra & @hannahblass in AE jackets

looks we love: accessories & boots
@thriftandthrivee, @janalysssa365 & @maryreyes_ in AE footwear/accessories

 

 

Top off your winter style with the best cold-weather accessories around: winter hats, boots & scarves! Accessories are the easiest part of creatingyour next favorite outfit. They’re the finishing touch before you head out the door and can round out your style in a breeze. Complete your winter look with cute belts, hats, scarves and game-changing footwear, too. Our hats and scarves are made with soft fabric blends to complete your super cute, super cozy winter style, and our boots are made with all the elements you need to keep out the cold and hunker down until spring in style.

 

 

 

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