AE Studio: ’90s Riot Collection

Each month, a new curated trend collection. Just for you.

Our first drop was inspired by the vibrant colors, patterns, and style of Venice Beach. And our second drop is ready to throw down with some old-school-inspired style you’re going to love. The ‘90s Riot collection is full of looks that will add major ‘90s vibes to your outfit of the day – from flannel shirts to destroyed denim and bold animal prints to military-inspired details – so you can rock the look you want, when you want it. Shop specially curated looks or pick and choose your favorite pieces to create your own take on ‘90s-grunge-inspired style. Either way, you can take what we make and make it yours with AE Studio.

 

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Why we love the ‘90s

What’s NOT to love about ‘90s style? During that magical decade, you could easily put together outfits that were both on-trend and also comfortable and freeing at the same time. If you wanted to give your favorite dress a little more edge, you’d just wear it over your American Eagle jeans. Boom, done.

 

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Whether you’re looking to refresh your style with something new or simply revisit some of your favorite trends of the past, there’s probably something you’ll love in the latest AE Studio collection. Inspired by the runway and our favorite ‘90s fashion icons, it goes beyond typical grunge style with feminine touches like printed dresses, flowy silhouettes, classic babydoll shirts, and even a little bit of glam.

 

CINCHED TOP LOOK

 

Mix and match crop tops with your light wash jeans and biker shorts for a totally ‘90s vibe, or rock your band t-shirts with a floral skirt for a contrasting look at your next concert. Want to show up to your next date with a bangin’ outfit that just won’t quit? Try a satin jumpsuit with your fave leopard-print sneakers. Show off your laid-back grunge side with a mesh top and cargo pants for a look that’s always on-trend. And don’t shy away from the bold side of ‘90s clothing either – maybe a slip dress featuring snake skin printed fabric to add some wild style to your outfit of the day? Round out these ‘90s looks with your go-to boots, flannel shirts, denim jackets, and other outfit finishers to complete the grunge style your way. No matter what your favorite things are about the ‘90s, you can elevate your throwback looks with this collection.

Never heard of AE Studio? No worries, we gotchu. AE Studio is a monthly collection designed to outfit you with the latest fashion trends, style inspiration and looks we’re into. Specially curated to update your look with the latest and greatest color and design trends, AE Studio is a fun way to hit the “reset” button on your style whenever you want. Shop the full AE Studio collection and upgrade your style monthly.

 

MESH LOOK

 

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Game Day, Your Way

Hit your next game-day look out of the park with inspiration from Tailgate’s MLB apparel line

It’s the best time of the year! With summer break, long weekends, road trips, concerts, ball games, vacations, days at the park & all the other outdoor activities you have planned, you’ll want to spend every minute of this summer outside. And sure, you’ve already got all your outfits picked out for the next beach trip and festival weekend coming up, but have you thought about what to wear to your next baseball game? Whether you’re a huge fan of your local MLB team, you’re just jumping into the world of baseball fandom, or you’re a casual fan who likes repping your city, you still want to show up to a day at the ballpark looking and feeling good. There are tons of ways to show off your team or city pride, so follow along as we outline a few game-changing ideas that’ll elevate your outfit and help you figure out what to wear to a baseball game this season. Start with MLB clothing, then round out the looks with your favorite jeans, shorts and accessories to make the look yours just in time for the first pitch.

Peanuts + Cracker Jack for two:

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For an easy and laid-back style worth repeating all summer for all your baseball game dates, start with a Tailgate MLB graphic tee supporting the home team. Or the away team – wherever your allegiance lies is okay with us. These MLB t-shirts are super soft and breathable, making them ideal for sunny days spent outside. Wear them with your favorite women’s shorts like Mom shorts, midi shorts, short shorts & more, and pair them with a baseball hat to continue the baseball theme of the date. If it’s a hot, summer day, try to pick out lightweight materials for your date outfit and make sure you don’t forget the sunscreen! There’s nothing more romantic than SPF protection for you and your boo.

 

Grand slam style at a night game:

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Whether you’re heading to the ballpark after a day of fun in the sun or after a long day at work, a night game can be just what you need to cap off a great day. As always though, you’ll want to be prepared for whatever comes your way when the sun sets and the game starts. You can easily make your game day outfits better with some layers, so make sure you bring a long sleeve t-shirt or hoodie just in case temperatures take a dive while you’re watching your favorite team take the field. And since you’ll want plenty of coverage, jeans and denim overalls are a great choice to make sure you’re comfortable during the game.

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Pair a Pittsburgh Pirates shirt with some ripped jeans for a look that’s just right in early spring, or pair high-waisted jeans with your Mets gear at the next night game to show off your team spirit. Try something different with a pair of overalls to go with your St. Louis Cardinals t-shirts, then top off your outfit with a hat for a look that’s all you. Bright a jacket along and you’re set for a night at the park.

 

How to beat the double header blues:

Wow, you want to talk serious commitment? Head to the ball field for a double header this season and enjoy double the trouble with two games IN A ROW. Dressing for a double header is a little different because while a normal game lasts about three hours, a double header game day can have you at the park for much longer. This means you’ll need the right accessories and apparel to get you through the baseball marathon ahead. First, start with a comfortable and breathable top that shows off your hometown pride. Choose a short sleeve t-shirt for days when it’s a little warm, and go for a tank top when things heat up later in the season. From there, choose a pair of jeans or shorts you know are comfortable enough to handle all the sitting and snacking that’s about to happen. And since versatility is the name of the game for double headers, bring a small bag like a crossbody bag or fanny pack to keep the essentials in (money, wallet, keys) so you’ll always have easy access to your cash when snack time rolls around.

 

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Love Is The Message: Share It With These Pride DIYs

All across the country, people are gearing up for Pride celebrations in June. Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or a proud ally, there’s no better time to show your support, or in this case, wear it. Pride stands for so many things, but not the least among them is individuality and the freedom to be yourself. In the spirit of standing out and celebrating difference, here are a few fun ways to personalize your Pride-inspired look while also supporting the LGBTQ+ youth across the country. 100% of sales from the 2019 AE Pride Collection will benefit the It Gets Better Project.

 

SHOP WOMEN’S PRIDE    |    SHOP MEN’S PRIDE

 

Pop On A Patch:

Go for a classic placement or something a little more unexpected.

DIY Pride patches

Get Your Craft On:

Pick the graphic tee that speaks to you and give it a little something extra. Like a belly-baring crop. Or fringe. Maybe both?

DIY frayed tee

Back (Patch) It Up:

Have you SEEN the new Pride back patches? Now you can really show off that rear view.

Pride jacrons

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize:

Because it’s the little things.

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Whichever way you DIY, share it with #ItGetsBetter @americaneagle to inspire others and show your support!

 

 

GRADUATION DAY YOUR WAY: DIY GRAD CAP IDEAS

First things first, you did it! We’re talking about graduation day which means you can finally cross “high school” off of your To-Do list. All you have left to do is collect your diploma and turn that tassel, and we’ve got a few ideas to help you look your most awesome while doing it. After all, everyone’s going to be wearing the same thing so you’ve got to do something to stand out, right?

Before you bust out the hot glue gun, let’s talk about what’s going on under the gown. Since graduation marks both an end and a beginning, think about repping your new school while you say goodbye to the old one. Vintage-inspired graphics and super soft jersey are two of the best things about Tailgate tees, and together they’re perfect for channeling that effortless, laid-back college vibe you’re going for. Even the most shapeless graduation gown can’t cover up the kind of confidence you get from your favorite pair of jeans, so go for those on the bottom.

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Once you’re feeling good about your outfit, it’s time to give that square cap a little love. Whether you’re going for a ‘gram-worthy DIY that matches your campus color scheme, or you just want to have some fun and break up the sea of squares, here are a few ideas to help you stand out in the commencement crowd:

 

GO FLORAL

A flower crown is always a good idea, and graduation day is no exception.

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  • Use fabric paint to cover the top of your cap

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  • Faux flowers are perfect for crafting – just trim the stems and glue onto whichever corner you like

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  • Once the top flowers are dry, flip your cap over and add more blooms to the front to create a flower crown effect

 

GET SENTIMENTAL

Add a quote that keeps you inspired, or make space to have a few friends sign. Either way, this is one for the memory book.

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  • Use masking tape and fabric paint to color block the top of your cap, make sure at least one side is light enough to write on.

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  • Bring a permanent marker to have your friends scribble their messages before the ceremony

 

BUTTON IT UP

Create any kind of design, or easily spell out your school letters, while adding plenty of color and texture.

  • Start by placing large buttons first and then gluing them down

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  • Fill in the rest of the space with a variety of smaller buttons

 

KEEP IT LIGHT

You’ve worked hard to get here, now have a little fun!

  • Paint the top of your cap in one of your school colors

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  • Rip a page from one of your old notebooks, glue it on, and write your message

 

 

DIY RACING STRIPE JEANS

 

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Athleisure is an easy trend to get behind. Statement-making sneakers, cropped sweatshirts, joggers, ball caps… Pieces that bring comfort, style and attention to detail together. What’s NOT to love? The next time you’re in the mood for a “casual with a twist” kind of look, channel Sporty Spice and make that twist an on-trend, easy DIY that sets your jeans apart from the rest. The best part? You can use a pair of jeans you already have!

Check out our DIY guide below and give it a go yourself.

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STEP ONE : GLUE YOUR RACING STRIPE ALONG THE SEAM

Do this from waist to hem, making sure to leave enough ribbon to fold into the waistband. This goes for the hem, too – you don’t want the cut edge of the ribbon to show!

Tip: Follow the instructions on the glue for drying times, as they can vary by brand!

 

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STEP TWO : STITCH THE TOP TO SECURE

Thread your needle and secure with a knot. Start by stitching at the waistband, going over the initial stitch spot a few times. Then continue down the leg to the hem, stitching every ¼ inch. Do this along both edges of the ribbon.

Animation of ribbon being stitched to DIY jeans

 

STEP THREE : ROCK YOUR NEW JEANS

Tip: The safest way to wash your DIY jeans is to turn them inside-out and use a gentle wash cycle with cold water!

 

Finished DIY Racing Stripe Jeans

 

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How to Style the Retro Romper, featuring Danielle Wittig

Danielle Wittig‘s positive outlook shines through on her sunny Instagram feed, her adventure-filled blog and, of course, her breezy, boho-chic style. Thanks to a lifelong a passion for connecting and communicating with others, Danielle went from chatting up new friends at coffee shops to a Communications Degree. And after graduating college, Danielle finally decided to combine her love of personal connection with her love of fashion. The result? Her irresistible blog, D’s Moments.

We asked Danielle to style one of summer’s staple pieces, the romper, and this retro-chic gingham number seemed like the perfect choice (love that keyhole cutout!).  After seeing Danielle’s take, we’re fully convinced: we need the AEO Knot Keyhole Romper in our closets. Like, STAT. Check out Danielle’s full look below…

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D’s Moments Blog is about embracing life’s simple yet beautiful moments, whether that’s a good cup of coffee, a blissful day at the beach or traveling to all your bucket list destinations. It’s a place where I hope girlies like me come to find positive inspiration and know that exactly who they are is the most beautiful human in the world!”

 

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“I believe that leading a healthy and authentic lifestyle is the best thing for your mind and soul. Blogging has become my favorite creative outlet and, most importantly, a space to bring us millennials together!”

 

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What inspired Danielle’s look:
“A lot of my sense of style comes from my Grandma. She’s always worn a killer ring on every finger and you’ll never see her not dripping in turquoise stones! Because of her, I believe in wearing pieces that make you feel good when you’re going about your day. My style is laid-back bohemian with lots of pretty prints and lots of denim. American Eagle totally masters the style and feel I always go for.”

 

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“If you know me, you know I am obsessed with those easy one-and-done pieces. With spring upon us, that means festivals, outdoor concerts and beach vacations, which was the inspiration when styling this look. Pair an easy statement piece like this cutest Knot Keyhole Romper with some comfy lace-up sandals, dainty jewels and a wide brim hat, you’re ready for all of your spring plans!”

 

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Shop the Look: Knot Keyhole Romper | Trimmed Fedora Hat | Bass Savannah Sandal | Petal and Stone Ring

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