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

 

 

SPRING OUTFIT TRENDS WE’RE HERE FOR

Ripped Jeans, Spring Tops & More!

Finally, we can all rejoice that spring is on its way. This means the arrival of warmer temps, more sunshine and, of course, new spring outfits and trends. When it comes to spring outfitting, it’s not just about getting dressed in the morning before class, work or whatever else you have on your agenda. It’s about curating an outfit that reflects who you are and what you’re into, no matter where the day takes you. And with all the new spring trends we’re into, you can brighten up your look with fresh prints, designs, colors & details to create a look you’ll love. Some of our favorite spring 2019 trends are already out in full force, so check out the #AExME spring outfits below to get the inspiration needed to create your next favorite spring looks.

ripped jeans & shorts@alex.yavar, @kaitcurnow & @styledbyange

If it wasn’t obvious enough, we’re pretty into denim. Our jeans are a blank canvas for all the outfits you want to create, so start here for your upcoming spring outfits! Ripped jeans and ripped denim shorts for women specifically create a look and feel that’s made for warmer weather with open holes, rips, tears, frayed details & more. Different levels of destroying can take you from a little bit of breakdown to serious destruction depending on what you’re going for. With options ranging from big open holes, backing, mending, contrast repair and small tears, you’ll always have the look you want. Keep it minimal with lightly distressed jeans, or go all out with ripped jeans featuring more destruction. Ripped jeans and ripped shorts can be worn with pretty much any spring women’s top you can think of – so go big with the ripped jeans look this spring. Make it yours with a retro-inspired graphic tee, a crewneck Henley shirt, a button down shirt and whatever else.

mom jeans

@nvdhvri, @mikahroseberry & @AlainaKirsch

One of the jeans fits we still can’t get enough of is the Mom jean. Even though we’ve loved this fit for a while now, Mom jeans are still making big waves this spring with new washes and details. We love these women’s jeans because they create an effortlessly cool look no matter how you wear them. Whether it’s with a fitted t-shirt, graphic tee, crop top or tube top, the Mom jean works with everything you already have in your closet. AE Mom jeans are made with a high-waisted fit that feels good no matter what you’re up to, and they hit right at the ankle so you can wear them with any kind of shoes you want. Sneakers, slides, heels, whatever. It all works with the Mom jean. Mom jeans come in all kinds of washes so you can always create your ideal outfit easily. Light washes elevate the throwback look you’re going for, and darker washes upgrade your spring outfit with a little edge.

@styled_to_a_t, @juliekmacdonald & @soulofstripes

What’s a great pair of jeans or shorts without the right top to wear it with? Not much! Spring outfits are just right for breaking out some lighter colors, soft prints & cute designs with new AE women’s shirts. Pretty blouses, basic tees, crop tops and lightweight sweaters were made for warmer weather. Festive spring prints can take your look from winter blues to fun spring hues in seconds with designs like ditsy floral prints, plaid prints and stripes. Striped shirts & floral shirts are just right for this season since they add a bright and colorful touch to your spring outfits. Create a look you’ll love time and time again with our new tops, which are updated seasonally to refresh your style with the latest designs. Pick out your new favorite crop tops, tube tops, tank tops & more to finish off the look you love just in time to plan all your spring outfits. Then mix and match them with all your fave AE women’s bottoms and you’re set for the season ahead.  

 


 

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STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

steps toward sustainability

Individual style is all about wearing clothes that express YOU. What you wear says a lot about who you are, and where you shop can say just as much about what you believe in. Now more than ever, the brands you love should share your values and inspire you to feel great about what you wear – not just for how it looks, but for what it represents. Which is why we’re dedicated to keeping you informed as we work to reduce our environmental impact and increase sustainability across major areas of our business.

recycling logo animation

We’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to understand our role in resource consumption and reduction, and starting in 2018 we made the move to use shopping bags with a higher percentage of recycled content. It may seem like a small step, but this simple switch has already yielded a sizeable impact:

4.3 million square feet of virgin plastic saved - approximately the area of 36 football fieldsfootball field animation

65,138 gallons of oil saved - approximately the volume of 814 standard bath tubsbath tub animation

 

greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions reduced molecule animation

Moving forward, this more responsible sourcing has the potential to save over 14 million square feet of virgin plastic and over 100,000 gallons of oil every year. It’s a key piece of the puzzle as we move towards more mindful business practices and a cleaner Earth.

 

 

 

Holiday Memories & A Simple Wish for 2019

It may be a new year, and while we can’t wait for all that lies ahead in 2019, we’re still reveling in that warm holiday spirit and wanted to take a look back at a few of our favorite memories from the past month. It was a season filled with friends, family, goodwill, warm laughs, and of course, puppies in sweaters.

Our winter collection of ABO pet sweaters and accessories is one of the things we look forward to most each winter, and luckily you guys have been sharing pics of your BFFs (Best Furry Friends) ever since we launched this season’s styles. We rounded up a few of our favorite snaps to pass on to you to help fill these cold weeks ahead with lots of warm and snuggly vibes. Here’s hoping 2019 is filled with even more furry cuties in clothes.

 

 

It’s getting graphic (in a good way)…

AE Graphic Tees

 

Stay warm and toasty all winter long in exclusive holiday

graphics. (Plus, they make REALLY good gifts – just sayin’…)

 

Assortment of AE Graphic Tees

 

AE Graphic Hoodie

 

COMFORT IS KEY

Stay warm (and look cool) on the move with a fleece pullover.

 

 

SHOW US YOUR TAKE

Share how you wear your favorite trends
on Instagram & Twitter with #AEXME @americaneagle
and you could be featured!

 

 

 

 

Trending now: teddy bear fleece!

AE FAUX SHERPA TRUCKER JACKET

Slip this ridiculously soft and cozy jacket
on and just TRY not to feel all the feels.

We dare you.

 

AE Teddy Bear Fleece Jacket

STYLING TIPS

Play with texture and dimension!
Layer a warm Sherpa jacket over bold black-and-white stripes,
add a 
studded belt and accessorize away.

 

assortment of AE jackets & coats

 

SHOW US YOUR TAKE

Share how you wear your favorite trends
on Instagram & Twitter with #AEXME @americaneagle
and you could be featured!