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.

 

Feeling inspired now that you know how to dress for a baseball game? Show us all your great baseball outfits on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, blog or social media!

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In Celebration of the Selfie (And A Few Tips To Make The Most Of Yours)

If you’ve been to your local AE store or AE.com lately, you may have noticed that the current campaign is all… selfies. For the first time ever, we handed over creative control to the individuals in the cast, giving them the opportunity to style themselves, shoot their own photos, and truly express who they are.

In the past few years, selfies have become an important part of our culture, changing the way you use social media and maybe even the way you see yourself. Think about it, or better yet, look at your phone. What was the last selfie you took? What were you trying to capture? How did you feel when you took it?

Chances are, you took it when you were feeling pretty good about yourself! What you were wearing, what you were doing, who you were with… in that moment, you were happy and you wanted to remember it. Now THAT’S what a great selfie is all about. It’s about capturing you at your best. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to be in control of your image, and the message you’re putting out into the world. It’s the ultimate form of self-expression, empowering you to share your creativity, your style, your voice.

Whatever you decide to put out there, there are a few things you can do to help keep your selfies real, eye-catching, and on-point. From curated content to a simple shift of perspective, here are a few easy ways to put your best face forward:


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Show off your individual style by wearing something you love to wear, or doing something you love to do. Express yourself, that’s what this is all about!

 

Most photographers will tell you that natural light is the best light, and that goes for selfies, too. Go outside or by a window if you can, and make sure you face your light source to avoid shadows.

 

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There are a few ways to find your best angle. Spend a few minutes vogueing in front of the mirror to “practice”, or just shoot a ton of pics, changing your position slightly each time you snap.

 

Maybe you’re feeling camera shy but really want to show off an element of your outfit that you love. That’s where selfie spinoffs like the #Shoefie come in. One of the best things about selfies is that they’re open to interpretation.

 

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You start to lose that feel-good selfie magic when you take it too seriously. Relax and be yourself. If you’re not feeling it, save your selfie for another day.

 

TAG #AEXME for a chance to express yourself on an even broader platform. 

 

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Festival Season Survival Guide

 

It’s official, festival season has arrived. From now until September, there’s a new event almost every week. No matter which venue you choose, whether you’re doing the day pass thing or camping out for the weekend, there are a few things you won’t want to be caught in the crowd without. Whatever shows you’re going to, these are the essentials that will help you get through your festival experience like a seasoned pro.

 

THE OUTFIT

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There’s no denying that what you wear to a festival is as much a part of the experience as the festival itself. The best way to keep your look unique and fresh no matter what the weekend brings is to simplify where you can. Jean shorts are pretty much a no-brainer. They’re comfy, they look good, and they’re ready for literally any scenario. Heat wave? Good thing you’re not wearing full-length jeans. Rainstorm? Shorts dry out way faster than pants or maxi skirts. A little destruction adds the timeless, summery vibe that fits in anywhere from front row to back stage. Make it your own with an eye-catching crocheted halter or printed button down, and throw a flannel or hoodie around your waist to layer on once the sun goes down.

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THE ACCESSORIES

bandanas, sunglasses & braceletsSunglasses are a given, and if you’re going the desert route, a bandana is an absolute must. (Nothing will ruin your day faster than a mouthful of dirt and dust.) No matter where you are, you’re going to need a hat. This season’s must-have is the bucket hat, which can add a fun pop of color and print to your look. Plus, it’s way easier to tuck into your back pocket if you don’t need it than that floppy straw hat or wide-brimmed fedora.

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THE EXTRAS

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Here’s where you really separate the festival newbies from the festival pros. It’s hard to think of a more clutch carryall than a fanny pack or waterproof phone pouch. They’re both wearable, which means you don’t have to worry about losing anything, and they’re the perfect size for keeping all the essentials (phone, cash, keys) close by at all times. Sunscreen, a phone charger, and a reusable water bottle are three things a lot of people don’t think about until they actually need them, but trust us, you will need them.

 

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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

 

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COMFORT IS KEY

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

 

 

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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.

 

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SHOW US YOUR TAKE

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