STYLIST’S PICKS: RETRO PRETTY & BEACH FLEECE

Surf’s up! Our must-have trends this spring are made for the beach. Erin is loving our new retro pretty swim, featuring throwback-inspired fits with ruffles, textures and extra pretty details. And for early mornings and late nights on the beach, there’s just one super soft, super comfy piece that you need… BEACH FLEECE!

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STYLIST’S PICKS: RETRO PRETTY & BEACH FLEECE
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Turn on the Beach Boys, dig out your bathing cap and you’ll fit right in with this season’s retro pretty swim. Try a high waisted bikini bottom, or a one piece inspired by throwback high waisted fits with extra coverage.

STYLIST’S PICKS: RETRO PRETTY & BEACH FLEECE

Why Erin Loves It

Spring break getaway still far away? Erin loves beach-inspired fleece as a way to keep thinking sunshine, even if you’re stuck somewhere in the snow.STYLIST’S PICKS: RETRO PRETTY & BEACH FLEECE

STYLIST’S PICKS: RETRO PRETTY & BEACH FLEECE

How To Wear It

Put it all on and stay at the beach all day! Wear your beach fleece over your swim for cool mornings, then put it back on when you’re still on the beach after the sun goes down.2

STYLIST’S PICKS: RETRO PRETTY & BEACH FLEECE

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Earth Day 2017: #WeAllCan Change The World

At AEO, we take environmental sustainability seriously. In addition to partnering with other companies to fund more than 150 conservation projects across the country, we try to do our part in small ways each day to help conserve natural resources — whether it’s using less water and paper, drinking from non-disposable water bottles, turning off our computers and lights before we leave for the day or recycling clothing.

Here’s a little piece of what we’ve been doing — and a few things we can ALL do to help protect our planet.

Earth Day 2017 #WeAllCan Make A Difference

13 Tips From Style Icons

Style is all about individuality—about creating a look that is unique to you. Style icons mastered this art, curating original looks and ignoring those who criticized them. These men and women in entertainment, design, and modeling spent their lives creating legacies by going against the grain.

We’ve collected 17 inspiring fashion tips from style icons like Coco Chanel and David Bowie that remind us how important it is to design your own style and take fashion risks, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her fearless, over-the-top fashion choices. Whether she’s walking around the city or going to a gala, she isn’t afraid to wear what she wants, regardless of what everyone thinks. This has landed her on a couple worst dressed lists, but hasn’t made her give up her belief that you should dress in what you love, no matter what anyone else thinks.

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#WeAllCan: Meet The Cast

#WeAllCan

Be anything. Do everything. Love anyone. Fall down. Play nice. Talk dirty. Make peace. Stay true. Fear nothing. Forge ahead. And just be ourselves.

Troye Sivan can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@troyesivan

Hailee Steinfeld can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@haileesteinfeld

Neels Visser can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@neelsvisser

Yara Shahidi can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@yarashahidi

Raury can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@raury

Cody Christian can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@codychristian

Valentina can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@tuna_boon

Michael Lockley can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@michael.lockley

Jasmine Sanders can. Can you? #WeAllCan

Jasmine Sanders

Juana Burga can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@juanaburga_official

Jū, Xiǎowén can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@jujujuxiaowen

Landon McNamara can. Can you? #WeAllCan

@landon_mcnamara

 

The Inside Scoop with Parkour ‘star’ Jake Johnson

Have you seen the latest Funny or Die video with Jake Johnson attempting to duplicate amazing parkour stunts? If you haven’t, it’s a must see, so watch it now or re-watch it again!

Read on to learn more about how Jake prepared for the parkour video in an exclusive interview with Men’s Journal.

How did you prepare to do a live parkour video? Have you ever parkour-ed before?
JJ: I prepared for this parkour video by doing months of parkour throughout all the major cities. I did a national tour with the other parkour guys in my parkour gang. We went from Dallas to Seattle to New York. New York was crazy. Parkoured all throughout Manhattan. Got halfway up the Empire State Building just parkour’n. The preparation has been extensive. Its been over six months so I hope we make some magic today.

Parkouring takes a certain amount of fearlessness, and a whole lot of core strength. Do you have both of those things?
JJ: Tenfold. I’m nothing but core strength. I hide it. I think true strength is not meant to be shown off, so I put a layer of fat over my strength to camouflage it. If I were an animal, I’d be an animal who could play like I was dead, so that when you go to strike me, I could attack. That’s my layer of fat over my core strength. Fearlessness? Hell, when I was a baby I was doing parkour. As an infant my mother was throwing me up onto buildings and I was climbing down. So, born fearless – and over 30 years of building core strength.

What’s the best apparel for parkouring? Why did you choose American Eagle stretch denim?
JJ: You need your apparel to be able to stretch, so you can do what you need to do. But I’m also not looking to look like a schlub in sweatpants. In case I’m climbing up a building and there’s a beautiful lady up there, I’d like to look handsome – so I want pants that actually looks like jeans. But, given my flexibility, I also need to be able to possibly do the splits. I can’t have a pair of jeans ripping up the middle making me look like a clown. I need a nice in-between.

Would American Eagle stretch denim have helped you escape angry dinos in Jurassic world?
JJ: Well, considering I was the control room nerd in Jurassic World, the answer is yes.

Is parkour your way of preparing to run from dinosaurs in the next film?
JJ: Yes, the way that I prepare for all the movies I do is I prepare to run from dinosaurs while doing parkour. The movie I’ve got coming out in August, a smaller indie movie called Digging For Fire, made by the director of Drinking Buddies, is about a relationship. My wife in it, Rosemarie DeWitt, and I have a small baby together. We take a weekend apart; she forms a weekend romance with Orlando Bloom, I hang out with my friends in it – Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. The only way to prepare for that kind of adult indie is to do parkour and pretend I’m running away from dinosaurs. So 100% yes.

Is this outfit a direct nod to Nedry from the first film?
JJ: Is that Wayne Knight? Newman? No, if anything it’s a nod to Samuel L. Jackson in the first film. But, no, we’re not going after a Newman look. The goal of this campaign is not to look like Newman from Seinfeld circa ‘91.

What is your normal fitness regimen?
JJ: I actually go to the gym a couple times a week. And my friend (Steve Berg) and I take hikes at least twice a week. Because you’ve gotta get that cardio going or you’re going to get in some trouble.

Why do this Funny Or Die video?
JJ: I’ve been working with Funny Or Die for a lot of years now, on projects here and there, and I find them to be very funny. The talent that comes out of there – from the creatives to the actors that get involved – it’s just top of the line talent. American Eagle contacted me, I know the brand, I like the jeans and I like the clothes. My character on New Girl wears this stuff so I do know it. I read the Funny Or Die script and thought it was very funny. I think it’s funny to parody a parkour video while also doing some actual parkour, because it looks cool. And I was able to get a good friend and collaborator, Max Winkler, to direct it. He’s done over 10 New Girl episodes and we did a movie together. Amanda Lund, who is really funny, is also in the video. She was also on New Girl and we are going to improvise and have fun. So, it just seemed like it would be a fun afternoon.