#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Surf Florals

Whether you’re shredding the waves or strolling the boardwalk, this season is all about surf-inspired floral prints. We teamed up with menswear blogger Marcel from One Dapper Street to showcase a look inspired by surf florals. Marcel knew just how to style our Floral Pocket Tank: he kept the focus on top by teaming the bold pattern with khakis in a neutral hue.

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Marcel from One Dapper Street in our Floral Pattern Tank, Skinny Khaki Pant and Printed Sneakers.

About Marcel:
One Dapper Street is a way for me to share a passion. A fascination that brought me here, thousands of miles from Germany to New York City: fashion. So I was going to fashion school, modeling here and there, loving shopping and photography then one thing lead to another and One Dapper Street was created.

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Accentuate your bright floral pattern with a neutral hued pant like Marcel.

What inspired Marcel’s look:
I shot this look in Peru, where I’m currently vacationing. I was inspired by the warm weather, magnificent food and strikingly beautiful sunsets. The first look we shot right around the time the sun set. I am absolutely loving the black floral shoes and this summer season it’s going to be all about nicely fitting chinos like these for me. Aside from that: yay tank tops! It’s been a while since I’ve worn one, for obvious reasons. I accentuated with a contrasting black belt, watch and shades, which is sometimes the finishing touch I need on a generally bright look, before I really like it!

Get Marcel’s look:
Floral Pattern Tank
Skinny Khaki Pant
Printed Sneakers

Show us how you style your surf florals with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or our blog!

#AEOSTYLE Movie Awards

Inspired by the MTV Movie Awards coming up this weekend we chose some of our favorite #AEOSTYLE photos that we think deserve a Moon Man.

Best Female Performance: The Man Repeller as Carson from our American Beagle Outfitters campaign.

Best Female Performance: ManRepeller

Best Female Performance: @ManRepeller

Best On-Screen Duo: Preston & Lauren on The Today Show premiering American Beagle Outfitters.

Best Onscreen Duo: Preston & Lauren on @todayshow

Best Onscreen Duo: Preston & Lauren on @todayshow

Best Kiss:  Pinkie Pie and Ruby from our American Beagle Outfitters campaign.

Best Kiss: @aerie

Best Kiss: @aerie featured Pinkie Pie and Ruby from our American Beagle Outfitters campaign.

#WTF Moment: We’re not really sure who’s wearing our Tiered Babydoll Dress…

#WTF Moment: Not sure what's going on with @trajagopal.

#WTF Moment: Not sure what’s going on with @trajagopal.

Best Breakthrough Performance: The shortall is making a comeback in a big way this Spring.

Shortalls are making a breakthrough in #AEOSTYLE.

Best Breakthrough Performance: Shortalls are making a breakthrough in #AEOSTYLE. Photo Credit: @poorlittleitgirl

Best Comedic Performance: Meghan, funny girl @BrittanyFurlan’s dog, dressed to impressed had us in stitches.

Best Comedic performance: @BrittanyFurlan always knows how to get a laugh.

Best Comedic Performance: @BrittanyFurlan always knows how to get a laugh.

Best Cameo: Spotted – Fashion bloggers @IAmGalla & @CaraJourdan on our Instagram account.

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Best Cameo: Fashion bloggers @IAmGalla & @CaraJourdan

Best Hero: @SageWiener saves the day with her #AEOSTYLE.

Best Hero: @SageWeiner takes the award!

Best Hero: @SageWeiner takes the award!

Do you have award-winning style? Show it off with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or our blog!

Preston and Coco #AEOStyle Indio Roundup

Our Director of Styling, Preston and Sr. Stylist, Coco, packed their bags for the West Coast and are headed towards Indio, California for a fun-filled music festival weekend. Check out their #AEOStyle below and come back next week to see their favorite festival looks from our fans.

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Shop Coco’s look:
Printed Maxi Sundress
Tortoise Shell Sunglasses
Printed Straw Fedora (similar)
Keds Champion Original Sneaker

Shop Preston’s Look:
Slim Jean
Photo Real Muscle T-Shirt
Aviator Sunglasses Coco and Preston2

Shop Coco’s Look:
Babydoll Dress Made In Italy For AEO
Minnetonka Tramper Ankle Boots (similar)
Printed Crossbody Bag

Shop Preston’s Look:
Palm Trees Pocket Sweatshirt
Prep Floral Short

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Preston and Coco hanging with Sarah Hyland.  Shop Sarah’s #AEOStyle below.

Shop Sarah’s Look:
Side Slit Maxi Made In Italy For AEO (similar)
Cropped T-Shirt Made In Italy For AEO
Floral Bun Wrap (similar)

prestonShop Preston’s look:
Striped Hoodie T-Shirt (similar)
8″ Prep Short

preston1Shop Preston’s Look:
Metallic Straw Hat Fedora
Printed Sneaker
Printed Icon Sunglasses (similar)
Legend Crew T-Shirt (similar)

 

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Shortalls

We made the iconic throwback shortalls cool again this summer. Shortalls are the perfect piece for music festivals, a cover-up from beach to street or just hanging out.

We asked two bloggers, Marsa from The DayLee Journal and Ashley from Twenties Girl Style to style our Denim Shortall. The girls each styled the piece a completely different way, so you have inspiration for both warmer summer days and cooler spring nights.

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Marsa from The DayLee Journal in our Denim Shortall.

Meet Marsa:
The DayLee Journal is a lifestyle blog about my day to day happenings.It started right after I got married, as a way for us to keep family and friends updated with our new life together, but soon after, the blog began to take a turn. Instead of just cheesy photos of the hubs and I, I started documenting my daily outfits from time to time. And thus, The DayLee Journal was born: a lifestyle blog with doses of personal style.

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Marsa styled our Denim Shortall for a casual day out.

What Inspired Marsa’s Look:
I want to talk about these Shortalls! They’re comin’ back! Besides the fact that they’re obviously super cute, they’re also amazingly comfortable. Denim and oxblood are one of my favorite combos, so I wore these with a simple white tee, threw on the slouchy oxblood cardigan for some basic layering and topped it off with a wide brim hat. Simple, but a favorite for a casual day out.

Get Marsa’s Look:
Denim Shortall

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Ashley from Twenties Girl Style in our Denim Shortall.

Meet Ashley:
I am a clothes hoarder and fashion obsessed, a book worm and an elementary teacher. I created Twenties Girl Style as a personal style diary to showcase (you guessed it) my personal style. Although I am a twenty-something, Twenties Girl Style isn’t just about being in your twenties, but rather embracing your style, no matter the trend. It’s about being trendy, care free and effortless, so no matter your age, you can definitely be a twenties girl!

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We can’t get enough of Ashley’s boho look with our Denim Shortall.

What Inspired Ashley’s Look:
I am obsessed with overalls/shortalls at the moment! Since receiving the Denim Shortall, I have worn them at least 10 different ways and I love how versatile they are. One of my favorite ways to wear these is with a more feminine flowy blouse and heeled booties. I love the laid back feel of the overalls but by adding this sheer off-the-shoulder top, it gives it a girly feel perfect for date night or a music festival! Every girl needs a pair of shortalls in her closet!

Get Ashley’s Look:
Denim Shortall

Show us how you style your Denim Shortall with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or our blog!

Designer Interview: Tamarah Ghourdjian

Bright, bold and colorful prints grab our attention every season. This season’s print… Global!  We wanted the inside scoop on what influences our design team to create these fun and trendy prints, so we caught up with our Senior Director of Women’s Concept, Tamarah to learn what things and places sparked her team to conceive this season’s collection.

Name:
Tamarah Ghourdjian

Occupation:
Senior Director of Women’s Concept

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 Tamarah in our New York Design Office concept work space

Where did you draw inspiration for the global prints?
We pulled inspiration from everywhere — Vintage [finds], traveling the world, blogs, books, paintings and more!

Can you tell us how you wear the global print trend?
I wear our black and white print mix jumpsuit with a military jacket.

What are your three favorite global print pieces from this season’s collection?
I love the black and white floral jumpsuit, the tropical romper and the black and white zig-zag soft shorts.

If you were to share what global print piece that every girl must have in her closet right now, what would it be?
My favorite is a jumpsuit or romper, whether it be an ethnic print or tropical. Both are on trend this season.

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 A few skateboards that our design team had printed with some of our global prints for Spring 2014.

How cool, right?

Now we would love to learn a little about you!

What made you want to pursue fashion design?
I grew up in a crafty family. My mother and grandmother taught me to sew, knit, dye fabrics, make jewelry, weave—you name it, they can do it all.  I started making clothes at a very young age, first for my dolls, and then later for myself and my friends.  As far as I can remember it’s always been a part of my life and I can’t think of anything else that I’d rather be doing.

What kinds of projects do you find yourself working on from day to day?
Everything and anything — No one day is the same, but research is always part of my day.  I am always looking for new inspiration; a new brand, [fashion] blogs, [street] style, silhouettes, boutique finds, prints or a color that inspires me.

What three items will we always find in your purse?
Chapstick.
A hair tie.
My passport.

What inspires your style and how would you describe it?
Anything vintage, authentic, lived-in and casual inspires my style.
You could say it’s boy meets vintage girl or somewhere in between.

Men’s and Women’s Swim Fit Guide

Summer is right around the corner, which means swim is officially in!  We know that body types are as original as a fingerprint which makes finding the perfect swimsuit intimidating and feel seemingly impossible.  Fear no more — with the help of our fab stylists, we’ve put together a Women’s and Men’s swimsuit guide to help you find your best fit yet so you can be rocking the perfect #AEOStyle all summer long. Surf the collection below.

Girls: From boy-shaped to full chest and full figured, we’ve got a suit that’s perfect for you.

SWIMSUITS

If You’re: Boy Shaped.
Create curves with a Ruffled Bandeau Top and fun patterns.

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Shop the look:
Ruffled Bandeau Top
Tropical Floral Bikini Bottom

If You’re: Curvy
Hi-Rise bottoms help slim down the thighs and elongate the legs while a top with a under wire helps keep it all in place.

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Shop the look:
Cutout Corset Bikini Top
Hi-Rise Printed Bikini Bottom

If You’re: Large Chested
Choose a top with more support. Halter shapes are flattering for larger chests.

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Shop the look:
Retro Halter Bikini Top
Printed Bikini Bottom

If You’re: Full Figured
Create a slimmer look through your center with a one piece with side slimming cut outs. Or, try a tankini for more coverage.

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Shop the look:
Cutout Crochet Monokini 

If You’re: Pear Shaped
Try a style with a skirted bottom to help cover any worry areas. Fuller coverage on the back helps too.

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Shop the look:
Bandeau Tankini Top
Printed Side Bikini Bottom

If You’re: Small Chested
Use patterns and color to look larger on top. You can also use underwire padded styles to enhance your chest for a perkier look.

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Shop the look:
Embroidered Triangle Bikini Top
Bright Bikini Bottom

Guys: From Board Shorts to Hybrid, we’ve got something to suit your needs.

SWIMTRUNKS

If You’re: Tall
Find a pair of shorts that have a longer inseam and hits at the knee.

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Shop the look:
Colorblock Board Short

If You’re: Stocky
Try a Hybrid Swim Short with a 10″ inseam that elongates your legs for the best fit.

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Shop the look:
Hybrid Short

If You’re: Lean
Show off your legs with a trunk that has a 6″ inseam. A perfect fit for those who dare to bare.

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Shop the look:
Printed Swim Trunk 

 

 

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