AE STUDIO: SUMMER OF LOVE COLLECTION

Each month, a new limited-run trend collection. Just for you.

Summer is all about peace and love, which is why we can’t wait for you to check out the new AE Studio collection, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. These Summer of Love looks are all about freeing your inner hippie with sunny hues, sweet silhouettes, and good-for-mother-earth fabrics.

Scroll down for our favorite festival-ready looks, and add ‘em to your closet while you still can. Just like summer, these won’t be around for long…

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AE Studio: Summer of Love

What Is AE Studio?

Your style is all about balancing everyday staples with of-the-moment trends. Consider AE Studio your gift from the trend gods – a new, limited-run collection each month that taps into the latest styles you know you wanna try.

Upcycled Vintage Fabrics

Our designers scoured L.A. factories to track down the most unique, ‘60s and ‘70s-inspired deadstock fabrics for this month’s AE Studio collection. “Deadstock” may sound scary, but it just means we found some gorgeous boho fabrics that were destined for landfills, and turned them into looks that make you AND the planet feel amazing.

Plus, because the fabrics are so limited, the looks are limited, too – a.k.a. RARE and SPECIAL. Like you.

AE Studio: Summer of Love

Soft, Sunny Hues

You know how everything feels warm and hopeful in the late-afternoon light? This collection is all about those golden hour vibes, with styles in shades of lavender, blush, lemon, honey, and indigo.

Mellow Hippie Prints

Mix stripes, tie-dye, and band tees with delicate florals, available in floaty ‘70s silhouettes – rompers, jumpsuits, babydoll dresses, midi & maxi lengths, and dolman-sleeve tops.

AE Studio: Summer of Love

Retro Denim

Make nostalgia feel modern. Pair overalls, flares, and high-rise jeans with breezy tops and a smile that shows the whole world that Woodstock is a state of mind.

Easy Accessories

It’s summertime and the living is easy. Shouldn’t your accessories be, too? Round out your look with simple sandals, oversized sunnies, and crocheted, beaded, and woven bags.

Show us how you rock your AE Studio Summer of Love outfits on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME @americaneagle, and you could be featured on our site, blog, or social media!

 

 

4th of July Weekend Packing List

Prep for the long weekend ahead with this 4th of July weekend packing list! Designed to give you some long weekend getaway inspo, this list is all inclusive – made for days at the pool, an afternoon at a bbq, a road trip with friends, anything you’ve got planned for the weekend ahead.

Red, White & Blue AE Shorts Outfit

1. Summer’s Best Shorts

We know how it goes – you pack dozens of outfit options for your weekend away and in reality, you end up rotating the same shirt + short combos throughout the weekend. And there’s no shame in that! The first thing to pack is a couple pairs of tried-and-true shorts. For guys, this means starting with shorts that go with literally everything. Yes, we mean jean shorts. Vary your look a little with some workwear shorts in rich colors, then trade out your tops to create the look you want. For girls, this means packing your favorite goes-with-anything fits. Denim shorts and khaki shorts are always a good choice, and with finishing details like distressing, frayed hems, paperbag waists & all the best hues, you can’t go wrong.

Red, White & Blue AE Women's Shorts

2. Red, White & Blue Tops

Once you have the foundation of your weekend outfits picked out – move on to tops that go with anything and feel good whether you’re lounging around or on the move. Bring a couple shirts that go with your jean shorts, and a couple that match your khaki shorts too so you can change up your look easily. For girls, this could mean packing your favorite summer shirts like crop tops and graphic tees, and for guys this could mean versatile tops like button up shirts and t-shirts that were made for grilling and chilling, late night adventures and bonfires. Choose tops in your favorite red, white and blue designs and you’re

REd, White & Blue AE Women's Tops

3. Goes-With-Anything Finishing Touches

When it’s time to think about what’s left on your weekend packing list, start thinking of what you’re up to. Going to be outside all day at a backyard party? Make sure you pack sunglasses and a baseball hat to keep the sun at bay. Have a concert coming up? Bring your fave crossbody bag and hair accessories to make sure you’re ready for everything. Planning on jumping into the pool after a long day? Pack your favorite swimsuits from Aerie and American Eagle. Finish out your summer vibes with accessories like sunglasses, sandals, hats, floats & other must-have summer accessories and you’re set for all your 4th of July weekend plans.

 


 

Shop the Americana shop for women and men to find your new faves & show off your 4th of July outfits by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media or blog!

 

 

AE X IT GETS BETTER GUEST POST: ALLISON ADAMS, AE ASSOCIATE

For the fourth year in a row, AE is proud to support the It Gets Better Project by donating 100% of sales of our annual Pride collection to the nonprofit, which uplifts, empowers, and connects LGBTQ+ youth around the world. But inclusivity starts from the inside out, which is why we’re taking this opportunity to reflect on what equality, individuality, and a better future mean to us.

 We kicked off our series of guest posts about love, acceptance, and how it really DOES get better with our Global Brand President, Chad Kessler, and followed up with post from Nate Christopher and Maple Chen. Now Allison Adams, a staff supervisor in Colorado, shares how she’s gone from feeling confused and alone… to feeling the rainbow love!

 

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ALLISON ADAMS

Staff Supervisor at AE Factory Store in Colorado Mills, Colorado

My name is Allison and I’m a Staff Supervisor at American Eagle. I’ve been with the company for eight months, and I’m absolutely loving it.

I’ve worked in places before where I felt very constricted when it came to being me, and it was always a struggle for me. I remember visiting an AE store in 2014 and buying one of the Pride collection tank tops because I was so excited to see a store have something that seemed to celebrate me for me.

I really love that AE has partnered with the It Gets Better project. I remember first coming to terms with being gay and feeling so confused and alone, and I definitely wouldn’t want the kids of today and tomorrow to also have to feel that. Thank you, American Eagle, for taking a stand and showering us with rainbow love!

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? Share it with #ItGetsBetter @americaneagle to show your support and inspire LGBTQ+ youth around the world!

 

 

 

AE X IT GETS BETTER GUEST POST: MAPLE CHEN, AE ASSOCIATE

For the fourth year in a row, AE is proud to support the It Gets Better Project by donating 100% of sales of our annual Pride collection to the nonprofit, which uplifts, empowers, and connects LGBTQ+ youth around the world. But inclusivity starts from the inside out, which is why we’re taking this opportunity to reflect on what equality, individuality, and a better future mean to us.

We kicked off our series of guest posts about love, acceptance, and how it really DOES get better with our Global Brand President, Chad Kessler, and followed up with a post from Nate Christopher about finding love through loving yourself. Now Maple Chen, a merchant at our Pittsburgh corporate campus, shares her story about using her voice to help others feed heard.

 

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MAPLE CHEN

Associate Merchant, Women’s Jeans

I wasn’t one of those kids who “just knew” from a young age that they were different. It took me until college to figure out that I wasn’t straight, and another two years from there to feel comfortable enough to talk to anyone besides my closest friends about it. One of the reasons it took me so long to realize was that there was very little representation in mainstream media, and what I did see was specific to gay men – maybe I couldn’t completely relate to Ross and Rachel, but I also didn’t feel a kinship with Neil Patrick Harris.

The fact that AE has a Pride collection and gives to charities supporting LGBTQ+ youth is a reminder to me of how far we have come in terms of visibility. It’s a huge step from debating same-sex marriage in my ninth-grade government class to being part of a huge brand like AE that is celebrating people like me.

Maple Chen

I’m proud to be part of a company that understands how important it is to make LGBTQ+ kids feel understood, and I hope I can inspire people just by living my life authentically and speaking my truth.

To anyone reading this who feels like people just don’t get it: We see you, we were you, and we made it. Find the people who make you feel like you can be yourself unapologetically, and then use your voice to stand up and help others feel the same.

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? Share it with #ItGetsBetter @americaneagle to show your support and inspire LGBTQ+ youth around the world!

 

 

 

Styled by You: Cute Summer Outfits We Love

Rock all the latest summer trends and feel good in your skin with American Eagle. Whether you’re into bold prints, fresh denim styles, or you just want to try out a new crop top outfit, there’s always a good reason to take on a fresh summer trend and put your spin on it. We’re here for these styles because they’re all about feeling good no matter what you’re up to. Want to show some skin in a crop top? Go get it. Feel like keeping things light and breezy in a printed dress? You look good doing it. Searching for the right pair of jeans in a new wash with all the best details? Do you, boo. You can go for bold in all kinds of new prints, colors and styles that were made for making your moves, your way.

All about prints

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Want to step out of your comfort zone and look good doing it? Fresh summer prints are there to step up your style game with vibrant colors and tones that elevate your look every time you wear them. They come in all kinds of patterns and designs, ranging from super-hot animal prints like leopard and cheetah to more classic prints like stripes, ditsy and floral. Try wearing a printed dress or skirt with a pair of sneakers for a look that’s always ready for your next adventure, or keep things classic with sandals that easily transition from work to play when you want. Fresh summer prints take your favorite romper, jumpsuit, skirt, or dress and make them even better so you’re always ready for your next concert / date night / going out night / whatever else.

Denim for days

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Since we’re always coming out with new fits and styles based on what you want, you can feel confident trying out a new silhouette or a new denim wash this summer. For guys, we’ve got new men’s jeans fits like the Athletic fit jean designed with more room through the thigh, and the stacked skinny jean, made with a longer inseam for a stacked effect at the ankle to draw attention down to your sneakers. For girls, Curvy shorts and jeans are there serving LOOKS everywhere you go this summer. Try jeans and shorts in all kinds of new washes ranging from light to dark to show off your style, and make sure you have all the right elements like frayed hems, ripped knees and other must-have deets.

 

Crazy for crops

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We couldn’t be more into crop tops right now if we tried. This iconic style is made for breezy nights, warm days and everything in between. With all kinds of design options to choose from, you can have a different crop top for every day this summer. Tube tops offer a slim fit that goes with anything, and cropped halter tops offer a classic silhouette with the shorter length you love. Cropped t-shirts are another summer fave since they keep things light and comfortable, and cropped tank tops make sure you can show off some skin whenever and wherever.

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling ready to take on your next big event with the latest summer trends? Show off all your cute summer outfits by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media or blog!

 

 

WE’RE PARTNERING WITH CANOPY TO SAVE ANCIENT & ENDANGERED FORESTS

Let’s talk fabric. You probably know all about cotton (so classic, so cool), but what about man-made cellulose fabrics like rayon and viscose? These fabrics are super-soft, breathable, and lightweight, which makes them perfect for drapey tops and dresses, and for blending into the comfy, stretchy jeans you love.

But like so many amazing things, there’s a downside.

We’ve learned that viscose and rayon aren’t quite as sustainable as we’d thought. Sure, they’re made from trees, which are a renewable resource, but every year, 150 million trees are cut down to create fabric. And we want more healthy forests, not less. Forests soak up carbon dioxide, which slows down climate change. Plus, think of all the plants, animals, and people who rely on those ecosystems for food, water, medicine, and more.

That’s why AEO—along with 125 other major brands—has partnered with the environmental nonprofit group Canopy to educate ourselves and our suppliers, and ensure the clothing we make for YOU is free of fibers from ancient and endangered forests.

 

 

2020, we plan to eliminate sourcing from ancient and endangered forests.

 

 

 

By 2025, we plan to shift to more environmentally and socially beneficial fabrics, with a focus on recycled materials, fiber alternatives such as agricultural residues, and products that originate from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests and plantations.

 

 

 

 

We’ll respect and uphold human rights and the rights of communities. We plan not to source from companies that are logging forests illegally or in violation of indigenous and local people’s rights.

 

 

 

We plan to work with Canopy and our suppliers to protect remaining ancient and endangered forests across the world, including the Coastal Temperate Rainforests on Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, Canada’s Boreal Forests, and Indonesia’s Rainforests.

 

 

 

If we find out that any of our suppliers are engaging in practices that are not in line with our values (and YOURS), we plan to educate them and/or re-evaluate our relationships with them.

 

 

 

We ALL have the power to create change. AEO is committed to making sure the raw materials used to make your clothes are sourced in responsible, sustainable ways. How are you changing the world? Tag #AExME @americaneagle and let us know. You could be featured in an upcoming post!