Dorm Decorating Made Easy 

The beginning of the semester is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start your back-to-school shopping list! First up, dorm decorating.If you’re heading off to college for the first time, you’ll want to check out these dorm decorating tips, and if you’re a returning student, you just might also find some inspo in our APT collection, which you can shop below.

Shop apartment & dorm decor at American Eagle to get started & refresh your space this year.  

 

AE apartment & dorm decor

 

1. Start With Bedding

School shopping can be stressful. You’ve got a huge list – dorm décor, new clothes, and school supplies, just to name a few – so keep it easy and begin dorm decorating with bedding basics. This semester, update your room by adding a new comforter set, duvet cover, sheet set, or pillows from our bedding line.

Bedding comes in all sizes, from twin and twin XL to full and queen sizes, as well as prints and colors that’ll keep you relaxed and cool after a long day of classes.

 

AE apartment accessories

 

2. Move on to Decorations

Once you’re feelin’ good about your bedding situation, it’s time to tackle dorm decorations.

If your dorm or apartment comes with a desk, make the most of that productive space with desk accessories and lamps that’ll light the way to all your late-night study sessions. Tapestries and other wall hangings are another way to make your living space more customized to you – they’ll transform your plain walls into a TRUE expression of who you are and what you’re all about.

 

AE apartment & dorm decor

 

3. Finish It Off With Personal Touches

To complete your dorm refresh, add art, pictures, and other accessories to your back-to-school shopping list.

Nothing livens up a basic dorm room like colorful wall hangings and reminders of home, so add framed pictures of family and friends and hang a canvas print or two to make your space reflect what you truly care about. To make your dorm space feel even more like YOU, add personalized dorm & room décor

like letterboards, scented candles, retro lamps, and more.

 

 

 

This Fall: More Jeans, More Sizes, More YOU.

AE Women's Jeans

There may still be two full months of summer left, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting excited about the best things coming this fall – the new clothes. After a few long, hot months of cute cutoffs and flowy dresses, who ISN’T ready to take a great new pair of jeans for a spin? Whether you’re looking for your go-to high-waisted jeans in a fresh wash to ride out the season or you want to try a new fit entirely, the AE Jean Guide has a little something for everyone.

AE Women's Jeans

No matter what style you’re after, we’re excited to offer you our widest, most inclusive range of sizes… ever. Our size range of 00-24 applies to all your favorite fits and washes, and is all offered at AE.com. We’re not talking about so-called “plus size jeans” – we’re talking about great jeans for all women. Period.

 

AE Women's Jeans

 

The AE Jean Guide is your one-stop shop to get all the info you need about AE jeans, and more importantly, its where you’ll find your new favorite pair. If you’re used to shopping in the petite section, or looking for the “Tall” inseams in a pile of skinny jeans, that’s all about to change. All jeans, all sizes, all in one inclusive jean guide. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing a wash.

SHOP THE JEAN GUIDE

 

 

AE X IT GETS BETTER GUEST POST: WES AGBIGAY, 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 have followed up with posts from associates across the country. Now, AE associate Wes in Hawaii shares this advice to his younger self: it may take time, but look at me now.

 

SHOP WOMEN’S PRIDE    |    SHOP MEN’S PRIDE

WES AGBIGAY

AE Merch Manager in Hawaii

Something I would tell my younger self is: Don’t worry. It takes time. And look where you are right now.

I came out to this dude. He actually used to be one of those guys that used to bully you – yeah you, younger you – and when I came out, I asked him, “Why did you used to bully me back in high school?” And you know what he told me? He basically told me, and this is a quote, “You were pretending to be someone you’re not.” And to this day he’s still my best friend and has been there for me through a lot of things.

 

 

So Wes, you, I just gotta tell you, it’s just going to get better.

It may take time, but look at you. Look at me. Look at me right now.

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: DANIELLE BORJA, 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 have followed up with posts from associates across the country. Now, AE associate Danielle in Hawaii shares the best advice she ever received: love yourself before you love anyone else.

 

SHOP WOMEN’S PRIDE    |    SHOP MEN’S PRIDE

DANIELLE BORJA

Aerie Selling Manager in Hawaii

The best advice I was ever given was given to me in high school. I was going through a transition phase where I wasn’t sure who I wanted to be and more so who I wanted to be with. While my friends were girls dating guys or guys dating girls, there were few people in my school who actually stepped out to be exactly who they wanted to be. I didn’t know a lot of girls who liked girls back then. Or guys who liked guys.

I was speaking to a teacher one day and he told me to just love myself before I love anyone else. And when I choose to love someone, that I would make that decision based off of how I feel, and not on what everyone else has to say. He told me that being gay was just a label. It doesn’t matter who you choose to love, it just matters how they love you. As long as you are happy and you are 100% loving yourself, there is no reason to be fearful of being exactly what you are.

 

 

If you are gay or if you are straight, it doesn’t matter. Everybody in this world is equal. Everybody in this world deserves love. That is the best advice that I was given.

And since that day, I have never let that go. I have gone through ups and downs and at the end of my journey I have found my wife.

So, no matter who you are, make sure you are always loving yourself. Because you deserve it.

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!

 

 

 

Your old jeans are making the world a better place

AE jeans recycling program animationHERE’S WHAT 17K POUNDS OF RECYCLED DENIM LOOKS LIKE

When it came to stepping up this past Earth Day to help reduce clothing waste, the AE fam came through in a MAJOR way. Between the months of April and June alone, you donated more than 17,600 pieces of denim. That’s HUGE. Like, 17 thousand pounds huge. Or 9 tons huge. Or a dozen schoolbuses… you get the idea.

 

Thank you for going above and beyond to bring in your old jeans and help divert so much denim from landfills. Your recycled jeans will be broken down and turned into housing insulation in partnership with Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program to be used in building efforts across the country. Here’s a look at what they’ve been able to accomplish so far:

 

Diverted over 1,230 tons of textile waste – the weight of nearly 615 cars.

 

 

Produced nearly 4.83 million square feet of UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation from recycled denim – enough to line 83 football fields

 

 

Provided enough insulation to various Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the U.S. to insulate over 690 Habitat for Humanity homes. (Based on a 1,000 square foot house)

 

 

Blue Jeans Go Green™ is a trademark of Cotton Incorporated.

 

 

 

WE COULDN’T BE PROUDER OF YOU: THE PRIDE WRAP-UP

Pride Month is about love, acceptance, and building a better future. Which is why, for the past four years, we’ve been 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.

And this year, we’re even prouder than usual.

Why?

Because this year, for the first time ever, we opened up donations to customers so YOU could contribute at check out. And wow, did you contribute.

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In the U.S., customers donated more than $800,000, and in Canada, customers gave more than $100,000. That means that in TOTAL, we were able to raise more than $1.2 million for the It Gets Better Project through this year’s Pride campaign. Yup, over a million bucks, making a difference.

THAT’S ALL YOU.

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Ready for an even bigger number? Over the past four years – through YOUR generosity – we’ve been able to donate more than $2 million to help It Gets Better amplify stories of hope and encouragement all over the world.

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We try to do our part to promote those stories, too. This year we featured guest posts on our blog about how it really DOES get better from AE associates around the country, including our Global Brand President, a merchandising manager in Texas, and a distribution center supervisor in Kansas.

We also co-hosted a Pride panel with Aerie at our Union Square store in NYC during World Pride, featuring words of inspiration from actor and AerieReal Role Model Samira Wiley, actor Nico Tortorella, AExME Council member Edith Cruz, and DJs (and sisters!) Coco and Breezy, plus a dance party with DJ Tiff McFierce.

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This year’s Pride commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. In the past 50 years, we’ve seen incredible strides for LGBTQ+ rights, but there’s still work to be done.

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Thank you for continuing to do that work with us.