Stylist’s Picks: Made for happy campers

Wear love inside & out with a super soft fleece & your new favorite colorblock leggings. Erin’s picks this week are made for happy campers!

Stylist’s Picks: Made for happy campers

Stylist’s Picks: Made for happy campers

This Happy Camper Sweatshirt is DREAMY soft and oversized for an extra comfy fit. Underneath, wear our newest addition to the Real Me Collection: the Real Me Crop Bralette. This latest style has a longline fit, still with super light support and amazing second-skin fabric. On the bottom, our latest Move High Waisted Legging has the Feel Cool fabric you know and love with 4-way stretch and wicking, and this latest style has a fun stripe detail at the ankle. This look is all love!SPR1_Insta_14.jpg

Stylist’s Picks: Made for happy campersAdd shine with your Flip Flops and pretty greys with your camo Fanny Pack, and you’re ready for any adventure.

Stylist’s Picks: Made for happy campers

What is your go-to camping look? Comment below & tell us!

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@DAEVINREAVES

 

Daevin's selfie in an AE dressing room

 

Daevin Reaves is living proof that when you put good energy into the world, you get good energy back. In June he tagged #AEXME in a fitting room selfie, and now he’s featured in stores across the country and on the homepage of AE.com. His style radiates positivity and individuality, from the socks he wears to the pictures he posts on Instagram. Learn more about his journey and get inspired to express your style with AExME.

 


 

Q: What made you decide to submit your photos to AExME? How did it feel when you were chosen to be a part of it?

A: I actually almost DIDN’T send in anything. But I ended up trying on a button up shirt and a pair of shorts, and decided “Eh, why not! Life is short” and I took a few pictures. And I am SOOOO glad I did… when I got the DM from American Eagle I literally flipped out. I said thank you a million times, started dancing and singing and I rushed to tell my parents! It’s an indescribable feeling, but I’ll never forget it.

 

animation of Daevin from Instagram Stories

 

Q: What do you want your social media presence to say about you? What do you want to put out into the world through social media?

A:  Social media has always been super fun for me, but my main goal on my Instagram (@daevinreaves) is to truly show the world who Daevin is. I want my social media presence to be full of positive energy, just like myself. I want to extend and spread all that positive energy through my pictures and interactions through social media.

 

Q: How do you express yourself when you’re NOT on social media?

A:  How do I NOT express myself!!? When not on social media… mostly through clothing. Every single article of clothing I wear has meaning, down to my socks. I haven’t worn a pair of “normal” socks since like 8th grade. It’s always socks with aliens on them, or donuts, or my favorite Kpop band, or some random object. Even today I’m wearing socks with Belgian waffles on them! I feel like every outfit I wear screams “DAEVIN!” or something to that effect.

 

animation of Daevin from Instagram Stories

 

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

A:  My personal style is all about colors, styles, and variety. I really simply wear whatever I think will look good! Today I could go for more of a sporty look, tomorrow may be a preppy look, and the next day an all-denim overalls outfit. My personal style is definitely a reflection of me.

 

Q: What does it mean to you to be a part of AExME?

A:  It means everything and more to be a part of AExME, I am BEYOND grateful and BEYOND thrilled. I don’t even know if it really has hit me yet! It’s so so so surreal, and it’s totally going to hit me soon.

 

selfie of Daevin

 

 

 

How To: Style A Tube Top

Meet this season’s shoulder-baring essential: the tube! In swim and super soft fabrics, this fit is all the rage this spring. See how to wear it below!

Show off your tube Bandeau Bikini Top under a new pair of extra comfy overalls! An easy neutral shade on your Shoulder Tie Overalls lets the print on your bikini and your bright accessories pop.

How To: Style A Tube Top

How To: Style A Tube TopReady for an adventure? Take a Sweater Tube Top and cute Camp Short with you wherever you go. Underneath, it’s all sunshine with a Real Sunnie Strapless Lightly Lined Bra.

How To: Style A Tube Top

The easiest everyday look is all about this Smocked Tube Top, Lace-Up Jogger and Flannel Shirt. Add your campiest Baseball Hat and shine Flip Flops to make it extra cool!

How To: Style A Tube Top

spr1_insta_11How are you styling your tubes this season? Comment below and tell us!

 

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Sweater & Leggings Outfits to Beat the Winter Blues

We know how it goes. It’s winter and you’re practically living in your leggings and sweaters. And we’re right there with you. Cold winter months are the best time to bundle up & stay cozy wearing your comfiest pair of Aerie leggings and favorite American Eagle sweaters. Will the full assortment from our Aerie Chill. Play. Move. collection and all our AE women’s sweaters & cardigans to choose from, you can have a new leggings/sweater combo every day of the week.

Chill. Play. Move. leggings answer the call when you need a go-to style for relaxing, lounging & working out all in one go. Aerie Move leggings use our Feel Cool and Feel Empowered fabrics to create a comfortable, breathable fit you’ve always wanted from your leggings. And since they’re made with medium support, they’re designed to stay in place from running around to your next yoga flow. Feel Cool fabric uses 4-way stretch and moisture wicking to keep you feeling cool even when working up a sweat in a Pilates class. After a workout sesh at the gym, throw on a pair of Aerie Chill or Aerie Play leggings for all-day comfort. These styles use our Feel Cozy, Feel Comfy & Feel Free fabrics to create a fit that moves with you throughout your day. Light support and a soft feel will quickly make them a go-to for all your legging outfits this winter.

Need more convincing that sweaters & leggings outfits were meant to be together? Check out some of our top picks for style inspo!

 

Crewneck Pullover Sweaters + Striped Leggings

AE Sweater & Aerie Legging

Pair your new favorite Aerie Move leggings with a cute AE women’s sweater for a look and feel you’ll love day in and day out. It’s the best on-the-go outfit for transitioning from an early morning class to a coffee date with the girls, and keeps your look fresh with all kinds of new prints and colors. AE crewneck sweaters use bold colors and graphics so you can wear your heart (and your style) on your sleeve all winter long. Relaxed silhouettes are cut for extra comfort for a fit that’s laid-back but not too baggy, which helps keep up the comfy but sporty vibe. Wear your pullover sweater with leggings for a fit that’s all about comfort – from the high-waisted design of the leggings to the super soft, cozy feel of the sweater. Complete this look with a pair of sneakers on your way to gym and you’re set with an athletic look you’ll love.

 

Open Back Pullover Sweaters + Leopard Print Leggings

AE Sweater & Aerie Legging

Want something a little more colorful to start your day? Aerie Move leggings have bright, bold graphics to stand out among the sea of black leggings in your dresser drawers. While those classic black leggings will always have a place in your heart and your dresser, sometimes you want to switch it up with something a little more fun. Cute details like track stripes, leopard prints + more elevate this look with a touch of color brilliant enough to brighten even the dreariest winter days. Since your printed leggings are the star of the show in this outfit, choose a neutral colored sweater to complete your look. Open back pullover sweaters mean you can show off your Aerie bralette, and they make transitioning from errands to the gym effortless. Choose a sports bra with the same pattern for a cute matching style in your next spin class, or change things up with a different print for a bold mix & match vibe.

 

Slouchy Cardigan Sweaters + Tie Dye Leggings

AE V-NECK FAVORITE T-SHIRT | AE SLOUCHY WAFFLE CARDIGAN SWEATER AERIE CHILL HIGH WAISTED TIE DYE LEGGING

AE V-NECK FAVORITE T-SHIRTAE SLOUCHY WAFFLE CARDIGAN SWEATER
AERIE CHILL HIGH WAISTED TIE DYE LEGGING

When it’s time to unwind after the gym, change things out in our Chill leggings! They’re made with our Feel Comfy fabric for an even softer feel, and have NO see-through so you don’t have to worry while kicking back and relaxing the day away. Make this legging look your next favorite with a little help from a slouchy cardigan layered over a v-neck favorite t-shirt! There’s nothing more iconic than a t-shirt and cardigan combo, and when paired with the best leggings ever you simply can’t beat it. Our line of Favorite t-shirts are made with super soft jersey fabrics, and have a jegging length that’s longer for more coverage when worn with leggings. Top it off with a soft waffle knit cardigan made with a comfy slouchy fit for a style that’s just right for all your to-and-from looks this winter.

Show us how you wear your leggings & sweater outfits on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media or blog!

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Camping Guide

Welcome to Camp Aerie! This spring is all about taking a break to unplug, get outside and camp (ok let’s be real… GLAMP) at the first rays of sunshine. Inspired by our trip to Lake Tahoe for our photoshoot, we brought all of our camping tips together—from destination ideas to packing tips to power snacks. It’s all for YOU, happy campers!

Camping Guide

Show this camp what’s up with our newest spring loves!

What to pack:

Don’t forget the camping essentials:

  • Lantern
  • Binoculars
  • Map
  • Cooler for food
  • Tent and tent stakes
  • Sleeping bag (make sure it’s fit for the temps!)
  • Sunscreen
  • Whistlewhere_to_go

Camping GuideWe headed to Lake Tahoe to bring Camp Aerie to life, but there are tons of amazing places for you to unplug and unwind. Here are a few camper-friendly areas we recommend across the US:

  1. Lake Tahoe in California: From skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking and scuba-diving in the summer, Tahoe has fun all year round.
  2. Arches National Park in Utah: If you love backpacking, amazing sights and all the photo ops you could ever want, this Insta-worthy park is for you.
  3. Olympic National Park in Washington: Whale watching? Check. Hiking? Check. Beautiful green forests? Check check and check! This park has a little bit of something for everyone.
  4. Assateague Island in Maryland: This one is for the animal lover. Kayak along the island to see tons of wildlife, including herds of wild horses that live near the shores.
  5. Acadia National Park in Maine: This park is the first place in the US to see the sunrise. If you’re an early riser, you won’t want to miss it!

No matter where you go, be safe!

  • When you’re picking out your camping spot, be sure to find someplace dry, flat and clean.
  • Use the buddy system! Never hike alone and keep an emergency whistle on you at all times.
  • Before you hit the sleeping bag, make sure your fire is completely out and all food is put away.
  • When going to any park—especially a national park—be sure to follow park rules while you’re there to keep our national parks natural and beautiful.

Camping GuideCamping GuideS’more fun? Yes please. Put a new spin on a classic fave with this trail mix. It’s a must for your next hike!

S’mores Trail Mix
WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 5 cups Golden Grahams cereal (reserve 1 cup for later)
  • 3 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (reserve 1/2 cup for later)
  • 1 3/4 cups mini marshmallows (reserve 3/4 cup for later)
WHAT TO DO:
  1. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups Golden Graham cereal and 3 cups Chex cereal.
  2. Combine peanut butter and 1 cup of chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until creamy, stirring every 30 seconds.
  3. Add 1 cup of mini marshmallows to the chocolate peanut butter mix and stir to combine.
  4. Pour mixture over cereal and stir until cereal is coated.
  5. Slowly pour powdered sugar over covered cereal. Mix until cereal is fully coated.
  6. Pour mixture into a separate large bowl and mix in remaining chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and Golden Grahams cereal.
  7. Place into a small sandwich bag for easy transportation.
  8. Enjoy!

Camping GuideAlong with our trail mix, we packed a cooler full of camp-worthy food. Here’s some tips to spice up your camp menu!

  • Paper bag bacon and eggs. Trust us. For an easy take on breakfast, line a brown paper bag with bacon to create a “nest” and crack in some eggs. Close the bag and roast it over a fire grate for ten minutes or until cooked through.TIP: Save the plate and eat it right out of the bag!
  • Keep it classic and roast hot dogs! Forgot your roasting sticks? Find some thin, long sticks and sharpen to a point. Burn the ends to sanitize and you’re good to get cooking.
  • Freeze your water bottles ahead of time. Use the frozen bottles in place of ice in your cooler. Once they thaw, use the water to drink or freshen up!
  • Pack granola or protein bars for some on-the-go snacks that will keep your energy levels high. Fresh fruit like apples, bananas and oranges are some of our top picks that come in their own bio-degradable “packaging.”

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Camping Guide

Retreat Yoga with Erin, Aerie Stylist 

For more practiced yogis, use Erin’s flow as a guide to wake up and start your day.

Before you start, set an intention for your practice. Allow yourself to be present and feel like your truest, most authentic self. Put away any expectations you may have for today, and take a moment to appreciate yourself for showing up and appreciate your body for being here.

Start in a seated position and lengthen up through your spine. Slowly turn your head to one side, then the other. Move to hands and knees, and move through a few rounds of cat/cow. Add a few hip circles.

Open up to your first downward dog. Then, lift your right leg and move into a 3 legged dog. Stretch your right leg forward into a low lunge, and lift up into cactus arms. Put your right leg back, and repeat on the left side. Move through 3 rounds of Sun As. Move through 3 rounds of Sun Bs, adding a balancing half moon on each side.

Move into warrior 1. Open up to warrior 2. Reverse your warrior. Next, move into side angle pose. Reverse your warrior and move through a vinyasa. Repeat 1 more time on the right, then 2 times on the left.

Sit back into utkatasana an open into a twist on the right side. Move through center and open to a twist on the left side. Next, move through a vinyasa and open up to warrior 1. Then, move into humble warrior. Open up to warrior 2, into Triangle pose and then move back into warrior 2.

Move into archers pose and hold for 3 breaths. Then, land back in warrior 2. Open up into goddess pose. Forward fold. Then, repeat 1 more time on the right, then 2 times on the left. Next, move to Eagle. and move your elbow to knee 3 times. Then, leg raise, twist, center, open knee and opposite arm, move back to center, then to airplane, twisting half moon, then tree pose—first on the right, next on the left.

Lay on your stomach on your mat and open up for 3 belly backbends. 2 can be bow pose. Move onto your back and open up for 3 backbends, bridge or wheel. Then, lay on your back with the soles of your feet touching for supta baddha konasana. Move into your inversion of choice, or put hips on a block. Then, move the block up your back for fish pose.

Slowly move into pigeon pose, first on the right, next on the left. Come to a seated position on your mat, and stretch your legs out for double leg extension, first on the right, next on the left. Lay down on your mat for happy baby. Let your knees fall to the left and twist to the right. Flip your knees and repeat on the left side.

Savasana.

Namaste!

Camping GuideWhat are your go-to camping tips? Comment below and tell us!

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THOREAU + TONY

polaroid of Thoreau & Tony

Meet Tony & Thoreau

“We need a lot more love. If I could snap my fingers and change the world, it would just be more love.” – Tony

“My greatest passion is doing anything creative and not tying myself down to one thing… I don’t want to be put into a box.” – Thoreau

questionnaires filled out by Thoreau & Tony

polaroid of Thoreau & Tony

 

Kindred spirits from across the globe, Tony and Thoreau (who goes by Thor) grew up a world apart. LA native Tony is an old soul, motivated by his compassion for others and a firm belief that to make the world a better place, you just need one simple thing.

Hailing from Copenhagen, Thoreau is a multi-faceted creator. Experimenting with music, film, photography and writing, he refuses to be defined. 

“We need to stop and take a breath and realize that everyone’s human. You make mistakes, and you grow by learning from those mistakes.” – Thoreau

These friends and collaborators bonded over their love of music and shared belief that when you put good energy into the world, you get good energy back.