How To Style The Southwestern Mini Skirt With The Tique

We’re loving the southwestern-inspired prints and patterns this holiday season. One skirt that we’re obsessing over is our Southwestern Mini Skirt. With hues of reds, blues and earth tones, this skirt is a perfect getup for the colder months. Tiana from Thetique channels her favorite colors of Autumn into her #AEOSTYLE. Get to know Tiana and the inspiration behind her look below.


Meet Tiana: “Tiana, by definition, is a native Nebraskan turned honorary Nashvillian. However at heart, she is a creative, a dreamer, and an optimist of all sorts. You can find her blogging about life, style, and important matters of the heart at Thetique, a space rooted in the belief that there is beauty in everything. At the end of the day, Tiana believes in things like meaningful conversation, a life lead with intentionality, and running steadfastly in the direction of your dreams.”


What Inspired Tiana’s Look: “Inspired by the many layers of the autumnal season up us, I wanted to keep things versatile in this casual, ready-to-wear look. The Southwestern Mini Skirt offers a rich complexity that pairs beautifully with any of your chunky knits or favorite denim. And because it is so subtle but truly a statement piece, I wanted to complete the look with simple layers that I could easily add to or shed away. That way, no matter what the temperature or occasion, you always look ready for an adventure.”


Shop Tiana’s Look: Southwestern Mini Skirt | Denim Western Shirt (similar) | Southwestern Fringe Poncho (similar)


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How To Create A DIY Patch-Covered Outerwear Jacket

Temperatures are dropping but that doesn’t mean you have to lower your #AEOSTYLE standards too! Erik from MOG Blog put together a super easy step-by-step guide on how to create your very own patch covered outerwear using our Aviator Jacket. Get to know Erik and the inspiration behind his work below.

What Inspired Erik’s Look: “I chose to wear the jacket with a really simple outfit underneath. Because it’s is one-of-a-kind, I wanted it to be the star player of this look. A simple black hoodie, tee shirt and jeans, contrasted with a great pair of suede boots. Add any signature jewelry you typically wear (for me, it’s this vintage gold bracelet) and you’ve got a look that’s uniquely you – and that’s the best part!”


Step 1: Go hunting for patches, pins, buttons and anything else you’d like to adorn your jacket with. I found these at a cool vintage store in my neighborhood, though there’s plenty of great resources online. Check out Etsy as well!



Step 2 – Gather your materials, including a needle and thread, some scissors, and Fabri-tac (or similar fabric glue.)

DIY Patchwork Aviator Jacket American eagle outfitters

Step 3 – Lay out your design, and when you’re satisfied, attach the patches either by sewing or gluing with Fabri-tac. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle before washing or wearing. I’m sewing mine, because I would be letting myself down after my years as a costume designer in grad school, if I had decided to glue. Lol.

DIY Patchwork jacket American eagle

Step 4 – Last, but not least – attach your pins and buttons and get stylin’!”

DIY Patch Work Jacket American Eagle

Show us how you wear our Aviator Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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Brands We’re Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX because they believe in your REAL beauty. Sisters Ally and Taylor, along with their mom, Jenny, make fun, wearable products to enhance everything that makes you, you!

Follow along as they show us a day in the life of girls who mean business!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

40+ NEW beauty faves from NUDESTIX are now online at!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX’s Magnetic Eye Color collection. Treat yourself to an uber long-wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, colors, lines and primes! They are easy to blend and waterproof.

Plus, NUDESTIX is preservative free, vegan and certified USDA organic. Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Shop now: NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Each pencil comes in an eco-packaged tin with a mirror and sharpener. Take it to go or add it to your morning beauty routine!

Visit our Times Square store on Sunday, November 15th to meet the girls and get a free makeover. The first 200 guests get a free mini lip and cheek pencil, too!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Show us how you work NUDESTIX into your beauty routine with #AERIExNUDESTIX!

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How to Style a Vest

Elevate your look by adding the Aerie Bonfire Vest!  Mel Denisse pairs our favorite cozy layer with the Aerie Flowy Nightie and vegan leather leggings during a recent trip to NYC.

How to Style a Vest

What Inspired Mel’s Look: 
“I felt right at home with this flowy nighty and bonfire vest from Aerie, making a perfect match of dressy and cozy. The temperature drastically changed during the trip, and I wasn’t quite ready to throw on a big coat yet, so I paired these two pieces to layer on and off throughout the day. They were so comfy that I kept them for night time lounging after the long days too. That versatility is one of my favorite things about these pieces.“

How to Style a Vest

Get Mel’s Look: Aerie Bonfire Vest | Aerie Flowy Nightie

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

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Show us how you style the Aerie Bonfire Vest with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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How To Style The Smocked Romper With The Style Bungalow

The holiday season is upon us which means there is plenty to celebrate! Celebrations mean hanging out with loved ones, eating delicious food and finding new holiday outfits to show off. Our Smocked Romper has you covered with a free-spirited pattern & button details and will keep you looking great all winter long. Stephanie from The Style Bungalow styled our romper in a festive way that is perfect for any season. Get to know Stephanie and the inspiration behind her #AEOSTYLE below.

How to style the AEO Smocked Romper

Meet Stephanie: Stephanie is a twenty-something, former ballerina turned PR pro living in South Florida. Addicted to fashion, she started her blog, The Style Bungalow, in March 2014 as a way to share her personal, relatable style, inspirations and thoughts. She believes the choices you make in your day-to-day outfits can send a powerful message. From cool confidence to chic and sophisticated to free-spirited and creative, she feels it’s important to reflect who you are and what you feel through your personal style. When she’s not home blogging, working or dancing the night away, Stephanie can be found running around town searching for cool pieces, spending time with her friends or soaking up the Florida sun!

How to style the AEO Smocked romper

What inspired Stephanie’s look: “This romper rocks! It’s quickly becoming my favorite – and a piece that I definitely plan on wearing throughout the winter months here in Florida. I love it because it’s easy to wear and goes with everything in my closet right now! For this outfit, I threw on a pair of fringe heels and styled it with a denim jacket and felt hat to make it causal. You can also wear it with slouchy boots, a heavier jacket and a cute crossbody bag, but I prefer sandals – especially since it’s still so warm here in Florida!”

How to style the AEO smocked Romper

Shop the look: Smocked Romper | Light Destroyed Denim Jacket (similar) | Wool Panama Hat (similar) | Double Pouch Crossbody Bag (similar)

How to style the AEO Smocked Romper

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Honoring Our Veterans At AEO

On November 11, we annually memorialize the Veterans who have served in all branches of the military. Today and every day, AEO is grateful for the men and women who have given their time – and their lives – to protect and serve our country. We are proud to work alongside several veterans, who are continuing their post-military careers with us at AEO. Below, we’re introducing you to two of those men: Keith Deisenroth and Jason Reighard.


What is your role at AEO?
Security / Loss Prevention Supervisor at the Hazleton Distribution Center.

In what branch of the military did you serve and for how long?
Retired United States Marine with 17 years of service.

Where were you based during your service?
I’ve been stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA; Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA; Completed a successful tour as a Marine Recruiter working out of Permanent Contact Station Walnutport, PA; Camp Lejeune, NC.

Why did you decide to join the military?
I’d like to quote the Honorable Mr. Ronald Regan here: “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world, Marines don’t have that problem.” Prior to enlisting into the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program, I was unsure of what it is I wanted to do with my future, but I felt like I had an obligation to give back to this country, like so many did before.


Do you have any advice for people who are thinking about serving?
Yes, put %100 effort into everything you do and you will be successful. Mistakes will be made. Learn from those mistakes and pass on that knowledge to others.

Who was your biggest supporter during your service?
My wife, Jamie. We were married in 1997, and she, along with my two children, are my biggest motivation.

Did you learn anything about yourself or the world around you during your service?
Yes, the world is a very unstable place, and you always have to be ready to face the “unknown” or the “unexpected”.

What are your plans for the future?
I’d like to be in a position to fully retire at a decent age in order to spend as much time as possible with my family.

Veterans' Day


What is your role at AEO?
Security & Emergency Management Supervisor, Oversee the corporate initiative to provide safe and secure work environment and ensure the protection of company assets. Maintain physical security of American Eagle Outfitters Ottawa Campus.

In what branch of the military did you serve and for how long?
United States Marine Corps, 5 years

Where were you based during your service?
Bangor, WA & Camp Pendleton, CA

Why did you decide to join the military?
I joined the USMC because it’s a desire I had since I was a little kid. I knew growing up I looked up to the military and knew it was a career path I wanted to choose. Going into my senior year I knew if I was going to join the military it was going to be the Marines. Marines emulated the kind of competitiveness I’ve always had.


Do you have any advice for people who are thinking about serving?
It’s a choice that is difficult to make and one at first you might regret, but after getting out of the Marines it’s a choice I wouldn’t change for the world.

Who was your biggest supporter during your service?
My Family.

Did you learn anything about yourself or the world around you during your service?
I learned how great our Country truly is and how blessed our life is in America. The countries I have been to have shown me not to take the small things for granted.

What are your plans for the future?
My plans are to continue to grow my career at AEO.

AEO would like to thank Keith, Jason and the veterans employed by AEO, as well as all veterans across the country, for their service.

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