Musically Inspired #AEOSTYLE: 2016 VMAs

It should come as no surprise that one of our favorite award shows is the MTV VMAs. Music is a huge part of American Eagle Outfitters, so we’re constantly looking to music influencers for inspiration and, of course, entertainment. The art of the music video is alive and well, if the hype around the MTV Video Music Awards is any indication – and with buzz-worthy videos like Kanye West’s “Famous” to viral hits like Adele’s “Hello,” there’s a reason for everyone to tune in on Sunday night (not to mention the surprise factor we can always expect from an MTV broadcast!). Below, we’re laying out our most-anticipated moments of the night and sharing some musically inspired #AEOSTYLE.


  • BRITNEY SPEARS: Brit is back. It’s been 9 years since this pop queen has taken the VMA stage, and we know that Britney’s performances are always talked about (good or bad). This year we have high expectations, especially since she’ll be performing her new single “Make Me” alongside G-Eazy.
  • RIHANNA (and Drake?): Rihanna will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at this year’s show and is expected to perform, too. Seeing as Drake is nominated for an award as well (come on, don’t tell us you forgot Hotline Bling already), will the are-they-or-aren’t-they couple collab for a surprise on stage?
  • NO T-SWIFT: Wait, what? A VMAs without Taylor Swift? That’s right, your favorite squad leader isn’t attending this year’s awards… but that’s not to say her name still won’t be swirling! With all the Kanye/Kim/Calvin drama, we can’t help but think that Taylor will still have some sort of presence at the event.
  • VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Five huge names are pitted against each other for this year’s coveted Video of the Year Moon Man: Adele – “Hello”, Drake –  “Hotline Bling”, Beyonce –  “Formation”, Justin Bieber –  “Sorry” and Kanye West –  “Famous”. With talent this big, we can’t wait to see what GIF-worthy drama might happen as the winner takes the stage.


GUYS: Keep your VMAs style on-trend this year with a bold jacket or bomber and cool leather lace-up sneakers. Add some interest to the look by keeping a monochrome feel thru your t-shirt and jeans. Varying shades and patterns look so fresh and buzz-worthy that you might even convince your friends that you’re “Famous.”


SHOP IT: Jacket | Stripe Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Slim Jean | Leather Lace-Up Sneaker

GIRLS: Bold fashion is the name of the game at the Video Music Awards. Don’t be afraid to show off statement-making #AEOSTYLE and throw several trendy pieces into your look. We’re loving this black bodysuit/black denim combo, especially when its elevated with a satin patched bomber jacket. Finish your outfit off with a choker (obviously) and black booties for a look that will show them how you get in “Formation.”

SHOP IT: Patched Bomber Jacket | First Essentials Triangle Top BodysuitSuper Low Rise Jean
Black Round Sunglasses | Velvet Chokers | Cutout Ankle Bootie

Will you be watching the VMAs in #AEOSTYLE? Tweet us your thoughts about the show & show us what you’re wearing with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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How to Style a Harem Pant

Faves for free spirits! Blogger Olia from Love, Olia pairs a Crop Tee with our Harem Pant for an effortless day-to-night look.

How to Style a Harem Pant“For a while now, I have been a HUGE fan of Aerie. First of all, I love their items from lingerie to clothing and more and even more than that, I’m obsessed with the message they portray to women of all ages out there. They are committed to making all girls feel good about themselves – no matter the size – and to be honest, shouldn’t ALL brands do that these days?? I think yes..

Sometimes, even as a style blogger it’s hard not to find yourself comparing yourself to others and trying to fit into these impossible standards that well — when you find a brand that just loves to embrace women for who they are and encourages them to love themselves exactly the way they are, a huge weight is lifted off my shoulders.”

How to Style a Harem PantShop Olia’s Look: Harem Pant |Real Soft® Off-the-Shoulder Crop Tee

How to Style a Harem Pant“Like I mentioned above, Aerie carries tons of amazing items such as lingerie and swimwear but what some may not know is that they also have some beyond amazing clothing/lounge items as well! Since I’m a total Cali girl, when I saw their awesome Harem pants I thought they would be perfect for that comfy SoCal style that I know I love to sport on the daily.

Their Deep Waters Harem Pant caught my eye since I wanted a bright color to stand out at the beach and such but they also have some more subtle colors if that’s more your style. I can’t even begin to explain how comfy these pants are you guys! You literally feel like you’re wearing PJ pants that are stylish enough to wear out. Talk about amazing, right?”

How to Style a Harem PantHow to Style a Harem PantHow to Style a Harem Pant“I also want to talk about how to style the Harem pant since some people think it can be a bit challenging. Since Harem pants sit a little bit higher waisted, I like to wear cropped tops or wear tops that I can tuck in such as a loose tank or even a body suit! I chose to pair it with this off-the-shoulder crop tee in navy. I’m not one to show too much skin but I feel like it shows just the proper amount without it being too much.

Aerie also has some bodysuit options available which I was debating wearing with it as well but ultimately went with the crop top. I do, however, think a bodysuit would be a super cute option and totally different!”

How to Style a Harem PantHow to Style a Harem Pant“Remember, these pants can be dressed up or down depending the kind of mood you are in! Wear them as lounge pants at home with a loose knit sweater for a laid back look, or dress it up a bit as I did for a look you can definitely wear out! There’s one thing you will not regret — how COMFORTABLE you feel in them, that’s for sure!”

How to Style a Harem Pant

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How To Style The Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt With Alyssa May

Lace details and breezy fabrics were made for effortless #AEOSTYLE. If there’s one thing we love about summer fashion, it’s the no-fuss nature of the season. We’re still deep into the trend of pairing dreamy, feminine silhouettes with edgier, worn-them-forever pieces for a look that’s equal parts free spirit and urban-chic. One of our favorite shirts from the latest collection, the AEO Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt, is on our must-have list right now for that very reason. Blogger Alyssa May styled the shirt with an easy, cool-girl vibe that’s perfect for the end of summer heat. Keep reading to see Alyssa’s full look & discover the inspiration behind her outfit.

Blogger Alyssa May styles the Lace Belle Sleeve Shirt.

Meet Alyssa:
“Alyssa May (@_alyssamay) is a Los Angeles blogger and influencer. After discovering her love for fashion, she found blogging as a creative outlet to express her very own personal style. Her self-entitled blog,, covers all different styles– from her girly & bohemian side to her chic & minimal looks! She loves experimenting with fashion and she continues to inspire others to do the same.”

Blogger Alyssa May styles the Lace Belle Sleeve Shirt.

What Inspired Alyssa’s Look:
“When it comes to picking out an outfit, comfort is always my priority! Sure, of course I care about the way it looks– but feeling comfortable (and confident) in your outfit is just as important. This top is perfect for the summer because of it’s light and airy material. I especially love the lace and wide bell sleeves, as it gives it a bohemian vibe. Let’s just say, a flowy top and distressed shorts is my favorite combination for a warm summer’s day.”

Blogger Alyssa May styles the Lace Belle Sleeve Shirt.

Shop the Look: Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt | Tomgirl Midi Short (Similar)
Bar Top Sunglasses (Similar) | Fringe Heeled Bootie (Similar)

Show us how you’d style Lace Bell Sleeve Shirt using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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#TFW your calendar says fall is coming, but your weather outlook says hottest week ever… what to do? Mix and match seasons and make it work!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SHIFTING SEASONSGet Erin’s Look: Scoop Back Romper | Woven Button Down Shirt | Lace Triangle BraletteSunnie Boybrief | Felt Hat | Cat Eye Sunglasses | Dormify Faux Mongolian Rug | Swedish Hasbeens Fringe Sandal  (Similar)

Stay in summertime with our Scoop Back Romper, but start to work in new fall faves with our Woven Button Down Shirt and Felt Hat. Underneath, it’s all about what’s soft and comfortable, and our Lace Triangle Bralette and Sunnie Boybrief are the definition of easy layers.

Shifting from summer into fall and dress in the best of both worlds!


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Top 3 Bralette Trends

From tribal lace to longline fits, our new bralette designs are never ending, so who better to tell us more about these exciting, new styles than Aerie Bra Designer, Yecca? Read on to learn about her favorite bralette trends and the truth about just how many bralettes she has in her closet. Top 3 Bralette Trends The Sunnie is our absolute fave bralette this season, but we can’t forget about all of our new lace bralettes! Can you tell us a little bit about some of the new lace designs?
Absolutely in love with our mesh embroidered triangle, it did so well last season that we brought it back in a beautiful new rust color! It’s an elevated yet simple feminine staple for any outfit! I also adore our tribal lace t-back bralette with special triangle hardware at the straps and square hardware at the center front – this was inspired by a vintage style I came across!

If you had to choose, which bralette is your favorite?
Probably the mesh embroidered triangle– I love the matte texture of the yarns and the pretty back for layering!

Top 3 Bralette Trends We are obsessed with the Boho Longline Bralette! What inspiration did you draw from to design this style? 
This lace is so visual, so I really wanted to give our girl more of it by designing into an exaggerated longline. The dramatic handkerchief hem also adds coverage so that you can rock it as a top!

Top 3 Bralette Trends How would you style a bralette for Fall?
Layered under a sheer flowy low back top with faded skinny jeans and strappy sandals.

Be honest. How many bralettes do you own?
At least 60 – it’s a been a long love affair!🙂

Aerie Bra Designer, Yecca

Bralette Trends

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Last we checked, it’s still summer! Ride out the sunshine in new swim and more from our stylist’s outfit of the week.


Shop Erin’s Look: Button Down Tunic Top | Wraparound Bikini TopBikini Bottom | Fringe + Texture Scarf | Cat Eye Sunglasses

The only mid-August blues around here? This new Button Down Tunic Top! Wear it over our Wraparound Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom for pool days to come, and accessorize with our Fringe + Texture Scarf worn sarong style.

Soak up the summer, girls… it only comes once a year!


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