Seasonally Inspired #AEOSTYLE: First Day Of Fall Outfit

It’s safe to say that Fall has become one of the most anticipated seasons of the year… and we don’t hate it. Aside from all the hype about pumpkin spice and changing leaves, Fall is a great season to push pause and refresh. It’s a season of change and a time to appreciate everything you have and can do. We’re ready for autumn, and we have the #AEOSTYLE to prove it. Check out our must-do’s for the season and, of course, what we’ll be wearing when Fall arrives on September 22.

WHAT  TO DO THIS SEASON

  • GET OUTSIDE: Make the most of mild temps and go for a hike to check out the Fall foliage.
  • TRY SOMETHING NEW: A food, an activity – anything! There’s never a bad time to take a chance.
  • REVAMP YOUR #AEOSTYLE: Clear out your closet and update your Fall look (hint: our looks below might help!).
  • SET SOME GOALS: Consciously choose to make a positive change this season.

WHAT TO WEAR ON THE FIRST DAY OF FALL

GUYS: Keep your look for the first day of Fall as chill as the weather. Layering is key this season, so mix colors, textures and styles for a cool, casual look. We took muted tones of green and orange and paired them back to one of our favorite colors this Fall, grey. Ground your look with neutrals in your denim & shoes – leather hi-top sneakers are durable and on-trend, perfect for an active outdoor season.

Welcome Autumn with First Day Of Fall #AEOSTYLE

SHOP IT: Military Jacket | Full Zip Hoodie | Find Your Wild Graphic Tee
Extreme Flex Slim Jean | Leather Hi-Top Sneaker | Classic Sunglasses

GIRLS: Laid-back #AEOSTYLE is the goal here, and you can achieve the look with simple layers inspired by the colors of the season. We love the bold color of a red tank, and the floral embroidery in the jacket we paired it with brings some life to this edgy look. Our outerwear of choice for Fall 2016 – the bomber jacket – is on top. Destructed hi-rise jeggings and hi-top shoes finish the outfit.

Welcome Autumn with First Day Of Fall #AEOSTYLE

SHOP IT: Embroidered Bomber Jacket | First Essentials V-Neck Tank (Similar) | Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging
Etched Cuff | Cat Eye SunglassesK-Swiss Classic VN Mid Sneaker

Share your autumn must-do list in the comments & show us what you’re wearing with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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AEO DIY: Sea Salt Hair Spray

From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo some of our favorite celebrities and fashion icons rock the perfect beach wave. We’ve put together an easy step by step guide on how to create your very own sea salt hair spray to give you those effortless ready-for-summer strands. Move over Becky with the good hair…it’s our time to shine.

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Materials you’ll need:
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon water-based hair gel
1/2 teaspoon leave-in conditioner
1/2 teaspoon argan oil (optional)
1 to 2 drops of essential oil of choice for fragrance (optional. We prefer rose or lavender scents)
Pot and stove top (or microwavable bowl or cup)
Spray bottle that can hold more than a cup of water
Utensil for stirring
Measuring spoons

Steps:
1. Heat water just before boiling in pot or bowl. Remove from heat.
2. Add your salt, stirring occasionally until it’s completely dissolved.

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3. Add the fun stuff! (Hair gel, leave-in conditioner, argan oil and essential oil). Stir until ingredients are completely combined.

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4. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before pouring it into the spray bottle.

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5. Give that bottle a good shake.

How To Apply:
Always shake your spray before applying. For best results, spray a few spritzes two inches from roots on either dry or wet hair. Scrunch, twist and toss your hair to create that perfectly messy texture. Spray and scrunch until you’ve reached your desired look! Pro tip: Use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.

Do you have any other good hair DIY tips? Tell us in the comments below!

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Introducing AEO APT: Fill Your Home With #AEOSTYLE

MAKE YOUR SPACE YOUR HAPPY PLACE
Styling tips & inspiration for transforming your dorm or apt with the new AEO APT collection: Feel like you’ve hit a wall in styling your apartment? We’ve got you covered. And your covers. Let’s start in your sanctuary, the bedroom. You want your bedroom to be a reflection of you, so we’re providing some ways for you to make the most of your space, no matter how small.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

BEDDING IS EVERYTHING
The focal point of a bedroom is, well, the bed. You spend a lot of time there. It’s your snooze spot, your snack spot, your chill spot, and most importantly, your sleep spot. Make it yours by mixing and matching sheets and comforters to get a set that makes you want to spend the morning in bed (more than you already do). Whether you prefer a cool, morning hue or a darker, eye-catching print, your comforter should do the job of pulling everything in the room together so you can focus on catching all the Z’s you please. Try and incorporate a textured duvet to add subtle depth to the room, it’ll make sure you’ll always wake up on the right side of the bed.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

GOT A BLANK SPACE, BABY?
Don’t be afraid of blank space, white walls are your friend! Open it up by avoiding darker paint colors that tend to give the illusion of a shrinking room. Instead, juxtapose a bold patterned boho tapestry against a blank wall to elongate and lighten up the space. Throw it over a bedframe to keep a clean look while not sacrificing the colors you love. If patterns aren’t your thing opt for a cityscape or nature scene that allows your bedroom to be your place to escape. Don’t let your walls confine you, give yourself more room to daydream.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

LIGHT IT UP
You can’t go wrong with natural light, but when that doesn’t suffice you need lights that provide a warm and fuzzy wakeup aesthetic that doesn’t feel artificial. String lights are the perfect wall accent; hang them over your bed to get the right lighting for any mood, or bottle them up on a bedside table for a free-spirit, firefly aesthetic. You’ll get a soft glow ideal for mellow mornings or Saturday nights in.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

PILLOW TALK
There is no such thing as too many pillows. Afraid your bed is boring? Liven it up by adding a printed or textured pillow to the mix. A great graphic or text decal can add just the right amount of fun to a room without being over the top. Throw it anywhere, whether it be on a bed or a chair or even the floor. Extra pillows mean more comfy, more cozy, and more you.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

CLUTTER CONTROL
Less is more, especially in a smaller space. While your bedroom should be an expression of you, sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. Pick a few of your favorite photos to hang on a wall chain to add some personality to a bland corner without looking sloppy. Try not to crowd nightstands and shelves with unnecessary knickknacks, instead grab a staple candle or mug and keep the rest of the mess hidden in a vintage storage unit. A clean space is a happy space.

Whoever said that size matters was wrong! The room you’ve been dreaming about doesn’t have to stay a dream, make it a reality with AEO APT. Show us how you style your space with AEO APT using #liveinaeostyle on Instagram & Twitter.

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Music Monday: July 2016 AEO Playlist

The #AEODENIMREVOLUTION starts now… and we’re kicking it off with new in-store music. We’ve curated a playlist filled with revolutionary songs, from your old school favorites like Pink Floyd, The Clash and The Doors to modern tastemakers like Kiiara, Halsey and Justin Timberlake. We have a feeling this is going to be your favorite AEO playlist yet, so keep the revolution going when you leave the store by tuning in to our Spotify version by clicking the links below!

AEO Music Monday: Listen to our July playlist on Spotify, and find your new favorite song.

  1. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  2. Heroes (we could be) – Alesso fest. Tove Lo
  3. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
  4. Fitzpleasure – alt-J
  5. Reflektor – Arcade Fire
  6. Into You – Ariana Grande
  7. Waiting for Love – Avicii
  8. Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
  9. 7/11 – Beyonce
  10. I Got Mine -The Black Keys
  11. Aeroplane Blues – The Black Keys
  12. Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  13. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  14. Outside – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
  15. Farrah Fawcett Hair – Capital Cities feat. Andre 3000
  16. London Calling – Remastered – The Clash
  17. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  18. Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
  19. White Room – Cream
  20. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  21. Under Pressure – David Bowie & Queen
  22. Let’s Dance – 1999 Remastered Version – David Bowie
  23. Titanium (feat. Sia) – David Guetta (feat. Sia)
  24. Enjoy The Silence – Remastered Version – Depeche Mode
  25. Middle – DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine
  26. Break On Through (To The Other Side) – The Doors
  27. One Dance – Drake feat. Wiz Kid & Kyla
  28. Lips Like Sugar – Echo & the Bunnymen
  29. New Americana – Halsey
  30. If It Ain’t Love – Jason Derulo
  31. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix
  32. Civilization – Justice
  33. Company – Justin Bieber
  34. Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
  35. REFOFEV – Kid Cudi
  36. Gold – Kiiara
  37. All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem
  38. Go! (feat. Mai Lan) – M83 feat. Mai Lan
  39. Laser Gun (feat. Mai Lan) – M83 feat. Mai Lan
  40. Birthday Card – Marcus Marr & Chet Faker
  41. Close – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo
  42. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 – Pink Floyd
  43. Pop Culture (Revisited) – The Ponys
  44. Cream On Chrome – Ratatat
  45. Same Ol’ Mistakes – Rihanna
  46. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Mono Version/Remastered 2002) – The Rolling Stones
  47. Hands To Myself – Selena Gomez
  48. Stitches – Shawn Mendes
  49. I Know What You Did Last Summer – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  50. Elastic Heart – Sia
  51. Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Beiber
  52. Someday – The Strokes
  53. Last Nite – The Strokes
  54. Reptilia – The Strokes
  55. Can I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest
  56. YOUTH – Troye Sivan
  57. Second Song – TV On The Radio
  58. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  59. My Generation – The Who
  60. I Want You To Know – Zedd feat. Selena Gomez

Do you have any songs that you’d like to see on our next playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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Love is Love: World Pride 2016

Pittsburgh, Toronto, New York City and San Francisco are not only some of the greatest cities in the world – they also happen to be just a few of the many cities that support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts…Love.

For the fourth year, American Eagle Outfitters is proud to be a supporter of Pittsburgh Pride taking place on the streets of downtown close to our Headquarters on June 12th. And there are many events taking place all over the globe this month! On June 26th, New York City and San Francisco will be hosting their annual themed March and Pride Parade, respectively. We wanted to support the cause too!  So we designed limited edition “Love is Love” t-shirts, underwear and temporary tattoos that will be sold in select stores and online!  To help ensure that these events continue to take place all over the globe, 100% of sales will be donated to InterPride. Read on to learn more about InterPride, what they stand for and the amazing work that they do. 

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Shop the Collection Now: My Bae Is Gay Soft & Sexy T-Shirt, Pride Vibes Graphic T-Shirt, Love Is Love Soft & Sexy T-Shirt, Love Is Love Graphic T-Shirt, #Equal Graphic T-Shirt

InterPride is the international organization that ties Pride together globally.  Members of their organization are dedicated volunteers who organize and work to put on Pride events all over the world.  InterPride’s vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all.  InterPride’s Mission is to increase the capacity of their network of LGBTI Pride organizations around the world to raise awareness of cultural, social and legal inequality, and to effect positive change through education, collaboration, advocacy and outreach. InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for PRIDE events worldwide.  They promote Pride on an international level and increase networking opportunities and communication among Pride Organizations. Learn more at interpride.org.

If you are going to one of these events or live close by, check out the following United States and Canada stores that are selling the shirts: Phoenix, Miami, Salt Lake City, Ala Moana, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, NYC, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Toronto, San Diego, Vancouver, Montreal and Atlanta.

Going to a Pride event? Tell us where in the comments below.

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Graduate in #AEOSTYLE

Congratulations, Class of 2016! You made it. It’s your time to graduate, and we’re going to show you how to do it in #AEOSTYLE. Sure, you’re going to wear a cap and gown for the majority of your ceremony, but you need a graduation outfit to show off when it’s time to capture the moment on Instagram after! The key to a perfect graduation outfit is to keep the look simple, modern & classy. Stick to shades of white, blue, black, grey and tan, since your cap and gown will be school colors. Girls – we recommend a casual heel for the ceremony, since you’ll be doing a lot of walking; a strappy wedge is our shoe of choice since it’ll give you the support you need to avoid tripping on stage! And guys – no sneakers allowed. Keep scrolling down, and get ready to graduate in #AEOSTYLE!

Girls: Light and Classic
You’ve been studying equations for the past few years, so here’s one we know you’ll get: light dress + graduation gown = no distracting colors showing through! White is a traditional, clean color (which is why it’s perfect for important occasions like graduation), and it’s also appropriate because it won’t show through your gown & will look great in pictures. Make sure the dress you choose hits right above the knee so it doesn’t peek out below your gown! Strappy tan wedges are neutral and will pair well with any color gown. If you want to bring a little personality to the look, do it by adding small details like a fun bralette or a statement necklace.

Graduation in #AEOSTYLE! Congratulations Class of 2016.

Shop Our Graduation Outfit Idea: Embroidered Babydoll Dress | Aerie La Playa Lace Plunge Bralette
Strappy Wedge SandalPoint Stone Necklace (Similar)

Guys: Simple and Bright
You graduation outfit is all about muted tones & classic styling. The key to making the grade is an airy button-down shirt and simple pants. If khaki is your thing, then go for it! Remember, black or grey pants would work well, too. If you’re going to wear a patterned shirt, make sure that the print is subtle and not too dark. The light blue striped shirt below will work well since it won’t overheat you underneath your graduation gown – it is a two-hour long ceremony, after all. Casual shoes like boat shoes or loafers will complete your look.

Congratulations Class of 2016! You made it. Now, it's time to graduate in #AEOSTYLE.

Shop Our Graduation Outfit Idea: Core Flex Shirt | Skinny Active Flex Pant | Eastland Boat Shoe | Tumbled Leather Belt

What will you wear to your graduation? Show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram. We want to see those diplomas!

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