Giving Back: Teach for America

As a company, we believe in supporting youth empowerment and education, so when it came time to select an organization to support, Teach For America was a natural choice. If you’re not familiar with Teach for America, you should be. Teach For America is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit a minimum of two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

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In October, Marcie Eberhart, Director of the AEO Foundation, along with AEO Style Director, Preston Konrad and Lauren Rourke, Manager of Styling, visited a classroom at New York City public school Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, also known as WHEELS, to talk fashion and the importance of education. WHEELS, founded by Teach For America alumnus Brett Kimmel (Houston Corps ‘96), serves 650 students in grades six through 12, nearly all of whom are people of color and 100 percent of whom are growing up in poverty. The school is posting impressive results; students exceed the citywide average pass rates on the Regents exams and 100 percent of their graduates have been accepted to college in the past several years. Preston and Lauren spoke about their journey through the fashion industry, eventually landing the job of their dreams at AEO, and spent time answering the students’ questions.

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The entire junior class received a free pair of AEO Jeans.

Teach for America

Teach for America

This holiday season, we’re asking you to help give back. When you purchase an AEO gift box in stores for 50 cents, you will help a child in need. 100% of proceeds from gift box sales will be donated to Teach For America (up to $100,000) to sponsor 18 classrooms for one year.

Teach for America

Teach for America

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The two wardrobe pieces every girl needs this season

What do you get when you combine one of Fall’s biggest trends and our best jean fit ever? Pure perfection, that’s what. Jessica from Bows & Sequins shows off her best assets in our high performance stretch Denim X and coveted Blanket Scarf below.

Meet Jessica:
Jessica Sturdy is a twenty-something living life to the fullest in New York City. By day, she is the Brand & Business Development Manager for an up & coming jewelry brand and by night, she writes Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog. On Bows & Sequins, you’ll find Jessica’s feminine, polished, and playful take on personal style, beauty products and tutorials, home decor, fitness, & food. Jessica has been featured in Lucky Magazine & Teen Vogue, as well as on Elle.com, Glamour.com, The Glitter Guide, and more.

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What inspired Jessica’s Look:
One of my favorite color combinations in the fall is mixing camel with deep berry tones. To style this look, I started with these fun wine-hued Jegging. The color is perfect for the upcoming holiday season! I knew I was going to wear a rich camel-colored coat, so I kept my sweater muted to let the jeans stand out. I topped in off with a chic blanket scarf, which is a must-have for the season!

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Shop Jessica’s Look:
Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging
Plaid Blanket Scarf
Zip Back Crew Sweater (Similar)
Leopard Print Ballet Flat  (Similar)

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Show us how you style the Denim X with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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Get inspired: The AEO Holiday 2014 Collection

The wish is just the beginning. Watch our AEO Holiday 2014 video and get inspired by all the great gifts to give (and get).

Check out the full collection at ae.com.

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#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

With high performance stretch that never loses its shape, you can show off your best assets in Denim X. We asked two of our favorite bloggers, Megan from  Styled Avenue and Cat from Cat Wright Style, to show us how they style our best jean fit ever.

Meet Megan:
Megan is a 20-something year old from Salt Lake City, Utah. She started Styled Avenue to capture all of her favorite styles and trends and has always loved to have fun with style, mix and match and get creative in the way to express herself.

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What inspired Megan’s outfit:
I picked items I thought would really fit my personality while dressing for a fun fall day with my family or friends. I have loved my cable knit sweater (I haven’t taken it off) and love how it can be a dressy piece or a piece I can effortlessly wear around the house!

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Get Megan’s Look:
Denim X Sky High Jegging
Chunky Cable Knit Cardigan
Lace Top Tank
Stacked Heel Bootie (Similar)

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Meet Cat:
Los Angeles’ Cat Wright doesn’t just write about sartorial ways she creates them as well. When she’s not in-and-out of LA showrooms and boutiques or sharing her signature looks on Cat Wright Style, Cat is covering the fashion scene. A regular contributor to online outlets Racked LA, Societe Perrier and E! Online…awards season anyone? She got her journalistic start as Fashion Editor at LA’s Bunker Hill Magazine.  Raised in a small Kentucky town, Cat knew from an early age that Hollywood¹s closets were calling to her, “I was born obsessed. I was five years old and we were driving five hours so I could wear clothes the other kids weren’t. Not much has changed.”

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What inspired Cat’s outfit:
I am forever a lover of crop tops but have had so much trouble finding a pair of high-waisted jeans that fit right! Usually they’re either too small or too big in the wrong places or they flatten out the booty. All hail these perfectly stretched pair that have given my favorite style of shirt some winter love and hug the curves just right. I’m a hippie at heart so I added the blue hat to pull out the color of the bright blue denim. For those who feel like it’s too much skin for a daytime stroll, an oversized button-up is the perfect addition (I shopped for mine in the men’s department). #AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Denim X

Get Cat’s look:
Denim X Sky High Jegging
Marled Cropped Sweater (Similar)
BC Away We Go Peep Toe Bootie (Similar)

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Show us how you style the Denim X with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

 

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Introducing American Beagle Outfitters

Introducing American Beagle Outfitters

Earlier this year, we played an April Fool’s joke and introduced a line of apparel for dogs called ‘American Beagle Outfitters.’ After the joke was unveiled as a hoax, the disappointing response of dog owners was overwhelming – so here it is, our OFFICIAL debut of the collection including beanies, puffers and sweaters for you and your pup (For real this time.)

Here are some of our favorite pup looks from the line:

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‘Bone ZoneBeanie (similar style) paired with silver Pupper Jacket

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Keep your dog stylishly warm in our Fair Isle Sweater.

7 - CopyThe ultimate trend alert. Show off your dog’s cozy and cute style in our silver Pupper Jacket.

Show us you and your pup’s matching style with #ABOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery, Instagram, Tumblr or on our blog!

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

We’re taking advantage of some serious fringe benefits this season. All jokes aside, we’re totally obsessed with our Open Fringe Cardigan and you should be, too.

We asked two of our favorite bloggers, Jess from The Golden Girl and Megan from Lush to Blush, to show us their take on this free-spirited trend.

Meet Jess:
Jess is the Founder & Editor of The Golden Girl, a life and style blog based in Chicago. She loves red lipstick and French Bulldogs, and when she’s not blogging, she can be found at the closest Dim Sum establishment or exploring the city with her Canon in tow.

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What inspired Jess’s look:
This sweater is is the ultimate casual fall essential! Since I work remotely, my favorite coffee shop is usually my office. It’s become my “work outfit” staple — comfy and cozy has never been so stylish! I paired mine with a pair of high-waisted jeggings and my favorite graphic tee. (I’ve got an obsession with French Bulldogs!) My favorite compliment to the sweater is these amazing boots, which add a little edge. They’re rugged and glam all at the same time. Finally, I added high knee socks for added warmth. (Combatting the Chicago weather is a full-time job!)

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Get Jess’s look:
AEO Hooded Blanket Sweater
Sky High Jegging (Similar)
BC Big City Boot
Shimmery Cable Knit Boot Sock (Similar)
#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

Meet Megan:
Megan Elliott is the creator and blogger behind Lush to Blush. She is an avid lover of the earth and everything on it, especially flowers, and has been a vegetarian for seven years. On her blog, she explores fashion, lifestyle, and all things lovely.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

What inspired Megan’s look:
I’ve been searching for the perfect wine colored sweater for quite some time now and I’m so glad that I finally found it at American Eagle Outfitters. There were actually a few different sweaters I was deciding between, but ultimately chose this one because of its rich hue and perfect amount of thickness. I layered it with a relaxed, boho style cardigan to keep warm and to keep the look casual. I have to say, I’m not typically a ripped jeans kind of girl, but I figured it’s important to have at least one pair in my closet, and when I tried these high rise skinnies on, I knew I had to have them. Finally, I let my socks peek out from under my boots for a little extra cozy factor.

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

Get Megan’s look:
Open Fringe Cardigan
Heathered Raglan Crew Sweater
Hi-Rise Jegging 
BC Lace Back Boot
Shimmery Cable Knit Boot Sock
#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Open Fringe Cardigan

Show us how you style the Open Fringe Cardigan with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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