How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Jean with How Do You Wear That?

If the bomber is the jacket of the season, the denim on the season is definitely the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean. Boyfriend fit denim is having a major moment right now, and we’re taking full advantage of the trend. Blogger Cait Warakomski from How Do You Wear That? styled the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean perfectly suited for a laid-back weekend or brunch. Check out Cait’s full look below & discover what she loves about the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean.

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

Meet Cait:
“Caitlyn grew up in a small town in NJ halfway between Philly and NYC (1 hour from each) and 30 minutes from the beach, a pretty ideal spot. She has always loved fashion, but more so style.  Growing up, she would always go to thrift stores on the weekends with her mom. She’d find these really cool pieces in vibrant boho fabrics and while a particular piece might not even fit her, she would still get it anyway because she envisioned how she could ‘make it work.’

That’s when she realized she really enjoyed styling things and putting together different outfits. So, that’s why she always says she likes style more, rather than fashion. Some people may think those two words are interchangeable, but not to her. Caitlyn really likes styling anything – whether it be an outfit, a space, event, website, etc. In June 2015, Caitlyn decided to bite the bullet and launch her blog & Instagram How Do You Wear That. She finally has discovered something that encompasses everything she genuinely loves to do in one cohesive element.”

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

What Inspired Cait’s Look:
“Personally, I am a sucker for boyfriend jeans. I love them. You can wear them with sneakers and look cool or you can dress them up with a heel and look sophisticated. I really feel like you could never go wrong! Anyone else feel me on that?).

Jeans are always really hard for me to shop for because of the fit. Most people don’t believe me, but when I am asked where I shop for my jeans or what my go-to jean brand is, I say American Eagle. Their Vintage Hi-Rise is true to size, flexible and comfy just like their high-rise skinnies. I feel like they just hug you in the right places and after so many washes, they hold their own.

I went the causal route and paired my Vintage Hi-Rise Denim with a graphic tee, simple white sneakers and a leather jacket (who doesn’t love a leather jacket – you could seriously wear it with a ball gown and look good…) I always think – when in doubt, go with denim and or a leather jacket. What are your go-to items?”

How Do You Wear That styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean from American Eagle

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Jean | Moto Jacket (Similar)
Don’t Ask Why Cropped Graphic T-Shirt (Similar) | Slip-On Flatform Sneaker (Similar)

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How To Style The Zip-Up Studded Skirt With Style Lullaby

Nights are getting cooler, but #AEOSTYLE is heating up. We’re feeling the 90s revival that’s happening all throughout fashion right now, and it’s been fun injecting hints of the trend into our everyday look (think lace blouses, chokers, studs & more). One of the main players in the 90s trend is the miniskirt, and we’re so excited to be able to make the most of this classic closet piece again! This season, our miniskirts range from dark denim to cozy corduroy to soft faux-suede & have surprise details like scalloped edges and studs. Blogger Sharon Wu from Style Lullaby styled the Zip-Up Studded Skirt, which is perfect for a night out or weekends roaming. Keep reading to see Sharon’s full look & discover the inspiration behind her outfit.

Style Lullaby's Sharon Wu styles the AEO Zip-Up Studded Skirt with classic edge.

Meet Sharon:
“Born & bred in California, Sharon Wu discovered her zest for fashion through modelling at the young age of 17. Since then, she has worked with many creatives in the industry, while developing other passions such as photography, styling, and storytelling. In 2014, she created Style Lullaby as an open, creative space where she combines them all while sharing her personal style, beauty tips, fun life hacks, and more!

When Sharon is not busy shooting campaigns or creating content for Style Lullaby, she can be found at local boutiques, shops, and thrift stores scouring for unique and trendy pieces to style. All work aside, she loves spending time with her Chinese water dragon, Babadook.”

Style Lullaby's Sharon Wu styles the AEO Zip-Up Studded Skirt with classic edge.

What Inspired Sharon’s Look:
“September is not only the month that it starts to cool down in time for fall, it is also the month that many are returning back to school. In light of summer coming to an end, this monochromatic look serves as the perfect outfit transitioning into autumn!

This black studded faux-suede skirt is perfect for everyday wear this season. It exudes the right amount of edge and cool, while providing lasting comfort. Worn with a simple white blouse and block sandals with metal-detailing, this skirt is sure to turn heads both in and out of the classroom.”

Style Lullaby's Sharon Wu styles the AEO Zip-Up Studded Skirt with classic edge.

Shop the Look: Zip-Up Studded Skirt | Pintucked Button Down Shirt
Swedish Hasbeens T-Strap Sky High Sandal (Similar) | Tassel Mini Crossbody Bag (Similar)

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How To Style The Super Soft Jegging With Catcher in the Style

While we’re all about denim at AEO, we also place a lot of importance on comfortable fashion. We believe that great style doesn’t have to be separated from comfort and easy dressing. That’s why we created one of our newest denim fits, the AEO Super Soft Jegging. This jegging is made with extra stretch and amazingly soft fabric for a fit that you won’t ever want to take off. If you’re looking for even more stretch that won’t bag out, the Super Soft Jegging is also available in with X4 technology! We challenged blogger Thania from Catcher in the Style to create a look featuring the Super Soft Jegging, and she came up with a classically edgy look that will take you from work or class to dinner or a night out. Thania’s full look & inspiration behind her outfit are below!

Thania of Catcher In The Style wears the Super Soft Jegging with ease and edge.

Shop The Look: Super Soft Jegging | Sky High T-Shirt (Similar) | Eastland Classic II Penny Loafer (Similar)

Meet Thania:
“Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, Thania Peck had her start in fashion at a young age, modeling with top designers and photographers all over the world. A passion was ignited for culture, travel, music, fashion and photography. With a distinct taste for art, reflected by her love of punk rock, 80s comics, nature, and the cosmos, her elegant yet quirky blog seemed to be a natural progression of her creative outlets.

Thania of Catcher In The Style wears the Super Soft Jegging with ease and edge.

Shop The Look: Super Soft Jegging | Lace Up Tank (Similar) | Eastland Classic II Penny Loafer (Similar)

Currently, Thania is the Creative Director of lifestyle blog Catcher in the Style. Whether she is finding new looks from a secondhand shop, interviewing musicians/athletes/stylists, crafting together a new shoot with creative forces in the industry or partnering with charities, her organic branding approach is a welcoming taste by designers and other ‘Catchers’ of fashion alike.”

Thania of Catcher In The Style wears the Super Soft Jegging with ease and edge.

What Inspired Thania’s Look:
“As opposed to the usual suspect of an extensive color palette for summer, take a more monochromatic approach on your outfit of the day. Experts say grey is a color that makes people feel self-sufficient. With that said, let a white shirt, grey pants and loafers be your leading uniform transitioning into fall.

This grey denim jegging pant is perfection. It juxtaposes comfort with an effortlessly chic style. It’s great paired with a blouse and an oversized coat for the office and can be worn for happy hour without skipping a beat.”

Thania of Catcher In The Style wears the Super Soft Jegging with ease and edge.

Shop the Look: Super Soft Jegging | Eastland Classic II Penny Loafer (Similar)

Photography: www.braedonflynn.com @braedonflynn
Hair & Makeup: @stardawn_hairandmakeup

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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.

WHAT YOU’LL BE TWEETING ABOUT ON MONDAY

  • 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.

WHAT TO WEAR ON SUNDAY

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.”

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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.”
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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 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, ALYSSA-MAY.com, 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)

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Music Monday: August 2016 AEO Playlist

Keep the revolution going. It’s August, which means we have a new in-store playlist. Our vibe is still going strong with classic favorites and new hits, so this is definitely a playlist you don’t want to miss. You’ll hear artists like The Who, Ramones & The Rolling Stones, plus contemporary artists like HOLYCHILD, Two Door Cinema Club & Broods on our brand new, curated playlist. Check out the full set below, and click through to find the entire playlist on Spotify.

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Music Monday #AEODENIMREVOLUTION August 2016 Playlist

  1. In Common – Alicia Keys
  2. Tennessee (2001 – Remaster) – Arrested Development
  3. Colours – The Avalanches
  4. California – Behari
  5. Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
  6. Rapture – 2002 – Remaster – Blondie
  7. Electric Love – BØRNS
  8. Free (feat. BØRNS) (Tommy English Remix) – Broods
  9. Heartlines – Broods
  10. Liquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley) – Bruno Mars
  11. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) – Cash Cash
  12. Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
  13. You Know It – Colony House
  14. Most Wanted – Cults
  15. Modern Love (1999 Remastered Version) – David Bowie
  16. Suffragette City (2012 Remastered Version) – David Bowie
  17. Talk – DJ Snake & George Maple
  18. Bedroom Eyes – Dum Dum Girls
  19. Drop The Game – Flume feat. Chet Faker
  20. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  21. Eyes Wide – Handsome Ghost
  22. All We Ever Knew – The Head and the Heart
  23. Rotten Teeth (feat. Kate Nash) – HOLYCHILD
  24. Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
  25. Town Called Malice – The Jam
  26. Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
  27. Sorry – Justin Bieber
  28. Parachute Kaiser Chefs
  29. She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
  30. White Street – Kristin Kontrol
  31. Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) – Lana Del Ray
  32. We Got U – Lemaitre, The Knocks
  33. Kids In America – Len
  34. Villainy – Local Natives
  35. Team – Lorde
  36. $Dreams – Max Frost
  37. I Love Me – Meghan Trainor
  38. Follow You – Original Mix – Mickey Cupid
  39. The Ocean – Mike Perry, Shy Martin
  40. In The Arms Of A Stranger – Mike Posner
  41. GREAT NIGHT (feat. Shovels & Rope) – NEEDTOBREATHE
  42. About  A Girl – Nirvana
  43. Another Girl Another Planet – The Only Ones
  44. Bloodshake – Peace
  45. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  46. Never Been Shy – Prism Tats
  47. Pop Song 89 (Remastered) – R.E.M.
  48. I Wanna Be Sedated (Remastered) – Ramones
  49. Pieces Of The People We Love – The Rapture
  50. The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  51. Dancing On My Own – Robyn
  52. It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (But I Like It) – The Rolling Stones
  53. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  54. Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne
  55. Dreaming – Seapony
  56. Rebel Heart – The Shelters
  57. Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells
  58. I’m Free – The Soup Dragons, Junior Reid
  59. Beautiful Thing – The Stone Roses
  60. We Don’t Know – The Strumbellas
  61. Doin’ Time – Sublime
  62. Night Swimming – Tacocat
  63. Habits (Stay High) (Hippie Sabotage Remix) – Tove Lo
  64. Walk to the One You Love – Twin Peaks
  65. Are We Ready? (Wreck) – Two Door Cinema Club
  66. Summertime Blues – The Who
  67. LIKE I WOULD (Oliver Nelson Remix) – ZAYN

What’s your favorite song on the new playlist? Tell us in the comments below & leave your recommendations for next month!

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