What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

We asked one of our favorite bloggers, Tiana from Thetique, what makes her #AerieREAL. Tiana gets REAL by encouraging everyone to embrace their curves and love the imperfections that make us unique.

What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

 What makes Tiana #AerieREAL:
“I love brands that continuously remain authentic and encourage us all to be proud of the wonderful things we have to offer. The #AerieREAL Campaign is reminding women across the world to love their freckles, embrace their curves, and show off all of the beautiful characteristics that make us complexly and undeniably ourselves. Because let’s face it: we’ve all been “that girl” secretly wishing we had “her legs” or “her hair.” But I can guarantee that while you’re swooning over someone else’s beauty, another person is admiring yours all the same.”

What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

“The truth of the matter is that we all have these insanely unique qualities about ourselves, and they’re what make us the amazing humans we are. So we need to stop looking to others and start looking at ourselves – I think we’d be surprised at how much beauty we find there.”

What Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

Get Tiana’s Look: Pleated Nightie | Supersoft Flannel | Cable Knit Beanie What Makes Thetique #AerieREALWhat Makes Thetique #AerieREAL

Show us how you style the Pleated Nightie  with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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AEO Back to School Essentials

Back to school: you love to hate it, but we love to love it. Why wouldn’t we? The new school year is the perfect time for a wardrobe overhaul and a brand new #OOTD, so we’re showing you some of our favorite closet essentials transformed into back to school looks that will own the classroom.


Back To School Essentials 2015

Boho Top
This season is all about vintage inspired looks. Our AEO Embroidered Peasant Shirt will turn heads with its eye-catching details and breezy feel. Bonus? It’s light and airy, which means it’s perfect for days when the summer heat is sticking around, but it’s still appropriate for class.

Washed-Out Jeggings
The end of summer brings the end of shorts season, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck wearing the same old jeans. Give your look a little edge in our Super Stretch Jegging in a washed out color. Slim fit pants are the perfect way to balance out your outfit, especially when you’re wearing a flowing top.

Crossbody Bag
Step up your bag game this school year with the AEO Leather Fringe Crossbody Purse. Sturdy leather straps make carrying books comfortable, and the fun fringe will complement any outfit.

Long Necklaces
Even though we know and love the bold, bib necklace, we’re challenging you to be different this year and wear a long, delicate necklace instead. Our AEO Turquoise Fan Bolo Necklace will add some glam to your look without overpowering the outfit because less is sometimes more.

Statement Rings
You’re writing all day, so why not add a little fun to your fingers? Stacking rings is on trend right now, and we love piling as many on as possible. Our AEO Turquiose & Triangle Midi Ring set adds a pop of color and unexpected placement above the knuckle. Paired with the AEO White Stone Ring, your accessories totally make the grade.

Bold Shoes
Slip on heels are one of our favorite looks to help transition from summer sandals to fall boots, so we’re happy to see the trend back again in 2015. The Swedish HasBeens Slip In Super High is no exception. Make a statement in super-high, retro shoes when you strut into the classroom.

Original Fragrance
Let’s get real: back to school is one of the most important times to amp up your confidence levels. When you’re confident, you’re able to make the grades, handle the stress that comes with the school year and make a name for yourself. Our AE Me Fragrance for Her will give you the boost you need to be yourself and embrace your strengths.


Back To School Essentials 2015

Denim Jacket
Early fall mornings can get a little chilly. Plus, with class, study tables, football games and nights out, you’re busy and need a jacket that fits your lifestyle. We love the timeless look of the AEO Denim Jacket, especially over a button down shirt.

Small Details
Guys can accessorize, too. Keep your look rugged while adding some texture with the AEO Climbing Rope Wrap Bracelet. We also love a fedora or wide brim hat, especially for coffee with friends on the weekend.

AEO Printed Button Down Shirt
If you haven’t invested in a button down shirt, do it now.  The AEO Printed Button Down Shirt will become your staple top for the school year, from class presentations to date nights. We love it paired with a destructed, slim pant for a mix of edge and prep.

Destructed Denim
Everyone needs a great pair of denim in their closet, and our Slim Straight Jean will be your new favorite fit. With just the right amount of destroyed detailing, you can make these jeans work all school year.

Athletic Sneaker
Meet your denim’s new best friend: the New Balance 565 Sneaker. Long gone are the days when you thought you couldn’t pair skinny jeans with this style – pull the look together with a button down for a cool campus vibe.

Colorblock Backpack
Okay, we know – sometimes studying is boring. That doesn’t mean your backpack has to be boring, too. Get noticed in the library this year when you carry your books in a bright backpack like the AEO X State Backpack.

What are your back to school essentials? Show us how you incorporate them into your life by using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram.

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: College Fashionista Denim Days Edition

Throughout the month of August, we’re teaming up with College Fashionista to bring you a back to school style guide featuring our new Denim X and Flex/Denim fits. First impressions last forever, so we want you to make your mark in our best fit ever as soon as you step on campus. Check out what #AEOSTYLE these five style gurus will be wearing on their first day of class and throughout the year, and don’t forget to start snapping your own back to school photos on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.


Style Guru, Victoria, rocks the AEO Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean
AEO Skinny Tassel Scarf (Shop Similar)
AEO Suede Fringe Crossbody Purse (Shop Similar)


Style Guru, Nada, adds some edge to a prep style in the AEO Denim X Skinny Jean.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Skinny Jean
AEO Favorite Pocket T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
G.H. Bass & Co. WeeJuns Loafer (Shop Similar)


Style Guru, Lucy, shows off her classic school spirit in the AEO Denim X Jegging.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Jegging
AEO Soft & Sexy Striped Baby T-Shirt (Shop Similar)


Style Guru, Ashley, does denim on denim in the AEO Denim X Jegging.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Jegging
AEO Classic Denim Jacket (Shop Similar)
AEO Soft & Sexy Oversized T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Huarache Buckled Sandal (Shop Similar)


Style Guru, Andy, keeps his back to school look clean in the Slim Extreme Flex Jean.

Shop the Look:
Slim Extreme Flex Jean
AEO Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Solid V-Neck Sweater (Shop Similar)

Tell us what denim fit you’ll be wearing on your first day of class in the comments below.

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How to Make Floral Jeans with I SPY DIY

If you know anything about us as a brand, we love a good DIY. So much in fact that we called in the do it yourself expert Jenni R., from I SPY DIY to collaborate with her all month on how to create the perfect pair of jeans for your back to school outfit. Today’s installment features a fantastic floral jean that will have your #AEOSTYLE blooming all year long. Check out Jenni’s easy step-by-step guide below to create your very own pair. And don’t forget to check back each week this month to read Jenni’s DIY posts.


What you need:
American Eagle Boho Artist Flare Jean
Fabric Spray Paint
Stencil Brush 



What you do:
Step 1:
Lay your American Eagle Boho Artist Flare Jeans on a flat surface. Tape the edges of the stencil to the jeans to prevent any smudging of the paint.
IMG_5014Step 2: Spray the fabric paint over the stencil and let dry. Experiment with lighter and darker colors to create a tie-dye effect.


Step 3: Even out any uneven paint with a stencil brush for a DIY boho look!

We want to see your DIY Floral Jeans! Tag us on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

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AEO, STATE & Teach for America “GiveBackPack”

You walk to the register to buy your annual new backpack. The usual scenario plays out. You decide which color suits your vibe, pull it off the rack to check out all the features, throw it on to make sure it’s comfy and then of course casually glance in the mirror. You then decide, “Yup…I’m getting this bag.”

Maybe it’s not a big deal to spend $59. Perhaps you’ve been working all summer to pay for the bag you’ve been coveting since seeing it in the American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stores. Or maybe it’s a future gift from your parents. Whatever the case may be, we want to say thank you. Because you’re not just buying a backpack for yourself, through your purchase AEO will donate another STATE backpack to a local child in need.

Back in 2009, we created Camp POWER – a nonprofit summer camp for hundreds of kids growing up in Brooklyn’s most underfunded, turbulent neighborhoods. The goal of the program was to get kids out of the loud, hot city. But more than that, we wanted to provide positive role models, and give kids a space to try different things and meet new friends. A place that allows them to simply act their age. So many kids in these neighborhoods grow up far too fast. What our program does is slow down the speed of life, and remind them of their incredible value and remarkable potential.

Each summer, we witnessed countless kids carrying all their belongings in trash bags. It became more and more clear that in addition to a week away from Brooklyn, the kids also needed new bags, new jackets, shoes, and a whole bunch of “stuff.” But we also noticed that “stuff” could only go so far. It was encouragement from aspirational figures and love that would propel them to beat the odds stacked against them. All of this inspired us to create STATE Bags.


We built STATE on two cornerstones: 1) for every bag sold, one will be donated to an American child in need – bringing the buy one give one model to our own backyard, and 2) providing inspirational role models in the STATE PackMen/Women – young men and women who have successfully risen from the very neighborhoods we help serve. This is what our GiveBackPack Program is all about.

So as you make your way to the register this season with your (very) cool new bag, take pride in the fact that you’re not just wearing a backpack, but a GiveBackPack. A statement that you made a choice to help improve the world around you.

Thank you to American Eagle Outfitters, its millions of dedicated customers, and Teach For America for making our dream come true in donating thousands of brand new bags – packed with supplies donated by AEO associates – to kids across the US this back to school season.

We promise that every purchase makes a difference. STATE and AEO have your back!

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#Music Monday: August 2015 AEO Playlist

The beginning of the month always signals a new sound in AEO stores. Check out what you’ll be hearing this month while shopping for your favorite #AEOSTYLE. Want more AEO music access? Follow us on Spotify!



  1. Push (featuring Andrew Wyatt) – A-Trak, Andrew Wyatt
  2. SummerThing!- Afrojack, Mike Taylor
  3. Catamaran- Allah-Las
  4. Crunches- Alpine
  5. Molecules- Single Version- Atlas Genius  
  6. Waiting for Love- Avicii
  7. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up- Bebe Rexha
  8. Everybody is Somebody- Chateau Marmont
  9. GFE- Class Actress
  10. Tonight (Young Hearts) – The Colourist 
  11. Thinking of Sunshine- Daniel Adams- Ray 
  12. In The Clouds- Diamond Youth
  13. Eighteen- Dive In
  14. Don’t Stop (Color The Walls)- Foster The People
  15. Body Talk- Foxes
  16. Written In The Water- Gin Wingmore
  17. California Rain- Goldroom, Nikki Segal
  18. Small World- Good Old War
  19. Wild Love- Gossling
  20. Dissolve- Hibou
  21. Sparks- Hillary Duff
  22. Lucky Day- Hunter Hunted
  23. Find Yourself- Jacco Gardner
  24. Forgive and Forget- The Kooks
  25. My Love- Kopecky
  26. You Always Make Me Smile- Kyle Andrews Remix
  27. Hurry Up- La+Ch, Coleman Hell, Jayme
  28. Fire Under My Feet- Leona Lewis
  29. Toys- Life of Dillon
  30. Don’t Just Sit There- Lucius
  31. Cirles- Machineheart, Vanic
  32. Every Day- Magic Man
  33. My Favorite Shirt Is My Skin- MOD SUN
  34. Around the World- Natalie La Rose, Fetty Wap
  35. Cheerleader- Felix Jaehn Remix- OMI
  36. Disintegrate- Painted Palms
  37. Wake Up- Parade of Lights
  38. Where the Sky Hangs- Passion Pit
  39. It Girl- Pharrell Williams
  40. Fun- Jerome Price Radio Remix- Pit Bull, Chris Brown
  41. Don’t Wait Up- Robert Delong
  42. My Type- Eau Claire Remix- Saint Motel
  43. Begging of the End- Samsaya
  44. Ozma- Shannon and the Clams
  45. Simple Song- The Shins
  46. Can’t You See- Skylar Spence
  47. Pusher (Featuring Anna Luone)- Sleepy Tom, Anna Luone
  48. Reflections on Youth- Sonny & The Sunsets
  49. Could Have Been- The Struts
  50. Drive Past My House- Summer Camp
  51. If I Died…- Sweet Baboo
  52. California Lovers- Tori Kelly, LL Cool J
  53. Still Sound- Toro Y Moi
  54. Got Love- Tove Lo
  55. Dream About Me- Trails and Ways
  56. Golden (featuring Sia)- Travie McCoy, Sia
  57. Come Back To Me (Vicetone Remix)- Urban Cone, Tove Lo
  58. Great Summer- Vance Joy
  59. Can’t Feel My Face- The Weekend
  60. Bros- Wolf Alice
  61. Shine- Years & Years
  62. So Cruel- Young Empires
  63. Lush Life- Zara Larsson 
  64. Beautiful Now- Dirty South Remix- Zedd, Jon Bellion
  65. Hypnotic- Zella Day

What songs would you like to hear in our September 2015 playlist? Tell us in the comments below.

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