#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Electric Surf

Blow your look out of the water in summer’s most vivid hues with the electric surf trend. Keep the vibe going with eye-catching geo and tropic prints, electrifying graphics and colorblocked tanks. Finish the look with always essential flip flops and sunglasses.

We asked menswear blogger Jamal Jackson from Style Society Guy to show off his #AEOSTYLE featuring electric surf. Let us know what you think of his electrifying look in the comments.

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Jamal from Style Society Guy styles an electric surf inspired look.

Meet Jamal:
Jamal is a menswear blogger who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A lifelong runner, he recently picked up tennis. When he’s not working on his blog, Style Society Guy, he’s hanging out with friends or trying new restaurants.

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Jamal wears our Vintage T-Shirt and 10″ Classic Length Chambray Short.

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Surf electric: nautical meets neon.

What inspired Jamal’s look:
I’ve paired the ombre t-shirt with blue and white striped shorts for a nautical look. To get the electric feel, I added a bright neon jacket. I like to think of my look as something you would see on a modern-day Saved by the Bell Episode.

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Jamal wore hue-on-hue for his electric surf look.

Get Jamal’s look:
Vintage T-Shirt
10″ Classic Length Striped Chambray Short
Tretorn Nylite Canvas Sneaker

We want to see what you’re wearing this summer from AEO. Use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or on our blog!

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Boy Jean Crop

If you haven’t added a pair of boy jean’s to your closet yet, we suggest now is the time to do just that. This trend has already become a classic look in our book and we absolutely love seeing the endless ways fashionista’s are styling them. They are the staple cool-girl wardrobe piece — why, you ask — because you can dress them up with heels and a structured blouse or dress them down with a baseball cap and slip-on sneakers for a casual look. The options are endless!

Fashion blogger Ashlyn from Let It Be Beautiful is featuring a different fit of American Eagle Outfitters jeans on her blog for the next several months. Read on to see how she chose to outfit our Boy Jean Crop.

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Ashlyn from Let It Be Beautiful in our Boy Jean Crop.

Meet Ashlyn:
Ashlyn is a twenty-something currently living in Washington, D.C. with her better half & English Bulldog, Tinsley. She is a physician assistant by day and a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger + part-time graphic designer for Let It Be Beautiful by night. Let It Be Beautiful was originally created as a personal outlet where she could share her life as a physician assistant student. Quickly, her blog evolved into a place to share her inspiration with others. Let It Be Beautiful offers a daily dose of style, design and prettiness!

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Go casual and dressy with a pair of metallic wedges.

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Pair your Boy Jean Crop with a cool graphic tee.

What inspired Ashlyn’s look:
Throwing on a pair of comfy boyfriend jeans & tee is my go-to look year round. You can dress them up or down, whichever your heart desires. I love the mix of girly and casual to create an easy every day look, so adding these fun metallic wedges made perfect sense.

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Cuff your Boy Jean Crop at the bottom for a structured look.

Get Ashlyn’s look:
Boy Jean Crop
Triple Strap Wedge Sandal

Show us how you wear Boy Crop Jeans with #AEOSTYLE for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are one of our favorite spring and summer staples. They’re an easy dressing piece that can work for a festival, date night, or even just running errands. Since we are such fans of their versatility, we asked two bloggers – Katelyn from The Skinny Blonde Girl and Nicole from Dainty Girl – to show us their #AEOSTYLE wearing our Front Slit Maxi Skirt.

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Katelyn from The Skinny Blonde Girl in our Front Slit Maxi Skirt and Denim Vest.

Meet Katelyn:
Katelyn lives in downtown Toronto, loves all things marketing and has a penchant for collecting shoes and lipsticks. Her personal style is always changing, just as she’s always trying new beauty products and learning about new places in the city. The Skinny Blonde Girl is her not-so-secret diary of her everyday life, opinions on places and things and outfits she’s worn. 

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Katelyn from The Skinny Blonde Girl styles our Front Slit Maxi Skirt.

What inspired Katelyn’s look:
The trick to pulling together a chic but comfortable outfit is to combine your maxi skirt with stand-out footwear and a little bit of structure – like my denim vest, also from American Eagle Outfitters. I can see myself wearing this all summer long – from patio dinners to music festivals. I also think it makes a totally simple bathing suit cover for a day at the beach. Just pack a plain white t-shirt (or grey, like me!) and you’ll have an impromptu outfit in 2 seconds flat.

Get Katelyn’s look:
Front Slit Maxi Skirt
Denim Vest

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Nicole from Dainty Girl styles our Front Slit Maxi Skirt.

Meet Nicole:
Nicole Wilson is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger based in Toronto. In addition to working full time as a Marketing Manager and managing DaintyGirl.ca, Nicole also contributes to various national publications, styles photo shoots and she’s a passionate Brand Ambassador for many fabulous brands.

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Nicole from Dainty Girl in our Front Slit Maxi Skirt.

What inspired Nicole’s look:
The AEO Front Slit Maxi Skirt is one of those pieces that every girl needs in her spring and summer wardrobe. It’s effortlessly boho-chic and super comfortable with an elasticized waistband and soft jersey fabric. The slit is sexy without being too revealing and it makes this maxi skirt really easy to walk around in. I styled mine with a basic tank, a printed kimono and laser cut block heels for a bohemian summer look that’s perfect for a music festival, brunch or shopping!

Get Nicole’s look:
Front Slit Maxi Skirt

Show us how you style your maxi skirts: use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or on our blog!

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Americana

There’s never been a better time to show your passion for the stars and stripes. This season we’re all about iconic Americana-inspired #AEOSTYLE, especially with bold flag prints. Define the rule of cool in T-shirts with vivid heritage graphics, printed tanks and denim from head to toe.

Three fashion bloggers—Nifesimi from Skinny Hipster, Jessica from Bows and Sequins and Saul from Trend Styled—created their own take on the Americana trend. See their looks below and let us know which is your favorite in the comments.

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Nifesimi from Skinny Hipster in our Midi Short.

Meet Nifesimi:
Skinny Hipster is owned and curated by Nifesimi, a Nigerian- American living in Maryland. Nifesimi is a lover of all things bold and inspiring, including prints, bright colors and clean lines.

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Nifesimi from Skinny Hipster shows off the Americana trend.

What inspired Nifesimi’s look:
Shorts are definitely a go to item for me during the spring and summer. I love playing with bold colors because of my skin tone. With this look, I’m wearing a color block jacket and orange lace top and nude heels to keep the look together.

Get Nifesimi’s look:
Midi Short

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Jessica from Bows in Sequins in our Boy Jean Crop, Open V-Neck Sweater and Bandana Print Headwrap.

Meet Jessica:
Jessica is a twenty-something living in New York City who is a brand development manager by day and a blogger by night. Bows & Sequins is her fashion-focused lifestyle blog. You’ll find posts about her personal style and current inspirations, her two cents on beauty products, and other tidbits from life in NYC!

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Jessica from Bows in Sequins shows off her Americana style.

What inspired Jessica’s look:
I think a lightweight white summer sweater is a closet staple each and every year! Since the open knit can be a bit, um, revealing, I wore a navy bralette underneath. On a side note, I’m kind of obsessed with bralettes. They are so comfy and add a little hint of sexy poking out from tops. Definitely a do for the summer months ahead!

Get Jessica’s look:
Boy Jean Crop
Open V-Neck Sweater
Convertible Bralette
Chain Braided Sandal
Bandana Print Headwrap

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Saul from Trend Styled in our Skinny Jean and Vintage Pocket T-Shirt.

Meet Saul:
Saul is a Texas-born transplant, stylist, and creator of Trend Styled–a men’s style, grooming, and travel blog. He’s currently based in New York City.

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Saul from Trend Styled wears the Americana trend.

What inspired Saul’s look:
Weekends are all about comfort since most of it is spent on my bike, trekking around the city. As comfortable as I like to be, style is always key. A great pair of denim goes a long way and these white washed skinny jeans are perfect for spring or summer with just enough stretch for long days on my bike. Don’t underestimate a tee—paired with some good denim and basic sneakers, you won’t be at a loss for style.

Get Saul’s look:
Skinny Jean
Vintage Pocket T-Shirt
Canvas Boat Shoe (similar)

Show off your Americana style: use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or on our blog!

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Boyfriend Shirt

As a brand that encourages and appreciates individual style, each week we love the anticipation of waiting to see how notable fashion bloggers will choose to style an AEO piece in our #AEOStyle challenge. This week’s challenge… the Boyfriend shirt, and per usual, we were not disappointed with the results. Three fashionistas and three completely different looks were outfitted to express the originality of Lauren, Megan and Johnnalynn. Read on to learn why they chose to style the boyfriend shirt the way they did and be inspired to create distinctive looks of your own!

Meet Lauren:
Lauren Price is the Editor & Creator of the Atlanta based Fashion & Lifestyle blog, Fashionably Lo. Fashionably Lo is the go-to resource for women seeking the latest trends at an affordable and budget-friendly price-point. Through a variety of fashion, beauty, recipe and decor posts, Lauren combines affordable and quality life & style tips that are sure to encourage and inspire the fashionably broke, chic and stylish.

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What inspired Lauren’s look:
My summer uniform almost always consists of boyfriend jeans, a strappy heel and some sort of easy, relaxed top. This pastel blue Relaxed Dolman Girlfriend Shirt is the perfect summer staple and the latest addition to my go-to summer look. To dress up the more laid-back vibe, I decided to throw on a crisp white blazer and my favorite bejeweled statement necklace, finishing off the look with a summer-ready pastel lip.

Follow Fashionably Lo:
Instagram: @Fashionably_Lo
Twitter: @Fashionably_Lo
Facebook: Facebook.com/FashionablyLo
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/FashionablyLo

Meet Megan:
Megan Elliott is the writer and stylist behind the life & style blog, Lush to Blush. When she’s not working on one of her various creative projects you’ll find her relaxing with friends, shopping, or taking a trip to somewhere new – always with iced coffee in hand. From personal style, her favorite things, and beauty tutorials to weekly giveaways, recipes and DIYs, you’re sure to find something that inspires you.

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What inspired Megan’s look:
I styled this pretty blue top with some casual linen pants and a summer hat for an easy breezy look. The light colors are perfect for spring while the sleeves and pants still keep me fully covered on those windy spring days. I topped it off with a hat to shield the sun and spent the day outdoors enjoying my favorite season of the year.

Follow Lush to Blush:
Twitter: @LushtoBlush
Instagram: @lushtoblush
Facebook: facebook.com/LushToBlush

Meet Johnnalynn:
StushiGal Style is a fashion, lifestyle and travel blog dedicated to the Savvy Shopping Fashionista. Through a variety of personal style, beauty, décor and travel posts, the Atlanta based blog aims to show readers how to look fabulous and travel reasonably regardless of what’s in your wallet.

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What inspired Johnnalynn’s look:
Although I enjoy wearing a variety of different clothing trends, I’m a true bohemian at heart. With festival season now in full swing, I saw the Relaxed Dolman Girlfriend Shirt as the perfect opportunity to style an easy, chic and modern bohemian look. I love how soft and slouchy this shirt is so I thought the relaxed look of the shirt would be a great match with a fitted maxi skirt. My gladiators added a fabulous peak-a-boo for the two slits going up either side of the maxi skirt, and what better accessory to top off a bohemian look than a beautiful flower crown?

Follow StushiGal Style:
Twitter: @FaconConnect
Instagram: @stushigalstyle
Facebook: facebook.com/stushigalstyleblog
Pinterest: @stushigalstyle

Get this shirt:
Relaxed Dolman Girlfriend Shirt

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Colorblock

Colorblocked — the perfect way to inject brights and neons into your wardrobe without being too loud. This trend has been around for the past few seasons and we don’t think it is going anywhere anytime soon. We don’t mind though because the trend is super cool and gives us an excuse to wear bold spring hues.

Menswear blogger Anthony Urbano from Closet Freaks was up for our challenge of styling a colorblocked look with some of our new summer pieces. Check out his look below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Menswear blogger Anthony Urbano from Closet Freaks in our Colorblock Button Down Shirt.

Meet Anthony:
Anthony lives and works in New York City as a structural engineer by day and a blogger by night. Much like his seemingly separate jobs, his style is a cool contrast of bold & trendy with subtle & classic.

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Rock the colorblock trend by matching like-hues.

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Check out the cool detailing on our Colorblock Button Down Shirt.

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Pair your joggers with a cool printed sneaker.

What inspired Anthony’s look:
Blue is my favorite color so when I saw the shades of blue in this shirt, I knew I wanted to pair it with something else in the same color family to play up the color block trend. I chose to do some navy joggers and a fun pair of printed grey sneakers to keep the outfit playful and casual.

Get Anthony’s look:
Colorblock Button Down Shirt
Printed Sneaker (similar)

Show off your colorblocked looks this spring. Use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or on our blog!

 

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