ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: #AerieSWIM WITH EVERYTHING

What goes with your #AerieSWIM? Everything! But especially AEO shorts. Our stylist is all about the newest Aerie and AEO blues in this week’s look.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: #AerieSWIM WITH EVERYTHING

Get Erin’s Look: Off-The-Shoulder Crochet Tee| Scoop Bikini Top | Crochet Teeny Bikini Bottom Crochet Stripe Tote | BC Footwear Tomkat Sandal (Similar) | Tomgirl Short | Hang Ten 30 SPF Sunscreen | AEO Tomgirl Shorts

With 500+ new Aerie arrivals online now and in stores Thursday, there’s only room for the happiest kind of blues. Start with our Crochet Teeny Bikini Bottom and Scoop Bikini Top, then keep the crochet going in our Off-The-Shoulder Crochet Tee and Crochet Stripe Tote. Then pull it all together with AEO Tomgirl Shorts!

Want to win a trip to Big Sur or a $500 AEO gift card? Set yourself up with the best backdrop and take a photo of yourself in this look (or with any AEO shorts). Then tag it with #AEOSHORTSCONTEST and you’ll be entered for a chance to win! See more details here.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: #AerieSWIM WITH EVERYTHING

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SXSW Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

South By Southwest, AKA SXSW is kicking off another March filled with music, film and interactive exhibitions. From keynote speaker President Obama to talented musicians like HÆLOS, Charlie XCX and more, this year, Austin is set to take the stage to make it one of their best festival seasons yet. Check out what we’re packing, what we’re eating and who we’re excited to see in our festival travel guide.

To Pack: No matter if you’re making SXSW your Spring Break destination or just going for fun, we’re gearing up for a good time.
Girls: Channel southwestern #AEOSTYLE by pairing a crop top to denim shorts and gladiator sandals. Layer with a lightweight poncho and add accessories to make your SXSW outfit pop.

Guys: Pattern is big this season. Incorporate a subtle print into your #AEOSTYLE with our Flex Slim Flat Front Short. Pair with a fresh and light tee, some standout accessories and comfortable sandals for a look that you can take from day to night.

To Eat: 
Austin Food Trucks: We can’t go to Austin without visiting one of their many food trucks. From tacos to cupcakes and anything in between, you’ve got a variety of items to choose from. We’re always up for a Torchy’s Taco.

SWSX Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

Photo Credit: Torchy’s Taco

Emmer and Rye: One of Austin’s hot spots for brunch and known for using local and seasonal goods, you won’t be disappointed with your food choices! The menu changes daily allowing a new experience every time you go.

Voodoo Doughnuts: Originally from Portland, Oregon, these doughnuts are making a mark for themselves in Austin. From their famous Voodoo Doll doughnut to our personal favorite, bacon maple doughnut, these gooey delicious treats will put a spell on you.

SWSX Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

Photo Credit: VegNews

To Stay:
W Hotel Austin: Situated in the heart of downtown, the W provides a unique experiencing for all visitors. Check out the  rooftop pool and sip on a cocktail at the Wet bar for an unforgettable experience.

Hotel San Jose: One of our favorite places…ever. The outside of the hotel is covered in lush ivy and with handmade furniture and custom sheets, this hotel is simply serene.

http://www.sanjosehotel.com/

Photo Credit: RandallMetting.com

airbnb: Feel like staying in the comfort of your own home? airbnb offers a custom experience suitable your needs. We’ve seen some amazing places to rent so hurry up before they’re booked!

To See:
Charli XCX: We’ve featured this British beaut in plenty of our playlists so it’s no surprise we’re excited to see her rock the stage. From “Boom Clap” to “Break The Rules“, we’re guaranteed to have our party shoes on.

SWSX Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

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Crystal Castles: This electronic band from Ontario, Canada curates a rare buzz that leaves the listener wanting more. Known for their  breathtaking performances and unique sounds, it’s no doubt that this band is our on list of musicians to see.

HÆLOS: Another UK band that we can’t get enough of! With mesmerizing instrumental work and lyrics that draw you in, this band is a must see. Check out SEPARATE LIVES, it’s one of our faves.

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Photo Credit: matadorrecords.com

Are you heading to SXSW? Show off your #AEOSTYLE on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery!

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#AEOSTYLE Fashion Roundup: Step By Step

Building an effortless outfit can be as easy as 1, 2, 3… you just have to take it step by step! This week, you showed us simple but striking #AEOSTYLE looks. Making a great outfit doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated. Sometimes, less is more. That means jeans, tees & sweaters can your best friend. A few accessories like the right bag or pair of booties will elevate your style so that you appear more “out on the town” than “in on the couch.”

We picked out some of our favorite #AEOSTYLE images for this week’s fashion roundup. Take a peek at all of the great outfits below, and don’t forget to scroll over the pics so that you can shop each look!

LOOK 1:
@thefoldfiles makes a statement in bold stripes & a wide brim hat. Destroyed jeans take the look from classic to classically chic. Complete the look with dark booties and a small bag for necessities.

Shop @thefoldfiles‘ look by hovering over the image!

LOOK 2:
Play with prints like @goldiesarrow. A flowy, boho blouse is the perfect topper for black jeggings, and fringe booties bring the look full circle.

Shop @goldiesarrow‘s look by hovering over the image!

LOOK 3:
Think spring like @earlymorningblog! A nautical striped sweater is the perfect transitional piece from winter to spring, and when you have a great pair of sunglasses, the world just feels a little brighter. Don’t forget your destroyed denim!

Shop @earlymorningblog’s look by hovering over the image!

LOOK 4:
@another_day_another_outfit stands out from the crowd in mustard yellow jegging crops. A tiered, loose-fitting blouse is a great counterpart to tighter bottoms. Keep the rest of your look neutral if you’re going for colored jeans!

Shop @another_day_another_outfit‘s look by hovering over the image!

LOOK 5:
Wear the updated peasant top like @forallthingspretty paired back to simple, black denim. No need to get fancy when your shirt has great embroidery work! Finish the outfit with tan details in your shoes & bag.

Shop @forallthingspretty’s look by hovering over the image!

Show us how you’re wearing AEO this month by using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery, or tell us in the comments below!

@goldiesarrow shows us her #AEOSTYLE.

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How To Photograph Like A Pro: #AEOSHORTSCONTEST

You may have heard about it by now, but American Eagle Outfitters is giving away a once in a lifetime trip to Big Sur, California and $500 AEO gift cards! All you have to do is take a great shot wearing your favorite shorts and tag us with #AEOSHORTSCONTEST for a chance to win! To help you get the best photo of yourself, we’ve listed a few tips and tricks on what photos stand out to us the most. Take notes and get snapping!

1: Pick a photo-worthy background: We love a good image that goes beyond great #AEOSTYLE. Choose a background that is visually appealing and draws the eyes to your photo. If you live in a city, take pictures with fun skylines or city art. Live closer to the great outdoors? Your options are endless!

How To Photograph Like A Pro: #AEOSHORTSCONTEST

Photo By: @leahgae

2: Strike a pose: Find an angle that flatters your features best. Side angles, looking down at the camera or facing away from the camera are all great options.

3. Check your lighting: Lighting is so important when taking a great photo. Depending on what you’d like your aesthetic to be, lighting can make a good photo great. Check out this awesome article for ways in which you can use lighting to your advantage.

How To Photograph Like A Pro: #AEOSHORTSCONTEST

Photo By: @sisterlystyle

4. Focus, Focus, Focus: This might be simple, but make sure you focus when shooting! The sharper the image, the cleaner it looks.

5: Have Fun: Don’t forget to have fun while shooting! Embrace your unique #AEOSTYLE! We love seeing our customers doing what they do best in AEO.

How To Photograph Like A Pro: #AEOSHORTSCONTEST

Photo By: @kelaaawelaaaa

Good luck and check back each week for our #AEOSHORTSCONTEST winners!

 

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How To Style The Slim Straight Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Winter is winding down which means lighter layers and Spring Break mindsets are upon us. One way to ditch the heavy layers is to button up a pair of our Slim Straight Core Flex jean. With just enough stretch for increased comfort & flexibility, these jeans are made to move with you. Take these on your next vacation or wear them in your favorite city. Chicago based blogger and photographer, John Philp styled our Slim Straight Core Flex jeans in an urban-prep inspired look. Get to know John and the inspiration behind his #AEOSTYLE below.

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Meet John: John Philp is a photographer currently calling Chicago home. He incorporates his playful and creative eye with his passions for travel, food and menswear. John has found the best way to grow as both a human and photographer is to constantly expose himself to new people, foreign places and comically uncomfortable situations.

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

What Inspired John’s Look: At the core, John’s style is urban, with a hint of prep he just can’t seem to shake from growing up in Texas. He has styled the American Eagle Core Flex Skinny Jean with some looks that he’ll be wearing around Chicago this spring.

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Shop The Look: Slim Straight Core Flex Jean | Clarks Suede Desert Boot | Legend Crew T-Shirt (similar) | Wool Peacoat (similar)

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Show us how you wear our Slim Straight Core Flex Jean with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

 

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#AEOSTYLE Fashion Roundup: Add Some Edge

You’re constantly inspiring us to kick our #AEOSTYLE up a notch, and this week we definitely noticed a trend: you’re adding tons of edge to your outfits! We discovered that injecting edge into a look isn’t all that hard – all it takes is the right color scheme and key details like fringe and destruction. We saw tons of ripped and repaired jeggings, especially our new Jegging Ankle, and super-versatile shoes like unique flats and booties. Check out all of the edgy looks in this week’s #AEOSTYLE fashion roundup, and let us know how you add some edge in the comments below!

@sisterlystyle #AEOSTYLE Trend Fashion Roundup

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The ultimate edgy look: black on black. Ripped jeggings amp up the cool factor in this pairing. And black sunglasess? Required.
Shop the Look:
Jegging
AEO Black Cat Eye Sunglasses (Shop Similar)

@_oneatatime rocks #AEOSTYLE in our fashion roundup.

@_oneatatime

Pair different shades of denim together to do denim on denim right. Break up the look with a preppy khaki vest for an unexpected flair. Black booties keep the outfit grounded.
Shop the Look:
Jegging
AEO Western Denim Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Strappy Heel Bootie (Shop Similar)

@forallthingspretty rocks #AEOSTYLE in our fashion roundup.

@forallthingspretty

For a sweet boho look, pair a swingy, patterned dress with simple booties & a bag to match.
Shop the Look:
AEO Pattern Shift Dress
AEO Side Zip Western Bootie (Shop Similar)
AEO Street Level Reversible Mini (Shop Similar)
AEO Cat Eye Sunglasses (Shop Similar)

@ambershann0n rocks #AEOSTYLE in our fashion roundup.

@ambershann0n

A waterfall cardigan adds some structure to these destructed repaired jeggings. Add a bright tee shirt for a pop of color.
Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging
AEO Soft & Sexy Favorite T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Pointelle Waterfall Cardigan (Shop Similar)
AEO Slouchy Tall Boot (Shop Similar)

@jaclyn.lune rocks #AEOSTYLE in our fashion roundup.

@jaclyn.lune

Everyone will have heart eyes for this look, grounded in classic staples like a peacoat and flats but updated with fun sunnies & destroyed ankle jeggings.
Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Jegging Ankle
AEO Soft & Sexy Swing T-Shirt
 (Shop Similar)
AEO Lace-Up Ballet Flat (Shop Similar)

Show us how you’re wearing #AEOSTYLE this month by using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery or tell us in the comments below!

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