#AEOSTYLE: Prep Rock

#AEOSTYLE: Prep Rock

This spring, our designers and stylists were inspired by 90s grunge when creating looks for our spring collection. A combination of influences from both culture and fashion – think Nirvana and Seattle inspired plaids – make up the trend we’re calling prep rock.

What is prep rock? Prep rock is a modern take on dressing down a look by adding details that are just a little rough around the edges. Get the rocker vibe with washed shawl cardigans, distressed denim and five-pocket pants.

Andrew, a graphic designer at American Eagle Outfitters, modeled three different takes on the prep rock look for us for a little styling inspiration. Scroll through to shop his looks and show us your prep rock style on Twitter and Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to see yourself on AE.com.


american eagle outfitters prep rock

Get the prep rock look by adding a denim jacket to khaki pants and a button down.

Get the look:

Medium Denim Jacket

Striped Chambray Button Down

Original Straight Jean

Chukka Sneaker


american eagle outfitters prep rock

Distressed jeans and a washed shawl cardigan dress down leather chukkas and a plaid button down.

Get the look:

Washed Shawl Cardigan

Plaid Button Down Shirt

Premium Slim Jean

Leather Chukka



american eagle outfitters prep rock

Unexpected color and camo print take khakis and a basic t-shirt take your look to the next level.

Get the look:

Legend Crew T-Shirt

Skinny Khaki Pants

Canvas Slip-On Sneaker

Knit Beanie

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