Home For The Holidays Packing Guide

Whether you’re going home for winter break or visiting family for the holiday season, our packing guide will have you prepared!

LAY EVERYTHING OUT

Before you start packing things into your suitcase, lay them on your bed so you can see what you have set out. This will help you remember things you may be forgetting and can help with chronic over-packing.

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Here’s what we’ve packed: Slipper | Lace Keyhole Triangle Bralette | Real Soft® Flannel Sleep Pant | Cable Sweater Jogger | Boucle Turtleneck Sweater | AEO Sateen X Hi-Rise Jegging | AEO Sweater All Weather Boot | Hand Knit Beanie | Hi-Rise Play Legging | Cable Pullover Sweater | Fuzzy Scarf | Aerie Sparkle Crew Socks | Swedish Hasbeens Husband Clog | Lace Longline Bralette | Shine Cheeky + Lace | Boyshort | Cheeky + Shine Waistband

BEGIN WITH THE BASICS

Don’t spend so much time planning your outfits that you forget the basics. Start with your some cute undies, a versatile bralette, warm socks, and your PJs. These are the things you’ll most likely spend the most time in.

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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

It’s always helpful to check the weather for  your destination. Remember to bring warm clothes and cold weather accessories when needed. Packing the proper shoes is important. Always have an extra pair of weather-friendly shoes.

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CHECK IT TWICE

Once you have everything laid out, check your haul twice. After you have everything set to go, pack it up in your suitcase. Keep a carry-on or backpack out for last minute additions.

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RELAX!

All the work is done, now snuggle up for some snowflakes and chill. Bring your backpack with you for long trips, making laptops, books, magazines, and snacks easily accessible on the plane or in the car.

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How do you pack to go home for the holidays? Comment below and let us know!

 

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Real Gifts Made With Love: DIY Glitter Shoes

Get your toes twinkling!

What you need:

  • Sneakers or Shoes
  • Spray adhesive
  • Painters Tape
  • All The Glitter!

What to do:

  1. Tape Your Soles & Uppers
  2. Spray on glue
  3. Sprinkle on the twinkle
  4. Chill while it dries
  5. Remove tape
  6. Give with love!

What are your DIY gifts this year? Comment below & tell us!

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Don’t let the last day of summer get you down, there’s back to school shopping to look forward to! Get back to the books and look GOOD while you’re at it with our stylist’s outfit of the week.

Erin's Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Shop Erin’s Look: Oversized Lace-Up Sweater | Chambray Shirtdress | Geo Lace Hi-neck Bralette | Boybrief + Geo Lace Undie | Felt Hat | Fringe Scarf | AEO Aviator Sunglasses | AEO Convertible Bag + Backpack | ban.do Pencil Pouch | ban.do Agenda | Zoella Wonder Hand Creme

Not that you need an excuse, but the first day of school is the best reason to get a new bra and undie set like this Geo Lace Hi-Neck Bralette and Boybrief. Then take notes: our Chambray Shirtdress is made for late summer outside, then add our Oversized Lace-Up Sweater on top when you head into your air-conditioned classes inside. Grab a new ban.do agenda and take it one day at a time… it’s gonna be a good year!

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How To: Pairing Men’s Denim With The Right Shoe

Have you ever put on a great-fitting pair of jeans only to be left wondering what shoes to wear with them? We’re here to help. With tons of fits and washes in our Men’s Denim collection, there’s a style for everyone from the trend-right skinny jean to the classic bootcut. Add shoes to the equation (sandals, boots, sneakers & more), and things can get a little dicey. Keep scrolling down to see how we’re pairing men’s denim with the right shoe.

Skinny Jean x Low Boots
The skinny leg opening of our Men’s Skinny Jean pairs perfectly with a low boot. Skinny jeans are great for showing off a cool shoe thanks to their ability to sit on top of the ankle rather than hang over the shoe. We paired these destructed Core Flex Skinny Jeans with a Chukka boot from Eastland, which sit right above the ankle.

Slim Jean x Sneakers
Thanks to the slim, tapered fit of our Slim Core Flex Jean, your sneakers can do all the talking here. Paired with a hi- or low-top sneaker, the slim jean sits right on the top of your shoe and won’t bunch up. We think a slim jean looks laid-back pegged (rolled) up once or twice, so if that’s more your style, this is the fit for you.

Original Straight Jean x Sandals
The original straight jean has a wider leg opening than a slim or skinny, so it will fall past your ankles and fit straight thru the leg. It’s the perfect match for a pair of sandals or flip flops. We paired the Original Straight Active Flex Jean with a pair of Birkenstocks.

Original Boot Jean x Boots
Our Original Boot Jean fits straight through the thigh and features a bottom cut made for boots, by name! A sturdier boot, like a pair of leather or suede Eastlands, are the best match for these jeans, which will hug the outsole of the boot.

What shoe & denim pairing best suits your #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

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Bloggers Do It Better: Mixing Prints

Bloggers Do It Better: Mixing Prints

We asked fashion blogger J. from J.’s Everyday Fashion to take on an ever-challenging trend: mixing prints. She styled the AEO Contrast Bootie in a fun cheetah print, channeling Kate Bosworth and pairing it with a fun printed dress. Be sure to head over to J.’s blog to learn more and show us how you mix your prints with #aeostyle.

 

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J. from J.’s Everyday Fashion mixes prints with the AEO Contrast Bootie.

 

“Animal print is a neutral, so style these boots like you would any plain brown boot. They look great with everything from a floral or crochet dress, denim shorts and a graphic tee or skinny jeans and a motorcycle jacket.”

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Bloggers Do It Better: AEO Contrast Booties

Bloggers Do It Better: AEO Contrast Booties
We challenged fashion blogger Abby from All Dolled Up to create three looks featuring the AEO Contrast Bootie. Check out how she styled her booties and let us know which look is your favorite in the comments.
American Eagle Outfitters Bloggers Do It Better AEO Contrast Cheetah Booties

“My personal fashion go-to is mixing something sweet with something a little more gritty. I love the unexpected pairing of two opposites and a dressed-down pair of shoes is the perfect place to add a little contrast. While these booties work back to just about every dress in my closet, I am especially loving them with this dress. A little color and a whole lot of sparkle is completely unexpected, which is why it works so perfectly!”

 

American Eagle Outfitters Bloggers Do It Better AEO Contrast Cheetah Booties

“Vests and booties are two of my favorite Fall trends this season and when paired together, they’re a tough combo to beat. Even though this is an easy, casual look, I love how the leopard booties add the perfect element of style, taking an otherwise simple outfit to the next level.”

 

American Eagle Outfitters Bloggers Do It Better AEO Contrast Cheetah Booties

“The first thing I wanted to style these booties with was my favorite tee (complete with leather sleeves), skinny jeans, and a sparkly headband. Not only does this look incorporate some of my favorite Fall trends, but it’s a combo that feels like the perfect Fall alternative to a summer maxi and sandals. A definite go-to outfit for hitting Oktoberfest or a late season Farmer’s Market.”

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