THE VINTAGE HI-RISE FESTIVAL: LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTION

Blink and you’ll miss ’em. (Like, for real.)

Our (extremely) limited-edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival collection just landed and it. is. so. GOOD. Designed by artists, this exclusive trio was inspired by the music, art and pop culture of three iconic decades – the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Each design is limited to just 500 hand-numbered pairs.

And when they’re gone… they’re GONE.

Luckily, we’ve got all the deets on what makes each pair totally unique, the inspiration behind their one-of-a-kind designs AND we even scored some tips from our stylist.

Read on for all the details and check out the entire Limited-Edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival collection here.

Ltd. Edition ‘70s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Picture it… it’s 1977. You’re road-tripping across the country in a tightly packed car, singing along to the radio (yes, the radio – it’s the ’70s, guys) with your friends… And of course you’re wearing your lucky shorts – embellished with the paint splatters, studs, lived-in destruction and colorful patches you’ve collected along your journey.

Ltd. Edition ‘80s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Next stop: we’re time-traveling to the ’80s. A nod to early 1980s NYC street culture, this eye-catching design features a bright-white wash illustrated with vivid graffiti-inspired details and spray-paint-like splashes of color.

Ltd. Edition ‘90s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Last but not least, our ’90s edition was inspired by early-1990s punk rock and is decked out with metallic-silver embroidery, doodled artwork (butterflies, stars, spaceships, flames – you name it) and statement-making patches.

STYLED 2 WAYS: FEATURING THE ’70s VINTAGE HI-RISE FESTIVAL

Love ’em, but not quite sure how to wear ’em? Never fear! Our lead stylist put together two easy-to-replicate outfits that highlight this free-spirited pair’s best features. Check out her tips and shop each look with the links below!

LOOK 1: WEEKEND WANDERLUST

Let those studs, patches and paint splatters do the talking by keeping the rest of the look simple. A classic striped tank (the cropped silhouette won’t cover any of the short’s awesome details), distressed denim jacket and leather ankle booties make for a go-anywhere, do-anything look that blends retro vibes and modern appeal. Add your favorite sunnies and BOOM.

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Ribbed Lace-Up Tank |AEO Round Sunglasses| AEO Fray Hem Denim Jacket |Bed Stu Rove Bootie| Product |

LOOK 2: FESTIVAL FEELS

We love this unexpected combo of rock-and-roll edge and soft, neutral notes. Play with textures and prints by mixing crochet, metallics, knits, camo… The options are endless! And thanks to this look’s easy layers and comfy-cute sneakers, you’ll be cool and comfortable from day to night.

SHOP THE LOOK: Product | AEO Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses | AEO Stay Lovely Camouflage JacketAEO Open Stitch Hi-Neck Tank |Brooks Vanguard Heritage Sneaker |

Which Limited-Edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival short are you loving? Tell us in the comments below, and show us how you wear YOURS with #WeAllCan.

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Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts & More!

Festival season is right around the corner! Get your packing list set with versatile pieces that easily go from daytime concerts to nighttime fun.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

If you’re going all in with a camping festival, bring only the essentials with you. Easy pieces like our Boho Lace Bralettes can double as tops and work under any tank.

Don’t feel like doing your hair? Get up and go with a fun hat! Grab your camera and cross body bag to keep your essentials at your side at all times.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

Hot sunny days call for cool light shirts like our Rumba Ruffle Top made from a soft and flowy gauze fabric with pretty features like embroidery. Show off your legs for summer days on the bottom with our Hot Hot Hot Shorts!

After sunset, layer with a classic and comfy denim jacket.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

Ready to zip your bag and head out? Remember your sunnies and a bandana, and you’ll be ready to rock on!

 

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How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short with Summer of Diane

With Spring Break and beach vibes on our mind, we’re ready to feel the sun on our skin and wishing for the warm weather to arrive. Blogger Rachael Proctor from Summer of Diane is helping is kick off shorts season by styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival shortie and pairing it back to with shoulder-baring silhouette. We love the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival because of its versatility, whether you’re going for a sport to street or beachy chic look, and durability. Rigid denim is making a comeback in jeans, denim jackets and now – these shorts! To learn more about the fit of non-stretch denim, be sure to check out our styling tips here, and keep reading to get to know Rachael & what inspired her shorts look below.

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Meet Rachael:
“Rachael is the pint-sized, fashion loving, rebel behind the Miami-based style website Summer of Diane.  She launched her site after hanging up her hair stylist shears to become a full-time gypsy, having lived on both coasts totaling 5 states in the past 5 years.  She has finally settled her roots in Miami, but the constant change solidified her longstanding belief that it’s never too late to start a new adventure.  Summer of Diane is where she shares her bohemian beach style, travel inspiration, & passion for all things tropical.”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

What Inspired Rachael’s Look:
“Being a self-proclaimed denim short aficionado, I have to admit that these Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are one of my favorites.  I absolutely love that they have zero stretch to the fabric, which makes them feel like genuine vintage shorts.  I know we’ve all been conditioned to equate stretch with comfort, but rest assured they are so soft & broken-in, that there is nothing uncomfortable about them.  Additionally, I would consider myself fairly petite, standing in at 4’11”, and I love how flattering the Hi-Rise style is on my smaller frame.  These shorts have even managed to give me the illusion of having curves, & that my friends, is nothing shy of a miracle.

With festival & outdoor concert season right around the corner, I wanted to put a fun look together to kick start your summer inspiration.  I paired the shorts with this feminine lace top because I felt like it was a nice juxtaposition against the ultra-distressed denim.  I topped the look off with some whimsical accessories & a pair of chunky platforms.  My personal style definitely leans more to the adventurous side than most, but I feel like festival season is the perfect time to experiment with your own look.  So have fun, throw some glitter on your face, & pick up a pair of these amazing shorts—You won’t regret it!”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Festival | Cold Shoulder Top (Similar) | BC Footwear Set Me Free Bootie (Similar)
Street Level Tote (Similar) | Kitsch Elevated Straight Bobby Pins (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shortie using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Gift Guide: The Princess And The PJ’s

This holiday is all about a REAL fairy tale, and our holiday gift guide lets you SHOP by fairy tale! The Princess And The PJ’s is our collection for all the sleeping beauties on your list.
Gift Guide: The Princess And The PJ'shttps://www.ae.com/gifts-shop-by-fairy-tale/web/s-cat/8100145?cm=sUS-cUSD?icid=aerie_Social_161109_40

Lace bralettes, new Rise & Shine Satin PJ’s and velvet boxers in this collection will get any princess ready for her next 100 years of sleep.

Gift Guide: The Princess And The PJ's

Shop the look: Cap Sleeve Bralette, Princess Sleep Mask, Rise & Shine Satin PJ Top, Silky Sleep Tank, Velvet Ribbon Hair Ties, Velvet Boxer, Magical Graphic Slipper, Rise & Shine Satin PJ Bottom

Which fairy tale fits your personality? Tell us below!

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Outdoor Adventures In AEO Flex Shorts

Now that warm weather has arrived, it’s time for your casual look to undergo a drastic change; trade in those sweaters & boots for shorts & sandals and get outside! Even if you’re short on time, there are plenty of adventures waiting. To take the guesswork out of planning, we’ve mapped out four short adventures you can do in a day… and the best AEO Flex shorts to go with ‘em.

Make the Climb
It’s as simple as getting to your nearest park, or even venturing out on an urban hike. Whether you explore the trails around you or blaze your own, your AEO Hybrid Shorts are designed to move with you, using revolutionary stretch technology.

Plus, some of the most challenging mountains on the planet might actually be right in your neighborhood. Need some recommendations? Check out Issaquah Alps & Cougar Mountain just outside of Seattle, Griffith Park in West Hollywood or Bear Mountain near NYC.

We’ve mapped out four short adventures you can do in a day… and the best AEO Flex Shorts to go with them.

Shop The Look: Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short | Legend Henley T-Shirt | Folding Aviator Sunglasses
Bandana | Straw Fedora Hat (Similar) | Teva Suede Sandal

Check Out a Show
Concerts always pop up over the summer months, so keep your eyes open for shows in your city. We can’t think of anything more fun than spending the day listening to your favorite songs, live.

For ultimate comfort, try our new Baja shorts, which mix the ease of athletic wear with a fresh beach-inspired silhouette. Our latest collection is full of solid and patterned options to really elevate your look. Pair your shorts with a slim-fit button down or a printed tee and finish the look with your go-to sneakers.

Go Paddleboarding
Nothing says adventure like getting into the great outdoors. If you’re heading out for a really active jaunt, pull on a pair of Flex board shorts or trunks. Each pair is made with 4-way stretch fabric so you won’t feel constricted as you’re moving out on the water. Plus, the quick-drying fabric is perfect for going from swim to street.

Grab your sunscreen and a tank or legend tee, and head to your nearest river or lake. Paddleboarding is becoming increasingly popular, so you should be able to find a spot that offers the water sport in your city.

Create a Backyard BBQ
Take some time to plan a chill backyard barbeque.  All you’ll need? A hot grill and something cool to drink! This short adventure starts as soon as you turn on the tunes. Play some yard games to extend the afternoon, and make sure you’re wearing your Flex Flat Front Shorts for an iconic look with ultimate comfort and retention. A revolutionary blend of cotton and elastic fibers helps keep you cool while you’re on the move or manning the grill.

What short adventure will you take this summer? Tell us in the comments below & show us your shorts with #AEOSTYLE.

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AEO Men’s Flex/Shorts: Shorts Guide

With Daylight Savings Time behind us, we’re in full-on warm weather mode. Our newest collection of shorts now features the Flex technology you’ve come to know well in our Denim, so it’s time to create your own shorts story in AEO shorts. We’ve got so many color and fit options that we created a Flex/Shorts Guide to help you find the best Flex/Shorts to suit your needs. Check out each fit below, and make sure you hover over the shoppable image, which will take you right to the fits you want.

“New Active Flex utilizes high stretch technology for superior flexibility. Revolutionary comfort, retention & durability… made to move with you.”

AEO Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short: Our Men’s Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short features Level 2 Flex and a slim fit. The front of the short is flat with slant pockets and coin pockets. On the back, you’ll find welt and buttoned pockets. These shorts hit above the knee with a 9″ inseam!

AEO Active Flex Classic Front Short: Like the flat front shorts, these feature Level 2 Flex & similar slant front pockets. The biggest difference between these shorts and the Slim shorts are the inseam. The Classic Front Short hits on the knee with a 10″ inseam for a more classic shorts look.

AEO Active Flex Classic Length Cargo Short: What would a Shorts Guide be without the evergreen Cargo Short? Our Active Flex Classic Length Cargo Short is relaxed thru the leg and hits right above the knee with a 10″ inseam. You’ll have plenty of storage for your phone & wallet in front pockets and side cargo pockets, along with flap back pockets.

AEO Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short: Our denim Core Flex Cutoff Shorts feature Level One Flex for a feel closer to traditional denim but with all of the same great movement you can achieve with Flex technology. These shorts have a 10″ inseam, so they’ll hit at the knee. With front slant and back patch pockets, you can store what you need for all of your adventures.

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