How To Style the Jogger Short with The Neat Fit

Wanting to make a statement with your shorts? Look no further than the Printed Jogger Short. With its bold print, relaxed fit and drawstring waist, this is where style and comfort come together.

Neal from the The Neat Fit pairs his Jogger Short with a crew neck tee and denim jacket for a classic look.

How To Style the Jogger Short with The Neat Fit

Meet Neal:
Neal Jolly is a Toronto based menswear life and style blogger who is always in search to bring his readers the perfect fit. Whether it’s a baseball cap or clean suit, Neal understands the fit is everything. While taking on trends, he still has a very classic approach to style. The Neat Fit captures essentials that the everyday man should have hanging in his closet, and serves as a platform to offer readers aspiration and attainable style.

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What Inspired Neal’s Look:
“My travels are always inspiring my thoughts, and in turn my style. Recently I had the opportunity to vacation in a hot climate (which was a great change of scenery from the freezing cold Canadian temps). The palms and the whole vibe of the island were very relaxing, so I went for a more relaxed look. The palm printed jogger shorts were perfect for wear from the beach to sight seeing. I mixed prints by adding a striped tee and then added a denim jacket for when it got breezy in the evening. A denim jacket is a classic that can be worked in your wardrobe all year round, and mixed with trendier pieces.”

How To Style the Jogger Short with The Neat Fit

Get Neal’s Look: Printed Jogger Short | Vintage Denim Jacket | Striped T-Shirt (Similar) | Canvas Sneaker (Similar)How To Style the Jogger Short with The Neat Fit How To Style the Jogger Short with The Neat Fit

Show us how you style our Jogger Short with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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What to Pack for Spring Break

Good news, Aerie girls…Spring Break is almost here! After daydreaming about lying on the beach with our besties since, oh, December, we can’t wait to hit the sand and stay there all week (with plenty of sunscreen, of course!).

Obviously perfecting your beach style is an essential part of the week. Check out our packing guide to be sure you’re not missing any of the necessities!

Oceanside Stylin’: 

We’ll be posted up on the beach all day, thank you very much! The Holly Scallop Bikini and a reversible bottom (perfect for any Aerie girl with commitment phobia), is sure to make a splash.

Don’t forget sunny day essentials like a hat, beach blanket and sunscreen – nothing ruins a vacation like a sunburn!

What to Pack for Spring Break

A hat and some Sun Bum balm has got your cutie bootie covered from the rays.

Cute Suit, Will Travel:

Sometimes, there are only so many days a girl can do absolutely nothing. We’ll be spending at least one day experiencing our Spring Break destination with some sightseeing! (Extra props for using your trusty map, but we won’t tell if you use your phone.) Break out your most adventurous swim style for the occasion – perfect for exploring!

What to Pack for Spring Break

You may get lost, but you’ll look great doing it!

Last Rays of Spring Break:

Spring Break, like all good things, must come to an end. Make your last day memorable by mixing it up and take some risks with your style! A mix-and-match look with a hi-rise bottom shows you’re up on Spring’s newest trends, and have the confidence to rock them! Get it, girl.

Pro tip: tote some extra sunscreen to your spot on the beach! It’s a good way to make friends…or to talk to the cutie the next towel over.

What to Pack for Spring Break

This Hi-Rise style will leave a lasting impression.

Happy Spring Breaking, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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It’s a Mix and Match Bikini Bash!

Spring Break is right around the corner, and Aerie’s here to help you get the cutest bikini on the beach! Make your bikini as unique as you are with Aerie’s Mix and Match Bikini Bash tool! Don’t get caught wearing the same suit as all your besties…create your own!

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Buh-bye, boring bikinis! Mix and match to make yours your own!

 

Boring bikinis are a thing of the past. Your Spring Break look should make you stand out, not blend in! We heart our Reversible Bikini for a versatile look you can switch up.

It's a Mix and Match Bikini Bash!

Same bikini as your bestie? Flip it and reverse it.

Show us your mix and match look for Spring Break with #AerieSWIM!

 xoxo,

Aerie

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AEO Friends and Family: Lakwena, Street Artist

Meet Lakwena, the super-talented artist behind our Alternative Spring Break project at the Wynwood Walls in Miami, #HEARTTHISCITY. We spoke with Lakwena about how she got her start, what it was like to work with the AEO cast and crew and where she finds her inspiration.

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Lakwena with her team in front of our #HEARTTHISCITY mural. Photo from Lakwena’s Instagram.

When did you first discover your love for art?
I’ve always loved art. My earliest memory of art is learning to write in school when I was about 4. It was my first introduction to typography.

Did you attend university for art or are you self-trained?
I studied at the University of the Arts London.

Tell us a little bit about your style and work.
I like to play with typography, colour, and pattern. I love working on a large scale.

Who has been a mentor or inspiration to your career in art?
My mother. She always knew I was an artist and encouraged me and believed in me.

What piece of your work has the most meaning to you? Why?
Hard question. Maybe my recent piece in Wynwood, ‘I remember Paradise’. Being given the opportunity to paint on such a large scale is an actual dream come true. Regardless of what happens from here onwards, that’s something that I’m really proud to have accomplished.

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Lakwena’s “I remember Paradise”. Photo from Lakwena.com.

What is the most challenging part of being an artist?
At least with commercial work, having to be creative on demand, often with very little time.

How did you get involved with the installation art at Wynwood Walls?
A friend who has a gallery in Los Angeles put my name forward to be involved, the curators liked my work, so I was invited out.

What was your inspiration for #HEARTTHISCITY?
The designs came from sketches that I’d been experimenting with, playing around with quite intricate patterns inspired by memphis patterns amongst other things. A friend described the original sketch works as ‘afro-futuristic circuit boards’, which I liked a lot.

What is your favorite memory of working with American Eagle Outfitters and Project Live Your Life?
Seeing lots of people working together on my designs.

What do you heart about your hometown, Bromley in the United Kingdom?
I love the trees there. What I love most about East London is the creative energy there.

What do you heart about Miami?
The creative community.

Tell us a fun fact about you.
I’m a wrestling champion!

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Meet the Cast: Matty

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Meet Matty, an aspiring chef from Bend, Oregon and winner of American Eagle Outfitters Project Live Your Life. We had the chance to learn more about Matty — read on to learn why she loves to cook and what her specialty dish is.

You’re originally from Dalles, OR and now live in Bend, OR. What do you heart about those cities?
The things I heart about Dalles is that most of my family lives there and it is a place I can always run away to if needed. I heart everything about Bend! Bend, Oregon will forever have my heart. From the breath-taking scenery, to the kindest people you’ll ever met, and the small town feel… I love it all!

You love to cook. What is your specialty?
My favorite thing to cook is Chicken Parmesan.

Do you feel like food is a form of art?
I definitely feel like cooking is a form of art. It’s crazy to throw together so many different ingredients together and have it turn info something amazing that you’ve never even tasted before!

When did your love for cooking begin?
My love for cooking began when I was a pretty little, around 8 or 9 years old I would say. I would always watch my grandpa in the kitchen and watch cooking shows on TV with him for hours. I think I fell in love with all the different smells!

Do you have any cooking traditions?
A cooking tradition in our family is everyone coming together to help make great meals for the family. I think that’s what I really love about cooking, it brings the ones you really love together.

Who inspires you to cook?
My grandpa inspires me too cook, as well as most of my family.

What do you enjoy most about cooking?
The thing I enjoy most about cooking is making everyone happy through food and bringing everyone together. Who’s not happy when they are eating good food?

You love nature and enjoy working in your community garden. What are some of the reasons that you love doing this?
I loved working in the community garden over summer for the fact that I was helping out someone else. It felt really good to give back to such a beautiful town.

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And the Winner Is… Project Live Your Life Week 5

And the Winner Is… Project Live Your Life Week 5

To celebrate our Spring 2014 photo shoot in San Francisco as well as our #HEARTTHISCITY partnership as part of Alternative Spring Break, we wanted to make the prize for the last week of Project Live Your Life a trip to the City by the Bay. Gil A. from North Laredo, Texas will be taking a friend on a trip to San Francisco! Congrats, Gil!

Be sure to check back here and at ae.com/liveyourlife to meet the grand prize winners who will be part of our Back to School 2014 campaign.

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