Back to Real Life

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Ok Aerie girls, it’s time to get real. Summer has officially come to an end and that means Fall style is upon us. That’s right. Start packing away those shorts & swimsuits, because it’s leggings & layers from here on out! Our Back to Real Life lookbook proves that Fall never looked so good.

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Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun with prints. Our Hi-Rise Printed Legging is sure to turn heads on campus with its pretty floral pattern and perfect berry palette. Complete the look with our Legging T-Shirt, Varsity Jacket Sweatshirt and Slouchy Beanie.

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Fall means a jam-packed social (and academic, of course) calendar, filled with pumpkin spice latte dates and late night study sessions. When you get a minute to relax, being comfortable is an absolute must. Our Woven Bomber and Scoop Neck Tank is the perfect pairing to catch up on the latest Aerie playlist and de-stress.

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Running errands between classes? Throw on our Skinny Jogger or Hi-Rise Printed Legging to check things off your to-do list in style.

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Cruise around campus in ultimate comfort with our Lounge Sweatpant. The softest stretch fabric is perfect for yoga or meeting up with your BFFs for lunch. Throw on a Long Sleeve T-Shirt for a pop of color and bring along our Varsity Jacket Sweatshirt just in case it gets chilly.

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If your back-to-school style is a bit edgier, the Print legging in Charcoal Sky is going to be your new best friend.  Slip on our Softest Modal Bralette and pair with a Swing Tank to take care free to a whole new level.

Need more back-to-school style inspiration? Check out our What to Pack: Dorm Essentials post!

xoxo,

Aerie

 

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What’s Hot For Summer: Camo and Global Prints

One of the best things about summer is the #AEOStyle that goes with it. This season, camo is sticking around for guys while ikat and global prints are still top of the trend list for women. Check out some of our favorite pieces below!

Guys:  The menswear catwalks were flooded with camo this year and this print is such a huge trend that it is being considered the new khaki. To help you incorporate this look into your wardrobe, we’ve  taken the rugged yet fun print to new levels by throwing it on unexpected items like canvas sneakers, bags and hats. Our favorite piece has to be the camo cargo short paired back to classics like chambray or workwear shirts and slip on sneakers for a low key vibe.  Luckily, the print is muted enough to pair with any color you want… so go ahead, what are you waiting for... step up your #AEOStyle, by rocking your camo with bold colors like citron or neon pink. Your fashion game has never looked so good.

Stylist Tip: Only wear ONE piece of camo at a time. (you will thank us for this)

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Undercover cool in #AEOStyle

Shop the look:  Camo SneakerCanvas Backpack | 12″ Ripstop Cargo Short

Girls:  Ikat and global prints have been a favorite in our styling and fashion world this year (as well as in our apartments, think pillows and curtains!) and luckily for us it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. To keep the look fresh, we’ve evolved the trend into a broader scope of products.  If you haven’t tried the global trend already you should. Whatever your style is,  you can easily incorporate the print into your look, from the boho girl with a backpack to the preppier girl in a classic short. We love this trend paired back to neutral pieces allowing it to make a statement – a classic denim shirt with bold print shorts are a summer staple. The printed backpack really pops against a solid maxi dress.

Stylist Tip: The same camo tip applies for ikat, only one piece at a time… just sayin’

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Go to great lengths in bright and bold #AEOStyle

Shop the look:  Rolled Midi Short | Boho Embroidered Backpack | Lace Up Sneaker

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#AEOSTYLE Editors Love: Summer Fashion

Who better to get fashion advice from than the editors behind highly regarded fashion magazines, right?!  We are always all eyes (and ears) when they share what they consider to be their closet must-haves for each season.  Savvy fashion editors from Seventeen, GlamourStyle Bistro and Refinery29 have been adding some of their favorite American Eagle Outfitters pieces to their summer collections. Check out some of their top ‘can’t go wrong with’ choices below.

Glamour featured our Boy Jean Crop as one of their “5 New Ways to Wear Denim This Summer“.

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Check out our Boy Jean Crop on Glamour.com.

Get the look:
Boy Jean Crop

Need to replace your summer wardrobe on the cheap? Refinery29 suggests adding our Boyfriend Bermuda Short to the mix.

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Our Boyfriend Bermuda Short is a great option for your summer wardrobe.

Get the look:
Boyfriend Bermuda Short

Want an outfit to match your beach read? Two Refinery29 editors chose their must-reads this summer: The Stench of Honolulu and Wild, with AEO pieces to complete the look.

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Use our Khaki Bermuda to get a look straight from The Stench of Honolulu.

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Our Flag Backpack is ready to take on the Wild.

Get the look:
Khaki Bermuda Short
Flag Backpack

Memorial Day may have passed, but you can still use Seventeen’s “5 Memorial Day Looks for Every Vibe” for outfit inspiration this summer. Our Hi-Rise Festival Shortie is essential to the boho look.

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Our Hi-Rise Festival Shortie as seen on Seventeen.com

Get the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties

Printed shorts are hot for summer. Style Bistro featured our Rolled Midi Short.

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The essential printed short for summer: our Rolled Midi Short.

Get the look:
Rolled Midi Short

We want to see what you’re wearing this summer from AEO. Use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your photo on our AE.com Style Gallery or on our blog!

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Get to know Coco Yokoyama, AEO Stylist

Do you ever wonder who helps Preston and Lauren put together #AEOStyle concepts per season? We sat down with the hilarious and smiley Senior Stylist for AE.com, Coco Yokoyama to talk about her day to day job, style and trends for upcoming seasons. Want to know what her favorite memory of Preston is or what emoji she would be? Check out her rapid fire interview below to find out!

Name
Coco Yokoyama

Occupation
Senior Stylist for AEO Direct

What does your day to day look like at the office?
On shoot days, I arrive at the studio early to make sure the model is in hair and makeup, then Bri (my lovely assistant) helps prep the clothes for the model. After hair and makeup are complete, we do a quick fitting with the model. Then, we go on set and shoot our product all day until we get the perfect shot. We jam out to great music, laugh at each others goofiness and just have fun!

Favorite photo shoot that you’ve been on?
For AEO, I love every shoot that I’ve been on! The campaign shots for every season have been amazing and I’m so blessed to travel to such amazing locations with a rad team of people.  Another one of my all time favorite shoots that I’ve been on was when I was a little girl, my family shot for GQ for Fathers Day back home in Cali! It was a blast.

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Coco poses for a picture during the AEO Spring photoshoot in Miami.

Challenges that you’ve faced in your occupation?
Everyday is a challenge…it’s called life (haha)

How do you come up with outfits for each season?- What’s your strategy/process?
Preston and Lauren usually have insight on what the design team has in store for the upcoming seasons and base the styling from working closely with these teams. Once Preston and Lauren have a concept, they relay that info to me and I execute!

Best advice you’ve been given to handle this role?
Be a leader, not a follower.

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The AEO Styling team takes a selfie moment at the movies.

What big trends are you seeing for summer/BTS?
A good denim selection with a twist of street and hipster key pieces.

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Are there any trends that you don’t want to come back?
Most trends come back and they usually have a twist to its original standards, so to me its something new to look at.

Favorite staple in your wardrobe?
Anything black! I ALWAYS wear black!

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#AEOStyle Roundup

American Eagle Outfitters is all about expressing your individual style. Show us your original style with #AEOStyle on Instagram and Twitter for the chance to be featured on our blog so we can show the world how you take what we make and make it your own. Check out this week’s looks below!

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Denim Shortall

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Open Knit V-Neck Sweater

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Skinny Jean
Vintage Pocket T-Shirt
Canvas Sneaker

Tell us which look is your favorite in the comments below!

 

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Summer Whites

You know the old saying – don’t wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. Here at American Eagle Outfitters, we think fashion rules are made to be broken. We’re never willing to give up our favorite white pieces (winter whites, anyone?) and neither are two of our favorite fashion bloggers, Rima from Fire on the Head and Blair from Love, Blair.

Rima and Blair pulled together two all-white looks that are so cute your grandmother won’t mind that you’re wearing white a few days early. Check out their looks below, learn more about each girl and get inspired by their awesome #AEOSTYLE.

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Rima Vadila from Fire on the Head in our Boy Jean Crop and Short Sleeve Favorite Shirt.

Meet Rima:
Rima is a marketing student, blogger and model who currently splits her time between school in Florida and work in Los Angeles. A closet full of denim and basics allows Rima to stay authentic to her personal style and act as an approachable inspiration for young women everywhere. This is showcased on Rima’s blog, Fire on the Head, where she posts her simplistic looks with a tomboy twist.

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Rima from Fire on the Head shows you how to style an all-white look.

What inspired Rima’s look:
Nothing screams summer like an all white look with tomboy flair, of course. I paired my American Eagle Outfitters Boy Jean Crop with the Short Sleeve Favorite Shirt and sneakers for a boyish look that’s perfect for backyard BBQ’s and skating around the neighborhood. The school uniform vibes on top are balanced out with ripped knee detailing on the baggy fit jeans. Both pieces are light weight and perfect for the heat. Excuse me while I wear variations on this look all summer long!

Get Rima’s look:
Boy Jean Crop
Short Sleeve Favorite Shirt

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Blair from Love, Blair in our Cutout Cropped T-shirt and Bleached Shortall.

Meet Blair:
Blair is a gal that doesn’t like to sit still. She’s a communication and creative consultant, fashion blogger at Love, Blair, (semi-retired) model and undercover nerd. She’s addicted to Instagram, eats vegan (mostly), is obsessed with almond milk lattes and listens to trance too loud. Currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband Ross.

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Blair from Love, Blair shows you how to style an all-white look.

What inspired Blair’s look:
I’ve been venturing into crop tops as of late and fell in love with this shortall and crop combo. The all-white look felt uber-springy and playful, especially with a dash of midriff and baby bun hairs.

Get Blair’s look:
Cutout Cropped T-Shirt
Bleached Shortall

Show us how you you’re wearing your all-white looks with #AEOSTYLE for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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