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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Class of 2017: Graduation Style

Graduation season is here! Whether you’re wrapping up high school, college or grad school, you are a ROCKSTAR — and your accomplishments should be celebrated in style. Graduation weekend is all about YOU and the amazing things ahead for your education and career. Dress the part with looks that will take you from the ceremony stage to all of the festivities that follow.

Show us YOUR graduation style with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured on social media or in our style gallery!

FOR HER: EFFORTLESS & BOLD
Go for an breezy, retro-inspired look with bright, tropical florals on white, like this eye-catching kimono-inspired maxi romper. With its romper-meets-maxi silhouette, it’s the perfect balance of classic and playful — and it will transition from day to night effortlessly. Make a statement in strappy block heels and finish the look with layered jewelry!

Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Kimono Maxi Romper | AEO Metal Round Sunglasses |
AEO Lace Up Block Heel | AEO Rose Quartz Flower Cuff

FOR HIM: COOL & LAID-BACK
Keep it classic in a striped button-down shirt (long sleeves for the ceremony!) and slim white jeans. A braided leather belt and matching boots add some dimension and pull everything together for a look that’ll make a good impression for (literally) any occasion.
Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Stripe Oxford Shirt | AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Jean | Bass Proctor Leather Buc
AEO Tortoise Retro Sunglasses | AEO Braided Leather Belt |

What are your post-graduation plans? Share your goals, dreams, aspirations and, most importantly, photos with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured!

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Hop to it: Easter 2017 Style

This weekend, we’re going for a light, bright and airy feel. Spring is all about feminine florals, pretty patterns and washed pastel tones. So even if your only celebration is unwrapping as many chocolates as possible, channel good vibes at your egg hunts, brunches and all the hop-pening festivities in these effortlessly on-point looks.

Show us YOUR Easter weekend style with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured on social media or in our style gallery!

GIRLS: Go for a dreamy, romantic look with a flowy dress like this cutout-detailed, floral one. Keep the look casual and daytime-friendly by adding a distressed denim jacket (the frayed hem on this one is a nice touch). Round it out with strappy block heels and neutral accessories. Perfection!

 

Easter 2017 Lookbook Style Guide Spring Fashion

SHOP THE LOOK: Fray Hem Denim Jacket | Keyhole Fit & Flare Dress | Lace-Up Block Heel
Triple Cord Tan Bracelet | Tan Cord Lariat Necklace

GUYS: Button up your Easter look with a long-sleeve plaid shirt and warm-weather accessories. Notes of blue, light pink and white add just the right pop of color to this picnic-perfect shirt, complementing the earthy tone of the olive-green chinos. A braided belt, boat shoes, shades and a classic watch are the perfect finishing touches for a polished yet laid-back look.

Easter 2017 Lookbook Style Guide Spring Fashion

SHOP THE LOOK: Classic Plaid Button Down Shirt | Extreme Flex Slim Chino | AEO x Eastland Camp Moc
Braided Leather Belt | Aviator Sunglasses | Leather Watch

What are your holiday weekend plans? Share your style photos with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured!

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AEO FESTIVAL FASHION: What To Wear This Fest Season

Wrist bands on, fest vibes strong. The countdown is on! The official start of festival season is less than one week away and kicks off summer in the Cali desert. For the next two weekends, nothing matters but the music (and the fashion, of course). To get you desert festival-ready, we’re showing you looks that will take you from day to night and everywhere in between. Will you be rocking festival fashion this summer? We want to see! Show us your festival style with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured on social media or in our style gallery!

GIRLS: Take the unexpected route this festival season – try a denim skirt! Trade in your tried-and-true hi-rise denim short for it’s super on-trend BFF, the Vintage Hi-Rise Skirt. With just-right destruction in a chic black wash, this skirt is the perfect backdrop for all of your festival accessories. We’re loving a more understated festival look this season, so take advantage of the embroidery craze to add color to your outfit. Denim on denim is always in, especially with an embroidered back (this tiger-back jacket is so 90s and reminds us of old-school rock and roll). Add a feminine touch to the look with a lace trim cami and finish off the outfit with accessories like a woven bootie, sunnies and a mini-backpack (to hold all your festival necessities like a portable charger and water bottle!).

Festival Look for Girls Festival Style in the desert

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Skirt | Lace Cami | Embroidered Tiger Denim Jacket | Bed Stu Las Cruces Shoe
Street Level Mini Backpack | Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses

GUYSChannel your inner beach-bound, vacay mode self for this year’s festival look. Bold, eye-catching patterns are in, so find the craziest island print you can! From palms to birds, your button-down shirt should be the personality of your outfit. Take a walk on the denim side for bottoms with cutoff denim shorts rather than a flat front short. With our Flex technology, these shorts will take you through hours of dancing AND add some edge to your look. Add some black lace-up sneakers and a few neutral accessories (think: metal cuff bracelet) to complete your festival style.

Festival Vibe Style Festival Look for Guys

Shop the Look: Short Sleeve Print ShirtExtreme Flex Denim Short | Lace Up Sneaker
Metal Round Sunglasses | Metal Cuff Bracelet | Horn Pendant Necklace

Are you heading to any festivals this summer? Share your photos with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured!

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4th of July Fashion: What To Wear This Weekend

For the next few days, we’re living by the motto “grill, chill, shop, repeat.” With a long weekend ahead, we have one thing on our minds: epic fun. Fourth of July weekend is the most hyped weekend of the summer, and we can’t wait to see where you take your #AEOSTYLE! Whether your July 4 activities include hitting the water for tubing or boating or just kicking back with friends at home, #AEOSTYLE will carry you through in good fashion. Our best tip for picking out your Independence Day clothing is to go for an understated Americana feel. Even with just a hint of red, white & blue spirit, you can show off your USA pride and look good while you’re at it.

GIRLS: If there were ever a time to rock the latest neck-tie bandana trend, this weekend is it. A bold red bandana has a classic American vibe. Update this tried-and-true style staple by pairing it back to a bleached, light blue tee & hi-rise shorties in a bright wash. Wide-strapped espadrille flats give the look a trend-right finish.

What to wear this Independence Day: Show off your Americana #AEOSTYLE.

Shop The Look: Soft & Sexy Tomgirl Shirt | Denim X Hi-Rise ShortiePlatform Espadrille Slide Sandal | Red + White Bandana

GUYS: Show off your American spirit in true #AEOSTYLE. Try a different 4th of July approach this year, and give your typical graphic tee some edge. Pair your flag t-shirt with destructed, black denim cutoff shorts for a simpler, cooler feel than your typical July 4 look. Add some bright white sneaks and head out to that holiday BBQ.

Show off your 4th of July #AEOSTYLE with just a hint of Americana pride but all of the holiday spirit.

Shop The Look: USA Flag Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Denim Cutoff ShortFaux Leather Shoe

How are you spending your Independence Day? Tell us in the comments below, and show us your USA #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram.

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Top 5 Summer Style Essentials

Every season has its style staples, and Summer 2016 is no different! Each year, some trends change and some all-stars stay the same. We’re breaking down our top five summer style essentials for guys and girls to make putting together your new favorite look a breeze. Keep reading for our picks, and let us know what you’re loving this summer in the comments below.

GIRLS: Flowy silhouettes are a break-out hit this summer. Cold-shoulder dresses and tops are everywhere, and we love how versatile they are. Dressed up or down, the cold-shoulder look will keep you cool, literally and figuratively. Soft shorts are also huge this year – they’re one of our top picks thanks to their comfort factor & fun prints. Shortalls are also making a huge comeback this summer with updated fits, like crisscrossed open backs or a sturdier, standard overall look. Two trends that have returned from last year are the crop bralette and the hi-rise shortie. We don’t see these style essentials going away anytime soon, so get familiar with our latest collection filled with eyelet details and denim destruction.

Summer has arrived. We've picked out our top five summer must-have style essentials.

SHOP THE SUMMER ESSENTIALS:
1. SHORTALLS like the AEO Shortall
2. CROP BRALETTES  like the First Essentials Eyelet Bralette
3. COLD SHOULDER DRESSES  like the Floral Cold Shoulder Dress
4. SOFT SHORTS  like the Tie Dye Soft Runner Short
5. HI-RISE SHORTIES  like the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

GUYS: Get out your graphic tees. Updated patterns and prints, especially with southwestern feel, are popping up on our graphics t-shirt this summer. Likewise, trend button-down t-shirts NEED a spot in your closet. Print button-downs can be more casual than your standard white button-down shirt & perfect for a night out. Flex shorts in every color will carry you through any summer activity and complement your printed shirts perfectly. One of our favorite shoes this year is the slip-on sneaker, since they have an edgier feel than lace-ups & are super easy to pull on and go. Keep a lightweight hoodie around for when nights get chilly, especially in a cool indigo wash.

Summer has arrived. We've picked out our top five summer must-have style essentials.

SHOP THE SUMMER ESSENTIALS:
1. GRAPHIC TEES  like the Graphic Crew T-Shirt
2. LIGHTWEIGHT HOODIES  like the Tie-Dye Ribbed Hoodie
3. PRINTED BUTTON DOWNS  like the Print Short Sleeve Shirt
4. FLEX SHORTS  like the Active Flex Flat Front Short
5. SLIP-ON SNEAKERS  like the AEO Slip-On Sneaker

What are your summer style essentials? Tell us in the comments, or show us using #AEOSTYLE for a change to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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