Mani Monday: #AEOSTYLE inspired by nail polish

Nail polish inspiring fashion. Fashion inspiring nail polish. Whichever way you look at it, our new BTS 2014 nail color collection is full of gorgeous colors that we love wearing on our nails and that make us want to put together awesome new outfits! AEO’s Copy Director, Jamie S. here… I’m the one responsible for naming all of our products every season, including our nail polishes! I actually also have a beauty blog, The Beauty of Life, where I interview industry insiders, give you a look into some of my favorite products and beauty looks from the present (and from the past in my Throwback Thursday series), and (staying true to my nail polish obsession) create nail looks every Monday for my #ManiMonday series. Check out my swatches of two colors from the BTS 2014 collection here and see how they inspired a look we’re loving, and then be sure to head to my blog for a download on the rest of the collection!

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 Into the Blue

Into the Blue is a gorgeous deep cobalt. It’s got just a little touch of neon to really make it pop, and the color payoff is incredibly rich. Two coats yield perfect, even, opaque color. This is one of those shades I want to wear year round on my fingers and toes. It’s just got that special something.

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Shining Sea

Shining Sea is that color that just makes you go OOOHHH. The teal base is liberally packed with teal and yellow gold glitter, making the color shift and change with the light. It’s that kind of polish that just makes you keep staring at your nails all day long, just so you can keep admiring its beauty. This was definitely one of the most fun polishes I’ve gotten to name, since it’s really not like anything else I’ve seen out there. It’s the kind of color that makes me excited to paint my nails!

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The perfect pairing for your blue hued nails

I think the two colors complement each other perfectly while still letting each one shine. The outfit we created was inspired by these two colors but really takes on a life of its own. These nail polishes are begging for an outfit that will make people sit up and take notice, and this is the look that does just that. A flowy floral print top with double racer-back straps and a handkerchief hem pairs perfectly back to a faded and whiskered jean. Add a wide-brimmed hat and suede booties with wraparound leather buckles and you’ve got a look that’s a little bit 70’s, a little bit boho and ALL parts cool. I love the way the blue and green polishes pop against the black and white of the top and the various browns of the accessories. This is a look that’s perfect for everything from brunch with your friends to a casual Saturday night date to a look that’s a little dressier for class.

The American Eagle Outfitters BTS 2014 Nail Color Collection is available in select AEO stores nationwide. Find your nearest store at ae.com.

Check out my thoughts on the rest of the BTS 2014 Nail Color Collection here.

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It’s all about the Street Scene!

If your style icons include the likes of Zoe Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato and Rihanna then the street scene trend was made for you! Rock-and-roll aesthetic mixed with oversized sweaters, a pair of fabulous rugged boots and jeans that fit like leggings will give your #AEOSTYLE the perfect edge this school year. Read on for styling tips to create a look that’s casually cool, requires little effort and will make you standout in any crowd.

1.  Start with the basics.  Grab your fave destroyed jeggings paired with a rocker inspired tank or your go-to fitted dress.
2. Toughen up your look with our must-have moto jacket that will make your outfit look expensive and will also carry your summer style through fall.
3. Bring on the bling! Always accessorize with studs, chains and spikes. Layer on our mixed metal bracelets with a stacked spike necklace.
4.  Add a scene stealing shoe. Our leopard print slip-ons or rugged boot will do the job.
5.  Don’t forget the retro element. Mix up your street scene style with acid wash jeans and a cozy flannel tied around your waist.

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 This look is inspired by NYC street style.

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 Destroyed denim paired with leopard slip-ons provide the perfect amount of edge to this casually cool look.

Want more Street Scene inspiration? Check out our lookbook at ae.com or watch our trend video below.

Tell us what pieces you’re hitting the streets with in the comments below!

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7 things we love…

music, books, travel, foodie, aeostyle

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Welcome to this week’s edition of 7 Things We Love! Get inspired by all the things inspiring US right now, from what we’re reading and eating to what we’re wearing and listening to. Let us know what you think about our picks in the comments—and give us yours, too!

WHAT WE’RE WEARING: OUR NEW VINTAGE DENIM COLLECTION
Here’s the thing. We really, really, REALLY love jeans. And we’re always coming up with ways to put new twists on all your favorite staples. To that end, we just introduced our new Vintage Denim Collection, which is crafted from our very best fabrics for superior quality and durability. With details like destruction, tinting, sanding and nicking, these jeans are made to look and feel like the favorite pair you’ve had for years. Find Vintage now in some of your favorite fits, from Jegging for girls to Slim Straight for guys.

WHAT WE’RE EATING: BLUEBERRY SALTED CARAMEL POPSICLES
There really isn’t a better way to feel refreshed and happy in the heat of summer than with a popsicle, #amiright? We’re loving this take on the hot day treat from The Healthy Maven, which takes antioxidant-rich (and always delicious) blueberries and pairs them with a gluten-free recipe for homemade popsicles. (The caramel? It’s actually made out of dates!)

WHAT WE’RE READING: SINNER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER
This is the latest book in Stiefvater’s The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and just like all the rest, WE. ARE. HOOKED. This series focuses on a pack of werewolves who are human in the summertime and turn into wolves in the wintertime. (It’s WAY better than Twilight, we promise.) Sinner centers in on former rockstar Cole and his girlfriend Isabel (and it’s completely and totally addictive). Read the whole series. You won’t be disappointed. (Oh, and you might want your boyfriend to turn into a werewolf.)

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: STEP UP ALL IN
The newest movie to hit the Step Up franchise promises to be bigger and better than ever before. More tricks, more dancing, more of the faces from the previous movies that you’ve come to know and love (plus some So You Think You Can Dance favorites/alumni/obsessions like Twitch and Cyrus). Bring on the poppin’ and lockin’.

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: SIA’S CHANDELIER MUSIC VIDEO
Okay, we have to admit, this was a tough one. We’ve had both this music video and Pharrell’s Come Get It Bae playing on repeat in the office (and our homes) for the past week and a half. But Sia’s got the edge thanks to the fact that she used 11-year-old dancer/wunderkind/all around awesome Maddie Ziegler (yes, one of the girls from Dance Moms) as the star. (The song is pretty awesome, too.) We can’t get enough of Ziegler’s creepy/cool dance moves in this haunting video.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: MESS IS MINE BY VANCE JOY
Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy (AKA James Keogh) has officially stolen our music-loving hearts with this song from his latest album, “Dream Your Life Away.” Joy combines folk with pop to create a unique sound that we find ourselves listening to over and over (and over) again.

WHERE WE’RE GOING: MIAMI
From the art-covered Wynwood Walls (where we shot our spring break campaign) to the ridiculously gorgeous sandy beaches and nothing-like-it-anywhere-else nightlife, Miami’s got plenty for you to do and see. Go surfing in South Beach, get a little nature happy at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, hit the clubs… just make sure you come back with a tan.

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Relaxed Straight

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

We asked menswear blogger Anthony from Closet Freaks to style our Relaxed Straight Jean. It’s our most comfortable jean, now better than ever.

What inspired Anthony’s Look:
Lately I’ve been a fan of baggier jeans for the extra comfort they provide due to extra room in the legs. They kind of have a sporty-street wear feel to them, so I decided to play up the athletic theme with a varsity jacket, a 3/4 sleeve baseball t-shirt, and some running sneakers. I chose the bright orange varsity jacket as my statement piece and kept the shirt and shoes subdued in darker hues for balance. With the jeans, I chose to pinch-roll them at the bottom for a nice tight fit at the ankle. This is a fun styling trick I picked up when wearing looser fitting jeans so you can achieve that slouchy look without getting those frayed hems that come from stepping on your pants. Overall, I’d say this outfit makes a great weekend look for fall or even for the first week of school.

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Meet Anthony:
Anthony lives and works in New York City as a structural engineer by day and a blogger by night. Much like his seemingly separate jobs, his style is a cool contrast of bold & trendy with subtle & classic.

Get Anthony’s Look:
Relaxed Boot Jean
Pocket Baseball T-Shirt
Tipped Varsity Jacket
New Balance Ballistic 501 Sneaker

Show us how you wear our Original Boot fit with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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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 our favorite looks from this week below!

Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties
Boho Embroidered Top (Shop similar)

Shop the look:
Original Straight Jean
Photo Real Graphic Tank
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Clarks Originals Desert Boot
Glory Hats by Goorin Jackson Fedora
Men’s Accessories

 

Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Denim Shortie
Lace Paneled Top (Shop similar)
Drawstring Cargo Vest (Shop similar)

 

Shop the look:
Acid Washed Girlfriend Shirt (Shop similar)
Real Soft Favorite Scoop T-Shirt
Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jean

 

Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Denim Shortie
Real Soft Favorite V-Neck T-Shirt
Real Soft Mix Stripe Cardigan (Shop similar)

 

Shop the look:
Denim Shortall
Tropic Graphic Muscle Tank (Shop similar)

 

Shop the look:
Denim Shortall
Lace Swing Tank (Shop similar)

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Slim

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all… so we put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits for you. This season, we’re highlighting real bloggers in each of our denim fits to give you styling inspiration.

Ryan Charchian from The Fashionisto Diaries is wearing our Slim Jean this season. Our Slim Jean is about to be your new favorite fit… lean, versatile and perfect for someone who prefers slim but not skinny.

What inspired Ryan’s look:
American Eagle Outfitters has a ton of great pieces to go back to school with. I paired this tribal print baseball tee with light wash slim jeans to show the contrast of the pieces. The slim jeans are also very comfortable if you aren’t in a skinny jean kind of mood for class. This backpack is really big and I’ll be able to carry my laptop and textbooks with me no problem.

At school, shoes make a statement. These camo-like New Balances really stand out with the bright “N,” which also matches the baseball tee.

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Shop Ryan’s look:
Slim Jean (Light Vintage)
Baseball T-Shirt
New Balance Ballistic 501 Sneaker
Canvas Buckled Backpack

About Ryan:
Ryan Charchian is a military brat and started blogging to connect with old friends and show them new things happening in his life. Ryan’s blog turned into something more as he started to feature his style and his adventures in fashion. Fashionisto Diaries became what it is today when Ryan was in high school. Ryan started attending fashion week during his junior year and has attended every season of New York Fashion Week since.

During the Spring/Summer 2014 shows, Ryan was one of the bloggers Tumblr selected to attend fashion week and create content for the platform. This accelerated Ryan’s blog and his passion to create amazing content. During that same season, Ryan started to create YouTube videos. Currently he produces two videos a week: Mansome Mondays, which features men’s skincare and grooming, and Fashion Fridays, which features men’s fashion and style advice.

Ryan lives in New York and attends the Fashion Institute of Technology where he is majoring in Advertising and Marketing Communications.

Show us how you wear our Slim fit with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog or AE.com style gallery.

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