How To Style Leggings With Laura

Leggings have been on our must-have list for the past several seasons, but we’re especially excited about our Winter leggings this year. We’re offering more variety than ever – sweater fabric, bold patterns, photo real prints and, of course, the basic, go-with-everything hi-rise legging. Because we were feeling overwhelmed by all the amazing leggings, we turned to our favorite Styling Manager, Laura, for styling tips. Below, Laura pulled together two different looks featuring leggings to fit every style, from sporty athleisure to cozy comfort.

Look #1: Winterized Athleisure
We love the way printed leggings look paired back to sporty sneakers. The gold details on these sneaks elevate them from the average sport shoe, making this athleisure look on trend. Keep it seasonal with a heavier parka, and play with color by contrasting navy and grey hues with a sienna hoodie and a vibrant winter hat.


Shop the Look:
AEO Hi-Rise Legging
AEO Ribbed Pullover Hoodie
K-Swiss Belmont Sneaker
Wool Parka
AEO Patterned Beanie

Look #2: Cozy Comfort
Sweater leggings are stealing the show this season, so let them do the talking for this look. Pair bold patterned sweater leggings back to a cream sweater with cool side zip features, and add a bit of shine with gold sneakers. Let a grey bralette peek out beneath the sweater for a flirty finish to the look.


Shop the Look:
AEO Hi-Rise Sweater Legging
AEO Side Zip Sweater
AEO Slip On Platform Sneaker
Aerie Lace Bralette

How will you style your leggings this season? Tell us in the comments below & show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery.

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One Sweater, Three Ways: Open Knit Crew Sweater

Every so often a top comes along that you want to wear with everything because it’s just that perfect. That’s how we feel about our Open Knit Crew Sweater. It’s the ultimate seasonal transition piece and a fresh take on a basic cable knit. Plus, the open knit details make it lightweight enough to layer or throw over top of a tank or tee those early fall days when the sun is still blazing (and you’re trying your hardest to make Fall happen!). Check out how we styled one sweater, three ways below.

One Sweater, Three Ways featuring the AEO Open Knit Crew Sweater

Look #1: Weekend Cool
This outfit will carry you from the coffee shop on Saturday morning to your Netflix binge on Sunday night. Keep the look carefree but still put-together by pairing a tapered jogger with your open knit sweater, and finish the look with a classic pair of double buckle sandals.

One Sweater, Three Ways Open Knit Crew Sweater

Shop the Look:
AEO Open Knit Crew Sweater
AEO Zipper Jogger
AEO Cotton Stretch Cami
AEO Double Buckle Sandal

Look #2: Pretty Comfort
A fun twist to Fall outfitting is utilizing your favorite tank dress as a layering tool. We love the way the pattern and colors peek through an open knit sweater, giving you the perfect excuse to squeeze one last wear out of your prettiest Summer dresses. Add a pair of booties to bring a sense of the season to the outfit.

One Sweater, Three Ways Open Knit Crew Sweater

Shop the Look:
AEO Open Knit Crew Sweater
AEO Tiered Babydoll Dress
AEO O-Ring Western Bootie

Look #3:Effortlessly Relaxed
Sweaters, plaid button downs, and destroyed denim: if we could only wear those three Fall pieces, we’d be totally fine with it. Keep your look casual and give a nod to the 90’s by tying an unbuttoned plaid shirt around your waist, but pull the outfit into this decade by mixing destructed denim with suede clogs. Don’t forget a layering tank under your sweater!

One Sweater, Three Ways Open Knit Crew Sweater

Shop the Look:
AEO Open Knit Crew Sweater
AEO Boyfriend Plaid Button Down Shirt
AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging
AEO Cotton Stretch Cami
BC Like Clockwork Clog

How will you style your Open Knit Crew Sweater? Tell us in the comments below & show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery.

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Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Sweater weather is upon us and there’s no better way to celebrate than with one of our cute and cozy Graphic Sweaters. Pair with your favorite AEO Denim or comfy Leggings and your #SweaterWeather #OOTD will be complete.

See how bloggers babes, Jen from  Skirt The Rules, Bethany from Bethany Kate and Jessica from The Steele Maiden style this cozy, must-have sweater below.

Meet Jen:
Jen is an Arizona native, a New York transplant and the creator of the personal style blog  Skirt The Rules.  She blogs to share style inspiration and other musings of living, working, and playing in New York City.

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

What Inspired Jen’s Look:
When it feels like 10°F outside, you better believe I’ll be bundled up from head to toe.  To me, comfort is key, but looking put-together comes in a close second.  I love the coziness of a thick, knit sweater with a simple pair of leggings.  Chunky-heeled booties keep the outfit looking refined while a pom beanie adds a little bit of holiday cheer.

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Get Jen’s Look: Graphic Sweater | Leggings (Similar) | Pom Beanie

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Meet Bethany:
Bethany is the writer of the style blog Bethany Kate. The blog features her own personal style as well as the style of her little girl Grace (who’s quickly becoming a bit of a fashionista herself!). She describes her style as classic and feminine and is always on the hunt for fun new pieces. She loves looking for outfit inspiration and hopes to inspire others, too!

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

What inspired Bethany’s Look:
I’m a huge fan of plaid and if you raid my wardrobe you will find many a plaid scarf, but a limited selection of other plaid clothing items. This is because I generally like a hint of the pattern in an outfit but find it a little bold to wear as a whole garment. When I saw this sweater at Aerie I knew it was the perfect way to transition plaid into other aspects of my closet. The subtle nature of the pattern means that it’s not overbearing and made it easy to style. I kept the rest of my outfit simple with navy denim skinny jeans (which highlight the navy stripe in the sweater) and a neutral bag and booties. The neutral accessories ensure that the sweater is the focal point of the outfit. I love this sweater for fall going into winter. It’s definitely the prettiest, coziest piece I’ve bought to date this season!

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Get Bethany’s Look: Plaid Sweater | Skinny Jeans (Similar)

Style Challenge: The Graphic SweaterStyle Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Meet Jessica:
Born in Pennsylvania, living in New York City, and always planning her next adventure, Jessica Steele is the style blogger behind The Steele Maiden. When she’s not blogging you can find her working as a Graphic Designer, exploring city streets, or shoe shopping.

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

What inspired Jessica’s Look:
Going home to PA for the holidays means more casual looks than I usually wear in NYC – but I still like to throw in a few signature touches. I started with this over-sized sweater – it’s a great basic and the graphic ‘Oui’ adds a bit of French fun.  I can never resist a little print mixing so I grabbed my favorite plaid blanket scarf and leopard booties, then topped it off with a pop of color from this bright tote.  Distressed denim and ivory mittens kept me warm and cozy for an afternoon outdoors.. dreaming of my next trip to Paris!

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Get Jessica’s Look: Graphic Sweater | Blanket Scarf | Convertible Mittens

Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater Style Challenge: The Graphic Sweater

Need more style inspiration? Check out How To: Style Your Blanket Scarf 3 Ways! xo

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Styled by Lauren: Pastels & Neutrals

Styled by Lauren: Pastels & Neutrals

Our Manager of Styling, Lauren, was inspired by the sunshine of San Francisco when she was building this look for Adria during our Spring 2014 photo shoot. One of the trends for spring we’re most excited for is soft dressing and our Soft Pant is the easiest way to start the look. Adria is primed to be the most stylish girl at any block party in her pastel and neutral palette.

To keep Adria’s look really easy and stylish, Lauren paired the Soft Pant with our Cropped Raglan Sweater. This sweater comes in five different colors ranging from pretty pink and yellow pastels to basic black. We suggest grabbing one in every color to match back to all of our printed pants.

You can wear just about any shoe with this look! Your favorite booties or heels can dress it up, or go for comfort with our Slip-On Sneaker. Add a Knit Beanie for another touch of effortlessly cool style. Lauren went with black accessories to accentuate the detailed pastel-colored print of the pants.

styled by lauren pastels and neutrals american eagle outfitters spring 2014

Lauren styled this look in pastels and neutrals for Adria during our Spring 2014 photo shoot.

Want more soft dressing inspiration? Check out our blog post on soft dressing featuring blogger Rima Vaidila (she’s Adria’s sister!) from Fire on the Head. If you’re interested in the design process of our Soft Pant, check out our interview with American Eagle Outfitters Design Director Christina Y.

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