Fresh Winter Styles: Outerwear for Him & Her

No matter what you’re up to this season – hitting up holiday parties or heading to class – you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. Keep extra layers handy when temps drop so you can feel good and ready for whatever the weather brings.

Check out some outfit inspo below for how to wear this season’s must-have winter coats and jackets!

 

SHOP WOMEN’S JACKETS | SHOP MEN’S JACKETS

 

For Girls: Sherpa, Fleece & Parkas

This season is all about comfy vibes all day, every day. With choices like fleece jackets, puffer coats, and parkas in the softest, warmest fabrics, you’ve got tons of options to keep your look fresh everywhere you go, even outside.

 

All-Weather Coats & Ripped Jeans 

AE Outerwear

Start your look with a ski jacket or parka made in weather-resistant nylon with must-have design details like colorblocking and bold colors. Up the edge factor with ripped jeans and white sneakers.

 

Fleece Jackets & High-Waisted Jeans

AE Outerwear

Nothing’s more classic than a plaid fleece jacket. Pair yours with high-waisted jeans or Mom jeans for a comfy, throwback vibe.

 

Corduroy Parkas & Dream Jeans

AE Corduroy Parka

Lean in to this season’s best prints and fabrics by wearing a corduroy parka with a fair isle cardigan and Dream Jeans. Soft, textured corduroy adds dimension to your look, and Dream Jeans offer the stretchiest, most comfortable legging-like fit ever.

 

For Guys: Menswear, Ski Jackets & Puffer Coats

This season’s outerwear updates are all about elevating your look with classic ski and menswear-inspired style. Choose puffer coats, parkas, and top coats in fresh colors and prints, and pair them with your favorite jeans and joggers for easy winter style.

 

Warm Parkas & Corduroy

AE Men's Outerwear

For the ultimate in weather protection, choose winter coats with water-resistant fabrics and fleece-lined pockets. Keep your look casual and comfortable with joggers in super-soft fleece and corduroy, and add a baseball hat for a finishing touch.

 

Plaid Coats & Joggers

AE Outerwear

Create a timeless look with a plaid top coat and lightweight fleece joggers in your favorite neutral tones. Dress up the look with fresh sneakers, and carry your essentials in a sling bag for an easy, on-the-go style.

 

Parkas & Iconic Joggers

AE Outerwear

Keep your look laid-back with a graphic t-shirt, Iconic joggers, and a goes-with-anything parka, designed with the best details like a removable faux fur hood and water-resistance.

 


 

Show us how you wear your new coats & jackets by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!

 

YOUR GUIDE TO MEN’S JEANS FLEX LEVELS

AE Men's Jeans

Shopping online might feel like a risky move when it comes to finding the right pair of men’s jeans. So to help streamline your search, we’re keeping it simple with the this guide that explains the stretch levels we offer in men’s jeans – from least to most flex.

 

Rigid

The classic. Durable cotton denim with no stretch or flex at all.

 

Flex

Stretches just enough to move with no problem & never loses its shape.

 

Ne(x)t Level AirFlex

Our newest, most innovative stretch. The look of rigid denim with unparalleled comfort and flexibility.

And here’s a visual of our denim stretch levels:

AE Jean Flex Levels

YOUTH HOMELESSNESS: LEARN & TAKE ACTION WITH THE AE X ME COUNCIL

While the AExME Council – our crew of young advocates and change-makers – was in in L.A. shooting the new holiday campaign, they got the chance to visit Covenant House California and learn about something that affects 4.2 million young people in America: homelessness.

We captured the emotional, empowering discussion, and got tips on taking action in our own communities.

Wanna learn how you can make a difference, too? Watch and learn how!

 

Holiday Party Planning Tips

Every great holiday party has a few key elements: fun activities, festive decorations, and an outfit that makes you feel your best. And with holiday party starters from AE, you can plan ahead for every get-together this season.

Whether it’s a Christmas or Hanukkah dinner with fam, a gift exchange with friends, or a blowout with your work besties, these games, décor, and accessories will help you throw the most amazing holiday party ever.

 

Tip #1: Plan Activities

What better way to get your guests on the fast track to becoming BFFs than party games? Set out some games and toys and watch as your party becomes the one everyone can’t stop talking about. And if you’re looking to mix up those low-key family nights during holiday break, keep a board game or puzzle handy, plus kitschy cookie cutters for all that baking!

AQUARIUS CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS PLAYING CARDS NMR HAPPY FESTIVUS BOARD GAME ICUP A CHRISTMAS STORY LAMP COOKIE CUTTER

Tip #2: Decorate Your Space

Liven up your space with decorations that set a merry and bright mood! Add a little holly job with an elf photo kit, twinkling string lights, and holiday-themed kitchenware that makes everything look and taste better.

TALKING TABLES ELFIE SELFIE PHOTO KIT BIGMOUTH ELFED UP PINT GLASS TALKING TABLES CHRISTMAS DINNER BIBS 

Tip #3: Plan Your Party Look

Nothing livens up your party look like holiday-themed accessories. Whether you’re hitting up an ugly sweater contest or a chill get-together with friends, create a naughty AND nice look with finishing touches like Santa hats, tinsel earrings, and light-up candy cane glasses.

SANTA BASEBALL CAP CAPELLI LIGHT UP GLASSES AEO TINSEL WREATH HOOP EARRING


 

Show us how you decorate & celebrate the holidays by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!

 

PARTNERING WITH HERPROJECT TO EMPOWER WOMEN FACTORY WORKERS

Did you know that women make up more than 80% of the workers who run and operate the 300+ factories around the world that create the AE and Aerie styles you love?

You’ve told us the health and well-being of ALL women matters, which is why we want to take this opportunity to highlight our work with HERproject.

HERproject on the AE Blog

HERproject is a collaborative initiative that supports and empowers low-income women working in global supply chains. It brings positive changes to the daily lives of these women by providing workplace-based trainings on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality.

Since it was created in 2007, HERproject has worked in more than 900 workplaces across 14 countries, and has increased the well-being, confidence, and economic potential of more than 1,000,000 women.

HERproject on the AE Blog

AEO launched our partnership with HERproject in 2013 and so far, has brought the program to 17 factories in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India, reaching more than 15,000 women workers!

HERproject on the AE Blog

And this is just the beginning! We’re continuing to roll out the program to more factories to empower more and more women. With HERproject, we’re not just investing in women around the world, we’re investing in their families and communities.

 


 

What are you doing to support and empower women in your community and around the world? Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.

AExME COUNCIL WORLD KINDNESS DAY TEE

Every day should be about doing your best to treat others with the gentle, loving care they deserve, but on this World Kindness Day, we want to take a moment to reflect on what it truly means to be kind.

AExME Council member Peyton Klein, who founded the Global Minds Initiative, answered some questions for us about the connections between kindness, diversity, and inclusion, and shared some behind-the-scenes info about the NEW limited-edition World Kindness Day tee she helped design.

Ready to show the world how much you care? Shop the tee now! 100% of sales benefit Global Minds Initiative.

AE with Global Minds

Q: Tell us about yourself and the Global Minds Initiative.

My name’s Peyton and I’m 18 years old. I’m a student at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, and the founder of the Global Minds Initiative. We’re a for-youth, by-youth organization and we bridge native English-speaking students and English language learners – so, immigrant refugee youth – across schools not only in Pittsburgh, but across Canada. We’re in 23 schools. And what we do is we create and promote inclusive environments in schools to celebrate diversity, to have important conversations, to foster intercultural friendships, and to really build up the next generation of not only leaders but empathetic, kind, and globally competent young leaders.

 

Q: What was your inspiration for this t-shirt?

“Diversity is a fact; inclusivity is a choice” is something that I say a lot. I think it sums up the way that our society and schools function. So we have this diversity, but it’s about what we do with it, right? Diversity is just having a variety of people with different things they can bring to the table. But inclusivity is finding a way to celebrate that diversity and really foster an environment that makes everyone feel welcomed and included. Together we can foster more inclusive and kind environments, which is why we’re really excited about World Kindness Day.

Peyton Klein

Q: What does kindness mean to you?

I think that there’s a definitive difference between being kind and being nice. Kindness is doing things with good and positive and moral intentions, whereas being nice is doing what’s right just for the sake of doing things that are right. But kindness is truly caring and understanding and working toward something, and I think that’s really cool.

 

Q: Any recs for kind things people can do?

First of all, be kind to yourself. I always preach self-care. Before you can be kind to others, you have to be kind to yourself, and love your body, love yourself, find things that make you happy and do them for you. And then do them for other people! Invest in mentoring someone. Talk to someone you don’t know and ask them how they’re doing – not in a quick, “How are you doing? Great,” way but, “HOW are YOU doing?” And have a conversation with them and care about what they’re saying because that’s so important.

AE Photoshoot with Global Minds

Q: How are you going to style this tee?

I’m probably going to get the tee in all sizes! With a small, I’ll probably wear it with some skinny jeans. With a medium, I’ll tuck it in with some high-waisted straight jeans. With a large, I’ll definitely tie it and wear it with overalls, and with an extra-large, I’ll probably sleep in it. You gotta represent!

 

Q: What else can people do to celebrate kindness and inclusivity?

If you’re interested in taking your passion for inclusivity beyond a t-shirt, feel free to reach out and get involved and start a Global Minds chapter in your school. Bridging the academic and social disconnect between native English-speaking students and immigrant refugees is so important. Everyone deserves to have global competency as well as a welcoming and inclusive school environment and experience!

 


 

These AExME Council members are changing the world, and so are YOU. Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.