The Spring Dress Trend Guide

Look, there’s nothing wrong with living in leggings and oversized fleece all winter. It’s called “cozy season” for a reason – and, honestly, you make cozy look GOOD. But with sunnier days just around the corner, it’s time to break out of hibernation mode and mix up your look with dresses made to rock now and later.

Wear ‘em now with tights, boots, and super-soft layers, and later with sandals, fresh accessories, and a smile that says, “Why yes, I have left my sofa in the last 48 hours.”

From mini to maxi, basic to bold… check out some of our favorite dress trends this season!

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All ‘90s Everything

Slip dresses, spaghetti straps, maxi skirts, and more of the ’90s’ best trends. Throw on a jean jacket and Dr. Martens and consider your ’90s vibe complete.

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The Jumpsuit

The one-piece wonder that instantly makes you feel like a BOSS. Has there ever been an easier way to look this cool?

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Denim and Utility Details

Soft denim and workwear details give these pieces an effortlessly put-together feel. Don’t overthink your accessories, either. Keep it simple with sneakers and a playful scrunchie.

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The Babydoll Dress

It’s back (and better than ever) in fun prints and swingy, oversized silhouettes. The babydoll is cute, sure. But with an edge that’s all YOU.

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The Delivering Good Wrap-Up

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This 2019 holiday season we partnered with Delivering Good to help YOU take action against something that affects 1 in 10 young people, ages 18-25: homelessness.

How are your donations and nearly 5,000 purchases from the AExME Council Collection making a difference? Check it out!

$1.5+ MILLION

Donated directly to Delivering Good by AE, Aerie, and our customers at checkout. This is the largest donation in the charity’s history!

There’s still time to support Delivering Good by purchasing items from our AExMe Council Collection100% of sales from this collection go directly to helping homeless and underprivileged youth near you.

Watch below to find out how Delivering Good is changing lives!

How To Make 2020 Your Year

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As another holiday season comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking ahead. What does the new year have in store for you, and more importantly, what do you have planned for it?

Forget resolutions that make you feel bad about yourself. This year is all about living your best life! What are the goals you can set that will really inspire and empower you in 2020?

Here are a few helpful steps you can take to help find your way there.

There’s something about putting your dreams down on paper that makes them real. Make time for yourself to list, sketch, and brainstorm what you really want from the year ahead. Give yourself a place to be bold and free, even if it’s just in a notebook for now.

Check in with yourself to figure out what you really need. It could be a heavy dose of chill, some serious focus, a little energy boost, or even just a good night’s sleep. Whatever it is, set yourself up for success by adding the right MOOD CBD-infused wellness into your daily routine. A little lip balm or hand cream can go a long way in helping you feel less stressed.

If there’s one thing universally proven to make you feel good, it’s getting active. That doesn’t have to mean signing up for spin class or hitting the gym – it could just mean being comfy enough to have an impromptu dance party with your bestie, or taking a 10-minute walk at lunch. Whatever “active” means for you, the “right” gear means that if you want to break a sweat, you can do it without sweating your look… or a change of clothes. Shop TACKMA TECH for her & him for gear that keeps up with your daily hustle.

New Year’s Eve Outfit Inspiration

When it comes to celebrating New Year’s Eve, there are two verrrry different schools of thought: go all out or just stay in. Honestly, we’re here for both. Whether you’re putting together a glam look for a major night out or cozying up to snuggle on the couch, you should spend the last night of 2019 wearing something that makes you feel amazing. Here’s a little inspo to either get you in the party spirit or dialed into chill mode.

 

Go All Out

Look 1: When it comes to festive feels, velvet crushes the game. This wrap-style mini is party perfection with a super-soft cropped sweater and booties. A few animal print accessories pull it all together.

Look 2: NYE is the perfect occasion for a little bit of drama. This pleated-midi skirt makes a statement on its own, but paired with sherpa and a little shine, it’s a real show-stopper.

 

Just Stay In

Look 1: Just because you’re staying in, doesn’t mean you can’t go all out on your look. Sweatpants are a must, but this sherpa hoodie takes the cozy factor WAY up. Fuzzy slides and a colorful beanie keep with the theme while adding a major pop of personality.

Look 2: For a low-key hang with your friends, your everyday jeans and hoodie look can’t miss. Soft textures make everything cozier, and a cute scrunchie will come in handy on your wrist or in your hair.

 

No Plans Yet?

Since the holidays (and the weather!) can be unpredictable, you might want to keep your options open and be ready for both scenarios. In that case, here are two key tips to help you prepare your closet for anything from a solo movie marathon to a crowded dance floor:

  • You can’t go wrong with sherpa (no matter where you’re actually going). Not only does it look as good as it feels, it is THE trend this season.
  • Accessories are everything. Easily dress up your go-to jeans with something sparkly or a splash of animal print. If you end up leaving the party early, some fluffy pool slides and a classic beanie will tone down your glam without sacrificing any style points.

 


 

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

TOGETHER WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE: AN INTERVIEW WITH DELIVERING GOOD’S PRESIDENT & CEO

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This holiday season we’re partnering with Delivering Good to help YOU take action against something that affects 1 in 10 young people, ages 18-25: homelessness.

You can donate to Delivering Good during checkout and you can shop an exclusive collection designed by the AExME Council in partnership with Delivering Good – 100% of sales will go directly to helping homeless youth near you!

Wanna learn more about Delivering Good? Us, too. So we asked Delivering Good’s President and CEO, Lisa D. Gurwitch, a few questions about the nonprofit, which has donated more than $2 billion worth of new products to individuals in need since 1985.

Delivering Good’s President and CEO, Lisa D. GurwitchQ: What does Delivering Good do?

First and foremost, Delivering Good provides a sense of hope, dignity, and self-esteem to people experiencing challenging times. In today’s world, businesses believe it’s their responsibility to support their local communities, and Delivering Good serves as the link between brands and a network of community nonprofit partners with which we work, to provide brand-new items to families, children, and individuals affected by poverty and natural disaster.

Q: What’s your role at Delivering Good?

I am the President and CEO of Delivering Good, but more importantly, I am an individual who feels it is important to serve others and to meet unmet needs. As the CEO of a nonprofit, I have the privilege of working with some of the best and brightest thought leaders across a variety of industries. I am constantly inspired by the people with whom I work – from board members, partners, my staff, and the agencies we support. And at the end of the day, when I can connect with a mother who needs a new backpack for her child or offer a hug and a blanket to a great-grandma who lost everything in a hurricane, I am simply a friend.

Q: How have AEO and Delivering Good made a difference together?

Together, we have provided over 70,000 brand-new hats and other new product including accessories and gift boxes to young adults across the country.

Q: How do poverty and tragedy affect young people in America today?

Every young person deserves to feel loved, appreciated, and worthy. Every young person deserves the opportunity to succeed. Every young person deserves to be supported through tough times.

Q: What are some things we can do to help homeless youth in our own communities?

The Department of Justice estimates that every year, over 1.7 million teens experience homelessness in the US – 1.7 MILLION! The need is great, and as you can imagine, the opportunities to help are great! I encourage everyone to research local nonprofits that serve this demographic and volunteer their time as mentors, facilitators, or friends. Many nonprofits operate very lean teams, so financial donations are the best way to support in a very simple and effective way. And of course, donating to Delivering Good! For every $10 we receive, we are able to distribute $100 worth of brand-new products to people in need – so you know that your contribution will go a long way when you work with us!

 

Check out how Delivering Good is changing lives!

Gifting 101: Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Whether you forgot someone on your list (don’t worry, we won’t tell) or the holiday season snuck up on you this year, it’s always good to have a few last-minute gift ideas in your back pocket. You know, just in case.

Keep things simple by choosing gifts you know they’ll appreciate. Go for classic gifts like hoodies, sweaters, and jeans in must-have designs and fits just right for the season.

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Gifts for Girls: Soft Tops & Dream Jeans 

Need some present ideas for the girl in your life? Look no further. We’ve got you covered with all kinds of outfit staples like comfy, fuzzy sherpa hoodies, Ahh-mazingly Soft fleece, cozy sweaters, and Dream Jeans made with limitless four-way stretch. Add accessories and you’ve gifted the cutest outfit ever.

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Gifts for Guys: Classic Tops & AirFlex Jeans 

Still need Christmas gift ideas for your favorite guy? Keep things simple by going with the classic must-haves of the season – seriously soft flannels, iconic fleece hoodies, and AirFlex jeans made with the look of rigid denim and flexibility you have to feel to believe.

 

Give the Gift of Choice

Not sure what size or color your person wants? All good – with GiftNow® you can send thoughtful gifts instantly and easily. They can accept or exchange your gift before it ships, and you become an instant gift-giving legend.

And for those truly last-minute moments the holidays always bring, go with a gift card. Send one in the mail or online so they can start shopping instantly. They get new clothes, you get all the credit. It’s a win-win.