Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend ahead!! We’re celebrating my grandfather’s 90th birthday, then it’s all hands on deck packing for next week’s big photoshoot of our latest Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection! I’m literally bursting with excitement to share this one with you…stay tuned for more details!
It’s been a family affair on the blog this week…first with saying goodbye to our son, and then our family’s annual trip to Anna Maria Island. And today, I’ve got Little Miss sharing some more teen styles. It’s crazy how many requests we’re getting for those, and I love that you find inspiration for the whole family here!
And so you know, I never post the kids to the blog or social media without their full consent! It’s always their choice, and not only do they pick out all their own styles, but I pay them, too!
I recently put a poll on my Instagram Story of retailers you’d like to see featured here, and was surprised by the huge number of American Eagle requests! So of course I immediately hopped over to see what the fuss was about, and quickly discovered that not only do they have tons of cute styles, but the prices are totally affordable.
American Eagle now offers a huge range of sizes that fits most every woman, from 00 to 24, in lengths from extra short to extra long! Little Miss is petite for her age, so she was ecstatic to discover she can now wear their teen-friendly styles! (Shopping in the girl’s department doesn’t go over well for 13-year olds!). Plus, denim is 25-50% off through the weekend, and save an additional up to $40 off with code NEWSTUFF!
We had so much fun shopping American Eagle, and are excited to share our top picks with you!
Women’s American Eagle Faves
We’ll start with denim…a specialty of American Eagle. I tried on no fewer than 10 styles, and narrowed it down to my top three! The first are these high-waisted jeggings in a dark wash. They are super stretchy and hug every curve, and although lightweight, they don’t feel thin. The high waist keeps everything tucked in, and there’s very little fading. And on sale 25% off!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing size 2-short. The cropped length is great for flats and sneakers, or tucking in boots.
No question I had to try the Next Level denim…this particular pair has over 1300 perfect 5-star reviews!! And I have to agree! They’re a lighter wash with a bit of fading to give them that well-loved style. They fit similar to a jegging with a good bit of stretch, but are closer to a true denim in weight. The mid-rise sits comfortably just below the belly-button, and there’s no gap in the waistband! And under $30 thanks to 25% off!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2 regular, but would prefer the short length.
For the final option, I chose something completely different…this season’s trendy cropped flare. These are high-waisted, and the straight leg has a little kick at the ankle. So cute with flats, sandals and sneakers! They feel like a true denim, with heavy dose of stretch. There’s minimal fading, and other than the exposed hem, no distressing. Yep, 25% off!
Fit Tip: I sized up to a 4 for a more relaxed fit through the leg.
Now let’s talk about this tee I’m wearing in virtually every pic! I’m obsessed! It’s a classic v-neck fit, but the cotton blend is silky soft and drapes without hugging. And it’s only $10 today!!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS
Okay, now that we have our jeans and tee, let’s talk more Fall basics…starting with this cardigan. It’s cozy soft and plush, with a slightly oversized fit. It’s long enough to pair with leggings or jeggings, too! I love this oatmeal shade, so cute with cognac knee boots this Fall!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS
Same cardigan in a fun shade of olive.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS
And how could I not share the striped version?! It’s a little more oversized…I’ve got the wrists cuffed.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but size down if you prefer it less relaxed.
Legging season will be here soon, and so the hunt for tunic-style tops is on! How fun is this pink and tan leopard? A cozy oversized sweatshirt material, with a side slit and long length for covering the bum. And on sale!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, so size down if you want it closer to a true sweatshirt fit.
I’m a sucker for color-blocked…throw in plush material and a hoodie and you’re mine! I love the shades of blue and relaxed fit of this pullover hoodie.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, runs big.
AE offers a big selection of graphic and band tees, too. This Rolling Stones is so classic in a super-soft cotton, with a little cuffed sleeve and well-loved feel. It’d be cute layered under jackets and blazers, too.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS
We can’t talk Fall basics without including a utility jacket! I love the camo print of this one, plus it’s a sturdy cotton with drawstring waist.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, it runs big.
And finally, let’s talk shoes! I found several fun styles I loved…starting with these classic chelsea-style booties. They’re the perfect shade of cognac for pairing with black or brown, and a comfy block heel. The price point is great for the quality, too.
Fit Tip: They run big, size down 1/2
These Gola sneakers are vintage, yet modern in a classic low-profile style. I love the throwback style (they’ve been around since 1905!), and go-with-everything colors. They’re quality leather with suede accents, and on a rare sale!
Fit Tip: True to size, but not for people who require a lot of arch support.
I’ve been a Tretorn fan since grade school…my first pair was white canvas with a green swoop! Now they come in a range of colors, even rainbow! They have an extra-cushy insole and add a little height with the taller outsole.
Fit Tip: They run big, I size down half.
Teen Girl American Eagle Faves
Little Miss tried on no fewer than 20 styles and sizes, and was ecstatic to find American Eagle’s jeggings actually fit her! Now she can wear teen-worthy (but still mom-appropriate) styles just like her friends! (AE offers sizes 00-24, and a range of lengths!) Even most tops start at size XXS! And all the moms of pre-teen and teenage girls said, ‘Amen!!’
These are her top picks…all stamped with teen approval! Starting with this stretchy ribbed top, she loves it with jeans and skirts. And apparently when it comes to jeans these days, the higher the better!
These distressed jeans are more of a weekend style, but I like that they keep her mostly covered. The ribbed top has a flattering square neck, but totally bra-friendly.
Another ribbed babydoll top, this one with a sweet floral pattern, and paired with black skinny jeans. She’s even on the Tretorn train and loves these comfy sneakers.
We both love this cotton skirt with corduroy texture, and perfect Fall colors. So cute with tights and boots when the weather cools. And thanks to the elastic waist on the back, it’s a comfy fit.
Hello leopard!! Adorable teddy bear jacket in the softest plush material, and darling leopard print. Wear it with jeans or skirts!
And finally, she’s game-day ready to support Big Brother’s school in her new Oklahoma hoodie!! Made of the best quality cotton, this thick sweatshirt is so soft and comfy.
All so cute, right?! She’s beyond thrilled to be able to shop styles more in line with her age now, and stocked up for school this Fall. And I’m excited to have a new denim and cozy basics resource! So tell me, did you find a new fave from this post? What are your tried-and-true American Eagle essentials? Thanks to y’all, I’ve got a new retailer in my regular rotation!
And don’t forget, denim is all 25% off this weekend, and code NEWSTUFF saves you up to $40 on top of that! Plus free shipping on orders over $50! Happy weekend, lovebugs!
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*This post is created in collaboration with American Eagle and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*