You’ve been wearing the same pair of jean shorts for years. By now, they’re perfectly distressed and they’ve been washed enough times to achieve that inimitable blue shade – the one that matches with everything in your closet. You refuse to fold them up and stow them away at the end of each summer, so you layer them over tights in the fall and pull them out at the very first sign of spring.
If you don’t have such cherished cutoffs, you’ve been missing out. But, lucky for you, American Eagle Outfitters will help you catch up on all the lost time. The label’s shorties have been rinsed, faded and frayed enough to help you pull off a vintage vibe, and they’re so soft you’ll believe you’ve been living in them forever.
I’m wearing the Festival style, and, truth be told, I never want to take them off. It may not be warm enough to sport these with a breezy tank, braids and boots, but until the temperature rises, I’ll be layering up. I decided to rock some more of my favorite trends, too. From the graphic print sweater down to the leather sneakers, my look is playful, which is exactly how the American Eagle Outfitters brand makes me feel.
A classic staple for every college girl is a long sleeve striped tee. I wear mine under mini dresses, to amp up a bit of plaid and even with sweatpants and a beanie when I roll out of bed a few minutes before class. Letting the pattern peek out from beneath a cozy cardigan is a really great way to create contrast. Plus, it’ll keep you comfortable enough to go without a jacket when the season turns. American Eagle is stocked with checkered button-ups in light tones, and you can fold over the collar to achieve the same look with a touch of prep.
No matter how you go about creating your own, unique sense of style, denim never fails to fit in. The NYU campus is scattered about with those who prefer grunge, major thrifters and high fashion queens, but everyone’s got go-to jeans. That’s why you need your own shorties—stat. Stock up at American Eagle Outfitters and then go get your coffee on, hit the library, head to the mall, see your favorite band in concert, or just take a walk. Trust me, you’ll want to show these shorts off everywhere.