Scoring a Black Friday Deal
There’s no place like home for the holidays, but getting there can mean bumper-to-bumper traffic, long security lines and herds of humans trying to get onto the same train car. Beyond a consistent meditation practice and a zen playlist, there are ways to keep your cool when there are so many factors out of your control. Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, aim to be as comfortable as possible with low maintenance layers topped with versatile outerwear. An overcoat, like AE’s Button Front Jacket or Zip-Up Sherpa Jacket, will dress up more casual plane wear and will also keep you warm for the entirety of your trip. Equally as important, a pair of ski sunglasses will make for minimal eye contact and contribute to a “don’t mess with me” attitude, though it’s hard to stay mad knowing you’re the best dressed person fighting for overhead bin space on a sold-out plane.
Navigating Holiday Travel
Surviving a Family Celebration
Between scheduling time for company parties and making sure you show face at your second-cousin-twice-removed’s gathering, it’s important to make time for the people you actually want to hang out with. Showing love to your chosen family — A.K.A the trusted friends in your inner circle — will be your most low maintenance excursion of the season. AE’s assortment of ultra-soft men’s and women’s fleece tops are ideal for the occasion and come in a multitude of colors and prints, including a leopard jacket for the ladies and a white sweatshirt for the guys. Finish the look with your favorite AE jeans and a chunky sole sneaker or boot. You’ll be ready to curl up with a hot toddy and be on the receiving end of what will likely be the most thoughtful gift of the year.
Dressing for Your Chosen Family Gift Exchange
American Eagle fits for everything the season throws at you.
Despite the growing popularity of Cyber Monday, the art of the Black Friday score is most certainly not dead. Like copping any worthwhile limited-edition, exclusive drop or competitive sport, it requires a bit of planning and strategy, starting with what you wear. Opt to camp out in loose clothes that will keep you nimble but comfortable, footwear that will give you a running head start (New Balance kicks or Doc Marten boots are great options) and outerwear that will withstand a potentially long night of keeping your spot in the queue, like AE’s Reversible Faux Fur Bomber Jacket or Elevated Puffer Jacket. Once equipped, stand your ground and cop that deal.
The featured looks, along with a large assortment of gifting options, are available now at American Eagle. Head to ae.com to get everything you need for the holidays.
No matter how much you love the holiday season, this time of year is chock full of stressful situations. Whether you find yourself in the middle of an awkward family interaction, navigating a chaotic airport or beating out a crowd to score a once-in-a-lifetime deal, the age-old adage “look good, feel good,” always applies. In addition to being a go-to for gifting options, American Eagle is looking out by providing stylish options for every seasonal scenario. Check out this ultimate style guide for keeping your zen through the holidays.
Families: We love them, but sometimes we don’t want to listen to them for the duration of a day-long gathering. While there’s no excuse large enough to get you out of participating in dinner conversation, it’s possible to opt out of an “enthusiastic” post-meal “discussion.” Be sure to pack your noise-canceling headphones, laptop and lengthy to-do list to give off “I’m so sorry, but I’m busy” vibes so you can sneak away to get some work done — or watch Netflix with your favorite cousin. Pair them with an outfit that shows off how put together your life is, like a monochromatic look consisting of an AE Iconic Hoodie and Fleece Jogger finished off with fresh Reebok Club Cs. Alternatively, stretchy jeans and collegiate-inspired sweater will also leave room for an extra serving of pie before letting the fam know that that deadline isn’t going to meet itself.
Dressing to Survive the Season:
The Ultimate Holiday Style Guide