Despite remnants of dreary weather in some parts of the country, college students are in the thick of spring break season. Whether you're planning to spend it snuggling up at home or slipping your toes into sandy beaches, here are some suggestions from American Eagle Outfitters on how to relax in style.
Stylebook asked a representative from the Pittsburgh-headquartered retailer for some packing, budget and fashion tips. Happy spring break!
Q: What does American Eagle have in store for spring break-destined shoppers?
A: Where do we begin? AE has a variety of must-haves for the spring breakers! Some of our packing essentials for women include swim in bright colors and prints, the hi-rise festival shortie, photo graphic tanks and military vest. For men, we love our colored chino short, striped tanks and can't get enough of the camouflage board short. We also are excited to introduce our wonderful aerie bra fits in swimwear this season, which offer a lot of variety.
Q: What colors and styles are expected to be hot this spring?
A: Neon is a trend that we've seen be very consistent and is shown throughout our spring collection. You can ease into the trend by mixing them with neutrals, such as a great pair of AE denim, to balance out your look.
Q: Any must-have apparel or accessories for beach-bound men or women?
A: Our neon swim for women with fringe details and tribal-printed swim will have you fashion-forward on the beach. Men have an assortment of board shorts, from camouflage to stripes.
As for accessories, we have awesome striped totes, metallic sandals and flip-flops in an assortment of prints and colors that will be a must-have for the beach.
Q: Packing advice: How can spring breakers make the most of their wardrobe without taking too much?
A: Definitely choose staples you can maximize your wear of throughout the week. A pair of denim cut-offs or cargo shorts can be mixed and matched in multiple ways. Boho-inspired tops can be great layering pieces and are easy to pack without taking up a lot of space. Lastly, you can never go wrong with a denim jacket, thrown over an easy printed dress or striped tee. You'll get endless wear out of it from day to night.
Q: Shopping on a budget: For cash-strapped college students, what are some looks at AE they can buy that will help them stretch their money but also boost their style?
A: We have some trendy pieces offered at a great value that would be great additions to a college student's wardrobe. Our printed dresses with cut-outs, chiffon tops and military vest give you the look for less. For men, adding a cool photo graphic tee, striped hoodie or military jacket will edge up your look without breaking the bank.
Some of AE's looks for spring (photos from American Eagle Outfitters) ...