Posts Tagged ‘American Eagle’
Dear boys…men (whatever), you have the heart of a lumberjack (outdoorsman), but the big city area code. Well the cottage chic look, as requested, is the perfect style to get you through the winter.
For tops focus on thick knits. For me, a cowichan is almost the definition of the cottage sweater. Plaid is obviously a given, flannel for a cozier feel, or cotton for a sleeker look. Since demin was and is so popular this year I figure why not throw this into the cottage chic look too!?
Although you might imagine a cottage pant as a beat up cargo, I’m gonna go ahead and say that a slim-fit khaki or slightly worn out cord is much more appropriate for you city slickers trying to give off the ruffing-it style. Go for a leather boot that resembles more of a desert boot, or an authentic hiking boot. Take a chance with the shoes, I mean if Sorels came back in style, pretty much anything is worth a try.
Having lived in Whistler, I can’t say anything about outerwear accessories, without saying purchase a slouchy toque. For a warmer more up-North style, go for the fur-lined hat, ear-flaps and all. Scarves are sometimes a touchy subject with boys. Let’s just say it looks way better than a neck warmer or balaclava AND it’s +5 points in any girl’s book. Of course the typical go-to for a cottage style is a parka, but if you want to try out this season’s must have jacket, go for a leather/shearling.
Recently my parents were cleaning out their basement and came across a photograph of myself and my current roommate circa 1994, standing in her living room, awkwardly holding hands. It must have been the first day of school, or some other significant occasion, as I know for a fact that in my household when the camera was out it was a special occasion. On this particular day, my mother had chosen to dress me in Hounds tooth tights with white socks over top, black Keds and a gigantic white sweater. If we are assuming that it is the first day of school we must remember that it is September. Winnipeg in September can reach +30 on any given day. I must say I look rather stylish, if not a little overheated.
Looking at this photo I wondered where my mom bought my clothes from. I remember being taken to the Bay to shop in the kids department, but beyond that I don’t remember shopping anywhere else. Flash forward fifteen years and there is a multitude of retailers that offer stylish and trendy kids clothing.
back in the day I used to be the biggest American Eagle fan. back in the early 2000s being an AE sales associate was my DREAM job. yep… good times.
anyways, AE is really trying to step up their game this year, but i’m wondering why… they are hosting parties with B-list (?) celebrities, including Leighton Meester, Adrian Grenier, Jessica Szohr, the girls from The City and Christian Siriano. their newest ad campaigns actually include 2 Canadian models: Heather Marks and Julia Dunstall. these models are either desperate for work, or AE is paying them large sums of money in hopes of reliving their early millenial success…
well with a new decade comes new opportunities i suppose.
oh and they have a blog