Don’t Ask Why by American Eagle Outfitters
American Eagle is one of those brands that I feel I just can’t grow out of. Abercrombie and Hollister…easy. But good ol’ American Eagle is too classic most of the time…well, except for some of the pieces that come out during Festival season…I’m a little past all of that. But give me their winter and fall lines, and I’m golden. And the jeans? Best, hands down, for the price! You all know how much I love premium denim, and sometimes I can’t believe AEO jeans aren’t more expensive than they are, truthfully. They did release a premium line earlier this year and it didn’t stick around long! American Eagle is the only popular trendy clothing chain that I do not have at my doorstep in my small-but-growing town of San Luis Obispo, and that’s probably a good thing. I just finally cleared my AEO credit card two years ago and I’ve adamantly tried to avoid using it again (although it still sits quietly inside my wallet! We’ve had some great times, that card and I).
One cool thing I love about American Eagle is they have a way of staying fresh without going over-the-top (then there’s that occasional troll-worthy joke they throw in now and then, even the ones that turn into positive outcomes. But in terms of their collections, they always seem to be trying to re-invent themselves, which is probably why they are still doing fairly well right now. Earlier this year, they released Made In Italy for American Eagle Outfitters, which was a limited edition capsule collection boasting “the perfect mix of effortless street style and edgy pieces that you’ll love to wear day in and day out in so many different ways,” inspired by the “street style of Italy.” Each piece was also made in one size to keep it even more effortless. I didn’t get a chance to try one of these pieces, but they seemed to be successful! They sold out rather fast, and apparently it inspired their next special line, Don’t Ask Why. Perhaps it was a tester collection for this much larger and complete line’s release?
The newest collection to hit AEO. Designed in one size to fuse the effortless street style of New York, L.A. & Milan with festival-inspired edge. The breezy pieces are perfect for mixing, matching, layering…& for throwing on over absolutely everything.
Don’t Ask Why mirrors the Made In Italy line in terms of easy breezy style and the one-size-fits-all ideal. So far so good it seems, and I’m impressed by how large this line is. I hope it sticks around, because it definitely looks to appeal more to the older people like me who (omg, did I just say older!? ahhhhhHHH) just can’t seem to quit American Eagle Outfitters and don’t mind paying just a little more for quality. I decided to peruse this line by combining pieces with some current American Eagle favorites into some outfits that I would definitely wear. These don’t seem to early-20s, do they?? Whatever, I’d wear them…at least I had fun putting them together! Feel free to let me know what you think! 🙂