Back to School Outfits for Teens (and Moms too!) with American Eagle

When my kids hit the teen years, American Eagle suddenly became their favorite place to shop — especially for jeans.

We can always rely on AE to have a wide range of sizes and on-trend styles, making them the perfect one-stop shop for first day of school outfits and beyond.

You might notice a fresh face in this line-up! My niece was visiting for the weekend, so I invited her to go shopping with us and pick out a back-to-school outfit from American Eagle as well.

Ali goes to college in Florida, so she went for a short-sleeve cinched waist tee and high waist jeggings. I like how she gave the jeans a cuff to make them more of an ankle length style.

The multi-colored resin hoop earrings add a touch of whimsy to her look, and they even came with a pair of studs for her second piercing.

Caroline went with a v-neck tee and high waisted jeggings for her first day of school outfit.

Here in Pennsylvania, it stays warm well into September so the kids will be wearing short sleeves for a while. She’s a longtime fan of American Eagle tees, as they’re super soft and easy to pair with any bottoms.

I particularly like the neckline on this one, and I think the color is so pretty on her. She also picked out gold hoop earrings to finish off her look.

Becca’s style is a bit more sporty than Ali’s and Caroline’s, so she chose this chest stripe crewneck t-shirt along with a pair of distressed high waisted jeggings.

She is very particular about fit and feel, and she has a hard time finding comfortable jeans. She likes these so much, we went back and got her two more in different washes.

David will always wear activewear if given a choice, but when he needs a pair of jeans, American Eagle is where he goes.

Their slim fit is perfect for his tall, lanky frame; and the Ne(X)T Level Flex material is as soft and stretchy as denim gets.

He also picked out this lightweight graphic hoodie tee in a neutral heather grey. I love the way this fits him, as I’m used to seeing him in baggier styles.

David is 5’11” with a slim build, so we went with the medium in this hoodie, and it’s perfect on him.

My favorite thing about American Eagle is how they have jeans for pretty much every body shape. Most of their styles come in short, regular, and long lengths; and they also have low-rise, high-waisted, super high waisted, highest waist, and even curvy styles.

Both Ali and Caroline tend have issues with pants being too big in the waist — but not with these curvy cuts.

Becca prefers their high waisted jeggings, and I stuck with my trusty low-rise skinnnies.

Yes, even I got in on the action. Hey, Moms need back-to-school clothes too! I really like the wash on these jeans, and they feel great on.

I also picked up this oversized chenille cardigan and a ribbed tank top. Both the sweater and tank top are super soft.

The cardigan is designed to be a little longer in the back so you can wear it with leggings and have some rear coverage.

For size reference, I went with my usual small in the cardigan, but I sized up to a large in the tank top so it’s not so tight. My jeans are a size 8 regular.

If you’re looking for back-to-school basics at great prices for your kids or grandkids (or for yourself), don’t forget to check out American Eagle. Now through end of day tomorrow, 8/21/19, all tops are 25 — 50% off; and jeans, joggers, and shorts are BOGO 50% off. Plus shipping and returns are free on jeans!

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