It'??s almost impossible to live in New York City and not get bitten by the Fashion Bug. (Hence, Momtrends). Also, it'??s almost impossible to not adore sneak peaks, previews, and first looks at all things fashion, especially if you want to stay on top of the latest and greatest. Here at Momtrends, we do, which is why we were so excited to attend the American Eagle Outfitters Spring 2012 Press Preview. Held at their New York City Showroom in Herald Square, this breakfast event was pretty incredible as we were able to see pieces from American Eagle, aerie, 77kids, and Little77.
Next Spring, American Eagle is showing out with mixed-prints, boldly colored accessories, and swimsuits that are sure to spice up your wardrobe. Floppy hats, Fedoras, belts, and floral scarves will take on new meaning; ruffles will leave us feeling feminine; cross body bags and totes will have us seeing stripes; and swimsuit selections will be embracing the present while channeling the past.
I mean, seriously, how cute is this necklace? I can'??t get enough of it.
Luckily, there's more. The accessories are only the beginning. Color blocking has been all the rage since last season, and this spring, American Eagle is giving us ways to show that this trend is here to stay. I love that the AE Jeggings are so versatile '?? you can dress them up for an evening out on the town or wear them with flats while running your weekend errands. In style, of course. They will be available in black, pink, white, red, and cobalt.
I couldn'??t get enough of the pieces from77kids and little77. The high-quality pieces seem to cater to the many personalities of children. Little girls can enjoy feeling like a rock star with their chic jacket or take pride in floral patterns and flip-flops. Little boys can embrace strips and checkers and bold colors as they get their playground action on.
I'??ve got my eye on the pink and cobalt AE Jeggings. Also, I think this floral dress is too cute with its sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, fitted bodice, and flared waist. If I pair it with an AE denim jacket and wedged sandal, I'??d be golden!
What pieces are you excited about?
Alicia Harper, M.A., Ed.M. is a single mother, blogger, and recent graduate of Columbia University. Her life is filled with all things pink, except for the one bit of blue '?? her rambunctious 3-year-old son. Together they make a great pair, and Alicia chronicles the trials and triumphs of being a young, single mother living in NYC at Mommy Delicious.
Momtrends was not compensated for this post. We did receive a gift bag with items for review.