American Eagle Jeans Experience, Part 1



American Eagle asked little old me to try out their new jean buying experience (here).


Now bear with me, I probably haven’t been in an American Eagle store (let alone bought anything from them) in years! But, I was super excited to revisit a store that stole acquired so much money from my teenage self!


I headed to AE’s website to start my experience and found so many options! 22 fits. 81 washes. 84 sizes. That’s 149,688 different combinations, I think…math isn’t my strongest suit (that would be shopping!).

I do know that there is definitely something for everyone here, but the best part? None of the jeans that American Eagle offers are over $50! Score #1!

I love the breakdown of jean fits (skinny, straight, high-rise jegging, etc.) and how there was a model demonstrating the look of each fit. And Score #2? The jeans come in 4 different lengths: short, regular, long, and x-long. This is a blessing for everyone really (us tall girls and you short girls out there too)!

Plus, there is free shipping AND free return shipping (this rarely happens with online orders) on jeans, which is definitely Score #3! This definitely brings peace to mind if you want to order a couple sizes/styles/lengths and try them on in the comfort of your own home.

I headed into my local store on a Friday afternoon to fully gauge these jeans. I was greeted by a lovely sales associate (seriously, she was so nice when I explained what I was doing) and grabbed some jeans in my size and headed to the dressing room.

Here are some of the styles that I tried on!

High Rise Leggings (these were my favorite) – these apparently now have Lycra in them to prevent the “stretching out as you wear them phenomenon”. I loved them and want a pair that aren’t so distressed.

Skinny – super flattering and not hard to get into (bonus points for that)!

Kick Boot – these might have been cuter in a darker wash, but I felt very country girl in these with my ankle boots and my gingham shirt!

Colored Jeggings – I loved these red ones. The fabric is a bit thin on these, because they are a true legging fit.

I didn’t end up buying anything this time, because they don’t offer long lengths in all the styles in the stores AND the straight fit (that I’m uber interested in) was only available online. I’m making my online order right now (cough blog research cough), so I can style them up for you in a future blog post! More to come on these jeans!

I’d definitely recommended this new AE Denim experience to y’all, and you can check out all here to get your own experience on (yeah, I went there)!


This post was sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters. Financial compensation was provided in the form of a giftcard to American Eagle Outfitters. Opinions expressed here are my own, because no one else has the password to this blog! Thank you for supporting the brands that make Style On Target possible.

  • I’ve been wearing AE jeans for years (I’m wearing some right now actually). I think they’re a little surprising to people when I say my jeans are from there (since I’m now 27 and therefore twice the age of the target audience) but I love how stretchy and soft they are. Hope you found some you love!

  • I always have a problem finding jeans that fit me well. Right now my favorites are from Loft and Gap. I haven’t been in an AE in years either, but I may have to try their jeans out! Hopefully with all of those combinations I could find something that works :)

  • I LOVE American Eagle jeans! They’re so stretchy and soft! The high-rise jegging looks really good on you!

  • I’m with you–I haven’t been in an American Eagle in, oh, 8 years? I like that price point for jeans though, and I love that they have so many options! Thanks for the review!

  • Brittany Nettles

    I have been wanting to give the kick boot jeans a try. There’s something about them, though, that I can’t force myself to like! You however ROCK them!

  • I. Love. Math. I mean, I am a math geek. Seriously. And that number is overwhelming, lol!

  • I love the wash on the first pair you tried on – and I mean, coloured jeans are pretty much awesome all year round. I love AE jeans, they look so nice on my butt! Lol.

  • In a pair of jeans I look for something that is comfy but stylish at the same time. The Artist jeans are my fav!

  • Sarah

    Perfect jeans for me are the ones that make my butt look good, is comfortable and the waist isn’t too tight and my fat bulges out when I’m sitting down.

  • I love finding the perfect pair of jeans!!!!!

  • My perfect pair of jeans are not too long- I love that American Eagle offers the short length because they’re just perfect for me!!

  • Chicinspector

    I adore AE jean, the fit in the right places! However shopping online is difficult and I;m happy a retailer is trying to make it easy.

  • I love those colored legging! AE jeans are the BEST <3

  • thediaperdiaries

    Those red jeans are ADORABLE!!

  • Shanaka Mama Bee Does

    I have a lot of AE kickboot styles. I love those colored jeggings.