Making jeans shopping less painful with American Eagle Outfitters Denim Experience [sponsored]

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall · Shopping

Yes, this is another sponsored post. I was given a $50 American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community to try out buying jeans online via American Eagle Outfitters and then write about it. I honestly jumped at this chance since my new job means a lot more jeans and, well, I only have about three pairs I can wear!  Of course, all opinions are my own.

In fact, you’ve actually heard some opinions about the jeans themselves when I wore them for the first time here.  I bought them online from the American Eagle website using their new “denim experience” that aims to give you as much information as possible about their 14 styles of jeans, including videos of their models wearing them.


Of course, it would be even more awesome if they showed every day people wearing the jeans, but models it is. So, here’s an every day person wearing their jeans.

Gray moto jacket with white tee, skinny jeans, and pink heels

Jeans – c/o American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Jacket – Ellen Tracey via Macy’s (similar) | Tee – Be Good Clothing (same) | Shoes – Jessica Simpson via Poshmark (similar)

After perusing all the different style and color options I ended up ordering the Skinny Jean in Medium Indigo and the Skinny Jean in Clean Rinse, both in size 6. I appreciated that they give leg opening measurements, too, because I happen to know that anything under 12” is going to be too tight on my calves.


I ended up not liking the Clean Rinse option so I decided to exchange it for a size 4 also in the Medium Indigo. Shipping and returns are free on AEO jeans which is a nice perk!  The only measurements they don’t give and I wish they did are actual waist in inches and thigh measurements. Of course, I don’t know if any denim company that gives thigh measurements but us girls with athletic thighs sure could use them!

The exchange seemed to take a long time, though. Much longer than it took to ship the original order. So, I would suggest that if you think you’re between sizes and you can afford it, order them all at once and send back whatever you don’t want. Turns out I’m right between a size 4 and a size 6 so now I have skinny-day skinny jeans and bloated-day skinny jeans. Ah, the joys of being a woman! Still I’d definitely order jeans from American Eagle Outfitters again. Especially since they’re typically under $30 a pair!!

On the plus side, as a woman you get to wear amazing shoes and get compliments all day from random people about how much they like them. And, yes, that really happened when I wore this outfit to work.

Gray moto jacket with white tee, skinny jeans, and pink heels

13 replies on “Making jeans shopping less painful with American Eagle Outfitters Denim Experience [sponsored]

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Man. I haven’t even really considered shopping at American Eagle in…five years? It’s been a LONG time. I used to loooooove American Eagle, though. Cooler than Aeropostale, more affordable than Abercrombie. Hooray 2000s! Haha. Anyway, I’ve heard good things about AE jeans. My heart belongs to Old Navy because their jeans fit me perfectly, but I’m surprised AE jeans are actually cheaper than Old Navy jeans! (Though I only buy Old Navy jeans when they’re super on sale 😉 )

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Old Navy jeans don’t fit me the best although the Diva cut seems to come the closest. Also, I have to say, these AEO jeans are SO SOFT! They’re made with Elastane and cotton which is what my favorite pair of jeans ever (RIP jeans) were made out of.

  2. Sara

    I really like American Eagle jeans, even though I feel like a try-hard teenybopper shopping in their store. They’re very good quality for the price, in my experience. Last year I bought similar paris at Old Navy and American Eagle and with about equal wear the ON jeans died quickly and the AE are still going strong.

    Riiiight as the recession started (great timing) AE actually tried to launch a second brand geared at the 20s-30s crowd that didn’t last long at all. The timing was obviously awful and I wish they would try to launch it again because I remember their clothing being of consistent quality and priced very fairly.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      That’s interesting trivia about AEO and their attempt to market to non-teenagers. I agree that a lot of their stuff is geared toward a younger age group but their jeans are definitely good across the board!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I just returned some items to Athleta that I bought with an e-gift card and instead of giving me another e-gift card I think they’re sending me one in the mail. That seems to backwards!!

  3. Suburban Style Challenge

    Ooh I’m going to have to check this out! I have a similar problem with my calves and boy is it frustrating!! I love the pop of color those shoes give, and that moto jacket is adorable! Great way to dress jeans up for the office 🙂

  4. Kandi

    I love my AE jeans! I can even fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans from them just a few weeks postpartum. I have noticed a ton of people wearing them these days (from the design on the pockets).
    I suggested the skinny jeans from AE to you a while ago but you said the calves were too tight (I think)? Did that make the jeans too casual for your old job?

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I think they must have added these with the slightly larger leg openings since the last time I tried them on. Or at least when I tried them on the store many moons ago maybe I tried on the jeggings on accident. But you were totally right to suggest these! I really ended up liking them once I found the right ones.

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