Yesterday, I took a mental break from this cold and rainy New York winter to check out the American Eagle Outfitters Summer 2012 collections.
As with last year's women's collection, the 2012 forecast reads bright and beachy, offering a wide range of easy dresses and rompers, boho blouses and swimsuits cut out of breathable fabrics in bright (sometimes even neon) hues and bold (particularly tribal and floral) prints.
Some of my favorite pieces in the AE Summer 2012 "picture tour" above include the Bright Floral Corset Dress (top center), which retails for $39.50 and also comes in blue, the Floral and Tribal Rompers (top right and bottom center), which retail for $34.50, and the Floral Ruffle Dress (bottom right), which retails for $39.50 and also comes in black.
Below, you'll find the chic pair of Sam Edelman for AE Colorblock Gladiators I've already mentally purchased (top center), which retail for $49.50 and also come in brown, and the first-ever, Coachella-friendly Aerie Concert Bra (bottom right), which comes in various shapes (including corset), sizes and playful prints ranging from $24.50 to $34.50.
The AE Summer 2012 collections will hit stores and ae.com in April. What will you buy?