New Year’s Eve Essentials

New Year’s Eve is a symbol of both the last hurrah of the holiday party season, and the start of a new and exciting year. To celebrate, we’re definitely planning on looking our best for the countdown to midnight. It’s the best excuse to bring out our least practical (but prettiest!) party dresses and dance all night!

Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here to tell you why the Aerie Bare Bra is your secret weapon to help you ring in the new year!

The Aerie Bare Bra is an NYE essential.

The Bare Bra will support long past the stroke of midnight!

Why It’s a Must-Have:

The Bare Bra is the ultimate in holiday solutions. This bra goes under every top or dress you want to wear, but don’t have the right bra for. It goes under strapless, halter, one shoulder and even under backless dresses. The woman who invented this bra is brilliant!

Which One to Buy?

Aerie offers both pushup and lightly lined options – both are great staples to have, depending on your preference. In terms of color, nude goes under every single thing you will ever wear. But black is just a little prettier, so if you often wear dark tops, go black. Or buy both as investment pieces and wear them a million times each.

 What Size to Buy?

Buy these bras by cup size as you normally would. If you aren’t sure of your size, head to an Aerie store for an expert fitting.

 Quick Tips for Wearing the Bare Bra:

OK, these can be a little tricky to put on the first time around..so listen here. No deodorant, fragrance, powder, baby oil or moisturizer where the bra sits on the body. If you don’t follow these rules, the bra may not stick as well as it should…you don’t want it to end up around your waist! Take the plastic liner out of the bra cups first. Stand tall in front of a mirror and rest each breast into the cup and hoist the bra up a bit so that it fits snug against the body. If your bra has a side wing, remove the plastic from each side wing and stick it securely to your side. These side wings are amazing and give a little extra support to this backless bra.

Caring for Your Bare Bra 101:

Want to make sure your Bare Bra lasts? They require a little extra TLC than your average pushup. After you wear the bra, wash it in the sink with water and a mild soap. Leave it out to fully dry. Once dry, put the plastic liner back inside the bra and store the bra back inside the box you got it in. This keeps the shape and the adhesive lasting a long while!

A Few Last-Minute Quick Tips:

My other NYE secret weapon are Outta Sight undies! They are the best for all of those knit, jersey, or fitted holiday dresses. Undie lines are the worst and these undies are smooth as can be!

Finally, keep a few strips of Apparel Tape in your bag at all times. For any button that pops off, hem that falls, strap that slips, or other fashion emergencies, this is your best fashion friend.

Thanks for the tips, Jenny! Have a Happy New Year, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Christmas Morning with Aerie

Christmas morning is a time we look forward to all year long, so why not step up your Sleepwear game with our Waffle Onesie? This comfy, all-in-one piece is perfect for opening presents and lounging with family. Between the soft thermal waffle and drawstring waist, you’ll be left wondering why separates are even a thing.

Our friend Alex from Beautyosaurus Lex loves the Waffle Oneise as much as we do. See how she styles it below!

What Inspired Alex’s Look:
Christmas morning is magical! There truly is no other way to put it. Between the food, the family, the presents and laughter, there is so much to be grateful for. This waffle onesie screams festive and by adding a pop of color with the scarlet bralette and a dainty gold necklace, you will be set for the celebration! Christmas morning at my parents house usually ends with some form of a Nerf gun war, so not only is this adorable but also comfortable and practical!

Christmas Morning with Aerie

Get Alex’s Look: Waffle Onesie | Romantic Lace Bralette Christmas Morning with Aerie Christmas Morning with Aerie

Show us your favorite Aerie finds with #AerieHAULiday for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com! xo

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Holiday Gifting: The Blanket Scarf

Once you’re done creating your own mini stockpile of Aerie Blanket Scarves, it’s time to think about the special people in your life. The holidays are, of course, a time for giving. And who wouldn’t want an extra large, super soft (not-to-mention super cute!) blanket scarf to add to their winter wardrobe?

Our girl Kristin from Living in Color Print couldn’t agree more. Check out her favorite Aerie Blanket Scarves below!

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Why Kristin loves the blanket scarf:
I personally can’t get enough of them! I think I’ve added about 8 new prints, colors and patterns to my collection this year, and the season isn’t even over! A blanket scarf if a great way to mix up a look without too much effort. For example: take a simple look like jeans and a solid long sleeve shirt – add in a plaid blanket scarf, or a stripe version. Either option completely transforms the look a little differently without the need to change anything else. A definite must-have for the year!

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Want a chance to win an Aerie blanket scarf? Head over to Living in Color Print to learn more about Kristin’s #LICPChristmas twelve days of giveaways!

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Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Can’t get enough of our Fuzzy Beanies? We’ve teamed up with Jenni from I Spy DIY to show you how to give your beanie a little sparkle this holiday season.

What you’ll need:
Fuzzy Beanie
Gems (We love these!)
Gem glue
Needle and thread

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 1: Arrange gems on to your beanie.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 2: Use glue to adhere gems to beanie.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 3: Sew on gems to reinforce.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Voilà! Add an Aerie Blanket Scarf into the mix and you’re all set.

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Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Looking for ways to style your beanie? Check out our Graphic Sweater Style Challenge here! xo

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Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a party? Last month we invited our favorite NYC bloggers to join us for some holiday fun with Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, Jenny Altman and the queen of DIY herself Jenni Radosevich from I SPY DIY.

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Christina from Minnie in Manhattan and Justine from Pretty in Pistachio looking festive in our Fuzzy Beanie.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Bloggers got a sneak peek of our holiday collection and favorite gifts of the season. Heather from Fashionista NY Girl had her eye on our Blanket Scarf in Holiday Red.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Party goers indulged their sweet tooth with a cup of hot chocolate from our do-it-yourself hot chocolate bar. Treat yo self? Don’t mind if we do!

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

And what Aerie party would be completely without adorable, mix and match Pajama Tops and Pants cookies?

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party Jenni from I SPY DIY showed blogger babes how to bedazzle a Aerie Fuzzy Beanie with the perfect amount of bling. Jordan from Opal and Violet mastered the art of glue gun.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Let’s take a selfie! Alex from Lex What Wear and Jackie from Living After Midnite loved their bedazzled beanies.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Carina from The Fashion Student posed for a photo before checking out the holiday collection.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Olivia from The Corporate Catwalk, Jackie from Living After Midnite and Alex from Lex What Wear.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Bloggers got the VIP treatment, complete with bra fittings and style advice from Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, Jenny Altman. Jenny takes a break from fittings to snap a photo with Wendy from Nitrolicious.

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Karina and Toni from Under the Sweater leave the party all smiles with Aerie totes filled with goodies!

‘Til next year!

xo,

Aerie

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Holiday Survival Tips

The Holiday season is upon us, and with it comes fun memories and traditions. The downside? The season also comes with a less welcome side of stress, between wrapping a million gifts, long lines and listening to your Great Uncle Jeff tell that story (again).

A quick checklist of the essentials is key to getting through the craziness that comes with the season. We asked Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, for some of her Holiday survival tips and must-have Aerie items. Read on for Jenny’s tips below!

Jennys Holiday Survival Tips

Everything you need to survive the holidays starts at Aerie!

Jenny’s Essentials:

1. The Romantic Lace Bralette: The soft structure shows off your most natural shape. Just enough support with tons of comfort!

2. The Pushup Bare Bra: This is the best bra investment you can make! It will get you through every holiday event.

3. Outta-Sight Undie: Good undies are also important and panty lines are not allowed! This is a no-fuss option under any dress.

4. Moccasins: I can never have enough slippers around the holidays, and these are my favorite on the site right now.

5. The Aerie Blanket Scarf: I bought 4 of these blanket scarves for friends as gifts! You cannot go wrong!

6. Aerie Waffle Sleep Set: Mix & match pajamas are a favorite of mine for winter.

7. Aerie Flannel Pajama Pant: I love flannel bottoms with a drawstring. I love the ones with the shopping bear!

Jenny’s Holiday Survival Tips:

1. I like to glam up my holiday look with some jewelry, and this is where I make a little investment! I go for classic, personal pieces that make you feel special,

2. I love with the house smells delicious. If I’m not baking anything (which I’m probably not), then a yummy candle is the thing. I love fig scents, but pine smells really woodsy…a smell I appreciate living in the city!

3. A great pair of shoes that can carry you through all your holiday events is a must! For me, it’s a functional bootie in winter, with a touch of glam.

4. A live Christmas tree is a must for me. There is nothing that smells better and makes you live the holiday moment more than the scent of real pine. This smell reminds me that I’m home every time I walk through the door.

5. I love to eat…and there is no time I enjoy it more! My mother-in-law inspired me to make some amazing soups. I’m a vegetarian, so this Avocado Soup is my favorite (you sprinkle popcorn on it!).

Super-Easy Avocado Soup

Ingredients:

4-5 ripe avocados

Broth (I use vegetable, but feel free to use chicken broth)

A squeeze of lemon to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together, then serve at room temperature with a handful of popcorn sprinkled on top. Then eat the rest of the popcorn, of course!

6. Finally, the key to getting me through the holiday season (especially a cold, New York City one) is a trip planned with my family for January! When I know there is something warm in my future, it gives me something special to look forward to.

Thanks for the tips, Jenny! We hope you have a fun-filled holiday season, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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