DIY: Halloween Pumpkin Painting

We love Halloween at Aerie! Haunted houses in our conference rooms, pumpkin spice latte breaks, and of course, pumpkin picking! This year we put our carving tools away and opted for an unexpected alternative to pumpkin carving – pumpkin painting. Read on below to learn how our team created 3 easy no-carve pumpkin DIY ideas to help you make your Halloween extra BOO-tiful!

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What You’ll Need

Multi-surface paint in a vintage finish

Spray paint in the color of your choice (we love gold metallic tones!)

Painter’s tape

Paintbrushes in various sizes

A dropcloth or newspaper

Fun stickers

Loose glitter

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Vintage White 

Our first pumpkin painting idea is simple and classic. Our team used a 2fl oz bottle of multi-surface acrylic craft paint to cover the entire pumpkin except the stem. We used 1 flat brush and 1 small brush to paint carefully around the top.

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Voila! Now the white pumpkin gives you a sort of blank canvas to design anything you would like – continue reading to see what we did to complete the look.
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Leaf It Be 

We painted another one of our pumpkins classic white, let it dry for 2 hours, and added one more very simple step. Using stickers purchased at a local craft store, we embellished the white surface to make one very chic pumpkin!
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Preppy Pumpkin 

Our last pumpkin DIY is a bit more difficult and will take more time. Use 1.5″ painters tape to create 2-3 chevron lines across the circumference of your pumpkin.
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After you finish taping your pumpkin, use a can of spray paint to color the tape-free sections. We chose gold because of the metallic finish, but feel free to try any color!

8 Let your now spray-painted pumpkin dry for at least 30 minutes. Very carefully, peel off the tape. 9

You did it! Be sure to show us your pumpkin creations with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter.

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We can’t forget about the lil’ pumpkins! We sprayed a few with gold or white spray paint and added some sparkles for extra glam!

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Which pumpkin design is your favorite? Comment below!
16Happy Halloween, Aerie girls!

xoxo,

Aerie

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How To: Styling The Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are definitely the must-have accessory on all of our wishlists this season! We were looking for inspiration for styling fall’s hottest trend, so we turned to an expert for some guidance.

Aerie Accessories Buyer, Ann, is here to show you step-by-step her 3 favorite ways to wear the blanket scarf. Watch and learn!

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#1: The Triangle Wrap

  • Fold scarf in half diagonally to create a triangle
  • Place triangle tip in front
  • Wrap the sides back around the neck
  • Bring the sides under the triangle tip
  • Tuck and adjust to create lots of volume
  • Ta-da!

#2: The Knot

  • Fold scarf in half diagonally to create a triangle
  • Twist and roll the scarf
  • Drape the scarf around the neck
  • Cross the two ends together at the front and tie a loose knot
  • Looking good, girl!

#3: The Simple Drape

  • Fold scarf in half diagonally to create a triangle
  • Place triangle tip in back
  • Drape the sides around the shoulder
  • Ann’s styling tip: “I like to wear this one for chilly days in the office!”

And voila! Wrap, knot and drape your way to stylishness this fall! Thanks, Ann!

How do you wear your Aerie blanket scarf? Tell us below or show us with #AerieREAL!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Introducing Jenny’s Holiday Picks!

There are so many amazing new arrivals to love at Aerie, it’s hard to pick favorites. That’s what Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here for! Today, Jenny talks her absolute must-haves from the new collection that you need in your closet this season.

Read below for Jenny’s styling tips, and why you need her favorite picks in your wardrobe!

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Shop These Styles:

Sequin Bralette

Sequin Boybrief

Romantic Lace Bralette

Silky Thong

Boybrief

#1: The Sequin Bralette

“I LOVE sparkle for the holidays! A sequin bra is the perfect way to let a little shine show under your cardigan, blazer or button front shirt.”

#2: The Romantic Lace Bralette

“Eyelash lace is one of my favorite things, especially on a romantic long line bra like our lace bralette. This feels great on the skin and comes in such lush, beautiful colors.”

#3: The Silky Thong

“This fabric feels delicious (I wish you could feel it on the screen), and the colors match back perfectly to the Romantic Lace Bralette. Wear them as a set, or wear the undies on their own for a no-show panty line.”

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Shop These Styles:

Harper Pushup Bra

Sunnie Stretch Lightly Lined Bra

Boybrief

Mini Boybrief

#4: The Mini Boybrief

“So the boybrief is the perfect undie to wear with jeans…and the fox print is SO cute you’ll want to wear it all the time. Blue or pink – which one do you love?”

#5: The Sunnie Bra

“Sunnie is a favorite because she is SO fabulous! The deep plum color for fall is my new neutral, it’s sophisticated and rich, but goes under all of your darks as a black bra would.”

Jenny’s also loves our Sweater Cardigan to go over top of your cozy new looks!

She says, “This is the must-have cardigan for fall. Slightly oversized, super casual, this cardigan can go over anything whether you’re wearing a tank and pj pants around the house or running out to class in leggings. Plus I LOVE anything with pockets (I always need a place for my iPhone!).”

What are you crushing on this season at Aerie? Tell us below, or share with #AerieREAL on Instagram or Twitter!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Trend Tuesday: the Romantic Lace Bralette

What to wear when fall is in the air, but leaves are still on the trees? Transitional weather calls for some layering magic, and our Romantic Lace Bralette is the pretty layer you’ll need under tees and tanks now, and cozy sweaters later. Aerie buyers Ann and Emily are here to show how they style our newest bralette to jump start your #OOTD brainstorming!

Emily rocks her favorite Cable Knit joggers with a henley and an arm party of gold accessories for an easy, no-fuss look.

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Shop the look:

Romantic Lace Bralette

Cable Knit Skinny Jogger

Henley Popover

AEO Bracelet Watch

Ann has created the perfect recipe for Girls’ Night Out style: one part sheer, plus one part peekaboo, plus a splash of lace equals a flirty look that’s totally wearable.

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Shop the look:

Romantic Lace Bralette

AEO Jeggings

How do you layer your bralettes? Tell us below or show us on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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What To Wear: Homecoming 2014

Start with a few bonfires in the backyard, mix in a day of apple-picking, and add a heaping amount of pumpkin-flavored everything. What do you get? Our favorite season, fall! With these traditions come two others that give us a chance to dress-up and bundle-up: Homecoming dance, and of course, the Homecoming football game!

Whether you are hitting the dance floor with your friends or you snatched a cutie from chemistry, you’ll love the way our stylist mixed and matched our favorite AEO and Aerie pieces. Start with the Maddie Multi-Way Bra and an Aerie Thong. You’ll want to pick a shade that is closest to your own skin tone. No undie lines here!

Then, she paired these must-have basics with an AEO Crocheted Lace Shift Dress and an over-sized knit blanket scarf (coming soon!)

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Homecoming games are known to be pretty chilly and you won’t want to be shivering while cheering for your team! We suggest rocking a layered look that is cozy and comfy. Start with your favorite bralette and leggings. Then, add a boyfriend t-shirt and a legging crew neck sweatshirt (the perfect pair for leggings!) Top with a sporty cap (available in store) and an over-sized blanket scarf to keep you warm. Touchdown!
SET11_9_30_14_AERIE_SM_HOMECOMING21257Have fun! Tag your pictures with #AerieREAL for a chance to be regrammed or retweeted!

xoxo,

Aerie

 

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Fall Bottoms 4 Ways: Work It Out

When motivation to hit the gym, yoga mat, or trail is lagging, sometimes the perfect pick-me-up is some cute new workout gear! Aerie fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, has some amazing tips to upgrade your workout look. Now step away from that worn out tee and get ready to be seriously fit-spired!

PS: this look also works for running errands extra-fast or even watching “Nashville” reruns. We won’t tell!

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Outta-Sight undies are our secret weapon for rocking our favorite yoga pants. Bye bye, undie lines!

Get the look:

New Balance Sneakers

Sunwashed Crew Sweatshirt

Yoga Pants

Seamless Sports Bra

Outta-Sight Undies

Xoxo,

Aerie

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