Valentine’s Themed Unicorn Hot Chocolate for Two

Found your unicorn?  We’ve got the perfect treat to impress your main squeeze & show them just how special they are. Put a little magic into your Valentine’s Day celebration with Unicorn Hot Chocolate! This dessert is deceptively easy, and most of the work comes from adding the toppings. We found fun, festive candy at a craft store and upped the fantasy factor with bright pink cotton candy. If you’re embracing Valentine’s Day alone this year (#single #notmadaboutit), this recipe can easily be cut in half – and let’s be real, it’ll taste just as sweet.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Unicorn Hot Chocolate tastes as magical as it looks.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

All you need to create this bright drink: milk, white chocolate, food coloring & whipped cream!

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Melt the chocolate into the milk over low heat.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Stir in a few drops of food color & add vanilla extract.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Colorful toppings? Not optional!

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Add a few drops of food color to a bowl of whipped cream & swirl for a marbled look.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Top & serve!

RECIPE

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Food Coloring
  • Toppings of your choice
DIRECTIONS
  1. On low heat, melt the white chocolate in the milk over the stove top until small bubbles appear along the edge of the pot (don’t boil it!), stirring every few minutes so that the chocolate doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  2. While the chocolate melts into the milk, make the rainbow whipped cream in a wide bowl. Drop in two or three food colors in various spots. Using a knife, swirl the color around a few times to create a marbled effect. Set aside.
  3. Stir vanilla extract into hot chocolate.
  4. Add 3-4 drops of food color of your choice. Stir.
  5. Pour the hot chocolate evenly into two mugs.
  6. Spoon a few dollops of rainbow whipped cream on top & add other toppings of choice (we found these at a craft store)!
  7. Share 🙂

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Outfit Completers: Finish Your Look In #AEOSTYLE

The quickest way to elevate your look? Add some accessories! Our favorite way to finish a look is by adding some outfit completers like hats, jewelry, belts or bags. Adding an accessory (or, like, three!) can take a look from good to great in a flash. Stocking up on little details – think a trendy backpack or a go-with-anything pair of sneakers – make it easy to build a complete look.

Start with the basics: a cool pair of jeans and a tee or sweater. Next, think about adding layers, like a denim shirt, jacket or sweatshirt. Then, it’s time to finish your look. Right now, we’re all about athletic details like sneakers and baseball hats or 90s accessories like a bandana and metallic pieces. Check out the looks below for inspiration to build your own complete look & show off your unique #AEOSTYLE!

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GIRLS
GUYS

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Valentine’s Day #AEOSTYLE: Date Night Looks

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? We are! Show your look some love this year with #AEOSTYLE that’ll make your heart skip a beat. Get ready to crush your Valentine’s date night look with flirty floral prints and shades of red that’ll make you blush. Whether you’re headed to the movies, out to dinner or just hanging in with your boo, these V-Day looks will definitely set the mood.

GIRLS

Your swoon-worthy look starts with a red romper in a bold floral pattern. Even though your look will be bringing the heat, throw a lace-up sweater cardigan on top for added texture. For an on-trend touch, wear chunky heels with light pink socks bunched around the ankle. Complete your look with delicate accessories that add just the right amount shimmer like gold necklaces and rings. Don’t forget little loves like a lacy Aerie bra and fragrance keep your look pretty on every layer!

Valentine's Day Outfit

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Flutter Sleeve Short Romper | Lace-Up Back Cardigan | Swedish Hasbeens Covered High | Happy Unlined Plunge Bra
Street Level Tote | Layered Neckalce | Rings | Live Your Life Fragrance

GUYS

Splashes of red in this outfit will make your Valentine fall in love (with you AND your look). Ground your look in neutrals, but add a little punch of V-Day color by layering a red print button down under a tan jacket. Get festive with boxers covered in hearts, and finish the look off with black boots, a belt and cologne that will definitely score you the final rose.

Valentine's Day looks for Ment

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Print Button Down Shirt | Twill Trench Coat | Extreme Flex Slim Straight Chino | Heart Boxer | Leather Watch
Belt | Leather Desert Boot | Real Cologne

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How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

Camo print gets an update in a washed out, easy fit this Spring, and we’re all about this new take on neutrals. With a mix of olive green, light tan and deep black, you can pair camo with anything from destroyed jeggings and sneakers to heels and a skirt. Go incognito (or not!) in this look that’s part undercover-chic, part major chill. Blogger Tara Belle from Miss Tara Belle is showing you that camo print isn’t just for the woods anymore. Check out how she styled the AEO Camo Crew Sweatshirt, taking this print out in the concrete jungle.

How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

Meet Tara:
“Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Tara Belle always had a name and style that made her stand out in a crowd.  With a distinct love of fashion from a young age, she quite naturally became a buyer and stylist.  After starting her family, she knew her passion could not be contained by only dressing her three sons.  She started her blog, Miss Tara Belle in 2014.  Hardly southern, supremely witty, and always caffeinated, Tara blends high fashion, down home family life, and self-deprecating humor in to her daily musings. ”

How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

What Inspired Tara’s Look:
“Olive is a neutral as far as I’m concerned, and camouflage is basically this year’s leopard (not that leopard is going anywhere), so you can pretty much pair it with anything. I went with my two faves, denim and leather. Leather, because, why not?, and denim, because a jean jacket is the ultimate topper, duh! In the words of my oh-so-clever gf, “Why stand out when you were born to blend in.”

How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

Shop the Look: Camo Crew Sweatshirt | Super Soft Denim Jacket | Hi-Waist Skirt (Similar)

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How To Style The 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean With The Nathaniel Manual

Comfortable jeans are easier to find than ever (hello, flexible stretch), but the real key is finding comfortable jeans that have the look and feel of rigid denim but with even more comfort to keep up with you all day. Blogger Nathaniel James from The Nathaniel Manual styled the AEO 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean by adding a suede bomber jacket for a look that’s totally wearable from errands to hanging out with friends but still looks fresh. Check out Nathaniel’s style inspiration & find everything you need to re-create his look linked below.

How To Wear The 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean With The Nathaniel Manual

Meet Nathaniel:
“My name is Nathaniel James, and I run my own menswear blog (The Nathaniel Manual). I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan as a social media marketer & photographer for a marketing firm. I grew up in Connecticut but moved to the city almost 8 years ago to pursue a career in fashion/visual merchandising. Somehow, my career goals ended up melting into my blog & my blog led me to my job today! You can find me snapping pictures down streets or grabbing a bourbon with my friends downtown.”

How To Wear The 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean With The Nathaniel Manual

How To Wear The 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean With The Nathaniel Manual

What Inspired Nathaniel’s Look:
“I styled this pair of jeans with the idea of ease and comfort in mind. I loved how the fit of the jean was extremely stretchy. These jeans were so comfortable, I found myself lounging around the house in them rather than my favorite sweatpants or joggers. With that in mind, I thought, “What would be the easiest thing to throw on if I had to run out of the house right now?” I utilized the classic pairing of a white tee and denim to add as my base. From there, I added white low tops to frame out the denim in white and added a suede baseball jacket/bomber. This helped add contrast while still highlighting the denim. To compliment the overall “sporty-ness” of the whole look, I added a baseball hat. All of these pieces helped contrast the color of the denim to make it pop against black and white. This is an easy go to look that doesn’t require any fuss & anyone can pull off.”

How To Wear The 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean With The Nathaniel Manual

Shop the Look: 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean | Flex Crew T-Shirt (Similar) | Suede Bomber Jacket (Similar)
Denim Slip On Sneaker (Similar) | Baseball Hat (Similar)

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How To Style The Printed Slip Dress With Style Lullaby

The slip dress is one of the year’s most versatile pieces – you can dress it up or down by playing with layers, and whether you’re going for a grunge, boho or classic look, it effortlessly translates into different styles with the help of accessories. Some of our favorite ways to rock a slip dress are over a cropped t-shirt or paired with an oversized cardi. Blogger Sharon Wu from Style Lullaby brought this 90s fave into 2017 with a washed out white jacket and heels. Check out Sharon’s look below featuring the AEO Printed Slip Dress, and if you love her style, you can find her past post here!

How To Wear The Printed Slip Dress with Style Lullaby

Meet Sharon:
“Born & bred in California, Sharon Wu discovered her zest for fashion through modelling at the young age of 17. Since then, she has worked with many creatives in the industry, while developing other passions such as photography, styling, and storytelling. In 2014, she created Style Lullaby as an open, creative space where she combines them all while sharing her personal style, beauty tips, fun life hacks, and more!

When Sharon is not busy shooting campaigns or creating content for Style Lullaby, she can be found at local boutiques, shops, and thrift stores scouring for unique and trendy pieces to style. All work aside, she loves spending time with her Chinese water dragon, Babadook.”

How To Wear The Printed Slip Dress with Style Lullaby

Shop the Look: Printed Slip Dress | Denim Jacket

What Inspired Sharon’s Look:
“I’m usually not one for too many prints, but this dress stole my heart the moment I saw it. Firstly, the eyelash lace trim reminded me of the perfect bralette I’ve been looking for to layer under my cozy sweaters! This type of lace is just as flattering on this little number. I can wear an oversized sweater over it, or opt for a knit cardigan… but for this look, I chose to wear AEO’s white denim jacket from last summer’s collection. Since the dress is black, I wanted to bring out the feminine florals & brighten up the look a bit. Lastly, the dress and jacket pairing makes a fairly simple outfit, so I dressed it up with a statement pink bag and nude heels.

Until the sun starts to shine again, I’ll be wearing this dress under my favorite cardigans and sweaters. I love versatile pieces that I can easily style with other loved items in my wardrobe. This one is definitely my latest favorite. Not only is it comfortable to wear and super lightweight, it’s also a fantastic transitional piece from Winter to Spring!”

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