How To: Make Lentil and Sweet Potato Power Salad

Usually when you hear the word salad, you think lunch or a light dinner. But that doesn’t have to be the case! This power salad is filling and packs some serious nutrients. It’s a complete meal featuring greens, veggies, carbs, fat and protein. That’s right: a vegan salad with a TON of protein.

If you weren’t convinced yet, the dressing for this power salad is a great way to bring leftover veggies back to life, so you might want to make a little extra to have later in the week!


Makes 3 to 4 servings

2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp agave (or honey)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup lentils (cooked according to package directions)
1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
3 small sweet potatoes
1 pint cherry tomatoes
6 cups mixed greens (we used kale and spinach)
1 bell pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt


1] Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2] Cube the sweet potatoes.

sweet pots

3] Spread the sweet potato cubes and chickpeas on the baking sheet, drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt. Give the sweet potatoes and chickpeas a quick stir to ensure that they are seasoned, and pop them in the oven.

4] Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft.

5] Measure out and cook the lentils according to the package directions. Once they’re finished cooking, set them aside to cool.


6] Combine all ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl and whisk thoroughly. The dressing will have a thick consistency, great if you want more of a sauce. If you prefer a thinner dressing (which we recommend), whisk in 1 tsp of water at a time, repeating until you reach your desired consistency.

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7] Dice the bell pepper and halve the tomatoes.


8] Wash the greens and remove any stems. Chop or tear the greens into smaller, bite-sized pieces and layer them in the bottom of a bowl.


mixed greens

9] Top the mixed greens with the veggies, lentils and chickpeas, drizzle on your dressing and EAT UP!

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How To Style Leggings With Laura

Leggings have been on our must-have list for the past several seasons, but we’re especially excited about our Winter leggings this year. We’re offering more variety than ever – sweater fabric, bold patterns, photo real prints and, of course, the basic, go-with-everything hi-rise legging. Because we were feeling overwhelmed by all the amazing leggings, we turned to our favorite Styling Manager, Laura, for styling tips. Below, Laura pulled together two different looks featuring leggings to fit every style, from sporty athleisure to cozy comfort.

Look #1: Winterized Athleisure
We love the way printed leggings look paired back to sporty sneakers. The gold details on these sneaks elevate them from the average sport shoe, making this athleisure look on trend. Keep it seasonal with a heavier parka, and play with color by contrasting navy and grey hues with a sienna hoodie and a vibrant winter hat.


Shop the Look:
AEO Hi-Rise Legging
AEO Ribbed Pullover Hoodie
K-Swiss Belmont Sneaker
Wool Parka
AEO Patterned Beanie

Look #2: Cozy Comfort
Sweater leggings are stealing the show this season, so let them do the talking for this look. Pair bold patterned sweater leggings back to a cream sweater with cool side zip features, and add a bit of shine with gold sneakers. Let a grey bralette peek out beneath the sweater for a flirty finish to the look.


Shop the Look:
AEO Hi-Rise Sweater Legging
AEO Side Zip Sweater
AEO Slip On Platform Sneaker
Aerie Lace Bralette

How will you style your leggings this season? Tell us in the comments below & show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery.

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Plaid On Plaid

It’s getting REAL plaid over here! Hundreds of new arrivals are in stores and online, and we’re all about the plaid on plaid on plaid. Read on to get our stylist’s look for an extra-cozy #AeriePlaidParty at home.

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Plaid On Plaid

Get Erin’s Look: Cozy Flannel Sleep Shirt | Sleep Pant | Blanket Scarf | Sweater Pom Beanie Plaid Thermos | Bootie Socks Minnetonka Cally Slipper

Our new PJ’s are made to mix and match. The more plaid, the better. Start with our Plaid Sleep Pant and go crazy with a different (!!) plaid on top in our Cozy Flannel Sleep Shirt. Tie it all together in our plaid Bonfire Blanket Scarf, THE coziest scarf to wrap up in, whether you’re running out the door or curling up on the couch. Then play with patterns and try our Sweater Pom Beanie in a fun Fair Isle print on top to stay extra warm. Finish with hot chocolate in a Plaid Thermos (duh!), polar bear Bootie Socks and Minnetonka Cally Slippers for our kind of party.

We wanna check you out! Share your plaid on Instagram with #AeriePlaidParty

What to Wear Today

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How To Style The Southwestern Mini Skirt With The Tique

We’re loving the southwestern-inspired prints and patterns this holiday season. One skirt that we’re obsessing over is our Southwestern Mini Skirt. With hues of reds, blues and earth tones, this skirt is a perfect getup for the colder months. Tiana from Thetique channels her favorite colors of Autumn into her #AEOSTYLE. Get to know Tiana and the inspiration behind her look below.


Meet Tiana: “Tiana, by definition, is a native Nebraskan turned honorary Nashvillian. However at heart, she is a creative, a dreamer, and an optimist of all sorts. You can find her blogging about life, style, and important matters of the heart at Thetique, a space rooted in the belief that there is beauty in everything. At the end of the day, Tiana believes in things like meaningful conversation, a life lead with intentionality, and running steadfastly in the direction of your dreams.”


What Inspired Tiana’s Look: “Inspired by the many layers of the autumnal season up us, I wanted to keep things versatile in this casual, ready-to-wear look. The Southwestern Mini Skirt offers a rich complexity that pairs beautifully with any of your chunky knits or favorite denim. And because it is so subtle but truly a statement piece, I wanted to complete the look with simple layers that I could easily add to or shed away. That way, no matter what the temperature or occasion, you always look ready for an adventure.”


Shop Tiana’s Look: Southwestern Mini Skirt | Denim Western Shirt (similar) | Southwestern Fringe Poncho (similar)


Show us how you wear our Southwestern Mini Skirt with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How To Create A DIY Patch-Covered Outerwear Jacket

Temperatures are dropping but that doesn’t mean you have to lower your #AEOSTYLE standards too! Erik from MOG Blog put together a super easy step-by-step guide on how to create your very own patch covered outerwear using our Aviator Jacket. Get to know Erik and the inspiration behind his work below.

What Inspired Erik’s Look: “I chose to wear the jacket with a really simple outfit underneath. Because it’s is one-of-a-kind, I wanted it to be the star player of this look. A simple black hoodie, tee shirt and jeans, contrasted with a great pair of suede boots. Add any signature jewelry you typically wear (for me, it’s this vintage gold bracelet) and you’ve got a look that’s uniquely you – and that’s the best part!”


Step 1: Go hunting for patches, pins, buttons and anything else you’d like to adorn your jacket with. I found these at a cool vintage store in my neighborhood, though there’s plenty of great resources online. Check out Etsy as well!



Step 2 – Gather your materials, including a needle and thread, some scissors, and Fabri-tac (or similar fabric glue.)

DIY Patchwork Aviator Jacket American eagle outfitters

Step 3 – Lay out your design, and when you’re satisfied, attach the patches either by sewing or gluing with Fabri-tac. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle before washing or wearing. I’m sewing mine, because I would be letting myself down after my years as a costume designer in grad school, if I had decided to glue. Lol.

DIY Patchwork jacket American eagle

Step 4 – Last, but not least – attach your pins and buttons and get stylin’!”

DIY Patch Work Jacket American Eagle

Show us how you wear our Aviator Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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Brands We’re Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX because they believe in your REAL beauty. Sisters Ally and Taylor, along with their mom, Jenny, make fun, wearable products to enhance everything that makes you, you!

Follow along as they show us a day in the life of girls who mean business!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

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Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX’s Magnetic Eye Color collection. Treat yourself to an uber long-wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, colors, lines and primes! They are easy to blend and waterproof.

Plus, NUDESTIX is preservative free, vegan and certified USDA organic. Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Shop now: NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Each pencil comes in an eco-packaged tin with a mirror and sharpener. Take it to go or add it to your morning beauty routine!

Visit our Times Square store on Sunday, November 15th to meet the girls and get a free makeover. The first 200 guests get a free mini lip and cheek pencil, too!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Show us how you work NUDESTIX into your beauty routine with #AERIExNUDESTIX!

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