Real Talk With Shivani

It’s all about positive vibes with Shivani. Read on & learn more about one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!
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What makes you #AerieREAL?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to embrace my flaws and love myself for what makes me different. For example, I have scoliosis, which is a spinal condition that a lot of girls have that basically just means that my spine isn’t straight. I used to really hate it, but I’ve learned to really love it because it makes me different.

Lover or fighter?

I think you have to be a little bit of both in order to succeed in this life.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Romantic comedies.

What are you currently listening to?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Childish Gambino lately.

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Favorite thing about spring?

My favorite thing about spring is in the morning, when you wake up and the air is really, really fresh.

What makes you really laugh?

Shows like The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, John Stewart. I really like political satire and I think it’s very important to laugh at yourself.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would really love to go to Thailand, Indonesia, that sort of area that’s beautiful but also very spiritual.

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Initially the idea of no retouching was very foreign to me and made me feel very insecure. But my second thought was: finally! Finally somebody is saying that we shouldn’t be changing women’s bodies with Photoshop. We should just be taking the image and putting it up because that’s real and that’s what it is.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Not just a body positivity message but an overall life positivity message: everyone’s journey is different, and instead of competing with and comparing yourself to people, it’s better to figure out how we can all make each other better.

What’s one thing the world needs more of?

The world needs more compassion, in the sense that we all need to realize that we’re all the same. Literally, biologically, we all came from the same place, so

 

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How To Wear The Skinny Core Flex Jean With Oh Anthonio

If one of your 2016 goals was to step up your #AEOSTYLE, you still have time before resolution season is officially over. What better way to start the new year than with new jeans? Take the hint: it’s time to try a jean that’s made to move with you – our Men’s Flex/Denim. We partnered with Anthony from Oh Anthonio for a three-part denim series featuring some of our favorite new Flex fits. For his first look, Anthony styled our Men’s Skinny Core Flex Jean with a chilly, winter white vibe. Get to know Anthony and the inspiration behind his #AEOSTYLE below.

Oh Anthonio/Skinny Core Flex Jean

Meet Anthony: Anthony Urbano is an NJ native turned current New Yorker. With a degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, he has worked as a structural engineer designing buildings in New York City for over six years. Not only an academic mind but a creative creature as well, Anthony’s interest in photography and fashion led him to create a personal style blog that serves as a creative outlet to share his musings on fashion, travel and lifestyle.

Oh Anthonio/Skinny Core Flex Jean

What Inspired Anthony’s Winter White Look: “This past summer, the all-white ‘painter’ look was a big trend that I was definitely a fan of, so for this outfit I wanted to do my version of that trend for winter. Personally, I love to wear white all year round, and although white denim might not feel intuitively wintry, it definitely works if you wear it right. I layered shades of white and off-white in different textures to add visual interest to this monochromatic outfit. The end result is a minimal but sophisticated winter outfit.”

Oh Anthonio/Skinny Core Flex Jean

Shop The Look: Skinny Core Flex Jean | AEO Legend T (similar) | Clarks Suede Desert Boot (similar)

Oh Anthonio/Skinny Core Flex Jean

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

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break…Book It!

Spring Break: book it! Make warm weather dreams a reality & schedule your trip now. Then pack your bags with our stylist’s outfit of the week!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break...Book It!

Get Erin’s Look now: Henley Shirt | Tie Short | Scoop Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom | Panama Hat | Beach Bag | Cat Eye Sunglasses | Huarache Flat

Our favorite place to start packing? Swim! Our new Scoop Bikini Top and Hipster Bikini Bottom have two of our favorite new trends this season: ruffles and army green. Bring our new Henley Shirt to wear on top: its bright white color and breezy fit will make sure you can show off your swim underneath. On the bottom, try our new Tie Short in the softest chambray fabric.

No matter how far away your trip is, pack your Beach Bag now and keep it close as a reminder of sunny days to come. Think spring!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break...Book It!

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Real Talk With Jessica

Get to know the REAL Jess, a sweet-toothed freckle face & one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!

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What makes you #AerieREAL?

My sense of humor. My dad would always tell me that if I did nothing but make someone laugh, then it was a good day because I was spreading happiness.

Lover or fighter?

I fight for what I love, and then I’m pretty mellow with everything else.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Probably candy. I’m one of those people who will go to the store and come home with three bags full of candy and not-very-good-for-me food and then eat it all!

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What are you currently listening to?

Everything from Aerosmith to Skrillex. I really like old school rock.

 Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

Breakfast in bed. There’s something that’s so special about doing something in bed that the bed was not meant for!

What do you read?

I am mostly one of those romance novel type people, but I started reading this book called The Art of Asking. It’s really about how this woman came to being able to ask people for things when she was so scared to ask for things and be comfortable. Life is about asking and giving.

What makes you really laugh?

Louis C.K. He is absolutely hilarious, and I love his very straightforward sense of humor. And also he grew up in Boston, so it’s Massachusetts represent!

Favorite thing about spring?

The rebirth that all of the plants go through. And then the chirping of the birds, and all the baby animals. I just love that feeling of going outside and smelling fresh air after the winter.

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How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

I was actually really excited. I, of course, was nervous about being judged, but being someone who has struggled a lot with body image, I think the whole campaign is very empowering.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Your flaws are what make you unique. There’s only one of you in the world, so why try to change yourself to conform to something else?

 What’s one thing the world needs more of?

Acceptance. I think right now, a lot of people need that and can relate to that.

 

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: Neutral Notes

Creamy whites, sandy browns and warm olives are high on our list of favorite colors this year. If you’re not into neutrals, this is your wake up call! Get neutrals into your closet now not only for their versatility (they go with anything) but also because they’re classic, staple colors that will flatter virtually every skin tone, hair color and eye color. The monochrome look is very on-trend right now, and we think that neutrals are a great way to work the style without feeling locked in to one color – unless you want to be! Mix and match neutrals like olive and tan for a gorgeous, earthy look, or be bold and stay in one color family by matching tan with brown or grey with black and white. And don’t forget the ultimate #AEOSTYLE piece: denim! Pair your neutrals back to destructed denim like our Denim X Cafe Jegging and our new Jegging Ankle or even our Sateen X Jeggings in green or black to complete your look. Check out all the neutral notes in this week’s #AEOSTYLE roundup below.

@missbethanykate_

@missbethanykate_

Icy, destroyed denim on bottom, winter whites on top. Add a scarf for texture and a bit of color!
Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Café Jegging
AEO Soft & Sexy Henley T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Vest (Shop Similar)
AEO Striped Scarf (Shop Similar)

@katelyn_now/@abbyweedenphotography

@katelyn_now / photo: @abbyweedenphotography

Our heavily destructed Jegging Ankle balances out a more structured jacket and heeled booties.
Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Jegging Ankle
AEO Denim Jacket (Shop Similar)
AEO Perforated Western Heel Bootie (Shop Similar)

@emmahonohan

@emmahonohan

Look street style chic in black and tan.
Shop the Look:
AEO Sateen X Jegging
AEO Lace Up Hammer Boot (Shop Similar)
AEO Joshua Tree Sweater (Shop Similar)
Street Level Bucket Bag (Shop Similar)

@rachelsayumiporter

@rachelsayumiporter

Get back to basics this year and lean on pretty grays for your go-to #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging
AEO Prescott Sweater (Shop Similar)
AEO Slouchy Tall Boot (Shop Similar)
AEO Panama Hat (Shop Similar)

@stylelullaby

@stylelullaby

Channel your inner bohemian and add a scarf for a cozy, mixed neutral look.
Shop the Look:
AEO Sateen X Jegging
AEO Open Stitch Poncho (Shop Similar)
AEO Chunky Ribbed Snood (Shop Similar)
AEO Slouchy Tall Boot (Shop Similar)
AEO Panama Hat (Shop Similar)

Show us how you’re wearing #AEOSTYLE this month by using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery or tell us in the comments below!

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Real Talk With Jess (Jam)

You can call her Jess and you can call her Jam, and you can always call her #AerieREAL. Read on & get to know one of our newest REAL girls.

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What makes you #AerieREAL?

What I think makes me #AerieREAL is my confidence in myself, and being myself, and always putting my best self forward. One of my favorite quotes is by Joseph Campbell: “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” I feel like so many people are afraid to show people what’s underneath. How can you get to know anyone without showing them yourself? Be yourself! Be real! Be you!

Lover or fighter?

I love everyone, but I’ll fight you! I like a little fight, a little wrestle. Tickle fight? Good.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

My cat! I love her so much. Nilly! The queen feline. She’s so regal. She is my guilty pleasure. She’s on my credit card, she’s the background on my phone. When I close my eyes she’s in my eyelids: meow.

What are you currently listening to?

Led Zeppelin. Rolling Stones. Steely Dan. “Coffee table jazz” on Spotify, get down with that!

Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

Dinner in bed! I don’t like breakfast foods, and I love dinner in bed, actually.

What do you read?

I really like inspirational books. Many Lives, Many Masters, that’s an interesting one. I read it in a day. Walked around reading. Read it in the car, not a good idea. But I couldn’t stop. It was so good.

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How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

The thought of me not being retouched is actually exciting. I want everyone to see me for who I am, my crazy self. Whether I’m skin and bones, or a couple little hairs here and there, little rolls, whatever! Take it as it is. I like it.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Right now I want to go to Thailand. I want to check out the temples, see the culture, see the people, but then I also want to go to the beautiful islands and explore that crystal blue water and go on those crazy looking boats.

 Who would you go with?

Probably my boyfriend, or just myself. But boyfriend. We’re fun together.

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Favorite thing about spring?

The flowers. The birds. Everyone comes to life.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

The number one thing to do is to not compare yourself to other humans. We are all different. There’s nothing about us that is the same. I haven’t found one person that looks like me, or has my same belly button, or my pinky toenails. It’s you. Embrace it. Love it. Live it. If you like yourself and if you love yourself, then others will love you too.

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What’s one thing the world needs more of?

I feel like everyone’s gonna say love. Everyone in the world needs love. But why not a smile? You can walk outside and make someone’s day by smiling at them. Bring out all the smiles.

 

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