How to Wear the Baby T-Shirt with Syma Speaks

Cropped tops are the ultimate summer staple and our new Striped Baby T-Shirt is no exception. It’s soft stretch cotton, classic scoop neck and cropped fit is ideal for pairing with your favorite hi-rise jeans and maxi skirts.

Our girl Syma from Syma Speaks pairs her Striped Baby T-Shirt with distressed denim and a statement heel for the perfect casual glam look.

How to Wear the Baby T-Shirt with Syma Speaks

Meet Syma:
“Allow me to reintroduce myself. I’m Syma – living the NYC life and blogging at symaspeaks.com. Fun fact? By day I do PR for AEO so you could definitely say I live my life in AEO (hi-rise ) denim. I launched Syma Speaks originally in print – in 3rd grade as a magazine to my classmates. Fast forward to now and it’s become my digital creative outlet where I share anything from fashion, beauty to what’s currently on my playlist (Beyoncé).”

How to Wear the Baby T-Shirt with Syma Speaks

What Inspired Syma’s Look
“This crop top has become a summer staple in my wardrobe. Surprisingly versatile, you can dress it up or down. I love this style from American Eagle Outfitters that has a low ballerina back. The black and white stripes make it classic and easy to pair with anything from denim to a maxi skirt.”

How to Wear the Baby T-Shirt with Syma Speaks

“For this look, I wore my hi-waisted “Mom jeans” also from AEO. I love when people ask if they are a vintage pair of denim that I’ve had in my closet for ages. Best compliment ever.”

How to Wear the Baby T-Shirt with Syma Speaks

“A hi-waisted jean is a key pairing with any crop top. Be sure to check out the amazing hi-rise selection AEO has to offer. From jeggings, to skinny jeans to flares—you’ll be sure to find a style that is super flattering on you. Add a pair of statement heels and you’re ready for a fun night out! Are you ready to crop it like it’s hot?”How to Wear the Baby T-Shirt with Syma Speaks

Get Syma’s Look: Striped Baby T-Shirt | H-Rise Jegging | Strappy Stacked Heel Sandal (Similar)

How to Wear the Baby T-Shirt with Syma Speaks

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DIY Brightening Face Mask

We’re back with another post from CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls). To help you make this summer your happiest and healthiest yet, CHAARG girl Morgan brings you this DIY face mask that we wish we could eat for breakfast, too! Stay tuned for more fun health and workout tips.

DIY BRIGHTENING FACE MASK

At CHAARG, we are firm believers in treating yourself! Whether it’s a pint of ice cream or a mani-pedi spa day, it’s important to take time for YOU. So for those summer nights when you want to sit in your PJs and pamper yourself, we have just the treat: DIY Brightening Face Mask!

Spa products can be super expensive (and not to mention, full of unnatural chemicals and additives), so we’re fans of making our masks at home with natural ingredients so you know exactly what’s going into them. Chances are, you have most of the ingredients on hand!

Being out in the summer sun can hurt your skin, so this exfoliating and brightening face mask will help hydrate your face and rub away dead skin, leaving your face feeling brighter, glowing and gorgeous—just like you!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup rolled oats*

¼ cup brown sugar**

1 TBSP honey*** (melted)

1 TBSP coconut oil (melted)

1 small- to medium-sized Mason jar for storage

*For more of a healing mask, add in extra oats to soothe your skin.

**For more of a scrubbing mask, add more sugar to the mixture.

***For best results, use raw honey.

DIY Brightening Face Mask

WHY WE LOVE THEM

All of the ingredients in this face mask have amazing skin benefits!

Greek yogurt—moisturizer/skin brightener

Greek yogurt works well with dry, sensitive skin and is perfect for scrubbing away dead skin cells. It also fights against acne.

Oats—revitalizer

The oats act as a revitalizing agent that, like Greek yogurt, treats acne. Although the oats themselves don’t lubricate the skin, when paired with a moisturizer, they help your skin retain moisture and give it pretty, glowing shine.

Brown Sugar—exfoliant

You’ve probably seen sugar scrubs at every spa and beauty supply store you’ve been to, and for good reason. Sugar is the best scrub for your face, and when applied to the skin, it reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, exposing live skin cells and allowing your skin to become even more moisturized.

Honey—healing agent

Not only does honey taste great, but it helps you get glowing skin for the summer. It has natural healing properties, and like oats, it helps the skin retain moisture, allowing your skin to feel suppler. Because honey absorbs impurities from pores on the skin, it can also be used as a part of an acne regimen.

Coconut oil—moisturizer

Coconut oil works as a moisturizer, and when combined with an exfoliating agent like the brown sugar, it scrapes off excess dead skin and cleans out blocked pores.

TIME TO TREAT YOURSELF!

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s super quick. All you need is a food processor (or a blender), which means easy cleanup too!

1] Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth/creamy.

2] Spoon into a mason jar. The mixture can be stored in the fridge for as long as the date on the Greek yogurt is good!

3] Using your hands (get ready to get messy!), begin spreading the mixture across your face. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

4] Using warm water on a washcloth, begin scrubbing the mixture off your face, moving your hands in a circular motion to wipe the mixture off.

5] Hello, beautiful skin!

Let us know what you think of the face mask by tagging us on Instagram @CHAARG with the hashtag #inCHAARG. And remember to take care of your skin this summer, girls!

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ABOUT CHAARG

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT MORGAN

Morgan Simpson is a CHAARG blogger from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She spends her free time cooking, kickboxing and playing with her black lab pup, Cabela. You’ll find her snapping pictures of anything/everything she eats.

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: Red, White And Blue

The pool is officially open, temperatures are at a steady rise and school is coming to a close. Summer is finally here! Check out our favorite looks submitted by you in this week’s roundup.

The quintessential summer outfit? Sneakers and denim shorties.
Shop the look:
Denim Shorties
Lace Up Sneaker (similar)

Denim for days.
Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Jegging Crop
Jegging

Coffee and Shorties go better together.
Shop the look:
Denim Shorties
Plaid Boyfriend Shirt (similar)

Channel a tomgirl look with slouchy jeans and an oversized sweater.
Shop the look:
Tomgirl Jean
Don’t Ask Why Oversized Crew Sweater (similar)
Straw Sun Hat
Ankle Strap Hurache Sandal (similar)

Get the laid-back look with AEO Denim.
Shop the look: 
Jegging

Boho-Beauty #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Embroidered Shift Dress

Denim on Denim #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Light Destroyed Denim Jacket
Tomgirl Jean

 

What are you wearing for Memorial Day? Tell us in the comments below!

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How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

Our Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie in Light Destroy hit just in time for summer. Like the rest of our Denim X collection, these shorties are designed in revolutionary high performance stretch that won’t bag out and hugs your curves in all the right ways.

Blogger Jacy from Love, Lenore goes for a classic look by pairing hers with a striped tee and straw hat.

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

Meet Jacy:
“Hi guys! I’m Jacy Overstreet, blogger behind Love, Lenore (my middle name, passed down through my family). I live in Missouri with my hubby and two rescue dogs, and my blog is all about everyday chic style that’s attainable for real life and real budgets. During the week I work in education PR where I have to dress up, so outside of work I love casual, laid-back pieces that allow me to show off my style in comfort!”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

What Inspired Jacy’s Look:
“I don’t know if there’s a more iconic summer clothing item than high-rise denim shorts! They’re the epitome of classic summer cool, and can take you from the beach to a family BBQ and anywhere in between. The Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie is made with soft denim with lots of stretch for a really comfortable and flattering fit that I was so impressed with. For this look I went back to some tried and true classics to create an easy go-to summer outfit. Stripes are always a summer favorite of mine because you can mix and match them with so much, so I went with a comfortable striped tee that feels both effortless and timeless when paired with denim shorts. To top off my look I added one of my very favorite accessories – a classic straw hat – and then tied everything together with strappy sandals and a cross-body bag.”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

Get Jacy’s Look: Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | Soft & Sexy Striped T-Shirt (Similar) Double T-Strap Sandal (Similar) | Straw Fedora (Similar)How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

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5 Must-Have Dresses For Every Summer Occasion

Summer is all about celebrating good weather and great times. No matter if you’re graduating, celebrating Memorial Day or going to the beach, we’ve got 5 must-have dresses that will make you the best-dressed guest at any occasion. Check out our list below and start celebrating this summer in #AEOSTYLE.

Occasion: Graduation
First off, congratulations grad! What a job well done! Celebrate in style with our AEO Ruffled Boho Maxi Dress. Add a sophisticated sandal and accessories for A+ #AEOSTYLE.

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Shop the look:
AEO Ruffled Boho Maxi Dress
Strappy Criss Cross Sandal
Turquoise Shield Necklace (Similar)

Occasion: Day To Night
Take your look from day to night with our Floral Jumpsuit. No matter if you’re attending flea markets in the day and concerts at night, this look is perfect for both. 

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Shop the look:
Floral Jumpsuit
S uede Fringe Crossbody Bag
Knit Duster Cardigan 

Occasion: Memorial Day Picnic In The City
Gear up for an afternoon with BBQ and your besties in our Swing Tank Dress. Add a heel and bucket bag for city-ready style that will surely turn heads.

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Shop the look:
Swing Tank Dress
BAGGU Drawstring Bucket Bag
Minnetonka Drew Wedge Sandal
Boho Fringe Scarf
Tinted Aviator Sunglasses

Occasion: Brunch
Mimosas please! Start your Sunday off right with our Crocheted Front Romper. Add a brimmed hat for perfect summer #AEOSTYLE.

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Shop the look:
Crocheted Front Romper
DV by Dolce Vita Sophia Wedge Sandal
Straw Panema Hat
Tinted Icon Sunglasses

Occasion: Beach Party
Summer starts now in our Lace Back Babydoll Dress. Grab your suntan lotion, best beach towel and sunnies for all day fun in the sun. 

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Lace Back Babydoll Dress
Bridget Bikini Top
Aerie Backpack
Lightweight Fringe Beach Blanket
Double Strap T-Sandal
Aqua Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
Cascading Charm Necklace (Similar)

What occasion are you most excited to dress up for? Tell us in the comments below!

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How to Wear the Romper with Racquel Natasha

If you’re looking for the perfect summer romper, we’ve got you covered. Not only does the lightweight cotton fabric of the Crocheted Front Romper make it perfect for sunny days, its tiered silhouette and crocheted overlay scream unique.

Racquel Natasha pairs it with her favorite chunky sandals and oversized sunglasses for the perfect summer outfit.

How to Wear the Romper with Racquel Natasha

What Inspired Racquel’s Look: 
“Who doesn’t love a good romper? It has been super hard to find some cute ones, and I absolutely adore this little number from American Eagle, The crochet details are simple yet playful, with adjustable straps in the back , and light weight linen material shows off my girly side! I paired this with some casual heels and black solid sunnies, this piece will also look absolutely adorable with a felt hat! perfect #ootd.”

How to Wear the Romper with Racquel Natasha

Get Racquel’s LookCrocheted Front Romper Chunky Heel Fisherman Sandal (Similar) | Oversized Sunglasses  (Similar)

How to Wear the Romper with Racquel Natasha

How to Wear the Romper with Racquel NatashaHow to Wear the Romper with Racquel NatashaShow us how you style the Crocheted Front Romper with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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