#ABOSTYLE ROUNDUP: 2

Puppy perfection! We’ve seen some of your furriest friends in our puffer jackets and sweaters and we’ve got to admit it… your pets are so doggone cute. Check out some of our favorite American Beagle Outfitters photos in this week’s #ABOSTYLE Roundup below.

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DIY: The Perfect Holiday Hot Chocolate

If we could sip only one type of drink all winter it would most definitely be hot chocolate! Last week we hosted our first ever Holiday Blogger Party for our friends in New York City and had our very own DIY Hot Chocolate Bar! Despite our attempts to persuade our team to build a hot chocolate bar at our office (we’re not feeling optimistic) we had so much fun decorating our drinks with very necessary amounts of whipped cream that made our hot chocolates incredibly Instagram worthy. Read on below to see how we created THE perfect hot chocolate!

AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0478Whether it’s from a packet or a homemade recipe, pour your hot chocolate mix into your favorite winter mug! (Ours are plastic – easier to clean up at the party!)
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AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0508 Next step…add MORE chocolate! We placed chocolate chips on the whipped cream and sprinkled a dash of cinnamon on top. We placed little mini marshmallows on top AND added one large marshmallow right in the middle.

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Last step? Add a candy cane. Stir as desired!

Enjoy! Stay cozy!

xo,

Aerie

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#AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: The Jogger

Whether you’re staying home or traveling to be with family this Thanksgiving, our Jogger is going to be your new best friend. Between the relaxed fit and drawstring waist, you’ll be thankful you opted for this go-to pant after your second helping of turkey and stuffing.

Bloggers, Ryan from Fashionisto Diaries and Makayla from Fashionably Kay, show us how they style our Jogger for the holiday.

Meet Ryan:
I started Fashionisto Diaries in high school as a way to keep in touch with friends. Now, I am able to share my style with friends all around the world! During my sophomore year of high school I interviewed Tim Gunn. After that interview, I knew I wanted to interview more people and tell them my opinion on fashion. My style is casual preppy. I feel it can be replicated and that’s what I want. I believe fashion is achievable, but style is something you learn. Fashionisto Diaries is my journey of understanding my own personal style and everything else that happens along the way.

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What Inspired Ryan’s Look:
I wanted to go outside my comfort zone for this look! I’ve really never worn flannel before and I don’t wear a lot of colored pants. This was the perfect start and I believe this look came together without looking to “christmas-y.” I wore this look around the city, but you can wear it anywhere. The flannel kept me super warm and the joggers allowed me to be active during the day, while looking chic.
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Get Ryan’s Look:
Ripstop Jogger Pant 
Rugged Flannel Workwear Shirt
Vintage Quilted Fleece Jacket
Legend V-Neck T-Shirt
Reindeer Beanie
Canvas Chukka (Similar)

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Meet Kay:
Makayla McAfee is a twenty-something year old from Ohio. She is currently in her last year at Kent State University for her fashion merchandising degree. She works as a manager in retail, and started her blog, Fashionably Kay, as a personal outlet to share her love for fashion.

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What Inspired Kay’s Look:
This outfit was inspired by a cozy city look. I love a comfortable yet chic style that can take you from running errands to lounging around at home. I paired it with an AEO sweater to create a black and white look, which happens to be my favorite. These joggers are perfect for it all! IMG_1947 (2)

Get Kay’s Look:
Textured Zippered Jogger Pant 
Soft Knit Crew Sweater

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Show us how you style our Joggers with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

 

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STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

The Cape is one of our favorite layering pieces this season! Whether you’re staying in or going out, the Cape is perfect for throwing on over your cozy tops. Blogger babes Bows & Sequins and My Style Vita show us how they style this must-have trend below!

Meet Jessica:
Jessica Sturdy is a twenty-something living life to the fullest in New York City. By day, she is the Brand & Business Development Manager for an up & coming jewelry brand and by night, she writes Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog. On Bows & Sequins, you’ll find Jessica’s feminine, polished, and playful take on personal style, beauty products and tutorials, home decor, fitness, & food. Jessica has been featured in Lucky Magazine & Teen Vogue, as well as on Elle.com, Glamour.com, The Glitter Guide, and more.

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What Inspired Jessica’s Look:
When I’m not dressed up in my fanciest dresses for festive fetes, you can usually find me relaxing and unwinding around my apartment during the holiday season. My off-duty attire revolves around comfortable and cozy basics that I can mix and match. The Aerie Cape is the perfect PJ-topper because it’s super snuggly, not bulky at all (you can layer it over long sleeves!), and so apres-ski chic, too. Who knew snuggly and stylish could work together?! (And you can’t beat the fuzzy hood!)

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Get Jessica’s Look: Fairisle Cape | Layering T-Shirt (Similar) Flannel Boxer (Similar) | Crew Socks (Similar)

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Meet Jessica:
Jessica is a fashion and lifestyle blogger for My Style Vita in Atlanta, GA. She shares her everyday style from fashion, food to decor. She is also the co-founder of the first blogging community of it’s kind,  Southern Blog Society and Southwest Blog Society.

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What Inspired Jessica’s Look:
My inspiration for this perfect Cape was keeping the rest of my look pretty simple to let the bold piece standout. I paired it with my favorite Skinny Jeans from AE and my go to booties this fall. The color of the long sleeve top provides the perfect amount of contrast to the grey poncho to pull the whole look together.

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Get Jessica’s Look: The Aerie Cape | Hi-Rise Skinny Jean

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Need more style inspiration? Check out our Blanket Scarf Style Challenge here! xo

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#AEOGIFTS Guide: The Prepster

We all have that special someone that we need to shop for. Sometimes, you know exactly what they want, other times, you have no clue as to where to even start. If your guy or gal likes cable knit sweaters paired back to boots or popped collars, we’ve got some perfect gift ideas for your Prepsters’ below.

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Quilted Duffle Coat
Side Zip Turtleneck Sweater
Zip Back Textured Sweater
Plaid Boyfriend Shirt
Super Sky High Jegging
Striped Pom Pom Beanie
Striped Gemstone Statement Necklace
Bracelet Watch
Riding Boot

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Shop the look:
Double Breasted Peacoat
Snowflake Beanie
Plaid Scarf
Watch Gift Set
Eastland Seneca Camp Moc Chukka Boot
Cable Shawl Cardigan
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Relaxed Straight Pant

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Create a DIY mug with I SPY DIY

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new series of DIY projects geared for the holiday season. This week, I put together a fun DIY project for you to do while you are cozied up by the fire after Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the perfect project to create for your friends (or yourself) this holiday season.

Photo Credit: Jessica Kaminski

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What you need:
Mug
Tissue paper
Dishwater safe ModPodge
Brush
Cute heart print gloves (optional) ;)

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What to do:

Step 1: Rip off smaller pieces of tissue paper.

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Step 2: Spread ModPodge on mug.

IMG_8451Step 3: Place tissue paper pieces, then paint over the top with ModPodge. Let dry.

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And Voila, You are done! Now it’s time to relax with some hot cocoa out of your new mug!

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