Real Talk: Why You Need a Layering Bra

Today, we’re chatting with Kerstyn, Merchandise Manager for Aerie bras, and Jenny, our fit & style expert, about the bras you NEED in your back-to-school wardrobe. Today’s topic? Layering bras!

At Aerie, “layering bras” is just another way of saying bralettes. Our layering bras are really a chance to have fun with your bra and make it an accessory to your outfit. These bras are meant to be seen, so show them off! Our Perky Bralette is a great option for smaller-chested girls looking for a little push, but also is a perfect wireless option for girls with larger cup sizes looking for more support.

More about Kerstyn, Aerie’s Merchandising Manager for bras,

“Hi, Aerie girls! I’m from Arcadia, CA. I’ve worked 10 years in the merchandising business because it allows me to wear multiple hats and no day is ever the same. It’s the perfect balance of creativity and analytics. My favorite bra is the Sunnie…she will change your life! I would describe myself as a perfectionist, sarcastic, fashionable and opinionated. Something not many people know about me is that I’m a HUGE NASCAR fan, thanks to my Dad (or not thanks to him!). I am #AerieREAL because I don’t apologize for having an opinion and being a leader.” 

Thanks, Kerstyn! Stay tuned for more from Jenny and Kerstyn on the bras you NEED to have for back-to-school.

Xoxo,

Aerie

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Original Boot

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

Jamal from Style Society Guy styled our Original Boot Jean.

What inspired Jamal’s look:
Like most people, fall is my favorite season. It’s the season of ultimate versatility when it comes to clothing options. The best part? You can still wear some of your favorites from the summer; just pair them differently. This ikat shirt was perfect for the summer but as it gets chilly I can throw on this orange varsity jacket and roll up the sleeves.

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Meet Jamal:
Jamal is a menswear blogger who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A lifelong runner, he recently picked up tennis. When he’s not working on his blog, Style Society Guy, he’s hanging out with friends or trying new restaurants.

Get Jamal’s look:
Original Boot Jean
Tipped Varsity Jacket
New Balance Ballistic 501 Sneaker
Fun Sock

We want to see your look in our Original Boot Jeans. Tag your photo with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog, Tumblr or AE.com style gallery.

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What to Wear Under Your AEO: Racerback Tank

What goes under your AE? Aerie, of course!

Jenny Altman, our Fit & Style Expert, shows you how to wear and pair this amazing AEO Boho Embroidered tank (similar style here) with her favorite Aerie pieces. The racerback design, deep v neckline, and low-cut armholes are a challenge when it comes to finding the right Aerie bra, but Jenny’s here to provide her quick tips! Spoiler alert: Although the Charley bra would be a perfect “no-show” option under this top, Jenny suggests wearing our Hide and Peek Plunge Bralette as a cute “accessory” to peek out. It totally completes the laid-back look.

Watch below for Jenny’s tips on outfitting this AE tank with Aerie pieces!

 

Look out for more tips on how to wear your favorite Aerie styles with your AE tops, bottoms and dresses, coming soon! Want to know more of Jenny’s quick tips? Email her your fit and style questions at AskJenny@ae.com, or tweet your question @Aerie with #AskJenny!

Xoxo,

Aerie

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Whether you’ve already began packing or you’re still anxiously scrolling through Pinterest to find the perfect back-to-school looks, it’s not too late to pick up those last minute must-haves. Leave the stress behind and let us show you how easy it is to ace cute and comfortable!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

We think you’ll agree that one of the best parts of going off to college is the freedom. Not just the freedom to stay up until midnight, eating oreos and laughing with your roomie (okay, that’s awesome, too) but the freedom to dress how you want, when you want. You have the rest of your life to be an adult, so for now rock that effortlessly chic look like it’s going out of style.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Whether you plan to spend afternoons doing yoga on the quad or lounging with your besties, our Crop Yoga Pant is something you can’t live without.  Between the soft stretch cotton jersey and lace print waistband, you’ll own multiple pairs by the end of the semester. Yes, they’re that good. Pair with our über-comfortable Seamless Bra to achieve that level of zen you’ll need right before your intense mid-term.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

For all you busy fashionistas running (literally!) from one class to the next, you’re going to love the Best Basics Shop. Throw on our Hide & Peek Plunge Bralette, Scoop Neck Tank and Varsity Jacket Sweatshirt to achieve that simple, yet stylish #OOTD. And the look wouldn’t be complete without our Jogger – a skinny fit that can be dressed up or down. If that doesn’t sound like sweatpant bliss, we don’t know what does.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Once your #OOTD is picked out, you’ll want to add a little something sweet. Our Hidden Love line of Body Lotion, Body Cream, Body Mist and Perfume offer a pretty mix of fresh fruits, sensual florals and creamy vanilla. Grab a Rollerball to throw in your bag for those late night study sessions!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Every girl on-the-go will appreciate our adorable Baggu Backpack! With its floral print, double strap and (washing machine-friendly!) cotton canvas, it offers the perfect harmony of cute and functional. Now all that’s left to do is grab your monogrammed notebooks and head to class in style!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

After a long day of class, you deserve to unwind in style. We may be a little biased, but our sleep sets are some of the absolute cutest around. Let’s start with our Softest Modal Bralette and Mini Boyfrief. Not only are they made of the softest (you guessed it!) modal, they have the sweetest scalloped lace trim. Throw on a Sleep Top and a pair of Boxers, or one of our Softest Sleep Robes, to drift off to dreamland.

Now that your dorm essentials have been picked out, are you ready for class to begin? The answer: You were born ready. Good luck – we know you’re going to do great! xo

Need more #OOTD inspiration? Check out our How To: Throw the Perfect End of Summer Party post!

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Vintage Boot

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

One of our favorite fashion bloggers, Cara from A Fashion Love Affair, is inspiring us with her look in our Vintage Boot Jean.

What inspired Cara’s look:
Wide leg jeans are back ladies and gentlemen, and I am so excited about it!

My favorite way to style wide leg jeans is by tucking in my top – it offsets the volume of the jeans and is instantly flattering. Pairing denim with denim is effortlessly cool, and adding big shades and gold accents dresses up the look to make it city -ready.

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Meet Cara:
A Fashion Love Affair started in 2011 as a place for Cara to share her inspirations and love for fashion, travel and everything in between. Chronicling her daily life and style has taken Cara on a journey from fashion enthusiast to industry professional, working as FLARE Magazine’s Localist-At-Large and freelancing in styling and social media consulting.

Get Cara’s look:
Vintage Boot Jean
Chambray Shirt
Stacked Spike Necklace
Turquoise Ring Set
Rose Gold Star & Moon Ring Set

Show us how you live your life in our Vintage Boot Jean. Tag your photo with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog, Tumblr or AE.com style gallery.

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Kick Boot

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

Kate from O My Heart styled our Kick Boot Jean. Vintage inspired. Flawlessly refined. A fresh, modern take on the original bootcut jean.

What inspired Kate’s look:
It’s been a long time since I’ve worn anything but skinny jeans so this Kick Boot Jean really took me out of my element! I decided to keep pushing my comfort zone and ended up with this edgy-meets-boho look!

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Meet Kate:
Kate is the blogger behind O My Heart, a personal style blog focusing primarily on outfit photos, favorite trends and current shopping cravings. She hails from Atlantic Canada and has a big love for oversized gold jewelry, kindness and freshly painted nails.

Get Kate’s look:
Kick Boot Jean
Mixed Lace Tank
Draping Contrast Sleeve Jacket
Open Side Flat
Chunky Chain Link Necklace

Show us how you live your life in our Kick Boot Jean. Tag your photo with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog, Tumblr or AE.com style gallery.

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