How to Style a Maxi Dress

You’ve arrived at your dress-tination! First stop? The Cutout Maxi Dress. It’s cool gauzy fabric and cutout details will make the perfect addition to your Spring Break outfits.

#AerieREAL girl, Mel Denisse, styles our favorite maxi with black booties below!

How to Style a Maxi Dress

Get Mel’s Outfit: Cutout Maxi Dress

How to Style a Maxi Dress

“I’m finally back in Los Angeles after a week of NYFW. It’s been so nice to be able to get back to warmer weather and a new spring piece from Aerie. A simple maxi dress is something I could never grow tired of, but I especially loved the back details that gave this a more feminine edge.”

How to Style a Maxi Dress

How to Style a Maxi Dress

How to Style a Maxi Dress

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How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short with Summer of Diane

With Spring Break and beach vibes on our mind, we’re ready to feel the sun on our skin and wishing for the warm weather to arrive. Blogger Rachael Proctor from Summer of Diane is helping is kick off shorts season by styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival shortie and pairing it back to with shoulder-baring silhouette. We love the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival because of its versatility, whether you’re going for a sport to street or beachy chic look, and durability. Rigid denim is making a comeback in jeans, denim jackets and now – these shorts! To learn more about the fit of non-stretch denim, be sure to check out our styling tips here, and keep reading to get to know Rachael & what inspired her shorts look below.

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Meet Rachael:
“Rachael is the pint-sized, fashion loving, rebel behind the Miami-based style website Summer of Diane.  She launched her site after hanging up her hair stylist shears to become a full-time gypsy, having lived on both coasts totaling 5 states in the past 5 years.  She has finally settled her roots in Miami, but the constant change solidified her longstanding belief that it’s never too late to start a new adventure.  Summer of Diane is where she shares her bohemian beach style, travel inspiration, & passion for all things tropical.”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

What Inspired Rachael’s Look:
“Being a self-proclaimed denim short aficionado, I have to admit that these Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are one of my favorites.  I absolutely love that they have zero stretch to the fabric, which makes them feel like genuine vintage shorts.  I know we’ve all been conditioned to equate stretch with comfort, but rest assured they are so soft & broken-in, that there is nothing uncomfortable about them.  Additionally, I would consider myself fairly petite, standing in at 4’11”, and I love how flattering the Hi-Rise style is on my smaller frame.  These shorts have even managed to give me the illusion of having curves, & that my friends, is nothing shy of a miracle.

With festival & outdoor concert season right around the corner, I wanted to put a fun look together to kick start your summer inspiration.  I paired the shorts with this feminine lace top because I felt like it was a nice juxtaposition against the ultra-distressed denim.  I topped the look off with some whimsical accessories & a pair of chunky platforms.  My personal style definitely leans more to the adventurous side than most, but I feel like festival season is the perfect time to experiment with your own look.  So have fun, throw some glitter on your face, & pick up a pair of these amazing shorts—You won’t regret it!”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Festival | Cold Shoulder Top (Similar) | BC Footwear Set Me Free Bootie (Similar)
Street Level Tote (Similar) | Kitsch Elevated Straight Bobby Pins (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shortie using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Spring Break Packing Tips

Spring break is all fun and games, but packing is no joke! Read on for our packing tips to make sure no bikini is left behind and no outfit is incomplete.
GET ORGANIZED
You’re not the only one who needs to lay out this trip! Lay out everything before you pack it away, starting with your must-packs. Avoid over-packing by making outfits ahead of time and figuring out where you can mix and match!

Spring Break Packing Tips

CARRY ON
Pack a small tote for the plane with your bikini, sunnies and beach reads and you’ll be ready for sun as soon as you land. Battling jet lag is nbd when you’re on the beach.

Spring Break Packing Tips

MIX & MATCH
Pack smart! Coordinating colors that are easy to mix and match will lessen your bag weight and give you extra options for outfits. Remember accessories like hats or headbands to take daytime beach looks all the way through to nighttime fun.

Spring Break Packing Tips

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Spring Break #AEOSTYLE: Packing Guide

Spring Break is back! We’re here to help you pack your bags for your Spring Break getaway with out packing guide. Pull out those board shorts & swim suits (we’re thinking the Aerie one-piece scoop suit will be our go-to this year), because we’re beach bound. We’ve got everything you need to survive the sun, sand and (let’s face it) non-stop activity of vacay week, from button-downs and dresses to tees and tanks. From sun-up to sun-down, your #AEOSTYLE will be on point in baseball hats and on-trend sunglasses to block out the shade. Ready to pack all of your spring break essentials? Let’s do this, #SB2017!

GUYS

Your packing list is as easy as it gets: shirts, shorts, shoes. Keep your luggage light by picking pieces in the same color family and picking tops like button-downs and active tees that you can swap out between board shorts and cutoff denim shorts. Top your look off with a baseball hat and Birks on the bottom, and make waves by spritzing on Surf cologne when you go out at night.

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PACK IT

TOPSAEO Short Sleeve Dip Dye Shirt | AEO Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt
BOTTOMSAEO Slim 9″ Cutoff Short | AEO 360 Extreme Flex Board Short
ACCESSORIESBirkenstock Arizona Sandal | AEO Packable Backpack | AEO Icon Baseball Hat
AEO Surf 1.7 oz. Cologne For Him | AEO Beaded Bracelet Set

GIRLS

Spring break is the first chance during the year to show off new spring trends, so don’t be shy! Embroidered details and summery tie-dye are must-haves this year, and an airy white dress makes the perfect daytime look or swim cover-up. Don’t forget denim shorts to pull on when adventure strikes! Accessorize your #AEOSTYLE with a baseball hat, sunglasses and carefree espadrille flats for a look that brings out the sun.

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PACK IT

Tops: AEO Embroidered Utility Shirt | AEO Soft & Sexy Ribbed Tie Tank | Aerie Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit
Bottoms: AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | AEO Fit & Flare Tassel Dress
Accessories: AEO Colorblocked Backpack | AEO Surf 1.7 OZ Toilette | AEO Baseball Hat | AEO Bandana
AEO Round Sunglasses | AEO Espadrille Flat

Show us what you’re wearing on Spring Break using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter!

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Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Denim dreams are here! Mix up or match back denim-inspired swim, tops, undies and more for all your happy blues this spring.

CROP A CLASSIC

The classic chambray shirt gets a cute cropped update! Layer it over an unlined plunge bra that matches back to your favorite lace undies.

Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Shop The Look: Chambray Button Up Top | Happy Unlined Plunge Bra | Cheeky Undie

SWIM HAPPY BLUES

Swimsuit fabric doesn’t mean you can’t still get a denim look—try this one piece with a denim print, and accessorize with poms and sunnies in more of our fave shade.

Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Shop The Look: Pom Floppy Hat | Aviator Sunglasses | One Piece Tassel Ties Swimsuit | Breezy Cocoon

DRESSED UP DENIM

A denim printed bikini is even more fun with embroidery and poms! When the sun goes down, you’ll want to put on (and never take off) our softest-ever lace-up chambray dress.

Now Trending: All Denim Everything

Shop The Look: Triangle Bikini Top | Cheeky Bikini Bottom + Poms  | Lace-Up Dress

 

 
 
 

 
 

 

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Spring Break Swim Style!

Ready… set… getaway! We talked to Assistant Swim Buyer Trish Scott about our newest swim fits to get you set for spring break.

ONE PIECE, LOVE & HAPPINESS!

One pieces are THE silhouette of the season.” From Super Scoop One Pieces in 10+ colors (and 2 lengths!) to extra-special crochet styles, this spring break is all about the one piece.

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Victoria’s Look: One Piece Tassel Ties Swimsuit

SHOW SOME LEG

Our Super Scoop One Piece has a high leg, cheeky fit to flatter ALL booties. Trish adds: “The low cut back, sides and cheeky bottom make this suit the best piece to show off your curves!”

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Iskra’s Look: Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit | Striped Fray Hem Shirt

MAKE YOUR BOOTY HAPPY

Cheeky bottoms can be scary for some girls, but we promise, you will love it once you try it!” If you have a smaller booty, a cheeky fit will enhance your curves, and if you have a bigger booty, a cheeky fit will help define your shape. Check out our bikini bottoms fit guide to see fits in YOUR size.

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Katty’s Look: Triangle Bikini Top | Cheeky Bikini Bottom + Poms

TRY A TRIANGLE

For less coverage and easy support, try a triangle. “Our Wanderlust Dreams Triangles have hand-made trims and come in beautiful prints. Tassels on the ties make these even more unique!”

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Iskra’s Look: Triangle Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom

ROCK A CROP

Opt for extra support or cover up a sunburnt chest with a crop: “We have so many options in this silhouette! We have styles with and without pads, for added modesty if needed! Crochet, prints, solids and embellishment — we’ve got your crops covered.” 

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Katty’s Look: Real Obsessed™ Crop Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom | Crinkle Top

GET LOW

“We have two styles we’re loving this season: our tie-front scoop and our beaded scoop. It ties at the neck for adjustability and support, while the details add a fun fashion element to a basic favorite!”

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Julie’s Look: Super Scoop Fringe Bikini Top | Tiered Maxi Skirt

LOVE THE SWIM YOU’RE IN.

The easiest way to find your best fit? Love what you’re wearing! EVERY body is a perfect beach body.

Spring Break Swim Style!

Shop Dana’s Look: Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit

 

 

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