#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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#AskJenny Question of the Week: What to Wear Under White

With Labor Day Weekend quickly approaching, we’re scrambling to figure out how to get the most wear out of our favorite white pieces while the sun’s still shining. Luckily, Jenny Altman, fit and style expert for Aerie, is here with her pro tips for pieces that are perfect under your white jeans, shorts, tops, and LWD’s (Little White Dresses!). Her advice is here just in time to start planning the perfect look for the holiday weekend, or that end of summer party you’re throwing!

Q: What are the best pieces to wear under my white clothes? I don’t want my bra or undies to show through!

A:  What to wear under white…NOT WHITE!

Why not white? It’s just too bright under white clothing. If your goal is to keep your intimates “intimate”, then you really need to go with a nude tone. This color could be the actual color nude, but could also be a brown, beige or even light pink, depending on your skin tone. Keep in mind, that no matter what your skin tone (even if you are darker skinned or super fair), the color nude will always be better than white. The nude blends into any skin tone better than a white or a black.

For bras, if you want to show off a colorful piece under your white top, then go for it! If you’re looking for a piece that will stay hidden, however, Aerie carries bras in a range of nude shades, from Fair to Dark Maple.

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Basic doesn’t have to be boring…shop a rainbow of nude tones in our Best Basics Shop!

For bras, I love Sunnie, Charley, and the Lace Bare Bra in Natural Nude.

Our Best Basics Shop is a great place to look for bras and undies that come in multiple nude shades, to find the best match for your specific skin tone.

For undies, it’s as much about the color as it is about the undie design itself. Go for the most flat, seamless option you can find. You don’t want heavy lines showing through.

Our Vintage Lace undies come in multiple fits and nude tones, and the lace is smooth so the texture doesn’t peek through. These undies work great under white or light clothing that isn’t super fitted.

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The super smooth Vintage Lace collection is a great quick fix for minimizing visible undie lines!

For a TOTALLY hidden look, the Outta-Sight undie in Buff is the best. No lines and no color to be seen with these! The undies come in a range of fits from thong to boybrief, so pick the amount of coverage that’s most comfortable for you and works best with the type of clothing you’re wearing.

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Our Outta-Sight collection is your best secret weapon!

With these tips, you’ll be ready to rock your favorite white styles to celebrate the end of summer!

Have more fit & style questions for Jenny? Ask @Aerie on Twitter with #AskJenny, or email your question to AskJenny@ae.com! We’ll be answering your questions weekly (last week, she tackled your FAQ “Will a Demi Bra Work for Me?”).

 Xoxo,

Aerie

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Music Monday: AEO Up Next: Vance Joy

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For this week’s installment of AEO Up Next, we present Aussie indie folkster, Vance Joy. He’s been super busy on tour and handling the new-found stardom that comes with a chart-topping hit. That hit is called “Riptide” and it’s just about the most simultaneously lighthearted and painful love song out right now. Check it out below and read on to get to know the man behind Vance Joy in the Q & A after the jump.

AEO:  People usually want to know what any artist’s influences are. But we’re going to make you narrow that down to the one album that truly affected your path in music.

Vance Joy:  Elliott Smith: Either/Or

AEO:  Where was your first show and what was it like?

VJ:  It was at the Queenscliff Music Festival when I was 10. I was with my family. My little sister and I sat near the edge of the stage as Jimmy Little played his set. We had had his album “Messenger” in the family car for a while before the show, so we knew the tunes. I have a few strong memories of that night.

AEO:  Anyone who’s seen any movies about rock bands knows that the tour bus can be like an extension of a wild backstage party or a place for band antics. Tell us the craziest or funniest tour bus story to date.

VJ:  Our tour bus isn’t crazy at all it is pretty calm. On the long road trips you need to just zone out and read or watch some t.v show. We have had some late night music dancing sessions which have been memorable. I get so pumped up listening to “Turn Down For What.” And also Sheryl Crow “If It Makes You Happy”, but mainly “Turn Down For What”. We were driving around Maine with turn down for what pumping and getting so fired up.

AEO:  What was the last song you played on your phone?

VJ:  “Mad World” cat Stevens

AEO:  What’s your favorite thing to do when you have a creative block that you need to work through?

VJ:  Go run errands and make them the focus. Make coffee dates and run around like a headless chook.

AEO:  Top 5 albums that anyone who’s reading this should go out and buy right now:

VJ:  Cat Stevens – Tea for the TillermanColdplay – Rush of Blood to the HeadElliott Smith – Figure 8Father John Misty – Fear funKillers – Day and Age

Now that you’ve gotten to know about Vance, channel his look with #AEOStyle.

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Shop the look: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

1: Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt
2: Slim Jean
3: Downtown Leather Belt
4: Thorogood 1892 Boot
5: Slim Jean
6: Plaid Button Down Shirt

Want more Vance Joy action? Check out our BTS 1 playlist curated by Vance on Spotify!

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PROJECT LIVE YOUR LIFE: I’MPERFECT EDITION

Project Live Your Life is back! This time we’re giving away up to $5,000 a day for 15 days ($75,000 total!) and made it even easier to enter. Here’s what you need to know.

Enter directly on Instagram or Twitter. Here’s how:

1. Instagram or tweet a photo of yourself wearing denim with the phrase “I’MPERFECT IN MY #AEOJEANS BECAUSE _________. #AEOCONTEST.”

2. You’ll receive either a comment or tweet from us with a link to complete your entry.

3. Follow the link, complete your entry and you’re in!

4. Check the contest site, Instagram and the blog to see if you’re a daily winner.

You can also enter on the contest site:

1. Go to WWW.AE.COM/IMPERFECT

2. Click “Upload Photo” at the top of the page and complete the entry process. Don’t forget to include “I’MPERFECT IN MY #AEOJEANS BECAUSE _________. #AEOCONTEST.” in the description of your photo.

3. Check the contest site, Instagram and the blog to see if you’re a daily winner.

Need some style inspiration for your photo? Check out some of our previous Project Live Your Life winners rocking their #AEOJEANS.

Khiry

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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Loose

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.

Saul from Trend Styled recently wore our Loose Jean for a laid-back summer weekend look. It’s our newest jean — loose, relaxed and ready for anything.

What inspired Saul’s look:
Weekends are all about relaxing… and there’s nothing more laid back than a baggy pair of denim and a t-shirt. I love a good light wash on my denim during the summer and you can never go wrong with a denim shirt like this AEO Denim Western shirt (usually found wrapped around my waist) in my summer shirting arsenal.

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Meet Saul:
Saul Carrasco is a stylist and fashion, grooming, and travel blogger currently based in New York City. 

Get Saul’s look:
Loose Jean
Denim Western Shirt
Photo Real T-Shirt
Leather Strap Watch
Canvas Sneaker

Show us how you style your Loose 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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How To: Throw the Perfect End of Summer Party!

Let’s face it, it’s never easy saying goodbye to summer. It’s like saying au revoir to your favorite Aerie bra. No one REALLY wants to do it, but there comes a time when it must be done.

So we figure, why not have one last hurrah? We’ll tell you how to make your end of summer party the one your friends will be talking about all winter long. Yes, we said the ‘W’ word. Too soon? Ok, maybe a little.

First and foremost, you’ll need the perfect Aerie bikini. After all, you should be the life of the party, right?

How To: Throw the Perfect End of Summer Party!

Our Bridget Bikini Top and Hi-Rise Hipster Bottom definitely fit the bill. Between the soft foam padding and silky stretch nylon, you’ll be comfortable enough to wear this number all night long. And did we mention how much we love this floral print? Adorbs.

How To: Throw the Perfect End of Summer Party!

Once you’ve decided on the perfect suit, be sure to pick up a few layering essentials. Our Swing Tank, Fleece Shorts and Henley Popover are perfect to throw on after a quick dip in the pool. And don’t forget to grab your favorite pair of sunnies and a worn in baseball cap to help keep the rays at bay.

How To: Throw the Perfect End of Summer Party!And what party would be complete without yummy snacks? Take full advantage of the last few weeks of warm weather by indulging in our favorite summer staple, s’mores. Ok, so we may be a week late on National S’mores Day, but really, who’s paying attention?

Gather all your friends around a mini bonfire, grab a bag of marshmallows, and start roasting to perfection! xo

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