Project Live Your Life Week Three Winners

Here they are! The final wrap up of the Project Live Your Life winners! Read on to see what makes each one of our winners I’MPERFECT in their AEO denim!

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Here we go!  I’MPERFECT in my #AEOJEANS because…

Day 12 Winners:

Megan:  They have a fit and wash for every style, so I can be comfortable being me everyday!

Paola:  They give me comfort and are also perfect for all-day combining it with what I like.

Steph: They’re effortlessly chic.

Rachel:  They help me stand out in a world that wants you to be like everyone else!

Day 13 Winners:

Apple:  #AEOJEANS allow me to be shameless like the sun.

Leah:  They’re the perfect fit for all of my adventures!!

Mellissa:  Style meets comfort.

Kim:  They make me feel so good, I radiate positive energy.

Erika:  Summer is made for adventures and exploring and so are my AE summer shorties!

Kirsten:  They help me embrace my curves and feel confident in my own skin.

Day 14 Winners:

Cindy:  They allow me to express myself, and there’s nothing more beautiful than being yourself.

Jade Nicole:  They always allow me to be creative and comfy.

Alieai:  No matter what style I decide to wear, I can always be myself.

Payton:  I always look stylish and cute with them on.

Abby:  Once you find the perfect fit for you, you never want to take them off

Day 15 Winners:

Evan: I feel so comfortable in them I wear them to bed.

Carolyn: They’re the perfect mix of style and comfort for a relaxing weekend!

Amanda:  They’re the only jeans that fit me length wise and allow me to be comfortable with my height

Aisha:  They are perfectly distressed and fit just right.

Stephanie: That’s the way they make me feel.

Tell us your favorite style of #AEOJEANS in the comments below!

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NYFW: Get the Look with #AEOStyle

This past week, the Big Apple has been buzzing with fashion talk thanks to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. From unexpected crop tops to leather garb, we’ve put together #AEOSTYLE based on our favorite trends that we’ve been seeing. Check out the looks below and get ready to rock another fashionable season.

Trend #1: Bralette and Leather. Create this look with:

Trend #2: Oversized Athletic. Create this look with:

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Get NYFW inspired looks with #AEOSTYLE

What are your favorite trends that you are excited to rock from NYFW?

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Trend Alert: Men’s Joggers

This season, we’ve taken inspiration from athletic silhouettes and elevated our designs to deliver a Jogger Pant that can be worn all day every day. Check out how we’ve incorporated our super cool trainers with our men’s Jogger pants to deliver a clean and edgy look for this back to school season.

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Casual and cool #AEOStyle.

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Trainers are the perfect shoe to wear with your Joggers

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Effortlessly cool #AEOSTYLE.

Shop the look:
Ripstop Jogger Pant
New Balance 515 Sneaker
Legend Colorblock T-Shirt
Denim Jacket
Knit Beanie

Hey Guys! Have you rocked the jogger pant yet? If so, we would love to feature you! Tag your photos with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on ae.com.

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Follow Her Friday: Vallena Lipske

We’re inspired each day by the stories you share that show how you’re #AerieREAL. This week we wanted to highlight an incredible story from Aerie girl, Vallena Lipske. Having overcome some serious adversity growing up, she’s grown into an inspiring woman who’s certainly worth your follow! Get to know more about her after this adorable pic of her and her pup.

 

Follow Her Friday: Vallena Lipske

Aerie: Hi, Vallena! Tell us a little about yourself!

I grew up in a small earthy town in Northern California. Growing up, I spent my time outdoors; playing volleyball, hiking, going to the beach, and hanging out with my best friends (we still spend all of our time together whenever we’re home from our universities for summer).

I think a lot of my values came from home; here we all respect and support each other for our strengths and differences. In fact, our most recent paddleboarding excursion resulted in myself paddle-sitting while our most athletic friend did the paddling (no judgments made).

I recently moved across the country to Pennsylvania (Villanova University) to pursue my goal of getting my Bachelors of Science in Nursing to become a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner. And I couldn’t be happier. I love everything about nursing, and helping others, it truly is my passion.

I’m now in the committee running one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the US and this next year, I’ll be the Vice President of Membership of my sorority, Kappa Delta. I can’t wait to welcome the next class of freshmen into Kappa Delta and share our values of respect, diversity , and confidence with them.

Aerie: What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

Vallena: To me, #AerieREAL means celebrating being authentic, unique, confident, and #unretouched, inside and out.

Aerie: What makes you #AerieREAL?

Vallena: At a young age, I was diagnosed with Stage Four Neuroblastoma. I underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and had an intense surgery that left me with a twelve-inch scar across my abdomen. I used to be embarrassed of my scar, but I’ve learned to love myself for all of who I am. My scar is now a source of liberation, pride and confidence constantly reminding me that I’ve been given the opportunity to thrive and help others.

As a college-aged girl, I know how difficult it is to be authentic and confident. But, living true to my values and surrounding myself with people who respect those values has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. In my opinion, that’s what being #AerieREAL is. Nothing feels better than being true to yourself, despite what others may think.

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Aerie: Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

Vallena: In 3 years, I see myself working as a Pediatric Oncology nurse, giving the kind of care to children that I was so lucky to receive myself.

Aerie: What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
Vallena: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This quote (actually a question) by Mary Oliver, my favorite poet, never fails to remind me to be grateful for the life I get to live, and that I have the opportunity to choose my attitude and future each day. Follow Her Friday: Vallena Lipske Follow Her Friday: Vallena Lipske

Aerie: What has been your biggest accomplishment thus far?
Vallena: My biggest accomplishment this summer was becoming fluent in Spanish while in Spain. I got a glimpse of what it felt like to live in a foreign country with a different primary language. I know my knowledge of Spanish will make a great difference in the lives of my Spanish-speaking patients when I’m a nurse.

Aerie; Do you have a role model? If so, who is he or she, and why does he or she inspire you?
Vallena: One of my biggest role models is my “big sister” in my sorority, Brianna. She embodies what it means to be #AerieREAL. She’s proud of who she is and lives true to her values. She balances her academic life (she’s also a nursing student), social life (she was vice-president of our sorority last year and is an amazing dancer), and physical life (she exercises, always motivated by her health, rather than image). I’ve never heard her make a negative comment about her body, or anyone else’s. Her confidence and positivity radiate to everyone around her and make them more comfortable in being who they are. Follow Her Friday: Vallena Lipske Follow Her Friday: Vallena Lipske

Aerie: Favorite song to listen to in the car or working out?
Vallena: The song “Roar” by Katy Perry never fails to leave me with that I can do anything feeling.

Aerie: What’s your favorite part of the day?
Vallena: The morning 100%! I love having a cup of coffee, watching the sunrise, and thinking about all the possibilities the day holds.

Follow Her Friday: Vallena Lipske Aerie: Do you have a secret talent, skill or quirk? Do tell!
Vallena: I absolutely love dancing, but not your typical dancing. Not the kind of dancing where you take a dance class and you’re told what to do. Not the kind of ballroom dancing that I did in middle school. Not even the kind of dancing at our sorority mixers. I’m talking about around the house while doing dishes, dancing on the porch jumping up and down, scaring your brother in the other room dancing.
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Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, Vallena! You can follow Vallena on Instagram and Twitter, too.

Share YOUR Aerie REAL story with us and tag your photo with #AerieREAL.

xoxo,

Aerie

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4 Quick tips to transition your summer #AEOSTYLE to fall

We all know it’s not an easy feat to transition your fave summer pieces into your fall wardrobe. And if you’re anything like us and not exactly ready to pack away your favorite denim shorties and sundresses, then your’e ready for a few quick tips to seamlessly kick off your fall #AEOStyle!

Here are four ways to effortlessly transform your summer style to fashion forward fall looks:

1. This may be the easiest piece to transition! Simply pair your Destroyed Jeggings with booties and an over-sized sweater and you’re set.

2. Add a military jacket over your fave sundress or wear a long sleeved t-shirt underneath for cool autumn #AEOStyle.

3. Tights worn under Denim Shorties with a killer pair of booties, why not?

4. Take your lightweight Crew Sweater (see below) from summer nights to autumn days! Wear over a maxi dress or simply pair with utility pants and an oxford for an updated fall look.

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AEO Model, Rossy, shows us how to take summer style (above) and stylishly transition to a stylish look for fall (below)
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Do you have any other seasonal transitioning tips? Share with us in the comments below.

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What to Wear Under Your AEO: the Muscle T-Shirt

Muscle t-shirts were one of our favorite trends this summer. And this AEO Don’t Ask Why Muscle T-Shirt is one of our faves. Luckily, the season’s not quite over yet! Fit and style expert Jenny Altman’s last-minute tips for what to wear under this AEO look are here to help you make the most out of our favorite summer styles.

Check out Jenny’s tips below for her favorite Aerie pieces to wear under your muscle tee!

While a bralette could be a super cute option, we’re partial to Jenny’s pick…the Blakely Lightly Lined Bra with a pop of pink!

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This muscle t-shirt and Blakely with a pop of pink are a match made in heaven!

Want to see more of Jenny’s tips for wearing Aerie with your favorite AEO looks? Check out her style advice on pulling off the Crop Tee trend!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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