ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PRINTS ON PRINTS ON PRINTS

Prints on prints on prints! Stylist tip: it’s easy to mix them when you keep a tight color palette. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re ALL NEW!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PRINTS ON PRINTS ON PRINTS

Shop Erin’s Look:  Breezy Tassel Tank | Boho Longline Bralette | Harem Pant | Fringe & Texture Scarf | Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Montana Sandal | Thong

Start your look with your new fave piece—our Boho Longline Bralette—in a pop of bright orange (it comes in 9 other colors, so get ready to stock up!). Add hints of the same shade with our new Harem Pants, and pull it all together with dark blues in our Breezy Tassel Tank. The final product? Boho bliss!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PRINTS ON PRINTS ON PRINTS

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Introducing AEO APT: Fill Your Home With #AEOSTYLE

MAKE YOUR SPACE YOUR HAPPY PLACE
Styling tips & inspiration for transforming your dorm or apt with the new AEO APT collection: Feel like you’ve hit a wall in styling your apartment? We’ve got you covered. And your covers. Let’s start in your sanctuary, the bedroom. You want your bedroom to be a reflection of you, so we’re providing some ways for you to make the most of your space, no matter how small.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

BEDDING IS EVERYTHING
The focal point of a bedroom is, well, the bed. You spend a lot of time there. It’s your snooze spot, your snack spot, your chill spot, and most importantly, your sleep spot. Make it yours by mixing and matching sheets and comforters to get a set that makes you want to spend the morning in bed (more than you already do). Whether you prefer a cool, morning hue or a darker, eye-catching print, your comforter should do the job of pulling everything in the room together so you can focus on catching all the Z’s you please. Try and incorporate a textured duvet to add subtle depth to the room, it’ll make sure you’ll always wake up on the right side of the bed.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

GOT A BLANK SPACE, BABY?
Don’t be afraid of blank space, white walls are your friend! Open it up by avoiding darker paint colors that tend to give the illusion of a shrinking room. Instead, juxtapose a bold patterned boho tapestry against a blank wall to elongate and lighten up the space. Throw it over a bedframe to keep a clean look while not sacrificing the colors you love. If patterns aren’t your thing opt for a cityscape or nature scene that allows your bedroom to be your place to escape. Don’t let your walls confine you, give yourself more room to daydream.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

LIGHT IT UP
You can’t go wrong with natural light, but when that doesn’t suffice you need lights that provide a warm and fuzzy wakeup aesthetic that doesn’t feel artificial. String lights are the perfect wall accent; hang them over your bed to get the right lighting for any mood, or bottle them up on a bedside table for a free-spirit, firefly aesthetic. You’ll get a soft glow ideal for mellow mornings or Saturday nights in.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

PILLOW TALK
There is no such thing as too many pillows. Afraid your bed is boring? Liven it up by adding a printed or textured pillow to the mix. A great graphic or text decal can add just the right amount of fun to a room without being over the top. Throw it anywhere, whether it be on a bed or a chair or even the floor. Extra pillows mean more comfy, more cozy, and more you.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

CLUTTER CONTROL
Less is more, especially in a smaller space. While your bedroom should be an expression of you, sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. Pick a few of your favorite photos to hang on a wall chain to add some personality to a bland corner without looking sloppy. Try not to crowd nightstands and shelves with unnecessary knickknacks, instead grab a staple candle or mug and keep the rest of the mess hidden in a vintage storage unit. A clean space is a happy space.

Whoever said that size matters was wrong! The room you’ve been dreaming about doesn’t have to stay a dream, make it a reality with AEO APT. Show us how you style your space with AEO APT using #liveinaeostyle on Instagram & Twitter.

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How to Make Natural Bug Spray

For a DIY way to keep the bugs away, follow this recipe for a quick, easy and most important—all natural—remedy. Best of all, it smells delicious. Bug spray or your new fave fragrance? You decide!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug Spray

  1. Take the container you’ll pour the bug spray into, and fill it halfway with water, fresh mint leaves, dried lavender, citronella, lemongrass, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, and some dried cloves. You can use as many of these ingredients as you want, but they aren’t all necessary.
  2. Pour these ingredients into a pot and boil for about 5 minutes.
  3. 4How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug SprayUse a strainer to separate the liquid.
  4. Pour it into a bottle, and fill the other half with Witch Hazel.
  5. Give it a shake and spray it up!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

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NEW! AERIE BODY

Good stuff for the REAL you. Loaded with good ingredients and free of the bad stuff, our 5 new fragrances in exfoliating body washes, moisturizing lotions and yummy mists are made to mix and match. We talked with Phuong Ireland, Director of Personal Care and Beauty, for the inside scoop on our sweetest new scents.

NEW! Aerie Body How did the collection come to be?

We’ve heard from our Aerie girls that they want to know what’s in their beauty products… and what’s not. So we’ve developed a line of body care products featuring fun, fresh fragrances that are loaded with skin-loving ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe and vitamin E. And it has none of the bad stuff like parabens, phthalates and gluten. It’s cruelty-free, too, meaning we don’t test on animals.

Which fragrance is your fave?

Be Sunnie – it’s our fresh and energizing fragrance. This is my favorite fragrance because it feels so different from any fragrance I’ve smelled before and is so fresh and clean. It has notes of sparkling Meyer Lemon, pink sea salt, and an ocean breeze accord.

Take us through the steps!

The 5 fragrances are offered in 3 different forms so you have lots to choose from. The products are made to be layered on top of each other for fragrance that lasts all day.

  1. Cleanse with our exfoliating body wash.

This wash is packed with coconut oil, sugarcane and the antioxidant acai, known to help keep skin healthy and moisturized. The luxurious lather cleanses while jojoba beads and natural pumice gently buff and exfoliate skin cells for fresh, glowing, dewy skin. This formula is very gentle, so it can be used every day for cleansing and exfoliation.

  1. Moisturize with our amazing body lotion.

It’s loaded with rich shea butter, which nourishes and heals skin. The formula also contains coconut oil, aloe and vitamin E—a powerful combination of moisture-rich, conditioning ingredients.

  1. Spritz our body mist with aloe.

Our mists are light and fresh, and leave long-lasting scents that aren’t overpowering. They’re infused with conditioning aloe and antioxidant green tea.

You can use the same scent across products to make your fragrance last longer, or mix and match scents to make a customized fragrance all your own. Some of our favorite combinations are the Be Sunnie Lotion with the Be Bright Mist and the Be Chill Mist with the Be Cozy lotion.

Not sure which scent to try first? Check out each of their notes below!

BE SUNNIE

Sparkling citrus & sea salt

A swirl of fresh lemonade, summer flowers & ocean breezes

NEW! AERIE BODYBE CHILL

Relaxed, tropical & fresh

Cool coconut water, island florals, sweet sugarcane

NEW! AERIE BODYBE PRETTY

Romantic, soft & girly

A bouquet of pink buttercups, ruby grapefruit & soft musk

NEW! AERIE BODYBE BRIGHT

Happy, juicy & clean

A blend of crisp apples, sparkling blossoms & earthy musk

NEW! AERIE BODYBE COZY

Comforting, snuggly & sexy

A yummy mix of vanilla, orchid petals & warm sandalwood

Happy smells to you, Aerie girls!

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Lolla25: #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE Guide for Girls & Guys

We’re heading in to the high point of summer, and live music season is still giving you plenty of opportunity to rep your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE wherever you go. We’ll keep you cool at Lollapalooza in the hottest new festival looks featuring hi-rise shorties & knit tanks so you’ll never miss a beat. Check out our Chicago travel guide & Lollapalooza outfits for guys and girls so you can make fun summer memories to savor all year long!

WEAR
GIRLS: 
Right now, we’re all about dark denim. Pair this first essentials strappy top with black denim festival shorties for a look that keeps it simple & makes a statement.  Leather booties will keep you festival-ready, day & night. Throw even more shade by adding the perfect pair of sunglasses.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza.

SHOP IT: First Essentials Cold Shoulder Shirt | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Kaden Bootie
Lapis-Colored Cocktail Ring | Evil Eye Arm Party Bracelets | Spitfire Astro Sunglasses

GUYS: There’s nothing plain about this classic pairing! Throw a cool, printed graphic tee on top of some cut-off denim shorts for a look that lasts. Add a finishing touch while keeping it clean with fresh, white slip-on’s – these sneakers are sure to be a fan favorite.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza. Check out our guys' Lollapalooza outfits.

SHOP IT: Indigo Trend Graphic Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short | Faux Leather Shoe

EAT
The Gage: If you’re looking for a rustic place to refuel with a good meal & a cold drink, The Gage is your place. This Irish restaurant has a long list on tap and is within easy walking distance of Grant Park.

Toni Patisserie & Café: You can’t skip out on the most important meal of the day. Don’t stop exploring, pick up a French-style sweet treat or morning bite to eat on the go.

Giordano’s: What’s better than Chicago deep dish? Nothing. Try the best of the best at Giordano’s to keep you full & festival ready.

Check out Giordano's pizza for a bite to eat in between Lollapalooza sets.

Photo: @giordanospizza

MUSIC
Radiohead:
The beloved & groundbreaking alternative rock band from England has been a crowd favorite since 1985. You won’t want to miss their appearance at Lolla where they’re sure to wow with classics like “Creep” and “Fake Plastic Trees”.

Leon Bridges: The R&B you NEED. The singer & songwriter from Texas got his start in 2015 with the release of song “Coming Home”.  His performance is sure to provide your daily dose of 50’s & 60’s soul, a sound that never goes out of style. We recommend “River” and “Better Man”.

Leon Bridges is sure to be a fan favorite at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.

Photo: @leonbridgesofficial

Silversun Pickups: This Los Angeles bred indie rock band formed combines the influence of The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth for their catchy, dream pop roots. If you’re not familiar with their sound, check them out NOW starting with “Bloody Mary” and “All The Go Inbetweens”.

Don't miss Silversun Pickups at Lolla25.

Photo: @sspu

LCD Soundsystem: If you haven’t yet heard of this unique electronic rock group Led by James Murphy, we need to change that. The group has done nothing but amaze us since they formed in Brooklyn in 2002. Once you’re hooked on their fusion of dance-punk & electronica, you won’t be able to stop listening. Our faves are “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” and “I Can Change”.

Mac Miller: Now, that’s a rap. Pittsburgh born and raised Malcom James McCormick, known to fans as Mac Miller, rose to fame with the release of his debut studio album “Blue Slide Park”. His smooth rhymes will make you wonder how he makes spitting verses seem so effortless. Listen to “100 Grandkids” and “Another Night” to hear the best Mac has to offer.

Mac Miller will take the stage at Lolla25.

Photo: @larryfisherman

What are you most excited to do in Chicago? Which artists will you be checking out at Grant Park? Let us know in the comments below & show us your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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How To Style The Denim X Straight Crop Jean With Lisa Linh

Denim trends have the tendency to change constantly – one minute you’re in jeggings and the next you’re searching for the perfect slouchy Tomgirl jean. While it’s always important to wear the fit that feels right for you, it’s fun to experiment with new looks, too. This season, cropped, straight denim is making its appearance, and we couldn’t be more excited. With a looser fit that still hugs your curves thanks to Denim X technology, this timeless silhouette gets an update with cool, frayed seams at the crop that will give your #AEOSTYLE an edgier vibe. Blogger Lisa from By Lisa Linh gave us her own take on styling the Denim X Straight Crop Jean. Get to know Lisa and the inspiration behind her look below!

Lisa from by Lisa Linh styles the Straight Crop Jean with an edgy, feminine feel.

Meet Lisa:
Lisa Linh embodies the motto of “wear what you want, when you want” with her Cali-chic style. After 10 years working as a savvy business woman, Lisa said ‘Bye-Bye’ to the corporate world and ‘Hello’ to the luxurious life of being a #BossBabe.

By Lisa Linh is a fashion and lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring, motivating, and encouraging readers to follow their dreams. Lisa stands out from the crowd by putting an editorial spin on lifestyle imagery and diverse topics. Along with being a full-time content creator,  she is also a freelance social media consultant and photographer.”

Lisa from by Lisa Linh styles the Straight Crop Jean with an edgy, feminine feel.

What Inspired Lisa’s Look:
“Inspired by the love for summer with bare shoulders and ripped denim, classic trends that are chic and perfect for all body types. I decided to pair the Straight Destroy jeans with a loose fitted off-the-shoulder top and strappy heels for an easy summer night out look. Showing just enough skin, in all the right places, this outfit is a go-to for this season.”

Lisa from by Lisa Linh styles the Straight Crop Jean with an edgy, feminine feel.

Shop the Look: Straight Crop Jean | Cold Shoulder Pintucked Shirt (Similar)
Lace-Up Heeled Clog (Similar) | Spitfire Black Wrap Sunglasses (Similar)

Show us how you wear your AEO Denim X Straight Crop Jean with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured on AE.com.

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