Summer Playlist

Heading to the beach this summer season? Don’t forget the tunes. Cha cha your way through vacay with our Aerie Summer Playlist! Listen to our playlist below and follow us on Spotify for more of your favorite beats!

Summer Playlist

Shop the look: Cha Cha Triangle Top | Cha Cha Cheeky Bottom | Panama Hat

Are there songs  you’d like to hear on our next playlist? Comment below & tell us!

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Class of 2017: Graduation Style

Graduation season is here! Whether you’re wrapping up high school, college or grad school, you are a ROCKSTAR — and your accomplishments should be celebrated in style. Graduation weekend is all about YOU and the amazing things ahead for your education and career. Dress the part with looks that will take you from the ceremony stage to all of the festivities that follow.

Show us YOUR graduation style with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured on social media or in our style gallery!

FOR HER: EFFORTLESS & BOLD
Go for an breezy, retro-inspired look with bright, tropical florals on white, like this eye-catching kimono-inspired maxi romper. With its romper-meets-maxi silhouette, it’s the perfect balance of classic and playful — and it will transition from day to night effortlessly. Make a statement in strappy block heels and finish the look with layered jewelry!

Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Kimono Maxi Romper | AEO Metal Round Sunglasses |
AEO Lace Up Block Heel | AEO Rose Quartz Flower Cuff

FOR HIM: COOL & LAID-BACK
Keep it classic in a striped button-down shirt (long sleeves for the ceremony!) and slim white jeans. A braided leather belt and matching boots add some dimension and pull everything together for a look that’ll make a good impression for (literally) any occasion.
Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Stripe Oxford Shirt | AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Jean | Bass Proctor Leather Buc
AEO Tortoise Retro Sunglasses | AEO Braided Leather Belt |

What are your post-graduation plans? Share your goals, dreams, aspirations and, most importantly, photos with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured!

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#WeAllCan: College Signing Day with Michelle Obama

“NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: 3rd Annual College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory on April 26, 2016 in New York City. The event, co-hosted by MTV, was part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative which encourages young people to continue their education past High School. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)”

There’s nothing quite like walking around with former First Lady Michelle Obama when she’s meeting students for the first time.  I’ve seen her stroll across a campus dorm quad at Howard University, taking a tour with Chicago high school seniors. The roar of college kids pressed against the quad gate and the deafening shouts of “We LOVE YOU!” from the adjoining dorm rooms made think that this must have been what it was like to walk around with the Beatles.  I’ve also been in the room when Mrs. Obama has surprised a group of students on a White House tour—that high pitched yelp followed by clapping elation—the is-this-really-happening euphoria that often manifests in spontaneous outburst of tears that don’t stop, even after getting a hug.

 

“NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: 3rd Annual College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory on April 26, 2016 in New York City. The event, co-hosted by MTV, was part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative which encourages young people to continue their education past High School. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)”

Since the launch of the Better Make Room campaign, Mrs. Obama and our valuable partners have worked hard around the nation to launch big events, new initiatives and inspiring PSAs. We’ve launched nationwide essay contests through Seventeen Magazine and MTV Founders. We launched Up Next, a texting initiative that provides resources for students. We’ve invited students to the White House for Beating the Odds. We’ve seen thousands of students make commitments to their futures, plan for college, apply for their FAFSA ahead of time, and lock their eyes on the future—where they have the potential to be whatever it is that they want to be. And of course, we’ve put on incredibly high-energy events in New York for National College Signing Day.

And no, not *that* college signing day.  When we’re out there celebrating signing day every spring, it’s not about high school athletes telling us where they plan to play ball, but rather America’s high school seniors standing up and proudly proclaiming where they’ll be continuing to study after high school.  And the seniors do this every year on around May 1, the deadline by which seniors around the country have to let colleges know where they plan to attend.

Last year? We had more than 1,200 events in all 50 states. In NYC, you could walk into Times Square and see student stories, pictures, and tweets plastered on the America Eagle Outfitters billboards.  Because on College Signing Day, students are the stars. They’re the ones who we should be celebrating.  And we haven’t stopped. This is only the beginning. You can go to bettermakeroom.org to register your event, download a signing day kit—and even learn how to win $500 from the College Football Playoff Foundation and Donors Choose for your event.  This year, we’re celebrating College Signing Day on May 5.  So on May 5, grab that college gear and post a selfie on social media with the #CollegeSigningDay and #BetterMakeRoom.

About the Author: Eric Waldo is the Executive Director of Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, which now resides at Civic Nation.  Reach Higher encourages young people to pursue and complete their education past high school, whether via a two year degree, a four year degree, or an industry recognized credential, but some education past high school has to be the goal for every young person to be competitive in the global, knowledge-based economy.  He resides in Washington, DC, and is always proud to iron his Brown University t-shirt for College Signing Day.

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Coconut Yogurt Bowl Recipe

Cha cha cha your way into the day with this fresh and easy coconut yogurt bowl recipe! Read on to find out how you can make your own protein-packed snack.

Coconut Yogurt Bowl Recipe

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 coconut
  • Plain or greek yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Granola
  • Fruit (we used raspberries and blueberries!)
  • Nuts*
  • Edible flowers (optional)

Coconut Yogurt Bowl Recipe

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Cut coconut in half and clean out the inside.
  2. Save the fresh coconut pieces.
  3. Fill each half of the coconut bowl with yogurt.
  4. Top the yogurt with fresh coconut pieces, chia seeds, granola, fruit and nuts of your choice.
  5. Garnish with edible flowers and serve.
  6. Enjoy!

Coconut Yogurt Bowl Recipe

What is your favorite summertime snack? Comment below & tell us!

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Now Trending: Stripes, Sunflowers & Crochet

¡Hola bonita! Our Cuban adventure continues with our newest styles, featuring stripes, sunflowers, graphics and customizable swim inspired by La Habana. Mix warm and cool colors with fun patterns and prints for a MUY caliente summer. Read on for more info on our fave new trends!

Now Trending: Stripes, Sunflowers & Crochet

STRIPES & SUNSHINE

Breezy handwoven crochet adds an extra-special touch to dresses, swim and accessories. Some of our faves are our Crochet Midi Dress and Real Obsessed™ Crop Bikini Top and Cheeky Bikini Bottoms.

Now Trending: Stripes, Sunflowers & Crochet

 

Now Trending: Stripes, Sunflowers & Crochet

GET YOUR CHA CHA ON

Make a suit that’s all you! Tie a Cha Cha Tassel to the rings at the ends of the strings on our Cha Cha Bikini Tops and Bottoms. The tassels come in three sets of colors, so your combo possibilities are endless! Introduce some español when you’re ready to cover up with a fun graphic tank.

Now Trending: Stripes, Sunflowers & Crochet

SUMMER LINE-UP

Sunflowers and stripes and ombré, oh yes! From sunflower prints inspired by Cuba blooms to breezy layers, pack up all the trends for your summer getaways.

Now Trending: Stripes, Sunflowers & Crochet

What are you favorite summer trends? Comment below and tell us!

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DIY: Embroidered denim jacket!

We’re all about individual style, and customized denim jackets are an easy (and fun!) way to add a unique element to your look. ESPECIALLY this season – pins, patches and embroidered details are EVERYWHERE. Iron-on patches designed to look like embroidery will make your jacket look like it took hours to create, while actually only taking up a few minutes of your time.

(Pro tip: if you’re not into DIY, you can shop our embroidered jackets herehere and here)

M&J Trimming Patches DIY Embroidered Jacket

To find our iron-on patches, we took a trip to M&J Trimming in NYC. We chose big, bold floral details that complemented our perfectly worn-in denim jackets, but if flowers aren’t your thing, they have tons of other super-cool patches including stars, tigers and tattoo-inspired designs. Keep reading for our DIY tutorial!

DENIM STYLES PERFECT FOR CUSTOMIZATION: Fray Hem Denim Jacket | Denim Vest
Women’s Vintage Hi-Rise Jean | Women’s Jegging | Men’s Skinny | Men’s Slim

M&J Trimming Patches DIY Embroidered Jacket

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Denim jacket (or other denim of choice!)
  • Iron-on patches (we found ours here)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board or iron-safe surface
  • Thin piece of fabric (dish towel, washcloth, etc.)

M&J Trimming Patches DIY Embroidered Jacket

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Heat up the iron on high, no steam.
  2. Plan out your design! Lay your jacket on a flat surface and experiment with patch placement until you find an arrangement you like.
  3. Start ironing the patches on one at a time. Place patch on the desired area and cover with the thin fabric.
  4. Lay the iron over the patch for 30-60 seconds, giving the glue enough time to adhere to the jacket.
  5. Let the patch cool completely before checking to make sure it’s secure.
  6. Repeat for each patch!

M&J Trimming Patches DIY Embroidered Jacket

Will you give this DIY a try? Take a pic of your finished jacket & share it with us using #WeAllCan!

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