Ellie’s Back To School Checklist

Aerie Marketing Intern, Ellie O, is an avid lover of cheese, ostriches and spending time by the water. She shared her back to school essentials with us as she heads into her Junior year at the University Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Read on for her tips!

Ready to head back to school? We are! We’ve put together all the essentials you need to survive the year. Don’t forget anything with this back to school checklist.Ellie's Back To School Checklist

Getting dressed for school shouldn’t be stressful. Being comfy and cute is a must when spending the day in class.

  • Leggings are a great option when you want something simple! You are able to dress them up or keep it more relaxed depending on your mood. Pair them with a sweatshirt and bralette to look complete the outfit!
  • A cute workout outfit is an essential when heading to the gym to burn off some stress and calories. Throw on a pair of shorts and a cute sports bra and go!

With school, comes work! Before running out the door, don’t forget to pack everything you need to stay organized.

  • Pack your bag with an agenda, some fresh pens and pencils to take notes and keep track of assignments.
  • Don’t forget a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • On your way to class? Jam to some music with a pair of headphones.

Creating a comfortable space to work in is essential to staying clear minded and focused!

  • Keeping your room clean and organized will keep your mind at ease. Cute decorations are a must when sitting down at your desk to study.
  • Decorating your desk with inspirational quotes will keep you motivated to complete all your tasks!
  • Adding blankets and pillows to your bed will give your room a cozy feel and help you relax at the end of the day!

Don’t forget to take care of yourself and find time to de-stress! After school work, do something that helps you unwind.

  • Get your mind off school, even for a little while. Take the time to do an activity that you enjoy, like yoga or meditating.
  • If you don’t have the energy to work out after a long day, take a hot bath and put on a face mask to recharge.

Even if you have a lot of homework, there’s always time for friends!

  • Gather all your girlfriends, put on some pajamas and watch a movie for a quiet night in.
  • Social butterfly? Dress up your favorite pair of leggings and head out for a night out on the town!

What essentials will be in your backpack when you head back to school? Comment below and tell us!

Blogger’s Picks: City Sweatshirt

What happens when you combine our NEW City Sweatshirt with the Tomgirl Bralette? Pure magic, that’s what. #AerieREAL girl Caitlyn from How Do You Wear That styles our super soft and s’cozy sweatshirt below! Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

“I think the most common way to wear a sweatshirt like this is with a pair of leggings post work out or running errands (maybe some leather leggings to spice it up). However, my newest obsession is to rock the oversized sweatshirt with more feminine pieces like this high-waisted silk skirt or even throw it over a wrap dress.” 

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

“I decided to keep the casual theme going and pair the outfit with some crisp white sneakers, added a blush colored hat to stick with the neutral/blush tone theme and a fun striped bralette.”

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Shop Caitlyn’s Look: City SweatshirtTomgirl Scoop Bralette | Satin Button-Front Skirt | Satin Baseball Cap

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Blogger's Picks: City Sweatshirt

Show us how you style the City Sweatshirt with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on the style gallery!

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Stylist’s Picks: Always Aerie Underneath


You wanted a one-stop shop for our newest laces of the season, you got it! Erin’s picks today bring together matching bras, bralettes, bodysuits and undies… all in one spot. Ready, sets, go!

Stylist's Picks: Always Aerie Underneath

Stylist's Picks: Always Aerie Underneath


There’s a strong and bold side to girl power, and there’s a soft and feminine side, too. Today’s looks are Erin’s favorite ways to show the power of the pretty! You’re the only one who knows what you’re wearing underneath, and that little secret is sometimes all you need for that extra power boost.

Stylist's Picks: Always Aerie Underneath



Erin loves our Mesh Bodysuit as a pretty and unexpected update to her everyday uniform: a sheer white shirt and jeans.

Stylist's Picks: Always Aerie Underneath


What’s Aerie style do you always have underneath? Comment below & tell us!

Stylist's Picks: Always Aerie Underneath

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Better Together: AE x Aerie

AE on the outside and always Aerie underneath. We paired our must-have Aerie items this season with our fave AE denim, shoes and accessories.

Read on below below to see and shop our picks! Better Together: AE x Aerie

We’re loving bodysuits right now (especially ones with fun graphics and sayings like this Ruffle Tee Bodysuit)! Catch a movie or head to class with a clean pair of sneaks and a cute Zip Top Backpack. Keep it Aerie underneath with a basic bra and a Hi-Leg Bikini.


This military-inspired look lets your Tomgirl Logo Bralette peek out from this AEO military jacket. Add an Aerie Satin Baseball Cap and some colorful shoes for a look that’s easy and effortless.


Stay cozy at home or go out and show off our new City Sweatshirt layered over a lace bralette. Keep it casual with a slouchy beanie and sporty slides paired with ripped denim.


What’s your fave Aerie x AEO pairing? Comment below & tell us!

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Real Talk with YUNI

What do you get when you combine beauty experts and yoga? The natural beauty brand, YUNI, founded by husband and wife duo, Emmanuel Rey and Suzanne Dawson. The power couple’s shared passion for active living and mindful products created one of our favorite beauty brands. Read on to learn more! 
Real Talk with YUNI

Can you tell us a little about your brand and the inspiration behind your products?

Emmanuel Rey: My wife Suzanne and I have been in the beauty industry for over 20 years in various corporations (Mostly l’Oreal and Estee Lauder). Suzanne was a the head of Global marketing for Aveda and I was General Manager for Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, Darphin for North America.  

In 2012, we decided to leave the corporate environment to travel around the world for a full year. At that stage, we had been practicing Yoga for over 10 years and we took advantage of our trip to pass our teacher certification for Ashtanga Yoga in Greece. While talking to our fellow students, we found out that there was no beauty brand that had been specifically designed for “active people”. 

At the same time, we were impressed by the success of all the “athleisure” brands (LuluLemon, Sweaty Betty, Lorna Jane etc). It became clear that there was a white space in the beauty market to serve the needs of “active people”. We worked with a large group of experts in Yoga and Fitness, we came down to 3 key insights: Saving time, Enhancing performance, Relieving stress. 

While we developed the range with Yoga and fitness in mind, as it is our background, it became clear that other people could benefit from our products (who does not want to save time, perform better or manage stress).That being said, Yoga is a very personal ritual, a moment you take away from the rest of the world. Beauty is also very much a personal ritual and that is why through the products YUNI helps to reinforce these rituals.

YUNI prepares the body and the mind, delivers treatment benefits while you work out, aids express clean-up and post recovery, and helps to recall the powerful benefits of your practice, at will. We launched our first products in September 2015.

Real Talk with YUNI

Shop now: 12 Pack Shower Sheets | Pocket Savasana | Travel Size Flash Bath | Sweat, Refresh, Go Travel Essentials 

YUNI’s products embody a responsible beauty philosophy. What is it and why is it so important?

ER: Our tagline is actually “Mindful Beauty for an Active Life”. Mindful beauty means products that are non toxic and healthy for you, not tested on animals, that use natural ingredients organic and fair trade as much as possible. YUNI’s goal is to accompany you in your journey to health and fitness to make it more effective and more pleasurable.  

We are defining ourselves as “seekers of Good” as we are looking for goodness in ourselves, in all we do, in people around us and the world as a whole. We believe in stepping lightly on our planet and do good in the process. For example, all our products are made in solar powered factories in the USA.

What is your one must-have YUNI item for back-to-school?

ER: Back to school is a busy time for everyone and we all want to have a fresh start, new healthy habits, go to the gym, perform at work, be there for your family etc  the Shower Sheets (large biodegradable body wipes) help you to save time by cleansing and refreshing your skin on-the-go in a matter of seconds and without water!

Real Talk with YUNI

What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs looking to break into the natural beauty biz?

ER: We all have different skills and background so it is not easy to give such advice but in general i would say that you have to be passionate and compassionate with a genuine interest to make differentiated products that truly brings something that does not exist yet. 

I would add that it is important to challenge the status quo and continuously push to find creative solutions for products that should be at the same time effective, pleasurable, sustainable and with a minimum impact on the environment.

What makes YUNI #AerieREAL?

ER: YUNI is about going beyond the superficial level of (plastic) beauty but go deeper in a self discovery journey in which you are present in every moEment.

 I think we share the same philosophy in the sense that YUNI’s goal is to make people comfortable and happy with themselves, to make them feel confident, empowered and naturally beautiful. Real Talk with YUNI

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Blogger’s Picks: Slip Dress + Ringer Tee

Love layering? Pair our Slip Dress with a Graphic Ringer Tee for effortless, 90’s inspired street style. #AerieREAL girl Syma rocks this comfy look to her fave Mexican spot in NYC. Blogger's Picks: Slip Dress + Ringer Tee

“Two closet essentials by Aerie – a striped tee and slip dress. I’m all about a 90’s comeback! Wearing a classic slip dress like this over a t-shirt makes this #OOTD super fun and casual. It’s a perfect outfit for running around NYC in the summer heat. Paired with my go-to sneakers of the moment adds a little edge to my look and not to mention, super comfortable which is so important.”

Blogger's Picks: Slip Dress + Ringer Tee

Shop Syma’s Look: Graphic Ringer Tee | Slip Dress

Blogger's Picks: Slip Dress + Ringer Tee

“I love the versatility of these two pieces – rocking the tee with a pair of jeans or wearing the slip dress by itself for a night out on the town is definitely in my future. These are two key pieces in my wardrobe I know I’ll be wearing on repeat.”

Show us how you style the Slip Dress and Graphic Ringer Tee with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on the style gallery!

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