How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

We can’t enough of our Fashion Tanks this Summer. Whether you’re into crochet, lace or even fringe, it’s all in the details.

Payton from Hustle & Halcyon styles our Braided Strap Tank with distressed denim and a wide brim hat for the perfect boho-inspired outfit.

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

Meet Payton:
“Payton Sartain is a student and lifestyle blogger from Fort Worth, Texas. Her blog, Hustle + Halcyon, chronicles her personal style, wellness tips, travel experiences, and more, all with an approachable, feminine edge. As a former military brat, Payton has passion for going new places and trying new things daily, and her inspiration and love for blogging has developed along the way. Hustle + Halcyon is a pretty little corner of the internet where girls can learn how to live a stylish, balanced life with ease. It’s all about finding the fun in the hustle.”
How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

What Inspired Payton’s Look:
“I’m SO obsessed with this feminine, versatile tank from American Eagle. Most of my days are filled with shoots, meetings, appointments, and lots of work, so my daily style is more ‘throw on and go’ than anything. This tank is PERFECT for the job! I love it paired with my wide-brimmed, felt hat, denim cut-offs, platform sandals, and these rad shades. The outfit couldn’t be anymore California: simple, laid-back, & so, so pretty!”

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

Get Payton’s Look: Braided Strap Tank | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Wool Feather Floppy Hat Buckled Gladiator Sandal

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

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10 Ideas For A Daycation

Tired of the same old routine? Switch it up with these 10 ideas from CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls) to do on a free weekend day or in those few hours after your 9-5 and get addicted to these routine refreshers!

1] BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN CITY

Fall in love your city all over again and discover some new favorites! Head into the heart of your city, walk the side streets, check out the shops you’ve never been in before and don’t be afraid to get a little lost. Exploring your own city on foot will force you to look at things in a new light.

2] SAY NO TO NETFLIX

Instead of diving onto the couch immediately after walking in the door, try something different. Take an art class, volunteer in your community or try a new workout class you’ve never done before. The fewer hours you spend in front of the TV, the greater your mental and physical health.

3] REFRESH YOUR HAPPY HOUR

Instead of your go-to place, give your happy hour a different meaning. Pack an easy, travel-friendly picnic dinner, head to a local park and share a meal with friends. Not only will the new scenery be a refreshing change, but you’ll likely save a few dollars. Spending time outdoors can be a serious happiness booster, too!

10 Ideas For A Daycation with Aerie and CHAARG

Shop Teresa’s Look: Aerie Graphic Best T | Aerie Crop Yoga Pant

4] SWITCH UP YOUR COMMUTE

Do you take the same route to work every morning? It’s pretty easy to switch it up. If you walk to work, try taking a new path, even if it’s a few blocks out of the way. Drive or ride your bike? For a more health-conscious option, try running or cycling home from the office. You’ll see things from a new perspective and that unavoidable commute will feel exciting again.

5] BUSY ALL DAY?

Even if your daily responsibilities run long past 5 pm, you’ve still got time to squeeze in a mini-adventure. Summer skies are usually cloud free, so head out for a nighttime walk the next time there’s a full moon. This new, fresh perspective can be great for sparking creativity or getting a quick mental refresh.

6] CAMP OUT (OR PRETEND TO)

If you or a friend has a truck, pack it up with some snacks, sleeping bags and a couple flashlights. Drive out to a nearby campground and set up camp in the truck bed. You’ll get the feel of camping with no equipment or major planning needed. No truck? Bring the same supplies, build a fire and roast marshmallows, then pack it all up and drive home at the end of the night. You’ll get the camping feel even if you don’t make it an overnight!

7] SIGN UP FOR A RACE IN A NEARBY CITY

Grab some friends and sign up for a race in a different city. You’ll get the chance to explore a new city in a unique way, and race weekends often have great deals on food, hotels and more!

10 Ideas For A Daycation with Aerie and CHAARG

8] CHASE THE SUNSET

Unless you’re a West Coast local, the sunset can be a bit elusive. Just as the evening light begins to fade, hop in your car and start driving toward the sunset. Be sure to bring your GPS so you can find your way back! Find a nice place to stop along the way and watch the last rays of light fade. The excitement of not knowing where you’re going and spending a few hours cruising to your favorite summer songs make this mini-roadtrip feel like a great adventure.

9] JOIN THE DAWN PATROL

If mornings are more your style, try squeezing in a sunrise activity before heading off to work or class. Outdoor workouts like yoga, paddling or hiking give you the added benefits of sunrise views. If it takes you awhile to wake up enough to work out, try grabbing an early morning breakfast with a friend—most cities have cafes that open at 6 for just that.

10 Ideas For A Daycation with Aerie and CHAARG

10] CONTROL YOUR TIME

Are you always wishing you had more time? Turns out you do, but you just haven’t taken advantage of it yet! Did you know that waking up 20 minutes earlier or staying up 20 minutes later each day will earn you 5 more days each year? It’s true! Take 20 to sip your morning coffee and enjoy those few minutes before the world starts buzzing awake, hit the streets for a few quick miles or use that time to try out that hobby you didn’t have time for before.

If these options still seem too challenging to fit into your schedule, remember that simply leaving your phone at home and going for a walk can be enough of a break from the constant buzz, and may be just what you need. Tiny changes can help make big improvements in your daily life!

ABOUT CHAARG //

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? To learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT TERESA //

Teresa Sandoval is a CHAARG blogger from The Ohio State University. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that let her get outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

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5 REAL Faves

Check back every Monday for our roundup of the week’s best looks, events and more!

1) Girrrrrrl, do we have a treat for you!
Check back on Friday for one of our best deals EVAH.

2) Wake up. Go out. Work out. Or not.
Our NEW! Gym to Swim collection takes a new spin on working out. Running on the beach or hiking by the lake? Wear our crop bikini top with a pair of our skinny skinny joggers. When you’re done sweating it out, take off the extra layers and jump in the water! It’s that simple.

5 REAL Faves

3) Savor the summer
This watermelon, arugula and feta salad is SO yummy and SO easy to make. Take 3 cups of watermelon, ½ cup of crumbled feta and mix it in with 7oz of arugula. Top it off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and chow down!

4) Mani Monday (& every day)
Nothing complements a cute outfit like freshly painted nails. This season, warm shades of coral, electric neons and pretty pastels are all the rage. Shop shades like Dream On & Flower Power in stores!

5 REAL Faves

5) Going, going…
Almost gone! If you don’t have a Boho Bralette yet, get it NOW. This pretty fave is almost sold out!

5 REAL Faves

We’ll see you next week, Aerie girls! Be sure to check back for our next round of REAL Faves. xo

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The Inside Scoop with Parkour ‘star’ Jake Johnson

Have you seen the latest Funny or Die video with Jake Johnson attempting to duplicate amazing parkour stunts? If you haven’t, it’s a must see, so watch it now or re-watch it again!

Read on to learn more about how Jake prepared for the parkour video in an exclusive interview with Men’s Journal.

How did you prepare to do a live parkour video? Have you ever parkour-ed before?
JJ: I prepared for this parkour video by doing months of parkour throughout all the major cities. I did a national tour with the other parkour guys in my parkour gang. We went from Dallas to Seattle to New York. New York was crazy. Parkoured all throughout Manhattan. Got halfway up the Empire State Building just parkour’n. The preparation has been extensive. Its been over six months so I hope we make some magic today.

Parkouring takes a certain amount of fearlessness, and a whole lot of core strength. Do you have both of those things?
JJ: Tenfold. I’m nothing but core strength. I hide it. I think true strength is not meant to be shown off, so I put a layer of fat over my strength to camouflage it. If I were an animal, I’d be an animal who could play like I was dead, so that when you go to strike me, I could attack. That’s my layer of fat over my core strength. Fearlessness? Hell, when I was a baby I was doing parkour. As an infant my mother was throwing me up onto buildings and I was climbing down. So, born fearless – and over 30 years of building core strength.

What’s the best apparel for parkouring? Why did you choose American Eagle stretch denim?
JJ: You need your apparel to be able to stretch, so you can do what you need to do. But I’m also not looking to look like a schlub in sweatpants. In case I’m climbing up a building and there’s a beautiful lady up there, I’d like to look handsome – so I want pants that actually looks like jeans. But, given my flexibility, I also need to be able to possibly do the splits. I can’t have a pair of jeans ripping up the middle making me look like a clown. I need a nice in-between.

Would American Eagle stretch denim have helped you escape angry dinos in Jurassic world?
JJ: Well, considering I was the control room nerd in Jurassic World, the answer is yes.

Is parkour your way of preparing to run from dinosaurs in the next film?
JJ: Yes, the way that I prepare for all the movies I do is I prepare to run from dinosaurs while doing parkour. The movie I’ve got coming out in August, a smaller indie movie called Digging For Fire, made by the director of Drinking Buddies, is about a relationship. My wife in it, Rosemarie DeWitt, and I have a small baby together. We take a weekend apart; she forms a weekend romance with Orlando Bloom, I hang out with my friends in it – Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. The only way to prepare for that kind of adult indie is to do parkour and pretend I’m running away from dinosaurs. So 100% yes.

Is this outfit a direct nod to Nedry from the first film?
JJ: Is that Wayne Knight? Newman? No, if anything it’s a nod to Samuel L. Jackson in the first film. But, no, we’re not going after a Newman look. The goal of this campaign is not to look like Newman from Seinfeld circa ‘91.

What is your normal fitness regimen?
JJ: I actually go to the gym a couple times a week. And my friend (Steve Berg) and I take hikes at least twice a week. Because you’ve gotta get that cardio going or you’re going to get in some trouble.

Why do this Funny Or Die video?
JJ: I’ve been working with Funny Or Die for a lot of years now, on projects here and there, and I find them to be very funny. The talent that comes out of there – from the creatives to the actors that get involved – it’s just top of the line talent. American Eagle contacted me, I know the brand, I like the jeans and I like the clothes. My character on New Girl wears this stuff so I do know it. I read the Funny Or Die script and thought it was very funny. I think it’s funny to parody a parkour video while also doing some actual parkour, because it looks cool. And I was able to get a good friend and collaborator, Max Winkler, to direct it. He’s done over 10 New Girl episodes and we did a movie together. Amanda Lund, who is really funny, is also in the video. She was also on New Girl and we are going to improvise and have fun. So, it just seemed like it would be a fun afternoon.

 

As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Sizzlin’ Style Edition

From Maxi dresses to denim skirts, we’ve been seeing some of our favorite product in the pages of our favorite magazines. Check out where we’ve been spotted below in this week’s edition of As Seen in #AEOSTYLE.

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Denim is BIG for this Back to School Season and it’s not just your traditional jeanwear. We’re spotting denim vests, skirts, jackets, and more! Need to switch up your denim focused #AEOSTYLE? Be best dressed in our Crochet Maxi.
Shop the look: 
Cosmopolitan: Denim Vest
Nylon: Button Front Skirt (coming soon!) | Light Destroyed Denim Jacket
OK!: Crochet Maxi

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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#AEOSTYLE ROUNDUP: Coast to Coast Edition

From coast to coast and everywhere in between, we’ve spotted superb #AEOSTYLE! Check out who inspired us below in this week’s roundup.

True blue #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Tie Dye Ruffle Tube

Golden Gate #AEOSTYLE. Where do you wander in AEO Jeans?
Shop the look:
Jegging

Perfectly styled for Summer #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie

Channel your inner boho with AEO accessories.
Shop the look:
Concho Leather Belt

Snap to it in Jeggings.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Jegging

Show your softer side with AEO Dresses.
Shop the look:
Patchwork Flowy Dress

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below.

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