Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

This week we’re inspired by blogger, photographer and model, Mandy Holesh from The Curvy Blogger. We sat down with her to talk about blogging, style and learning to love your curves. Read on to learn more about this bold and beautiful powerhouse.

We love your blog! What inspired you to start the Curvy Blogger? 
“I stand for style at all sizes, when I started my blog in 2010 there weren’t many bloggers who were in between straight and plus sizes. So my goal was to inspire girls who were a bit curvier to wear what they want and disobey the rules.”

Your style is so fun! What three words would you use to describe it?
“Eclectic, bold, fun.”

Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

You have been very open about past insecurities and learning to love your curves. What advice would you give to girls who are struggling with body image?
“Ignore what everyone else is saying. I know, easier said than done. Many people will try to make you feel bad about how you look or who you are, and 95% of the time it is because they have no confidence in themselves. I find that liking the way you look is sort of a rebellious thing to do, which is the best way to be a rebel in my opinion.”

Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

Do you have a favorite quote or motto that inspires you? 
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?
“It means to be fearless, to be who you are and not apologize for it. Be you.”

Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

 Thank you, Mandy! Be sure to check out her blog and follow along on Instagram.



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#AerieREAL Girl Emma Roberts & Friends in #AEOSTYLE

Our brand partner, Aerie, held a dinner party celebrating the launch of their Fall 2015 #AerieREAL unretouched campaign featuring Emma Roberts last month at Eric Buterbaugh Florals in Los Angeles. In honor of the campaign, which officially launched on September 3, we’re flashing back to the night of the party, where we spotted tons of Emma’s closest friends rocking #AEOSTYLE in support of their bestie and her partnership. See all of the celebrity looks below.

-Los Angeles, CA - 8/21/2015 - Emma Roberts Celebrates her #AerieREAL Campaign with a launch dinner in Los Angeles. -PICTURED: Emma Roberts,Lea Michele,Becca Tobin -PHOTO by: Michael Simon/ -MS64624 Editorial - Rights Managed Image - Please contact for licensing fee Startraks Photo New York, NY For licensing please call 212-414-9464 or email

#AerieREAL girl Emma looks gorgeous in our AEO Knit Fit & Flare Dress. Pictured with her are Lea Michele and Becca Tobin, who wore one of our favorite fall denim pieces, the Tomgirl Jean.

-Los Angeles, CA - 8/21/2015 - Emma Roberts Celebrates her #AerieREAL Campaign with a launch dinner in Los Angeles. -PICTURED: Sama,Haya -PHOTO by: Michael Simon/ -MS64552 Editorial - Rights Managed Image - Please contact for licensing fee Startraks Photo New York, NY For licensing please call 212-414-9464 or email

Sama and Haya Khadra looked amazing in front of Aerie’s rose wall. Sama turned our AEO Western Turquoise Bolo Necklace into a super cool belt to accent her outfit.

Emma Roberts Celebrates her #AerieREAL Campaign

Dylan Penn mixes the AEO Sateen X Jegging with a structured jacket, a crop top and sandals for a chic nighttime look.

Emma Roberts Celebrates her #AerieREAL Campaign

Hopper Penn wore the AEO Skinny Core Flex Jean alongside his sister Dylan and girlfriend Uma Von Wittkamp, who paired the AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Skinny Jean with a tucked in bright white tank.

Emma Roberts Celebrates her #AerieREAL Campaign

Jamie King stunned in our AEO Crinkle Pleated Maxi Skirt.

We love the way all of Emma’s friends incorporated #AEOSTYLE into their looks for the party. Make sure you show us your nighttime looks featuring AEO using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram, and don’t miss Emma’s #AerieREAL campaign.

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Labor Day Outfit Guide

With fall right around the corner, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to debut trends from the upcoming season. Although we’ll miss summer, we’re excited about vintage vibes and heritage prints, so naturally, we had to pull some of our favorite fall pieces like suede clogs and plaid button downs. We love the carefree contrast that shorter summer hemlines bring to these looks. Your only job this weekend? Soak up the last days of summer.

Stay cool at picnics this weekend in a breezy embroidered peasant dress. Dress up your outfit with suede clogs, one of our favorite shoes from the upcoming season, and add a fringe crossbody bag and stacked necklaces for a boho vibe.

Labor Day Outfit Guide

Shop the Look:
AEO Embroidered Long Sleeve Dress
BC Like Clockwork Clog
Street Level Fringe Crossbody Bag
AEO Beaded Rectangle Necklace

Show your true colors in a classic plaid button down. Tan shorts and a baseball cap are summer holiday essentials, and sneakers will carry you from lunch around the grill to a pickup volleyball game with friends.

Labor Day Outfit Guide

Shop the Look:
AEO Oxford Plaid Button Down Shirt
AEO 10″ Classic Length Short
New Balance 565 Sneaker
AEO Signature Patch Fitted Baseball Cap

How are you spending your Labor Day? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to show us your end of summer #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured on

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How To Wear The Button Up Skirt Four Ways With SideSmile Style

One of our favorite pieces this fall is the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt because of its bold design and beautiful versatility. Ashley of SideSmile Style took the silky, faux-suede skirt and styled it four different ways, proving that this skirt has endless style possibilities. Plus, the warm color, sleek fabric and cool front buttons will elevate your look in any situation, from a night out with friends to brunch the next morning.

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Hold on to summer with a crochet top (similar), a bright bag (similar) and big sunglasses (similar).

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Pair the skirt with ankle boots (similar) and a crop top (similar) for an urban vibe. Coffee is optional!

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Stay comfortable and on-trend by adding a denim button down shirt (similar), a large tote (similar) and white sneakers (similar).

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Make the skirt pop by pairing it with a neutral tank (similar) and heels (similar), a long necklace (similar) and a fun bag.

Show us how you style the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt by using #AEOSTYLE.

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AEO x Polyvore: The New Bohemian Contest Winners

Polyvore has been one of our favorite style sites for quite some time. The style community on Polyvore is never short on creativity and we get inspired everyday from the creative fashion sets we see. So, we wanted to challenge the community to create a set featuring one of fall’s biggest trends, The New Bohemian. This trend encompasses everything from fringe and vintage flared jeans to free-spirited patterns and textures. The outcome: over 3k exceptional entries, making it very hard to choose our favorites! See the winning sets below.
1st place winner: @mew-muse
The New Bohemian with American Eagle Outfitters: Contest Entry
2nd Place Winner: @grapecrush
3rd Place Winner: @anne-symanski-goranson
Shop The New Bohemian collection now and show us how you style your ultimate boho look on Instagram and Twitter with #AEOSTYLE.

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: College Fashionista Denim Days Edition

Throughout the month of August, we’re teaming up with College Fashionista to bring you a back to school style guide featuring our new Denim X and Flex/Denim fits. Now that school is in session, it’s time to amp up your personal #AEOSTYLE with fun accessories to make each outfit unique. Check out what these four style gurus paired with their AEO denim, and don’t forget to start snapping your own back to school photos on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on

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Style Guru, Ana, gets cozy between classes in the AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean
AEO Patterned Open Cardigan (Shop Similar)
AEO Wool Feather Panama Hat (Shop Similar)


Style Guru, Shea, styles our AEO Sateen X Jegging with an urban vibe.

Shop the Look:
AEO Sateen X Jegging
AEO Soft & Sexy Jegging T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Plaid Boyfriend Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Lace Up Platform Sneaker (Shop Similar)
AEO Lightweight Slouchy Beanie (Shop Similar)


Style Guru, Anna, combines earthy, neutral tones with distressed denim in the AEO Denim X Skinny Jean.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Skinny Jean
AEO Lace Inset Peasant Top (Shop Similar)
AEO Almond Toe Ballet Flat (Shop Similar)


Style Guru, Stephen, looks polished and casual in the Skinny Core Flex Jean.

Shop the Look:
Skinny Core Flex Jean
AEO Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Lace-Up Court Sneaker (Shop Similar)
AEO Aviator Sunglasses (Shop Similar)

Tell us what denim fit you’ll be rocking throughout the semester in the comments below.

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