Real Talk with Jenny Altman – The Spring Dress Dilemma

Real Talk with Jenny Altman – The Spring Dress Dilemma

With spring just around the corner, we have received a few questions about which of our bras work best for your spring dresses. Whether you are packing for a vacation or need a great go-to for a date night out, Jenny Altman, Aerie’s style and fit expert, has the best picks for any occasion.   

“The answer to making Spring Break packing a breeze is by packing items that multi-task. I love bras that do double (or triple) duty! These are serious investment pieces that don’t cost a lot, yet work for so many things! You don’t need to pack a bra for each and every look, so find ones that multi-task.

Strapless dresses need a great strapless bra. The Maddie Multi-way Pushup Bra is a strapless to have in your go-to bra wardrobe. This bra works as a strapless with push up and goes under everything. Smooth cups work under tees and sheer tops. The lace sides and back are also pretty if the bra does show. I also love the plunge front which makes this very versatile, even under low cut tops or dresses. Nude is a must have for everyone, and black is a great secondary color to pack in your bags.”

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Maddie Multi-way Pushup Bra

“For backless dresses, you need a backless, strapless bra and we have the perfect one! The Lace Bare Bra is pretty and super-functional when your basic strapless just won’t do. This bra is a beautiful lace, pushup bra that supports with wire and sticks like you won’t believe. As long as you aren’t wearing powder or lotion near the bra area, this adhesive is amazing and stays up all day. The wings on the side are clear, giving side support, but leaves your back totally bra-less, the solution piece for your backless dresses or serious low-back tops.”

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Lace Bare Bra

“Halter dresses and tops work well with strapless bras, but if you need (or prefer) lift and support, a bra with a halter strap is the best option. Our multi-way bras convert from strapless to halter easily and quickly. The Mia Multi-Way Pushup Bra has amazing pushup with removable air pads. The two sets of straps make this plunge front bra very versatile, and convert to a halter style to match up to your halter neckline.”

Real Talk with Jenny Altman - The Spring Dress Dilemma

Mia Multi-way Pushup Bra

“One shoulder dresses can also work well with a great strapless, but a bra that has the one shoulder option is a life-saver when you want bra security. A multi way that turns from strapless into one shoulder (whether you need the left shoulder strap or right) is a must-have. I love the Audrey Multi-way Lightly Lined Bra. It offers lightly lined coverage with great support and the bonus of a rubber-lined back for extra stay up.”

Real Talk with Jenny Altman - The Spring Dress Dilemma

Audrey Lightly Lined Multi-way Bra

Every bra offers it’s own unique fit and style and serve as the perfect go-to bra for you! Try your favorite at your local Aerie store or shop online at Aerie.com with our free shipping and free returns on all bras guarantee.  

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Spring Break Looks

#AEOSTYLE Challenge: Spring Break Looks

We’re ready for Spring Break at American Eagle Outfitters — and so are Jessica and Justin, two up and coming fashion and lifestyle bloggers. With spring break season quickly coming to an end, and last minute trips or day outings needing to be planned, we  find ourselves asking these questions: “I need a head-to-toe spring break look? I don’t have the time to pull an outfit together?” — so if you are in the same boat, no worries, we got you covered! We asked Jessica and Justin to each put together a spring break look to wear for a daytime outing and the result — awesome. Stylish, fresh, and fun are exactly what these outfit say. Read on to learn more about Jessica and Justin, their blogs, and what inspired the styling behind their spring break looks.

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Jessica of My Style Vita enjoying a sweet treat (Photo Credit: Jnelly Photography)

Meet Jessica:

Jessica is the fashion and lifestyle blogger behind My Style Vita. A place to find great outfit inspiration, recipes and home decor for the everyday girl.  Sometimes her cute pup, Pork makes an appearance or two. Jessica is also the co-founder of Southern Blog Society, a community of bloggers in the southeast.

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Jessica’s spring break look (Photo Credit: Jnelly Photography)

 

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 These shoes are a must-have for spring (Photo Credit: Jnelly Photography)

What inspired her Spring Break look:

“One of my favorite color combinations is coral and olive. I chose this fun printed sun dress for the perfectly girly silhouette and the unique cut outs in the back. I always love a fun detail that’s unexpected. Layering a relaxed moto vest over it was a great way to add color and interest to the look. Plus, I’ve been wanting a great vest to layer for at least a year now and was so excited to be able to style this for Spring. Add a classic wedge and mirrored aviators and I’m ready for Spring break, sunshine and sweet treats.”

Get the look:

Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

BC Wedge Sandal

Brown Bag – Similiar Style

Surplus Vest

Printed Sundress

Follow Jessica:

Twitter: @mystylevita

Instagram: @mystylevita

Facebook: Facebook.com/mystylevita

 

Meet Justin:

Justin is a creative consultant and freelance writer with a focus on menswear and home interiors. His passion for style was born in Mississippi and bred in New York City, where he currently resides. Justin spends his days scouting out new discoveries for readers of his lifestyle blog, Scout Sixteen. He has three main loves: whiskey, good times, and french bulldogs.

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Justin of the lifestyle blog Scout Sixteen ready to run errands around the city

About Scout Sixteen:

Scout Sixteen is a New York-based lifestyle blog covering style, home, and travel from the desk of editor Justin Livingston. With an original voice and unique perspective, Scout Sixteen is a forest of inspiration and a place of daily discovery. Every day is an opportunity to explore a life built around style… let Scout Sixteen be your guidebook.

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 Justin’s ready to pound the pavement in his New Balance Sneakers

Why Justin chose this look:

“When I’m running around the City, it’s important that I’m dressed as comfortably as possible. However, being comfortable doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style.  These American Eagle Outfitters pieces keep my day relaxed and my outfit on point – bright colors, neutral basics and grey kicks that keep me on my toes.”

Get the look:

Spring Jacket

Original Straight Jean

Canvas Bag

New Balance 501 Sneaker

Follow Justin:

Twitter: @justinliv

Instagram: @justinliv

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScoutSixteen

Did you get inspired by Jessica and Justin to create your own spring break look? Show us your looks on Twitter and Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for the chance to see yourself on AE.com.

Ultra Music and Travel Festival Guide

Ultra Music and Travel Festival Guide

Miami is known for bright lights, beautiful beaches and insanely fun times and the annual Ultra Music Festival is no exception to this rule. We’ve put together a list of our favorite hangs and must-see bands to ensure that your weekend in Miami is truly electrifying. Tune into Twitter, Vine, Snapchat (OfficialAEO) and Instagram for real time Ultra updates from our AEO reps, Stephanie and Kate!

Pack:

Girls: Miami is all about bright colors. Pack a pop of neon with our Soft Cutout Bralette and pair it back to our most loved High-Rise Festival Shorties. Throw on a pair of High Top Sneakers and a bandanna for a look you’re bound to love.

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Stand out with #AEOStyle.

Shop the look:

Soft Cutout Bralette

Hi-Rise Festival Shorties

Crocheted Hi-Top Sneaker

Dot Printed Bandanna

Guys:

Neon totally works for guys too, especially in the city where the heat is on. Keep your #AEOStyle cool in the Miami sun by pairing your neon swim trunks with a photo real tank and canvas sneakers. Don’t forget to throw on a 5-Panel Hat for a bit of shade.

 

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Boogie on down in #AEOStyle

Shop the look:

Solid Swim Trunk

Photo Real Ringer Tank

Canvas Sneaker

Solid 5-Panel Hat

Eat:

The Dutch: American style food with a big city feel. They buy local so you can eat well.

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Try a seasonal salad at The Dutch. Photo Credit: TheDutchMiami.com

Rosa Mexicano: Holy guacamole. Mexican cuisine that’s fresh, festive and flavorful.

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar: Southern hospitality at its finest. From farm to table, feel like you’re devouring a home cooked meal in downtown Miami.

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You’re guaranteed a great home cooked meal at Yardbird! Photo Credit: Thompsonhotels.com

Broken Shaker: Wet your whistle with delicious handcrafted cocktails made from fresh ingredients.

Do:

South Beach: Enjoy the fun and sun on the Miami coastline.

Ocean Drive: Walk down the art deco inspired avenue for great grub, neon architecture and entertainment.

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Ocean Drive, Miami. Photo Credit: Travel Channel

Lincoln Road: A shoppers paradise. This pedestrian only road is filled with everything from vintage shops to AEO and Dylan’s Candy Bar. We like Fly Boutique and of course, anything that involves candy and #AEOStyle.

Wynwood Walls: This art mecca was once a neighborhood full of abandoned warehouses. Graffiti artists have transformed this area into a work of art. Check out our #HEARTTHISCITY mural that we did for Alternative Spring Break!

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Part of our #HEARTTHISCITY campaign at Wynwood Walls in Miami.

Listen:

Krewella: You’ve heard them on the radio and in your favorite dance club on Friday night. This killer Chicago-based trio of Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf, and Kris “Rain Man” Trindl are known for their underground anthems that you can’t help but sing along to.

Listen To: “Live For The Night“, “Enjoy The Ride

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Krewella. Photo Credit: Thissongissick.com

Zedd: At the age of 24, Zedd has worked his way up the charts with talent that transcends him as an internationally recognized DJ and producer. Launching his career with remixes of B.o.B and Lady Gaga (“Marry the Night” and “Born This Way”), Zedd went on to produce three of Lady Gaga’s songs in the 2013 album, ArtPop.

Listen to: “Clarity“, “Spectrum“, “Stay the Night“.

Chase & Status: In 2012, DJs Saul Milton and Will Kennard took Europe by storm. You’ll love their 90’s flair in “Count on Me”… and you’ll immediately want to add it to your gym playlist.

Listen to: “Blind Faith” and “Flashing Lights“.

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Chase & Status. Photo Credit: The Au Review

Diplo: Thomas Wesley Pentz, or Diplo, is an L.A.-based DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter. His mash-ups are hip-hop meets 80’s meets Miami underground.

Listen to: “Revolution,” “Boy oh Boy” and “Express Yourself.”

Armin Van Buuren: International progressive trance DJ Armin Van Buuren has been making hits since 1995, but has been recently noted for his 2013 return. With plenty of featured vocals, each track becomes a bit more emotional and that much more fun to blast on a Friday night.

Listen to: “Alone,” “This Is What It Feels Like”, and “Turn This Love Around” from his Intense album.

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Armin Van Buuren. Photo Credit: Google+

Kill Frenzy: He’s been making booties shake all the way from L.A. to London with his unique blend of bass and ghetto house music. He’s released on such dance music luminaries as Turbo Recordings, Hypercolour and everyone’s favorite citizens of the West Coast, Dirtybird Records.

Listen to: “Footwork.”

J.Phlip: Truly a DJ’s DJ. Her sets edge into the darker realms of techno-land, but she’s always got that booty tech sense of humor. She started her career when she was an engineering student, of all things, and she quickly rose to become one of the best, never straying from her quirky personality.

Listen to: “Coefficient.”

J.Phlip. Photo Credit: Westword Blog

Gesaffelstein: Aka the Prince of Darkness, has taken the techno, electro AND hip-hop worlds by storm with his multi-genre debut EP, “Aleph.” He’s written beats for everyone from Kanye West to A$AP Rocky, and he’s just as much techno underground as he is streetwise hip-hop producer.

Listen to: His collab with A$AP Rocky, “In Distress.”

Cajmere: He’s been pushing the older, Chicago style of house music for years—and he’s definitely a veteran of the DJ world. His productions and mixes are groovy, sexy and tinged with just enough of the past to teach the younger generation a lesson about the old days. No bass-in-your-face here. Cajmere is all about the groove.

Listen to: “It’s Alright.”

Cajmere. Photo Credit: wantickets.com

 Claude VonStroke: Also the boss of the Dirtybirds, is an expert curator. His sets go so deep and span out into all directions that no matter what genre of music you prefer, you’re guaranteed to have a good time when he’s behind the decks. Influenced heavily by the sounds of Detroit house as well as the vibes of his West Coast home, everything he does is party perfect.

Listen to:“Dood.”

Dusky hails from the London school of heavy bass house music: He’s always great at weaving in the perfect vocal hook over some throbbing house beats and each tune he’s put out in the past has been a head bobbing, sonic addiction.

Listen to: “Careless.”

Cant get enough of Ultra tunes? Check out our playlist on Spotify for more!

Meet the Dog: Bonnie

Meet the Dog: Bonnie

Introducing you to Bonnie and her owner Leah. Bonnie is one of the models for our new collection, American Beagle Outfitters. We asked Leah questions about Bonnie so we could learn more about the brown-eyed beauty starring in our campaign.

Dog Name: 

Bonnie (or Bonnie-girl, Bonnie-lulu, Loodles, Girlie-girl, etc., etc.)

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Bonnie and her owner, Leah

Dog Age:

Almost 2

Dog Breed:

Golden Retriever

Tricks for Treats? 

Bonnie-girl thinks she is too cool to do tricks. She leaves the tricks for her husband Clyde to do.

Why did you think your dog would be a good model for our newest line?

She’s not only the prettiest dog around, but she is the sweetest dog too.

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Bonnie getting styled on-set 

What are your dog’s favorite places to hang out?

Right by my side.

Does your dog have any shameful secrets? 

It’s no secret. This dog loves water. She will drink so much that she throws up! She recently figured out that snow is a form of water & goes around eating the snow.

What’s your dog’s most embarrassing moments? 

First time at a pet store & she goes number two on the floor. Very embarrassing.

What is your dog’s favorite outfit to wear?

She has a holiday collar that has jingle bells on it. She sleeps with it on!

Would you recommend American Beagle Outfitters to other dogs?

Absolutely! The days of cute outfits that were just offered to smaller breed dogs are over! Time for the big dogs to be fashionable 24/7!

Is your dog single or attached?

Very much attached. Bonnie & her other half, Clyde, have been a thing for two years!

Ride in the car vs. Walk in the park?

Depends on the day. She does love car rides, though! Sometimes she jumps in the car when I open the door & I have to spend 10 minutes trying to convince her to get out of the car because she’s not coming with me!

Rope vs. Fetch?

Neither.

What’s your best memory with your dog?

Picking her up for the very first time. She was five weeks old and no bigger than my hand. There were several puppies to choose from, but she came right up to me & fell asleep in my lap. It was love at first meet.

Why did you pick this specific dog?

She has the best temperament of any dog I’ve ever met (and anyone that has met her would agree!). She’s so sweet, so calm, so loving.

Is Bonnie an only child? 

Nope – she has a husband named Clyde.

Does your dog bite or lick the mailman?

More like sniffs the mailman?

Nappers vs. Players?

Eh, probably a napper, but she definitely has her playful side, too!

What words does she know?

“Water” “sit” “stay” “speak” “Treat” “Go for a ride?” “Clyde”

What tricks can she do?

Uh… not many. She sits & speaks on command… but nothing that fun or exciting.

Does she prefer mud or baths?

If the mud has water puddles, mud. But baths involve water too, so she loves baths.

Describe your dog’s personality in 5 words

Sweet. Friendly. Calm. Loving. Patient.

Who are your dog’s best friends?

Any neighborhood animals? Clyde.

Where does your dog sleep?

On her doggie bed.

What’s your sleeping style?

Don’t disturb the dog, or don’t disturb me? Depends on how tired she is! If she’s really tired, there is nothing you can do to get her to wake up. She definitely loves her sleep.

Is there anything your dog won’t do?

Cool tricks.

What makes your dog bark?

If you don’t give her a treat or water in a timely manner. Nothing really else… she’s not a barker.

What is the funniest thing that your dog does?

Bonnie & Clyde always manage to find a sock and play tug of war. Bonnie gets pretty competitive.

How would you describe your personal style?

Relaxed, low maintenance, & easy.

What is your dog’s #AEOStyle?

Girly & fun… but relaxed & low maintenance, just like her mommy!

What do you think of your dog’s outfit?

Perfect for the girlie-girl, but low-maintenance girl that she is!

When you heard American Eagle Outfitters was coming up with a clothing line what were your first thoughts?

I was so excited! I love dogs & having two of my own, I was excited to be able to get cool clothes for Bonnie & Clyde to rock whenever they want!

Where would your dog wear American Beagle Outfitters?

Wherever!

Click here to check out the full collection.

 

Meet the Dog: Oliver

Meet the Dog: Oliver

Introducing you to Oliver, one of the models for our new collection, American Beagle Outfitters. We asked his owner questions about Oliver so we could learn more about the spunky shih tzu starring in our campaign.

Dog Name: Oliver Fancy Scottfield

Dog Age: 1.5 years old

Dog Breed: Shih Tzu

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Oliver looking ready for the sun in his shades and neon pink board shorts.

Why did you think your dog would be a good model for our newest line?

He loves fashion and showing up at the dog park in style!

Does your dog have any shameful secrets?

He often torments the cat that he can see out of the living room window periodically.

What’s your dog’s most embarrassing moments?

When he passes gas, he often hides his head under a pillow in shame.

What is your dog’s favorite outfit to wear?

His grey wool turtle neck sweater with an American flag on the back.

Would you recommend American Beagle Outfitters to other dogs?

Yes, we love the collection!

Is your dog single or attached?

Single for now, he is a ladies’ man though.

Ride in the car vs. Walk in the park?

Both, he loves to hang his head out of the window on road trips but lives for a stroll through the city.

Rope vs. Fetch?

Fetch, not even a question.

Favorite treat?

He loves to eat natural, so any treats with natural ingredients he loves. If there are preservatives he often shys away, summer is only a few months away after all.

Why did you pick this specific dog?

He looks almost identical to the peek-a-poo that I grew up with, her name was Samee Jo.

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Oliver with the portrait of Samee Jo.

What was it like seeing him for the first time after you purchased the dog?

It was love at first sight. He cuddled on my lap the entire 2 hour drive home. For the first 2 days he refused to walk, he would only scoot on his belly.

Is the dog an only child?

For now, yes. He really wants a ginger shih tzu sister named Fancy (named after the Reba McIntyre song “Fancy”)

What words does he know?

“Bearhead” his nickname, “Lanai” what we call our outdoor patio, “Aunt Sis” what he calls my sister, “Outside” and “Where’s the Fly?” he immediately looks up at the ceiling/sky.

What tricks can he do?

Oliver and I take a ball on the floor and push it back and forth to each other with our noses.

Describe your dog’s personality in 5 words.

Social/energetic/compassionate/loving/playful

Who are your Oliver’s best friends? Any neighborhood animals?

Brody our neighbor dog and Oliver are best buds, they share a dog walker and hang out on the weekends, they are inseparable.

Where does your dog sleep?

At the foot of the bed. In the morning he crawls between us and gives us his morning kisses, this can go on for up to 30 minutes. And then, as soon as you say “outside?!” he leaps out of bed to the front door.

Is there anything your dog won’t do?

He will never leave our sight. We can be in the apartment or playing in the park, he always knows where we are.

Does your dog have any favorite TV shows?

Anything on DOGTV, a network through Direct TV. He watches it all day when his daddies are at work.

How would you describe your personal style?

Classic lines with pops of happy colors

What is your dog’s #AEOStyle?

Casual for day and hip for the evening. He prefers looks that can take him from a play date in the afternoon to walk downtown in the evening.

What do you think of your dog’s outfit?

It’s such a great sunny day look for him, he can’t wait for his LA trip later this month to debut his hot pink trunks by the pool.

Where would your dog wear American Beagle Outfitters?

He would wear it everywhere, on vacation, on walks, to the dog park, the Vet Appointments, to the bar (yes, there are dog friendly bars in NY)

What would be the perfect look for you to match your dog?

We would love to wear identical denim, tee and a bomber jacket, it’s both of our favorite looks.

Introducing American Beagle Outfitters

Introducing American Beagle Outfitters

It’s finally here.. the official preview of American Beagle Outfitters. Our Manager of Styling, Lauren (or maybe our Director of Styling, Preston? We’re not sure…) had the genius idea to create a line for dogs that matches back to your own #AEOStyle! We are excited to introduce to you a brand new line designed for you and your dog. 15 looks were created for this exclusive dog collection and they range from crop tops to high-rise!

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A few of the looks featured in the American Beagle Outfitters Collection         

 

The best part about this collection? A portion of proceeds will help to save and rescue animals in need! Take 20% off your purchase of 3 items or more and help us donate up to $100,000 to ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

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American Beagle Outfitters is all about YOU and YOUR dog!

Your dog could be in our next campaign! Share your photos of them in our Spring Break Collection on Instagram and Twitter with #AEOSTYLE.

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