What to Wear: 4th of July!

OOOHHH! AHHHH! Happy 4th of July! What’s your plan? Backyard BBQ? Pool party with friends? Late night s’mores and fireworks? (Yes, to all please!) Whatever it may be, we picked out our ultimate #OOTD for any fun fourth activities you have planned. Read on below to shop our look! What to Wear: 4th of July!

Tanks work as the perfect cover-up or cute top to a great outfit! We paired our two favorites with our silky pants and crochet lace shorts. Chilling poolside for the 4th? We mixed and matched our striped bandeau with a printed bikini bottom. What goes underneath it all? Our new Mini Cheeky and our Daisy Hidden Wire Bandeau Bra.

What are your plans on the 4th? Tweet us at @Aerie! Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

Aerie

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What Goes Under Your AEO?

…Aerie, of course! From your new summer Midi Shorts and Festival Shorties to your all-time favorite pair of denim, there is always an undie that makes your look feel…seamless. Sexy only YOU can see!

With 7 different types of fits and 4 collections, it’s hard to find just one favorite. Thongs, Mini Cheekies, and the Outta-Sight Collection give you that “barely there” feel. Bikinis, Boybreifs, Boyshorts, and the Cotton Collection give you that touch of comfort. And, our hearts race for Vintage Lace, one of our best-selling collections. No matter what fit you choose, remember the REAL you is sexy.

What Goes Under Your AEO?

Our first summer look? AE’s Hi-Rise Festival Shortie paired with one of our new Mini Cheekies! Want to learn a bit more about the new Mini Cheeky? Check out our interview with Aerie’s undie merchants!

Next is one of our personal faves, AE’s Super Skinny Jean. What undie you pair it with is up to you! It’s all about what fit makes you the most comfortable. Check out a few of our new arrivals that we paired with the Super Skinny below.

What Goes Under Your AEO? Have a question about bra or undie fit? Email Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, Jenny Altman at AskJenny@ae.com.

What’s your favorite undie fit? Tell us below!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Soccer Swag #AEOStyle

For a few weeks now, soccer has been the main focus of many sports fans around the world. Whether you’re rooting for USA, Brazil, Germany or one of the 32 teams wearing cleats, we’ve got some soccer #AEOStyle to help you root for your team. Check out a few of our favorite soccer swag below and learn fun facts about the World Cup. Ole!

Don’t forget to shop our Soccer Swag collection, exclusively at AE.com.

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Who are you rooting for??? Tell us in the comments below.

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What’s Trending this month? you asked, we tell…

Music with a starter course and a can of paint? Yep, you read that right…

So what’s this all about? First things first: let’s discuss music and how it plays into our everyday lives. Your favorite song that you play over and over again. The song that reminds you of summer nights or your first kiss. The playlist that tells the story of your life. The song that helped you get through your first breakup. If that’s not enough to remind you of the impact that music has on our lives, new research shows that it can impact your food and your personal space too!

How, you ask?

You’re about to move into your new college apartment and the first thing you want to do to claim your space is paint the walls. Now the big question comes into play… how will you choose between that light grey color or the cool mint green?

Kelly-Moore Paints teamed up with researchers at UC Berkeley on The Sound of Color project to help consumers display their feelings through color in their personal space. Check out how they translate music and color correlations into paint palettes!

If you love throwback hits like Nirvana’s Smells like Teen Spirit and want to evoke a sense of nostalgia then light purple is your color. Or maybe Beyoncé’s Crazy In Love has you feeling a little romantic… then swap the purple for pink.

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Check out their Pinterest board for more music and color inspiration

Don’t want to have your feelings on the wall quite yet? Then check out:

(Dis)Play That Song was created by Barcelona-based creative designer Hendrik Hohenstein who developed an app that converts song lyrics into a pattern of graphic elements and color. The project not only allows people to see what their favorite songs look like, but also provides a different medium through which to discover new music.

And to top it all off… studies reveal that sound can affect and even enhance the taste of your food and suggest songs people should play while enjoying them.

Making mac and cheese and need a playlist to go with it?

Supper provides food and drink recipes from notable chefs and mixologists, as well as recommendations for related songs that they curate. Meal recipes come with two playlists: one to listen to while cooking and another to hear when eating.

Would you paint your walls based on your favorite songs? Tell us in the comments below.

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#AskJenny Question of the Week: Backless Doesn’t Have to Mean Braless!

What to wear under your tricky summer tops and dresses this season? This week, you all wanted to know how to stay chic this summer without breaking the bank. Jenny’s back with some expert answers to your biggest summer style SOS!

Jenny's here to turn your bra "oh no's" into "whoa's"!

Q: Which type of bra would you recommend for summery shirts such as flowy, backless, strapless, spaghetti straps, and cross backs? I have a lot of fun shirts and a couple dresses I want to wear (preferably without a tanktop underneath), but my bras always seem to look funky underneath. The bra will almost always show on the sides, the straps might show, or just don’t flow well with the shirt. It’s a pain and makes me consider going bra-less. I don’t want to buy a bra for every shirt because i’m on a college girl’s budget. Please help!

Jenny:  I LOVE this bra question. It really is on everyone’s mind for summer!

You do not need a bra for each outfit, you just need a great do-it-all bra.

First up is a bra I can’t live without, the best investment bra ever; a multi-way bra. Multi way bras are at minimum a great strapless bra, and it’s up to you whether you want padded or not. I like the Mia Multi-Way Pushup bra since it gives great lift and has some oomph in the cups.

I wear it mostly as a strapless, but with a quick change of the straps, you can wear the bra as a halter, one shoulder, deep v-halter, and more! The versatility makes this bra function as 8+ bras in one.

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Have it all with the Mia Multi-Way! While she’s a great strapless option, she can be styled 8 different ways for all your tricky tops.

Second for me is another life changing bra, the Lace Bare Pushup bra. (We also have our original, non-pushup Bare Bra for all you lightly lined ladies!)

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Our Lace Pushup Bare Bra is one of Jenny’s favorite tricks for getting the backless look…without going braless!

This bra allows you the freedom of going braless (no bra across the back!) while getting the coverage and support of a strapless. The adhesive is amazing (just remember…no deodorant, powder, perfume or lotion where the bra goes or else it won’t stick!). This bra will work with everything, from a backless formal dress to an open back tank top. Take good care of this bra and you’ll go back to it in your drawer forever to solve tons of outfit dilemmas.

With either option, go with nude for the most versatility with your outfits!

That’s it for today! Check out more quick fixes from Jenny here, and look out for more of her answers to your questions each Monday right here on the Aerie blog!

 

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AEO Associate Interview: Get To Know Jenelle H.

Do you want to know what its like to work as a buyer for AEO Women’s Fleece? We sat down with Jenelle H. to learn all about her role at AEO, what she’s like outside the office and even dug into her insanely creative side. Check out her interview below and be sure to watch her rapid fire interview for some Q and A’s that are sure to make you giggle.

Name
Jenelle H.

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Jenelle hard at work.

Occupation
Assistant Buyer, Women’s Fleece

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Jenelle’s #AEOStyle includes Hi-Rise anything.

What are some of your favorite trends that you’re seeing this summer/BTS?
Hi-rise anything! Shorts, jeans, skirts, swim bottoms…they’re comfortable, a throwback to my 80’s birth era, and all I want to wear this summer.

Summer days tend to be hot, while summer nights can get a bit chilly. How do you recommend styling your outfits to prepare for the change in temps?
Layers on layers on layers – I’m never caught without a second something, especially an open neutral cardigan or light soft jacket.

Are there any trends coming up for fall that you’re excited about?
Jegging tops! I’m exclusively a Jegging fit denim girl, so I’m excited to get cozy with over-sized sweatshirts & plaids. High rise bottoms & crops are great for the summer, but these tops are going to make it easier to accept winter finally setting in.

Jegging tops? Please explain!
Basically just a longer length, over-sized top that is meant to be worn with either leggings or Jegging fit denim. They cover your backside and are really comfy – this is the one we have in fleece:

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Jegging Top sneak peek!

What is currently your favorite AEO product?
I’m thrilled to get my hands on these Polka Dot Slip-On Sneakers we have now…  I’ve been plotting all kinds of summer biking in them since I first spotted the samples months ago.

Are there any prints, colors or styles that you’re currently obsessing over?
You might have already picked up on my passion for polka dots, but I also have a thing for florals.  Both are fun and classic, and definitely not limited to one occasion or silhouette.

Who is your style inspiration and why?
I somehow always manage to look slightly disheveled (the hair, maybe?) and I feel like Alexa Chung has that look perfected. She has this confident playful retro vibe with things like her dress silhouettes, peter pan collars, & the ability to rock some polka dots. I once stood behind her in the bathroom line at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and it was definitely a star-struck girl-crush moment.

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Words of encouragement drawn by Jenelle.

Favorite part of your job?
Seeing girls wearing products I’ve worked with – even if it’s years later! It’s fun to see how people decide to outfit a piece, and how they’ve made it part of their own style. I know the effort that went into it from my entire team… I always give them a mental high-five when I see other people loving something we brought to life!

What advice do you have for those wanting to enter into a Merchandising career?
Be good at juggling! Not necessarily literally (though I CAN do that – I’m secretly a single person circus), but being able to manage a million things at once is key. It’s a fast paced world here, and it takes a little time to get the hang of staying up to speed, but it’s part of what makes this job fun… every day is different!

You also have a very artistic side to you and have a website to boot! Tell us about your creative personality and inspiration behind your designs.
It’s impossible for me to sit still! I feel antsy unless I have something on my mind that I want to crochet, draw, cook, or bake. I’m inspired by seeing other people being passionate, having fun, & making awesome things – it makes me want to get up and do the same!

Is there anything else that we should know about you?
I have an odd adoration for word play – to the point where I have a pun problem. I’m considering starting a coin fee jar for each one I make…though some people think I should never change.

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This little lamb was crocheted by Jenelle.

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