7 things we love to bring in 2015

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Happy new year! Our 2015 is off to an awesome start and we hope yours is, too. These are some of our favorite things to kick off the year. How are you heading into 2015?

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: INTO THE WOODS
Whether or not you know or have ever seen the show, this movie is a must see. The all-star cast (led by Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Meryl Streep) take you through some of the most well-known fairytales (including Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella)… but, as you’ll soon find out, everything is not as it seems. As Cinderella’s Prince, Pine’s rendition of Agony (sung with Rapunzel’s Prince, Billy Magnussen) is especially hilarious.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: BORNS
We can’t get enough as of late with this Michigan born and bred (but now LA dwelling) singer, whose blend of folk, glam and electro rock makes us feel like we’re living inside a dream. (In the best way possible, of course.) Make sure to download his EP, Candy.

WHAT WE’RE READING: BLOGLOVIN’
Need a way to keep all your blogs under one online roof? Bloglovin’ is SO the way to go. This blog reader organizes every post into a feed that you can scroll through all together or break up by individual blog, making it super easy to read all your favorite sites at a glance. (Plus it’s such an easy way to follow both this blog and our Tumblr, meaning you’ll never miss out on anything happening right here at AEO.)

WHERE WE’RE GOING: LOS ANGELES
The City of Angels is calling our name right now (probably because as we type this it’s only 17 degrees outside at our Pittsburgh home office headquarters). But in all fairness, L.A. has tons of awesome stuff to do and see. Catch a game or a concert at the Staples Center, go shopping on Abbot Kinney in Venice, stroll along the pier in Santa Monica, catch the waves in Malibu, be super touristy and go to Graumann’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame… there’s something for everyone (and tons of neighborhoods to explore).

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: HYPERLAPSE
In a word? O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D. Turn all of your videos into a work of art with this app, which make it so easy to create time lapse videos (and to upload them to Instagram). Truth be told, we’re pretty much spending all our free time making them.

WHAT WE’RE EATING/DRINKING: DETOX SMOOTHIES
Whether your NYE was full of debauchery or you just hit the cookies a little too hard over the holidays, there’s no time like the present to do a little detoxing. And what better (and more delicious) way to do that than with a detox smoothie? We’re especially loving the idea of a blueberry and avocado smoothie. Just blend it with a banana, cucumber, spinach and coconut water and voila: instant refreshment (and good for your body antioxidants to boot).

WHAT WE’RE WEARING: DESTROYED JEANS
Really want to break into 2015? You need a new pair of destroyed jeans. Ripped, repaired, mended, stitched, faded, distressed, patched… the more destroyed your jeans are this year, the better.

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AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: PLAID

Every closet needs a great plaid shirt. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Between it’s classic fit, bold print and button down collar, you’re guaranteed to want one in every color. See how Saul from Trend Styled puts his twist on our timeless button down below.

Meet Saul:

A Texas born transplant living in NYC. Saul is a style and grooming lifestyle blogger and photographer.

What Inspired Saul’s Look:
I love the flexibility a plaid shirt has when styling an outfit. Easily dressed up under a suit or dressed down with some athletic inspiration, my plaids rotate through my wardrobe no matter the season or occasion. I kept this look pretty casual as I ran errands – pairing my AEO plaid with some of my favorite AEO jogger sweats and structured denim jacket made my look super comfortable without losing any style points!

AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: PLAID

Get Saul’s Look:

Plaid Button Down Shirt

AEO Dark Denim Jacket

Colorblock Fleece Jogger Pant

Show us how you style our Plaid Shirts with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery.

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What To Wear: New Year’s Eve

We can all agree that New Year’s Eve is a time to shine. Whether you’re ringing in the new year out on the town or staying in with family and friends, a little bit of sparkle can go a long way.

Allexis from Life of a Coy Fish shows us how she styles her favorite Aerie finds to watch the ball drop.

Meet Allexis: 
Allexis is an adventurous, book-loving, running addict, fashion obsessed, 22 year-old and the blogger behind Life of a Coy Fish.

New Years Eve with Aerie

New Years Eve with Aerie

What inspired Allexis’s Looks:
Hey friends! When it comes to NYE we all know there are really only two ways to celebrate: out on the town with friends, or snuggled in at home with loved ones. To make your New Year’s Eve a little easier I put together a look for you all for each way to celebrate. I don’t know about you guys but when I’m ringing in the new year with a night out on the town I want to be warm, comfortable, and cute. I don’t want to have to worry about tugging a dress down all night or having freezing bare legs. These cute sequined leggings are THE perfect piece to meet those needs without having to compromise looking great!

To complete the look and keep it fun, I paired these bad boys with a fun printed sweater and wedges that are comfy enough to dance the night away in. Sequins are really a no brainer when it comes to NYE and some other fun ways to style some cute sequined leggings would be with a fun graphic tee and classic pair of pumps, or with a boyfriend blazer and plain white tee. The possibilities are endless and there’s really no way to go wrong with these leggings!

New Years Eve with Aerie

Get Allexis’s Look: Sequin Legging | Metallic Stripe Tee (Similar)

New Years Eve with Aerie

New Years Eve with Aerie

For a night in, watching the ball drop on Times Square on the good old television, the key to a cute look is keeping it cozy while bringing in fun sparkly elements that make it so it doesn’t just feel like another boring night at home! This sequined bralette layered underneath this soft henley is the perfect way to add that bit of New Year’s fun while these cozy little knit PJ shorts keep things casual and comfy!

New Years Eve with Aerie New Years Eve with Aerie

Get Allexis’s Look: Sequin Bralette | Henley T-Shirt | Knit BoxerNew Years Eve with Aerie New Years Eve with Aerie

Show us your favorite Aerie finds with #AerieHAULiday for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com! xo

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Best of 2014 Playlist

We’re wrapping up the year with our favorite songs from 2014. Check out the playlist below and be sure to hear it in stores and on our Spotify channel! What are your favorite songs from this past year? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Afrojack – Ten Feet Tall
  • Aloe Blacc – The Man
  • alt-J – Every Other Freckle
  • Architecture In Helsinki – In the Future
  • Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
  • Ariana Grande – Problem
  • Avicii – I Could Be The One [Avicii vs Nicky Romero] – Nicktim – Radio Edit
  • Avicii – Hey Brother
  • Bastille – Pompeii
  • Becky G – Shower
  • Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
  • Bingo Players – Knock You Out
  • Bleachers – Rollercoaster
  • Calvin Harris – Blame
  • Calvin Harris – Summer
  • Cash Cash – Here and Now [feat. Kerli]
  • Christina Perri – human – Passion Pit Remix
  • CHVRCHES – Recover
  • Classified – Higher (feat. B.o.B)
  • Classixx – All You’re Waiting For – feat. Nancy Whang
  • Clubfeet – Acapulco & La
  • Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
  • Cultfever – Animals
  • Dillon Francis – Get Low
  • Dillon Francis feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Without You
  • DJ Snake – Turn Down for What
  • Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home
  • Echosmith – Cool Kids
  • Echosmith – March Into The Sun
  • Ecstasy – Frnds 4 Lyf
  • Fenech-Soler – Stop And Stare
  • Flo Rida – How I Feel
  • Foxes – Youth – Funk Generation Club Mix
  • French Cassettes – Too Young
  • Grouplove – Ways To Go – Captain Cuts Remix
  • Hardwell – Young Again – Radio Edit
  • HOLYCHILD – Playboy Girl
  • Hunter Hunted – Keep Together
  • Icona Pop – Girlfriend
  • Imagine Dragons – Demons
  • Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me
  • Janelle Monáe – Dance Apocalyptic
  • John Legend – All of Me – Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix – Radio Edit
  • Katy Perry – This Is How We Do
  • Kid Mac – Dream Weaver
  • Kiesza – Hideaway
  • KONGOS – Come With Me Now
  • Krewella – Alive
  • Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness [Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais] – Cedric Gervais Remix
  • Lilly Wood and The Prick – Prayer in C – Robin Schulz Radio Edit
  • Little Dragon – Shuffle A Dream
  • Lorde – Million Dollar Bills
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us – feat. Ray Dalton
  • Magic! – Rude
  • Miniature Tigers – Swimming Pool Blues
  • MKTO – God Only Knows
  • Probz – Waves – Robin Schulz Radio Edit
  • The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
  • Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
  • NONONO – Pumpin Blood
  • One Direction – Steal My Girl
  • OneRepublic – Counting Stars
  • Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Ra Ra Riot – Dance With Me
  • Rebecca & Fiona – Taken Over – Radio Edit
  • Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart
  • Rixton – Wait On Me
  • Sam Smith – Money On My Mind
  • Smallpools – Dreaming
  • Smallpools – Over & Over
  • Strange Talk – Morning Sun (Dillon Francis Remix)
  • Terraplane Sun – Get Me Golden
  • Tiësto – Red Lights
  • Vacationer – The Wild Life
  • Vance Joy – Riptide
  • The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
  • Wild Cub – Colour
  • Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running

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#AEOSTYLE BLOGGERS EDITORS LOVE

From US Weekly to Vogue.com, we’ve seen #AEOSTYLE in some of our favorite magazines and websites. Check out where we’ve been spotted in this week’s #AEOSTYLE Bloggers and Editors Love.

20141218_blog_prShop the look:
Vogue.com: Super Stretch Hi-Rise Jegging | ABO Puffer Jacket
Refinery 29: Pendleton Sold at AEO | Puffer Slipper (Sold out online, check AEO stores for availability | Woolrich Felt Mill Scuff Slipper

20141218_blog_usweekly_tu Shop the look:
US Weekly:
Get Down Buffalo Check Puffer Vest

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New Year’s Eve Essentials

New Year’s Eve is a symbol of both the last hurrah of the holiday party season, and the start of a new and exciting year. To celebrate, we’re definitely planning on looking our best for the countdown to midnight. It’s the best excuse to bring out our least practical (but prettiest!) party dresses and dance all night!

Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here to tell you why the Aerie Bare Bra is your secret weapon to help you ring in the new year!

The Aerie Bare Bra is an NYE essential.

The Bare Bra will support long past the stroke of midnight!

Why It’s a Must-Have:

The Bare Bra is the ultimate in holiday solutions. This bra goes under every top or dress you want to wear, but don’t have the right bra for. It goes under strapless, halter, one shoulder and even under backless dresses. The woman who invented this bra is brilliant!

Which One to Buy?

Aerie offers both pushup and lightly lined options – both are great staples to have, depending on your preference. In terms of color, nude goes under every single thing you will ever wear. But black is just a little prettier, so if you often wear dark tops, go black. Or buy both as investment pieces and wear them a million times each.

 What Size to Buy?

Buy these bras by cup size as you normally would. If you aren’t sure of your size, head to an Aerie store for an expert fitting.

 Quick Tips for Wearing the Bare Bra:

OK, these can be a little tricky to put on the first time around..so listen here. No deodorant, fragrance, powder, baby oil or moisturizer where the bra sits on the body. If you don’t follow these rules, the bra may not stick as well as it should…you don’t want it to end up around your waist! Take the plastic liner out of the bra cups first. Stand tall in front of a mirror and rest each breast into the cup and hoist the bra up a bit so that it fits snug against the body. If your bra has a side wing, remove the plastic from each side wing and stick it securely to your side. These side wings are amazing and give a little extra support to this backless bra.

Caring for Your Bare Bra 101:

Want to make sure your Bare Bra lasts? They require a little extra TLC than your average pushup. After you wear the bra, wash it in the sink with water and a mild soap. Leave it out to fully dry. Once dry, put the plastic liner back inside the bra and store the bra back inside the box you got it in. This keeps the shape and the adhesive lasting a long while!

A Few Last-Minute Quick Tips:

My other NYE secret weapon are Outta Sight undies! They are the best for all of those knit, jersey, or fitted holiday dresses. Undie lines are the worst and these undies are smooth as can be!

Finally, keep a few strips of Apparel Tape in your bag at all times. For any button that pops off, hem that falls, strap that slips, or other fashion emergencies, this is your best fashion friend.

Thanks for the tips, Jenny! Have a Happy New Year, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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