Memorial Day Outfits For The Long Weekend

This weekend, we’re finally diving into summer: the sun is out, the temps are rising & it’s the first long weekend of the season! Whether your plans include lounging at the beach, exploring your city or consuming insane amounts of guac and chips at that backyard picnic (our preference!), your #AEOSTYLE needs to be on point this Memorial Day. Keep scrolling to see our take on Memorial Day 2016 style.

GIRLS: If you were waiting to bring the white hues out of hiding after a long hiatus, now is your time. We’re all for breaking the mold & wearing white after Labor Day, but if you’re one to play by the rules we highly encourage a clean, white-inspired Memorial Day Weekend outfit. Start with a white jegging or a pair of hi-rise shorties, and add a crisp button down on top. Keep a muted “Americana” feel with a touch of blue in your shirt or accessories. Add a boater hat and strappy sandals to complete the look.

Memorial Day Outfits for Girls: What to wear on the long holiday weekend for great #AEOSTYLE!

Shop The Look: Print Button Down Shirt | Denim X Jegging | Toe Ring Slide Sandal | Straw Boater Hat

GUYS: Subtlety call out to the national holiday in your outfit with a cool, relaxed indigo pattern shirt and bright white jeans. Because the shirt is not over-the-top blue, this look feels casual and cool, and it will take you from your Memorial Day party to a night out with friends to keep the celebration going. Finish off the look with a slip on shoe, like a canvas espadrille, for a coastal feel.

Memorial Day Outfits for Guys: What to wear on the long holiday weekend for great #AEOSTYLE!

Shop The Look: Indigo Crew T-Shirt | Slim Core Flex Jean | Espadrille Shoe

What are your Memorial Day long weekend plans? Show us what you’re doing in #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a  change to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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7 Summer Skincare Tips

We all love the sun, but we also make sure it loves us back! In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing some of our fave tips and products to help you stay safe in the sunshine.

  1. Wear SPF and reapply regularly (and don’t forget your ears, scalp, tops of hands and feet)! To keep your face safe, apply sunscreen starting from the outside and work your way in.
  2. Always important, especially when you’re out in the heat: stay hydrated!

7 Summer Skincare Tips

  1. Wear a wide brim hat to shade your face from the rays.
  2. Grab a pair of sunnies before you head out the door! And make sure they provide 100% UV protection.
  3. If you’re sitting poolside for a long period of time, take a bikini break and cover up.

7 Summer Skincare Tips

  1. Exfoliate after you’re out in the sun to keep your skin feeling refreshed.
  2. Eat your SPF! Load up on foods rich in Vitamin C and E like berries and nuts.

Have fun in the sun, Aerie girls! xo

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3 Looks For 3-Day Weekends

Coming soon: loooong weekends! Whether you’re heading out tomorrow for the Memorial Day holiday or planning a quick trip later this summer, our stylist picked 3 looks for your 3-day weekends. Get ready to get away!

DAY 1: Tan. Read. Sleep. Repeat.

Your first day should be all about that beach, and all about these beach day essentials. Fill your tote with your juiciest summer reads and extra SPF for a marathon beach day.

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Shop now: Cutout One-Piece (Similar) | Panama Hat | Quay Cherry Bomb Sunglasses

DAY 2: Sport white all day long.

After all of that tan time yesterday, you’ll be ready to get out and get active on day 2. Bring your A game and bright whites for a day of sporty fun in the sun.

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Shop now: Graphic Real Soft Tee | Mesh Crop Bikini | Towel Bag Tote | Hi Rise Embroidered Short

DAY 3: Let the adventure begin!

Make the most of your last day and go somewhere new! Match your adventurous spirit with a wild and pretty look. Most importantly: remember your camera to document the day!

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Shop now: Triangle Bikini | Cropped Sweater Tank | Printed Harem Pant | Textured Stripe Tote

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: LONG WEEKEND LOVIN’

It’s the most Erin outfit of the week EVER! Our stylist is packing all of it for her Memorial Day trip next weekend, and you can get all the details here.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: LONG WEEKEND LOVIN’

Shop Erin’s Look: Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit | Shirtdress | Birkenstock Gizeh Sandal | Panama Hat | Half United Wrap Bracelet

Kick off summer with bright stripes and strappy sides in our Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit. When you’re ready to cover up, let your swim show through with our Shirtdress in breezy gauze fabric, and shield your face with our Panama Hat. Then grab your newest summer read and book it to the beach!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: LONG WEEKEND LOVIN’

 

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3 Ways To Wear White

If anyone tries to tell you there are “rules” involved with wearing white, give them our number. Before Memorial Day, after Labor Day, any and every day…. we think it’s always all white to wear all white. Need a little inspiration? Our stylist pulled some of her brightest faves from our latest collection to get your summer started.

Aerie White Labor Day test22986 Bring the beach! Make a statement in our bold Graphic Real Soft® Tee and Lace Flare Pant.

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When you’re not living in your swim this summer, you’ll want to live in this Off-The-Shoulder Crop Tee and Drawstring Short duo: the softest, easiest look for summer days.

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Stay pretty by the pool and let your (white!) swim be the focus under our sheer Lace Fringe Dress.

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AEO Tulum Travel Diary

Hola from Tulum, Mexico, where the ocean water is crystal clear, the sun is always shining and the food is amazing! After a quick plane ride, we landed in paradise, and Raphael, Fanny and I couldn’t wait to explore Tulum.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary We stayed at Papaya Playa Project, a tropical themed hotel where each room was decorated uniquely with straw rooftops and its own personal space away from other guests. Rather than a typical resort where there are people everywhere you go, picture a place tucked away in a lush jungle just a hundred feet away from the ocean with nothing but the sound of the waves and a light breeze; a place where you can get away and be at peace with nature but still have great company when you need it.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary

We dropped our bags off in our room and grabbed dinner at the hotel restaurant. I cannot begin to tell you just how amazing the seafood was! To be honest, everything tasted amazing in Tulum! The food was fresh and had unique flavors unlike anything else. After a decadent dessert, we called it a night to get ready for the upcoming day.

We enjoyed breakfast and the beautiful scenery right at our hotel, taking advantage of the hammocks on the beach. The ocean front was decorated with hundreds of twisted palm trees, colorful cabanas and even some iguanas. Surrounded by palm trees, we couldn’t resist getting a few fresh coconuts and taking a dip in one of the pools.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary

After our swim, we headed to Gran Cenote which is an underwater cave. Tulum has over two hundred underwater caves. The caves are great for snorkeling and swimming, but we decided to just dip our feet in and enjoy the landscape.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary

Next up on our list was lunch at Posada Margherita. This place was located right on the beach and had quite a few beach chairs for relaxing in while you enjoy an appetizer or a cold drink. Once we filled up our stomachs with delicious food, we explored the area and found a cool little rooftop that overlooked the beach and had amazing views.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary

One of my favorite things about Tulum was all of the shopping right along the beach. We browsed the shops and ended up renting bicycles to get around town. After a long first day we decided to grab a quick dinner at Mateo’s Mexican Grill before getting some sleep for our next day of adventures.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary

The next morning, we headed to the city after breakfast and checked out some unique architecture scattered throughout downtown Tulum. One of my favorite things about this place is the beautiful things around each corner, which makes exploring another country feel exciting. After some fun in town, we headed back to our hotel to relax and take advantage of the day beds and swing set right on the beach.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary We couldn’t leave Tulum without exploring the ocean, so we rented snorkeling gear and went for a dip. We wrapped up the day by watching the sunset and having dinner at Tabano. Worn out from a long day we went to our rooms to catch a great night’s sleep before heading home the next day.

AEO Tulum Travel Diary

Tulum, Mexico is destination I highly recommend. It’s full of tranquility and peace and is a place where you can relax one day then explore the surrounding beauty on another. If you could spend a week or even just a few days in Tulum, who would you bring with you? Let us know in the comments below!

Shop The Story:

OUTFITS:
Tiered Fringe Shift Dress
AEO Mirror Lace-Up Romper
Print Bubble Cami
Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Shortie
Textured Kimono Cardigan
Pocket Crew T-Shirt (Grey)
Pocket Crew T-Shirt (Midnight Blue)
Stripe Popover Short Sleeve Shirt
Active Flex Classic Flat Front Short (Blue/Pattern – Similar)
Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short 
Active Flex Classic Flat Front Short (Black/Pattern)

SWIM:
Blakely Bikini Top (Similar)
Aerie Teeny Bikini Bottom (Similar)

ACCESSORIES:
Headband
Straw Boater Hat
Women’s Lace-Up Sneaker
Multi-Braid Sandal
Strappy Sandal
Men’s Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)
Aviator Sunglasses
Bead Bundle Neckalce

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