Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real friends. Real laughs. Real strong. Real love. Real now. #BackToREAL

You still have a couple months to soak up the summer sun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in gear for Back To School! This year, our collection is all about heading back to real life. Whether reality for you is a heavy course load next semester or coming back from vacation and returning to the rise and grind of a 40-hour work week, one thing’s for sure. We’ll get you up and running and back to reality in no time.

Take a behind-the-scenes look below at our Back To School photoshoot featuring so many new faves from the collection!

Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real cozy. We shot Back To School at the dreamiest NYC loft. Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015Real style! Aerie girls @SakuraHeffron and @CourtneyJamesCJ and our Stylist @ErinCRittling on location.
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Real views. This roof made for some our fave shots!

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Real smiles. Hi from @Sakuraheffron and @iamiskra! Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real happy! @AllyLWalsh shows off our new Sunnie Lightly Lined Bra and Boyshort.Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real loves. From our closet to yours! Our Back To School collection has so many new must-haves.

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Real city. This collection is in a New York state of mind. 
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Real skills! @Elizty always makes us smile. #BackToReal Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 IBehind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real FUN (& fun fun fun fun fun fun). @CourtneyJamesCJ

Shop your favorite looks online now! Mark your calendars, these pieces will be at your local Aerie store on 7.7.

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How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

The poncho is the ultimate free-spirited layer. Its draped silhouette, bold geo pattern and fringe hem are sure to add the perfect amount of boho to your pulled together look.

Mel from Mel Denisse pairs her favorite Textured Poncho with Shorties for an effortless look. How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

Meet Mel:
Mel is a writer at heart– filling scrap books and blank pages since before she can remember. Since combining that with modeling + photography and other artistic platforms, she’s cultivated a sense of all around living in beauty through her creativity to spark inspiration in daily life.

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

What Inspired Mel’s Look:
“My style mostly defaults towards a ‘dark and flowy’ aesthetic, which makes this textured poncho so fun to wear. Its effortlessness can make its way into almost any look, and that is a staple piece in my opinion. I paired it with some destroyed denim shorts and a black body suit as a contrast to give the poncho more room to ‘play.’ I’m looking forward to creating more looks with it throughout the summer season.”

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

Get Mel’s Look: Textured Poncho | Vintage Hi-Rise Shortie (Similar) | Soft & Sexy Cropped Halter Tank (Similar) | Double Buckle Sandal (Similar)

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

Photos by Charley Woodman 

Show us how you style the Textured Poncho with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How to Wear the Tomgirl Short with Vanilla Extract

Our Tomgirl denim is all about the relaxed fit and destroyed details. The Destroyed Tomgirl Short takes this casual cool look to a whole new level with its midi length and frayed hem.

Nichole from Vanilla Extract pairs her tomgirl short with a plaid button down and neutral flats for the ultimate casual cool look.

How to Wear the Tomgirl Short with Vanilla Extract Meet Nichole:
Nichole Ciotti is a San Francisco based entrepreneur obsessed with putting together simple but dynamic outfits that won’t break the bank. She is co-creator of a new social media platform called Feature. Follow @nicholeciotti online to see her street style inspiration and all of her favorite things to see, do, and eat around the Bay Area.

How to Wear the Tomgirl Short with Vanilla Extract

What Inspired Nichole’s Look:
“I live in distressed shorts all summer long and these tom girl shorts are in high rotation. They’re lightweight with ample stretch making them comfortable for all sorts of fun summer activities. I was drawn to this particular fit because they strike the perfect balance between regular shorts and the relaxed boyfriend style, which I’ve found to be universally flattering. Since my style is pretty casual, I decided to pair them with a favorite plaid button down, but they also look great with a plain white tee or light sweater!”How to Wear the Tomgirl Short with Vanilla Extract

Get Nichole’s Look: Destroyed Tomgirl Short | Plaid Boyfriend Shirt (Similar) | Street Level Reversible Tote (Similar) 

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Show us how you style the Destroyed Tomgirl Short with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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AEO Top Picks for July 4th Weekend

Cue the fireworks, BBQ and #AEOSTYLE! July 4th is almost here. Whether you’re gearing up to go on a picnic, cheer on a parade or go boating in your favorite style, AEO has got you covered. Check out our packing guide for what to wear for your July 4th plans.

You RSVP’d to a: Boat Party
Gals: You’re on a boat! Channel your inner Lady Liberty with a red one-piece suit, white twill shorties and a lightweight kimono. Add your something blue with our tie-dye beach towel.

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Shop the look:
Aerie Crochet One-Piece
Fringe Poncho
Twill Shortie
Tie Dye Beach Towel
Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Guys: Keep it causal with our 6″ Printed Swim Trunk, White Polo and red, white and blue filp-flops. Add a pair of mirrored sunglasses for a party ready look.

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Shop The Look:
6″ Printed Swim Trunk
Solid Polo
Leather Flip Flop
Mirrored Icon Sunglasses

You RSVP’d to: A BBQ with Friends 

Gals: Pack your Hi-Rise Festival Shorties, Soft & Sexy Tank and Birkenstock Arizona Sandals for all day fun in the sun. Add a Plaid Button Down, bandanna and sunnies for delicious #AEOSTYLE.

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Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties
Soft & Sexy V-Neck Tank
Plaid Boyfriend Shirt
Birkenstock Arizona Sandal
Floral Patterned Bandanna- Similar
Half Frame Icon Sunglasses
Feather and Fringe Necklace

Guys:
BBQ’s are all about hanging out and having a good time. Celebrate America’s b-day with our ‘Murica Graphic Tank, 10.5″ Jogger Shorts, leather sandals and aviator sunglasses. Don’t forget to pack your Printed Beverage Sling for all day refreshments.
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Shop the look:
‘Murica Graphic Tank
10.5″ Jogger Short
Leather Flip Flop
Black Aviator Sunglasses
Beverage Sling

You RSVP’d to: The 4th Town Parade
Gals: Celebrate your independence in #AEOSTYLE! We suggest wearing our Hi-Rise Shorties, Tie Dye Ruffle Tube and Ankle Tie Gladiator Sandals. Add a pop of flare with our Crochet Lace Fedora.

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Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Tie Dye Ruffle Tube
Ankle Tie Gladiator Sandal
Crochet Lace Fedora
Embellished Black and White Bracelet Trio

Guys: Cheer on your fellow citizens in red, white and blue. We suggest our 11″ Cargo Jogger Short paired back to a Striped Pocket T-shirt, Canvas Sneakers and ‘Murican Baseball Hat. Want to show even more red white and blue pride? Add a bandanna for fun!
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Shop the look:
11″ Cargo Jogger Short
Striped Pocket T-Shirt
Canvas Sneaker
‘Murican Baseball Hat

How are you celebrating the 4th of July? Tell us in the comments below! Plus, check out our Men’s and Women’s July 4th Shops on AE.com for more red, white and blue inspiration.

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: School’s Out For Summer

Schools out for summer! With rising temps comes perfect summer #AEOSTYLE. Check out some of our favorite looks submitted by you in this week’s roundup!

Beach please! Enjoy fun in the sun with #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Denim Midi Short. 

Wild and Free #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Crochet Fringe Kimono (similar)
Soft & Sexy Swing Cami (simliar) 

Make the pool extra fun with AEO.
Shop the look:
Big Mouth Giant Donut Pool Float
Big Mouth Giant Flamingo Pool Float (sold out online, available in stores)

Get centered with #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie.

Find the perfect denim jacket at American Eagle Outfitters.
Shop the look:
Lightweight Destroyed Denim Jacket.

What’s your favorite way to wear #AEOSTYLE? Tag us on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com!

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How to Wear the Patterned Button Down Shirt

Our Patterned Button Down Shirt will make the perfect addition to your Summer style. Solids are always a must, but fun patterns are sure to give your wardrobe the refresher it needs.
Chimed from Nx Style pairs his favorite floral button down with a bright skinny pant and neutral sneakers for a relaxed, yet refined look.

How to Wear the Patterned Button Down Shirt What Inspired Chimed’s Look:
“The main inspiration for the look was the relaxing summer weekend where the weather is perfect for short sleeve button down and rolled up pants. The shirt sleeve button down is not only comfortable but it has a vibrating essence of relaxation thanks to its summery floral pattern. This would be type of outfit I’d wear after work to set myself free from suit & tie.”

How to Wear the Patterned Button Down Shirt

Get Chimed’s Look: Patterned Button Down Shirt | Skinny Pant | Canvas Slip-On Sneaker | Aviator Sunglasses

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Show us how you style the Patterned Button Down Shirt with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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