Leap Day 2016: What To Do With Your Extra 24 Hours

It’s Leap Day! We only get an extra 24 hours every four years, so we think you should make the most of the day. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do with your extra time, we have a few ideas up our sleeve for you. Better yet? We planned your outfits, too! Keep scrolling to check out all of our Leap Day looks.

Get Your Sweat On At Yoga: Work up a sweat & feel the burn at a yoga class today. Keep your look simple with leggings, a sweatshirt & a sports bra. Mesh details add some excitement to the look, and stretchy fabric will allow you to do all the downward dogs and Warrior II’s your heart desires. Pull the hair out of your eyes with a pretty headband. What are you waiting for? Slip on some sandals & head to class!How Will You Spend Your Extra 25 Hours This Leap Day? Get Your Sweat On At Yoga!

Shop the Look: Crew Sweatshirt | Mesh Panel Hi-Rise Legging | Birkenstock Gizeh Sandal
Aerie Sports Bra (Shop Similar) | Aerie Ruched Headband (Shop Similar) | Black Cat Eye Sunglasses

Get Artsy At The Movies: Being that the 2016 Oscars were just yesterday, there’s still time to catch up on any award-worthy films you may have missed this year, so maybe you’ll be spending an evening at the movies. Thanks, Leap Day! Whether you’re heading out with your girlfriends or going on a date, this effortlessly sweet look is perfect for a day at the movie theater. Start with a floral romper, and bring a denim jacket in case you get chilly in the theater. Finish the look off with easy heels and a long, layered necklace.
How Will You Spend Your Extra 25 Hours This Leap Day? Head To The Movies!

Shop the Look: Double Strap Romper | Denim Jacket |
BC Footwear High Spirited Bootie (Shop Similar) | Horn & Arrowhead Layer Necklace

Get Some Retail Therapy At The Mall: Shopping is one of our favorite pastimes (are you surprised?). If you’re taking a trip to the mall today, you’ll want to stay comfortable but still look trendy. Our Tomgirl Jeans will be your BFF for the occasion. Add a graphic tee and a plaid shirt tied around your waist, and make sure you wear flats to walk in. Stacked bracelets & a baseball cap will complete the outfit.
How Will You Spend Your Extra 25 Hours This Leap Day? Let's Go Shopping!

Shop the Look: Soft & Sexy NYC T-Shirt | Boyfriend Plaid Shirt | Tomgirl Jean
Flatform Espadrille | Brass & Pink Arm Party | Patch Flatbill Hat (Shop Similar)

Let us know how you’re spending Leap Day in the comments below, and show us what you’re wearing using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram!

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As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Fashion Trend Recap

We’re getting straight to the point of As Seen In#AEOSTYLE this week. We spotted two of our favorite spring trends in Nylon mag and Life & Style – tie-dye and suede! Tie-dye is and has been on our trend radar for the past few seasons, and we’re happy to report that it’s not going away yet.

Keep things light in our Any/Wear Windbreaker in a cool indigo tie-dye print. The windbreaker would look great paired back to your favorite leggings for a sporty brunch look or a pair of our Jegging Ankle denim.

Looking to make a bolder statement? A suede mini skirt in a beautiful desert rust color will stand out in the crowd. Take this look in a boho direction with a flowy blouse & booties, or bring a little edge to the look with one of our First Essentials crop tanks & sneakers.

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE this week? Check out great spring style in this week's As Seen In #AEOSTYLE.

Shop the #AEOSTYLE: 
NYLON: 
AEO Any/Wear Windbreaker
Life & Style:
AEO Faux Suede Mini Skirt (Shop Similar)

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE this week? Tell us in the comments below!

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Follow Her Friday: Jessica Hickman

This week we’re inspired by Jessica Hickman, NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) National Walk Manager! Read on to learn more about NEDA, how to get involved and what #AerieREAL means to her.

Follow Her Friday: Jessica Hickman

It’s no secret that Aerie loves NEDA! Can you tell our girls a little bit about the organization, how you got involved and your role on the NEDA Team?

That’s so nice – the feelings are definitely mutual! NEDA stands for National Eating Disorders Association, and we are the leading U.S. non-profit for providing support to individuals and their loved ones affected by eating disorders. NEDA advocates for prevention, early intervention, research, and access to quality care for eating disorders.

I became involved with NEDA after overcoming an eating disorder. I was a two-time volunteer NEDA Walk coordinator in my college town. I wanted to give back to an organization that was there for me, and to spread awareness on a subject that was once even hard for me to talk about. It was an experience that challenged and thrilled me and also inspired me to do more. Now fast forward, and I am the National Walk Manager at NEDA where I am overseeing 65 city walk campaigns and supporting the dedicated walk coordinators who make it all possible! It’s a dream.

New NEDA walks are being added all the time! Where can our girls go to learn more and get involved?      

Yes! We are in so many new cities this spring too, and I’m very excited about that. You can go to nedawalk.org to register for a walk near you. You even have the option of forming a team – so don’t forget to invite all of your friends! Follow Her Friday: Jessica Hickman

We know how important early intervention & screenings are. What is NEDA doing to help educate affected individuals & their families?

This year’s theme for NEDAwareness Week is “3 Minutes Can Save a Life: Get Screened, Get Help, Get Healthy.” We have an online screening tool that takes just a few minutes to complete. This tool can direct users to the right resources for getting help and getting healthy. This initiative doesn’t end with NEDAwareness Week, though. The online screening tool, Information & Referral Helpline, and our other programs, resources, and support networks (like Proud2BMe and NEDA Navigators) are readily available to provide education and support.

We heard you use to work at Aerie! What was your favorite part about the job?

I loved doing the floor sets! I thought it was so fun transforming the store into something totally new overnight. Plus, what’s cooler than hanging out at the mall after hours and getting the first peek at new arrivals?

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What is your favorite Aerie product?

Right now, I’m loving my Aerie Sport-ish Crop Legging– but I have an online shopping cart full of some soon-to-be favorites for spring.

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

#AerieREAL is not just a hashtag – it’s also movement for girls to support other girls in a world that has made it hard at times to do so. Being #AerieREAL means accepting, owning, and loving your individuality. For me, this was something that once took practice and a daily, conscious effort. Now that I’ve captured feeling of self-love and security, I’m not letting go. I will work to protect it and through working at NEDA I hope to inspire others to find it.

Thank you, Jessica!

xoxo

Aerie

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How To Wear The Cross Front Pullover Sweater With That Girl Gick

Late winter and early spring temperatures often times leave us scratching our heads as to how we’re going to get dressed in the am. Mornings are often cold and afternoons can quickly become warm depending on where you live, plus you never know when a snowfall will hit. That’s why we’re thankful for layers! Thida from That Girl Gick masters the layering technique with our super soft and comfortable Cross Front Pullover Sweater. With a mock neck silhouette and edgy detailing, this sweater is your go-to for transitioning your #AEOSTYLE from winter to spring. Get to know Thida and the inspiration behind her look below.

How To Wear The Cross Front Pullover Sweater With That Girl Gick

Meet Thida: “Hi, my name is Thida (pronounced TEE-da), a fashion blogger from www.ThatGirlGick.com. Where does the name, Gick, come from? Well, it’s my Thai nickname. Most Thais have very long names and nicknames just make everyone’s life easier.

I’ve been passionate about fashion for as long as I can remember. I believe anyone can ‘look like a million bucks’ without having to break the bank. Pairing high fashion with inexpensive items is one of my styling methods. Thankfully, the Internet and social media have given me the opportunity to express myself and connect with you all.”

How To Wear The Cross Front Pullover Sweater With That Girl Gick

What Inspired Thida’s Look: “When I wear any sweater I think of comfort. I wanted this look to be fun, cute, and comfy, yet versatile enough for a night out. Here I layered up by wearing the sweater over a light-colored turtleneck and accessorized with a beanie for the casual look. The mustard boots in turn compliment the deep-plum sweater.”

How To Wear The Cross Front Pullover Sweater With That Girl Gick

Shop The Look: Cross Front Pullover Sweater |Don’t Ask Why Turtleneck Sweater (similar) | Space Dye Beanie (similar) | Hi-Rise Jegging (similar) |

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Show us how you wear our Cross Front Pullover Sweater  with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How To Style The Slim Straight Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Winter is winding down which means lighter layers and Spring Break mindsets are upon us. One way to ditch the heavy layers is to button up a pair of our Slim Straight Core Flex jean. With just enough stretch for increased comfort & flexibility, these jeans are made to move with you. Take these on your next vacation or wear them in your favorite city. Chicago based blogger and photographer, John Philp styled our Slim Straight Core Flex jeans in an urban-prep inspired look. Get to know John and the inspiration behind his #AEOSTYLE below.

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Meet John: John Philp is a photographer currently calling Chicago home. He incorporates his playful and creative eye with his passions for travel, food and menswear. John has found the best way to grow as both a human and photographer is to constantly expose himself to new people, foreign places and comically uncomfortable situations.

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

What Inspired John’s Look: At the core, John’s style is urban, with a hint of prep he just can’t seem to shake from growing up in Texas. He has styled the American Eagle Core Flex Skinny Jean with some looks that he’ll be wearing around Chicago this spring.

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Shop The Look: Slim Straight Core Flex Jean | Clarks Suede Desert Boot | Legend Crew T-Shirt (similar) | Wool Peacoat (similar)

How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With John Philp

Show us how you wear our Slim Straight Core Flex Jean with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

 

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February Men’s Trend Recap

As the month is coming to an end, we wanted to recap all of our favorite Men’s trend shops from the past few weeks. All of these shops can be found on AE.com, but we’re making it easy for you by picking out some of our favorite pieces from each and linking directly to them below! If you need some men’s style inspiration, look no further. Keep scrolling for the best of our Men’s Trend Shops.

AEO FLEX SHOP: We upgraded your favorite denim, underwear & shorts with high-stretch technology for superior flexibility. Last year, we introduced you to some of our best denim yet: Flex/Denim. Flex/Denim is made to move with you, not restrict you. Then, we took Flex one step further by incorporating this technology into our Men’s Underwear Collection. You’ll find everything from slim fit boxers to classic briefs and trunks that will pair seamlessly with every denim fit. And now? Flex technology lives in our shorts. Take a look at the entire AEO Flex Shop & find every fit with superior flexibility and  revolutionary comfort, retention & durability.

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Shop the Look: Extreme Flex JacketSlim Straight Flex/4 360 Jean | Slim Straight Active Flex Jean
Skinny Active Flex Jean | Green Flex Trunk | Grey Flex Trunk | Turquoise Flex Trunk| Grey Pattern Flex Trunk
Grey/Blue Flex Trunk | Black/Green Flex Trunk

MEN’S SLIM TOP SHOP: Our collection of button down shirts go with everything from your favorite jeans to new Flex Shorts. Slim shirts are the perfect topper over one of our Legend Tees, and they can easily be dressed up or down. Whether you’re looking a short sleeve button down for your upcoming spring break trip or you need a long-sleeve button down for a colder destination, our Men’s Slim Top Shop will have you covered.

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Shop the Look: Jaquard Short Sleeve Shirt | Legend Henley | Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short | Icon Cotton Boxer
Natural Leather Belt | Suede Boat Shoe | Aviator Sunglasses | Brown Beads Bracelet | Brown Leather Watch

MEN’S PRINT CONDITION SHOP: The biggest trend of Spring? Prints! Our Men’s Print Condition Shop has all of your favorite prints and patterns in the form of button downs, tees, swim trunks & sneakers. Feeling bold? Mix patterns in one look and really stand out. If you’re looking to stick to one color scheme, we recommend indigo. Our newest collection is full of shirts and shorts ranging from deep blue to bright sky, so check out our Into the Blue Shop for more indigo #AEOSTYLE.

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Shop the Look: Bleach Wash T-Shirt | Popover Short Sleeve T-Shirt | Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt
Oxford Button Down Shirt | Flex/4 360 Swim Trunk | Southwestern Print Classic Trunk | Lace-Up Sneaker

What Men’s trends will you be trying out this Spring? Tell us in the comments below, or show us on Instagram and Twitter with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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