Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Don’t let the last day of summer get you down, there’s back to school shopping to look forward to! Get back to the books and look GOOD while you’re at it with our stylist’s outfit of the week.

Erin's Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Shop Erin’s Look: Oversized Lace-Up Sweater | Chambray Shirtdress | Geo Lace Hi-neck Bralette | Boybrief + Geo Lace Undie | Felt Hat | Fringe Scarf | AEO Aviator Sunglasses | AEO Convertible Bag + Backpack | ban.do Pencil Pouch | ban.do Agenda | Zoella Wonder Hand Creme

Not that you need an excuse, but the first day of school is the best reason to get a new bra and undie set like this Geo Lace Hi-Neck Bralette and Boybrief. Then take notes: our Chambray Shirtdress is made for late summer outside, then add our Oversized Lace-Up Sweater on top when you head into your air-conditioned classes inside. Grab a new ban.do agenda and take it one day at a time… it’s gonna be a good year!

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Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Meet Kiara Schwartz, #AerieREAL girl and blogger behind TobruckAve! She just got back from a trip to the Cayman Islands full of sun, #AerieSWIM and #AEOSTYLE. Read on to find out more about her summer must-haves, her getaway bucket list and what makes her #AerieREAL.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: Aerie Hi-Neck Crop Bikini

What was your favorite part of the Cayman Islands? 

The incredible colors of the Caribbean actually made my entire vacation feel like I was stuck in this beautiful watercolor painting. It begins when you start flying over the islands. Looking down and seeing the perfect ocean blue waters with the white sand and coral reef is when you know you are about to experience something unforgettable. There where so many favorite parts, but as a favorite spot I would have to say Star Fish point. Surrounded by palm trees  and a white sandy beach, it is the perfect spot to disconnect from the real world and really enter into that island state of mind.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: Aerie Sleeve Tube Bikini |

You travel all the time. What is your all-time favorite place to visit? 

Well, venturing to the Cayman Islands was my first experience in the Caribbean! Now all I can think of is when can I go back? I LOVE traveling and every destination has so many different special moments and experiences to offer. Continuously at the top of my list is the little town of Sayulita in Mexico. I love the energy there and the culture that it has preserved over the years. Even though tourism has increased a whole lot it still has kept its little surfer town charm, which is so enchanting. But when it comes to a perfect beach vacation, Cayman Islands seems to be the new untouchable! I have never experienced such sparkling beauty when it comes to clear waters and white sand between my toes.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: Aerie Triangle Bikini | Aerie Crop Bikini 

Do you have any summer getaways planned?

Yes! Of course. I have so many on the list! A few destinations on my list include Barbados (like I said I need another dose of the Caribbean ASAP) and Costa Rica. British Columbia actually has so many road trip worthy trips as well. Tofino will be on the list for a Pacific Northwest getaway and maybe even a spontaneous road trip or two! Always trying to get away as much as I can. Travel gives me inspiration and energy and I am always the most excited to share new locations and take my readers to a new and exciting destination.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: AEO Slit Shoulder Dress | AEO Off-The-Shoulder Dress

What are your top Aerie & AEO picks for vacay outfits?

OMG, both have endless options. Aerie and AEO have all the best vacation outfits, they are all easy breezy casual looks that are ready for beach and even nights out on the town. Here are my top 5, but it was hard to narrow down! So if I could the list would go on way longer.

– Bikini 

– Dress

– Beach Bag

– Sandals

– Denim Shorts

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: AEO Cross-Back Flowy Dress | AEO Hi-Rise Festival Shorties | AEO Double Buckle Sandal

What makes you #AerieREAL?

OK let’s get real, for all my curly haired friends out there. Curly does not equal perfect beach hair, sadly! I have a hard time accepting my frizz and curls in its natural state. BUT in this video on this vacation there are a few shots where you can see that I had no other option but to embrace the real curly frizzyness that is my natural hair. Sometimes diving into the water and getting my hair wet just has to trump keeping my “effort-full undone waves” that I try and keep especially for photos. I love the #AerieREAL message and would also like to add that I take pride in my body, I always try to eat healthy and work out. My dad always said while we were growing up, your body is your temple. I think that is an important message to keep in mind, never overdo something to the point of being unhealthy. Stick to what makes you feel at your best because that is what your body deserves.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: NYC Holiday Party

Last Wednesday, we hosted our annual Holiday Shopping Party at the AEO store in SOHO, NYC. Each year we are lucky enough to be in the company of some of the coolest fashion editors in the business (think Refinery29, TeenVogue.com, UsWeekly!) plus some of our favorite bloggers and stylists including Christina Caradona, Natalie Suarez, Dylana Suarez, Christine Bibbo-Herr, Anarosa Trotta and Jenni Radosevich. We offered self-portrait lattes by barista artist Michael Breach and participated in the shopping fun by picking out favorite #AEOGIFTS for everyone on our list! Scroll on to check out a full picture recap of the event.

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

VP of AEO Public Relations @rachel_dicarlo sipped on a sweet logo latté.

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

Our SOHO store looked merry, bright & full of #AEOSTYLE.

@ispydiy

 We totally have heart eyes for @ispydiy‘s coffee selfie.

@ispydiy at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

@ispydiy enjoys her latté (it’s not weird to drink your own portrait, right?!).

@nycpretty

@nycpretty is head over heels for our chunky knit beanies and winter accessories.

@noelledowning

@noelledowning sips & shops.

@natalieoffduty

@natalieoffduty is all about the cozy holiday season.

@troprouge at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

@troprouge or AEO mannequin? She’s winter-ready in AEO accessories.

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

What do we want under our tree this year? #AEOGIFTS, of course.

@baristart at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

Coffee artist @BartistArt creates a one-of-a-kind #AEOGIFTS latté.
@coffeendclothes

@coffeendclothes (literally).

@anawoza & friends

@anawoza & friends shopping for denim from our amazing AEO denim wall.

@troprouge and @anawoza at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

@anawoza & @troprouge hanging out and making new friends.

Natalie Off Duty & Dylana Suarez

Sisters @dylanasuarez & @natalieoffduty rock Holiday #AEOSTYLE.

@dylanasuarez

@dylanasuarez, you definietly need those Boho Arist Flare Jeans!

@anawoza

Could @anawoza’s latté selfie be any more perfect?

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

We had so much fun shopping & chatting with everyone at the party. We’ll see you next year!

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Real Talk With Heather Durcho

Ready for some serious inspiration? Get REAL with Heather Durcho, AEO’s Front Desk Receptionist. She fearlessly volunteered to share her story with us as we honor breast cancer awareness this month, and we can’t thank her enough! Read on to learn more about the shining face we see every day in our Pittsburgh office.

Real Talk With Heather Durcho

Hi, Heather! Thanks for chatting with us. Can you give us a brief intro to what you do here at AEO? 
I am the front desk Receptionist. I do a little bit of everything. Answer phones, check in guests, and help out with some HR responsibilities. I think I may have one of the best positions in the office because I get to chat with so many different people during the day. There is never a dull moment up here at the front desk. I have been working here since March of this year and absolutely LOVE it!

Do you have a favorite Aerie item? 
My favorite go-to Aerie items are definitely the cardigans and dusters. They are so comfy! I love that they are so versatile. I can wear one when I’m just lounging around the house. I can throw one on with a pair of jeans and head out to run some errands. Or I can even dress one up by adding a statement necklace and a cute pair of boots. Confession, I wore my favorite duster to work the other day and then slept in it that night! They are that cozy!

Real Talk With Heather Durcho

If girls want to see more of your style…where should they find you on Instagram?
My Instagram handle is @heddadurka.

What makes you #AerieREAL?
I was diagnosed with breast cancer (Stage 1 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) in March of this year. The first question I had for my doctor was, “Am I going to lose my hair?” Within just a couple weeks after my first chemotherapy treatment, it was falling out in clumps. I remember one day I went to readjust my ponytail, and when I took out my hair tie, I was literally holding my entire ponytail in my hand. I decided enough was enough and shaved my head that same day. I was just coming to a point in my life where I was really starting to love and appreciate my body, flaws and all. Then cancer swooped in changed everything. My hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes fell out. I became bloated and puffy from some of the chemotherapy drugs they gave me. I didn’t look like myself at all. Literally the only thing that did not change was who I was inside, and that is what I decided to hold on to. I was still the same person I have always been, it was just the outside that was different. It took me a little while but once I finally came to that realization, I felt so much better about everything that was going on. Learning that I am just as beautiful on the outside as I am on the inside is what makes me #AerieREAL.

Amazing. Thank you SO much for sharing. Now onto a lighter note. What book did you least read?
I am addicted to reading! My kindle goes with me everywhere. The last book I read was “Who Do You Love” by Jennifer Weiner. If you haven’t read it yet then go do it right now!

Real Talk With Heather Durcho

Shop Heather’s Look: Duster Cardigan | Tank (similar here) | Girls Rule Notebook (in store!)

Do you have any favorite fall recipes
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is cook on our charcoal grill. I don’t have any specific recipes, per se. I just love being outside in the crisp fall air, watching the leaves change and enjoying a delicious home cooked meal. However, this would not be a proper interview without me expressing my deep and undying love for a large, steaming bowl of mac and cheese!

Describe your personal style in 3 words: 
Classic, comfortable, girly.

Real Talk With Heather Durcho

What does #AerieREAL mean to you?
I’m sure being #AerieREAL means something different to everyone. To me, being #AerieREAL is taking what I have learned about myself over the past few months and helping others feel the exact same way. We are all beautiful!

Thank you Heather!

Tune in to our Snapchat today (handle: aerie) as Heather gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her day at Aerie!

Learn more about our partnership with Bright Pink®, a non-profit dedicated to prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.

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What to Wear Under Your AEO: the Muscle T-Shirt

Muscle t-shirts were one of our favorite trends this summer. And this AEO Don’t Ask Why Muscle T-Shirt is one of our faves. Luckily, the season’s not quite over yet! Fit and style expert Jenny Altman’s last-minute tips for what to wear under this AEO look are here to help you make the most out of our favorite summer styles.

Check out Jenny’s tips below for her favorite Aerie pieces to wear under your muscle tee!

While a bralette could be a super cute option, we’re partial to Jenny’s pick…the Blakely Lightly Lined Bra with a pop of pink!

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This muscle t-shirt and Blakely with a pop of pink are a match made in heaven!

Want to see more of Jenny’s tips for wearing Aerie with your favorite AEO looks? Check out her style advice on pulling off the Crop Tee trend!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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What to Wear Under Your AEO: Crop Tee

What goes under your AEO? Aerie, of course!

Cropped tees were a huge trend this summer, and we especially love the AEO Baby T-Shirt! For the back-to-school and fall seasons, this top paired with a pair of effortless, distressed jeans is one of our favorite looks. To make the fit smooth and seamless, our Aerie fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, suggests wearing her favorite t-shirt bra of the moment…the Sunnie! Since the top is dark-colored, it’s a great time to have fun with color…wait ’til you see what Jenny puts underneath!

So go ahead, wear your favorite cropped tees with confidence while summer lasts! With Jenny’s tips, you’ll be looking better than ever.

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How cute are our lace Sunnie bra and printed Mini Cheeky under this AEO look?

Want more of Jenny’s quick tips? Email her your fit and style questions at AskJenny@ae.com, or tweet your question @Aerie with #AskJenny! For more of her styling ideas for what to wear under your favorite AEO looks, check out her most recent tips!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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