Graduate in #AEOSTYLE

Congratulations, Class of 2016! You made it. It’s your time to graduate, and we’re going to show you how to do it in #AEOSTYLE. Sure, you’re going to wear a cap and gown for the majority of your ceremony, but you need a graduation outfit to show off when it’s time to capture the moment on Instagram after! The key to a perfect graduation outfit is to keep the look simple, modern & classy. Stick to shades of white, blue, black, grey and tan, since your cap and gown will be school colors. Girls – we recommend a casual heel for the ceremony, since you’ll be doing a lot of walking; a strappy wedge is our shoe of choice since it’ll give you the support you need to avoid tripping on stage! And guys – no sneakers allowed. Keep scrolling down, and get ready to graduate in #AEOSTYLE!

Girls: Light and Classic
You’ve been studying equations for the past few years, so here’s one we know you’ll get: light dress + graduation gown = no distracting colors showing through! White is a traditional, clean color (which is why it’s perfect for important occasions like graduation), and it’s also appropriate because it won’t show through your gown & will look great in pictures. Make sure the dress you choose hits right above the knee so it doesn’t peek out below your gown! Strappy tan wedges are neutral and will pair well with any color gown. If you want to bring a little personality to the look, do it by adding small details like a fun bralette or a statement necklace.

Graduation in #AEOSTYLE! Congratulations Class of 2016.

Shop Our Graduation Outfit Idea: Embroidered Babydoll Dress | Aerie La Playa Lace Plunge Bralette
Strappy Wedge SandalPoint Stone Necklace (Similar)

Guys: Simple and Bright
You graduation outfit is all about muted tones & classic styling. The key to making the grade is an airy button-down shirt and simple pants. If khaki is your thing, then go for it! Remember, black or grey pants would work well, too. If you’re going to wear a patterned shirt, make sure that the print is subtle and not too dark. The light blue striped shirt below will work well since it won’t overheat you underneath your graduation gown – it is a two-hour long ceremony, after all. Casual shoes like boat shoes or loafers will complete your look.

Congratulations Class of 2016! You made it. Now, it's time to graduate in #AEOSTYLE.

Shop Our Graduation Outfit Idea: Core Flex Shirt | Skinny Active Flex Pant | Eastland Boat Shoe | Tumbled Leather Belt

What will you wear to your graduation? Show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram. We want to see those diplomas!

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AEO Summer Beach Essentials

One of our favorite pastimes is hanging out by the pool or beach. With beach season just over a month away, we can’t stop daydreaming about laying in the sun and hanging out in the sand! This year, AEO has everything you need for a day by the water – we’re talking hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and, of course, pool accessories. Wherever your vacation destination is (even if you’re staying in your own backyard), you need to check out our summer beach essentials!

#AEOSTYLE Summer Beach Essentials... Everything you need fora weekend in the sun & sand!

Take it to the beach! A few key items to pack in your tote are a blanket, sunscreen & a big sunhat. Summer is the season of fun, so don’t be afraid to get adventurous with your vacation style. We’re obsessed with whimsical accessories like our pineapple sunglasses, and we think a matching mini drink float is necessary. When you’re ready to relax, play a game of cards or turn on your pool radio.  Don’t forget a small bag to stow away your phone and sunnies while you’re in the water. If you want to capture all of the beach action without risking a broken phone, an underwater camera will be your best friend!


1. AEO Straw Hat
2. Hang Ten 08 Tanning Oil
3. AEO Crossbody Sunglasses Case
4. AEO Cat Eye Sunglasses
5. Sunnylife Underwater Camera
6. AEO Medallion Paisley Blanket (Similar)
7. Big Mouth Mini Fruit Float Drink Pack
8. AEO Huarache Flats
9. Sunnylife Retro Sounds Radio
10. Invisibobble Hair Tie (Similar)
11. Hang Ten 30 SPF Sunscreen
12. AEO Sunglasses Case
13. AEO Pineapple Sunglasses
14. Slant Pineapple Tumbler
15. AEO Washed Linen Tote
16. Sunnylife Giant Playing Cards

Show us what your summer beach essentials are using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery!

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#AEOSTYLE Fashion Roundup: Festival Fashion

Festival season is fast-approaching, and if the images you shared using #AEOSTYLE were any indication, you’re totally on the bandwagon! We’ve seen tons of festival vibes and free-spirited pieces injected into your looks recently (and we’re all about it). Boho prints, earthy tones, crochet details, and – of course – destroyed hi-rise shorties are on our must-have list this season.

Take a peek at all of the great outfits below, and don’t forget to scroll over the pics so that you can shop each look!

@blackbunnnnny is ready for a summer adventure in one of the hottest silhouettes of the season, the cold shoulder dress. The dress gets a boho touch from crochet details and bell sleeves.

We love the contrast of  @sarahstylesseattle‘s polished top and edgy shorts & sandals. She’s showing you how to mix styles in the same outfit, flawlessly.

LOOK 3: 
@saraannowen is a flower child in bright yellow Jegging Crops. Keep your looks simple with a flowy tank & gold strappy sandals that play off of the color of jeans.

@gabpacifico does an elegant tank on our ripped & destroyed Jegging Ankle. A swinging blouse and jacket polish off the look.

This outfit would be perfect for anything from weekend brunch to music festivals. @simplybethanyxo rocks our T-shirt dress and makes the most of accessories to liven up the look.

@nicolebuhler takes it old school with sneaks & a lace up tee. Keep the look on-trend and modern with light wash hi-rise shorties.

Joggers done right. @michelle_orsi lets her soft, patterned pants do the talking in this look. A cold shoulder tee is a fun take on a classic white shirt. A hat and fringe booties finish off this festival-ready outfit.

How will you style this season’s best pieces for all of your festival weekends? Tell us in the comments below, or show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

@blackbunnnnny shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@blackbunnnnny shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@sarahstyleseattle shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@simplybethanyxo shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@nicolebuhler shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@michelle_orsi shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@saraannowen shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.

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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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Introducing… #AerieMAN

Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty mighty good #AerieMAN.

…curious? Our latest campaign is all about spreading the body-positive, self-loving vibes of the #AerieREAL campaign to a bigger audience. ‘Cause when we say, “The real you is sexy,” we mean ALL of you. Even the dudes. So, without further ado… meet the guys who inspired it all.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including the best men's underwear like cotton briefs and performance boxers.

MEET KELVIN: Kelvin is a body-positive style blogger, a lover of bubble baths and, as it turns out, a master of the butt selfie.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite cotton briefs, polyester boxers and trunks and performance underwear.

MEET DOUG: Doug is a free spirit who lives by the motto “pants off, zen on.” Basically, he’s FLEXY and he knows it.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite slim fit boxers, athletic briefs and trunks and cotton underwear now.

MEET MATT: What defines a man? According to Matt, it all comes down to his character. (And according to us, those abs don’t hurt, either.)

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite cotton boxers, polyester briefs and trunks and athletic underwear.

MEET DEVON: If the mark of a man is his ability to let go and dance like nobody’s watching, then let’s just say that Devon is truly the whole…ahem…package.

Want to let loose in your own pair of men’s underwear? Then check out the full collection now, including everything from his favorite the most comfortable cotton boxers to athletic fit performance briefs.

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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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