Spring Break #AEOSTYLE: Packing Guide

Spring Break is back! We’re here to help you pack your bags for your Spring Break getaway with out packing guide. Pull out those board shorts & swim suits (we’re thinking the Aerie one-piece scoop suit will be our go-to this year), because we’re beach bound. We’ve got everything you need to survive the sun, sand and (let’s face it) non-stop activity of vacay week, from button-downs and dresses to tees and tanks. From sun-up to sun-down, your #AEOSTYLE will be on point in baseball hats and on-trend sunglasses to block out the shade. Ready to pack all of your spring break essentials? Let’s do this, #SB2017!

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Your packing list is as easy as it gets: shirts, shorts, shoes. Keep your luggage light by picking pieces in the same color family and picking tops like button-downs and active tees that you can swap out between board shorts and cutoff denim shorts. Top your look off with a baseball hat and Birks on the bottom, and make waves by spritzing on Surf cologne when you go out at night.

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TOPSAEO Short Sleeve Dip Dye Shirt | AEO Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt
BOTTOMSAEO Slim 9″ Cutoff Short | AEO 360 Extreme Flex Board Short
ACCESSORIESBirkenstock Arizona Sandal | AEO Packable Backpack | AEO Icon Baseball Hat
AEO Surf 1.7 oz. Cologne For Him | AEO Beaded Bracelet Set

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Spring break is the first chance during the year to show off new spring trends, so don’t be shy! Embroidered details and summery tie-dye are must-haves this year, and an airy white dress makes the perfect daytime look or swim cover-up. Don’t forget denim shorts to pull on when adventure strikes! Accessorize your #AEOSTYLE with a baseball hat, sunglasses and carefree espadrille flats for a look that brings out the sun.

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Tops: AEO Embroidered Utility Shirt | AEO Soft & Sexy Ribbed Tie Tank | Aerie Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit
Bottoms: AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | AEO Fit & Flare Tassel Dress
Accessories: AEO Colorblocked Backpack | AEO Surf 1.7 OZ Toilette | AEO Baseball Hat | AEO Bandana
AEO Round Sunglasses | AEO Espadrille Flat

Show us what you’re wearing on Spring Break using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter!

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How To Style The Band Tee With Alyssa May

Great taste in music never goes out of style. Classic rock (think Bowie, The Ramones and The Doors) are a staple in pop culture, and we can’t think of a better way to rock the vintage trend than a band tee featuring these timeless artists. Paired with destructed jeans or a denim jacket, the band tee will turn your style all the way up. Blogger Alyssa May styled one of our vintage-inspired Rolling Stones tees with a major festival vibe that speaks her to unique #AEOSTYLE. Check out Alyssa’s outfit featuring the AEO Band Tee below, and if you love her look, find her past post in AEO here.

Alyssa May styled the vintage-inspired band tee.

Meet Alyssa:
Alyssa May  is a Los Angeles blogger and influencer. After discovering her love for fashion, she found blogging as a creative outlet to express her very own personal style. Her self-entitled blog (http://ALYSSA-MAY.COM) covers all different styles– from minimal street style to girly & bohemian! She loves experimenting with fashion and she continues to inspire others to do the same.

Alyssa May styled the vintage-inspired band tee. Alyssa May styled the vintage-inspired band tee.

What Inspired Alyssa’s Look:
Band tees are on trend at the moment, and I’m LOVING it! They’re super casual and add character to any outfit. And I mean, you can’t go wrong with a band tee and denim shorts, right?! But to add my own personal style to this trend, throwing on a pair of reflective sunnies and a statement coat is the perfect finishing touch!

Alyssa May styled the vintage-inspired band tee.

Shop the Look: Band T-Shirt | Vintage Hi-Rise Festival (Similar) | Ahhh-mazingly Soft Bomber Jacket (Similar)
Sunglasses (Similar) | Hat (Similar) | Choker Necklace (Similar)

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Galentine’s Day Party Guide

Valentine’s Day always renews our nostalgia for handwritten love notes and heart-shaped treats – things worth celebrating regardless of your relationship status, really.  And even better, in our opinion, is February 13th – a.k.a. Galentine’s Day. What’s that, you ask? “Only the best day of the year,” according to Lesley Knope, Galentine’s Day gives us the perfect opportunity to honor the magical combination of friendship and females. This year, why not show your pals some love by hosting your very own Galentine’s party?  We have a few ideas to get you started.

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PARTY TRICK #1

DIY invitations. They’re fun, easy, and who doesn’t love getting snail mail? All you need for these ones are some watercolor paints, paper and markers! Create a watercolor wash by spreading a thin layer of paint across the paper, adding more water as needed for a translucent effect. Use the markers (and your best penmanship) to fill in the deets, and for an added touch, throw some heart-shaped confetti, rose petals, tea bags or candy in the envelope.

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PARTY TRICK #2

Flowers. They make everything prettier. Decorate your tables with some small floral arrangements of your choice. (Pro tip: make enough so that all of your Galentines can take one home!)

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PARTY TRICK #3

Chocolate. And what’s better than chocolate? Pink chocolate! Whip up this impressive treat by melting bars of white chocolate and stirring in freeze-dried raspberries until the chocolate turns a blush-pink shade. Pour the melted mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle on dried culinary rose petals, crushed pistachios, dried raspberries or sugared almonds. Allow the chocolate to set completely and then cut or break it into squares.

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PARTY TRICK #4

Fancy refreshments are a necessity! This hibiscus-rose iced tea is the perfect complement to your DIY pink chocolate. Start by freezing rose buds in water in a large ice cube mold. Brew some hibiscus tea, stir in honey to sweeten and let it chill on ice. Finally, pour in a bottle of rose water (you can find these at Whole Foods) and fill glasses with the tea mixture and the rose-petal-infused ice cubes. Top with extra rose petals and fresh raspberries.

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PARTY TRICK #5

Get creative with your table settings! Arrange your mini bouquets, desserts, drinks, some scented candles, small string lights, or anything else that sets the Galentine’s mood. Turn on the tunes and get the party started!

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SHOP IT: Wrap Romper | Denim X4 Hi-Rise Jegging | Vintage Hi-Rise Jean | Choker Neck Sweater

As for your #OOTD, keep your theme going with blush tones and florals. This pretty sweater paired with hi-rise jeans is cozy and perfect for chilling with gal pals. For something a little dressier (but just as comfy), you can’t go wrong with a romper. The flared sleeves and floral print have GIRL POWER written all over them.

The fact is, sometimes life gets in the way of our free time – and scheduling much-needed girl time gets lost in a sea of other (seemingly more important) to-dos. Luckily, Galentine’s Day offers us the perfect reminder to appreciate and prioritize our friends – and the perfect excuse to shower them with love. Happy Galentine’s Day to you!

Show us what you’re wearing, doing & eating this Galentine’s Day with #AEOSTYLE & tell us what you love about your friends in the comments below!

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Outfit Completers: Finish Your Look In #AEOSTYLE

The quickest way to elevate your look? Add some accessories! Our favorite way to finish a look is by adding some outfit completers like hats, jewelry, belts or bags. Adding an accessory (or, like, three!) can take a look from good to great in a flash. Stocking up on little details – think a trendy backpack or a go-with-anything pair of sneakers – make it easy to build a complete look.

Start with the basics: a cool pair of jeans and a tee or sweater. Next, think about adding layers, like a denim shirt, jacket or sweatshirt. Then, it’s time to finish your look. Right now, we’re all about athletic details like sneakers and baseball hats or 90s accessories like a bandana and metallic pieces. Check out the looks below for inspiration to build your own complete look & show off your unique #AEOSTYLE!

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Valentine’s Day #AEOSTYLE: Date Night Looks

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? We are! Show your look some love this year with #AEOSTYLE that’ll make your heart skip a beat. Get ready to crush your Valentine’s date night look with flirty floral prints and shades of red that’ll make you blush. Whether you’re headed to the movies, out to dinner or just hanging in with your boo, these V-Day looks will definitely set the mood.

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Your swoon-worthy look starts with a red romper in a bold floral pattern. Even though your look will be bringing the heat, throw a lace-up sweater cardigan on top for added texture. For an on-trend touch, wear chunky heels with light pink socks bunched around the ankle. Complete your look with delicate accessories that add just the right amount shimmer like gold necklaces and rings. Don’t forget little loves like a lacy Aerie bra and fragrance keep your look pretty on every layer!

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Flutter Sleeve Short Romper | Lace-Up Back Cardigan | Swedish Hasbeens Covered High | Happy Unlined Plunge Bra
Street Level Tote | Layered Neckalce | Rings | Live Your Life Fragrance

GUYS

Splashes of red in this outfit will make your Valentine fall in love (with you AND your look). Ground your look in neutrals, but add a little punch of V-Day color by layering a red print button down under a tan jacket. Get festive with boxers covered in hearts, and finish the look off with black boots, a belt and cologne that will definitely score you the final rose.

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SHOP IT

Print Button Down Shirt | Twill Trench Coat | Extreme Flex Slim Straight Chino | Heart Boxer | Leather Watch
Belt | Leather Desert Boot | Real Cologne

Tell us your Valentine’s plans in the comments below, and show us your date night #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

Camo print gets an update in a washed out, easy fit this Spring, and we’re all about this new take on neutrals. With a mix of olive green, light tan and deep black, you can pair camo with anything from destroyed jeggings and sneakers to heels and a skirt. Go incognito (or not!) in this look that’s part undercover-chic, part major chill. Blogger Tara Belle from Miss Tara Belle is showing you that camo print isn’t just for the woods anymore. Check out how she styled the AEO Camo Crew Sweatshirt, taking this print out in the concrete jungle.

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Meet Tara:
“Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Tara Belle always had a name and style that made her stand out in a crowd.  With a distinct love of fashion from a young age, she quite naturally became a buyer and stylist.  After starting her family, she knew her passion could not be contained by only dressing her three sons.  She started her blog, Miss Tara Belle in 2014.  Hardly southern, supremely witty, and always caffeinated, Tara blends high fashion, down home family life, and self-deprecating humor in to her daily musings. ”

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How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

What Inspired Tara’s Look:
“Olive is a neutral as far as I’m concerned, and camouflage is basically this year’s leopard (not that leopard is going anywhere), so you can pretty much pair it with anything. I went with my two faves, denim and leather. Leather, because, why not?, and denim, because a jean jacket is the ultimate topper, duh! In the words of my oh-so-clever gf, “Why stand out when you were born to blend in.”

How To Style The Camo Crew Sweatshirt With Miss Tara Belle

Shop the Look: Camo Crew Sweatshirt | Super Soft Denim Jacket | Hi-Waist Skirt (Similar)

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