#OOTD: Intern Style

Internship season is in full swing! Luckily for us at AE and Aerie HQ, it’s casual Friday every day…which means we get to wear our favorite Aerie pieces 24/7! But getting your casual looks from a 9AM meeting to dinner with friends can be a challenge. We already knew our merchandising interns have great fashion sense, but mastering the ability to show off their personal style while keeping it professional? They’ve got it down to a science.

Get to know some of our Aerie and AE merchandising interns, and find some major outfit inspiration in how they rocked their favorite new Aerie pieces.

Name: Chelsea S.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
College: University of North Florida
Major: Marketing
What I’ve learned interning: “It’s amazing how much my voice is valued here. All members of your team look to you for fresh ideas since as an intern, you are the target customer. I love being able to influence decisions with my knowledge and opinions. At the same time, you have to accept that as an intern, you don’t have all the answers.”
More about me: “I’ve worked in an Aerie store as a bra expert back home for 2 years!”
Why we love her look: Chelsea’s denim vest is perfect for a little coverage around the office – plus, layers are key for unpredictable air conditioning! She kept it casual and cool with dressed down sandals. The topknot is a no-fuss way to top off her look!

Name: Kristen P.
Hometown: Griffith, Indiana
College: Indiana University
Major: Apparel Merchandising, Minor in Business and Fashion Design
What I’ve learned interning: “Moving to a new town and a new company is a big change! It can be challenging to get adjusted, but it’s a fun learning process.”
More about me: “When studying abroad, I visited 24 cities in 10 different countries!”
Why we love her look: Kristen’s hat and strappy heels put an urban spin on a cute critter print! We’d wear this outfit for a big presentation or meeting – Kristen’s style would definitely help put our best foot forward.

Name: Ali G.
Hometown: Winnetka, Il
College: Indiana University
Major: Apparel Merchandising
What I’ve learned interning: “It’s been an amazing experience seeing everything that goes into getting product in the stores, and seeing how styles I think would do well perform every week. I’ve also been surprised how even though everyone is really nice, young, and fun, they work super hard and all are amazing at their jobs.”
More about me: “At home I live on the lake, so I’ve also started to take up a hobby in paddleboarding! It’s super fun, relaxing, and also good exercise.”
Why we love her look: We love Ali’s glam and girly style! Her accessories add a bit of edge, but she keeps it pretty with easy, beachy waves. A light sweater also makes her look workplace appropriate. We’ll say it again – layering is key!

Name: Megan L.
Hometown: Elizabeth, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Marketing & Supply Chain Management
What I’ve learned interning: “My favorite part of the internship is that I am encouraged to use my creativity and think outside the box. It is amazing to wake up every morning to go do something I am passionate about! The most surprising part of the internship for me is that each associate you meet really wants you to succeed. This program places success right at your fingertips, you just have to grab it!”
More about me: “I have read the book Looking for Alaska over 10 times.”
Why we love her look: Megan’s outfit is comfy, but still pulled together. This look is perfect for 9 to 5 – and beyond! Just toss on a great pair of heels and you’re ready for your post-work evening plans.

Name: Ellie S.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
College: Indiana University
Major: Marketing and Apparel Merchandising
What I’ve learned interning: “The Back to School season, in my opinion, is the best part of the year! It has been so exciting to see all of our hard work pay off with HUGE denim sales. It has definitely been challenging to learn every detail of each pair of jeans, from the fit to the exact wash…but now, after weeks of working with the product, it’s so fun to help my friends find the perfect pair of AE jeans!”
More about me: “I just studied abroad in Milan, Italy for five months! When I was there I learned how to make homemade pasta, gnocchi and tons of different sauces.”
Why we love her look: This cute boho style feels so fresh and fun! While it’s perfect for summertime, the pretty jewel tone colors also make it a great transition look to take you between the fall and summer seasons.

Name: Kelsey B.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: University of Notre Dame
Major: Marketing & International Business
What I’ve learned interning: “All the financial metrics and ratios that are specific to the retail industry. College accounting classes can’t prepare you for this!!”
More about me: “I once spent an entire summer living out of a tent and hiking in Oregon & Washington!”
Why we love her look: Some days when we’re running out the door, a sneaker is the only shoe that will do. Plus, this graphic fleece is the perfect solution for those days when you just need to be comfy, but still cute. Kelsey’s taking tomboy to the next level with this look!

Name: Kristin S.
Hometown: Richmond, VA
College: University Of Virginia
Major: Media Studies
What I’ve learned interning: “How much it has taught me about the working world as well as about who I am and what I like.”
More about me: “One quirky fact about me is that I am OBSESSED with astrology!”
Why we love her look: Kristen’s look is flirty, but still super office appropriate! We love the Aerie Jumpsuit paired with a fun platform heel for a little bit of a dressier look. This is a style we’d wear to work, but totally rock on the weekends, too!

Name: Natalia C.
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College: Anderson University
Major: Marketing and Spanish
What I’ve learned interning: “It’s definitely been a challenge getting familiar with all of our Aerie undies choices…there are so many! But probably my favorite part has been getting to see product before it comes out!”
More about me: “It’s my second year interning at AE!”
Why we love her look: Her style is totally sporty chic, from her jacket to her wedge sneakers! We love how her bold berry lip adds some extra color and a feminine touch to her style (plus, it matches her bralette)! Natalia’s got the laws of layering down – a pretty bralette or bandeau peeking out from under a tank can act as an amazing accessory!

Name: Taylor J.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: Kent State University
Major: Fashion Merchandising
What I’ve learned interning: “So much planning goes into every single style, and it takes place so far in advance! Also, our opinions are valued, so it’s important to stay strong in your point of view when presenting to higher-ups!”
More about me: “My favorite things to do in my free time are practicing yoga and hanging out with my friends and family.”
Why we love her look: Who says you can’t wear your comfiest pants to work, and still look amazing? Taylor’s style is so downtown cool! We love how she dressed up her basic look with some fun heels and a statement necklace. Joggers are a great alternative to your favorite jeans when you feel like mixing it up!

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Three’s never a crowd when cute critter prints are involved! One print, so many ways to style…we heart Chelsea, Ali and Kristen’s looks!

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Work it, ladies! We love how Megan and Kristen styled the same Aerie romper to make looks that are totally unique.

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The AE Jegging, two ways. Sporty or sweet…we cant choose! Can we have both, please?

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We want to see your Aerie #OOTD! Show us on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL for the chance to be featured on our blog or Aerie.com!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Introducing Up Next: The Ultimate Festival-Inspired Playlist

Introducing Up Next: The Ultimate Festival-Inspired Playlist

Over the next few months, we partnered with six talented bands and musicians to deliver the ultimate festival inspired playlist for our stores. Vance Joy, De Lux, Hunter Hunted, Strange Talk, Desert Noises and Tijuana Panthers hand picked their favorite festival songs from this season while including their own genre into the mix. The end result? The perfect summer soundtrack. Over the course of three months, we’ll bring you exclusive band interviews, how to rock #AEOStyle similar to their own and the reason behind their sound. We can’t wait to take you on this musical journey so sit back, relax and rock on. Make sure to check back on Monday for our interview with Tijuana Panthers!

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Coming Soon: A playlist inspired by all of your favorite artists from the Budweiser Made in America series!

Tell us what’s currently on your playlist and your thoughts on #AEOUPNEXT in the comments below!

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AEO Concert Series: The Griswolds

It’s #MusicMonday and we can’t wait to tell you all about our visit from some very special guests that we hung out with last month.  The talented Australian quartet, the Griswolds stop in town after their stint at Firefly Music Festival for an exclusive AEO interview, photo shoot and all around good time. Check out their hilarious interview, pictures from the shoot and an amazing acoustic version of their song, “Beware the Dog“. Want more Griswolds action? Check out their website and mark your calendars for their first album launch- Be Impressive, releasing August 25th, or pre-order it now.

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Introducing, the ever so talented and not so serious, The Griswolds.

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From left to right, Lucky (Lachlin) West, Chris Whitehall, Danny Duque-Perez and Tim John

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 The boys are looking good in #AEOStyle. Shop their look at AE.com

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Not normal, but 100% ok in our books. Thanks for hanging out with us at the AEO HQ! We had a blast. 

Check out their acoustic performance recorded at the AEO HQ:

Bonus: Check out a rapid fire interview with these goofy guys here.

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Guest Blog Post: Jenny Altman on Perfect T-Shirt Bras

Sheer and lightweight tees and tanks all have one thing in common – they need a great t-shirt bra!

The t-shirt bra is the modern girl’s go-to bra of choice…and why? There is no show through. It is like your trustworthy BFF that works with everything. It may not be the most sexy bra in your drawer (although it can be tres pretty), but it makes your boobs look good and keeps you modest even in the coldest of places.

Here are my go-to t-shirt bras for summer and back to school:

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Sunnie is my #1 basic t-shirt bra. She is full-coverage (but not too much), has stretch for comfort, is lightly lined (no show through!) and hides the back-fat (well, we all have some!). She’s paired here with our Love Me Don’t Retouch Me tee for the perfect comfy and confident look!

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Charley is my new BFF. She conceals, has a deep plunge for low tees and tanks, gives great push up and even has a super secret j-hook in the back, instantly transforming her into a racerback bra. Plus her colors are amazing! I love the cotton Charley in light grey with the neon yellow trim! It pairs perfectly with the neon stripe Charley tee!

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Blakely is a longtime fave, especially with pretty lace detail. She is a great lightly lined demi-cup which gives coverage and a full, rounded shape. Her solid colors are amazing (with contrast lace detail!) and her allover lace shows you that t-shirt bras don’t have to be boring. The lace is flat and smooth so it still works under tees, but looks much fancier than your go-to nudes.

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Jaclyn is your smoothest, softest pushup bra with underwire. She is the perfect t-shirt bra (so smooth, everything just glides over her) with built in pillows around the wire (seriously!). She feels dreamy and lovely even while doing her job of pushing you up to perkiest perfection! I love the ombre colors, too. Check out the lilac with two tone purple lace around the band.

Which t-shirt bra is YOUR go-to?

Tell me your fave or ask me a question at AskJenny@AE.com.

Xoxo,

Jenny

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Flashback Friday Playlist

This summer, we’ve decided to launch a new music playlist exclusively for our Friday shoppers. We absolutely love a good throwback tune, so much in fact that we’ve decided to create a Flashback Friday playlist! This playlist has everything from TLC to No Doubt to Nirvana and beyond. Check out the full playlist below and be sure to bring your dancing shoes to AEO stores every Friday from here on out.

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4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Arrested Development – Mr Wendal – 2002 – Remaster
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic – 2009 Digital Remaster
Beck – The New Pollution
Better Than Ezra – Good
The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
Blackstreet – No Diggity (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
Blind Melon – No Rain – 2002 – Remastered
Blink-182 – Dammit
Blink-182 – All The Small Things
Blu Cantrell – Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)
Blues Traveler – Hook
The Breeders – Cannonball
C & C Music Factory – Here We Go, Let’s Rock & Roll
The Cardigans – Lovefool – Radio Edit
Collective Soul – Shine [Radio Edit] (45 Version)
Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
Cracker – Low
The Cranberries – Linger
Crash Test Dummies – Afternoons & Coffeespoons
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) – Radio Mix
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
The Dandy Warhols – We Used To Be Friends
De La Soul – Me, Myself & I
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Del The Funky Homosapien – Mistadobalina
DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat – Old School Reunion Remix ’96
EMF – Unbelievable – LP – EMF
Eve 6 – Inside Out
Everclear – Santa Monica
Fastball – The Way
Fatboy Slim – Praise You – Radio Edit
Fountains Of Wayne – Radiation Vibe
Garbage – When I Grow Up
Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
The Goo Goo Dolls – Broadway
Green Day – When I Come Around
Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
Hole – Celebrity Skin
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Ice Cube – Check Yo Self – feat. Das EFX
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Jill Sobule – Supermodel
Kris Kross – Jump
Kula Shaker – Hush
The La’s – There She Goes
Len – Steal My Sunshine – Remastered Anniversary Edition
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations
Meat Puppets – Backwater
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
The Muffs – Kids In America
N.W.A. – Express Yourself
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Nirvana – Love Buzz
Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World
No Doubt – Just A Girl
OMC – How Bizarre
Pearl Jam – Alive
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Lump
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Video Killed The Radio Star
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Republica – Ready to Go
Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop
Semisonic – Closing Time
Skee-Lo – I Wish
Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On The Sun
The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground – Nellee Hooper Mix
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Spacehog – In The Meantime
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold – Remastered
Stone Temple Pilots – Plush
Sugar Ray – Fly
Supergrass – Alright
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Remastered
TLC – No Scrubs
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony – 2004 Digital Remaster
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun (Remastered Album Version)
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Will Smith – Miami
Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November
Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Give It Away
Oasis- Wonderwall
Beck- Loser
Oops I Did It Again- Britney Spears
NSync- Bye Bye Bye
What a Girl Wants- Christina Aguilera
Say My Name- Destiny’s Child
Crazytown- Butterfly
Usher- U Remind Me
Brandy and Monica- The Boy Is Mine
Come On Over Baby- Christina Aguilera
Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani
Cry Me A River- Justin Timberlake

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