Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Molly Burke

As a YouTuber and motivational speaker, Molly shares it all—from personal stories to beauty tips to mental health and anti-bullying advocacy. And she just happens to be blind. Molly started to lose her sight when she was just 4 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from fighting for inclusivity and accessibility for all. Her real power is acceptance.

Throughout her journey, Molly found a way to view blindness as a gift: “I am able to take people for who they are and not judge them for what they look like. I get to see the real person, the inside of them, before making any judgements.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Molly Burke“My personal style is anything that is unique. Anything most people wouldn’t wear, I’m going to rock it!” Shop Molly’s Aerie faves here.

“Once I loved myself because I was actually being genuine and authentic to who I am, that’s the moment I actually started making more genuine connections with people and more genuine friendships, because the people I was meeting actually knew Molly.”

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3 SUMMER STAPLES, ENDLESS BEACH VIBES

Molly Hogan (@trendychickadee) is a sun-chasing, sandy-beach-loving boho babe. Based in LA, her blog is dedicated to bringing followers all the latest info on her favorite up-and-coming brands, emerging trends, travel diaries and more.

Molly’s relaxed, beachy vibe reminds us of what we love most about summer: effortless, sunny style during the warmest days of the year. We asked her to show us her take on 3 summer staples – tanks, shorts and Aerie swim!

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White Denim Shorts Aerie Swim Trendy ChickadeeMolly took her first look to the sunny Golf Coast of Florida. First order of business? Pool time, obviously. Molly rocked Aerie’s swimsuit of the summer, the One Piece Super Scoop, and topped it off with a straw fedora.

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Next up, Molly took her bike for a quick spin around town in classic white denim shorts and a flirty, strapless ruffled top. Does anything feel more boardwalk-ready than pale, nautical stripes? (We think not!)

 

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“My favorite summer wardrobe staple is a pair of white denim shorts, and AEO has the best of the best! I paired them with a breezy tube top for a beach bike ride, and then a chambray crop later in the day for an early dinner.”

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Shop The Looks: Hi-Rise Shortie | Ruffle Tube Top | Chambray Crop Cami | Aerie Super Scoop One Piece | Trimmed Fedora Hat

Show us how you’re styling YOUR favorite summer staples using #WeAllCan on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Styling The Cutout Floral Dress with Amanda Oleri

Growing up just outside of NYC, Amanda Oleri (@eastcoastfox) was introduced at a young age to the culture, fashion and pace of the city –  an energy that still influences her unique style (an effortless mix of trendy, modern and bohemian) today.

These days, you’ll most often find the founder of lifestyle destination East Coast Fox exploring her Brooklyn neighborhood, jet-setting to her next spontaneous escape destination, or updating the blog with her latest style tips and adventures.

We asked Amanda to style this ultra-feminine floral dress (with some eye-catching cutouts), and she gave it her signature NYC spin by pairing it with these bright-white high tops – because, as she puts it, “you can’t walk the city in heels!” The combo of flirty florals and sporty sneakers makes for an effortless, throw-on-and-go look.

Check out Amanda’s full look below…

East Coast Fox styles the keyhole cutout floral dress

East Coast Fox styles the keyhole cutout floral dress

Amanda on the inspiration behind her look:
“A cute floral dress is all you need ATM. Lucky for you, I’ve got one right here. And don’t be silly, it’s not your average floral dress – this baby is a head-turner. Between the sweet little cutouts on the side and the keyhole in the front, it’s the perfect blend of flirty and cute.”

Shop the Look: AEO Keyhole Fit & Flare Dress | K-Swiss Classic VN Mid Sneaker

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Styling the Jumper Dress with Monica Chang

Monica Chang loves all things fashion. When she’s not busy with her job at a WeHo startup, she’s filling her Insta (@monichang) with fun, vibrant photos of her bohemian-meets-minimalist style. Based in Los Angeles, Monica loves music (hiphop all the way), checking out the LA food scene (pad thai and donuts are at the top of her list) and vlogging her way through one coffee shop after another for her YouTube channel.

We challenged Monica to style this playful polka-dot jumper dress and she handled it like a BOSS, layering it over a short-sleeve tee for a chic yet effortless look. We’re loving the monochromatic effect of the tee and dress combo and the way she played up the look with a few key accessories and cool lace-up ballet flats.

Check out Monica’s full look in the AEO Jumper Dress below…

Monica Chang styles the Polka Dot Apron Dress

Monica Chang styles the Polka Dot Apron Dress

Monica on the inspiration behind her look:
“I’m all about wearing pieces that can easily transition from season to season – and this jumper dress is especially versatile! It’s still a bit chilly in Los Angeles (70 degrees is cold for me, alright?!) so I layered it with a plain black tee and simple gold jewelry, including some cute rings from American Eagle! I also wanted to add color and dimension to the outfit, so I paired it with my pink ballerina flats. And come summertime, I’ll likely style this with a lace bralette and my good ol’ Birkenstocks.”

Monica Chang styles the Polka Dot Apron Dress

Shop the Look: Jumper Dress | Soft & Sexy Crew Favorite T-Shirt (Similar)
BC Footwear Take Your Pick Sandal (Similar) | Round Sunglasses (Similar) | Triple Cord Tan Bracelet (Similar)

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How to Style the Retro Romper, featuring Danielle Wittig

Danielle Wittig‘s positive outlook shines through on her sunny Instagram feed, her adventure-filled blog and, of course, her breezy, boho-chic style. Thanks to a lifelong a passion for connecting and communicating with others, Danielle went from chatting up new friends at coffee shops to a Communications Degree. And after graduating college, Danielle finally decided to combine her love of personal connection with her love of fashion. The result? Her irresistible blog, D’s Moments.

We asked Danielle to style one of summer’s staple pieces, the romper, and this retro-chic gingham number seemed like the perfect choice (love that keyhole cutout!).  After seeing Danielle’s take, we’re fully convinced: we need the AEO Knot Keyhole Romper in our closets. Like, STAT. Check out Danielle’s full look below…

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D’s Moments Blog is about embracing life’s simple yet beautiful moments, whether that’s a good cup of coffee, a blissful day at the beach or traveling to all your bucket list destinations. It’s a place where I hope girlies like me come to find positive inspiration and know that exactly who they are is the most beautiful human in the world!”

 

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“I believe that leading a healthy and authentic lifestyle is the best thing for your mind and soul. Blogging has become my favorite creative outlet and, most importantly, a space to bring us millennials together!”

 

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What inspired Danielle’s look:
“A lot of my sense of style comes from my Grandma. She’s always worn a killer ring on every finger and you’ll never see her not dripping in turquoise stones! Because of her, I believe in wearing pieces that make you feel good when you’re going about your day. My style is laid-back bohemian with lots of pretty prints and lots of denim. American Eagle totally masters the style and feel I always go for.”

 

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“If you know me, you know I am obsessed with those easy one-and-done pieces. With spring upon us, that means festivals, outdoor concerts and beach vacations, which was the inspiration when styling this look. Pair an easy statement piece like this cutest Knot Keyhole Romper with some comfy lace-up sandals, dainty jewels and a wide brim hat, you’re ready for all of your spring plans!”

 

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Shop the Look: Knot Keyhole Romper | Trimmed Fedora Hat | Bass Savannah Sandal | Petal and Stone Ring

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How to Style Denim Cutoffs, featuring Mars Jackson

Meet Mars Jacksonan indie artist raised and based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mars is currently signed with Misra Records, and when he’s not working on music or doing shows, he’s busy discovering new ways to enjoy his city to the fullest — as you can see on his artfully curated (and Pittsburgh-proud) Instagram.

We asked Mars to style one of our favorite pieces from the latest AEO men’s collection: the denim cutoff. With an updated, tailored fit, shorter inseam, and distressed details, these shorts are an obvious choice for your summer go-to.

Check out Mars’ style tips for the perfect casual-cool look (along with a few glimpses of his beloved Steel City) below.

Mars Jackson styles the five pocket cutoff denim short and long sleeve graphic t-shrirt“Music and researching the art of style is something that makes me feel free. Growing up, I was heavily influenced by my surroundings and friends who loved watching cartoons, wrestling or skating and playing video games.”

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What inspired Mars’ look:
“I’m still influenced by my upbringing. I naturally give off a laid-back vibe, especially when it comes to style, and I love feeling comfortable wherever I go. I loved how comfortable the Extreme Flex Denim Shorts were. You can’t go wrong with the Flex. I paired them back to the Long Sleeve Feel Fine T- Shirt and a basic jean jacket – perfect for a summer evening in the city of Pittsburgh.”

Mars Jackson styles the five pocket cutoff denim short and long sleeve graphic t-shrirt

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SHOP THE LOOK: Feel Fine Long Sleeve T-Shirt | Extreme Flex Denim Short
New Balance 300 Suede Sneaker (Similar) | Crew Socks (Similar)

PHOTOGRAPHY: @keeppittsburghdope

Show us how you’re styling YOUR denim cutoffs using #WeAllCan on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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