What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

As fall quickly approaches, layers are  a must. Mel Denisse grabs her favorite cozy essentials for a weekend  of relaxation and reflection.

What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL
“I spent this early morning retreating and taking some time to ‘be’– my idea of where beauty begins. As important as it is to build up wardrobes for going out, I’ve been embracing the personal ones behind closed doors. I grabbed some essentials from Aerie – the lace wraparound braletteskinny jogger, and duster cardi. The softness and comfort of each piece left me never wanting to take them off. Especially the duster– it’s a piece that I like to leave at the edge of my bed to throw on whenever I need.”

What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

“The idea of beauty and Aerie’s vision behind their AerieREAL campaign is something that gets me so passionate and excited. From featuring unretouched ads, using real models of different sizes, they’ve effortlessly set the stage for ‘real’ to be displayed worldwide. The positive message that it’s not constrained to one body type or personality even, but it’s being brought back to its bare, foundational state. This for me is the core of my blog so it’s amazing to be able to partner with their message reaching so many young women.” What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

“To me, true beauty is learning how to rest– rest in life and rest within yourself. Learning how to be. Everything in us flourishes when we see what’s already within and give it a place to speak out.”What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

Get Mel’s Look: Lace Wraparound Bralette |Skinny Jogger | Lightweight Knit DusterIWhat Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

Show us how you style the Lightweight Knit Duster with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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How To Style The Button Down Denim Skirt With Lana Jayne

This Fall, we’re seeing the seventies-inspired trend make a big comeback. Our Button Down Denim Skirt is a true style icon that is quintessential retro-vibe. Blogger Lana Jayne pieced together a look that is so effortlessly chic, you’ll have to steal it for yourself. Check out Lana’s #AEOSTYLE below.

Meet Lana: Lana Jayne is a fashion blogger native to Princeton, New Jersey. After working in the magazine industry for notable publications like Women’s Wear Daily, Details and Glamour, Lana’s site is now her favorite way to share what she’s wearing, what pieces and products she’s loving and any insider tips she comes across from friends in the fashion industry.
How to style button down denim skirt with lana JayneWhat Inspired Lana’s Look: “Remember the jean skirts everyone obsessed over in middle school? I never thought I’d wear one again, and in a hilarious twist of fashion fate, denim skirts are making a major comeback for fall. The difference between 10 years ago and today? The high-waisted, button-front ‘70s spin that’s making this season’s version so much cooler. When American Eagle approached me about a fall styling collaboration—honored is an understatement!—the skirt below was my immediate pick. I like the look with a top tucked in, and this black and white turtleneck was my minimalist take on the trend. I’m also wearing one of my favorite pairs of boots for fall!”

How to style button front Denim skirt with lana jayne

Get Lana’s Look: Button Down Denim Skirt | Soft & Sexy Ribbed Baby T-Shirt (similar) | Pieced Riding Boot (similar) | Street Level Reversible Tote (similar)

how to style button down denim skirt with lana jayne

Show us how you style our Button Down Denim Skirt with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How To Style The Slim Core Flex Jean With The Modern Otter

Our new Slim Core Flex denim looks and feels like your favorite AEO denim. With just enough stretch for increased comfort and flexibility, these jeans are made to move with you. Aaron from The Modern Otter adds a New York touch to his #AEOSTYLE by adding a moto jacket and boots to his look. Check out his style inspiration below.

Meet Aaron: Aaron Wester is the creator and influencer behind The Modern Otter, a Menswear blog focused on the stories behind the fashion.How to style slim core flex denim with the modern otter

What Inspired Aaron’s Look: “I’m a New Yorker. We like hard lines, distressed jeans and leather jackets! I paired my Slim Core Flex Denim with a moto jacket and boots for a look that’s grungy, but still polished- like a 50’s greaser or James Dean. You never know what the city has in store so you have to be prepared! If you’re going from afternoon meet-ups to a night out, this look is exactly what you need.”

How to style slim core flex denim with the modern otter

Get Aaron’s Look: Slim Core Flex Jean | Striped V-Neck T-Shirt (similar) | Chambray Button Down (similar) | Carlisle Boot (similar)

how to style slim core flex with modern otter

Show us how you style our Slim Core Flex denim with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

This week we’re inspired by blogger, photographer and model, Mandy Holesh from The Curvy Blogger. We sat down with her to talk about blogging, style and learning to love your curves. Read on to learn more about this bold and beautiful powerhouse.

We love your blog! What inspired you to start the Curvy Blogger? 
“I stand for style at all sizes, when I started my blog in 2010 there weren’t many bloggers who were in between straight and plus sizes. So my goal was to inspire girls who were a bit curvier to wear what they want and disobey the rules.”

Your style is so fun! What three words would you use to describe it?
“Eclectic, bold, fun.”

Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

You have been very open about past insecurities and learning to love your curves. What advice would you give to girls who are struggling with body image?
“Ignore what everyone else is saying. I know, easier said than done. Many people will try to make you feel bad about how you look or who you are, and 95% of the time it is because they have no confidence in themselves. I find that liking the way you look is sort of a rebellious thing to do, which is the best way to be a rebel in my opinion.”

Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

Do you have a favorite quote or motto that inspires you? 
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?
“It means to be fearless, to be who you are and not apologize for it. Be you.”

Follow Her Friday: The Curvy Blogger

 Thank you, Mandy! Be sure to check out her blog and follow along on Instagram.



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How To Wear The Button Up Skirt Four Ways With SideSmile Style

One of our favorite pieces this fall is the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt because of its bold design and beautiful versatility. Ashley of SideSmile Style took the silky, faux-suede skirt and styled it four different ways, proving that this skirt has endless style possibilities. Plus, the warm color, sleek fabric and cool front buttons will elevate your look in any situation, from a night out with friends to brunch the next morning.

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Hold on to summer with a crochet top (similar), a bright bag (similar) and big sunglasses (similar).

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Pair the skirt with ankle boots (similar) and a crop top (similar) for an urban vibe. Coffee is optional!

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Stay comfortable and on-trend by adding a denim button down shirt (similar), a large tote (similar) and white sneakers (similar).

SideSmile Style in the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt

Make the skirt pop by pairing it with a neutral tank (similar) and heels (similar), a long necklace (similar) and a fun bag.

Show us how you style the AEO Button Front Soft Skirt by using #AEOSTYLE.

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How To Make Studded Denim With I SPY DIY

Hello! It’s Jenni R., from I SPY DIY. For my fourth installment with AEO, I wanted to add metallic flair to AEO Sateen X Jeggings. Follow my easy step-by-step below to create eye catching #AEOSTYLE that you can call your very own! Want to add studs to more than just jeans? Check out how to make a studded band for your hat here.

How to create studded denim with I SPY DIY.

What you need:
AEO Sateen X Jegging
Gem Tac

How to create studded denim with I SPY DIY

What you do:
Step 1:
Cuff the AEO Sateen X Jeggings from American Eagle to your desired length.

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Step 2: Arrange the studs on your cuffs into a pattern that you like.

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Step 3: Next, glue on the gems and let dry before you wear embellished jeggings that are  perfect for fall!

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Show us how you style your studded denim with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.


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