Laura’s Tips: How To Wear Pattern On Pattern

One of the biggest trends throughout our latest collection is patterns and prints. We’re excited about the life bold patterns bring to some of our favorite styles like button-down shirts, rompers and tees. Patterns are a fun update to basic pieces and provide the opportunity to refresh how you mix and match your closet. Since the spotlight is on prints, we asked our Styling Manager, Laura, to show us a few ways to wear pattern on pattern. This isn’t as tricky as it sounds, and anyone can do it with a few quick styling tips! Laura says, “I love mixing pattern on pattern! As long as you keep the color scheme somewhat similar, anyone can pull it off.”

Laura recommends playing with the scales of prints (for example, mix a bigger patterned tee with a smaller printed button-down, as you’ll see below) or keeping the prints close in size for an unexpected contrast. Stick to the same color scheme or tie in one color from each piece to seamlessly bring the look together. Check out all three of Laura’s pattern on pattern outfits below!

How To Wear Pattern On Pattern Women's Outfit

Shop the Look: Ruffle Wrap Romper | Denim Boyfriend Shirt | Dolce Vita Ciara Espadrille | Metal Round Sunglasses

How To Wear It: Take it easy in this effortlessly sweet pairing. Make pattern on pattern work here by tying in the blue tones of the romper to a patterned chambray button-down shirt. Laura recommends tying the button-down around the waist to show off the scale in pattern. Finish off the look with neutral flats or booties to dress the outfit up – your choice! Add some mirrored sunnies for a cool touch that doesn’t overrun the look.

How To Wear Pattern On Pattern Men's Outfit

Shop the Look: Bleach Wash T-Shirt | Poplin Button Down T-Shirt | Slim Active Flex Jean
Lace-Up Sneaker | Clubmax Sunglasses

How To Wear It: The key to this pattern on pattern look is working in the same color family. Because the patterns are vastly different, Laura kept both prints in the blue family so that combining the shirts wouldn’t feel overwhelming. Khaki slim pants help to neutralize the bold top half, and sneakers keep it casual. Black top-rimmed sunglasses make the look street-style ready.

How To Wear Pattern On Pattern Women's Outfit

Shop the Look: Soft & Sexy V-Neck T-Shirt | Don’t Ask Why Soft Jogger Pant | Strappy Sandal
Triangle Pendant Necklace | Chevron Bracelet Duo

How To Wear It: Go boho in this vibrant, free-spirited look. Pair a patterned soft pant (we used a jogger-style pant here) with a tie-dye tee. Make sure that the tee and pants contain corresponding colors – in this case, a beautiful deep indigo – so that the pairing is deliberate, not haphazard! Tuck the shirt in slightly in the front, and pile on bracelets and a necklace. Finish the look with brown strappy sandals.

Show us how you style your pattern on pattern looks using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery!

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Real Talk: Back-to-School Bra Trends

This back-to-school season, there are so many bra trends to get excited about! From soft cotton fabrics, to pretty peek-a-boo bralettes, to pastel colors that act as neutrals under your favorite t-shirts – Aerie’s got it all!

Jackie, buyer for Aerie pushup bras, talks about some of her favorite trends and styles for the season. To see all our back-to-school bras, shop now at Aerie.com!

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We love the colors and pretty lace detail in Blakely, Bridget, Sofie and Hide & Peek Plunge Bralette!

What’s your favorite back-to-school bra trend? Tell us below, or show us on Instagram or Twitter using #AerieREAL!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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What’s Trending this month? you asked, we tell…

Music with a starter course and a can of paint? Yep, you read that right…

So what’s this all about? First things first: let’s discuss music and how it plays into our everyday lives. Your favorite song that you play over and over again. The song that reminds you of summer nights or your first kiss. The playlist that tells the story of your life. The song that helped you get through your first breakup. If that’s not enough to remind you of the impact that music has on our lives, new research shows that it can impact your food and your personal space too!

How, you ask?

You’re about to move into your new college apartment and the first thing you want to do to claim your space is paint the walls. Now the big question comes into play… how will you choose between that light grey color or the cool mint green?

Kelly-Moore Paints teamed up with researchers at UC Berkeley on The Sound of Color project to help consumers display their feelings through color in their personal space. Check out how they translate music and color correlations into paint palettes!

If you love throwback hits like Nirvana’s Smells like Teen Spirit and want to evoke a sense of nostalgia then light purple is your color. Or maybe Beyoncé’s Crazy In Love has you feeling a little romantic… then swap the purple for pink.

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Check out their Pinterest board for more music and color inspiration

Don’t want to have your feelings on the wall quite yet? Then check out:

(Dis)Play That Song was created by Barcelona-based creative designer Hendrik Hohenstein who developed an app that converts song lyrics into a pattern of graphic elements and color. The project not only allows people to see what their favorite songs look like, but also provides a different medium through which to discover new music.

And to top it all off… studies reveal that sound can affect and even enhance the taste of your food and suggest songs people should play while enjoying them.

Making mac and cheese and need a playlist to go with it?

Supper provides food and drink recipes from notable chefs and mixologists, as well as recommendations for related songs that they curate. Meal recipes come with two playlists: one to listen to while cooking and another to hear when eating.

Would you paint your walls based on your favorite songs? Tell us in the comments below.

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