A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

HI AERIE GIRLS!

Let’s get real… Holiday shopping begins in less than 40 days and it’s time to get in the spirit! NO worries — Aerie has everything you need for every girl on your list—and some special treats for yourself, too! 

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

I’m feeling EXTRA excited about this season because it is our most beautiful collection to date AND one of the most fun, too. I love every piece but a few of our favorite things are our Merry Aerie PJ Pants in fresh plaids and cutie prints, our joggers are the chicest you can find and totally necessary for chilly days.

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

We have tons of cozy fleece and accessories with the most adorable pom-poms ever. YOU have to have a pom-pom hat or pair of mittens this year! Our blanket scarves are cloud soft and feel like you’re wearing your childhood blanket. Everyone is wearing them in our office already. They are so special. The perfect gift (and we don’t believe in perfection!) We’re also very proud to launch our 5th fragrance, COZY UP… our yummiest, most delicious scent yet. It’s like wearing cotton candy! And if you’re not sure what to get, you can always get one of our gift sets—all wrapped up in our signature holiday ribbon.

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

And no holiday would be complete without giving back. This year we decided to sell our gift boxes for 50 cents each and donate the money to the non-profit Bright Pink, whose mission is to save young women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer. Now that’s REAL.

Remember, no matter what you give this holiday being the REAL you is the best gift you can give anyone!

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

Mistletoe Kisses & Holiday Wishes…

Jen Foyle, Aerie’s EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer & The Aerie Team

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8 Tricks for Throwing The Best Halloween Party Ever

You’ve been planning your Halloween costume since last Halloween. You’ve found the perfect wig to go with your over-the-top costume…but how are you spending your Halloween night? Don’t get stuck going to another get together that turned out to be a “dead” beat party. Check out our 8 tips and tricks for throwing the best Halloween party ever and start inviting your friends asap.

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  1. Pick a Terrifying Theme: No party is complete without having a theme. No matter if you go with a Monsters or Ghosts theme, it gets your guests excited to dress up.
  2. Send Spooky Invites: Another way to ensure you have enough punch and snacks to go around are invites. Make sure your guests RSVP. Don’t feel like using snail mail? E-vites is quick, easy and has a library full of eerie invitations that you can pick from.
  3. Freaky Finger Food: Don’t let your guests go hungry! Create freaky fun food like Worms in Dirt or English Muffin mummies.
  4. Boo-gie Down Beats: Don’t forget to add an awesome playlist to your party. Check out our Boo-gie Down Playlist on Spotify for awesome Halloween type songs to get your guests dancing all night long.
  5. Colorful Candy: What Halloween party is complete without candy? Make sure you satisfy all types of candy cravings with chocolates, sour and gummy confections. Try not to overdo it though or you’ll be stuck with a stomach ache!
  6. Play Scary Movies: Not only will a scary movie draw attention to your non dancing guests, its visually thrilling too. We like The Shining or if you’re not into super scary, go for a funny movie like Hocus Pocus.
  7. Deadly Decorations: Include scary decorations to transform your everyday living space into a bone-chilling room.
  8. Perfect Party Favors: Nothing says “thanks for coming” than a party favor. Hand out bags of goodies at the end of the night so your guests have something to remember the night by.

No matter what you decide to do for Halloween, have fun, be safe and don’t forget to rock the perfect costume! Visit the blog tomorrow for #AEOSTYLE inspired Halloween costumes. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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Follow Her Friday: Ali Mitton

Cue the cold nights, the cozy knits, and snowball fights! This Holiday we partnered with a new photographer, who just so happens to be our first Aerie REAL girl photographer, to help us prepare for one of our favorite gifting seasons. Aerie girls, meet Ali Mitton. This Gold Coast Australian native added just the touch of magic, simplicity, and elegance to make our favorite cozy products come to life. Read on below to learn more about Ali, her favorite parts of the shoot, and her thoughts about 100% not retouching.

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Aerie: What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

AM: It means honesty and confidence!

Aerie: What’s your favorite Holiday recipe?

AM: Christmas in Australia is summer! So I love barbecue seafood and fresh salads. :)

Follow Her Friday: Ali Mitton

Follow Her Friday: Ali Mitton

Aerie: What’s your favorite Holiday tradition?

AM: If I’m in Australia its swimming and eating all day, and running around on the beach. If I’m in America its making cookies with my boyfriend’s family and sitting by the fireplace.

Aerie: Did you have a favorite Aerie item from the Holiday line?

AM: I love all the fabulous Christmas print socks. :)

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Aerie: Cute! We love those, especially with winter boots! What was your favorite scene to shoot?

AM: All our snow scenes were super fun!

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Aerie: How do you feel not retouching the girls? 

AM: I love not retouching the girls. They don’t need it. No girls actually do. It’s just an industry expectation, a bad habit I love breaking. These girls look amazing without any retouching.

Follow Her Friday: Ali Mitton

 Aerie: What is your favorite camera to shoot with?

AM: A 5D MK III.

Follow Her Friday: Ali Mitton

Aerie: What do you believe not retouching means to young women?

AM: I think retouching has made us place unrealistic expectations on ourselves. We are all trying to live up to something that is not real. Retouching is standard in my line of work, its sad but true. I’m really excited to work with Aerie who is breaking that rule.

Aerie: How would you describe your personal style?  

AM: Relaxed, comfortable, and minimal. :)

Follow Her Friday: Ali Mitton

See more from Ali on Aerie’s Instagram, in your local Aerie store, and at Aerie.com!

Also, don’t forget to follow Ali now on Instagram.

xoxo,

Aerie

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Introducing Jenny’s Holiday Picks!

There are so many amazing new arrivals to love at Aerie, it’s hard to pick favorites. That’s what Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here for! Today, Jenny talks her absolute must-haves from the new collection that you need in your closet this season.

Read below for Jenny’s styling tips, and why you need her favorite picks in your wardrobe!

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Shop These Styles:

Sequin Bralette

Sequin Boybrief

Romantic Lace Bralette

Silky Thong

Boybrief

#1: The Sequin Bralette

“I LOVE sparkle for the holidays! A sequin bra is the perfect way to let a little shine show under your cardigan, blazer or button front shirt.”

#2: The Romantic Lace Bralette

“Eyelash lace is one of my favorite things, especially on a romantic long line bra like our lace bralette. This feels great on the skin and comes in such lush, beautiful colors.”

#3: The Silky Thong

“This fabric feels delicious (I wish you could feel it on the screen), and the colors match back perfectly to the Romantic Lace Bralette. Wear them as a set, or wear the undies on their own for a no-show panty line.”

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Shop These Styles:

Harper Pushup Bra

Sunnie Stretch Lightly Lined Bra

Boybrief

Mini Boybrief

#4: The Mini Boybrief

“So the boybrief is the perfect undie to wear with jeans…and the fox print is SO cute you’ll want to wear it all the time. Blue or pink – which one do you love?”

#5: The Sunnie Bra

“Sunnie is a favorite because she is SO fabulous! The deep plum color for fall is my new neutral, it’s sophisticated and rich, but goes under all of your darks as a black bra would.”

Jenny’s also loves our Sweater Cardigan to go over top of your cozy new looks!

She says, “This is the must-have cardigan for fall. Slightly oversized, super casual, this cardigan can go over anything whether you’re wearing a tank and pj pants around the house or running out to class in leggings. Plus I LOVE anything with pockets (I always need a place for my iPhone!).”

What are you crushing on this season at Aerie? Tell us below, or share with #AerieREAL on Instagram or Twitter!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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The Denim Dish: Holiday Collection Sneak Peek

dd1Every season, we put together a press preview to showcase the latest American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie collections for fashion editors, bloggers and influencers in our New York City showroom. A press preview allows them to visit our showroom and see our new collection, talk to our PR team about what’s new at AEO and mingle with their peers.

Our latest preview was for our Holiday 2014 collection… and we did it this past July! That’s right… we were in a sea of wintery puffer jackets even when the rest of the world was rocking their AEO Festival shorties and Birkenstocks. Our showroom was beaming with neon lights flashing “Get Down” in a fun reference to our down puffer jackets that will be available this October.

We also gave our editors a sneak peek of the American Beagle Outfitters collection. ABO started as an April Fool’s Day joke to help rescue dogs in need, but thanks to your overwhelming response, we’re actually making the collection happen for Holiday 2014! Instagram star, @toastmeetsworld made a guest appearance at our event wearing American Beagle Outfitters, which was definitely a crowd pleaser.

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Every prop, backdrop and styled outfit on a form took a lot of attention to detail. We even got to have fun with food, incorporating the theme of the season throughout the menu and serving items ranging from mini frozen hot chocolate to mini French Toast in our signature AEO back pocket.

Below are some exclusive pictures of our Holiday 2014 event. Be sure to check out the collection, which hits stores in November.

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Tell us which pieces you can’t wait to rock this winter in the comments below!

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#AEOStyle: Valentine’s Date Night

#AEOStyle: Valentine’s Date Night

This Friday marks the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day! No matter who you love, Valentine’s Day allows us to celebrate them more than ever.  Whether you’re keeping it casual with a movie or going all out with a romantic dinner, we’ve got you covered in #AEOStyle. Check out our looks below to help make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet.

Date Scenario: Keep it casual with an enormous bowl of popcorn, your favorite movie and your special someone.

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Jeans and a graphic T-shit are the perfect way to play it cool.

Shop the look:

Canvas Sneaker

Plaid Button Down Shirt

Signature Graphic T-Shirt

Original Straight Jean

Leather Belt

Date Scenario: Hang out at home with your VIP and pop in a romantic movie.

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Cuddle up next to your cutie in a heart themed sweatshirt and jeans

Shop the look:

Graph Hooded Popover

Favorite Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Skinny Jean

Slip-On Sneaker

Date Scenario: Dress up your #AEOStyle for a romantic dinner followed by a midnight kiss.

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Update your plaid button down with Original Straight Jeans and a cardigan for a look you both will love.

Shop the look:

Washed Shawl Cardigan

Original Straight Jean

Plaid Button Down (similar)

Canvas Slip-On Sneaker

Date Scenario: Dinner reservations at 7 for upscale dining with the one you love. Surf and Turf anyone?

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Feel fancy and flirty in a drop waist dress. 

Shop the look:

Chiffon Drop Waist Dress

Slip-On Sneaker (similar)

Check out our V-Day shops for both men and women online at AE.com!

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