Holiday Traditions

We asked some of our #AerieREAL girls to share some of their favorite holiday traditions with us. Watch below and find out how they spread cheer!

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Comment below & tell us!

 

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Home For The Holidays Packing Guide

Whether you’re going home for winter break or visiting family for the holiday season, our packing guide will have you prepared!

LAY EVERYTHING OUT

Before you start packing things into your suitcase, lay them on your bed so you can see what you have set out. This will help you remember things you may be forgetting and can help with chronic over-packing.

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Here’s what we’ve packed: Slipper | Lace Keyhole Triangle Bralette | Real Soft® Flannel Sleep Pant | Cable Sweater Jogger | Boucle Turtleneck Sweater | AEO Sateen X Hi-Rise Jegging | AEO Sweater All Weather Boot | Hand Knit Beanie | Hi-Rise Play Legging | Cable Pullover Sweater | Fuzzy Scarf | Aerie Sparkle Crew Socks | Swedish Hasbeens Husband Clog | Lace Longline Bralette | Shine Cheeky + Lace | Boyshort | Cheeky + Shine Waistband

BEGIN WITH THE BASICS

Don’t spend so much time planning your outfits that you forget the basics. Start with your some cute undies, a versatile bralette, warm socks, and your PJs. These are the things you’ll most likely spend the most time in.

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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

It’s always helpful to check the weather for  your destination. Remember to bring warm clothes and cold weather accessories when needed. Packing the proper shoes is important. Always have an extra pair of weather-friendly shoes.

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CHECK IT TWICE

Once you have everything laid out, check your haul twice. After you have everything set to go, pack it up in your suitcase. Keep a carry-on or backpack out for last minute additions.

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RELAX!

All the work is done, now snuggle up for some snowflakes and chill. Bring your backpack with you for long trips, making laptops, books, magazines, and snacks easily accessible on the plane or in the car.

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How do you pack to go home for the holidays? Comment below and let us know!

 

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Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Cutest pumpkin on the block starts here! Print one (or all) of our four Aerie-ized stencils and get carving.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pumpkin
  • X-Acto Knife (scissors work ,too)
  • Sharpie
  • Printer
  • Tape

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 1: Cut a circle around the stem of your pumpkin. Remove the top (save it!) and clean the seeds and goop out from inside.

STEP 2: Choose your favorite Aerie stencil from our downloadable pumpkin stencils file. Print the stencil on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

STEP 3: With your X-Acto knife, cut around the dark outline, creating a stencil out of the printout.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 4: Tape the stencil outline onto the area of your pumpkin you want to carve.

STEP 5: Using a sharpie, trace the inner lines of the stencil.

STEP 6: Using a pumpkin carving kit or any carving tool you want (we used smaller pottery tools), begin to cut out the outline of the stenciled drawing.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 7: Be sure to follow the guidelines on each stencil, differentiating between the no-carve zones and etch carving areas.

STEP 5: Place a lit candle inside of your pumpkin and replace the top.

STEP 6: Show off your hard work!

BONUS TIPS

  • To keep your pumpkin fresh, spray it with a bleach/water mix.
  • Rub vaseline on the carved sections of pumpkin to keep mold away.
  • Use battery-powered candles to reduce hazard and provide more light.

Which is your favorite pumpkin carving design? Comment below and tell us!

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White T-Shirt Day: How To Wear A Classic White T-Shirt

February 11th is annually known as White T-Shirt Day, and because we love basics like a classic white t-shirt, we had to celebrate. We mean… what’s not to love? They go with practically anything, can be dressed up or down and always look effortlessly eye-catching. Check out four looks below featuring men’s and women’s white tee shirts, and let us know how you’re styling your white tee today in the comments!

It's White T-Shirt Day! How To Style A Classic White T-Shirt

Shop the Look: Soft & Sexy Tomgirl T-Shirt | Denim X Jegging
Reebok Classic Nylon Slim (Similar) | Fitted Baseball Cap (Similar)

Stay chill with in all white with pops of color: White on white is so in right now. Play up the look with an unexpected pop of color in your sneakers and accessories.

It's White T-Shirt Day! How To Style A Classic White T-Shirt

Shop the Look: Soft & Sexy Pocket T-Shirt | Tomgirl Jean | AEO Strappy Heel Bootie | Aviator Sunglasses

Add some edge with destructed denim & strappy heels: You can never go wrong with a classic white t-shirt, destroyed denim & black heels. Add mirrored aviators to take this look to the next level.

It's White T-Shirt Day! How To Style A Classic White T-Shirt

Shop the Look: Legend Henley | Slim Flex/4 360 Jean | Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)

Keep it simple with washed out denim and lace-ups: If you need a casual, on-the-go look, sneakers, denim and a white henley will do the trick.

It's White T-Shirt Day! How To Style A Classic White T-Shirt

Shop the Look: Legend V-Neck T-Shirt | Slim Active Flex Jean| Lace-Up Court Sneaker (Similar)
Clubmax Sunglasses | Fitted Baseball Cap (Similar)

Match your sneaks to your tee: Attention to detail is everything. Get noticed in a white v-neck that matches back to your white sneakers.

How are you celebrating White T-Shirt Day? Let us know in the comments and show us on Twitter & Instagram using #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured in our style gallery!

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DIY Painted Pumpkins

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and we can’t wait to see all the spooky surprises this year has in store. One of our favorite ways to prep for the holiday is by decorating pumpkins. Since October 26 is National Pumpkin Day, we ‘re kicking off Halloween week with a tutorial to show you just how easy it is to design and paint your own stenciled pumpkins. The end result looks like it took endless hours, but DIY Painted Pumpkins are actually easy and fun to create. Read on to see how you can personalize your fall décor today!

What You’ll Need: 

  • Pumpkins (as many as you’d like – we used three)
  • Permanent maker (fine-tipped works best)
  • Masking tape
  • Stencil of your design
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Palette or paper plate
  • Fine-tipped paintbrushes

How-To:

DIY Painted Pumpkins

Step 1: Gather all of your supplies. You can create your own stencil or buy one pre-made! We drew our Eagle design on thin cardboard and cut out the center.

DIY Painted Pumpkins

Step 2: Tape the stencil to the pumpkin with masking tape. Make sure it’s secure!

DIY Painted Pumpkins

Step 3: Using a fine-tipped permanent marker, draw around the stencil to outline your design on the pumpkin.

DIY Painted Pumpkins

Step 4: Take off the stencil and begin filling in your design with paint. You can use a palette or a paper plate to hold the paint.We kept it minimalistic using black paint only, but you could use multiple colors if you’d like. Be sure to go slowly so that you stay inside the stenciled design.

DIY Painted Pumpkins

Step 5: Let it dry! In the meantime, continue with your other pumpkins.

DIY Painted Pumpkins

Happy National Pumpkin Day from AEO! How will you decorate your pumpkins this year? Tell us in the comments below, and show us your creations using #AEOSTYLE.

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