How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Every girl needs a statement dress for the summer and the Crochet Tier Maxi Dress is without a doubt that piece. With its soft cotton gauze fabric and crocheted details, it strikes the perfect balance of classic and bohemian.

Cathy from Poor Little It Girl puts her spin on one of our favorite Maxi Dresses by adding a pop of color.

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Meet Cathy:
Poor Little It Girl is a shopping and personal style blog by me, Cathy Anderson, with a focus on keeping things under $100. My mission is to show that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to find fashionable and quality items to stay stylish! Poor Little It Girl began in the summer of 2010 while living in NYC and has since become a perfect representation of who I am: a twenty-eight year old former fashion magazine editor turned Washingtonian that wants great clothing that all us “poor” girls can actually afford.
How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

What Inspired Cathy’s Look:
“​I wanted my look to be casual, easy, but still put together. So whether it was adding on a head wrap, a bold red lip or a structured bag – I loved the mix up of put together and bohemian vibes in one!​”

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Get Cathy’s Look: Crochet Tier Maxi Dress | Double Banded Sandal | BAGGU Leather Basic Tote (Similar) |Paisley Bandana (Similar)

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Show us how you style the Crochet Tier Maxi Dress with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

Photos by Kimberly Graydon Photography

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Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Whether you’re heading to the lake or hitting the beach with your besties, your favorite Aerie Swim will have you looking and feeling confident in no time at all!

Picked the perfect suit and looking to accessorize? Grace from A Southern Drawl pairs her bold print Bridget Bikini with a lightweight Beach Shirt and straw Panama Hat for a weekend out on the lake!

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Meet Grace:
“Hi there! I’m Grace and I’m a 22-year-old bioengineering graduate student, currently residing in Louisville, Kentucky, where I was born and raised.  I enjoy all things related to both fashion and fitness.  My personal style is always evolving! I created A Southern Drawl in 2011, and it continues to serve as a much-needed outlet for my creativity!”

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl
Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

What Inspired Grace’s Look:
“Lake weekends are the best kind of weekends!  I love getting away, even if it’s only for a few days.  I’m completely in love with this coverup from Aerie and this adorable bikini {did you notice the cutouts in the bikini bottoms?}.  Of course, I had to add their classic panama hat to the outfit to polish off this nautical look.  Also, if you’re looking for a perfect beach tote, then this colorblock tote is the one! It fits so many items, like a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and if you’re anything like me, the other 100 things that you decide to bring.”

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Get Grace’s Look: Bridget Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom | Beach Shirt | Panama Hat | Colorblock Tote

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Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Show us your favorite Aerie Swim with #AerieREAL or #AerieSWIM on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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#AEOSTYLE ROUNDUP: Summer Whites and Blues

From Swing Dresses to destroyed denim, we’ve spotted some seriously awesome #AEOSTYLE. Check out our most loved outfits that we spotted on Instagram in this week’s #AEOSTYLE Roundup.

Swing into summer with our Swing Tank Dress.
Shop the look:
Swing Tank Dress
Wool Panema Hat

We love this laid-back look from @Candidlychan.
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Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank
Hi-Rise Jegging

Beach-ready #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:

Favorite Pocket T-Shirt
Aerie Hi-Rise Bikini Bottom

Go classic this summer with AEO Shorties
Shop the look:

Hi-Rise Festival Shortie

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Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Good beauty products not only make you look beautiful, but make you feel beautiful. Our new Beauty For Real For Aerie collection does just that. We had an opportunity to sit down with Leslie, the founder of Beauty for Real, to find out more about this collaboration and inspiration behind the amazing product line.

Aerie: Can you tell us about Beauty for Real and how it got started?

Leslie: As a make up artist with the perspective of working with thousands of women over the years, I recognized a need to address beauty from a more realistic point of view.  Both in terms of the way products are developed and produced and also the way they are presented to the consumer.  Great, natural ingredients, simple straight forward and functional packaging along with a more “real” approach to photography and models is our highest goal.

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: Beauty for Real for Aerie is all about enhancing your natural beauty. Can you tell us what inspired the collection?

Leslie: Gorgeous skin is always the canvas for looking beautiful and because this is a summer collection where more skin is exposed, we focused on enhancing and highlighting the skin.

Aerie: We love that these products contain natural ingredients. Can you explain this process?

Leslie: There are many old natural remedies that are tried and true, but there are also new natural ingredients that are being discovered everyday.  We work with our research and development chemists to utilize the most natural ingredients in the most beneficial way.

Aerie: The Sugar Rush Scrub smells delicious! When is the best time to apply?

Leslie: Of course, it can be used morning or night in the shower, but I love to wake up with it in the morning as a reinforcement to my morning coffee.  The brown sugar and coffee extract are like a sweet, yummy latte without the calories!

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: The Beauty For Real for Aerie Sun Kissed Lip Gloss offers the perfect combination of moisture and shine. Can you tell us about the two different shades?

Leslie: They do have lots of great hydrating ingredients; Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil along with super anti oxidants; Green Tea Extract and Grape Seed Oil.  Not only are they terrific summer colors, but the benefits are substantial.  Pink Sands is really like an enhanced natural lip color and Sun-shine gives a bit of nude gold.

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: The Aerie Beauty For Real Glow Stick comes in three different shades – High Tide, Cocoa Cabana and South Peach. What is the best way to apply this pretty bronzing illuminator?

Leslie: They can be used individually, but I like to use all three!  Use High Tide as a highlighter anywhere you want to create a luminescent glow- on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, on the cupids bow.  South Peach is an amazingly fresh blush color- use it on the apples of your cheeks for a subtle pop of color.  Coco Cabana is a bronzer that gives you the sun kissed summer glow you want without the sun exposure- blend it along your hairline, below your cheekbones and a touch on your nose and chin.  Apply them from the stick and blend with your fingers, the creamy texture melts right into the skin for a most natural finish.  They are also great to use on you collar bones and shoulders!

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: The Sea & Surf Spray is a summer must-have! Do you have any tips for how to achieve perfect beach waves?

Leslie: I live in Miami where beach hair is the only way to go in the summer when it’s hot and humid.  After showering, you can spray a bit in your hair, then let it air dry. When it’s nearly completely dry, spray a large section and then scrunch it up for a few seconds to set. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil conditions your hair and keeps it from drying out when you’re in the sun and wind. It makes your hair smell like heaven!

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: What’s your favorite Beauty for Real for Aerie product?

Leslie: I really love them all, but I have to say, I’ve already used up 2 jars of Sugar Rush!  It’s the way it smells and my skin feels so soft and hydrated after using it. I’ve become obsessed and have to use it everyday.

Aerie: What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

Leslie: I love the idea that Aerie is more honest with its idea of what’s beautiful.  Everyone has imperfections and it’s great when we can easily accept them, enhance our best features, feel great and get on with living a beautiful life.

Show us your favorite Beauty for Real for Aerie products with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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How to Wear the Soft Pant with Love, Olia

When it comes to soft, boho inspired layers, the Soft Pant should always be your first go-to. Made for summer, this lightweight, ultra comfortable pant pairs perfectly with your favorite tanks.

Boho beauty Olia from Love, Olia styles her favorite Wide Leg Soft Pant, proving that a bold paisley print is always a good idea.

How to Wear the Wide Leg Soft Pant with Love, Olia

What Inspired Olia’s Look:
“Being from San Diego, my looks are typically geared towards So-Cal effortless looks which is why I LOVED this AEO wide leg pant so much. It’s the perfect pant for Spring/Summer and I wanted to show off a boho inspired look which could easily transition to vacation wear as well. A pant like this speaks for itself which is why I chose a simple white top to go with it as to not distract from the pant. I finished the look with an easy straw hat to add that extra bit of summer elegance.”
How to Wear the Wide Leg Soft Pant with Love, Olia

Shop Olia’s Look: Wide Leg Soft Pant | Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt (Similar) | Double T-Strap Sandal (Similar) | Straw Sun Hat (Similar) | Colorblock Tote (Similar)

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As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Spring Into Summer Style

From Hi-Rise Shorties to destroyed denim, we’ve spotted #AEOSTYLE in some of the coolest magazines and biggest music festivals. Check out who is wearing our clothes in this week’s As Seen In #AEOSTYLE.

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From the deserts of Palm Springs, California to the Windy City, we’ve spotted summer-ready #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
US Weeky: Hi-Rise Festival Shorties
People Style Watch: AEO Sunglasses
Windy City Style: Floral Hooded Windbreaker

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We spotted #AEOSTYLE in the desert of California during both festival weekends in Indio.
Shop the look:
Tomgirl Denim Jacket
Aerie Swim
Side Slit Maxi Skirt
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Crocheted Tiered Maxi Dress

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We’re seeing Spring-ready #AEOSTYLE from InStyle and Sincerely Jules.
Shop the look:
InStyle: Tomgirl Denim Jacket
Sincerely Jules: Twill Midi Short

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

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