Dress Up Your Summer

We love the carefree, effortless feeling that summer brings – less responsibility, more fun! Summer is the time of year when plans can happen on the fly, and you need the quick, pretty #AEOSTYLE to match. One of our favorite ways to put together a spontaneous outfit is by slipping on a one-and-done piece like a dress or romper. This season offers one of our biggest dress assortments yet, so it’s the perfect time to check out everything from our shift dresses to rompers to maxi dresses. Plus, you’ll find styles to fit any look, like an edgy romper or a polished pattern maxi dress. Make it work with your individual #AEOSTYLE! Keep reading to see how AEO will dress up your summer.

Weekend Concert
Whether you’re visiting NYC, Austin or Chicago for one of the major music festivals or keeping it low-key and heading to a local concert, a flirty, boho romper is always a top choice. Festival outfitting is all about the accessories, so an understated romper with small details like the bow on the one-piece below will allow you to amp up your festival style. Layer on necklaces, rings and bracelets, and don’t forget a pair of sunglasses. Lately, we’re loving trendy round shape. Finish the look with a fringe bag that will hold your wallet, cell and, of course, a retro camera!

Dress Up Your Summer! Take this look to a free concert in the park or music festival on the weekend.

Shop The Look: Soft & Sexy Babydoll Dress | Crochet + Bead Crossbody Bag
Round Sunglasses | Horn & Arrowhead Layered Necklace | Sunnylife Underwater Camera

Brunch With Friends 
Kick off the summer season by grabbing your friends for amazing food. Summer menus are popping up at all of our favorite restaurants, and brunch is the best excuse to catch up with friends while eating some mind-blowing waffles. Since brunch is usually relaxed, you’ll want a soft, feminine look to match. Pair a floral maxi dress with a wide-brim straw hat for a vacation-vibe. A faux-leather handbag in a neutral color will hold all of the necessities, like cat-eye sunglasses and lip balm.

Dress Up Your Summer! This look is perfect for weekend brunch with your BFFs.

Shop The Look: Hi-Neck Maxi Dress | Street Level Reversible Mini Tote
Aerie Panama Hat | AEO Cat Eye Sunglasses

Flea Market Browsing
Refresh your #AEOSTYLE and your interior design! Head to a local flea market to find a hidden gem. A casual, free-spirited look is great for wandering around outside. Be sure to take a light jacket that you can carry on your shoulder or pop on if it gets chilly in the morning. A comfortable pair of fun, patterned shoes adds interest to finish the look. Don’t forget a carry-all bag!

Dress Up Your Summer! Take this look to the Flea Market for a shabby-chic feel.

Shop The Look: Tiered Fringe Shift Dress | Denim Jacket | Slip-On Platform Espadrille | Street Level Reversible Tote

Hang at the Park
If you want to have a chill day but still take advantage of beautiful summer weather (and, let’s be real, show off this adorable look), plan a day at the park. Take a blanket, snacks and light reading material to carry you through the afternoon. This floral romper is vibrant and sweet, and the shorts silhouette will allow you to move around all day with ease. We’re all about the cold-shoulder lately, so feel free to work on that summer tan! Pull on a pair of bright white sneakers to complete the look.

Dress Up Your Summer! Grab some reading material and head to the park for a relaxing day.

Shop The Look: Floral Wrap-Front Romper | Keds Original Champion Sneaker | Cat Eye Sunglasses

How will you dress up your summer? Tell us in the comments below and show us on Twitter and Instagram using #AEOSTYLE.

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10 Ways To Spend Your Summer Friday

What’s our favorite summer holiday? Summer Fridays! Summer Fridays are a phenomenon that workplaces are starting to embrace, and we can’t image the months of June, July and August without them. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about… we’re sorry, and we hope that you get to experience the gift of walking out of work early every Friday in the summer very soon. We’re here to help you make the most of the hours you gain with a list of 10 ways to spend your Summer Friday.

1. Visit A Museum: If you’re lucky enough to live in a city with multiple museums… visit them! A little knowledge never hurt anyone, and you might be surprised at what you can learn in just a few hours walking around a museum. If you typically don’t have time on the weekend, an early-out Friday is a great way to fit a visit into your schedule.

2. Check Out A Baseball Game: Pump a little excitement into the start of your weekend by checking out a baseball game. Baseball is the sport of the summer, and from the thrill of the game to the amazing food (um, nachos anyone?), we really can’t think of a reason not to go to at least one game per season.

3. Try A New-To-You Restaurant: Warm weather equals porch season! Grab some friends after work or school and go to a restaurant you’ve never tried, preferably with outdoor seating! Summer is the perfect time to try some trendy foods like avocado toast or acai bowls (because we all know you’re #eatingfortheinsta).

4. Go For  A Bike Ride: Get out and move! While the sun is still shining midday, take your bike out for a spin. A lot of cities even offer bike rental services with parking hubs around the city, so there’s no excuse not to take a ride in #AEOSTYLE.

Spend your Summer Friday taking a bike ride around the city in #AEOSTYLE.

Shop The Look: Denim X Shortie | Plaid Boyfriend Shirt | Round Lens Flat Sunglasses
Mixed Metal Ring Pack | Street Level Faux Leather Bucket Bag (Similar)

5. See A Free Concert In The Park: One of the best perks of summer are free concerts! It seems like free festivals are popping up more than ever, and chilling out with some friends and listening to music is a beautiful way to spend a Friday afternoon. Grab a blanket to sit on & some snacks to earn bonus points with the BFFs.

6. Take A Last Minute Mini-Vacation: You’re gaining a few extra hours on Summer Fridays, so make the most of it! Plan a quick, last minute getaway & leave as soon as the work. Whether you end up camping nearby or driving all night to find a beach, you’re sure to make some memories that will last longer than just the season.

7. Volunteer For A Few Hours: You get what you give! Since you’re getting time off from everyday activity, take the time to give back to your community by volunteering with a local organization. Not only will you have more fun than you expect, you’ll feel great about your actions after. If you need some inspiration, we recommend visiting a volunteer match website.

8. Check Out Your Local Farmer’s Market: We’re huge fans of supporting our local communities, and one way to do that is by buying local. Wandering around a farmers market is a great way to spend an afternoon. You’ll be able to try fresh pastries, local veggies and fruits and even meet new people. Ice cream cone in hand not optional!

Take your #AEOSTYLE to the farmer's market for a sweet treat on your summer Friday.

Shop The Look: Chambray Dress | Round SunglassesCurved Bar Necklace | Bead Bracelet Trio (Similar)

9. Head To The Pool: Wind down after a long week by heading to the pool. You don’t need to be a member at an exclusive club to go for a swim –
community pools are a great option for catching some rays. Pack your Aerie swim in your work bag for easy access after the day is done.

10. Hang Out At The Park: Be a kid for the day! Hang out at the park for the afternoon and jump around the playground or take a walk through the grounds.

How are you going to spend your Summer Friday? Tell us in the comments, or show us using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Introducing K Ti per te

Italian designer Cristina Tardito’s collections for Kristina Ti have always inspired us, so we collaborated with her and created this special collection: K Ti per te. Jen from Palms to Pines pairs our K Ti per te One-Piece Swimsuit with the lightweight K Ti per te Crochet Maxi Dress for a day at the beach.

Introducing K Ti per te “If there was ever a collection that made me want to book a summer trip to Italy, it would be Cristina Tardito’s new collaboration with Aerie!  There are so many good pieces in the collection, and I love the color palette and femininity.”

Introducing K Ti per te Shop Jen’s Look: K Ti per te One-Piece SwimsuitK Ti per te Crochet Maxi Dress

Introducing K Ti per te “The swimsuits and cover-ups are perfect to pack for your first official summer getaway, whether that to the Italian Riviera or just the community pool.  I love this one-piece mesh suit with the cute printed lining peeking through underneath! Added bonus: each piece comes with a free K Ti per te drawstring dry bag. I just love it when amazing designers collaborate with brands I can actually afford to shop! ;)”Introducing K Ti per te Introducing K Ti per te Introducing K Ti per te Show us what makes you #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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DAY TO NIGHT BLACK & WHITE

Keep it simple this summer! Our stylist’s outfit of week takes you from day to night in black and white. Throw on this matching set for Saturday brunch and stay cute and comfy all day (and night!) long.

DAY TO NIGHT BLACK & WHITEShop Erin’s Look: Bobble Trim Tank | Print Short | Street Level Faux Leather Bucket Bag | Slip-On Platform Espadrille | Sunglasses

Our Bobble Trim Tank and Print Short is a super soft and breezy set for long summer days. Match them together for this outfit, then mix them with solids or different prints for endless outfit options to come. Accessorize with our Sunglasses and AEO’s Street Level Faux Leather Bucket Bag, and add a twist with a different print on the bottom in AEO’s Slip-On Platform Espadrille.

DAY TO NIGHT BLACK & WHITE

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AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

This weekend, we’re packing our #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE and heading to Governors Ball for fun times, great bands and good eats. From The Strokes to HAIM and everyone in between, this year’s lineup is one you don’t want to miss. Check out what we’re eating, wearing and who we’re excited to see. Not able to make this years festival? Follow us on Snapchat (@AEO) and Instagram to get in on the action.

Pack:
Girls: A festival outfit wouldn’t be complete without denim shorties. Add a crop top, a flowy kimono and comfortable sandals to create a free-spirited vibe. Add a crossbody bag and lots of accessories to make your #AEOSTYLE pop.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors BallShop the look: Denim shortie (shop similar) | Ruffle Sleeve Kimono | Multi Braid Sandal | Street Level Bucket Bag (shop similar) | AEO First Essentials Eyelet Bralette | Women’s Accessories

Guys: Keep it easy with your favorite pair of denim shorts and t-shirt. Rock a pair of buckle sandals and accessorize with a solid hat and sunglasses.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Shop the look: AEO Denim Shorts | Stripe Crew T-Shirt | Double Buckle Suede Sandal | AEO Baseball Hat (shop similar) | Classic sunglasses

See:
Friday:
The Strokes: Formed in New York City, this American rock band is energetic, fun and addicting.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @TheStrokes

Beck: This American born indie-rock artist best known for his hit song “Loser” began his active years as a musician in 1985. 31 years later and he’s still killing it.
RobynThis Swedish electropop beauty has been on previous AEO playlists. Her catchy lyrics and beats create a vibe that’s perfect for dancing.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @robynkonichiwa

Saturday:
Miguel: Recording artists, singer, songwriter, producer and has been creating music since he was thirteen…what does this guy not do? Check out

HAIM: This fierce fore some from Los Angeles has pop rock sound with a punch. Three sisters (Este, Danille and Alana) and drummer Dash Hutton curate songs that are perfect for your never ending summer playlist.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @haimtheband

The KillersThis rock band from Las Vegas knows how to put on a show. With electrifying hits such as “Mr Brightside” and “Human“, this band has been “killin'” it since 2001.

Eat: 
by CHOLE.: Chow down on vegan burgers and fries! Healthy and tasty…what could be better?
Tacombi: Extra queso anyone? Authentic Mexican food is hard to beat. Corn tortillas filled with the good stuff. Make sure you grab a fresh pressed juice to complete your meal.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @tacombi

SnowDays: Weather in NYC this weekend is going to be warm. Cool off with some shaved cream and load it with #allthetoppings.

Black Tap: Burgers and milkshakes are just better together. These wacky and colorful milkshakes have been making some serious headlines around the US! Bonus, this food is totally ‘gram-worthy. Snap those buns before they’re gone.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @blacktapnyc

Milk: End your weekend on a sweet note with Milk desserts. Our personal fave? B’day truffles.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @milkbarstore

Are you heading to Governors Ball this weekend? Share your photos with #AEOSFESTIVALSTYLE for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!

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How to Style a Jumpsuit

One & only! Caitlyn from How Do You Wear That goes black to the white in our Print Jumpsuit and matching Half United Wrap Bracelet. How to Style a Jumpsuit“It officially feels like summer! Absolutely love it. Summer style means super light fabrics that you can throw on right out of the shower, ocean or pool and look put together with little-to-no maintenance, accessories and layers. Which is kind of funny because I am usually all about the layering. This easiest way to achieve this super casual & low maintenance look is with jumpsuits, rompers & dresses in light breezy fabrics like gauze, chiffon, cotton.  Ah, I could honestly eat, sleep, work, beach it and everything in between in this jumpsuit I am currently wearing. SO comfy + the print is fun, but not too overwhelming. & the best part – it is so light!”

How to Style a Jumpsuit“In this look, I was coming from a long weekend down at the beach and just finished up my jammed packed work day so I wanted to throw on something comfy I could relax in for dinner. I paired it with my reversible American Eagle tote bag (literally been living out of this! Perfect color combo of black or tan!) and a delicate necklace (that can ALSO be worn as a bracelet. Oh, also –  if you purchase one it feeds 7 meals to children in need. You really cannot beat that…) So awesome. Aerie + American Eagle are so practical and carry relatable (and wearable!) pieces for everyone. I  l o v e  it!

How to Style a JumpsuitShop Caitlyn’s Look: Print Jumpsuit | Half United Wrap Bracelet | Street Level Reversible Tote

How to Style a JumpsuitHow to Style a JumpsuitShow us what makes you #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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