#AEOSTYLE Roundup: #AEOSHORTSTYLECONTEST Winners

This past month, we hosted a shorts style contest on Instagram where we asked you, our followers to snap photos of how you wear your shorts. We had over 200 entries with pretty amazing #AEOSTYLE. Check out our top five winners below and stay tuned for more contests coming your way!

Nothing goes better with a pink bike other than AEO Shorties.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Denim Shortie

We love how Kaelyn styled her AEO Shorties.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Denim Shortie

KTNEWMS knows how to style an aesthetically pleasing photos with her AEO shorties.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Denim Shortie

Lauren looks Boho Chic in #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Sky High Shortie

Simple and sweet #AEOSTYLE. Nothing looks better than a white Tee with denim shorts.
Shop the look:
Rolled Denim Shortie

 

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Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

We’re inspired each day by the stories you share that show how you’re #AerieREAL. This week we’re sharing the story of 23-year-old Laura Porter, a student at the George Washington University, and founder of SPEAK GW. A recovering ED warrior and advocate for change and body positivity, Laura works each day to provide resources, and raise awareness and attention to the problem of eating disorders specifically on campus. Read on below to learn more about Laura and to follow her journey!

Follow Her Friday: Laura PorterAerie: Hi, Laura! Thanks for chatting with us. We love SPEAK’s mission. What inspired you to launch SPEAK GW?

Laura: I wanted to create a space and a community where people weren’t afraid to speak up about eating disorders.  I am inspired by the community Proud2BMe and NEDA have built online, and I love being able to bring that community to men and women in college, because that’s what I needed when I was struggling. Organizations like SPEAK and Proud2BMe give young people the opportunities to use their voices and silence stigma, which really changes lives.

Aerie: Do you have a role model? If so who is he/ she and why does he/ she inspire you?

Laura: My role models are the men and women who share their stories so bravely with others and those warriors who fought internal battles with addiction, eating disorders and other illnesses, and won.  There are so many people I have met in treatment who I now see doing amazing things and successfully and bravely taking on life’s challenges one day at a time.  Those are my role models.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and her best friend and former VP of SPEAK, Katie Duman.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and Brian Cuban, an Eating Disorder and Addiction Recovery Advocate at a SPEAK GW event.

Aerie: After graduation, what is your ultimate dream job?

Laura: It’s my dream to speak to young men and women around the country and share my story of recovery from alcoholism and an eating disorder. I want people to never feel alone and to know that there is always hope.

Aerie: Do you have a favorite quote or mantra? 

Laura: My mantra is “speaking up saves lives.” It’s so true because when we share our stories and use our voices, we can reach people in ways that can change a life.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and her sister, Abby. <3

Aerie: What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

Laura: It means showing my true self to others,  knowing that I am worthy of love and letting go of perfection. It’s about being me—unapologetically.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura sharing the #AerieREAL love! Show us your selfie with #LoveYouRealSelfie.

Aerie: What’s your favorite Aerie bra fit?

Laura: The Softest Lace Racerback Bralette.  It’s perfect to add extra color to my typically neutral wardrobe.

Aerie: Do you have a secret skill or talent? Spill!

Laura: I can do impressions really well, especially accents. I’m from Houston, Texas and have family from Mississippi, so I’ve nailed the southern twang.

Thank you, Laura! Be sure to follow Laura on Instagram and her organization SPEAK.

For more information and resources, visit Aerie.com/NEDA. Tell us your story at AerieREAL.com!

xoxo,

Aerie

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How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style

Our iconic Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt is a must-have in every guys’ closet. Its classic cut offers a relaxed fit through the chest and arms for your total comfort, so not only will you look great, but you’ll feel great too.

Lav from McLavin Style puts a casual twist on this this classic shirt by paring with jeans and sneakers.

Meet Lav:
Lav is the blogger behind McLavin Style. He’s a 21-year-old university student from the UK who’s currently interning with an Investment Bank in New York. His blog covers Menswear and Fitness. His style is very simple and minimalistically universal with a dash of originality.

How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style

What Inspired Lav’s Look:
“Rather than shying away from unique colors, challenging and implementing them in my style gives me that sense of excitement. Choosing this Lime shirt over any other common blue, black or white color was one of the reasons. A very unique and subtle color, if paired with the right pieces could be pulled off really well. Pairing it with dark denim and adding that bit of camo with my sneakers and quilted jacket to fight the cold and polish the look”

How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style Get Lav’s Look: Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt | Skinny Jean (Similar) | New Balance Running Sneaker (Similar) | Denim Jacket
How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style

Show us how you style our Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery.

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Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

The Aerie Anytime collection speaks for itself. Whether you’re working out, running errands or lounging around the house, Aerie Anytime offers the comfiest #OOTDs fit for real life. Our girl Natalie from Natalie Dressed shows us how she styles her favorite Aerie Anytime look 3 different ways.

Meet Natalie:
Natalie Comstock is the author of the life and style blog, Natalie Dressed, and founder of Style + Spirit, a graphic apparel brand she recently started.  As a lover of both the world of fashion and the world of spirituality and self-development, she’s rooted both her blog and company in the message that style and spirituality can go hand in hand and that you don’t have to sacrifice one in order to have the other. Natalie lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband and rottweiler pup, Bailey, has a minor obsession with killer heels, and calls the beach her happy place. You can find her on Instagram at @natalie_dressed.

Working Out Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Get Natalie’s Look: Aerie Tank | Cotton Plunge Bralette | Skinny Yoga Pant | New Balance Colorblocked Sneaker Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

What Inspired Natalie’s Look:
“As someone who loves basics, does yoga, and works from home, it’s important to me have to pieces in my wardrobe that are versatile, comfortable, and stylish. All of the pieces here fit that criteria. ”

Running ErrandsAerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

“The Aerie tank has become my new favorite top. I have worn it more times than I’d like to admit since it arrived in the mail. It’s so soft and has the perfect amount of slouch to it. I also love that you can see the lace of the bralette peak out, which adds something a little more feminine to the mix. The bralette is super comfy and is making me want to add many more to my wardrobe! These pieces can be mixed and matched with so many other things I own. One thing is for sure – they’ll make me feel much cuter and put together when I’m working and working out!” Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Lounging at Home
Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

“I love that these yoga pants are super fun while still being neutral and versatile. I can wear them while working at home during the day without feeling like a slob and then throw on a pair of tennis shoes for an afternoon workout. They’re also great for lounging around the house on the weekends.”Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Show us how you style our Aerie Anytime collection with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Whether you have a beach trip in the works (Spring Break anyone?) or you’ve been dreaming of soaking up some sun, it’s officially time for Aerie Swim. Bikini or One Piece, Classic or Retro, we’ve got you covered! Undecided? You can Mix & Match until you’ve found the perfect combo.

Megan from Lush to Blush took her favorite #AerieSWIM to Hawaii for a romantic getaway and it’s safe to say we’re in love.

Meet Megan:
Megan Elliott is the creator and blogger behind Lush to Blush. She is an avid lover of the earth and everything on it, especially flowers, and has been a vegetarian for seven years. On her blog, she explores fashion, lifestyle, and all things lovely.

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

What Inspired Megan’s Look:
“These photos were taken at the beach at the Koa Kea resort we stayed at for a couple nights. The whole place was so nice and absolutely perfect for our romantic getaway to Kauai. I wore my retro style aerie bathing suit and as I ran into the water, I totally felt like Allie from the Notebook! I really really love the flattering style of the top and the high rise bottoms. I felt totally happy and comfortable with my body, which is not common for me when I’m in a bikini. But this style fit my body perfectly and I had so much fun running around on the beach and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. After a day full of beach fun in this bathing suit, I think the retro style has become my favorite.”
Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Get Megan’s Look: Retro Halter Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Bikini Bottom

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Show off your #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! Share your photos on Instagram and Twitter with #AerieREAL.

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How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Crystalin Marie

With a new take on cool and casual, our Tomgirl Jean will take your denim game to a whole different level. With its relaxed fit and destroyed details, you’ll wonder how you went this long without owning a pair.

Crystalin, blogger behind Crystalin Marie, proves that relaxed denim doesn’t always equal casual when pairing with a fitted top and nude pumps.

Meet Crystalin:
Crystalin writes the fashion and lifestyle blog, Crystalin Marie. Her blog is based in the Bay Area and covers topics related to personal style, fashion, food, fitness, and lifestyle. In addition to blogging and working full time, Crystalin is in the middle of planning her summer wedding and running after her cute westiepoo, Lola.

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Crystalin Marie

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Crystalin Marie

What Inspired Crystalin’s Look:
“I love a good pair of relaxed destroyed denim and these Tomgirl jeans are perfect! I went with a more fitted sweater to balance out the looser fit jeans and then paired them with pumps to dress up the look.”

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Crystalin Marie How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Crystalin MarieGet Crystalin’s Look: Tomgirl Jean | Cable Front Jegging Sweater (Similar) | Striped Lace Sleeve T-Shirt (Similar)

How to Wear the Tomgirl Jean with Crystalin Marie

 Show us how you style the Tomgirl Jean with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery.

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