5 REAL Faves

Check back every Monday for our roundup of the week’s best looks, events and more!

1) $20 bras? YES PLEASE.
Need a little help recovering from the sunniest weekend of the year? Starting today, ALL bras are $20. We like to make our girls happy!

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2) Looks of the week
Our stylist, Erin, is the brains behind the amazing looks that come out of our photoshoots and so much more. Every Monday on our Instagram, she brings the styling to you and features her fave look of the week. Her head-to-toe outfits are the best inspiration to start your week on a stylin’ note. Don’t miss them!

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3) Bring out your inner Yoncé
Karaoke, or as the girls in the New York Design Office like to call it, “Aerieoke,” is one of our favorite things. Whether you’re a pro or keep your vocal skills confined to the shower, try out a karaoke lounge. They have separate, private rooms so you can let loose and sing your heart out with your girls!

4) Up, down & all around town
Our Real City collection takes our faves to the streets. Keep it simple in a Wrap Front Knit Jumpsuit made for running around town, or prepare for AC blasts with cozy layers like Knit Dusters. Easy, comfy faves—city-fied!

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5) Find your best fit!
AA-DDD! We’re SO excited to announce that you can now try on our ENTIRE bra size range in stores. Every fit in every size she comes in is now available in our bra armoire for you to try on. If we don’t have that specific style for sale in the store, we’ll ship it to you for free! Stop in today and find your BFF (best fit forever).

5 REAL FavesWe’ll see you next week, Aerie girls! Be sure to check back for our next round of REAL Faves. xo

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: College Fashionista Denim Days Edition

Throughout the month of August, we’re teaming up with College Fashionista to bring you a back to school style guide featuring our new Denim X and Flex/Denim fits. First impressions last forever, so we want you to make your mark in our best fit ever as soon as you step on campus. Check out what #AEOSTYLE these five style gurus will be wearing on their first day of class and throughout the year, and don’t forget to start snapping your own back to school photos on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

Victoria

Style Guru, Victoria, rocks the AEO Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean
AEO Skinny Tassel Scarf (Shop Similar)
AEO Suede Fringe Crossbody Purse (Shop Similar)

Nada

Style Guru, Nada, adds some edge to a prep style in the AEO Denim X Skinny Jean.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Skinny Jean
AEO Favorite Pocket T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
G.H. Bass & Co. WeeJuns Loafer (Shop Similar)

Lucy

Style Guru, Lucy, shows off her classic school spirit in the AEO Denim X Jegging.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Jegging
AEO Soft & Sexy Striped Baby T-Shirt (Shop Similar)

Ashley

Style Guru, Ashley, does denim on denim in the AEO Denim X Jegging.

Shop the Look:
AEO Denim X Jegging
AEO Classic Denim Jacket (Shop Similar)
AEO Soft & Sexy Oversized T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Huarache Buckled Sandal (Shop Similar)

Andy

Style Guru, Andy, keeps his back to school look clean in the Slim Extreme Flex Jean.

Shop the Look:
Slim Extreme Flex Jean
AEO Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Solid V-Neck Sweater (Shop Similar)

Tell us what denim fit you’ll be wearing on your first day of class in the comments below.

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Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton

This week we’re inspired by our friend and photographer Rosie Clayton! Her creativity and passion for bringing ordinary objects to life with bold, bright colors continues to amaze us. Read on to learn more about this social media maven!

Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton Tell us about yourself! What got you interested in photography?
“Hi everyone! I’m Rosie Clayton (@rclayton) and I’ve taken some photos that you might have seen on the @Aerie Instagram feed this Summer. I grew up and currently live in Chicago and am opening an upscale, craft cocktail bar with my husband next year. I studied Textiles and Apparel Management at Cornell University and went on to work at some brand name retailers, as well as my own women’s clothing boutique, Roslyn, of eight years before deciding to pursue a career in hospitality. As we’re working on our bar concept and location, I have been able to dedicate some time to a passion of mine, photography. Being able to curate my Instagram feed has given me a wonderful creative outlet that has led to some incredible collaborations!

I first got interested in photography after taking an introductory course on film photography and dark room techniques in high school. My passion was to travel the world and capture moments on camera. I love that photography helps me look at the world in a different way, and how seemingly ordinary places and objects can be interpreted so beautifully in a photograph. Anyone at any age can start taking photos and it’s such a personal experience, a chance to tell a story without uttering a single word. My Instagram gallery features bright, bold photography with an emphasis on color. I feature design, fashion, and travel photos, as well as a lot of creative flatlays in my feed. Social media is such a wonderful outlet to be able to share visual experiences and I’ve been fortunate to meet some incredible people in the creative community.”

We love your bright, fun aesthetic. Where do you draw inspiration from?
“I love how a pop of color can lighten your mood and brighten your day! Overall, I’m inspired by clean spaces, bold graphics, and interesting color combinations. I love finding and shooting abstract and colorful street murals in various cities, especially Chicago! I’ve included some fun, fashion photos to my feed to incorporate my love of retail and showcase my personal style. A lot of my flatlays feature candy and Summer themed objects like flamingos and watermelons.”

Follow Her Friday: Rosie ClaytonDo you have any tips you can share on how to take an amazing Instagram photo?
“I honestly don’t think there is such a thing as the perfect Instagram photo. Being true to yourself and what makes you happy is the best way to really convey a specific mood or thought.  Sure, there are editing apps that are fun to use, but post what makes you happy and hopefully, it will resonate with others! The most important thing is to have fun and never let the photos become a chore, that’s when you can start feeling uninspired to post. In terms of specific apps, I like using VscoCam, Afterlight, and sometimes Snapseed but there are a ton of great apps out there. I would say to take a moment to review and edit your photo rather than hastily posting- each post is like a visual signature and a way people can get a glimpse into your personality through your Instagram feed. Make sure lines are straight and you’re happy with the colors and brightness of your photo before posting.  Consistency is also really important to your overall feed- try to use the same filter or editing tools so there’s a common thread to tie all your photos together.”
Follow Her Friday: Rosie ClaytonWe know you love to travel! Do you have a favorite destination?
“I am obsessed with travel! There are too many wonderful places in the world to pick just one favorite destination but some of my favorite countries that I’ve been to are: Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand (my family is originally from there), Scotland (my husband’s family is there), Morocco, and the Maldives. In the U.S., I love New Orleans, San Francisco, Palm Springs (color heaven!), New York City, and of course, my hometown, Chicago!”

Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton

Do you have a favorite Aerie product?
“Ooh this is a tough question! I love the fit and feel of the Sunnie Pushup Bra as well as all the Aerie swimwear. Everything seems to always hit in the right spot, sizes are consistent and true, and the fabrications are so comfortable!  I also live in the Aerie Skinny Skinny Jogger pants– -the fabric is the perfect thickness and they’re super soft. I wear them to sleep, around the house, and throw on filp flops, army boots, or converse to walk the dogs.”

Follow Her Friday: Rosie Clayton

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?
“To me, being #AerieREAL is being true to yourself and “owning it!” It’s about having confidence, being comfortable in your own skin, and creating your own definition of happiness and beauty. Being #AerieREAL is a state of mind that you exude physically.”

 Thank you, Rosie! Be sure to check out her photography and follow her on Instagram!

xoxo,

Aerie

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How to Make Southwestern-Inspired Print Jeans with I Spy DIY

Hi there, it’s Jenni with I SPY DIY back again for my next installment with American Eagle Outfitters. This week, I created a Southwerstern-inspired look with AEO Denim that you could wear all season long. Check out my easy step-by-step guide below to add a pop of color to your already fabulous jeans.

DIY How to create southwestern jeans

What you need:
AEO Denim X Jegging
Iron-on fabric
Scissors
Iron

DIY How to create southwestern-inspired jeans
What you do:
Step 1:
Decide on the design that you would like to transfer onto your AEO Denim X Jeggings.

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Step 2: Cut the pieces of your design out of the iron-on fabric and place the pieces flat on the outer seam of the jeggings.

DIY how to create southwestern inspired jeans

Step 3: Set the iron to the ‘cotton/linen’ setting and being ironing the cutouts onto the jeggings. Make sure that the shiny side of the iron-on fabric is facing upward.

DIY How to style southwestern inspired jeans

Step 4: Remove the film from the iron-on fabric and repeat your design up the seam of the pants until you’ve created a unique pair of jeggings!

DIY how to style southwestern inspired jeans

 

Show us how you style your southwestern-inspired jeggings with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

 

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How to Make Floral Jeans with I SPY DIY

If you know anything about us as a brand, we love a good DIY. So much in fact that we called in the do it yourself expert Jenni R., from I SPY DIY to collaborate with her all month on how to create the perfect pair of jeans for your back to school outfit. Today’s installment features a fantastic floral jean that will have your #AEOSTYLE blooming all year long. Check out Jenni’s easy step-by-step guide below to create your very own pair. And don’t forget to check back each week this month to read Jenni’s DIY posts.

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What you need:
American Eagle Boho Artist Flare Jean
Fabric Spray Paint
Stencil
Tape
Stencil Brush 

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What you do:
Step 1:
Lay your American Eagle Boho Artist Flare Jeans on a flat surface. Tape the edges of the stencil to the jeans to prevent any smudging of the paint.
IMG_5014Step 2: Spray the fabric paint over the stencil and let dry. Experiment with lighter and darker colors to create a tie-dye effect.

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Step 3: Even out any uneven paint with a stencil brush for a DIY boho look!
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We want to see your DIY Floral Jeans! Tag us on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

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How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

Our new Extreme Flex Denim combines Dual FX & T400 yarns for our highest level of flexibility and comfort. Drew pairs our Slim Extreme Flex Jean with a basic tee and black jacket for the perfect amount of edge and simplicity.

Meet Drew: 
Drew is the director behind Imdrewscott.com and Imdrewscott video. Your daily dose of words, style inspiration and life comes from within the archives.How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

What Inspired Drew’s Look:
“DTLA is a fast paced yet stylish community of people. Finding inspiration from minimal silhouettes and unique textiles is my median. A simple white tee, nylon bomber and chunky boot adds the perfect amount of edge and comfort for my daily grind. Not to mention, that indigo twill we all know and love happens to be the perfect pairing for any outfit.”

How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

Get Drew’s Look: Slim Extreme Flex Jean | Surplus Jacket (Similar) | Legend Crew T-Shirt | Hi-Top Sneakers (Similar)How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

Show us how you style our Extreme Flex Denim with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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