How to Style a Maxi Dress

You’ve arrived at your dress-tination! First stop? The Cutout Maxi Dress. It’s cool gauzy fabric and cutout details will make the perfect addition to your Spring Break outfits.

#AerieREAL girl, Mel Denisse, styles our favorite maxi with black booties below!

How to Style a Maxi Dress

Get Mel’s Outfit: Cutout Maxi Dress

How to Style a Maxi Dress

“I’m finally back in Los Angeles after a week of NYFW. It’s been so nice to be able to get back to warmer weather and a new spring piece from Aerie. A simple maxi dress is something I could never grow tired of, but I especially loved the back details that gave this a more feminine edge.”

How to Style a Maxi Dress

How to Style a Maxi Dress

How to Style a Maxi Dress

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How to Style a Shirt Dress

The shirt dress is as versatile as it is comfy! Pair it with our Oversized Lace-Up Sweater for a cozy Fall #OOTD.

Blogger Mel Denisse took a break from her busy NYFW schedule to relax in her favorite Aerie layers.

How to Style a Shirt Dress

“This week has been a craze during fashion week and it was challenging to find moments to lay low. During the afternoon I got to capture some of my latest favorites from Aerie. I layered the chambray shirt dress with their oversized sweater on an off day for a simple, every day look. What I love are the minimal details like the gold rings with the criss-cross ties woven in to give it a little pop. I also tied the dress in a knot on the bottom to create some different lengths throughout the bottom.”

How to Style a Shirt Dress

How to Style a Shirt Dress

Shop Mel’s Look: Oversized Lace-Up Sweater | Chambray Shirtdress

How to Style a Shirt Dress

How to Style a Shirt Dress

“If you didn’t already know, what I love is that Aerie has had several campaigns highlighting different aspects of natural beauty. I’ve partnered with them in the past for their untouched ads using models of all sizes here. Now, it’s great to enter the Fall season in partnership with their new campaign using no makeup. Going from layering the face to layering clothing could be a refreshing transition this season :)”

How to Style a Shirt Dress

How to Style a Shirt Dress

How to Style a Shirt Dress

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What to Wear to a Festival

Festival season is officially upon us and it’s no secret that we’re ready for it. Our girl Mel Denisse takes her Bralette game to a whole new level as she experiences her first Spring in Los Angeles and the onset of festival prep.What to Wear to a Festival

What to Wear to a Festival

Get Mel’s Look : Hi Neck Wraparound Bralette | Tie Cuff Pant | Round Sunglasses

What to Wear to a Festival

What to Wear to a Festival

What to Wear to a Festival

Get Mel’s Look : Lace Plunge Bralette | Hi-Rise Skirt

What to Wear to a Festival

What to Wear to a Festival

What to Wear to a Festival

Show us your festival sytle with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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How to Style a Vest

Elevate your look by adding the Aerie Bonfire Vest!  Mel Denisse pairs our favorite cozy layer with the Aerie Flowy Nightie and vegan leather leggings during a recent trip to NYC.

How to Style a Vest

What Inspired Mel’s Look: 
“I felt right at home with this flowy nighty and bonfire vest from Aerie, making a perfect match of dressy and cozy. The temperature drastically changed during the trip, and I wasn’t quite ready to throw on a big coat yet, so I paired these two pieces to layer on and off throughout the day. They were so comfy that I kept them for night time lounging after the long days too. That versatility is one of my favorite things about these pieces.“

How to Style a Vest

Get Mel’s Look: Aerie Bonfire Vest | Aerie Flowy Nightie

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

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

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What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

As fall quickly approaches, layers are  a must. Mel Denisse grabs her favorite cozy essentials for a weekend  of relaxation and reflection.

What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL
“I spent this early morning retreating and taking some time to ‘be’– my idea of where beauty begins. As important as it is to build up wardrobes for going out, I’ve been embracing the personal ones behind closed doors. I grabbed some essentials from Aerie – the lace wraparound braletteskinny jogger, and duster cardi. The softness and comfort of each piece left me never wanting to take them off. Especially the duster– it’s a piece that I like to leave at the edge of my bed to throw on whenever I need.”

What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

“The idea of beauty and Aerie’s vision behind their AerieREAL campaign is something that gets me so passionate and excited. From featuring unretouched ads, using real models of different sizes, they’ve effortlessly set the stage for ‘real’ to be displayed worldwide. The positive message that it’s not constrained to one body type or personality even, but it’s being brought back to its bare, foundational state. This for me is the core of my blog so it’s amazing to be able to partner with their message reaching so many young women.” What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

“To me, true beauty is learning how to rest– rest in life and rest within yourself. Learning how to be. Everything in us flourishes when we see what’s already within and give it a place to speak out.”What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

Get Mel’s Look: Lace Wraparound Bralette |Skinny Jogger | Lightweight Knit DusterIWhat Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL What Makes Mel Denisse #AerieREAL

Show us how you style the Lightweight Knit Duster with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

The poncho is the ultimate free-spirited layer. Its draped silhouette, bold geo pattern and fringe hem are sure to add the perfect amount of boho to your pulled together look.

Mel from Mel Denisse pairs her favorite Textured Poncho with Shorties for an effortless look. How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

Meet Mel:
Mel is a writer at heart– filling scrap books and blank pages since before she can remember. Since combining that with modeling + photography and other artistic platforms, she’s cultivated a sense of all around living in beauty through her creativity to spark inspiration in daily life.

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

What Inspired Mel’s Look:
“My style mostly defaults towards a ‘dark and flowy’ aesthetic, which makes this textured poncho so fun to wear. Its effortlessness can make its way into almost any look, and that is a staple piece in my opinion. I paired it with some destroyed denim shorts and a black body suit as a contrast to give the poncho more room to ‘play.’ I’m looking forward to creating more looks with it throughout the summer season.”

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

Get Mel’s Look: Textured Poncho | Vintage Hi-Rise Shortie (Similar) | Soft & Sexy Cropped Halter Tank (Similar) | Double Buckle Sandal (Similar)

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

How to Wear the Textured Poncho with Mel Denisse

Photos by Charley Woodman 

Show us how you style the Textured Poncho with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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