Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Cutest pumpkin on the block starts here! Print one (or all) of our four Aerie-ized stencils and get carving.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils


  • Pumpkin
  • X-Acto Knife (scissors work ,too)
  • Sharpie
  • Printer
  • Tape

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 1: Cut a circle around the stem of your pumpkin. Remove the top (save it!) and clean the seeds and goop out from inside.

STEP 2: Choose your favorite Aerie stencil from our downloadable pumpkin stencils file. Print the stencil on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

STEP 3: With your X-Acto knife, cut around the dark outline, creating a stencil out of the printout.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 4: Tape the stencil outline onto the area of your pumpkin you want to carve.

STEP 5: Using a sharpie, trace the inner lines of the stencil.

STEP 6: Using a pumpkin carving kit or any carving tool you want (we used smaller pottery tools), begin to cut out the outline of the stenciled drawing.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 7: Be sure to follow the guidelines on each stencil, differentiating between the no-carve zones and etch carving areas.

STEP 5: Place a lit candle inside of your pumpkin and replace the top.

STEP 6: Show off your hard work!


  • To keep your pumpkin fresh, spray it with a bleach/water mix.
  • Rub vaseline on the carved sections of pumpkin to keep mold away.
  • Use battery-powered candles to reduce hazard and provide more light.

Which is your favorite pumpkin carving design? Comment below and tell us!

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4 Easy Halloween Costumes

Get ready to party, boo! Halloween is just around the corner, and we have everything you need for a fast and easy costume. Check out 4 looks (featuring #AerieREAL girls at our HQ!) below.



Take your fave layers under the sea, trade in your feet for fins and splash around town!

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • Don’t forget the fins! Spray-paint a pair of swim fins with blue spray and glitter adhesive.
  • Stick with makeup in shades of greens and blues with shimmer or glitter bases.



Grab your ears and go! The simplicity of this costume makes it a go-to for last minute party girls.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • Blend a little white makeup on the area above your lip.
  • Make your own rabbit nose with black eyeliner, bringing the line down to meet your cupid’s bow.



Chilly outside? Play dress up and still keep cozy. Meow.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • For the purrfect look, use black eyeliner to create a bold winged-look extending past the outer corners of your eyes.
  • Use the same liner to create lines that extend across your cheeks.



This is a REAL fairy tale… no prince needed.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • Stick with simple makeup, with pink eye shadow and lip color to complement the costume.
  • Try a cute, no-fuss style for your hair with pink ribbons for an extra-special touch.

Comment below and tell us what your go-to Halloween looks are!

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: NYC Holiday Party

Last Wednesday, we hosted our annual Holiday Shopping Party at the AEO store in SOHO, NYC. Each year we are lucky enough to be in the company of some of the coolest fashion editors in the business (think Refinery29,, UsWeekly!) plus some of our favorite bloggers and stylists including Christina Caradona, Natalie Suarez, Dylana Suarez, Christine Bibbo-Herr, Anarosa Trotta and Jenni Radosevich. We offered self-portrait lattes by barista artist Michael Breach and participated in the shopping fun by picking out favorite #AEOGIFTS for everyone on our list! Scroll on to check out a full picture recap of the event.

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

VP of AEO Public Relations @rachel_dicarlo sipped on a sweet logo latté.

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

Our SOHO store looked merry, bright & full of #AEOSTYLE.


 We totally have heart eyes for @ispydiy‘s coffee selfie.

@ispydiy at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

@ispydiy enjoys her latté (it’s not weird to drink your own portrait, right?!).


@nycpretty is head over heels for our chunky knit beanies and winter accessories.


@noelledowning sips & shops.


@natalieoffduty is all about the cozy holiday season.

@troprouge at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

@troprouge or AEO mannequin? She’s winter-ready in AEO accessories.

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

What do we want under our tree this year? #AEOGIFTS, of course.

@baristart at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

Coffee artist @BartistArt creates a one-of-a-kind #AEOGIFTS latté.

@coffeendclothes (literally).

@anawoza & friends

@anawoza & friends shopping for denim from our amazing AEO denim wall.

@troprouge and @anawoza at the AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

@anawoza & @troprouge hanging out and making new friends.

Natalie Off Duty & Dylana Suarez

Sisters @dylanasuarez & @natalieoffduty rock Holiday #AEOSTYLE.


@dylanasuarez, you definietly need those Boho Arist Flare Jeans!


Could @anawoza’s latté selfie be any more perfect?

AEO Holiday Party In NYC Soho Store

We had so much fun shopping & chatting with everyone at the party. We’ll see you next year!

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Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a party? Last month we invited our favorite NYC bloggers to join us for some holiday fun with Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, Jenny Altman and the queen of DIY herself Jenni Radosevich from I SPY DIY.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Christina from Minnie in Manhattan and Justine from Pretty in Pistachio looking festive in our Fuzzy Beanie.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Bloggers got a sneak peek of our holiday collection and favorite gifts of the season. Heather from Fashionista NY Girl had her eye on our Blanket Scarf in Holiday Red.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Party goers indulged their sweet tooth with a cup of hot chocolate from our do-it-yourself hot chocolate bar. Treat yo self? Don’t mind if we do!

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

And what Aerie party would be completely without adorable, mix and match Pajama Tops and Pants cookies?

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party Jenni from I SPY DIY showed blogger babes how to bedazzle a Aerie Fuzzy Beanie with the perfect amount of bling. Jordan from Opal and Violet mastered the art of glue gun.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Let’s take a selfie! Alex from Lex What Wear and Jackie from Living After Midnite loved their bedazzled beanies.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Carina from The Fashion Student posed for a photo before checking out the holiday collection.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Olivia from The Corporate Catwalk, Jackie from Living After Midnite and Alex from Lex What Wear.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Bloggers got the VIP treatment, complete with bra fittings and style advice from Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, Jenny Altman. Jenny takes a break from fittings to snap a photo with Wendy from Nitrolicious.

Aerie Holiday Blogger Party

Karina and Toni from Under the Sweater leave the party all smiles with Aerie totes filled with goodies!

‘Til next year!



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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with #AEOStyle

Cinco de Mayo is only a few days away and with the weekend coming up, it’s the perfect chance to extend the celebration! We’ve put together some tips and tricks for throwing a great Cinco de Mayo party as well as some outfit inspiration to make sure that your #AEOStyle is gran estilo!

Guys: Celebrate the 5th of May in #AEOStyle that’s not only comfortable, its party ready too. Pair your cutoff denim back to a graphic tank and canvas sneakers. Add some shades if your outside and don’t forget your sunscreen!


 Tequila soup anyone? 

Shop the look:
Photo Real Ringer Tank (similar)
10.25″ Destroyed Denim Cutoff Short
Canvas Sneaker

Girls: This season, we’ve been seeing a lot of crop tops paired with maxi skirts! Keep the party going with great accessories and booties.

 Fiesta ready! 

Shop the look:
Cutout Cropped T-Shirt
Embroidered Yoki Maxi Skirt
Western Bootie

You can’t throw a great party without scrumptious eats. Check out this recipe here from Dish by Dish for insanely good guacamole and homemade chips.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Photo Credit: Dish By Dish

Pinata Cookies: We couldn’t resist putting these little guys in our celebration post. Your friends will be pleasantly surprised when they crack open these cookies! Find the recipe from She Knows here.

Cinco de Mayo celebration

Photo Credit: She Knows

Margarita. Served shaken, blended, with salt or straight up, the Margarita is a must for Spanish inspired celebrations. We found a recipe for Blackberry Margaritas from Tide and Thyme that adds a twist to the traditional recipe.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Photo Credit: Tide and Thyme

It’s all about endless amounts of colorful tissue during Cinco de Mayo! Check out this super cute DIY idea from Oh Happy Day and start building your garland now.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Photo Credit: Oh Happy Day

Listen: Another staple to a great party? Fast beats! We’re loving Armanda Latina- featuring Pitbull and Marc Anthony and Jump In The Line- Harry Belafonte. Check out more of our favorite Cinco de Mayo songs on Spotify.

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