How to style a bike short 3 ways

We asked YOU what you thought of the bike short. 67% of you on Instagram said you were on the fence about it! So our stylist, Erin, and some of our Aerie fam from the around the office came together to show you how to style the bike short three ways. Like some of you, these ladies were unsure about how to wear the bike short. Read on to see how Erin changed their minds!

How to style a bike short 3 ways

One of our fave combos this season? Bike shorts + bright shoes!

How to style a bike short 3 ways

Haleigh, Aerie Social Media Assistant, can’t ride a bike and was worried she couldn’t rock a bike short either. Erin put her in an anything-but-basic Chill High Waisted Bike Short and paired it with an off-the-shoulder Woven Tube Top. She accessorized with a cross-body bag, sunglasses and sandals for a pop of color. No bike needed!

How to style a bike short 3 waysData Scientist, Olive, thought bike shorts were too casual. Erin gave her colorful bike shorts and kept them under wraps in this dressed up style. She paired these bike shorts with our fave Wrap Dress, bright sneakers and a cute graphic baseball cap. Fun AND functional!

How to style a bike short 3 ways

Taylor, Email & Mobile Marketing Coordinator, didn’t think she had the right body type for bike shorts. Erin proved her wrong! She paired these white bike shorts with a Beach Fleece for breezy summer days. Pink sneakers and sunglasses make this look right for ANY body type.

How to style a bike short 3 ways

What’s your fave way to style bike shorts? Comment below & tell us!

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Stylist’s Picks: Layering love

Yes, you can wear your nightie out. Just add a t-neck! This season is all about layering, which makes this Real Soft® Ribbed Turtleneck an essential in your wardrobe. Erin loves layering it under our Plaid Nightie to take your sleepwear to the streets.

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Keep it cozy and cute with a Cable Beanie, Over-The-Knee Socks and Maguba Malaga Clogs. (Hot chocolate helps, too!)

Stylist's Picks: Layering love

We love all the Scotland-inspired greens and the pretty lace details on this Plaid Nightie. Easy layers you can cozy up with or leave the house in…. doesn’t get much better than this!

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Stylist's Picks: Layering love

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Home For The Holidays Packing Guide

Whether you’re going home for winter break or visiting family for the holiday season, our packing guide will have you prepared!

LAY EVERYTHING OUT

Before you start packing things into your suitcase, lay them on your bed so you can see what you have set out. This will help you remember things you may be forgetting and can help with chronic over-packing.

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Here’s what we’ve packed: Slipper | Lace Keyhole Triangle Bralette | Real Soft® Flannel Sleep Pant | Cable Sweater Jogger | Boucle Turtleneck Sweater | AEO Sateen X Hi-Rise Jegging | AEO Sweater All Weather Boot | Hand Knit Beanie | Hi-Rise Play Legging | Cable Pullover Sweater | Fuzzy Scarf | Aerie Sparkle Crew Socks | Swedish Hasbeens Husband Clog | Lace Longline Bralette | Shine Cheeky + Lace | Boyshort | Cheeky + Shine Waistband

BEGIN WITH THE BASICS

Don’t spend so much time planning your outfits that you forget the basics. Start with your some cute undies, a versatile bralette, warm socks, and your PJs. These are the things you’ll most likely spend the most time in.

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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

It’s always helpful to check the weather for  your destination. Remember to bring warm clothes and cold weather accessories when needed. Packing the proper shoes is important. Always have an extra pair of weather-friendly shoes.

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CHECK IT TWICE

Once you have everything laid out, check your haul twice. After you have everything set to go, pack it up in your suitcase. Keep a carry-on or backpack out for last minute additions.

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RELAX!

All the work is done, now snuggle up for some snowflakes and chill. Bring your backpack with you for long trips, making laptops, books, magazines, and snacks easily accessible on the plane or in the car.

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How do you pack to go home for the holidays? Comment below and let us know!

 

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Real Gifts Made With Love: DIY Glitter Shoes

Get your toes twinkling!

What you need:

  • Sneakers or Shoes
  • Spray adhesive
  • Painters Tape
  • All The Glitter!

What to do:

  1. Tape Your Soles & Uppers
  2. Spray on glue
  3. Sprinkle on the twinkle
  4. Chill while it dries
  5. Remove tape
  6. Give with love!

What are your DIY gifts this year? Comment below & tell us!

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Don’t let the last day of summer get you down, there’s back to school shopping to look forward to! Get back to the books and look GOOD while you’re at it with our stylist’s outfit of the week.

Erin's Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Shop Erin’s Look: Oversized Lace-Up Sweater | Chambray Shirtdress | Geo Lace Hi-neck Bralette | Boybrief + Geo Lace Undie | Felt Hat | Fringe Scarf | AEO Aviator Sunglasses | AEO Convertible Bag + Backpack | ban.do Pencil Pouch | ban.do Agenda | Zoella Wonder Hand Creme

Not that you need an excuse, but the first day of school is the best reason to get a new bra and undie set like this Geo Lace Hi-Neck Bralette and Boybrief. Then take notes: our Chambray Shirtdress is made for late summer outside, then add our Oversized Lace-Up Sweater on top when you head into your air-conditioned classes inside. Grab a new ban.do agenda and take it one day at a time… it’s gonna be a good year!

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How To: Pairing Men’s Denim With The Right Shoe

Have you ever put on a great-fitting pair of jeans only to be left wondering what shoes to wear with them? We’re here to help. With tons of fits and washes in our Men’s Denim collection, there’s a style for everyone from the trend-right skinny jean to the classic bootcut. Add shoes to the equation (sandals, boots, sneakers & more), and things can get a little dicey. Keep scrolling down to see how we’re pairing men’s denim with the right shoe.

Skinny Jean x Low Boots
The skinny leg opening of our Men’s Skinny Jean pairs perfectly with a low boot. Skinny jeans are great for showing off a cool shoe thanks to their ability to sit on top of the ankle rather than hang over the shoe. We paired these destructed Core Flex Skinny Jeans with a Chukka boot from Eastland, which sit right above the ankle.

Slim Jean x Sneakers
Thanks to the slim, tapered fit of our Slim Core Flex Jean, your sneakers can do all the talking here. Paired with a hi- or low-top sneaker, the slim jean sits right on the top of your shoe and won’t bunch up. We think a slim jean looks laid-back pegged (rolled) up once or twice, so if that’s more your style, this is the fit for you.

Original Straight Jean x Sandals
The original straight jean has a wider leg opening than a slim or skinny, so it will fall past your ankles and fit straight thru the leg. It’s the perfect match for a pair of sandals or flip flops. We paired the Original Straight Active Flex Jean with a pair of Birkenstocks.

Original Boot Jean x Boots
Our Original Boot Jean fits straight through the thigh and features a bottom cut made for boots, by name! A sturdier boot, like a pair of leather or suede Eastlands, are the best match for these jeans, which will hug the outsole of the boot.

What shoe & denim pairing best suits your #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

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