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 it’s done. Like some of you, these ladies were unsure about 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, sunnies 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 sunnies 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: The 80’s are back

Did you hear? The 80’s are back! From your raw cut fleece to your bike shorts, it’s vintage vibes all the way.Stylist’s Picks: The 80’s are back Stylist’s Picks: The 80’s are backStylist’s Picks: The 80’s are backOur graphic Baseball Hats give the best shade this spring.

Stylist’s Picks: The 80’s are back

This look is 80’s-inspired all the way down to your throwback Crew Socks and Tretorn sneaks!

Stylist’s Picks: The 80’s are backStylist’s Picks: The 80’s are back

The best part about this tie-dye Raw Cut City Sweatshirt is the open neck that lets you show off this soft white Daisy Lace Bralette. On the bottom is Erin’s favorite part… BIKE SHORTS! They’re back this season and cooler than ever.

Stylist’s Picks: The 80’s are back

What is your fave 80’s style? Comment below & tell us!

 

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Stylist’s Picks: “THE ONE”

“THE ONE” Piece Swimsuit

Meet “THE ONE”: the sportiest, chicest racerback one piece swimsuit (or bodysuit!) of the season. Because when it’s the one, you know.

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Add all your favorite accessories to this look—slides to shine in, a scrunchie and—of course—your favorite pair of sunnies.Stylist’s Picks: “THE ONE”

Stylist’s Picks: “THE ONE”Wear your swim as a bodysuit and add cute new Camp Shorts to take your look with you when you’re running around town. These Camp Shorts have a super soft and light woven fabric, pockets and tie at the waist.Stylist’s Picks: “THE ONE”

Stylist’s Picks: “THE ONE”

The One comes in tons of colors and extra-special fabrics like this comfy pique. It adds a little texture to your suit and always stands out—from the beach and beyond!

How will you wear “The One”? Comment below and tell us!

 

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THE VINTAGE HI-RISE FESTIVAL: LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTION

Blink and you’ll miss ’em. (Like, for real.)

Our (extremely) limited-edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival collection just landed and it. is. so. GOOD. Designed by artists, this exclusive trio was inspired by the music, art and pop culture of three iconic decades – the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Each design is limited to just 500 hand-numbered pairs.

And when they’re gone… they’re GONE.

Luckily, we’ve got all the deets on what makes each pair totally unique, the inspiration behind their one-of-a-kind designs AND we even scored some tips from our stylist.

Read on for all the details and check out the entire Limited-Edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival collection here.

Ltd. Edition ‘70s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Picture it… it’s 1977. You’re road-tripping across the country in a tightly packed car, singing along to the radio (yes, the radio – it’s the ’70s, guys) with your friends… And of course you’re wearing your lucky shorts – embellished with the paint splatters, studs, lived-in destruction and colorful patches you’ve collected along your journey.

Ltd. Edition ‘80s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Next stop: we’re time-traveling to the ’80s. A nod to early 1980s NYC street culture, this eye-catching design features a bright-white wash illustrated with vivid graffiti-inspired details and spray-paint-like splashes of color.

Ltd. Edition ‘90s Vintage Hi-Rise Festival

Last but not least, our ’90s edition was inspired by early-1990s punk rock and is decked out with metallic-silver embroidery, doodled artwork (butterflies, stars, spaceships, flames – you name it) and statement-making patches.

STYLED 2 WAYS: FEATURING THE ’70s VINTAGE HI-RISE FESTIVAL

Love ’em, but not quite sure how to wear ’em? Never fear! Our lead stylist put together two easy-to-replicate outfits that highlight this free-spirited pair’s best features. Check out her tips and shop each look with the links below!

LOOK 1: WEEKEND WANDERLUST

Let those studs, patches and paint splatters do the talking by keeping the rest of the look simple. A classic striped tank (the cropped silhouette won’t cover any of the short’s awesome details), distressed denim jacket and leather ankle booties make for a go-anywhere, do-anything look that blends retro vibes and modern appeal. Add your favorite sunnies and BOOM.

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Ribbed Lace-Up Tank |AEO Round Sunglasses| AEO Fray Hem Denim Jacket |Bed Stu Rove Bootie| Product |

LOOK 2: FESTIVAL FEELS

We love this unexpected combo of rock-and-roll edge and soft, neutral notes. Play with textures and prints by mixing crochet, metallics, knits, camo… The options are endless! And thanks to this look’s easy layers and comfy-cute sneakers, you’ll be cool and comfortable from day to night.

SHOP THE LOOK: Product | AEO Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses | AEO Stay Lovely Camouflage JacketAEO Open Stitch Hi-Neck Tank |Brooks Vanguard Heritage Sneaker |

Which Limited-Edition Vintage Hi-Rise Festival short are you loving? Tell us in the comments below, and show us how you wear YOURS with #WeAllCan.

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Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts & More!

Festival season is right around the corner! Get your packing list set with versatile pieces that easily go from daytime concerts to nighttime fun.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

If you’re going all in with a camping festival, bring only the essentials with you. Easy pieces like our Boho Lace Bralettes can double as tops and work under any tank.

Don’t feel like doing your hair? Get up and go with a fun hat! Grab your camera and cross body bag to keep your essentials at your side at all times.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

Hot sunny days call for cool light shirts like our Rumba Ruffle Top made from a soft and flowy gauze fabric with pretty features like embroidery. Show off your legs for summer days on the bottom with our Hot Hot Hot Shorts!

After sunset, layer with a classic and comfy denim jacket.

Festival Packing Guide: Bralettes, Shorts, Camping & More

Ready to zip your bag and head out? Remember your sunnies and a bandana, and you’ll be ready to rock on!

 

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How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short with Summer of Diane

With Spring Break and beach vibes on our mind, we’re ready to feel the sun on our skin and wishing for the warm weather to arrive. Blogger Rachael Proctor from Summer of Diane is helping is kick off shorts season by styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival shortie and pairing it back to with shoulder-baring silhouette. We love the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival because of its versatility, whether you’re going for a sport to street or beachy chic look, and durability. Rigid denim is making a comeback in jeans, denim jackets and now – these shorts! To learn more about the fit of non-stretch denim, be sure to check out our styling tips here, and keep reading to get to know Rachael & what inspired her shorts look below.

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Meet Rachael:
“Rachael is the pint-sized, fashion loving, rebel behind the Miami-based style website Summer of Diane.  She launched her site after hanging up her hair stylist shears to become a full-time gypsy, having lived on both coasts totaling 5 states in the past 5 years.  She has finally settled her roots in Miami, but the constant change solidified her longstanding belief that it’s never too late to start a new adventure.  Summer of Diane is where she shares her bohemian beach style, travel inspiration, & passion for all things tropical.”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

What Inspired Rachael’s Look:
“Being a self-proclaimed denim short aficionado, I have to admit that these Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are one of my favorites.  I absolutely love that they have zero stretch to the fabric, which makes them feel like genuine vintage shorts.  I know we’ve all been conditioned to equate stretch with comfort, but rest assured they are so soft & broken-in, that there is nothing uncomfortable about them.  Additionally, I would consider myself fairly petite, standing in at 4’11”, and I love how flattering the Hi-Rise style is on my smaller frame.  These shorts have even managed to give me the illusion of having curves, & that my friends, is nothing shy of a miracle.

With festival & outdoor concert season right around the corner, I wanted to put a fun look together to kick start your summer inspiration.  I paired the shorts with this feminine lace top because I felt like it was a nice juxtaposition against the ultra-distressed denim.  I topped the look off with some whimsical accessories & a pair of chunky platforms.  My personal style definitely leans more to the adventurous side than most, but I feel like festival season is the perfect time to experiment with your own look.  So have fun, throw some glitter on your face, & pick up a pair of these amazing shorts—You won’t regret it!”

Summer of Diane styles the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short

Shop the Look: Vintage Hi-Rise Festival | Cold Shoulder Top (Similar) | BC Footwear Set Me Free Bootie (Similar)
Street Level Tote (Similar) | Kitsch Elevated Straight Bobby Pins (Similar)

Show us how you’re styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shortie using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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