7 things we love to bring in 2015

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Happy new year! Our 2015 is off to an awesome start and we hope yours is, too. These are some of our favorite things to kick off the year. How are you heading into 2015?

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: INTO THE WOODS
Whether or not you know or have ever seen the show, this movie is a must see. The all-star cast (led by Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Meryl Streep) take you through some of the most well-known fairytales (including Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella)… but, as you’ll soon find out, everything is not as it seems. As Cinderella’s Prince, Pine’s rendition of Agony (sung with Rapunzel’s Prince, Billy Magnussen) is especially hilarious.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: BORNS
We can’t get enough as of late with this Michigan born and bred (but now LA dwelling) singer, whose blend of folk, glam and electro rock makes us feel like we’re living inside a dream. (In the best way possible, of course.) Make sure to download his EP, Candy.

WHAT WE’RE READING: BLOGLOVIN’
Need a way to keep all your blogs under one online roof? Bloglovin’ is SO the way to go. This blog reader organizes every post into a feed that you can scroll through all together or break up by individual blog, making it super easy to read all your favorite sites at a glance. (Plus it’s such an easy way to follow both this blog and our Tumblr, meaning you’ll never miss out on anything happening right here at AEO.)

WHERE WE’RE GOING: LOS ANGELES
The City of Angels is calling our name right now (probably because as we type this it’s only 17 degrees outside at our Pittsburgh home office headquarters). But in all fairness, L.A. has tons of awesome stuff to do and see. Catch a game or a concert at the Staples Center, go shopping on Abbot Kinney in Venice, stroll along the pier in Santa Monica, catch the waves in Malibu, be super touristy and go to Graumann’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame… there’s something for everyone (and tons of neighborhoods to explore).

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: HYPERLAPSE
In a word? O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D. Turn all of your videos into a work of art with this app, which make it so easy to create time lapse videos (and to upload them to Instagram). Truth be told, we’re pretty much spending all our free time making them.

WHAT WE’RE EATING/DRINKING: DETOX SMOOTHIES
Whether your NYE was full of debauchery or you just hit the cookies a little too hard over the holidays, there’s no time like the present to do a little detoxing. And what better (and more delicious) way to do that than with a detox smoothie? We’re especially loving the idea of a blueberry and avocado smoothie. Just blend it with a banana, cucumber, spinach and coconut water and voila: instant refreshment (and good for your body antioxidants to boot).

WHAT WE’RE WEARING: DESTROYED JEANS
Really want to break into 2015? You need a new pair of destroyed jeans. Ripped, repaired, mended, stitched, faded, distressed, patched… the more destroyed your jeans are this year, the better.

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AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: PLAID

Every closet needs a great plaid shirt. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Between it’s classic fit, bold print and button down collar, you’re guaranteed to want one in every color. See how Saul from Trend Styled puts his twist on our timeless button down below.

Meet Saul:

A Texas born transplant living in NYC. Saul is a style and grooming lifestyle blogger and photographer.

What Inspired Saul’s Look:
I love the flexibility a plaid shirt has when styling an outfit. Easily dressed up under a suit or dressed down with some athletic inspiration, my plaids rotate through my wardrobe no matter the season or occasion. I kept this look pretty casual as I ran errands – pairing my AEO plaid with some of my favorite AEO jogger sweats and structured denim jacket made my look super comfortable without losing any style points!

AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: PLAID

Get Saul’s Look:

Plaid Button Down Shirt

AEO Dark Denim Jacket

Colorblock Fleece Jogger Pant

Show us how you style our Plaid Shirts with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery.

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What To Wear: New Year’s Eve

We can all agree that New Year’s Eve is a time to shine. Whether you’re ringing in the new year out on the town or staying in with family and friends, a little bit of sparkle can go a long way.

Allexis from Life of a Coy Fish shows us how she styles her favorite Aerie finds to watch the ball drop.

Meet Allexis: 
Allexis is an adventurous, book-loving, running addict, fashion obsessed, 22 year-old and the blogger behind Life of a Coy Fish.

New Years Eve with Aerie

New Years Eve with Aerie

What inspired Allexis’s Looks:
Hey friends! When it comes to NYE we all know there are really only two ways to celebrate: out on the town with friends, or snuggled in at home with loved ones. To make your New Year’s Eve a little easier I put together a look for you all for each way to celebrate. I don’t know about you guys but when I’m ringing in the new year with a night out on the town I want to be warm, comfortable, and cute. I don’t want to have to worry about tugging a dress down all night or having freezing bare legs. These cute sequined leggings are THE perfect piece to meet those needs without having to compromise looking great!

To complete the look and keep it fun, I paired these bad boys with a fun printed sweater and wedges that are comfy enough to dance the night away in. Sequins are really a no brainer when it comes to NYE and some other fun ways to style some cute sequined leggings would be with a fun graphic tee and classic pair of pumps, or with a boyfriend blazer and plain white tee. The possibilities are endless and there’s really no way to go wrong with these leggings!

New Years Eve with Aerie

Get Allexis’s Look: Sequin Legging | Metallic Stripe Tee (Similar)

New Years Eve with Aerie

New Years Eve with Aerie

For a night in, watching the ball drop on Times Square on the good old television, the key to a cute look is keeping it cozy while bringing in fun sparkly elements that make it so it doesn’t just feel like another boring night at home! This sequined bralette layered underneath this soft henley is the perfect way to add that bit of New Year’s fun while these cozy little knit PJ shorts keep things casual and comfy!

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Get Allexis’s Look: Sequin Bralette | Henley T-Shirt | Knit BoxerNew Years Eve with Aerie New Years Eve with Aerie

Show us your favorite Aerie finds with #AerieHAULiday for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com! xo

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Christmas Morning with Aerie

Christmas morning is a time we look forward to all year long, so why not step up your Sleepwear game with our Waffle Onesie? This comfy, all-in-one piece is perfect for opening presents and lounging with family. Between the soft thermal waffle and drawstring waist, you’ll be left wondering why separates are even a thing.

Our friend Alex from Beautyosaurus Lex loves the Waffle Oneise as much as we do. See how she styles it below!

What Inspired Alex’s Look:
Christmas morning is magical! There truly is no other way to put it. Between the food, the family, the presents and laughter, there is so much to be grateful for. This waffle onesie screams festive and by adding a pop of color with the scarlet bralette and a dainty gold necklace, you will be set for the celebration! Christmas morning at my parents house usually ends with some form of a Nerf gun war, so not only is this adorable but also comfortable and practical!

Christmas Morning with Aerie

Get Alex’s Look: Waffle Onesie | Romantic Lace Bralette Christmas Morning with Aerie Christmas Morning with Aerie

Show us your favorite Aerie finds with #AerieHAULiday for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com! xo

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Make a studded band for your hat with I spy diy

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new series of DIY projects geared toward the holidays. This week I am going to show you how to spice up your winter hat with some leather and studs to give it a statement makeover!

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What you need:
Goorin Francis Fratelli Fedora
Leather
Screw on studs
Leather punch
Scissors

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What to do:

Step One: Measure the circumference of the hat and cut two strips of leather that when overlapped an inch on each end will fit snuggly around the brim.

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Step Two: Using the leather punch, create two rows of holes along the leather strip.

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Step Three: Screw in each stud by pushing the back through the hole and screwing on the top.

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Step Four: Connect the two ends of the strip by doubling up the leather, punching holes through both ends.

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Step Five: Take the final band and put on your hat. If you wish to make the band permanent, attach it with a couple dabs of glue. Done!

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Show us your winter hat creations with #AEOGIFTS on Instagram and Twitter!

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AEOSTYLE CHALLENGE: Mixed Knit Crew Sweater

Looking for the perfect cozy sweater this holiday season? The Mixed Knit Crew Sweater takes our classic scoop neck sweater to a whole new level with mixed knit paneling and bold pattern.

Blogger Adriana from Leopard Martini show us how she styles our favorite holiday sweater below.

Meet Adriana:
Founder and Editor of Leopard Martini Style Blog based in Texas. Lover of Saturdays, Floral Dresses, and Lavender Lattes. I love staying inspired by exploring my city, and traveling and visiting new places as much as I can.

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What inspired Adriana’s Look:
I tend to gravitate more towards cozy looks during the colder months, and this AEO sweater is just perfect to throw on over my favorite pair of leggings and mixed with a chic scarf. The pretty pattern and comfy knit make it the perfect winter staple, so ideal for a day of running errands, grabbing coffee with friends, or staying warm indoors working on my blog. I’m definitely planning to wear this sweater all winter long, and can’t wait to style it a few different ways. IMG_3721

Get Adriana’s Look:
Mixed Knit Crew Sweater
Faux Fur Snood (Similar)
Vegan Leather Hi-Rise Jegging (Similar)
DV By Dolce Vita Myste Tall Boot  (Similar)

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Show us how you style our Mixed Knit Crew Sweater with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to be featured on our Style Gallery.

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