#AEOStyle Awards

In honor of the infamous MTV Video Music Award’s tonight, we were inspired to create our own awards! We went through hundreds and hundreds of #AEOStyle photos and chose the following winners for each of our categories. So what are you waiting for … pop your popcorn, grab a spot on the couch, and pregame with the #AEOSTYLE awards before the big show!

BEST MALE #AEOSTYLE

levytation@levytation

BEST FEMALE #AEOSTYLE

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@katie_did_what

FIT TO WATCH

lifeofacoyfish

 

@lifeofacoyfish

BEST COLLABORATION

codyjohns@codyjohns

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

misstarabelle

 

@misstarabelle

BEST ART DIRECTION

sisterlystyle

 

@sisterlystyle

OUTFIT OF THE YEAR

mox_ie

 @mox_ie

Tell us which artist you want to see win for the MTV Video of the Year award in the comments below!

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What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Whether you’ve already began packing or you’re still anxiously scrolling through Pinterest to find the perfect back-to-school looks, it’s not too late to pick up those last minute must-haves. Leave the stress behind and let us show you how easy it is to ace cute and comfortable!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

We think you’ll agree that one of the best parts of going off to college is the freedom. Not just the freedom to stay up until midnight, eating oreos and laughing with your roomie (okay, that’s awesome, too) but the freedom to dress how you want, when you want. You have the rest of your life to be an adult, so for now rock that effortlessly chic look like it’s going out of style.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Whether you plan to spend afternoons doing yoga on the quad or lounging with your besties, our Crop Yoga Pant is something you can’t live without.  Between the soft stretch cotton jersey and lace print waistband, you’ll own multiple pairs by the end of the semester. Yes, they’re that good. Pair with our über-comfortable Seamless Bra to achieve that level of zen you’ll need right before your intense mid-term.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

For all you busy fashionistas running (literally!) from one class to the next, you’re going to love the Best Basics Shop. Throw on our Hide & Peek Plunge Bralette, Scoop Neck Tank and Varsity Jacket Sweatshirt to achieve that simple, yet stylish #OOTD. And the look wouldn’t be complete without our Jogger – a skinny fit that can be dressed up or down. If that doesn’t sound like sweatpant bliss, we don’t know what does.

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Once your #OOTD is picked out, you’ll want to add a little something sweet. Our Hidden Love line of Body Lotion, Body Cream, Body Mist and Perfume offer a pretty mix of fresh fruits, sensual florals and creamy vanilla. Grab a Rollerball to throw in your bag for those late night study sessions!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

Every girl on-the-go will appreciate our adorable Baggu Backpack! With its floral print, double strap and (washing machine-friendly!) cotton canvas, it offers the perfect harmony of cute and functional. Now all that’s left to do is grab your monogrammed notebooks and head to class in style!

What to Pack: Dorm Essentials

After a long day of class, you deserve to unwind in style. We may be a little biased, but our sleep sets are some of the absolute cutest around. Let’s start with our Softest Modal Bralette and Mini Boyfrief. Not only are they made of the softest (you guessed it!) modal, they have the sweetest scalloped lace trim. Throw on a Sleep Top and a pair of Boxers, or one of our Softest Sleep Robes, to drift off to dreamland.

Now that your dorm essentials have been picked out, are you ready for class to begin? The answer: You were born ready. Good luck – we know you’re going to do great! xo

Need more #OOTD inspiration? Check out our How To: Throw the Perfect End of Summer Party post!

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Mani Monday: #AEOSTYLE inspired by nail polish

Nail polish inspiring fashion. Fashion inspiring nail polish. Whichever way you look at it, our new BTS 2014 nail color collection is full of gorgeous colors that we love wearing on our nails and that make us want to put together awesome new outfits! AEO’s Copy Director, Jamie S. here… I’m the one responsible for naming all of our products every season, including our nail polishes! I actually also have a beauty blog, The Beauty of Life, where I interview industry insiders, give you a look into some of my favorite products and beauty looks from the present (and from the past in my Throwback Thursday series), and (staying true to my nail polish obsession) create nail looks every Monday for my #ManiMonday series. Check out my swatches of two colors from the BTS 2014 collection here and see how they inspired a look we’re loving, and then be sure to head to my blog for a download on the rest of the collection!

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 Into the Blue

Into the Blue is a gorgeous deep cobalt. It’s got just a little touch of neon to really make it pop, and the color payoff is incredibly rich. Two coats yield perfect, even, opaque color. This is one of those shades I want to wear year round on my fingers and toes. It’s just got that special something.

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Shining Sea

Shining Sea is that color that just makes you go OOOHHH. The teal base is liberally packed with teal and yellow gold glitter, making the color shift and change with the light. It’s that kind of polish that just makes you keep staring at your nails all day long, just so you can keep admiring its beauty. This was definitely one of the most fun polishes I’ve gotten to name, since it’s really not like anything else I’ve seen out there. It’s the kind of color that makes me excited to paint my nails!

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The perfect pairing for your blue hued nails

I think the two colors complement each other perfectly while still letting each one shine. The outfit we created was inspired by these two colors but really takes on a life of its own. These nail polishes are begging for an outfit that will make people sit up and take notice, and this is the look that does just that. A flowy floral print top with double racer-back straps and a handkerchief hem pairs perfectly back to a faded and whiskered jean. Add a wide-brimmed hat and suede booties with wraparound leather buckles and you’ve got a look that’s a little bit 70’s, a little bit boho and ALL parts cool. I love the way the blue and green polishes pop against the black and white of the top and the various browns of the accessories. This is a look that’s perfect for everything from brunch with your friends to a casual Saturday night date to a look that’s a little dressier for class.

The American Eagle Outfitters BTS 2014 Nail Color Collection is available in select AEO stores nationwide. Find your nearest store at ae.com.

Check out my thoughts on the rest of the BTS 2014 Nail Color Collection here.

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Back to School Essentials: Leggings

Ever feel like you never want summer to end, but fall can’t come quickly enough? While we’ll be enjoying August to the fullest, we can’t help but get a little excited for one of our favorite parts of the cooler months…new fall styles at Aerie!

Our absolute fall-time necessity would have be to be leggings. So we sat down with Natalie, associate buyer for bottoms at Aerie, to chat about all the deets on her favorite new styles for the Back-to-School season. Leggings may be an everyday staple in your wardrobe, but our new fun prints, details and colors make this essential piece anything but basic. From our morning coffee to dinner with friends, we know we’ll be living in our new leggings 24/7 this fall.

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Our new leggings are so comfy…and cute enough to wear all day and all night!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Introducing…the Mini Boybrief!

100 million cheeks can’t be wrong! Aerie’s #1 selling undie fit, the Boybrief, now has a new – and cheekier – BFF! Even if a thong is your go-to fit, every girl needs a full coverage undie in her drawer. Our Mini Boybrief is perfect for the girl who likes fuller coverage but still wants just a peek of cheek! Shannon, buyer for undies at Aerie.com, gives the lowdown on our newest fit.

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So many pretty prints, colors and fabrics…we’ll take them all!

Want to see more from our merchants on styles, trends and products they’re loving? Check out our most recent post in our merchant video series!

Xoxo,

Aerie

 

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Our Top Favorites: August

This month, Aerie zeros in on comfort. Crew Neck Sweatshirts and Leggings soar to the top of our list, and “underneath it all” bralettes and outta-sight undies come in at a close second! With the change of the season comes a lot of new arrivals as well! Two newbies you have to try? Our new Joggers and Legging Tee! Shop your favorite items below!

Our Top Favorites: August

Our Top Picks for August!

1. Crew Sweatshirt in Tackle Teal – Perfect for cozy nights!

2. Side Panel Legging in Royal Navy – Real chic. No sweat.

3. Sexy only you can see. Outta-Sight Cheeky in Violet Burst

4. New! Aerie Mini Boybrief 

5. Nightie Night! Sleep Shirt in Heather Fawn

6. Softest Modal Bralette – a little support and a lot of comfort.

7. Acid Wash T-Shirt (Perfect for leggings!) in Green Rush

8. Pretty prints! We love the new Skinny Jogger in Medium Heather Grey

9. Sweetest scents! Aerie’s New Body Mist

10. Aerie Fragrance 1.7 oz – A fresh blend of sweet fruits, pretty florals and sensual musk.

Have fun shopping!

xoxo,

Aerie

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