Women’s Now Trending: Made to Wander

Whether you’re heading out to lunch with friends or setting out to explore a new part of the city, chambray is always the perfect go to. It’s that cool, casual piece that says you’re care free, but have great style. Pair with a burgundy Midi Short for a pop of color and a floral print sneaker for the perfect combination of comfort and chic.

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Shop the Look:
AEO Chambray Shirt
AE Midi Short
AEO Lace-Up Sneaker

This season it’s all about individual style. Every girl has classic pieces in her closet, but the true test is how you style them. Denim is eternal, so why not start there? Unleash your inner artist by grabbing your favorite pair of distressed denim overalls and pair them with a flowy tank and preppy beanie. You may need to keep your day job, but at least your outfit will scream creative genius.

Click here to check out the men’s Made to Wander trend video!

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What to Wear: 4th of July!

OOOHHH! AHHHH! Happy 4th of July! What’s your plan? Backyard BBQ? Pool party with friends? Late night s’mores and fireworks? (Yes, to all please!) Whatever it may be, we picked out our ultimate #OOTD for any fun fourth activities you have planned. Read on below to shop our look! What to Wear: 4th of July!

Tanks work as the perfect cover-up or cute top to a great outfit! We paired our two favorites with our silky pants and crochet lace shorts. Chilling poolside for the 4th? We mixed and matched our striped bandeau with a printed bikini bottom. What goes underneath it all? Our new Mini Cheeky and our Daisy Hidden Wire Bandeau Bra.

What are your plans on the 4th? Tweet us at @Aerie! Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

Aerie

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AEO Associate Interview: Get To Know Jenelle H.

Do you want to know what its like to work as a buyer for AEO Women’s Fleece? We sat down with Jenelle H. to learn all about her role at AEO, what she’s like outside the office and even dug into her insanely creative side. Check out her interview below and be sure to watch her rapid fire interview for some Q and A’s that are sure to make you giggle.

Name
Jenelle H.

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Jenelle hard at work.

Occupation
Assistant Buyer, Women’s Fleece

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Jenelle’s #AEOStyle includes Hi-Rise anything.

What are some of your favorite trends that you’re seeing this summer/BTS?
Hi-rise anything! Shorts, jeans, skirts, swim bottoms…they’re comfortable, a throwback to my 80’s birth era, and all I want to wear this summer.

Summer days tend to be hot, while summer nights can get a bit chilly. How do you recommend styling your outfits to prepare for the change in temps?
Layers on layers on layers – I’m never caught without a second something, especially an open neutral cardigan or light soft jacket.

Are there any trends coming up for fall that you’re excited about?
Jegging tops! I’m exclusively a Jegging fit denim girl, so I’m excited to get cozy with over-sized sweatshirts & plaids. High rise bottoms & crops are great for the summer, but these tops are going to make it easier to accept winter finally setting in.

Jegging tops? Please explain!
Basically just a longer length, over-sized top that is meant to be worn with either leggings or Jegging fit denim. They cover your backside and are really comfy – this is the one we have in fleece:

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Jegging Top sneak peek!

What is currently your favorite AEO product?
I’m thrilled to get my hands on these Polka Dot Slip-On Sneakers we have now…  I’ve been plotting all kinds of summer biking in them since I first spotted the samples months ago.

Are there any prints, colors or styles that you’re currently obsessing over?
You might have already picked up on my passion for polka dots, but I also have a thing for florals.  Both are fun and classic, and definitely not limited to one occasion or silhouette.

Who is your style inspiration and why?
I somehow always manage to look slightly disheveled (the hair, maybe?) and I feel like Alexa Chung has that look perfected. She has this confident playful retro vibe with things like her dress silhouettes, peter pan collars, & the ability to rock some polka dots. I once stood behind her in the bathroom line at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and it was definitely a star-struck girl-crush moment.

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Words of encouragement drawn by Jenelle.

Favorite part of your job?
Seeing girls wearing products I’ve worked with – even if it’s years later! It’s fun to see how people decide to outfit a piece, and how they’ve made it part of their own style. I know the effort that went into it from my entire team… I always give them a mental high-five when I see other people loving something we brought to life!

What advice do you have for those wanting to enter into a Merchandising career?
Be good at juggling! Not necessarily literally (though I CAN do that – I’m secretly a single person circus), but being able to manage a million things at once is key. It’s a fast paced world here, and it takes a little time to get the hang of staying up to speed, but it’s part of what makes this job fun… every day is different!

You also have a very artistic side to you and have a website to boot! Tell us about your creative personality and inspiration behind your designs.
It’s impossible for me to sit still! I feel antsy unless I have something on my mind that I want to crochet, draw, cook, or bake. I’m inspired by seeing other people being passionate, having fun, & making awesome things – it makes me want to get up and do the same!

Is there anything else that we should know about you?
I have an odd adoration for word play – to the point where I have a pun problem. I’m considering starting a coin fee jar for each one I make…though some people think I should never change.

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This little lamb was crocheted by Jenelle.

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What To Wear: Cinema Style

Our favorite summer blockbusters have been hitting the big screen. Whether you’re headed indoors to your local theater or hitting the drive-in, we’ve got the perfect movie line-up AND cozy outfit for your cinema savvy #OOTD.

Our Ultimate Summer Movie Must-See List and #OOTD

Here’s on our must-see list. What’s on yours? Tell us below!

1. The Fault in Our Stars – We can’t wait to see Shailene back on the big screen after Divergent. Don’t forget your tissues and your #BFF!

2. The Edge of Tomorrow – Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise are fantastic! Great and surprising plot twists!

3.  22 Jump Street – We feel like the luckiest girls on earth to have this sequel. Jonah and Channing, marry us?

4.  X-Men: Days of Future Past – With this star-studded cast and action-packed saga, you can’t go wrong!

5. Neighbors – Zach and Dave, we wouldn’t mind being your neighbor!

6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Because we still really want Toothless to be our pet dragon. That would be normal in an office…right?

7. Chef – Charming and funny! Perfect for a night with friends or a date!

Now that you have your movie picked, it’s time to grab your girlfriends, (or that cutie at work) and pass the popcorn. We know you want to look your best, but for those three-hour movies…comfort is key! Read on below for our perfect movie look!

Our Ultimate Summer Movie Must-See List and #OOTD

The foundation of our #OOTD begins with our Softest Lace Perky Bralette. This adds a “pop” of color, a touch of support, and serves as the perfect layer for our Eyelet Tank. We paired the tank with one of our flirty new arrivals, our Floral Mini Skirt. (In stores soon!) To avoid undie lines, we completed our look with our new, favorite Mini Cheeky.

Our Ultimate Summer Movie Must-See List and #OOTD

Style Tip: Don’t forget a cover-up or sweater for cooler theaters or dropping temperatures. Our go-to? Wrap a simple button down shirt around your waist JUST in case. Our Ultimate Summer Movie Must-See List and #OOTD

What’s your must-have movie necessity? For more styled summer looks, check out our new lookbooks at Aerie.com!

That’s a wrap!

xoxo,

Aerie

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90 Seconds with Jenny Altman

Our style and fit expert, Jenny Altman, is always there to answer our Aerie girls’ questions about all things intimates (just #AskJenny!)…but we wanted to ask her a few questions of our own!

We grabbed Jenny between takes in our studio to get to know her a little better. Watch our rapid fire interview as she dishes on some of her favorite things!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Bra Wear & Care Quick Tips with Jenny Altman

We’re sure we’re not the only ones who have wondered - how do I wear and care for my Aerie bras to keep them feeling like new? At Aerie HQ, we had a sneaking suspicion we weren’t doing it quite right, but weren’t sure who to ask.

Luckily, our Aerie style and fit expert, Jenny Altman, is here to clear up the confusion! Watch her quick guide below to learn when to replace a bra, quick tips for washing, storing and wearing (hint…the dryer is bra suicide!), and other insider tricks from her arsenal.

For even more on wearing and caring for your favorite Aerie bras, check out our newest, 15-second Quick Tip from Jenny on Instagram! Okay, okay, Jenny, we promise..no more putting our bras in the dryer!

Have more questions for Jenny? You can always ask your questions @Aerie on Twitter with #AskJenny! We’ll be answering your questions with more quick tips to come on the blog and Instagram!

Xoxo,

Aerie

 

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