A REAL Love Story: Ally & Casey

These California dreamers were meant to be. Read about the REAL love story of #AerieREAL girl, Ally Walsh, and her drummer/writer boyfriend, Casey Wojtalewicz!

How did you meet?

Casey: I was working on a project with a mutual friend, Carla, at her house. Carla was going to an event that night with a couple friends, but I wasn’t interested in going. Right as I was about to leave, the doorbell rang. Carla got up to get the door and said, “Oh—that’s my friend Ally. By the way, Casey, you’re going to fall in LOVE with her.” At the time, I don’t think either of us were looking for a relationship. But something definitely shifted in me when she walked in the room. Suddenly, I decided I was interested in going to the event… and sitting next to Ally during it… and then going out to eat afterwards. That’s how it all started.

What do YOU love about YOU?

Ally: I love that I’m curious. That I love to travel, explore and learn about different cultures and food. I love that I’m passionate about health and nutrition. I love that I’m reliable and can always be there for my friends and family.

Casey: I love that I can brighten people’s day, that I strive to be authentic and true in everything that I do. I love that I’ve had the courage to follow my dreams. I love that I have a travel itch, that I ended up in LA and that I have music and poetry as creative outlets.

A REAL Love Story: Ally & Casey

Shop Ally’s Look: Racerback Boho Bralette  |  Shop Casey’s Look: Pocket Crew T-Shirt  | Skinny Active Flex Pant

What do you love about each other?

Ally: I love how helpful and kind Casey is. Whether it’s someone he knows or just met. He’s the nicest person I’ve ever met, in my life. I can always rely and count on him, no matter what. I love that he loves to travel, wake up early, make coffee, and go on road trips. And that we can listen to our favorite 90s hip hop and oldies songs together!

Casey: I love how confident Ally is. She’s just comfortable in her skin, and doesn’t fret the little things. I remember when we met how I was struck by her genuine curiosity and kindness. She treats everyone so nicely and is such a great listener—I think that’s really why everyone falls in love with her! I love that she’s a bookworm, a cuddler, and a traveler. I love that she’s so healthy. She’s definitely made me a healthier person, and shown me how to make some delicious food in the process. I love how crazy she is about sweet potatoes… And how she’s addicted to dried mango (she told me I can’t bring it home anymore).

How do you celebrate V-Day?

Casey: Honestly, between travel for Ally’s work and my tours, we haven’t been together on Valentine’s Day since when we met, three years ago! So just being together will be cause for celebration! We’ll probably get outside—go on a hike, get breakfast in Topanga Canyon. Relax at home with our books, watch the sunset on the beach, and make a nice dinner.

Boys can be #AerieREAL too! What makes you #AerieREAL, Casey?

I love my body the way it is—scoliosis and all! I don’t place my confidence or self-image in striving to “look better,” or get bigger and stronger. I love being healthy and active, and my appearance is a result of that.

Thank you, Ally & Casey!

xoxo

Aerie 

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Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her & Him

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, but there’s no need to panic if you’re still looking for an amazing gift to show your bae that you care. We’re here to help! The “perfect gift” can mean something different to everyone, but we’re pretty sure that your S/O would love some #AEOSTYLE (but not more than they love you… obvi). With brand new accessories and extras perfect for V-Day gifting plus all of the basics you know and love, there’s no need to look any further. We’ve made this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide super easy for you: just keep scrolling to find the personality that fits your hunny best and gift your little heart out.

GUYS: Make him swoon, no matter his style. Is your guy always ahead of the trends? He’ll love staple pieces with leather details like a watch or belt, and our latest denim technology will keep up with his constantly updating look. If your guy is always on the move, he needs #AEOSTYLE that can keep up with his adventurous spirit, like our  new Flex/4 360 swim trunks and a power pack so his phone is never our of battery. Is he into fitness and sports? No problem. Our favorite basics like joggers, sneakers, graphic tees and socks will only improve his style game.

For The Guy With #AEOSTYLE On Lock

FOR THE GUY WITH #AEOSTYLE ON LOCK: Keep him ahead of the trends with iconic style essentials and of-the-moment finishing touches.
Colorblock Crew T-Shirt | Skinny Core Flex Jean | 3″ Classic Trunk | Woolrich Beebe Leather Boot
Wool Fedora | Oiled Leather Belt | Brown Leather Watch | Aviator Sunglasses | LMNT Bluetooth Speaker

For The Guy On The GoFOR THE GUY ON THE GO: Whether he’s beach-bound or road-tripping cross country, we’ve got styles and essentials for every adventurer.
Flex/4 360 Swim Trunk | Denim Jacket | Clubmax Sunglasses | Sunnylife Underwater Camera
Heritage 4.5 oz Body Spray | LMNT Power Pack | Wolverine Plain Thomas Hiker Boot
Sunnylife Soap On A Rope | Bigmouth Pizza Pool Float

For The Guy Who's Got Game

FOR THE GUY WHO’S GOT GAME: Perfect styles to take your man from sport to street, featuring revolutionary AEO/Flex technology, must-have sneakers and more.
Signature Graphic T-Shirt | Vintage Baja Hoodie | Extreme Flex Fleece Jogger | 3″ Classic Trunk | Body Spray
Low Cut Socks | New Balance 515 Sneaker

GIRLS: The key to your #AerieREAL girl’s heart? Pretty little things! If your girl is head over heels, she’ll love bright, lacy bralettes and undiesAerie sports bras, leggings and the best workout essentials will help the girl who’s always active to get her sweat on. Score some extra points by gifting some sweet fragrance, too! Is she inspired by travel? Aerie swim will take her from the beach to the bike trail and everywhere in between. Still can’t decide? You can’t go wrong with fun accessories or basics like denim and tanks!

For The Girl In Love With Love

FOR THE GIRL IN LOVE WITH LOVE: Shopping for a hopeless romantic? Sweep her off her feet with our prettiest Vintage Lace bralettes, dreamy crocheted tops and sweet accessories.
Aerie Lace Cross-Back Bralette | Aerie Boyshort | Denim X Cafe Jegging | Peplum Cami
The Social Type Greeting Card | Aerie Fragrance
Beauty Crop Misting Spray | Heart Cookie Cutters… Coming Soon!

For The Girl Who's Got Game

FOR THE GIRL WHO’S GOT GAME: From throwback sneakers to printed yoga mats, we’ve got lots of swoon-worthy gifts for the girl who loves to get her sweat on.
Aerie Mesh Seamless Sports Bra | First Essentials Rib Crop Tank | Hi-Lo Zip Up Hoodie | Crop Hi-Rise Legging
New Balance 515 Sneaker | Colorblock Baseball Cap
Slant Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Headwrap | Ban.do Exercise Mat

For The Girl On The Go

FOR THE GIRL ON THE GO: Satisfy her wanderlust with a printed tote and travel journal or gift her with Aerie & AEO essentials for her next adventure.
Aerie One Shoulder Bandeau Bikini | Aerie Teeny Bikini Bottom | Pullover Windbreaker | Triangle Fringe Scarf | Fringe Faux Leather Notebook | Beauty Crop Misting Spray | AEO x Slant On The Road Mug
AEO Clubmax Sunglasses | Ban.do Heart Getaway Bag | Hang Ten Sunscreen… Coming Soon! (Shop Similar)

What do you want to give & get for V-Day? Tell us in the comments below, and show us your #AEOSTYLE & #AerieREAL gifts on Instagram (@americaneagle, @aerie)& Twitter  (@AEO, @Aerie) for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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How to Find the Perfect V-Day Date

Looking for the perfect date this Saturday night? Take the quiz to find out how you should spend this V-Day,  whether you’re celebrating with that special someone, or your cat (no judgement zone!). V-Day only comes once a year, so why not make it as unique as you are?

 xoxo,

Aerie

 

 

 

 

 

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#AEOSTYLE Editors Love: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

#AEOSTYLE Editors Love: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Are you still unsure what to buy that special guy in your life? Editors from Redbook, GQ and Explore LI all featured American Eagle Outfitters products this week in their Valentine’s Day gift guides. He’ll stay warm and dry in our Colorblock Anorak, stylish in our Floral Tie and – well – festively covered in our Heart Athletic Trunk. See why editors loved these gifts and grab them for your own guy so you aren’t empty handed on Valentine’s Day.

Not only will the Colorblock Anorak add a pop of color on the winter days that seem to never end, we think the red is appropriate for a festive outdoor date.

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The Colorblock Anorak was featured in 23 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him.

Get the look:

Colorblock Anorak

Even if your Valentine’s Day plans don’t give your guy a reason to dress up, the Floral Tie will give a refined flourish to any look. The retro-inspired print in pastel hues makes this tie a perfect accessory through the summer months.

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Our Floral Tie was GQ’s Daily Endorsement on February 5th.

Get the look:

Floral Tie

What guy doesn’t love underwear from American Eagle? We have lots of festive options in store and online, including the Heart Athletic Trunk featured by Explore LI.

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Explore LI features the Heart Athletic Trunk in their story: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him.

Get the look:

Hearts Boxer (similar)

Already have your Valentine’s Day shopping done? Show us what you’re gifting from AEO with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram and your photo could end up on AE.com.

Not sure what to wear on February 14th? Take our Valentine’s Day Style Quiz.

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What’s Your Valentine’s Day #AEOSTYLE?

What’s Your Valentine’s Day #AEOSTYLE?

Is your Valentine’s Day #AEOSTYLE style ‘In Love’ or ‘Over It’? Take our quiz to find your perfect look, no matter what your plans are on February 14th.

 

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If you’re IN LOVE:

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Your ‘In Love’ look for Valentine’s Day

Get the look:

For her:

Embroidered Chiffon Tunic

Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Keds Champion Original Sneaker

For him:

Slim Straight Khaki

Plaid Button Down

Hearts Boxer (similar)

Canvas Sneaker

If you’re OVER IT:

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Your ‘Over It’ look for Valentine’s Day

Get the look:

For her:

Heartbreaker Intarsia Sweater

Jegging

Ankle Strap Sandal

For him:

Slim Straight Jean

Vintage V-Neck T-Shirt

Canvas Sneaker

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Sweet Gift Ideas: Ooh, La, La!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Ooh, La, La!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Ooh, la, la! Go for WHOA with sexy black lace or a little pink underpinning for a flirtatious Valentine’s Day night! Choose between our new lace Ella Gel, our Day to Night Silky Pant, our romantic Reese Pushup Bra, WHOA Fragrance, and more! Check out our favorites below! 

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

We have a major crush on the Holly Satin Pushup Bra.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Go for WHOA!!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Our hearts race for lace.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Keep it sweet.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Back to black featuring our Bridget Longline Pushup Bra.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Make it a perfect pair with our Ella Gel Lace Pushup Bra.

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day! Tell us, and comment below!

Looking for more great Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Check out our Sweet and Sexy Gift Guide, our True Love Gift Guide, or our Candy Crush Gift Guide for other great romantic looks!

xo,

Aerie

#AerieREAL

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