When you need to replenish your basic clothing collection, who do you turn to? For me the answer to that question is often American Eagle and more recently, Aerie. They have pretty consistent sizing and durable apparel. They also have a variety of styles to choose from. I also recently discovered Aerie’s positive motivational messaging in their change-rooms. They use natural photos in their campaigns and on their website, reinforcing natural beauty standards. I am sure we can all get behind these sorts of campaigns! This American Eagle and Aerie Basics Haul is full of everyday useful items. I always talk about my love for items that you can throw on together. Basic pieces in neutral shades are a fantastic way to start such a collection.
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American Eagle and Aerie Basics Haul: Ordering and Shipping
Every time I order from both American Eagle and Aerie, it is a seamless process. They often have sales, making their items more affordable. Usually you can find sales of up to 60% off of the regular prices. After browsing their clearance section, I usually come away with great deals on pieces to wear everyday. They have a variety of style options available, though usually I find their pieces are most commonly casual ones. Shipping is quick to where I live. The items always arrive at my door within a week of ordering them and they are always in perfect condition.
American Eagle and Aerie Basics Haul: Items
The items I ordered are as follows:
The thing I have noticed about both pairs of leggings is that they are extremely comfortable and flattering. I am guessing that any of their pairs would fit similarly. Aerie does have cotton ones available, but the ones featured here are more like workout leggings. That is simply a personal preference though.
These jeggings are once again, very comfortable, while still being flattering. I have another pair in a darker wash, and wear them all the time. They are stretchy. They are very high-waisted and ideal to wear with cropped tops or to tuck sweaters into in the cold weather.
The buttons on this piece are such a statement. Plus I just love how henley’s fit in general. This is a nice warm version for this time of year, but not so heavy you cannot wear it in the Spring and Fall.
These fitted, ribbed turtlenecks are cropped, and so perfect to match with high-waisted jeans and a blazer or cardigan.
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