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Our favorite thing about the holiday season is going home to spend time with our family and friends. The agenda doesn’t have to include some over-the-top plans or tropical destination. We plan on spending our break lounging with our loved ones, with a cup of cocoa in hand and layered in our favorite pieces.

And just because comfortable and casual are the names of the game, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. Aerie is our go-to shopping destination for REAL holiday wear that speaks to you. Whether you are mad for plaid or obsessed with winter neutrals, their holiday collection is as amazing as you are!

Want to know how our Style Gurus are keeping it REAL this holiday season? Check out their picks from Aerie and how they plan on spending their holiday breaks. Be sure to join the conversation and let us know what makes you #AerieREAL as you head home for the holidays!


Check out Sydney Woolery and her home for the holidays story!

CollegeFashionista: What are your holiday break plans?

Sydney Woolery: Going back home to Santa Cruz, spending lots of quality time with my family and friends, and definitely lots of eating and shopping!

 CF: Who are you most excited to see and why?

SW: To be honest, my dog. It has been months since I last saw him and I miss him like crazy!

 CF: What are your picks from Aerie?

SW: I’m obsessed with the hi neck bralette and the Aerie boiler set – both are really comfortable to just lounge around the house in. They can also be styled up to wear out and about!

CF: Favorite holiday styling tip?

SW: Pairing over-the-knee boots with sweater dresses. It’s a super cozy outfit to wear but it’s also very chic.

 CF: Favorite holiday gift to give?

SW: The Aerie Knit Scarf – scarves easily pair with a lot of outfits, as well as keep you warm & toasty. Functional fashion is always a great gift!