Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. And no one does beautiful bouquets quite like LA-based entrepreneur Mallory with the Flowers! This V-Day, we’re featuring the Black-owned floral design studio and letting its vibrant blooms inspire our next Aerie and OFFLINE looks.
Mallory’s floral arrangements span a variety of styles and colors, as the self-taught florist experiments with the likes of pastel peonies, neutral-toned pompous grass and classic red roses alike. We’re highlighting five of Mallory with the Flowers’ unique bouquets and giving you tips from our director of styling, Erin, on how to evoke these romantic sensibilities in your own V-Day looks and other special Aerie outfits! Read on below for fashion and flora galore.
Pretty & Powerful Pastels
Who says pastels can’t be pretty AND powerful? Mallory’s Smell the Flowers arrangement, featuring pinks, purples and glitter accents, reminds us that we can be both and more! If you’re feeling the soft hues, try OFFLINE’s Real Me High Waisted Twist Legging and Real Me Twist Back Sports Bra in the pink cheetah print, plus a cropped pink T-shirt for easy layering. To make it even more fun, add a matching scrunchie and “babe” beaded bracelet for attitude!
Mallory’s peony-packed purple arrangement sets the perfect mood for someone who appreciates the simple beauty of life (and Aerie!). Try a soft and delicate matching set, like our Pointelle Sleep Tank and Pointelle High Waisted Boxer or our Real Good Lace Bralette and cheeky undie.
Classic V-Day (with a twist!)
We all know that one person who loves the idea of classic red hues and fresh-cut roses on Valentine’s Day (hey, maybe it’s even you!). Mallory with the Flowers’ bright red bouquet offers just the inspiration for a classic V-Day look with a modern twist! Try our Western Buttondown Shirt or Distressed Boyfriend T-Shirt to start your outfit with a retro feel, then add our Ribbed Lace Scoop Bralette for a pretty detail. Finish the look with Aerie’s Open Heart Earrings and fun printed socks to channel the spirit of the holiday!
Sometimes all you need is a crisp white look to feel elegant and fresh! Let our Fleece-Of-Mind Cropped Polo and high waisted short do the trick. If you’re feeling to give your casual vibe even more of a chic option, try our Ruffle Mini Skirt in a pretty floral print. Layer it underneath with our Bluegrass Lace Padded Plunge Bralette and Lace Shine Boybrief for comfy through and through, then finish it off with Aerie’s Stone Bracelet for a cute accessory.
With Mallory’s golden-toned bouquet, you can channel the warmth of V-Day all year long. Dress up in cozy pieces drenched in neutral colors like our new Sunnie Bralette in Jupiter Brown or our Fleece-Of-Mind Cropped Quarter Zip Hoodie and matching joggers in Natural Nude! For a printed option, try the same nude hue in Aerie’s Seersucker Cami and boxers, then add our Threader Earrings for a flirty touch.