How to Style a Racerback Bralette

Our new Racerback Boho Bralette combines the pretty, stretchy lace from our Boho Bralette with the comfort of a racerback.  Rechael from A Day Dream Love pairs it with our low back Swing Tee below!How to Style a Racerback Bralette

“My inspiration was found by looking to the everyday young, authentic women who run errands, work, maintain homework and​ college classes, run on small amounts of sleep, and fight everyday to feel confident about themselves. My look is all about feeling comfy, confident, and sexy in a casual, everyday outfit.”

How to Style a Racerback Bralette

Shop Rechael’s Look: Racerback Boho Bralette | Swing Tee How to Style a Racerback Bralette

Show us how you wear the Racerback Boho Bralette with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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Real Talk with Erin Collins-Rittling

Get REAL with Erin Collins-Rittling, Manager of Aerie Styling! Read on to learn more about her favorite Aerie product, new found love of yoga and what #AerieREAL means to her.

Real Talk with Erin Collins-Rittling

We know you’re a big fan of yoga and meditation! What  is your go-to studio look?

I always wear tight tanks and leggings.  I can stretch easily without getting a lot of fabric in the way and go up into a headstand or arm balance without my shirt flying up.  I also always have a loose layer nearby to throw on during warmups and when I leave the studio on a cold day.

In three words, how would describe your style?

Comfortable, Minimalistic, Classic

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What are your favorite trends this season?

I love olive! Olive is the new neutral and It goes with everything.  I also love our white binding undies…very retro!

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What is your favorite Aerie item?

Our Sports Bras! I just ordered 3 new styles.  My newest favorite is the aerie Mesh Seamless Racerback.

Real Talk with Erin Collins-Rittling

Shop Erin’s Look: Waffle Low Back Tee |  Sport-ish Crop Legging | Lightly Lined X-Back Sports Bra (Similar)Real Talk with Erin Collins-Rittling

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

Being true to yourself! Give yourself a break!!!!

Tell us more!

I always put too much pressure on myself to eat healthier, run faster, work harder.  Yoga has challenged that!  Last year I had a serious running injury from overuse and it sidelined me.  I had put so much of my identity into the fact that I ran marathons and I ran fast.  When I couldn’t run anymore, I didn’t know who I was, but something has changed over the last year.  I allowed myself to slow down and take a day off here and there.  It’s important to take care of yourself.  No one else can do that for you.  I make sure to take a moment every day and sit quietly.  No TV, no music, just breathe.  My Aerie REAL is loving myself enough to stop pushing. And my wild curly hair. My hair is untamable, and sometimes I have to let that go too!

Real Talk with Erin Collins-Rittling

Thank you, Erin!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Saturday Adventure

Week already looking too long? Start planning for a Saturday adventure with our stylist’s outfit of the week!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Saturday Adventure

Get Erin’s Look: Chevron Kimono | Print Bralette Top | Harem Pant | Geo Lace Cheeky | K-Swiss Belmont Sneaker (Similar) | Street Level Reversible Mini Tote | Chronicle Books Eat Pretty | Fringe Faux Leather Notebook | Nudestix

Your first priority is a big bag like AEO’s Street Level Reversible Tote. After you throw in your camera and notebooks for documenting your adventure, it will still have plenty of room for adding anything else you may pick up along the way.

When you’re running around all day, you want an easy, comfy outfit. Underneath, try our Geo Lace Cheeky Undie and NEW Print Bralette Top: bra meets top in this all-new style that you can wear on its own! Finish your look with with our extra-comfy Chevron Kimono and Harem Pant. And don’t forget your K-Swiss Sneakers for running around all day!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Saturday Adventure

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Real Talk with Chase

From the Bahamas to the big city, Chase has seen it all. Get to know one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!

20160124_NewArrivals-Instagram What makes you #AerieREAL?

I stay true to my personality, regardless of the situation or who I’m hanging out with.

Lover or fighter?

Both! I’ll cuddle you, but I love an argument. But I also love being a lover!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Probably oatmeal! I’d have 7 bowls a night if I could.

What are you currently listening to?

Trap radio on Pandora. No joke, that’s all I listen to.

Favorite thing about spring?

It’s funny, because the Bahamas doesn’t experience seasons so I haven’t experienced spring yet. When I do, I’ll let you know!

What makes you really laugh?

Besides myself? If I’m being sarcastic to someone and they throw shade back, that makes me burst out laughing.SP1Images_26

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I don’t see myself as such a traveler. I’m from the Bahamas, so that’s pretty amazing, and I live in New York, so it’s the best of both worlds. My mom is from Australia and I’ve been there 11 times. I’ve been to the places I’ve wanted to be.

How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

Obviously your first reaction is, Oh my gosh! And you pick out one of your “problem areas.” But then you’re ok with it and you support the idea because you believe that everyone should be confident in their own body and skin, and that’s what you represent.

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What body positive message do you want to share?

Be healthy and don’t do anything for other people. Do it for yourself. If other people are telling you that you have to look a certain way, make sure YOU want to look that way.

One thing the world needs more of?

People who give people a chance and opportunity to do something, because I believe that everyone should be given a chance to chase their dreams. We need more supportive people in this world.

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Real Talk With Julie

Give this girl a hot chocolate and an extra half hour in bed, and she’ll be ready to go. Get to know Julie, one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!Image2What makes you #AerieREAL?

I’m #AerieREAL because what you see is what you get. When I’m going out the door, I just put on my vitamin E cream, I put some salt spray in my hair, that’s it. Maybe concealer under my eyes. I like to be natural.

Lover or fighter?

Definitely lover. I hate fights and when I’m in a fight, I always like to make up after 15 minutes.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Hot chocolate with whipped cream, especially in the cold winter days. I’ve been living in LA since March, now it’s getting a little bit more chilly and I already got my two hot chocolates last week!

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What are you currently listening to?

Indie rock.

Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

Definitely breakfast in bed. I’m a morning person. I always wake up early, I make my breakfast, then I jump back in bed. I need my blankets to give me half an hour more before I start my day.

Favorite thing about spring?

Eating outside. I’m from the Netherlands, and we’re always so happy when spring starts because we can finally eat outside.
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How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

I think it’s good for other girls to see how models look in real life. Lots of people think that there’s actually more retouching on the pictures than there is. So now with the #AerieREAL campaign, they can see how we really look.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Be confident. I think that girls who are confident are the prettiest. You should be confident in your own body no matter what size you are. As soon as you are confident and you start smiling, I think the whole world will look up to you.

What’s one thing the world needs more of?

It’s cliché, but I will say love. There are still a lot of bad things happening in the world. Now in Europe there are a lot of refugees, and if you see what’s going on and how many people are hating on them coming back into the European countries, I think that’s a sad thing. I hope that one day the world can be more peaceful.

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Real Talk With Barbie

No matter what, Barbie is unapologetically herself. Get to know one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!
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What makes you #AerieREAL?
I am unapologetically myself, no matter what anyone’s opinion of me is.

Lover or fighter?

I’m definitely a lover. You would never see me fighting anyone! I’m very strong with my opinions, so I fight for what I think is right, but it’s all out of love.

What are you currently listening to?

Future, always. Older hip hop/R&B too, and I love Brazilian music.

Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

If anyone knows me, they know that I don’t really leave my bed when I’m home. So definitely breakfast in bed.

Favorite thing about spring?

I just love the weather. Sometimes it gets a little too hot in New York—a lot too hot! But spring is the perfect time. It’s nice and breezy, sunny, flowers are out, trees are kickin’ in. Love it!

What makes you really laugh?

My two best friends. They’re crazy! They need a reality show.
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How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

Not being retouched in the images is something that is very important to me. People knowing that’s how I look like without any Photoshop, without anyone’s perception of what my body needs to look like.

In the world of modeling, how do you see yourself?

I see myself as almost an oddball in a lot of situations. It’s either I’m too small or too big for a lot of things, and when people are happy with me because I’m not changing for anyone, it’s really empowering. When I started doing “plus-size modeling,” I got put into a bit of a box. People like to change my body with padding in my boobs or in my body even. It’s different and a weird thing to see yourself not look like you, especially when you are so used to seeing things that are so raw and real. It’s really refreshing to see it happening again. I’m very excited.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Numbers don’t mean anything. There isn’t just one beauty that is allowed to wear a certain outfit, or allowed to model something, or allowed to be beautiful. You don’t have to have a six-pack to wear a swimsuit.

What’s one thing the world needs more of?

Women who are so strong that they don’t care about what other people think of them. I think every girl has potential to do that, it’s just society makes it really hard.

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