STYLIST’S PICKS: BIKINIS & BEACH FLEECE

Bikinis + beach fleece = all you need all summer long. Mix and match your cool-colored swim together to make a suit that’s all you, then layer your easiest beach fleece on top. That’s it! Erin is all about a fun mix with this suit—combining stripes on top and a pretty palm print on the bottom. Tie it all together with our newest beach fleece: this cropped favorite with inside-out details at the sleeves. Just three pieces are all you need for a full day (and night!) on the beach. See some of Erin’s favorite details and shop this look below.

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Shop the look: Inside-Out Beach Fleece | Gauze Twist Headband | So Fly Aviator Sunnies | Cross-Strap High Neck Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom

Want to see more of our stylist’s picks? Check them out here!

Real Talk With Steffi Lynn

#AerieREAL girl Steffi Lynn founded Have A Nice Day, a hand lettering and illustration company. This year, we partnered with Steffi for numerous events and new store openings to help bring color and customization to our Aerie stores. Read on to learn more about Steffi, her business and what makes her #AerieREAL!

Real Talk With Steffi Lynn

How did you first become interested in lettering and design?

I first started in illustrating in high school and started doing lettering once I started attending Pratt in 2012! I’ve always been curious about illustrated typography so it was nice to be able to learn a skill that I could do both in!

What advice do you have for other creatives who are just starting out?

To not be scared to try new styles! I feel like people get stuck wanting to have a certain look to their brand and forget to experiment!

Can you tell us a bit about your creative process and what inspired your designs for Aerie’s windows?

I have and am constantly inspired by nature and I think it was a perfect fit to incorporate that into Aerie’s #AerieREAL!

Real Talk With Steffi Lynn

Photo by Meg Farrell

Real Talk With Steffi Lynn

Photo by Meg Farrell

You have worked on several projects for Aerie. What has been your favorite so far?  

Illustrating and designing the store windows is definitely my favorite so far! I love projects that incorporate multiple materials.  All the illustrations/lettering are flat but I got to do layers with acrylic and wood which makes it more dimensional and turns something simple into a more intriguing piece.

 What makes you #AerieREAL?

I’m not afraid to be myself and not scared to take action to achieve my goals! I love what I do and I express myself through all of my creations to try to bring joy to everyone around me!

Real Talk With Steffi Lynn

Want to learn more about our new store design? Read more about them here!

 

The Bras Of Summer!

Summer outfits, meet your new fave bras. Convertible, comfy and cute, these bras make it easy to style your summer looks. See 3 of our must-haves below!

The Bras Of Summer!

Sunnie Bandeau is back! Get unlined, underwire support in the Real Soft® fabric you know and love. Wear it with straps for an easy tank bra, or remove them to wear it with your fave summer rompers.

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Have a low-arm tank? Show off some lace and wear our Sunnie Longline Strapless Lightly Lined Bra underneath—the XO lace details are made for a  pretty peek-a-boo. Keep Sunnie Strapless in heavy rotation and rock it with every wardrobe change this summer: you can wear it with both straps, 1 strap, cross-back straps or strap-free!

The Bras Of Summer!

The Bras Of Summer!The Bras Of Summer!

Ditch the tank and rock your Castaway Lace Longline Bandeau as a top! This cotton-lined bralette is a go-to for hot summer nights. Wear it on its own or let it peek out from tees and tanks. Add the straps to let the pretty rose gold hardware show!

The Bras Of Summer!

The Bras Of Summer!

Want more of our summer must haves? Check them out here!

STYLIST’S PICKS: LONG WEEKEND = MORE SWIM

Memorial Day is coming and you know what a long weekend means… more time to rock your swim! Kick off summer with Erin’s fave mix and match suits. Stripes, florals and solids in all your warmest summer colors give you endless options—mix them up or match them together and make a suit that’s all you! You only have to pack a few pieces to have a new suit option for every day, and don’t forget an easy pair of shorts and a pretty coverup for running around after the sun goes down. Get inspired with Erin’s faves below and get packing early!

STYLIST’S PICKS: LONG WEEKEND = MORE SWIM

STYLIST’S PICKS: LONG WEEKEND = MORE SWIM

STYLIST’S PICKS: LONG WEEKEND = MORE SWIM

Shop the look: Aerie Embroidered Beach Bag | Aerie Crochet Trimmed Coverup | Aerie Cross-Strap High Neck Bikini Top | Aerie Bikini Bottom

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Shop the look: Aerie Metallic Floppy Hat | Aerie Triangle Bikini Top | Aerie Cheeky Bikini Bottom | Aerie Lace-Up Easy Short 

You Got It From Your Mama!

Here’s to our role models! This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating MOM—your original role model. To get ready, we brought our #AerieREAL Role Models and their moms together for an extra-special shoot. Find out what Iskra, Yara and Aly got from their mamas and share your story! Tell us what you got from your mama or what you hope to pass on to your kids with us @Aerie #AerieREAL.

See behind-the-scenes fun from the shoot and read our #AerieREAL Role Models’ stories below!

Iskra Lawrence with her mom, Wilma

Iskra: “Her gift is that she’s grateful and excited for each and every single thing in life. That’s really really wonderful and so happy and positive to be around. You show me what unconditional love truly means.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Aerie Cross-Strap High Neck Bikini Top | Aerie Muscle Tank

Wilma: “I think for moms out there, it’s really important to always be positive, to bring a positive vibe each day, to tell your children how much you love them, how much you do appreciate them. Just be happy.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Aerie Cut Out One Piece

Yara Shahidi with her mom, Keri

Yara: My mom is one of the biggest influences in my life. Part of it is just watching her maneuver through the world. Being able to be in your presence, I’ve watched you maneuver through the world without compromising. You’ve always been very honest and open with me.Even being able to see the times in which you’ve struggled has made it so I embrace myself and I embrace the moments when I don’t feel my best. And rather than glossing over those, you’ve taught me to really live in those moments and figure out how to grow from those moments rather than feeling as though I have to attain some random idea of perfection.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Aerie Strapless Ruffle Jumpsuit

Keri: “I feel like one of my jobs before I had her, before my husband and I manifested this creature, was to know that we were depositing goodness. And for her to reflect back and say ‘geez thank you’ without me whispering in her ear “name me a role model” is honestly more than I could ever ask. So I’m honored.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Distressed Cable Sweater | Lace-Up Easy Short | Long Sleeve Striped Shirt | Cut Out One Piece | Denim Fringe Short

Aly Raisman with her mom, Lynn

Aly: “No matter what I do, no matter how crazy everything gets, I always look forward to coming home & just being grounded & having that balance. Family is the best place for me, so I feel very lucky.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Smocked One Piece Swimsuit | Long Sleeve Striped Shirt | Triangle Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom | Striped Kimono

Lynn: “Be confident, be supportive and kind, and just really love yourself.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Triangle Bikini Top | Macrame Scoop One Piece Swimsuit | Macrame Top

Share your story! Tell us what you got from your mama or what you hope to pass on to your kids with us @Aerie #AerieREAL.

DIY Sea Glass Bottles

Brighten up and add castaway vibes to any space with these DIY beauties! See how to make your own below.

DIY Sea Glass Bottles

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Clean, empty glass bottles
  • Sea glass spray paint
  • Rubber gloves
  • Paint tarp or newspapers (optional)

DIY Sea Glass Bottles

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Soak off any labels on bottles and wipe away all residue.
  2. In a well-ventilated area, lay down tarp or newspapers.
  3. Put on gloves and spray a light mist of paint on your bottle from about 2 feet away.DIY Sea Glass Bottles
  4. One coat gives a natural look, two coats will have a more opaque, saturated look.
  5. Let them dry.
  6. Fill with sand or plants, or leave them empty—up to you, castaway!

*Note: Just in case you don’t already know, do NOT drink from the bottles once you paint them! Decoration only.

Want more DIYs to fill up your summer break? Check them out here!