Introducing… The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

We’re so excited to introduce our new collection designed in collaboration with Gold Medal Gymnast and #AerieREAL Role Model, Aly Raisman! Each piece in the collection of sports bras, tops & bottoms is inspired by strength, wellness and mindful living. We’re proud to donate 15% of all sales from the collection (up to $75K) to Darkness To Light, a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. We talked with Aly about the inspiration behind each item, her favorite pieces and more about her partnership with Darkness to Light. Read on to see more from Aly!

Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

What inspired you while helping to design these pieces?

I’m really inspired by nature. Last summer, I fell in love with gardening, which is the inspiration for the blue leggings and blue/green sports bra. The blue leggings say “In the Moment,” because I think it’s so important for us all to find things to help us stay present. For me, one of those things is gardening—it helps me feel really happy and relaxed.
Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

What’s your favorite item from the collection? Why?  

It is so hard to decide what my favorite piece of the collection is– every day I change my mind because of what each piece represents to me. So for today, my favorite piece is the “Unapologetically Me” red sports bra. I always loved competing in red, because it is such a fierce and strong color. Red is definitely a statement and I want every girl and woman to feel fierce and powerful when they wear my collection! I hope it’s a reminder to be yourself and that each and every single one of us is enough. There is nothing better than being unapologetically who you are. It is such a good feeling.

Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

15% of all sales from the collection (up to $75K) will be donated to Darkness2Light. Can you tell us more about your partnership with the non-profit and why it’s important to you to give back?

I work with Darkness to Light, the leading non-profit in the prevention of child sexual abuse, to raise awareness for the education needed to help prevent this horrible problem. We created #FlipTheSwitch to provide the educational course for free, as I didn’t want the cost to deter anyone from taking the course– just type in the code #FlipTheSwitch. It means so much to me that Aerie is supportive of this important initiative and also willing to help financially because it will provide more free training for adults who want to become educated on prevention. I hope that every adult who is ever around children takes the course as it provides a better understanding of the warning signs of an abuser, how to handle certain situations, how to protect children around you, and so much more.

Check out the entire Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection here.

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10 festival must-haves

We know what you’re wearing to music festivals this summer, but what about what you’re taking in your bag? Check out the products we love for staying happy in the sunshine all day long.

  1. Life is bella and so is this bandeau! Our seamless fabric is smooth to the touch. This bralette packs small, looks cute and feels like a hug!
  2. Keep your hair in place and out of your face with the Teleties Hair Ties. Worried about kinks or the ponytail headache? These hair ties won’t leave indents, and they reduce the pull on hair.
  3. Switch up your shimmer halfway through the day with this Truly Organic x Body Shimmer. It’s also hydrating, making it especially great for a shimmer refresh!
  4. Stay hydrated and sparkle while you’re at it! The ban.do Glitter Bomb Water Bottle won’t take up too much space in your bag, but will give you all the H2O you need for a day in the heat.
  5. Freshen up with the sweet stuff and add Iskra’s newest fragrance to your bag. True Spark x Iskra has notes of pink grapefruit, honeysuckle & soft cedarwood.
  6. Add a little shine to your look with this Lavender Stardust Roll-on Body Shimmer. It stays put until you wash it off with soap and water. 10 festival must-haves
  7. Sunnies are a MUST for outdoor festivals. Bring more than one pair to switch up your look throughout the day.
  8. For touchups that don’t take up a lot of space in your bag, pack this Minifix Festival Makeup Kit. It has 5 essential makeup products in 1 small pouch to keep a fun, festival vibe going.
  9. Get beachy, mermaid hair—no sand needed. Mermaid Locks Styling Spray will give you a beachy look right out of the shower. Sea salt is also great for the skin— it’s naturally cleansing and detoxifying.
  10. Everything you could ever need? It’s in the bag. This Crochet Bag is light enough to carry around all day, and fits all of your essentials.

What are your festival must-haves? Comment below & tell us!

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Stylist’s Picks: Oh HI summer!

Wear summer whites as early as you want in a tube & THE must-have bikini bottom of the season: the high cut cheeky.

Stylist's Picks: Oh HI summer!Stylist's Picks: Oh HI summer!

Stylist's Picks: Oh HI summer!

You worked hard for those tanlines. Show them off in this shoulder-baring essential: the tube. This one adds has adjustable straps for a little extra coverage, and comes in a soft woven fabric.

Stylist's Picks: Oh HI summer!

There’s a reason this bikini bottom is rated 5 stars. It has a high waisted fit that feels like a hug, high cut on the sides to show off your legs and cheeky booty that flatters all curves. The ribbed fabric makes this style extra amazing.

Stylist's Picks: Oh HI summer!

Bright on and get your booty to a beach!

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How to style a boyfriend tee 3 ways

Warning: you’ll never want to take this tee off! With an easy oversized fit and the always dreamy Real Soft fabric, the Distressed Boyfriend Tee is the only summer love you need. Check out Erin’s tips for how to switch it up and still wear a boyfriend tee every single day.

1. Layer it under a dress

An oversized tee is great for an easy look, or you can layer it under a dress like this gingham Wrap Dress to make it extra special! Top it off with a little neon and you’re good to go.


2. Cut it off

Cut it up, make it a crop and your tee is the best way to show off your High Cut Cheeky! Ditch the basic beach cover up for a super soft tee.

 

3. Go up a size

This tee is amazing as is, but sometimes you want a little more of a relaxed feel. In that case, go up a size! Wear it with the must-have bottom of the season: BIKE SHORTS!

How are you styling your boyfriend tees this summer? Comment below & tell us!

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Stylist’s Picks: Bikini graffiti

Bikini graffiti. Yes, it’s REAL. It’s also Erin’s favorite bikini bottoms of the season! With a cheeky fit and double lined for extra coverage, this bold print is IT for summer.

Your easiest decision this summer? A matching set! On top of your swim, pair this Woven Tube Top with a Wide Leg Culotte. Both have a breezy woven fabric and easy, comfy fits for any summer adventure.Stylist's Picks: Bikini graffiti

Tie it all together with this Bandeau Bikini Top, made in one of our favorite shades of the season: neon red. This one is all about the deets. Check out those Aerie buttons!

Stylist's Picks: Bikini graffiti

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How to style a bike short 3 ways

We asked YOU what you thought of the bike short. 67% of you on Instagram said you were on the fence about it! So our stylist, Erin, and some of our Aerie fam from the around the office came together to show you how to style the bike short three ways. Like some of you, these ladies were unsure about how to wear the bike short. Read on to see how Erin changed their minds!

One of our fave combos this season? Bike shorts + bright shoes!

How to style a bike short 3 ways

Haleigh, Aerie Social Media Assistant, can’t ride a bike and was worried she couldn’t rock a bike short either. Erin put her in an anything-but-basic Chill High Waisted Bike Short and paired it with an off-the-shoulder Woven Tube Top. She accessorized with a cross-body bag, sunglasses and sandals for a pop of color. No bike needed!

How to style a bike short 3 waysData Scientist, Olive, thought bike shorts were too casual. Erin gave her colorful bike shorts and kept them under wraps in this dressed up style. She paired these bike shorts with our fave Wrap Dress, bright sneakers and a cute graphic baseball cap. Fun AND functional!

How to style a bike short 3 ways

Taylor, Email & Mobile Marketing Coordinator, didn’t think she had the right body type for bike shorts. Erin proved her wrong! She paired these white bike shorts with a Beach Fleece for breezy summer days. Pink sneakers and sunglasses make this look right for ANY body type.

How to style a bike short 3 ways

What’s your fave way to style bike shorts? Comment below & tell us!

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