SUNNIE DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!

Our #1 T-shirt bra just got Perkier! You asked and we listened. We took your fave five-star Sunnie Lightly Lined Bra and designed a version with a little extra push and lift. The bright side just got brighter with our NEW Sunnie Pushup Bra!

 NEW Sunnie Pushup Bra

Both Sunnie Lightly Lined and Sunnie Pushup feature multi-way stretch fabric for the ultimate in comfort. Their super soft fabric forms to fit your shape and helps smooth any back bulge. Sunnie Pushup has demi coverage, giving you the option to wear her with lower-cut shirts.

 NEW Sunnie Pushup Bra

If you haven’t tried Sunnie yet, now’s the time. Both her Lightly Lined and Pushup styles come in 17 colors and 26 sizes, including 32DDD!

New! Sunnie Pushup Bra

We like to make our girls happy, and we hope you love our newest fit. With free shipping and returns on all bras, what are you waiting for?! Try Sunnie Pushup STAT, Aerie girls!

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10 Ideas For A Daycation

Tired of the same old routine? Switch it up with these 10 ideas from CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls) to do on a free weekend day or in those few hours after your 9-5 and get addicted to these routine refreshers!

1] BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN CITY

Fall in love your city all over again and discover some new favorites! Head into the heart of your city, walk the side streets, check out the shops you’ve never been in before and don’t be afraid to get a little lost. Exploring your own city on foot will force you to look at things in a new light.

2] SAY NO TO NETFLIX

Instead of diving onto the couch immediately after walking in the door, try something different. Take an art class, volunteer in your community or try a new workout class you’ve never done before. The fewer hours you spend in front of the TV, the greater your mental and physical health.

3] REFRESH YOUR HAPPY HOUR

Instead of your go-to place, give your happy hour a different meaning. Pack an easy, travel-friendly picnic dinner, head to a local park and share a meal with friends. Not only will the new scenery be a refreshing change, but you’ll likely save a few dollars. Spending time outdoors can be a serious happiness booster, too!

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4] SWITCH UP YOUR COMMUTE

Do you take the same route to work every morning? It’s pretty easy to switch it up. If you walk to work, try taking a new path, even if it’s a few blocks out of the way. Drive or ride your bike? For a more health-conscious option, try running or cycling home from the office. You’ll see things from a new perspective and that unavoidable commute will feel exciting again.

5] BUSY ALL DAY?

Even if your daily responsibilities run long past 5 pm, you’ve still got time to squeeze in a mini-adventure. Summer skies are usually cloud free, so head out for a nighttime walk the next time there’s a full moon. This new, fresh perspective can be great for sparking creativity or getting a quick mental refresh.

6] CAMP OUT (OR PRETEND TO)

If you or a friend has a truck, pack it up with some snacks, sleeping bags and a couple flashlights. Drive out to a nearby campground and set up camp in the truck bed. You’ll get the feel of camping with no equipment or major planning needed. No truck? Bring the same supplies, build a fire and roast marshmallows, then pack it all up and drive home at the end of the night. You’ll get the camping feel even if you don’t make it an overnight!

7] SIGN UP FOR A RACE IN A NEARBY CITY

Grab some friends and sign up for a race in a different city. You’ll get the chance to explore a new city in a unique way, and race weekends often have great deals on food, hotels and more!

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8] CHASE THE SUNSET

Unless you’re a West Coast local, the sunset can be a bit elusive. Just as the evening light begins to fade, hop in your car and start driving toward the sunset. Be sure to bring your GPS so you can find your way back! Find a nice place to stop along the way and watch the last rays of light fade. The excitement of not knowing where you’re going and spending a few hours cruising to your favorite summer songs make this mini-roadtrip feel like a great adventure.

9] JOIN THE DAWN PATROL

If mornings are more your style, try squeezing in a sunrise activity before heading off to work or class. Outdoor workouts like yoga, paddling or hiking give you the added benefits of sunrise views. If it takes you awhile to wake up enough to work out, try grabbing an early morning breakfast with a friend—most cities have cafes that open at 6 for just that.

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10] CONTROL YOUR TIME

Are you always wishing you had more time? Turns out you do, but you just haven’t taken advantage of it yet! Did you know that waking up 20 minutes earlier or staying up 20 minutes later each day will earn you 5 more days each year? It’s true! Take 20 to sip your morning coffee and enjoy those few minutes before the world starts buzzing awake, hit the streets for a few quick miles or use that time to try out that hobby you didn’t have time for before.

If these options still seem too challenging to fit into your schedule, remember that simply leaving your phone at home and going for a walk can be enough of a break from the constant buzz, and may be just what you need. Tiny changes can help make big improvements in your daily life!

ABOUT CHAARG //

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? To learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT TERESA //

Teresa Sandoval is a CHAARG blogger from The Ohio State University. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that let her get outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

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How To Make Avocado Toast 3 Ways

Have you jumped on the avocado toast train yet? If not, today’s CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls) post will bring you up to speed on this amazing snack!

How To Make Avocado Toast 3 Ways with Aerie

Avocados are incredible nutrition. They provide more potassium than a banana and 15 grams of healthy fats like oleic acid, which has been linked to reduced inflammation and beneficial effects on the genes that fight cancer. The great thing about avocados is they are so versatile—you can add them to smoothies, throw them on tacos for dinner, eat them plain out of a bowl or even add them to desserts. We are avocado obsessed, and after trying these recipes for Avocado Toast, you will be too! Avocado toast is a quick and easy way to get a healthy and filling breakfast or snack. All of these recipes take less than 5 minutes to make and will keep you full and energized for hours!

  1. Blueberries, Pomegranate & Honey

For our sweet lovers! If you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side and try something completely out of the box, this Blueberry, Pomegranate and Honey Avocado Toast is the best combo.

How To Make Avocado Toast 3 Ways with Aerie

INGREDIENTS

1 mashed avocado

1 toasted slice of bread of your choosing

1 handful of blueberries

1 tbsp pomegranate seeds

1 tbsp honey

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut and pit the avocado and spoon into a small bowl.
  2. Using a fork, mash it until there are only small chunks left.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado onto the toasted bread and top with blueberries and pom seeds.
  4. Drizzle with honey, serve and enjoy!

Red Pepper, Garlic, Egg & Sriracha

If you like things on the spicy side, this is the toast for you!

How To Make Avocado Toast 3 Ways with Aerie

INGREDIENTS

1 mashed avocado

1 toasted slice of bread of your choosing

1 sunny side up egg

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp garlic powder

1 sprinkling of cilantro

1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut and pit the avocado and spoon into a small bowl.
  2. Using a fork, mash until there are only small chunks left.
  3. Sprinkle in half of the red pepper and garlic seasoning and mix well.
  4. Spray a pan with non-stick spray and crack the egg into the center of the pan.
  5. Cook over medium to high heat for about 3 to 4 minutes or until the egg white is no longer clear/runny.
  6. Spread the mashed avocado onto the toasted bread, top with the egg and sprinkle with the remaining seasoning and cilantro.
  7. Drizzle with Sriracha, serve and enjoy!

Strawberries, Feta & Balsamic Vinegar

Still thinking about this toast… and so are my friends! It has a great sweet taste from the strawberries, but the balsamic vinegar and feta add an incredible tang to it.

How To Make Avocado Toast 3 Ways with Aerie

INGREDIENTS

1 mashed avocado

1 toasted slice of bread of your choosing

1 handful sliced strawberries

1 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut and pit the avocado and spoon into a small bowl.
  2. Using a fork, mash until there are only small chunks left.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado onto the toasted bread and top with the sliced strawberries and feta cheese crumbles.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, serve and enjoy!

Get creative and make up your own combinations! You really can’t go wrong with avocado, so get crazy and let us know what you come up with.

ABOUT CHAARG

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT MORGAN

Morgan Simpson is a CHAARG blogger from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She spends her free time cooking, kickboxing and spending time with her black lab pup, Cabela. You’ll find her snapping pictures of anything/everything she eats.
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Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real friends. Real laughs. Real strong. Real love. Real now. #BackToREAL

You still have a couple months to soak up the summer sun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in gear for Back To School! This year, our collection is all about heading back to real life. Whether reality for you is a heavy course load next semester or coming back from vacation and returning to the rise and grind of a 40-hour work week, one thing’s for sure. We’ll get you up and running and back to reality in no time.

Take a behind-the-scenes look below at our Back To School photoshoot featuring so many new faves from the collection!

Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real cozy. We shot Back To School at the dreamiest NYC loft. Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015Real style! Aerie girls @SakuraHeffron and @CourtneyJamesCJ and our Stylist @ErinCRittling on location.
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Real views. This roof made for some our fave shots!

Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real layers. Tee on tee on tee!Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real smiles. Hi from @Sakuraheffron and @iamiskra! Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real happy! @AllyLWalsh shows off our new Sunnie Lightly Lined Bra and Boyshort.Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real loves. From our closet to yours! Our Back To School collection has so many new must-haves.

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Real city. This collection is in a New York state of mind. 
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Real skills! @Elizty always makes us smile. #BackToReal Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 IBehind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015 Behind the Scenes: Aerie Back to School 2015

Real FUN (& fun fun fun fun fun fun). @CourtneyJamesCJ

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5 Healthy Breakfasts

Today’s CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls) post is for the on-the-go girl. When you’re busy, it can be tempting to choose the fastest, easiest breakfast option instead of making breakfast every morning. Though convenient, those grab-and-go options are not always the healthiest choices, and buying them can really add up. Today, we’re bringing you 5 healthy, homemade options for breakfast on the go! Each of these recipes can be prepared the night before or over the weekend to save you precious time in the morning.

Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Quinoa

Makes 2 servings

½ cup quinoa

1 cup + 2 tbsp milk (I used cashew milk, but any milk will work!)

2.5 tsp cacao powder

½ tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup raspberries

1 tbsp cacao nibs

1] Bring ½ cup of quinoa and 1 cup of milk to a boil in a small pot. Once it boils, stir and reduce the heat to a simmer.

2] Cook the quinoa until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.

Healthy Breakfast - How To: Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Quinoa

3] Place the quinoa in a medium-sized bowl and fluff with a fork to cool.

4] Add the cacao powder, vanilla extract, honey and remaining milk to the quinoa and stir to mix. Depending on the milk you used, you many want to add a touch more honey for sweetness—your call!

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5] Transfer half of the quinoa mixture to a bowl, top with the raspberries and cacao nibs and eat up!

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Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

Makes 1 serving

½ cup sliced mango

½ avocado

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tbsp shredded coconut

2 slices bread

½ tsp salt

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

1] Preheat the oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2] Spread the coconut oil on both sides of the bread, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pop into to the oven.

3] Bake the bread until it is golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes per side. Feel free to double or triple the bread and coconut oil if you want to prepare extra for the upcoming week!

4] Mash the avocado with a fork and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

5] Spread the avocado on the toast and top with the sliced mango. Sprinkle on the shredded coconut and eat up!

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

Makes 12 cups

2 ½ cups rolled oats

1 cup blueberries

½ cup + 1 ½ cups milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp agave nectar

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

1] Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a muffin tin with baking cups.

2] In a small bowl, combine chia seeds with ½ cup of milk. Stir to mix and let sit for about 20 minutes, or until a chia pudding has formed.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

3] In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, blueberries and baking powder.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

4] In a smaller bowl, combine the remaining milk, vanilla extract, agave and coconut oil. Whisk the wet ingredients until fully combined.

5] Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients and stir to mix. Once the chia pudding has set, add the chia to the mixture and stir once more.

6] Spoon the mixture into the baking cups and pop into the oven. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until slightly golden brown on top.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

7] Remove from the oven, set aside to cool and eat up! Any leftover oatmeal cups can be stored in an airtight container.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Makes 3-4 servings

6-8 large strawberries (about 2 cups)

1 cup coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup chia seeds

1 tbsp shredded coconut

1] Remove the stems from the strawberries and toss into a food processor, along with the coconut milk and vanilla extract, and puree until completely smooth.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

2] Pour the pureed strawberry mixture into a large bowl, add in the chia seeds and stir to mix. Let the mixture soak for at least 20 minutes, if not overnight, so that the chia seeds will form a pudding.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

3] Spoon the chia pudding mixture into a bowl, or a hollowed-out coconut if you’re feelin’ summery!

4] Top with sliced strawberries and sprinkle on some shredded coconut. Eat up!

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

Makes 1 serving

2 cups kale

½ cup blueberries

½ cup raspberries

½ cup blackberries

1 packet frozen unsweetened acai puree

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ cup milk

1 tbsp honey

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

1] Combine the kale, milk and chia seeds in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. No one like kale chunks in their smoothie!

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

2] Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. You’re aiming for a very thick smoothie that can be eaten with a spoon, so try not to add additional liquid or you’ll end up with a soup.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

3] Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with anything your heart desires! I recommend using fresh berries, cacao nibs, coconut and goji berries. Then eat up!

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ABOUT CHAARG 

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT TERESA 

Teresa Sandoval is a CHAARG blogger from The Ohio State University. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that get her outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

Meet Teresa from CHAARG!

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DIY Brightening Face Mask

We’re back with another post from CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls). To help you make this summer your happiest and healthiest yet, CHAARG girl Morgan brings you this DIY face mask that we wish we could eat for breakfast, too! Stay tuned for more fun health and workout tips.

DIY BRIGHTENING FACE MASK

At CHAARG, we are firm believers in treating yourself! Whether it’s a pint of ice cream or a mani-pedi spa day, it’s important to take time for YOU. So for those summer nights when you want to sit in your PJs and pamper yourself, we have just the treat: DIY Brightening Face Mask!

Spa products can be super expensive (and not to mention, full of unnatural chemicals and additives), so we’re fans of making our masks at home with natural ingredients so you know exactly what’s going into them. Chances are, you have most of the ingredients on hand!

Being out in the summer sun can hurt your skin, so this exfoliating and brightening face mask will help hydrate your face and rub away dead skin, leaving your face feeling brighter, glowing and gorgeous—just like you!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup rolled oats*

¼ cup brown sugar**

1 TBSP honey*** (melted)

1 TBSP coconut oil (melted)

1 small- to medium-sized Mason jar for storage

*For more of a healing mask, add in extra oats to soothe your skin.

**For more of a scrubbing mask, add more sugar to the mixture.

***For best results, use raw honey.

DIY Brightening Face Mask

WHY WE LOVE THEM

All of the ingredients in this face mask have amazing skin benefits!

Greek yogurt—moisturizer/skin brightener

Greek yogurt works well with dry, sensitive skin and is perfect for scrubbing away dead skin cells. It also fights against acne.

Oats—revitalizer

The oats act as a revitalizing agent that, like Greek yogurt, treats acne. Although the oats themselves don’t lubricate the skin, when paired with a moisturizer, they help your skin retain moisture and give it pretty, glowing shine.

Brown Sugar—exfoliant

You’ve probably seen sugar scrubs at every spa and beauty supply store you’ve been to, and for good reason. Sugar is the best scrub for your face, and when applied to the skin, it reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, exposing live skin cells and allowing your skin to become even more moisturized.

Honey—healing agent

Not only does honey taste great, but it helps you get glowing skin for the summer. It has natural healing properties, and like oats, it helps the skin retain moisture, allowing your skin to feel suppler. Because honey absorbs impurities from pores on the skin, it can also be used as a part of an acne regimen.

Coconut oil—moisturizer

Coconut oil works as a moisturizer, and when combined with an exfoliating agent like the brown sugar, it scrapes off excess dead skin and cleans out blocked pores.

TIME TO TREAT YOURSELF!

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s super quick. All you need is a food processor (or a blender), which means easy cleanup too!

1] Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth/creamy.

2] Spoon into a mason jar. The mixture can be stored in the fridge for as long as the date on the Greek yogurt is good!

3] Using your hands (get ready to get messy!), begin spreading the mixture across your face. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

4] Using warm water on a washcloth, begin scrubbing the mixture off your face, moving your hands in a circular motion to wipe the mixture off.

5] Hello, beautiful skin!

Let us know what you think of the face mask by tagging us on Instagram @CHAARG with the hashtag #inCHAARG. And remember to take care of your skin this summer, girls!

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ABOUT CHAARG

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT MORGAN

Morgan Simpson is a CHAARG blogger from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She spends her free time cooking, kickboxing and playing with her black lab pup, Cabela. You’ll find her snapping pictures of anything/everything she eats.

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