Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Believe it or not, the weather IS getting warmer, and bikinis and beach days are finally within reach. We srsly cannot wait for sunshine, especially when there are so many cute summer trends waiting to be worn! Check out some of our must-haves for the season and stay sunny, Aerie girls…

Cutout & About: Covered in the front, bare in the back. Our Beaded One-Piece is a personalized peek-a-boo, concealing sensitive tummy spots in front and revealing your pretty back on the flip side.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Crop Graphic Tee: Heat waves. Higher hems.  Bare your belly and send a message with a conversational Crop Graphic Tee: the best kind of beach read! Pair it with a Strappy Bikini Bottom and now we’re really talkin’.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Your Favorite Bra Fit In Swim: Pretty peepers! Pink sunnies are a cute, colorful way to protect your eyes. Matched with a swim top in our go-to girl fit for everyday comfort, Blakely, and OMG, what a beach babe!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Cover Up & Down: News flash! Coverups aren’t just for the top anymore. The Classic Jogger keeps your legs cozy when it’s cool at the pool. And leave ‘em on later for hanging at home or out with your girls…these bottoms do it all!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Top it off. Wrap it up! Breezy, sunny beach day? Fight the shivers in a Beach Scarf, and shade your pretty face with a Floppy Hat. Cute AND practical accessories are summer essentials!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Lounge About: When the AC is on full blast but you’re still feeling the heat, a Lightly Lined Triangle Bralette is the coolest kind of loungewear. Add a Printed Boxer and you’ll be breezy in no time.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

What trend are you most looking forward to this summer? Comment and tell us below!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Aerie For Yellowberry

Two years ago, 17-year-old Megan Grassell went bra shopping with her little sister, Mary Margaret. But in a sea of underwire, pushups and padding, they weren’t able to find anything for a developing, 13-year-old girl. So Megan set out to “change the bra industry for tween girls” and did something that most 17 year olds would not—she started her own company! Yellowberry began with one passionate girl, a mission to “build a product that didn’t exist” and a Kickstarter campaign. It soon grew into something much more. Not only did it land Megan on Time Magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, but it also established Yellowberry at the forefront of a movement for girls everywhere.

Aerie For Yellowberry

Meet Megan Grassell, Aerie girl & CEO of Yellowberry

Aerie For Yellowberry

Megan and her little sister, Mary Margaret. #LoveYourRealSelfie

Yellowberry designs and makes real bras for young girls. Free of padding and push-up features, these bras are made for growing girls who want youthful, colorful and comfortable styles. Yellowberry urges girls to enjoy—not rush—the beginning, “yellow” stages of life, and Megan wants her product and her brand to “support girls to be who they are and celebrate their time as just that, girls.” We couldn’t agree more!

Aerie For Yellowberry

Introducing Aerie for Yellowberry – our best collab evah!

Aerie For Yellowberry

Now, we’re super-psyched to partner with Megan on Aerie for Yellowberry, our best collab evah! This exclusive collection of comfy, fun-to-wear bras is for our “little sisters,” the next generation of #AerieREAL girls. For Megan, this collab was meant to be: “I am incredibly grateful to be able to partner with a brand that shares so many of the same core messages that I built Yellowberry upon; inspiration for girls to have a positive self-image, strong self-confidence and a great sense of their own special identity.”

A girl with an idea is a powerful thing. A movement of girls is even stronger!

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Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

We’re inspired each day by the stories you share that show how you’re #AerieREAL. This week we’re sharing the story of 23-year-old Laura Porter, a student at the George Washington University, and founder of SPEAK GW. A recovering ED warrior and advocate for change and body positivity, Laura works each day to provide resources, and raise awareness and attention to the problem of eating disorders specifically on campus. Read on below to learn more about Laura and to follow her journey!

Follow Her Friday: Laura PorterAerie: Hi, Laura! Thanks for chatting with us. We love SPEAK’s mission. What inspired you to launch SPEAK GW?

Laura: I wanted to create a space and a community where people weren’t afraid to speak up about eating disorders.  I am inspired by the community Proud2BMe and NEDA have built online, and I love being able to bring that community to men and women in college, because that’s what I needed when I was struggling. Organizations like SPEAK and Proud2BMe give young people the opportunities to use their voices and silence stigma, which really changes lives.

Aerie: Do you have a role model? If so who is he/ she and why does he/ she inspire you?

Laura: My role models are the men and women who share their stories so bravely with others and those warriors who fought internal battles with addiction, eating disorders and other illnesses, and won.  There are so many people I have met in treatment who I now see doing amazing things and successfully and bravely taking on life’s challenges one day at a time.  Those are my role models.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and her best friend and former VP of SPEAK, Katie Duman.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and Brian Cuban, an Eating Disorder and Addiction Recovery Advocate at a SPEAK GW event.

Aerie: After graduation, what is your ultimate dream job?

Laura: It’s my dream to speak to young men and women around the country and share my story of recovery from alcoholism and an eating disorder. I want people to never feel alone and to know that there is always hope.

Aerie: Do you have a favorite quote or mantra? 

Laura: My mantra is “speaking up saves lives.” It’s so true because when we share our stories and use our voices, we can reach people in ways that can change a life.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and her sister, Abby. <3

Aerie: What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

Laura: It means showing my true self to others,  knowing that I am worthy of love and letting go of perfection. It’s about being me—unapologetically.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura sharing the #AerieREAL love! Show us your selfie with #LoveYouRealSelfie.

Aerie: What’s your favorite Aerie bra fit?

Laura: The Softest Lace Racerback Bralette.  It’s perfect to add extra color to my typically neutral wardrobe.

Aerie: Do you have a secret skill or talent? Spill!

Laura: I can do impressions really well, especially accents. I’m from Houston, Texas and have family from Mississippi, so I’ve nailed the southern twang.

Thank you, Laura! Be sure to follow Laura on Instagram and her organization SPEAK.

For more information and resources, visit Aerie.com/NEDA. Tell us your story at AerieREAL.com!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Valentine’s Day Essentials Guide

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day weekend? Whether you are opting for a gals night in with your besties or have a hot date – we have a look for you!

Galentine’s Day: Tell your friends to grab their cutest PJs, favorite rom coms, and their comfiest bralettes – while February 14th may be a night for lovers, February 13th is known as a night for BFFs! Don’t forget to make a sweet treat!

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 Sleep Cami | Print Boxer | Softest Lace Plunge Bralette | Seamless Hi-Rise Undie | Find the socks and nail polish in store!

Valentine’s Day: Whether you have a date with that cutie from chemistry or with your handsome guy of a few years, our favorite finds below will keep your date OOTD simple and sweet. We paired a boho printed sundress with a light pink racerback bralette for a feminine, but laid back look. Before you go out the door don’t forget a spritz of our new Spring Fling fragrance, a swipe of lip gloss, and a few mints! Go get ’em, girl. VDay1

AEO Printed Flounce Front Dress | Booties | Spring Fling Body Mist | Racerback Bralette | High-Waist Cheeky Undie

What are your V-Day plans? Tell us below! Need a fun date idea? Try our VDay quiz!

xoxo,

Aerie

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How To Make A Reverse French Braid

We’re always looking for a quick and simple hair DIY for the weekend! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’re opting for a reverse french braid.  We asked our studio hair stylist, Julie M. to give us the inside scoop. Follow her tips below to learn how to style a reverse french braid like a pro in no time!

Step 1: Untangle any knots to make braiding easier.

How To Make A Reverse French Braid

Step 2: Divide a section on top of your head into 3 equal strands.  You can start at the very top or if you have bangs or front pieces you want out, start a little further back leaving those out. How To Make A Reverse French Braid

Step 3: To establish a secure braid, start by taking right section and go underneath the center strand and pull it to the middle. How To Make A Reverse French Braid

Step 4: Now take the other end strand and go underneath to the middle. How To Make A Reverse French Braid

Step 5: Do this one more time with the other end strand, going underneath to the middle. How To Make A Reverse French Braid

Step 6: Now it’s time to start pulling additional hair from the sides. Like a typical french braid, start pulling equal slices of hair on each side of the head, adding it to the outer strand and taking it to the center…but instead of going overtop the center strand, take everything underneath.

Keep repeating from side to side, taking equal sections of hair from sides of head and taking it underneath the center strand.  This creates a braid that sits on top of the head rather than underneath.

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Step 7: When you reach the nape of the neck, do a traditional three strand braid to the bottom. How To Make A Reverse French BraidHow To Make A Reverse French Braid

Step 8: Secure with elastic. How To Make A Reverse French Braid

Step 9: Viola! How To Make A Reverse French Braid Looking for other great hair DIYs? Check out how to make a waterfall braid or learn how to make a fishtail braid!

xoxo,

Aerie

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How To Make A Waterfall Braid

Looking for a quick and simple Valentine’s Day hairdo? Look no further than the romantic waterfall braid. There is nothing to this braid if you’re already familiar with how to french braid your hair! We asked our studio hair stylist, Julie M. to give us the inside scoop. Follow her tips below to learn how to style the waterfall braid like a pro in no time!

 Step 1: Decide where you you want your braid to begin. Then, start with 1 – 1” section of hair and divide it into 3 strands.

 

How To Make A Waterfall Braid

Step 2: Start a basic three strand braid. Do this at least one full pass so that your braid is secure. How To Make A Watefall Braid

Step 3: Next, like a traditional french braid you’ll always be adding hair to that top strand, although the difference is at the bottom — instead of adding in hair to that strand, drop that piece. Once that piece is dropped, pick up a little hair in it’s place to continue the braid like a french. How To Make A Watefall Braid

Step 4: Moving along your head, keep adding hair to the top and always dropping out the bottom piece to create waterfall effect. How To Make A Watefall Braid How To Make A Watefall Braid How To Make A Watefall Braid

Step 5: When you reached the desired part where you’d like to stop, you can do a traditional three strand braid down to bottom, put a small elastic in first to secure, then bobby pin.  Or like shown below, just bobby pin in place.

There are different variations of this so play around and see what you like best! How To Make A Watefall Braid

How To Make A Watefall Braid

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day date! Want to try a different style? Check out our recent Hair DIY: How To Make A Fishtail BraidHow To Make A Watefall Braid

Show us your favorite hair DIY’s with #AerieREAL on Instagram or Twitter.

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