Recycle your bra & love your world

It’s never been more important to make the planet a better place. See how you can help this Earth Day and EVERY day!

All year long, we’re proud to partner with Free The Girls on a bra donation and recycling program. Every bra (any brand or style) that you donate in an Aerie store will help create a better life for sex trafficking survivors. You’ll also get 15% off your next Aerie bra with any donation. For the month of April, we’re excited to give back to the earth, too! We’ll plant one tree with One Tree Planted for every bra that you donate, all month long. 

No bras to donate? You can (and should!) still help the environment by following some of these easy tips.

  • Upcycle your clothes! Turn them into cleaning cloths, a blanket made from all your favorite tees or even patches for fave AE jeans.
  • Keep a reusable bag (like one of our Aerie totes!) with you when you go grocery shopping. Do your best to stay away from plastic bags.
  • Swap out a plastic straw for a metal or bamboo one.
  • Use a *cute*  reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  • Think before you wash – most clothes (like jeans) don’t need to be washed after every wear.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water, and line dry instead of throwing them in the dryer to save electricity. Your Aerie bras will thank you, too!
  • Turn. off. those. lights!
  • When you’re not using your faucet (like while you’re brushing your teeth), make sure you turn it off. It can save up to 6 liters of water per minute.
  • If you drive to work, try carpooling! Car share options or mass transit help save on carbon emissions and gas (and money!).
  • Use leftover water from forgotten cups or bottles for watering your plants instead of filling up a fresh cup.

How are you giving back to the planet this Earth Day? Comment below & tell us!

All things neon

Get your sunnies out! This season, we’re all about all things neon. Go for an all-bright look up or pair them with a basic black—there’s no wrong way to go neon!

All things neon

All things neonThe bike short is this summer’s MVP, in soft cotton Chill or 4-way stretch and wicking Move fabrics. With our newest neons, you can wear bike shorts in the sunniest shades of the season! Pair our neon Move Bike Shorts with one of our fave Distressed Boyfriend Tees or a Beach Fleece for chillier summer nights that need something extra bright.

All things neon

Not sure if you’re ready for a full neon look? Add subtle embroidered neon deets on a simple striped Distressed Boyfriend Tee. Super shady!

All things neon

Our newest swim is nothin’ but neon. Try this season’s newest fit: the Side Scoop Bikini Top. Neons + extra scoop = extra amazing! Pair your top with a matching High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottom, then top it off with our fave Beach Fleece. The airy, hacci fabric is light and super comfy. The neon shades are obviously the MOST fun!

All things neon

Go bright all the way to the beach with this Bikini Bag and hot pink Flip Flops. It’s ne-on!
What’s your fave neon product? Comment below and tell us!

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How to: Green smoothies

Going green never tasted so good. Get the recipe below!

How to: Green smoothies

How to: Green smoothies

What you need

  • 1 green apple
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 cup water, coconut water or almond milk
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides or protein*

*OptionalHow to: Green smoothies

What to do

  1. Core and slice your apple into quarters.
  2. Peel and slice your half of cucumber.
  3. Using a cheese grater, shred fresh ginger.How to: Green smoothies
  4. Combine all ingredients in a blender & blend until smooth.
  5. Enjoy!

How to: Green smoothies

 

What’s your fave smoothie recipe? Comment below & tell us!

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Stylist’s Picks: Get it in graffiti

Aerie Real graffiti meets the Real Me legging. This is Aerie like you’ve never seen!

Stylist’s Picks: Get it in graffitiStylist’s Picks: Get it in graffiti

 

This Play 7/8 Legging has the weightless, soft Real Me fabric you know and love. The graffiti print takes REAL to a whole new level. Is there any other option than making it a set with the matching Play Padded Sports Bra?! Didn’t think so.

Stylist’s Picks: Get it in graffiti

Go for the set and show off the mesh racerback on your sports bra. It also has removable pads to help you find the fit that feels best.

Stylist’s Picks: Get it in graffiti

Keep it REAL!

Stylist’s Picks: Get it in graffiti

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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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