Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

We kicked off the official start to summer the best way we knew how to: celebrating our #AerieREAL girls and our Chill. Play. Move.™ collection at  Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga! Did we mention it was also International Yoga Day and National Selfie Day? Yep. OHM-amazing.

Read on to see some of our fave photos from the day, meet our #AerieREAL yogis and shop Chill. Play. Move.™ sports bras and leggings for your next yoga sesh.

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

We kicked off the AM and got in the #AerieREAL mindset with a Real Talk by Aerie Role Model, Iskra. Then one of our fave NYC yogis, Kathryn Budig, took the stage for a wellness segment about body positivity followed by a quick meditation.

Between each yoga class throughout the day, thousands of attendees were invited to visit Yoga Village. At the Aerie tent, we celebrated with flash tats, a photo booth and a peek at our latest Chill. Play. Move.™ collection.

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

Aerie x Solstice Sweepstakes winner Katie brought BFF Andi to NYC to celebrate the start of summer! The two spent the day enjoying yoga classes, meditation and wellness in Times Square.

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

Later in the morning, NYC was treated to an #AerieREAL Empowered Flow by AEO’s very own Senior Manager of Digital Creative, Catherine Gignac! This yogi does it all, and her energy and positivity were so inspiring.

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Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

Trainer and entrepreneur, Holly Rilinger, and Iskra twinned on their mats! Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

No retouching on these yogis!

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

Love these looks? Shop Chill. Play. Move.™ sports bras and leggings here!

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

After class, Melissa Wood talked about how a fit mind is the foundation for a fit body. All while looking amazing in our Move 7/8 Colorblock Legging!

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

Love these yogis! Jessamyn Stanley, Kathryn Budig and hundreds more #AerieREAL girls supported each other throughout Catherine’s class.

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

Aerie ❤ Solstice In Times Square

No better way to celebrate the longest day of the year! Thanks for all the love, NYC. Nama-stay #AerieREAL!

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#AerieREAL <3 All Woman Project

We’re so excited to support the All Woman Project on their new campaign and celebrate REAL, unretouched beauty in all women. Started last year by Charli Howard and Clémentine Desseaux, the project aims to challenge the “standard” definition of beauty as shown in fashion and the media. Beauty doesn’t come in one size or color, and the All Woman Project reflects that by featuring a diverse group of women with different body types, ethnicities and ages.

#AerieREAL &lt;3 All Woman ProjectPartnering with these amazing women was an easy decision for our brand. Like the beautiful images in the All Woman Project, all Aerie images feature 100% unretouched women. Beyond no retouching, #AerieREAL is our commitment to empowering and inspiring confidence in all girls, inside and out.

#AerieREAL &lt;3 All Woman ProjectCheck out some of our favorite photos from the new campaign shot by Heather Hazzan, and see more at allwomanproject.com.

As always, love the REAL you!

#AerieREAL &lt;3 All Woman Project

“Perfection does not exist and so we should stop comparing ourselves to anyone else.” – Iskra Lawrence

#AerieREAL &lt;3 All Woman Project

“I want all women to feel free and limitless.” – Clémentine Desseaux

#AerieREAL &lt;3 All Woman Project

“You will have disappointment. You will make mistakes. But just trust the process. Trust that you are exactly where you should be.” – Holly Rilinger

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REAL Talk: Holiday Edition!

Iskra Lawrence, our #AerieREAL Role Model, sat down with the #AerieREAL girls at our Holiday ’16 photoshoot and asked what REAL means to them. Watch them all now and share your story below.

“It’s priceless to feel how you are.” – Katty

“Everyone should feel beautiful because the are!” – Lily Jean

“You have to embrace your story. You can never forget where you come from.” – Iesha

“I always try to tell people not to compare themselves. Just embrace your own beauty.” – Diana

“I’m really comfortable in my skin, and I know what matters is what’s in your heart.” – Allison

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The Curvy Blogger Loves the Swim She’s In!

Mandy from The Curvy Blogger is summer-ready & loving the swim she’s in! Share your unretouched swim photos or videos with #AerieREAL & we’ll donate $1 (up to $30,000) to NEDA.

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“It took me so long to feel comfortable in swimwear. I used to avoid pool parties, and beach vacations with friends. I am so glad I am over that phase in my life! Now it’s all about the swimwear, I go for pieces that make me feel good and a little bit sexy. This suit from aerie is perfectly my style, and fits like a dream!”Aerie_7

Shop Mandy’s Look: Hi Neck Crop Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Bikini Bottom
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Now it’s your turn! Share your unretouched swim photos or videos with #AerieREAL & we’ll donate $1 (up to $30,000) to NEDA. Then tag 2 friends & challenge them to share!

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Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

Crochet all day every day! Whether its crochet Tops, Bottoms or Swim, we’ve got you covered. 

Beach babe Elana Loo talks about one of her favorite trends and what makes her #AerieREAL below! Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

“Since being a young girl, I don’t really remember being obsessed with new trends or the latest fads – but instead, I always wanted to acquire a sense of style that was timeless, classic + effortless (if that’s attainable & you’ve figured it out – be sure to let me in on your secret). Despite this, each year we’re told what the latest, greatest styles are – sure, I love the new cuts, fabrics, etc. but I don’t completely change my style to fit what’s trending, instead I find myself turning back to what makes me feel confident and something that flatters my figure.”

Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

This Aerie Suit does just that! (Practically every single one of their suits does *major heart eyes*) The crochet detailing is a nod to the 70’s which is prevalent this year, but the color palette is something that’s very true to my aesthetic and pairing the bikini with a classic white button down and a relaxed, floppy hat makes this look lean more towards classic. I tend to fill my suitcase with easy, go-to outfits like this! Perfect for beach lounging if you ask me. Of course, to and from the beach, I love to rock a pair of jean shorts like these over the suit!”
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Shop Elana’s Look: Hand Crochet Triangle Bikini Top | Hand Crochet Teeny Bikini Bottom | Oversized Button Down Shirt | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Crochet Floppy Hat | Crochet Stripe Tote

Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

“Now, why I am overjoyed to be putting pen to paper (or in this case, fingers to keyboard) in collaboration with Aerie + American Eagle is that they are the brands that have carried me along my style journey since adolescence. I always have found pieces that express my style and now, I am 100% behind them because of the values that come along with #AerieREAL. Embracing yourself as a natural woman, no matter what size, is vital to our happiness, success and confidence as women.”

Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

“See, the thing is, just as you probably have – I’ve struggled with whole-heartedly accepting my body and my flaws. I’m not a glamorous gal; I proudly work from home (mostly in my bikini), don’t wash or style my hair on the daily and yes, I have cellulite. Everyday, I see perfectly made up beauties with perfect curls, lipstick on and impeccable outfits – and I can easily sink into the feeling that my reality is lack-luster, that I’m not as beautiful. But here’s the real reality, it is my life and it is beautiful. It’s worth living, exploring and enjoying. This is true for all of our lives. My every day doesn’t look perfect, but I work hard to chase my goals and live an intentional life. I am proud of my curvy, bold self – flaws, scars, outspoken personality and all. These things don’t define who I am, but instead what I am putting out into the world does. So today, I proudly partner with Aerie to share my un-retouched photos – my unedited, real self; the same person you’ll see working from a coffee shop, grabbing groceries or hangin’ at the beach any given Sunday. My soul is beautiful, my body is beautiful – I am beautiful. And so are you. So rock that bikini, be proud of your scars, your curves + your uniqueness! Be you – authentically and unapologetically.”

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Photos by: Aaron Haynes

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What to Wear to a Festival

Crochet all day every day! Our fave detail of the season adds the right amount of boho vibes.

Shannon from Upbeat Soles layers our Tiered Tie Dress over the Romantic Lace Longline Bralette and adds some fun, boho-inspired accessories just in time for festival season. What to Wear to a Festival

“With festival season in full swing, I cannot get enough of anything bohemian inspired! This simple black Aerie dress was the perfect base to start off a fun look full of festival vibes! When going with a festival look you can never have too many accessories so I paired it with this gorgeous stone layered necklace and super cute coin chain belt. As for the shoes, I went with a strappy lace up gladiator sandal. No festival look is complete without the perfect hat!”
What to Wear to a Festival

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