Real Talk With Rachel Adland, Associate Buyer of Tees

Want the inside scoop on the supersoft tees and tanks you love? Get REAL with Rachel Adland, Associate Buyer of Tees at Aerie! Read on to learn more about how she helps to plan Aerie’s line each season, her favorite item from our fall collection and the products she can’t live without.

Real Talk With Rachel Adland, Associate Buyer of Tees

Hi, Rachel! Thanks for joining us today. Can you tell us a bit more about your position here at Aerie? What are the daily responsibilities of a Merchant?

We assort the lines that are in the stores each season. Merchants strategize the business needs and relay them to our design team, who comes up with an awesome line that we cost out with production. Then we work with planning to get the financials behind it, order from the vendors and voila! The tees are in stores and ready to buy.

Real Talk With Rachel Adland, Associate Buyer of Tees

Shop Rachel’s Look: Aerie Drapey Turtleneck Tee

Starting from when you wake up in the morning, what’s an average morning like for you?

Snooze! At least 8 times. Quick, super-hot shower. Hair, makeup, debate if it’s a lipstick day or not, get dressed, pour coffee to-go and I’m out the door in 30ish minutes. In a perfect world I would get up and drink coffee while watching GMA, but I’ve had to face the facts that I’m not a morning person and when it comes down to it, I’d rather be snoozing.

What’s your favorite item in our fall collection?

I LOVE the super soft ribbed turtleneck. I bought it in 2 colors and wear them every chance I get!

Time for a sneak peek! Which product are you most excited to launch for Holiday?

The new Holiday Flannel Button Down. It’s versatile, so you can match it back to PJs for a traditional holiday sleep look, or wear it out with jeans for a festive fall/winter look. The plaids are great too! Very wearable and easy to outfit and the fabric is super soft. Real Talk With Rachel Adland, Associate Buyer of Tees

Countdown to Holiday! Okay, let’s get social. Which is your fave? Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat?

Instagram and Snapchat for sure.

Speaking of, what’s your Instagram handle?


Officially following. What’s one item you can’t live without?

Chapstick or my hair clip. It’s really a toss-up. They are both equally important in my life and a bit stressful when we are apart.

Real Talk With Rachel Adland, Associate Buyer of Tees

Shop Rachel’s look: AEO Denim x Jegging

What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

Being #AerieREAL means being and feeling free to be who you are, express yourself the way you want to and not to waste your time on things that don’t matter. It means being proud to be you and loving the things about you that make you unique.

Thank you Rachel!

Tune in to our Snapchat today (handle: officialaerie) as Rachel gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her day at Aerie!

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

We’re so excited to celebrate our our sixth year partnering with Bright Pink®, a non-profit dedicated to prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. This year, we’re partnering with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-story breast cancer ribbon covered with more than 1500 Aerie bras!

Yesterday, more than 50 Aerie volunteers helped to build the massive structure, designed by local Pittsburgh artist Steve Ford, at Stage AE next to Heinz Field. After our campaign, Aerie will launder and donate bras from the sculpture to local women’s shelters in Pittsburgh.

Along with raising funds for Bright Pink’s life-saving education and support programs, we hope this ribbon encourages women to understand their family’s health histories and their own potential risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

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“Our work with Bright Pink allows us to educate and empower our consumer about their health as well as share our commitment to #AerieREAL and body positivity!” – Jennifer Foyle, Global Brand President of Aerie #AerieSupports Bright Pink #AerieSupports Bright Pink

The ribbon sculpture was raised in front of Stage AE, where thousands of people will be able to view it from Heinz Field during Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh football games during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. It will make its debut at the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens primetime game on October 1. (Go Steelers!)

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

Visit your local Aerie store or to shop our limited-edition Bright Pink Bralette. 100% of proceeds will go to Bright Pink. Check back soon to learn more about Bright Pink and tips for being breast aware. Support your girls!

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What Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL

Nothing says fall like an oversized scarf! The Aerie Blanket Scarf is perfect for layering over your favorite cozy Sweaters and supersoft Tees. With its soft woven fabric, fringe trim and pretty color palettes, you’ll want one in every color.

Jessica from Prosecco & Plaid layers our Blanket Scarf over the Cable Knit Tunic for a look that his both effortless and comfortable.

What Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL

What Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL:
“As much as I’m a die hard beach baby there’s just something special and exciting about fall. The crisper days and cozier wardrobe make the perfect opportunity for days spent outside with Nora at the beach or apple picking at Sweet Berry Farm. There’s probably no look that’s more quintessentially me than ripped jeans, a cozy sweater and a blanket scarf. A season where the wardrobe is effortless and comfortable, it’s no surprise fall is practically everyone’s favorite time of year.”
What Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL

“And in the spirit of effortless dressing and embracing comfort, I’m excited to be partnering with Aerie to share their #AerieREAL campaign. Aerie is changing the fashion game by encouraging women and girls to embrace their REAL selves, which means no retouching and more self love. In a world where media constantly pushes the message that “perfect” is sexy,  I love the mission of embracing who we are, because the real you is sexy. I’m happy to support a more positive and realistic representation of women, which means featuring all different shapes and sizes, imperfections and differences, because that’s what makes us special.”What Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL

Get Jessica’s Look: Cable Knit Tunic | Blanket Scarf | Tomgirl JeanWhat Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL What Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL

What Makes Prosecco & Plaid #AerieREAL

Show us how you style the Blanket Scarf with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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Erin’s Outfit of the Week: SWEATER WEATHER!

We had our first cold snap at our home office in Pittsburgh last week, and our stylist, Erin, is in a Fall state of mind. Summer may not officially be over, but she’s ready for layers!

Erin's Look of the Week: SWEATER WEATHER!

Get Erin’s Look: Mixed Stitch Cardi | Long Sleeve Best T | Lace Racerback Bralette | Classic Jogger | Cheeky Undie | Colorblock Baseball Hat | Low Top Sneaker | Thermal Coffee Mug

Start with something pretty underneath, like our Racerback Bralette in our fave Fall shade, Deep Plum, and a Cheeky Undie in matching stripes. On top, double the cozy with our Long Sleeve Best T and Mixed Stitch Cardi. And extend the comfy layers to the bottom with our Classic Jogger, a supersoft style for wearing out or sleeping in.

You may have to crank the AC for a few more days if you can’t wait any longer to wear your newest Fall faves, but we promise—layers season is coming!

Erin's Look of the Week: SWEATER WEATHER!

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What Makes Lauren LeBouef #AerieREAL

When a legging is versatile enough to grab coffee with friends or do yoga on the beach, it instantly becomes your new favorite. Our friend Lauren LeBouef pairs our new soft stretch, Sport-ish Legging with the Lace Strappy Sports Bra for a day of namaste.
What Makes Lauren LeBouef #AerieREAL

What Makes Lauren #AerieREAL:
“For me, having a versatile outfit that is basic for many occasions is very essential! That is why sports bras and comfy yoga pants are the perfect combo for lounging around the house on those comfy days, grabbing coffee with friends, or even a sunset yoga session on the beach! This Aerie outfit is definitely becoming one of my favorites!”

What Makes Lauren LeBouef #AerieREAL

“When discussing fashion and clothing brands, there is a certain pressure to fit a “mold” or “box” and ultimately to be and look a certain way.  Which is a lot of pressure for young women around the world. But the truth of the matter is, we were all created in a unique way which makes you not only you, but the beautiful you. I’m honored to be apart of the “#AerieREAL campaign” since it encourages girls to embrace their beautiful individual qualities that they might see as imperfections. Like most young woman, I also experience those moments, but I want to be able to be a light for girls that inspires and reassures them that their unique flaws are apart of being human, be who YOU are. Embrace your freckles, height, and beautiful body shape. By doing this, you will not only inspire yourself, but you will also empower the girls surrounding. So the next time you glance in the mirror, remember that you were made beautiful. So embrace it!” What Makes Lauren LeBouef #AerieREAL

Get Lauren’s Look: Sport-ish Legging | Lace Strappy Sports Bra

What Makes Lauren LeBouef #AerieREAL

Photos by Mink Made

Show us how you style the Sport-ish Legging with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

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Erin’s Outfit of the Week: Staycation

Monday? As if! Our stylist, Erin, wants you to extend your weekend one extra day and pencil in a sick day. Don’t even think about your outfit—she has it all planned out!

Erin’s Look Of The Week: Staycation

Get Erin’s Look:  Lace Wraparound Bralette | Cowl Neck Sweatshirt |AerieREAL Sleep Legging | Socks | Agenda | Rice Mask (Available in store)

You deserve a little time to get back to you, and our new fall faves are made for fake sick days. Get cozy in our supersoft Cowl Neck Sweatshirt, and add a Wraparound Bralette underneath as a pretty little extra. If you slept in your #AerieREAL Sleep Leggings, we don’t blame you, but don’t even think about taking them off! Finish your look by treating your toes to our Bootie Socks.

After a face mask and a mani-pedi, cozy up on the couch with a favorite movie… or two… or four… you are very busy today.


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