Festival season is officially upon us and it’s no secret that we’re ready for it. Our girl Mel Denisse takes her Bralette game to a whole new level as she experiences her first Spring in Los Angeles and the onset of festival prep.
California desert days call for shorts and nothing more than a bralette on top! Feel the sun in our La Playa Lace Longline Bralette paired with our Woven Short, and show off your pedicure in AEO’s Cutout Buckle Sandals. Then stay shaded with our Two Colors Floppy Hat and Aviator Sunglasses—festival essentials!
Throw your camera and a coverup for late night sets in our Towel Bag Tote, which is extra essential for a long festival day when you want to unzip, spread it out and hang out on the grass.
A fave bra, now in swim! The Audrey Bra is now available in swim with the same great demi coverage and multi-way conversion.
Whether you’re heading to the beach or lounging by the pool, Aerie Swim is ready to help warm thing up! Luisa from Peaches to Pearls steps up her poolside game by throwing our Gauze Poncho over her favorite Audrey Swim.
Photos by Shelby Rae Photographs
Meet Kiara Schwartz, #AerieREAL girl and blogger behind TobruckAve! She just got back from a trip to the Cayman Islands full of sun, #AerieSWIM and #AEOSTYLE. Read on to find out more about her summer must-haves, her getaway bucket list and what makes her #AerieREAL.
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What was your favorite part of the Cayman Islands?
The incredible colors of the Caribbean actually made my entire vacation feel like I was stuck in this beautiful watercolor painting. It begins when you start flying over the islands. Looking down and seeing the perfect ocean blue waters with the white sand and coral reef is when you know you are about to experience something unforgettable. There where so many favorite parts, but as a favorite spot I would have to say Star Fish point. Surrounded by palm trees and a white sandy beach, it is the perfect spot to disconnect from the real world and really enter into that island state of mind.
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You travel all the time. What is your all-time favorite place to visit?
Well, venturing to the Cayman Islands was my first experience in the Caribbean! Now all I can think of is when can I go back? I LOVE traveling and every destination has so many different special moments and experiences to offer. Continuously at the top of my list is the little town of Sayulita in Mexico. I love the energy there and the culture that it has preserved over the years. Even though tourism has increased a whole lot it still has kept its little surfer town charm, which is so enchanting. But when it comes to a perfect beach vacation, Cayman Islands seems to be the new untouchable! I have never experienced such sparkling beauty when it comes to clear waters and white sand between my toes.
Do you have any summer getaways planned?
Yes! Of course. I have so many on the list! A few destinations on my list include Barbados (like I said I need another dose of the Caribbean ASAP) and Costa Rica. British Columbia actually has so many road trip worthy trips as well. Tofino will be on the list for a Pacific Northwest getaway and maybe even a spontaneous road trip or two! Always trying to get away as much as I can. Travel gives me inspiration and energy and I am always the most excited to share new locations and take my readers to a new and exciting destination.
What are your top Aerie & AEO picks for vacay outfits?
OMG, both have endless options. Aerie and AEO have all the best vacation outfits, they are all easy breezy casual looks that are ready for beach and even nights out on the town. Here are my top 5, but it was hard to narrow down! So if I could the list would go on way longer.
What makes you #AerieREAL?
OK let’s get real, for all my curly haired friends out there. Curly does not equal perfect beach hair, sadly! I have a hard time accepting my frizz and curls in its natural state. BUT in this video on this vacation there are a few shots where you can see that I had no other option but to embrace the real curly frizzyness that is my natural hair. Sometimes diving into the water and getting my hair wet just has to trump keeping my “effort-full undone waves” that I try and keep especially for photos. I love the #AerieREAL message and would also like to add that I take pride in my body, I always try to eat healthy and work out. My dad always said while we were growing up, your body is your temple. I think that is an important message to keep in mind, never overdo something to the point of being unhealthy. Stick to what makes you feel at your best because that is what your body deserves.
“Nothing beats warm weather and a sunset on the beach with your boyfriend! This past week I spent time on vacation with Tyler and a few of our friends for a much needed getaway to Florida. We spent time relaxing by the pool, going to the beach, walking the boardwalk, and making memories.”
“While there I wore this beachy outfit from Aerie to dinner on the boardwalk and loved the light-weight feminine vibe. This pink and white tube top bikini is seriously so amazing I can’t even put it into words. The arm strap detailing adds the perfect touch. I wore this suit as top under a denim shirt paired with Aerie’s button up white skirt.”
Pineapples, palm trees and sandy beaches. Doesn’t get any better than our stylist’s outfit of the week!
Add summer shine with gold details throughout your look, starting with swim and this Scoop Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom. Then keep it going with a metallic pineapple on your Crop Beach Tank paired with our Chambray Shorts.
Sandy, sunny days ahead, beach babes!