DIY Boho Baskets

Try a new twist for your Easter or picnic baskets this spring and give them the boho treatment! See how below.

DIY Boho Baskets

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Wicker basket
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Hot glue gun
  • Shells, pom poms, fringe or any other decorations you want
  • Scissors

DIY Boho Baskets

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Hot glue one layer around the width of the basket and place one of your thickest ribbons.
  2. Take the fringe, poms or shells and glue them above or below the ribbon.
  3. Repeat the steps with whatever ribbons or decorations you want!DIY Boho Baskets

DIY Boho Baskets

What are you adding to your baskets this spring? Comment below and tell us!

Want to see more of our DIY’s check one of our faves out here.

Stylist’s Picks: Castaway

Castaway your cares and take only your beachiest essentials—this is castaway summertime style! Even if you’re on a busy beach surrounded by everyone you love, you can still dress like a castaway on your own island. Take our stylist’s tips and remember… less is more!

Stylist’s Picks: CastawayStylist’s Picks: Castaway#1 Wear Your Lightest Layers

Your newest swim is all you need, especially when it’s your fave Super Scoop One Piece with new ring details. Add an easy castaway Muscle Tank and shady Panama Hat and you’ll be golden.

 

Stylist’s Picks: Castaway

#2 Find Lost & Found Treasures

Add little touches of lost and found treasures like rings and rope to get in the castaway state of mind. Swim and shorts are all you need. No shoes, no problem!

Stylist’s Picks: Castaway

Stylist’s Picks: Castaway

#3 Less Is More

For island living (or at least dressing like it), less is more. Wear a beachy, breezy, scarf-inspired coverup over your swim. Keep the castaway going with the rope halter tie.

Stylist’s Picks: Castaway

Stylist’s Picks: Castaway

#4 Update Your Beach Basics

We know you can’t be in your swim ALL the time… so we added all new updates on your fave after-beach basics. Wear our button-down Real Soft® Ribbed Henley Tank and add our all-new Castaway Lace Padded Longline Bralette and matching boybrief underneath for castaway style beyond the beach!

To see more of our stylist’s picks, read on here!

 

Real Talk With Sarah Herron

Sarah Herron founded SheLift, a non-profit that empowers girls with physical differences to discover confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship. Read on to learn more about Sarah and SheLift’s story and what makes her #AerieREAL!

Real Talk With Sarah Herron

What inspired you to start SheLift?

Growing up as an early 2000’s teen, we only had TV and magazines to idolize our favorite entertainers and role models. There was no Instragram, or platforms for connection that removed the barrier of real human condition. Magazine photos were always photoshopped and the models we saw rise to the top were always impossibly skinny and perfect. I never saw a single women in the media who resembled me or my body. I had one arm, I was chubby and as far as I knew I was completely alone. I compared myself to those I saw and developed disordered eating and depression. I was in my twenties before I ever saw a woman with a limb difference in a movie and it was Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer. A few years later I set out to find love on ABC’s The Bachelor and quickly discovered that for millions of women across the world, I, too was the first woman they’d seen on TV that they could relate to. I wasn’t sure how to react or mobilize the groundswell of women coping with physical differences in a world that judges them by appearance. So I continued to do my thing – I got active, I got healthy and I shared my successes and my feelings to Instagram. When I discovered that my accomplishments in outdoor recreation and community directly correlated to my improved confidence and mental health, I realized this was my angle to make impact. I started SheLift with a mission to normalize differences by empowering girls with physical differences to improve self-acceptance and confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship. SheLift provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences to young women with differences to help them live authentic lives and connect with others.

We just returned from a fundraising retreat in Mexico last month where 20 women – of different age and ability – came together to connect, share and conquer their obstacles. Over the weekend we went on adventures and practiced self-care and discussed the things that make us different but beautiful. You can read more about the trip and ways to join a future retreat here.

Real Talk With Sarah Herron

What advice do you have for someone looking to overcome a challenge in their life?

The best advice I can offer someone trying to overcome a challenge is to seek connection. When we keep our story and our struggle bottled up, we cannot rise from it.  When you share your struggles out loud (with a trusting support group), you’ll be surprised how many other women come forward saying “oh yeah, I feel that way, too!” There’s empowerment in simply knowing you’re not alone.

SheLift provides mentors for girls involved. Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my friend Debbie. I initially met Debbie through her husband Joe, who I worked with. Debbie is a personal trainer and was looking for new clients and Joe knew I’d be up for the challenge. Immediately I loved working out with Debbie because she didn’t approach training like a drill sergeant or with a bootcamp intensity. Instead, she coached that the importance of fitness and training is to become stronger and healthier and that that doesn’t mean exerting energy to the point of exhaustion. More simply put, Debbie didn’t make me fear fitness. As I continued to train, Debbie and I formed a strong friendship – she was coaching my body and my mind. Every week we would discuss the importance of positive self-talk and overcoming self-limiting beliefs. Despite my best effort to dismiss Debbie’s compliments when I was feeling “fat” or “ugly,” she always reminded me that it’s important I practice good mental health as well as physical health. Debbie is only a few years older than me, but she is a mom and an entrepreneur on a mission. She is empowering postpartum mom-bods to love the skin they’re in. She’s turned her passion of instilling “beauty is strength” into an online training program for moms called “Tough Mamas.”

Real Talk With Sarah HerronWhat makes you an Role Model?

I’ve never liked calling myself a role model because the truth is, I’m still human and I am very much imperfect. I never set out with a mission to lead or set an example, I just started living my life as an authentic person and that seemed to catch on! It’s part of my emotional makeup to want to help girls be the best version of themselves and to discover their self worth and strengths. Despite how many inspirational quotes I read or preach, I believe women are wired for personal struggle. So when people ask me what makes me a role model, I guess I’d say it’s because I’m the non-role model, role model. I’m just a person trying to get through each day like the next. I have strong days and healthy days but I also have bad days and fat days – and that’s OK. At the end of the day, I hope that by sharing my story, other women will realize they’re not alone in their journey.

How does the #AerieREAL message align with SheLift’s beliefs?

SheLift is about empowering women to live their most authentic lives. This means encouraging girls to embrace their imperfections and the qualities that make them unique and lovable and to let go of self-comparison. Through social media, I am trying to pull back the curtain on what differences look like. If there’s more visibility to size, shape, disability, etc, we begin to normalize differences and reject beliefs that only skinny is pretty. The #AerieREAL campaign is leading the same mission. It’s so important to be showing impressionable young women that bodies aren’t perfect! Putting photos of un-photoshopped women in media will help other women realise “Oh, her stomach looks like mine!” or “omg, she has stretch marks, too!” and ultimately help reduce eating disorders and depression. We’re both on a mission saying “It’s OK to have imperfections and you’re certainly not alone.”

Real Talk With Sarah Herron

What makes you #AerieREAL? Comment below & tell us! For more Real Talks, see here!

 

DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

All the best key lime pie flavors—even the buttery graham cracker crust—in cool, creamy popsicle form? Yes please! Made with Greek yogurt and sweetened with honey, these popsicles are also a secretly healthy treat. DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 2 limes, zested

DIY Key Lime Yogurt PopsiclesWHAT TO DO:

  1. Crush graham crackers in a ziplock bag or food processor until fine. In a small bowl, combine with melted butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, lime juice and zest. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture evenly into popsicle molds, with 3/4 inch room left at the top.
  4. Lightly sprinkle graham crackers onto each popsicles, patting down to ensure they stick.
  5. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, around 4 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

 What’s your fave cool down snack on spring break? Comment below & tell us!

It’s International Women’s Day!

Aerie women change the world. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re honoring game-changing #AerieREAL women across the globe. Today, we’re also launching styles designed in collaboration with our #AerieREAL Role Models and supporting causes close to their hearts. 100% of sales of limited-edition styles designed with Yara, Aly, Rachel and Iskra will be donated to movements that matter:

It's International Women's Day!

100% of sales will be donated to Innocence Project, a special cause that works to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated.

It's International Women's Day!

100% of sales will be donated to Darkness to Light, a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.

 

It's International Women's Day!

100% of sales will be donated to I AM THAT GIRL, a non-profit that provides leadership, social & personal development programs for high school & college girls.

 

It's International Women's Day!

100% of sales will be donated to NEDA, a non-profit that supports those affected by eating disorders.

It's International Women's Day!

Show your support this International Women’s Day and wear what matters to you! Share your photos with #AerieREAL and help raise awareness for these amazing causes.

 

 

STYLIST’S PICKS: LEGGINGS ALL DAY AERIE DAY

Is it really ok to wear leggings all day long? Our stylist says yes! Here’s how.

From class to coffee to workouts to happy hour, wear your leggings through it all (even if you skip the workout for a hang out!). Stick with Erin’s tips and stay in leggings all day Aerie day.

 

STYLIST'S PICKS: LEGGINGS ALL DAY AERIE DAY#1 STOCK UP ON THE TRENDS

This season is all about mesh insets, cute prints and matching sets. Say mesh yes to our Move High Waisted Leggings and a low-key Camo Tee and Play Strappy Back Sports Bra underneath. Pack up AEO’s Wander Leather Mini Backpack to carry you through your day.

 

STYLIST'S PICKS: LEGGINGS ALL DAY AERIE DAY

Psst… want to know what’s in Erin’s gym bag? She’s all about the essentials:

Aerie You Do You Water Bottle to stay hydrated.

Yuni Shower Sheets, Batiste Dry Shampoo and a Sleep Over Stick to freshen up after a workout.

Two spritzes to send you off on the rest of your day: Little Moon Clear Mind Mist and Spark x Iskra eau de parfum.

 

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#2 ADD SOMETHING EXTRA

Always accessorize! Add jewelry, a baseball hat, sunnies or a fun bag to make a basic leggings outfit more fun. Our fave black Play Real Me High Waisted 7/8 Legging and easy Denim Fringe Tank turns into a next-level look when you add our Purrrty Sunnies and Beach Scarf.

 

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#3 DRESS IT UP

You can be all kinds of sporty in our Chill High Neck Sports Bra and High Waisted Legging burnout set, but add our Open Cardigan and it’s a whole new look!

 

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#4 KEEP MOVING

Breathable Move Leggings easily take you from workouts to working it out and about. It helps that these Move High Waisted 7/8 Legging also have a fresh, new wear-with-everything pretty print. Add a white Tie Front Tank, Play Strappy Back Sports Bra and AE Denim Boyfriend Jacket, and you’ll be set for wherever your day takes you.

 

 

Which is your fave leggings look? Comment below and tell us!