Aerie For Yellowberry

Two years ago, 17-year-old Megan Grassell went bra shopping with her little sister, Mary Margaret. But in a sea of underwire, pushups and padding, they weren’t able to find anything for a developing, 13-year-old girl. So Megan set out to “change the bra industry for tween girls” and did something that most 17 year olds would not—she started her own company! Yellowberry began with one passionate girl, a mission to “build a product that didn’t exist” and a Kickstarter campaign. It soon grew into something much more. Not only did it land Megan on Time Magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, but it also established Yellowberry at the forefront of a movement for girls everywhere.

Aerie For Yellowberry

Meet Megan Grassell, Aerie girl & CEO of Yellowberry

Aerie For Yellowberry

Megan and her little sister, Mary Margaret. #LoveYourRealSelfie

Yellowberry designs and makes real bras for young girls. Free of padding and push-up features, these bras are made for growing girls who want youthful, colorful and comfortable styles. Yellowberry urges girls to enjoy—not rush—the beginning, “yellow” stages of life, and Megan wants her product and her brand to “support girls to be who they are and celebrate their time as just that, girls.” We couldn’t agree more!

Aerie For Yellowberry

Introducing Aerie for Yellowberry – our best collab evah!

Aerie For Yellowberry

Now, we’re super-psyched to partner with Megan on Aerie for Yellowberry, our best collab evah! This exclusive collection of comfy, fun-to-wear bras is for our “little sisters,” the next generation of #AerieREAL girls. For Megan, this collab was meant to be: “I am incredibly grateful to be able to partner with a brand that shares so many of the same core messages that I built Yellowberry upon; inspiration for girls to have a positive self-image, strong self-confidence and a great sense of their own special identity.”

A girl with an idea is a powerful thing. A movement of girls is even stronger!

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How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

If you’re anything like us, you’re currently scrambling to revamp your dress collection. Like seriously, what did we wear last spring? Our Fit & Flare Dresses are the perfect option, because they’re super comfy and offer a cinch waist silhouette that is flattering on all body types.

Fun, flirty and fit to flatter—this effortless dress will have you turning heads everywhere you go. Stephanie from The Style Bungalow is no exception. She how she styles our favorite Printed Fit & Flare Dress below.

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

Meet Stephanie:
“Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie, a twenty-something former ballerina turned PR pro living in a sub-tropical paradise in South Florida. Addicted to fashion, I started The Style Bungalow in March 2014 as a way to share my personal, relatable style, inspirations and thoughts – one fab outfit at a time. I’m a firm believer that the choices we make in our day-to-day outfits can send a powerful message. From cool confidence to chic to free-spirited and creative, it’s important to make sure you’re reflecting who you are through your personal style. When I’m not home blogging, working or dancing the night away, I can be found running around town searching for on-trend pieces, spending time with my friends and family or soaking up the beautiful Florida sun. Cheers!”

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style BungalowWhat Inspired Stephanie’s Look:
Floral dresses are a staple every fashionista needs in their wardrobe this spring. This one, by American Eagle, feels fresh and girly, and swishes gently as you walk… or dance! I wore it with brown strappy heels and a jean jacket, but you can totally wear yours on a sunny spring day with sandals, hat and an oversized tote.”

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

Get Stephanie’s Look: Printed Fit & Flare Dress | Light Destroyed Denim Jacket (Similar) | Chunky Heel Fisherman Sandal (Similar) | Aviator Sunglasses (Similar)

How to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style BungalowHow to Style the Fit & Flare Dress with Style Bungalow

Show us how you style our Fit & Flare Dress with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How to Find the Best Swimsuit for Your Body Type

The process can be a little daunting when it comes to finding the perfect swimsuit for you. So, we enlisted Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, to help! Read below for her quick tips on finding the right swimsuit for your shape.

“Let’s face it – while the prospect of warmer days or a sunny vacay is always exciting, so many of us dread heading to the fitting room with an armful of bathing suits to try on. The trick to making your shopping experience a good one is to remember a few helpful tips!”

1) Be confident.
“Shopping for a swimsuit should be a fun, exciting, shopping experience. Shop for swim when you are feeling good, and remember, your swimsuit is an expression of who you are. You should feel confident in the style, size and print you choose!”

2) Shop your right size.
“This is important in everything you buy, but for swim, it is even more so since there is no covering it up. You will always look better, slimmer and more confident in the right size, even if it’s a size larger than you want to be wearing. BTW – size is just a number! Forget about what that little tag says, and choose the size suit you feel best in.”

3) Shop your best style.
“Not every style works best for every body type. Know your body and learn what makes you look and feel your best. Is it a teeny bikini bottom or hi rise? Is it a padded top or underwire? Try them all and be honest with yourself when it comes to knowing what works best on your body type.

Keeping these tips in mind, it’s time to take your body shape into account.

Let’s be clear – every BODY is beautiful, no matter what shape or size it comes in. Celebrate your unique shape by choosing a suit that shows off your favorite assets, and flatters your less favorite ones. Then it’s time to have some fun with print and color, to reflect your personality and the real you!”

Ready? Let’s do this! Find your body type below to hear Jenny’s fit recommendations for you.

Flat like a surfboard

Top to bottom, straight and narrow

Find the Best Swim for Your Body Type

“If you have an athletic build (straight and narrow, up and down), there are many styles you can wear and look great.  If it fits your personal style, get adventurous with trendy pieces that look great on your build and emphasize curves for balance.

I love crop bikini tops and hi-rise bikini bottoms, especially in a fun mix and match combo. The top shows off great shoulders and a strong back, plus the bottom gives you a curvy, retro inspired look.”

Curves & waves 

Curvy in all the right places

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Own your curves and show ’em off! Adjustable styles that provide a little extra wiggle room are your friend.

A triangle bikini top and a side tie bikini bottom is a classic combo. These have a lot of adjustability, so tie as loose or tight as you need, and move the triangles to fit you perfectly. A matching print, like this cute bandana pattern, is a great way to keep your curves balanced without drawing too much attention to top or bottom.”

Treasure chesty

You’ve got some girls, girl!

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Creating a little balance with your look can help even out your top. The first tip is to try a solid color on top and a fun print on bottom. This draws the eye down, and balances out your chest area.

Choose a style with underwire support to give the girls a little boost. I also like a top that provides fuller coverage, like the Daisy Bandeau Bikini Top. Bonus – the Daisy is lightly lined, which provides coverage without too much extra padding!

As for the bottom, go with a classic bikini or a mid rise bikini bottom in a really fun print.”

Hula hips

Pear-shaped and proud of it

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Let’s emphasize your top half to give you a curvy look all over. A print on top with solid bottom is a great way to do this. Any extra strappy or embellished detail, and bright colors and prints will help draw the eye up as well.

The Charley bikini top is fab for your shape. Charley provides just the right amount of lift, and curves your girls inward to create a round, full look. This up-top attention will balance out your bottom half.

The Sky Hi Rise bottom is a great option if you’re looking for a little more coverage. You get so much bang for your buck with this type of convertible style – It goes from a skirt, to a mid rise, to a hi rise, all in one!”

Ship-shapely

Full-figured and fab

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Full figured girls can wear any style bathing suit. More curves do not mean more coverage necessary. Just don’t forget to rock your choice with confidence! My one guideline? Gravitate to smaller prints and solid colors, and look for styles that emphasize your feminine curves.

I love the Retro Halter Bikini top for its amazing shape and support. The halter neckline is very flattering and creates a great curve at the bustline. In terms of bottoms, a hi-rise bikini bottom gives great coverage with flattering details. The ruching slims the hips and the flat panel down the front slims the tummy. Can’t go wrong with a small print like a micro-stripe!”

SPF: small petite frame

Small and mighty!

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“Petite is just about height, not about body type. If you are petite, you need to figure out first if you are curvy, bigger on top or bottom, or more of an athletic build. Then you can select a suit style that suits you best. In general, I recommend monochromatic colors for petite ladies to build a longer look. Leg openings with a higher cut, like classic bikinis, side ties, and hipsters are great to elongate the leg!

I love a scoop bikini top and hipster bottom for petite frames. They are the perfect amount of coverage without overwhelming your figure. Looking for a little push in the cups? Try the Perky Triangle Bikini top! Looks like the classic triangle, but with extra oomph.”

Everyone under the sun

Just like a suntan, this looks good on every body

Shop Swim for Your Body Type

“A tankini or one piece is a great option for all body types. This is a personal preference! If you feel less self conscious with a little more coverage, go for it. Open backs and fun details make a one piece or tankini look as cute as any bikini!”

Now you’re ready! You’ll have the cutest bikini on the beach with Jenny’s tips. Always remember: there’s no such thing as a perfect beach body. The real you is sexy!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: March Madness

Throughout March, we’ve spotted #AEOSTYLE in some of our favorite magazines and blogs. From denim jackets to sandals, we’re gearing up for Spring. Check out where we’ve been featured in this week’s edition of As Seen in #AEOSTYLE.

20150320_blog_seen_in_prFrom Denim Shorts to Floral Bomber Jackets, we’re helping you get spring ready #AEOSTYLE.

Shop the look:
Seventeen: Double Strap Sandal | Skinny Denim Bermuda Short | Denim Overall
US Weekly: Tomgirl Jean
Life & Style: Lightweight Floral Bomber Jacket

20150320_blog_seen_on_prSpring is in with floral dresses and cropped denim.

Shop the look: 
Refinery 29: Floral Button Down Slip Dress
OK! Magazine: Hi-Rise Jegging Crop

What are your favorite trends for Spring? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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How to Style the Prep Short with Artisan & King

Take the shortcut to awesome #AEOSTYLE this season with our Prep Short. Perfect for pairing with your favorite T’s and tanks, our flat front shorts will give you that classic look you’re going for.

Barrett from Artisan & King adds a pop of color to his spring wardrobe with our Prep Short below.

How to Style the Prep Short with Artisan & King

Meet Barrett:
Barrett Pall of Artisan & King aims to inspire others to live their life to the fullest. From fashion to fitness Barrett lends his decade of experience as a male model, 15 years as a competitive swimmer, and overall good guy lifestyle in NYC to all those who come across him. Whether it be in his YouTube videos or on his instagram, Pall always makes a point to let you know that cool means being true to yourself. Barrett currently resides in NYC where he is also a Celebrity Personal Trainer, Master Instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp, and model for Q Models. Pall holds a B.S. in communication in Media, Culture and Communication, which rounds out the crazy, yet awesome life he lives everyday.

How to Style the Prep Short with Artisan & King

What Inspired Barrett’s Look:
“I’m a sucker for a shorter short, neon and anything that makes me look tan, so when these AEO 8″ Prep Shorts came across my path I knew it was a match made in my fashion dreams. I always think a cuff on any article of clothing polishes up a look, but keeps the overall vibe comfy casual. Neon can also be hard to wear, so when you have something as bright as these bad boys, it’s a great idea to tone it down with a neutral counterpart like this woven grey sweater. A pop of white from a crisp tee poking out, some cool personal accessories and a killer smile complete the look. Style is meant to be fun, and how can you not have fun in hot pink?!”

How to Style the Prep Short with Artisan & King

Get Barrett’s Look: 8″ Prep Short | Solid Crew Sweater (Similar) | Legend Crew T-Shirt  (Similar) | Canvas Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you style our Prep Short with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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March Into April With 12 Days Of Dresses

March brought us Spring Break, March Madness and warmer weather! To celebrate the rising temps we’re counting down the last days of March with 12 days of dresses. Help us welcome April and shop the looks below.

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