Real Talk With Fo Porter

This Pilates powerhouse was made for our new Aerie Studio faves. Read on and find out what makes this freckle-faced beauty #AerieREAL!

Real Talk With Fo Porter What music are you currently listening to?

Forever Jeff Buckley and Gwen Stefani.

Lover or fighter?

Passionate, so both.

Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

Dinner out!

What are you reading?

I read graphic novels. I’m a huge comic book nerd.

What makes you really laugh?

My fiancé, when he’s not stuck in his head and being a hard ass all the time. I like when he’s goofy.

Real Talk With Fo Porter

Shop Fo’s Look: Hi-Neck Sports Bra | Outta-Sight Shine Mini Boybrief Undie

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Celebrity tabloids, but the real stuff, not the weird stuff you see in The Enquirer. The “real” stuff!

What does the world need more of?

Love and equality.

How does it feel to know that you won’t be retouched?

It’s empowering because it’s real. It’s something that people take for granted when they look in a magazine.

Do you think retouched images have an impact on young women?

I think a lot of kids don’t even know what retouching is. It’s sad because they don’t get it, and they get older and think it’s ok. Just being comfortable in your own skin is a really big thing that should be happening.

Real Talk With Fo Porter

Shop Fo’s Look: Tank (Similar) | Lightly Lined Strappy Sports BraLoungey Jogger

Yea, I knew this girl who had a crooked tooth, and that “made” her.

Yea! Me having my freckles, people would always say “Did you not like your freckles when you were younger?” They would always try to put it down.

Because that’s how they deal with things.

Yea! But no, I’ve never been insecure with my freckles. Ever. I’ve always embraced them.

Real Talk With Fo Porter

Shop Fo’s Look: Satin Sleep Romper

What makes you #AerieREAL?

I feel like as I get older, I’ve grown into a more womanly body and that makes me #AerieREAL. “I’m a woman, hear me roar!” kind of a thing. I like my curves and I like being able to look at myself in the mirror and not feel like “Ugh, I wish I could do this and this.” We all have our insecurities, but I’m definitely comfortable in my skin.

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How To Style The Tomgirl Jean With Vanilla Extract

At AEO, we’re all about celebrating new denim in 2016. From fits to washes, we’ve incorporated new design into America’s #1 brand of jeans. To help us celebrate, blogger Nichole Ciotti from Vanilla Extract styled some of our favorite fits in a three part blogger series. Today’s style is all about the Tomgirl jean. Get to know Nichole and the inspiration behind denim look number 1 below.

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Meet Nichole: Nichole Ciotti is a 20-something year old entrepreneur living in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not traveling or exploring the Bay Area, you’ll find her working on a new social media app with her boyfriend, Brian. The two both share a passion for photography and love spending their weekends shooting in undiscovered places. Nichole’s style can best be described as “simple, but dynamic,” which she shares on Instagram and her blog, Vanilla Extract.

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What Inspired Nichole’s Look: “This year, I’m experimenting with lighter denim washes and comfortable fits. I can’t get enough of these distressed Tomgirl jeans because they strike the perfect balance between a skinny jean and true boyfriend jeans. The fit makes me feel feminine while still exuding a relaxed look that is perfect for a fun day with friends. This lighter wash inspired me to create a winter white look complete with a chunky off-white turtleneck and nude pumps. The pumps elevate the look from day to night giving us all a reason to take those Tomgirl jeans out to dinner for date night.”

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Shop The Look: Tomgirl Jean | Cabin Jegging Sweater (similar) | BC Retriever Wedge Sandal (similar)

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Show us how you style your Tomgirl Jeans with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: New Year, New Outfit!

Made a New Year’s resolution to work out more but still on the couch 3 days later? Our stylist knows the best way to get moving on your resolution: get the right outfit first!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: New Year, New Outfit!

Get Erin’s Look: Graphic Cross-Back Tank (Similar) | Hi Neck Sports BraSport-ish Crop Legging | Outta-Sight Shine Thong Sprigs Banjees’ Wrist WalletNew Balance 410 Sneaker (Similar)

Start with a pop of color and our new Hi Neck Sports Bra, then add a little inspiration in our Graphic Cross-Back Tank: its positive message will keep you motivated and encourage other gym goers around you, too! Wear our Sport-ish Crop Legging on the bottom, a fave pant for working out (or at least looking the part), and keep undie lines out of the way with our Outta-Sight Shine Thong. Then put on your best pump-up playlist, store your phone in Sprigs Banjees’ Wrist Wallet and get moving!

With an outfit this cute, you’ll have no choice but to go to the gym, if only to show it off. Happy resolutions!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: New Year, New Outfit!

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What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

We’re a strong believer that New Year’s Eve should be spent doing whatever your heart desires! Kaylee from Kaylee Daily proves that whether you’re going out with friends or cuddling on the couch this NYE, you can sparkle and shine!

What to Wear on New Years Eve

“This look is so perfect for New Years. If you’re spending the night out on the town and spending hours waiting for the clock to strike midnight, you want to be comfortable, but also super stylish. I love the layering of the plain tee under the dress and adding this awesome fur vest. I added some sparkle with a statement necklace, ’cause New Years is all about the sparkle, and over the knee boots to dress it up even more.”What to Wear on New Years Eve

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“I don’t know about you, but I am such a homebody. There’s nothing better than staying in with a warm cup of hot chocolate and cuddling with the one you love. I am obsessed with rompers. Like, I have at least 30. It’s a problem. This lounging romper is so great to wear around the house, and paired with this fluffy robe it’s seriously like I’m a human marshmallow. There’s nothing better!”What to Wear on New Years Eve What to Wear on New Years Eve

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Show us your best New Year’s Eve look with #AerieREAL on Instagram andTwitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

 

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NYE FUN!

Out of outfit ideas for 2015? Our stylist picked her fave New Year’s Eve look for starting 2016 on a lighter note. Forget basic black and stock up on pretty purples before the big day!

What to wear on New Year's Eve

Get the Look: Don’t Ask Why Skater Dress | Shimmer Wraparound Bralette | Outta-Sight Shine Thong | D’Orsay Ballet Flat | Meri Meri Party Garland | Meri Meri Party Blowers

Standout colors like shades of lilac and blue will get you set for a bold new year. Make a fun festive pair with AEO’s Don’t Ask Why Skater Dress and their D’Orsay Ballet Flat. Then peek our Shimmer Wraparound Bralette behind the dress and hide our Outta-Sight Shine Thong underneath.

New year, REAL cute you! Happy 2016. The year is yours!

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5 Fit Resolutions to Make This Winter

Temperatures are dropping and we’re swapping our tank tops and running shorts for scarves and sweaters. We also might be swapping gym time for a little extra time indoors. Motivation is at an all-time low to step foot outside—let alone for a sweat sesh—but keep these five points in mind the next time you’re contemplating skipping your workout because of the cold.

1] STEP UP YOUR GYM GAME
Working out in the winter doesn’t have to mean going for a five-mile run in 20-degree weather. Endure the cold for the 10 seconds it takes to walk to your car and drive yourself to your local gym!

5 Fit Resolutions to Make This Winter

2] NO GYM, NO PROBLEM
Not up for leaving the house? No problem! There are plenty of effective workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home: make up your own body weight circuit workout, run sprints up and down your stairs for cardio, walk laps around your house while you talk on the phone with a friend, or find a yoga class online and follow along.

5 Fit Resolutions to Make This Winter

3] USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
Everything’s more fun with a friend, and you’re more likely to hold yourself accountable when you know that others are counting on you to work out with them. You’ll serve as each other’s encouragement and motivation, which is exactly what we need once the frigid temps start to hit.

4] WAKE UP EARLY
Sleeping in won’t boost your energy levels. In fact, you’ll probably end up feeling even more tired! Wake up early, be productive and get work done. We promise you won’t regret it!

5 Fit Resolutions to Make This Winter

5] FOCUS ON THE BIG PICTURE
Print out a 12-week calendar and hang it at your desk or in your room. Pencil in workouts, school assignments, social events and spring break plans, and warmer weather won’t seem so out of reach. Plus, you’ll feel more motivated to keep pushing through those last few winter months!

However you decide to stay active this winter, remember that it is possible and you CAN do it! And on the days where you do decide to snuggle up in bed with Netflix, don’t be too hard on yourself—there’s always tomorrow.

5 Fit Resolutions to Make This Winter

ABOUT CHAARG
We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weightlifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter andFacebook.

ABOUT Christina
Christina Wilkerson is a CHAARG blogger from The Ohio State University. She loves running, reading, laughing, watching The Office//Parks & Recreation, + eating anything involving avocados + eggs.

 

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