What to Pack for Spring Break

Good news, Aerie girls…Spring Break is almost here! After daydreaming about lying on the beach with our besties since, oh, December, we can’t wait to hit the sand and stay there all week (with plenty of sunscreen, of course!).

Obviously perfecting your beach style is an essential part of the week. Check out our packing guide to be sure you’re not missing any of the necessities!

Oceanside Stylin': 

We’ll be posted up on the beach all day, thank you very much! The Holly Scallop Bikini and a reversible bottom (perfect for any Aerie girl with commitment phobia), is sure to make a splash.

Don’t forget sunny day essentials like a hat, beach blanket and sunscreen – nothing ruins a vacation like a sunburn!

What to Pack for Spring Break

A hat and some Sun Bum balm has got your cutie bootie covered from the rays.

Cute Suit, Will Travel:

Sometimes, there are only so many days a girl can do absolutely nothing. We’ll be spending at least one day experiencing our Spring Break destination with some sightseeing! (Extra props for using your trusty map, but we won’t tell if you use your phone.) Break out your most adventurous swim style for the occasion – perfect for exploring!

What to Pack for Spring Break

You may get lost, but you’ll look great doing it!

Last Rays of Spring Break:

Spring Break, like all good things, must come to an end. Make your last day memorable by mixing it up and take some risks with your style! A mix-and-match look with a hi-rise bottom shows you’re up on Spring’s newest trends, and have the confidence to rock them! Get it, girl.

Pro tip: tote some extra sunscreen to your spot on the beach! It’s a good way to make friends…or to talk to the cutie the next towel over.

What to Pack for Spring Break

This Hi-Rise style will leave a lasting impression.

Happy Spring Breaking, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Booty Talk! A Guide to Choosing the Best Undies

Big booty? No booty? Curvy? Flat? Every girl, and every body, is different — and that includes you and yours! Your personality, everyday activities and just the way you feel about things (at any given moment!) all shape your decisions about what clothes you like to wear, from top to bottom.

Although it’s easy to dismiss undies as just a garment you slip on before choosing your outfit, the best pair — best for you, that is — is more revealing of your personality than you’d think. Undies come in a wide range of cuts and styles, each with its own pros and cons. Which one is right for you?

If you’re feeling undie-whelmed by all the options, Aerie is here to help! Use this guide to help you personalize your search for undies. Take our fun quiz, then read more about the undies that fit you best!

Find Your Perfect Fit with Aerie's Undie Guide!

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Thong: Nothin’ but cheek! This is the most revealing style available and is great for fashion-forward girls who love body-con dresses and skinny jeans — but not panty lines. Super-soft stretch cotton and a low rise make our thongs extra comfy, even if you haven’t tried this style before.

Cheeky: If you’re not ready to go full cheek but are looking for less coverage than a bikini, cheekies are a great compromise. These undies offer just a peek of cheek, giving you a hint of sass. (Want to go a little further? The mini cheeky shows even more cheek while still offering more coverage than a thong.)

Bikini: Are you a classic kind of girl? The bikini will never go out of style, and for good reason — it provides a comfortable amount of backside coverage without sacrificing any cuteness. In a wide range of pretty prints and lace trims, this is a great choice for the girl who values a practical wardrobe but still wants a sprinkle of flirty, feminine style.

Boyshort: Looking for a pair of undies that can do double duty? Boyshorts offer a low rise but no cheek peek, and keep you covered from a flippy skirt on a windy day to lounging around the house and catching some zzz’s. All you need is a pair of boyshorts and some knee socks for an insta-lounge session after work or school. Underwear for loungewear. How easy is that?

Girly Short: If you’re a boho kind of girl, make your underpinnings match your free spirit by choosing the Girly Short style. These ultra-romantic undies have all the coverage of a boyshort but are made entirely of feminine lace.

Boybrief: So you’re wanting a little more than a bikini but not quite feeling the boy or girly short? The boybrief is a great option, serving up just the right amount of backside coverage. It’s a great choice for the sporty girl who has no time to worry about wedgies! And for those who want to fine-tune things just a teeny bit more, consider the Mini Boybrief, which keeps your curves in place but allows just a hint of cheek to peek.

Xoxo,

Aerie

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: #AEOSHORTSTYLECONTEST Winners

This past month, we hosted a shorts style contest on Instagram where we asked you, our followers to snap photos of how you wear your shorts. We had over 200 entries with pretty amazing #AEOSTYLE. Check out our top five winners below and stay tuned for more contests coming your way!

Nothing goes better with a pink bike other than AEO Shorties.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Denim Shortie

We love how Kaelyn styled her AEO Shorties.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Denim Shortie

KTNEWMS knows how to style an aesthetically pleasing photos with her AEO shorties.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Denim Shortie

Lauren looks Boho Chic in #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Sky High Shortie

Simple and sweet #AEOSTYLE. Nothing looks better than a white Tee with denim shorts.
Shop the look:
Rolled Denim Shortie

 

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Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

We’re inspired each day by the stories you share that show how you’re #AerieREAL. This week we’re sharing the story of 23-year-old Laura Porter, a student at the George Washington University, and founder of SPEAK GW. A recovering ED warrior and advocate for change and body positivity, Laura works each day to provide resources, and raise awareness and attention to the problem of eating disorders specifically on campus. Read on below to learn more about Laura and to follow her journey!

Follow Her Friday: Laura PorterAerie: Hi, Laura! Thanks for chatting with us. We love SPEAK’s mission. What inspired you to launch SPEAK GW?

Laura: I wanted to create a space and a community where people weren’t afraid to speak up about eating disorders.  I am inspired by the community Proud2BMe and NEDA have built online, and I love being able to bring that community to men and women in college, because that’s what I needed when I was struggling. Organizations like SPEAK and Proud2BMe give young people the opportunities to use their voices and silence stigma, which really changes lives.

Aerie: Do you have a role model? If so who is he/ she and why does he/ she inspire you?

Laura: My role models are the men and women who share their stories so bravely with others and those warriors who fought internal battles with addiction, eating disorders and other illnesses, and won.  There are so many people I have met in treatment who I now see doing amazing things and successfully and bravely taking on life’s challenges one day at a time.  Those are my role models.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and her best friend and former VP of SPEAK, Katie Duman.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and Brian Cuban, an Eating Disorder and Addiction Recovery Advocate at a SPEAK GW event.

Aerie: After graduation, what is your ultimate dream job?

Laura: It’s my dream to speak to young men and women around the country and share my story of recovery from alcoholism and an eating disorder. I want people to never feel alone and to know that there is always hope.

Aerie: Do you have a favorite quote or mantra? 

Laura: My mantra is “speaking up saves lives.” It’s so true because when we share our stories and use our voices, we can reach people in ways that can change a life.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura and her sister, Abby. <3

Aerie: What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

Laura: It means showing my true self to others,  knowing that I am worthy of love and letting go of perfection. It’s about being me—unapologetically.

Follow Her Friday: Laura Porter

Laura sharing the #AerieREAL love! Show us your selfie with #LoveYouRealSelfie.

Aerie: What’s your favorite Aerie bra fit?

Laura: The Softest Lace Racerback Bralette.  It’s perfect to add extra color to my typically neutral wardrobe.

Aerie: Do you have a secret skill or talent? Spill!

Laura: I can do impressions really well, especially accents. I’m from Houston, Texas and have family from Mississippi, so I’ve nailed the southern twang.

Thank you, Laura! Be sure to follow Laura on Instagram and her organization SPEAK.

For more information and resources, visit Aerie.com/NEDA. Tell us your story at AerieREAL.com!

xoxo,

Aerie

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How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style

Our iconic Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt is a must-have in every guys’ closet. Its classic cut offers a relaxed fit through the chest and arms for your total comfort, so not only will you look great, but you’ll feel great too.

Lav from McLavin Style puts a casual twist on this this classic shirt by paring with jeans and sneakers.

Meet Lav:
Lav is the blogger behind McLavin Style. He’s a 21-year-old university student from the UK who’s currently interning with an Investment Bank in New York. His blog covers Menswear and Fitness. His style is very simple and minimalistically universal with a dash of originality.

How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style

What Inspired Lav’s Look:
“Rather than shying away from unique colors, challenging and implementing them in my style gives me that sense of excitement. Choosing this Lime shirt over any other common blue, black or white color was one of the reasons. A very unique and subtle color, if paired with the right pieces could be pulled off really well. Pairing it with dark denim and adding that bit of camo with my sneakers and quilted jacket to fight the cold and polish the look”

How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style Get Lav’s Look: Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt | Skinny Jean (Similar) | New Balance Running Sneaker (Similar) | Denim Jacket
How to Wear the Oxford Shirt with McLavin Style

Show us how you style our Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery.

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It’s a Mix and Match Bikini Bash!

Spring Break is right around the corner, and Aerie’s here to help you get the cutest bikini on the beach! Make your bikini as unique as you are with Aerie’s Mix and Match Bikini Bash tool! Don’t get caught wearing the same suit as all your besties…create your own!

It's a Mix & Match Bikini Bash!

Buh-bye, boring bikinis! Mix and match to make yours your own!

 

Boring bikinis are a thing of the past. Your Spring Break look should make you stand out, not blend in! We heart our Reversible Bikini for a versatile look you can switch up.

It's a Mix and Match Bikini Bash!

Same bikini as your bestie? Flip it and reverse it.

Show us your mix and match look for Spring Break with #AerieSWIM!

 xoxo,

Aerie

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