One More Unretouched Beauty…Sonoya Mizuno

Born in Tokyo and raised in London, this Royal Ballet School graduate is the new face of #AerieREAL! Sonoya’s inner strength, talent and beauty have taken her from the ballet stage to the big screen, where she debuted in thriller Ex Machina and the soon to be released films High Strung and La La Land. Read on to learn more about our newest #AerieREAL girl!
One More Unretouched Beauty...Sonoya Mizuno

How long have you been dancing?

Way too long! I’ve been dancing for 20 years. Whoa! I used to dance really professionally in ballet companies. That’s a lot different than what I do now. Now I just dance, I take class for myself, and then I do videos and smaller projects here and there.

What do you love most about dancing?

I love the feeling of physical expression through your body and the connection that you have with the music. It’s the most cathartic thing I experience in my life.

One More Unretouched Beauty...Sonoya Mizuno

Shop Sonoya’s Look: Luxe Legging | Luxe Wrap Bralette

How did you start modeling and acting?

I was very lucky when I was dancing to also be exposed to the modeling industry, because it gave me another avenue to explore. When I was living in London or Tokyo or other big cities, I had the chance to dance and start acting and do modeling, so it was more invigorating for me. Now when I dance, I’m sure I’m not technically as good as I used to be, but I’m really doing it from an authentic place.

One More Unretouched Beauty...Sonoya Mizuno

Shop Sonoya’s Look: Crop Tee | Boyfriend Jogger

What music are you currently listening to?

FKA Twigs.

Lover or fighter?

Fighter!

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

India.

Who would you go with?

All my brothers and sisters.

 Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

That’s really hard! Can’t I have both?

What makes you really laugh?

My friends and family.

What is one thing you think the world needs more of?

One thing? There’s so many things! Communication.

How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

First I thought, that’s a really cool concept. Then I went into, what about my legs and this and that? After I got over that, I think it’s really empowering. It’s a great message for younger girls to look up to.

One More Unretouched Beauty...Sonoya Mizuno

Shop Sonoya’s Look: Real Soft Hi-Rise Undie | Lace Racerback Bralette

What makes you #AerieREAL?

Being who you are is being #AerieREAL. My look isn’t defined by a particular place or country, and I’m really proud of that. I’m so many things. I’m just me.

Dancing, modeling, acting. What’s next for you?

Acting! But dancing, modeling, acting, they’re all who I am, so they will continue to be all of who I am.
One More Unretouched Beauty...Sonoya Mizuno

Shop Sonoya’s Look: Cocoon Cardi | Aerie REAL Bodysuit

Any advice to girls who are working hard to follow their dreams?

Just keep working hard and keep following your dreams. Do what is in front of you with all your might, and you’ll get there. That’s it. It will happen.

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Erin’s Outfit of the Week: Pre-NYE Priorities

Get ready for resolution season without leaving your bed! Our stylist’s outfit of the week lets you stay hooked on caffeine for now while you read up on your juice cleanse for next week.

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, start with Chronicle Books Juice It! Adding more fruits and veggies to your diet is always a good resolution, but the pressure won’t be on until next week. For now, enjoy the last days of 2015 from the comforts of home in our prettiest new arrivals!

Erin's Outfit of the Week: Pre-NYE Priorities

Get Erin’s Look: Cocoon Cardigan | Satin Sleep Romper | Crochet Scarf | Romantic Lace Racerback Bralette | Knee High Socks | Thong

Start with a major “not leaving bed” statement in our Satin Sleep Romper paired with our Romantic Lace Racerback Bralette and Thong. Then make sure to keep your feet warm in knee high socks, and your top half cozy in our new Cocoon Cardi and Crochet Scarf.

The best is yet to come, Aerie girls!

Erin's Outfit of the Week: Pre-NYE Priorities

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What to Wear Christmas Morning

Christmas morning is a magical time filled with opening presents and spending quality time with family. Caitlin from Dash of Darling invites us into her home and shares her Christmas traditions. What to Wear Christmas Morning

“Merry Christmas, darlings! Ever since I was little my family has always shared the same Christmas morning tradition and today I am excited to share it with you. First, I just wanted to say that I believe traditions are an important part of the holidays. They are a powerful way to bring the family together to connect and make lasting memories. Our holiday is all that more special thanks to our yearly yuletide traditions.”What to Wear Christmas Morning What to Wear Christmas Morning

“When I was younger I could never sleep a wink on Christmas eve. I would always wake up in the middle of the night crazed with impatient excitement waiting for my mom to come into my room to tell me it was ok to come upstairs by the tree. As I have gotten older, I prefer to sleep in just a little longer, but one thing has remained the same… I love to be comfortable (yet cute for those Christmas morning jammy photos). My family has always held the tradition of opening up one present on Christmas eve after we watch a holiday movie and read stories from the Bible. This present is usually, you guessed it, new jammies. This year, I wanted something cute and cozy that I could wear year-round, so I opted for these super comfortable Aerie classic joggers, lace bralette, satin tank, knit scarf and soft socks. I feel super relaxed and snug as a bug.”What to Wear Christmas Morning

Get Caitlin’s Look: Chevron Duster | Satin Tank | Classic Jogger | Hi Low Lace Racerback Bralette | Cozy Knit Scarf | Supersoft Boot Socks

What to Wear Christmas Morning

What to Wear Christmas Morning

“After opening presents, we love to enjoy a nice cup of hot coca. This year, I made salted caramel hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.”

What to Wear Christmas Morning What to Wear Christmas MorningMerry Christmas, Aerie girls! xo

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How To Wear the All White Trend

With a new season officially in our midst (okay, minus the snow), we’re all about the color white. Going monochrome can be tricky, especially with a color that’s typically taboo in the cooler months. At AEO, we like to ignore that fashion rule and take this look to the next level. Today, we’re showing you how to wear all white without looking like a snowman. Our secret? Accessories! Breaking up a monochrome outfit with fun additions like strappy bralettes, knit beanies & tall boots keep the look on-trend and fresh without feeling overwhelming. Check out our two all white looks below!

Keep it cool in all white #AEOSTYLE: Go for an unexpected look by pairing our destroyed white Tomgirl Jean with a white puffer vest. A long-sleeved tee underneath the vest – in white, of course – keeps the outfit seasonably appropriate. A lacy, strappy bralette adds a feminine touch to the outfit – choose any shade you’d like for a fun pop of color. Our shoe of choice is a Birkenstock since temps are warmer than usual right now, but if you’re stuck in the cold, wear a great cozy sock in a neutral color, too. Channel a snow bunny vibe by finishing the look with a furry, chunky knit beanie.
How To Wear It: All White

Shop the Look:
Aerie Strappy Racerback Bralette
AEO Soft & Sexy Waffle
AEO Ski Vest
Tomgirl Jean
AEO Crew Socks (Shop Similar)
AEO Earflap Hat
Birkenstock Madrid Sandal (Shop Similar)

Channel boho vibes in all white lace: If you’re already sick of Winter (even though it’s just started), try wearing all white to transition into an early Spring. A pretty lace dress with bell sleeves has a romantic feel that’s perfect for a Winter date night. Paired with a statement necklace that won’t overpower the dress, this is an all white style that will land you on the fashion “do” list. Complete the outfit with knee high boots in a neutral color and boho details like lace up details.

How To Wear It: All White

Shop the Look:
AEO Lace Bell Sleeve Dress
BC Cousin Tall Boot
AEO Chain Collar Necklace (Shop Similar)

How will you rock all white? Let us know in the comments and show us on Twitter & Instagram using #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured in our style gallery!

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How To Style The Bell Sleeve Dress With Officially Quigley

The winter months can be beautiful but sometimes the shorter days and colder weather make us crave a little Spring. One product that’s budding with color is our Bell Sleeve dress. With beautiful boho-inspired sleeves and a floral pattern that’s bursting with light, it’s a must-have piece for winter. Quigley from Officially Quigley styled this romantic piece in a bohemian vibe. Get to know Quigley and the inspiration behind her #AEOSTYLE below.

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Meet Quigley: Quigley is an electro-pop artist originally from Minneapolis, MN. She released her first self-produced EP, ‘Initium‘ in 2015. Alongside music, she runs a blog called Officially Quigley, where she explores Los Angeles street style.

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What Inspired Quigley’s Look: “I styled this dress with a faux fur vest to give it that extra ‘cozy’ factor. I love wearing faux fur around the holidays because it just makes everything more festive! I also paired the look with a super dark purple lip and a large brimmed matching hat. Voila! A holiday look, for a night full of lights, carols and sleigh bells!”

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Shop the look: Bell Sleeve Dress | Faux Fur Vest (similar) | Wide Brim Fedora (similar)

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

Photo Credit: @lacihavens

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Trend Alert! Fringe Details

The more details, the better! Our Fringe Turtleneck‘s fun fringe-y sleeve details, ribbed cuffs and hi-lo hem make is sure to stand out. Crystalin from Crystalin Marie pairs her fave new turtleneck with denim and a tall boot for a classic look.

Trend Alert! Fringe Details

“This season I’ve been all about turtlenecks, so I was super excited to team up with Aerie to style their fringe turtleneck. Since I’m most comfortable in jeans, I paired my sweater with my favorite dark wash denim, a pair of tall black boots, and a monogrammed clutch. My style has always been about comfort and classics and that’s exactly what you get with this look. I love the way the fringe detail adds the perfect amount of fun and holiday cheer to the outfit.”Trend Alert! Fringe Details “I’m also excited to be supporting the #AerieReal campaign, which is all about embracing your imperfections without retouching. We all have insecurities, but those insecurities are what make us unique and who we are. Being able to live your authentic self not only gives you confidence and courage, but also makes you relatable and real.”
Trend Alert! Fringe DetailsGet Crystalin’s Look: Fringe Turtleneck | Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging (Similar) | Over-the-Knee Boot (Similar)Trend Alert! Fringe DetailsShow us how you style our Fringe Turtleneck with #AerieHAULiday and #AerieREAL on Instagram andTwitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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