DIY Wall Hanging

DIY your gifts this holiday, or make one for yourself– a woven wall hanging is a great way to get your hygge on! Read on to see how to weave your own wintry decor.

DIY Wall Hanging

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Large weaving loom
  • White yarn to wrap loom
  • Yarn to stitch with
  • Weaving needle
  • Scissors
  • 2 wooden dowels

WHAT TO DO

  1. In the loom, wrap yarn around the top and bottom pegs to make the base that you’ll be weaving through.
  2. At the very bottom of the loom, bring 4-5 pieces of yarn into a knot to create your bottom fringe. This will secure the bottom so that when you’re done with your creation, you can simply slide it off.
  3. The easiest way to get going is to simply “under and over” the yarn, making your base for incorporating fun things like poms!DIY Wall Hanging
  4. To create poms, wrap yarn in circles around your hand about 10 times.
  5. Next, cut an 8-inch piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the yarn bundle.
  6. Cut the two loops on the top and bottom of the now tied bundle.
  7. Fluff the strings out to make a pom!DIY Wall Hanging
  8. Use the under over method with thicker yarn and tug at it to make it puff out for a fun texture
  9. Once you’re all done, use a dowel or festive stick to weave through the top loops.
  10. Have fun! It’s all about being creative. Try an assortment of yarns and mix up the textures and use your favorite colors to make it your own.

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Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

To celebrate our NEW Lincoln Road store in Miami, we partnered with our friends at Create & Cultivate for a day of Real Talk and fun with some of our #AerieREAL girls.

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

It was a day of inspiring talks, treats and—of course—shopping!

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln RoadTwo of our AerieREAL Role Models, Aly Raisman and Iskra Lawrence, shared a seat before the panels. Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

Panels focused on empowerment, body positivity and wellness, featuring game-changing women who are breaking stereotypes and living their dreams. Thamarr, #AerieREAL girl from Musings of a Curvy Lady, said “I love meeting other female entrepreneurs that are super passionate about using their voice for good. Their fierce desire to make things happen is so electric.”

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

Ava Frati came to Lincoln Road to tell the story of her swimwear line, Po Swim. She started Po Swim at just 15, and we’re so excited to support her amazing brand. Check it out at our Lincoln Road store and Aerie.comBehind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

The first panel, Self-Love: Learning To Live, Love & Thrive As Ourselves, featured Fo Porter, Alex Michael May, Chante Bryant, Aly Raisman and Heather Records. The girls discussed how they keep it #AerieREAL in in and out of the public eye. Alex Michael May shared: “So many beautiful women came to #ccxaerie @createcultivate pop up at @aerie to share their hearts—to have REAL TALK about the things that connect us—imposter syndrome, loving ourselves and of course laughing through it all.”

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

During the second panel, Unfiltered & Fierce: Navigating The Digital World With Authenticity, speakers Jenna Kutcher, Katie Sturino, Daniela Ramirez, Iskra Lawrence and Jaclyn Johnson talked about their presence on social media and how they’ve stayed true to themselves while their social followings have grown.

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

After Real Talk, girls were invited to a mocktails where they were able to meet speakers and mingle. Aly Raisman was there to sign her new book, “Fierce.”

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

From DIY dream pillows and name plates to a sundae bar, sweetness was spread all around at the Lincoln Road opening. #AerieREAL girl Noyemi summed it up this week: “Last weekend was nothing short of amazing. Thanks to @createcultivate & @aerie for hosting an event highlighting the importance of self acceptance and positive body image. Thank you to all the panelists who killed it with their energy!”

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

Behind The Scenes: Real Talk At Lincoln Road

Check out our Facebook events for upcoming fun at Lincoln Road, and come see us to shop any time. See you soon!

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Pups & Pine Trees

To get ready for the holidays, we visited visited Nutbrown’s Christmas Tree Farm in Carnegie, PA. And we brought a friend! We partnered with Animal Friends to bring this adoptable cutie, Patriot. See our day below!

 

Paws and poms led the way on our search through the farm’s rows of fresh pine trees.

Patriot was just as excited as we were to be in the fresh air. Every brunette can use a blonde friend… but we all need a furry best friend! (psst… Patriot is THE sweetest and still up for adoption!)

Patriot had to head back to Animal Friends once we found our tree, but he brought his Pom-tastic Snood with him!

Pups & Pine Trees

Pups & Pine Trees

To learn more about Animal Friends or to make sure Patriot and his furry friends get forever homes for the holidays, check out the Animal Friends website here!

 

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Holiday Packing Guide

The holidays are all about giving—not forgetting! Trust our holiday packing guide to make sure you have everything you need for your trip home. Read on to see some of our packing must-haves!

 Keep Cozy

Cable knit sweaters and cropped hoodies are always in style. Made for snowy days or staying in, these cozy tops have you covered!

Holiday Packing GuideNordic Lace Loves

Start with the basics and keep it always Aerie underneath with your fave bralette and matching undie set. Holiday Packing Guide

All The Leggings

For lounging, eating, shopping, everything… pack all the leggings! Pack plenty of pairs to go with all your fave tops and stay cozy all week long. Holiday Packing Guide

Step By Step

Prepare for the elements! Pack your warmest pair of knit socks and waterproof boots to keep your toes safe from the snow.

Holiday Packing Guide

 

Add Some Accessories

Knit beanies and cozy scarves will keep you warm all break long. Fun sayings and bright colors make these must-haves stand out!

Holiday Packing Guide

Want more of our fave holiday styles? See more here!

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Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

We’re so excited to support Pō Swim, a collection inspired by Miami and started by Ava Frati at just 15! We talked to Ava about her entry into the design world, her newest Pō Swim collection and what #AerieREAL means to her. Read on to find out how growing up in Miami has influenced this 15 year old to change the swim game, and meet Ava on Saturday, 12.9 at our NEW Lincoln Road store!

Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō SwimReal Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

You started Pō Swim at the age of 15. What advice do you have for other young girls trying to start their own businesses?

I launched Pō Swim on my website earlier this year when I turned 15. I worked hard to try and design what young girls, like me, wanted in a swimsuit. The advice I have for other young girls trying to start their own businesses is believe in your ideas and set your goals high. Share your ideas for feedback with those you trust. Take advice and don’t be scared. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

The one piece swimsuit has really made a comeback! What is your fave new swim trend?

My new favorite swim trend would have to be the plunge top. It’s such a flattering and empowering shape– I can’t wait to introduce the new ones I designed.

What’s your favorite piece from your collection?

My favorite piece from my collection would have to be the Mar top with the Emma bottoms. Even though I do truly love all my suits, this set is so versatile. The mesh panels give off an active, sexy look, and the stitching of the suit is perfect for physical activity, or even hanging out on the beach. It’s the one suit that every girl should have!Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

How has growing up in Miami influenced your designs?

Growing up in Miami has influenced my designs by seeing lots of bikinis and the beautiful girls who wear them in all shapes and sizes. We are lucky enough to swim, boat and sunbathe all year round. Miami girls are always looking for that “new” bikini. We are active so it must move with us. Miami has influenced the ease of my designs, the comfort of the ultra-soft fabrics and the colors I choose. From the Miami sunsets, to the city lights of South Beach, all the colors and shapes of Miami have built my collection.

Pō Swim is continuing to grow! What can we expect to see in the future from your brand?

When I was younger, I knew I wanted to design. Pō Swim has just started as a bathing suit company but I want to expand and grow. I want the Pō Swim girl to wear my cover ups, carry my beach bags and slip on my shoes! In the future I plan to do espadrilles, beach bags and hats, ready to wear, and activewear. I want to grow with Pō Swim girls and hope they want to grow with me too!

What makes you #AerieREAL?

I am #AerieReal because I took chances and believed in a dream. All young girls dream of a way to express themselves but sometimes we get scared we may not achieve our goals. I chose to express myself through design. I hope other girls love my story and feel inspired to believe in themselves and dream big too. I am grateful to Aerie for giving me this awesome opportunity!

Where there is confidence there is beauty!

Ava Frati #AvaReal

 

Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim    Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

Want to see more of Ava’s suits? Shop her collection in our Lincoln Road store and at Aerie.com!

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Stylist’s Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

3 favorite sweaters. 3 favorite leggings. 3 favorite outfits! Erin styled 3 looks with the holiday season of excess in mind. They’re made for the days when you’re filling up on food or running around!

 

ALL THE INFO

The holiday season can be crazy packed with plans, and you’ll be crazy grateful to do it all with something soft on top and stretchy on the bottom. Sweaters and leggings do it all!

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite OutfitsPrint Mix

Don’t be afraid to be BOLD. When your prints are in the same color story, feel free to mix it up and wear them all together.

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

 

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

Look 2: Holiday Party Shine

Want to dress up a legging look for a night out? Shine on! Wear this Shine Legging, that cozy Turtleneck and don’t forget to add a fun beanie. It’s all you need!

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

Look 3: Show Some Lace

If you need a new way to wear your high neck bralettes, this one’s for you! Highlight your Nordic Lace High Neck Bralette by pairing it with this lower cut Lace-Up Sweater. Add your favorite new Play Legwarmer Legging on the bottom and go from dancing around in your living room to dancing out with your girls!Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

We all want to be comfortable this holiday season while we’re treating ourselves with candy and treats. Stay comfy and cozy and give in to the power of stretchy pants while you’re eating everything!

 

HOW TO WEAR IT

The easiest way to style your two favorite winter pieces is to wear them together. Leggings are the BEST multi-use pieces for your wardrobe: wear them from working out to going out to filling up on food. They won’t miss a beat or a holiday treat!

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