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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Spring Break Style with Life of a Coyfish

Spring break is all about warm weather and best friends! Throw in some Aerie Swim and you’ve got the perfect mix. Whether you’re staying home or heading to the beach with your besties, our low-cut back Graphic One-Piece is sure to help set the tone.

Allexis from Life of a Coyfish shows us how she styled our favorite One-Piece suit during her spring break in the golden state.

Spring Break Style with Life of a Coyfish

“I know we all have Spring break on the brain. Where to go, what to do, and most importantly what to pack. I had an early spring break and my girls and I took a road trip to Big Sur, California! Since we’d be hitting some of the nicest beaches in the States I knew I needed a cute suit to feel confident on that yummy sandy turf! This one-piece was INCREDIBLE! The tribal print kept things fun and eye-catching, while the cut-out back kept things flirty! Hello, surfer boys! ;) To top off the look, as we wandered around the boardwalk, I pulled on these cute lace detail shorties, pink sunnies, and gladiator sandals! Perfect Spring break beach look? I say yes!”Spring Break Style with Life of a Coyfish Spring Break Style with Life of a Coyfish

Get Allexis’s Look: Graphic One-Piece | Destroyed Lace Trim Shortie | Tortoise Shell Icon Sunglasses (Similar) Panama Hat (Similar)

Spring Break Style with Life of a Coyfish

Spring Break Style with Life of a Coyfish

Spring Break Style with Life of a Coyfish

 Try on AEO shorts or Aerie swim and you could win the ultimate road trip! We’re giving away a VW Westfalia, $10,000, free AEO shorts and Aerie swim. See Official Rules here! xo

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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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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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Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

The Aerie Anytime collection speaks for itself. Whether you’re working out, running errands or lounging around the house, Aerie Anytime offers the comfiest #OOTDs fit for real life. Our girl Natalie from Natalie Dressed shows us how she styles her favorite Aerie Anytime look 3 different ways.

Meet Natalie:
Natalie Comstock is the author of the life and style blog, Natalie Dressed, and founder of Style + Spirit, a graphic apparel brand she recently started.  As a lover of both the world of fashion and the world of spirituality and self-development, she’s rooted both her blog and company in the message that style and spirituality can go hand in hand and that you don’t have to sacrifice one in order to have the other. Natalie lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband and rottweiler pup, Bailey, has a minor obsession with killer heels, and calls the beach her happy place. You can find her on Instagram at @natalie_dressed.

Working Out Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Get Natalie’s Look: Aerie Tank | Cotton Plunge Bralette | Skinny Yoga Pant | New Balance Colorblocked Sneaker Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

What Inspired Natalie’s Look:
“As someone who loves basics, does yoga, and works from home, it’s important to me have to pieces in my wardrobe that are versatile, comfortable, and stylish. All of the pieces here fit that criteria. ”

Running ErrandsAerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

“The Aerie tank has become my new favorite top. I have worn it more times than I’d like to admit since it arrived in the mail. It’s so soft and has the perfect amount of slouch to it. I also love that you can see the lace of the bralette peak out, which adds something a little more feminine to the mix. The bralette is super comfy and is making me want to add many more to my wardrobe! These pieces can be mixed and matched with so many other things I own. One thing is for sure – they’ll make me feel much cuter and put together when I’m working and working out!” Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Lounging at Home
Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

“I love that these yoga pants are super fun while still being neutral and versatile. I can wear them while working at home during the day without feeling like a slob and then throw on a pair of tennis shoes for an afternoon workout. They’re also great for lounging around the house on the weekends.”Aerie Anytime 3 Ways with Natalie Dressed

Show us how you style our Aerie Anytime collection with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Whether you have a beach trip in the works (Spring Break anyone?) or you’ve been dreaming of soaking up some sun, it’s officially time for Aerie Swim. Bikini or One Piece, Classic or Retro, we’ve got you covered! Undecided? You can Mix & Match until you’ve found the perfect combo.

Megan from Lush to Blush took her favorite #AerieSWIM to Hawaii for a romantic getaway and it’s safe to say we’re in love.

Meet Megan:
Megan Elliott is the creator and blogger behind Lush to Blush. She is an avid lover of the earth and everything on it, especially flowers, and has been a vegetarian for seven years. On her blog, she explores fashion, lifestyle, and all things lovely.

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

What Inspired Megan’s Look:
“These photos were taken at the beach at the Koa Kea resort we stayed at for a couple nights. The whole place was so nice and absolutely perfect for our romantic getaway to Kauai. I wore my retro style aerie bathing suit and as I ran into the water, I totally felt like Allie from the Notebook! I really really love the flattering style of the top and the high rise bottoms. I felt totally happy and comfortable with my body, which is not common for me when I’m in a bikini. But this style fit my body perfectly and I had so much fun running around on the beach and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. After a day full of beach fun in this bathing suit, I think the retro style has become my favorite.”
Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Get Megan’s Look: Retro Halter Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Bikini Bottom

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Show off your #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! Share your photos on Instagram and Twitter with #AerieREAL.

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