Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie’s Style and Fit Expert

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie’s Style and Fit Expert

Bra problems beware…Jenny Altman, Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, is on the case! From what bra fits you best, to the occasion to wear it, Jenny is our go-to expert and lingerie guru.

As a fashion editor and stylist for InStyle, People Style Watch, and O, the Oprah Magazine, Jenny has helped dress some of the world’s most celebrated personalities, and most importantly, she helps transform countless REAL women on a daily basis with her website ILOVEAGOOD.COM.

Jenny believes intimates are (literally) the foundation of a confident look for all women and her passion is helping consumers find the right pieces for their body shape by talking about it in a REAL way.

We had the chance to sit down with Jenny and learn a bit more about her! Check out our exclusive interview with her below!

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie's Style and Fit Expert

1. What was your start in the fashion industry and as an intimates expert?

My start in fashion was at WWD, the absolute best place to start a fast-paced career in fashion.

While working for Oprah, I learned everything I ever needed to know about bras, underwear and shapewear. She helped women recognize how important it was to pay attention to your underpinnings and I had to be versed in all product to help women of all sizes. I formed close relationships with top brands to learn what made each of their products special to then bring that knowledge to women across the country on my site daily.

2. What is your signature as a Style and Fit Expert that sets you apart from others?

I want women to feel great about themselves in a natural, attainable way. I strive to make sure every woman starts each day feeling confident and comfortable. Real women live real lives and I support each of their styles, sizes and budgets.

3. Who is your style icon?

My icons are stylish, confident, real women.

There are many women I have met over the years who have come to me after a life change and have bared their souls (and their bodies). They want to look and feel great, and they are open to my help. They know beauty comes from within, and that bras and undies are the first step in looking great. These women are incredibly brave!

4. What are your favorite aerie pieces?

The Soft Lace Bralette is a staple in my wardrobe, I have multiple colors! I love Aerie’s leggings and think the world should know about them! Also, the new seamless underwear is fantastic! No-show even under white jeans. OOH..and the Ella Gel bra. It’s a very natural push-up bra that helps me and my girls with much needed lift and volume.

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie's Style and Fit Expert

5. What do you like most about the message behind #AerieReal?

I love that Aerie REALLY is for real girls.

I have dressed many celebrities for red-carpet events and magazine covers. The girls look great in real life, but after all of the air-brushing and lighting, they never look real. Aerie embraces the way girls are supposed to look; natural and beautiful. It’s authentic.

6. What role do you think confidence plays in fashion?

Confidence is everything! Most importantly, confidence gives you the opportunity to try new things. New trends, fits, and styles are always out there for girls who have the confidence to have fun with fashion.

7. What’s your advice to young women to help them develop their own personal style?

Be confident and explore many different styles of fashion. Be honest with yourself about what fits you best and what styles work best with your age, way of life and body type. What makes fashion fun is that it’s ALWAYS changing. Don’t be afraid to change your personal style along with it!

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie's Style and Fit Expert

Jenny and Madison S., our Aerie Store Operations Correspondent!

Thank you so much for chatting with us, Jenny!

Want to learn more about Jenny? Check out Madison’s video interview here!

Want to follow Jenny and Aerie? Tweet your questions @Aerie with #AskJenny and be sure to check back on the blog for more tips and tricks from Jenny!

xo,

Aerie

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#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

We need a vacation! How about you? Yes? Good! Let’s talk destinations. We’re thinking a place warm and sunny. A place where shades and bikinis are required, and not just stashed in the back of our closets for safe-keeping.

From head-to-toe, we made packing just a bit easier for you. Check out our favorite swim must-haves below to get started!

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

Hey, Bahama Mama! Let’s start packing!

Let’s start at the top. A romantic broad-rimmed straw hat is one of the top fashion trends for summer 2014. With feminine details, colors, and and tropical designs, it’s hard to not think  palm trees and tan lines in this beachy fedora.

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

Packing List: 1 Fedora

Shine bright and protect those baby blues, beautiful browns, or gorgeous greens.

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

Next addition to your packing list…sunnies! A beach must-have.

Rock the cutest bikini on the beach and fall in love with our new Holly Longline Pushup Bikini.

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

The math is simple. A few rays of sunshine + sand + 1 bikini = all you need for the perfect spring break!

Mix and match your favorite bikini top with a colorful and maybe unexpected bottom for a cute, new look each day!

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

Dots of love!

Be a little cheeky! Have fun with these wild, tropical, printed, and seamless cheeky undies. Perfect for a form-fitting dress for a night out!

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Bahama Mama!

Seamless, Vintage Lace, or Cheeky? Which is your favorite fit?

Love this look? Then you’ll love Cancun Cutie! Show us what’s in your suitcase and tag your pictures on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL!

Bon Voyage!

xo,

Aerie

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#AerieREAL Spring Break – Cancun Cutie!

#AerieREAL Spring Break – Cancun Cutie!

Hey, cutie! What are you packing for your Spring Break destination? Whether you are packing for a tropical trip or keeping it local, we have the top 5 must-have items and tips for your getaway!

#AerieREAL Spring Break - Cancun Cutie!

Cancun Cutie!

1. Rock the cutest bikini on the beach! Shop for a suit for your body…and your adventures! Whether you are the type to start the pool party with a cannonball and a splash or happily soaking up the sun in peace and quiet,  your suit needs to match! Try our Brooke Island Paisley Print Bikini for support and a great fit. Trying to avoid tan lines? You’ll love our royal blue Crochet Center Bandeau Bikini.

#AerieREAL Spring Break - Cancun Cutie!

2. Mix and Match – With over 700 ways to mix and match your favorite fits, we make it that much easier to find the perfect suit! We recommend to pack 2 suits so that you can alternate on the beach each day.

#AerieREAL Spring Break - Cancun Cutie!

3. Keep It Cozy – It’s called Spring “Break” for a reason…you deserve this much needed vacation! Our Lightweight Skinny Sweatpants can be the perfect sleep pant or beach cover-up. And, they fit perfectly in your suitcase, leaving you room for more bikinis!

Plus, we recommend packing at least 1 lightweight sweater for the cooler nights. It can serve as a super cute beach cover up during the day, too!

#AerieREAL Spring Break - Cancun Cutie!

4. The Beach Cover-Up – We took our favorite trend of the season and turned it into a delicate beach cover-up. For pretty perfect boardwalk style, pack our Mediterranean inspired, embroidered Drop Waist Dress.

#AerieREAL Spring Break - Cancun Cutie!

5. Shade Those Eyes With Style – Whether you grab your favorite Floppy Wide Brimmed Straw Hat or Aviator Sunglasses, be sure to protect your skin and eyes! Don’t forget that suntan lotion, too.

Show us what’s in your suitcase and tag your pictures on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL!

Bon Voyage!

xo,

Aerie

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Sweet Gift Ideas: Ooh, La, La!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Ooh, La, La!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Ooh, la, la! Go for WHOA with sexy black lace or a little pink underpinning for a flirtatious Valentine’s Day night! Choose between our new lace Ella Gel, our Day to Night Silky Pant, our romantic Reese Pushup Bra, WHOA Fragrance, and more! Check out our favorites below! 

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

We have a major crush on the Holly Satin Pushup Bra.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Go for WHOA!!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Our hearts race for lace.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Keep it sweet.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Back to black featuring our Bridget Longline Pushup Bra.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Oh La La

Make it a perfect pair with our Ella Gel Lace Pushup Bra.

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day! Tell us, and comment below!

Looking for more great Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Check out our Sweet and Sexy Gift Guide, our True Love Gift Guide, or our Candy Crush Gift Guide for other great romantic looks!

xo,

Aerie

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Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Pair dreamsicle hues with neon pop colors to create a crush-worthy Valentine’s Day look!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Have a sweet tooth? Shop our Candy Crush Gift Guide for lots of Valentine’s Day inspiration!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

We heart our candy coated Drew Smooth Studded Pushup Bra and Daydream Fragrance. Perfect for a night out!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Say it with lace in our Ella Gel Lace Pushup and Vintage Lace undies.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Our Slim Fit Pocket T-Shirt adds the perfect layer to a sexy bralette.

 What are your plans this Valentine’s Day! Tell us, and comment below!

Looking for more great Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Check out our Sweet and Sexy and True Love Gift Guide  for other great romantic looks!

xo,

Aerie

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DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

Looking for something sweet to make a loved one for Valentine’s Day? Taken or single, follow our step-by-step DIY to make the cutest V-Day card for your best girlfriend or your special guy!

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

What you’ll need:

 • 3 sheets of craft paper (different colors or shades)

 • Draw and cut out 2 hearts to use; one larger, one smaller that fit on card

 • Envelope, size of your choice (optional)

 • Scissors

 • Ribbon

 • Pencil

 • Tape

 • Ruler

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 1: If using an envelope, measure and trace paper to be slightly smaller than two lengths of the envelope, so card can slide in easily. Cut the two sheets you want to be the first and second layer of card.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 2: Fold edges to meet in the center and crease.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 3: Trace the third sheet of paper for the layer inside the card.

It is easiest to close the card and trace the outer edge as a pattern. Cut and tape the back of the sheet; flip over, press and center on second layer.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 4: Using the larger heart shape, trace and cut the shape out of the outer layer. 

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 5: Using the smaller heart shape, trace and cut the shape out of the second layer.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 6: Tape the back of second layer (orange) and nestle into outer layer (pink). Fold together and finish with a ribbon. 

Hashtag the end result of your DIY V-Day card with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on our Twitter or Instagram! Have fun and happy Valentine’s Day!

xo,

Aerie

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