Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Our team went to Iceland for our holiday photoshoot, and it was EPIC. This magical place is still fresh in their minds months after the shoot, and we want to share it with you! Read on for favorite moments (moss-covered lava rock! cats! hot dogs!) and travel tips from Summer, our Creative Director, and Erin, Aerie Stylist Extraordinaire.

 

Mývatn Nature Bath

Swimming in steamy geothermal water? Yes, please. Get more info on the Mývatn Nature Baths here.

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Aerie Photographer, Ali, marked her fourth holiday shoot with us. One of Summer’s favorite parts was traveling with Ali and the rest of the extended Aerie family, “truly the best travel companions EVER! I’ve been lucky enough to travel with the same team for years, many of whom I only see a few times a year… so it was extra special to spend this ‘holiday’ season with them and create holiday magic for our Aerie girls. Definitely an unforgettable present. No egos, no divas and of course… no retouching!” 📷

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

The rest of the team joined later, but Summer headed into the baths before sunrise alone. Take her tip and take off your jewels! “The natural baths will rapidly tarnish sterling silver! I mean it will turn it fast! It can be polished and will return to its silvery shine but I suggest taking off the jewels unless you’re into black metals with an oily sheen. Gold is fine. I’m sure there were signs or maybe this is explained on the tour but who’s reading or listening when there’s steamy blue water and mountains to look at.”

 

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Boats and babes are the names of the game at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Our team hit the water and navigated the country with the help of Hero Productions, an Icelandic company that made this shoot possible. In addition to making Aerie holiday magic, they’ve worked on a little show you may have heard of… Game of Thrones!

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Whether or not you can pronounce Jökulsárlón, Icelandic is a language unlike anything you’ve ever heard, and it was one of Summer’s favorite parts: “It’s utterly impossible for this gal from central PA to imitate or comprehend Icelandic, but that makes it both stunning and fascinating to listen to.”

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Iceland makes it a priority to use eco-friendly practices and maintain the untouched feel of the land. In Erin’s view, “it is our responsibility to keep it that way as Iceland’s tourism booms and more and more people visit.” From large, refillable containers in the hotels instead of mini refillable bottles to opting for the delicious tap water over bottled water, Erin loved “how green and socially responsible the Icelandic people are.” ♻️

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

 

💎 Diamond Beach 💎

Poppy braved the temps in her Aerie Swim, but don’t forget the extra layers. Erin’s tip: “Wear weatherproof layers and you will be warm and cozy. Don’t try to look cool! Nerd out in the gear and you will be much happier and drier.”

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

 

Úlfjótsskáli Luxury Lodge

“Horses and sheep and puffins, oh my! 🐴🐑😻 And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.” Summer and the team traveled to Úlfjótsskáli Luxury Lodge and made some new friends along the way. Start planning your own trip here.

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

See a stream nearby? Take a drink! Summer drank “straight from a stream with my hands. If it’s good enough for an Icelandic horse, it’s plenty good enough for me!”

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Summer and Erin were both ALL about the animals. Horses weren’t the only furry friends to meet. Erin loved the “remarkably loud sheep. Chatty creatures.” And if you know these Aerie girls, you know they’re passionate about one pet in particular— cats!

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

 

Matur (Food)

It’s not a good trip without amazing food, and Iceland was no exception.

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Summer was into a surprisingly Icelandic delicacy: “Hot dogs 🌭 try them all! I had the pleasure of sharing my first Icelandic hot dog experience with Iskra and styling assistant, David. Throughout our trip I was able to taste test three dogs from three different places but this was my first and by far the best! First class, #1, Pylsuvagninn Selfossi. Located near the bridge when you arrive in Selfoss, you will not miss it! It’s less than an hour east of Reykjavik.” Erin loved Plokkfiskur, fish stew 🐟 “Warms and coats your insides on the cold day, and you are always on your feet hiking and walking around so don’t be afraid. Protein and carb up!”

 

Akureyri

This little town in northern Iceland was one of Summer’s favorite moments: “It has red hearts in place of the red circles on all the traffic lights. ‘STOP FOR ❤’ what’s better than that? Can we just make a worldwide update to all traffic lights? The whole town has a happy positive vibe and even though we were just passing through, it left a lasting imprint on my heart.” Plan a love stop here.

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

 

A World Of Amazing 

Between locations on the shoot, Erin “was obsessed with stopping to touch the moss-covered lava rock. It looked like broccoli cotton candy. I had to put my feet in it and feel it between my toes. It was just as good as I imagined. Maybe even better! And we got the most memorable shots with the sun setting as we drove back to hotel after our last day of the shoot. That’s a wrap!” 🌍

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

Behind-The-Scenes: Aerie Goes To Iceland

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STYLIST’S PICKS: LITTLE BLACK LEGGINGS

LBDs? Please. We’re all about the LBLs! Read on for our stylist’s favorite ways to wear them.

ALL THE INFO

It all started with the little black legging: our everyday cotton Chill style. And when you’re in the mood, every outfit can start with black leggings. The only thing that’s changed is that now we have a whole Chill. Play. Move.™ Collection for you to pick from! Our leggings come in 5 fabrics and 6 fits for any mood.

STYLIST’S PICKS: LITTLE BLACK LEGGINGS

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Our stylist loves to be comfortable, and leggings are the most comfortable thing on the planet. They’re always an easy decision!

HOW TO WEAR IT

There’s never a time when you can’t wear black leggings. Running around town, running for coffee, out on a date, off to work… they’re ready for anywhere and everything.

STYLIST’S PICKS: LITTLE BLACK LEGGINGS

STYLIST’S PICKS: LITTLE BLACK LEGGINGS

STYLIST’S PICKS: LITTLE BLACK LEGGINGS

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BACK TO SCHOOL JUST GOT WAY CUTER

School days = Aerie days. Need a little inspiration for your first week? Here’s 5 looks to start your year right!

BUT FIRST: YOUR FIRST-DAY LOOK.

On your first day, you want something comfy and casual, but still put together. New bodysuits, bralettes and booties do all that and more!

BACK TO SCHOOL JUST GOT WAY CUTER

 

WEAR OUT. STAY IN. LOOK CUTE. 

PJ pants that you can wear out… need we say more? If you’re running from class to work or an internship, this look is ready for anything.

BACK TO SCHOOL JUST GOT WAY CUTER

 

SUMMER TRANSITIONS

You may be wishing for fall, but summer style is still in. A lightweight dress with a cozy sweater makes the transition easy.

BACK TO SCHOOL JUST GOT WAY CUTER

 

LATE NIGHT RECOVERY 

For the mornings after the nights you stayed up too late studying, you need something extra comfy and casual. Throw on our fave new Street Sweatshirt and Chill. Play. Move.™ Leggings and go!

BACK TO SCHOOL JUST GOT WAY CUTER

 

OUR STYLIST’S FAVE

Our stylist is all about all the ways to wear the little black legging. Make them classy with a gold necklace and rose gold bag, and pull it all together with a new poncho.

BACK TO SCHOOL JUST GOT WAY CUTER

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Let’s Talk Leggings!

We talked to Aerie Buyer of Bottoms and Dresses, Natalive Bevec, to learn more about the newest Chill. Play. Move.™ leggings. Natalie gave us the sneak peek on a comfy, cozy and ready to WORK new upgrade – the collection is going from three fabrics to five! Starting this season, we’re speaking to our Chill. Play. Move. fabrics in “feels”: Let's Talk Leggings!

CHILL. Feel Comfy fabric: everyday stretch cotton for everyday wear.

PLAY. Feel Cozy fabric: super soft with light support and a brushed touch. Wear from coffee to class!

MOVE. In 2 fabrics! Feel Cool: medium support with a smooth touch for your next sweat sesh. Feel Empowered: medium support with a cozy touch when you’re ready to do werk!

Check out our latest collection with Iskra here!

What’s your fave new legging trend? Comment below & tell us!

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Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Our new collection is here, and it’s all about girl power! We headed to NYC for our Back To School ’17 photoshoot and brought some of our fave #AerieREAL girls with us. Check out behind-the-scenes photos below and get a sneak peek of more new arrivals to come!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

#AerieREAL views! Work started early for these #AerieREAL girls and Aerie Stylist, Erin.

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At ease! Military-inspired styles are your new off-duty uniform this season.

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Woan Ni shows her love for all things Aerie & NYC in the newest additions to our Chill. Play. Move.™ collection.

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

No retouching. Just touchups! Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!  Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

This season is all about the staycation, and Liz’s messy half-do is made for #JOMO (JOY of missing out!)

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S’cozy. S’happy. S’cute!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR! Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Baseball caps get a fun new update this season, taking inspiration from all things 90’s.

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Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

Iskra and photographer Janelle showing #AerieREAL in action.

Behind The Scenes: GRL PWR!

We ❤ NY!

Shop our latest collection and get in on all this girl power in stores & at Aerie.com now.

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Don’t let the last day of summer get you down, there’s back to school shopping to look forward to! Get back to the books and look GOOD while you’re at it with our stylist’s outfit of the week.

Erin's Outfit Of The Week: Back To The Books

Shop Erin’s Look: Oversized Lace-Up Sweater | Chambray Shirtdress | Geo Lace Hi-neck Bralette | Boybrief + Geo Lace Undie | Felt Hat | Fringe Scarf | AEO Aviator Sunglasses | AEO Convertible Bag + Backpack | ban.do Pencil Pouch | ban.do Agenda | Zoella Wonder Hand Creme

Not that you need an excuse, but the first day of school is the best reason to get a new bra and undie set like this Geo Lace Hi-Neck Bralette and Boybrief. Then take notes: our Chambray Shirtdress is made for late summer outside, then add our Oversized Lace-Up Sweater on top when you head into your air-conditioned classes inside. Grab a new ban.do agenda and take it one day at a time… it’s gonna be a good year!

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