Stylist’s Picks: Ready for the warm up

It may be getting chilly outside, but Erin’s latest look is ready for the warm up. Start with plush, add some shine & you’re ready to go!

Stylist’s Picks: Ready for the warm up

If you don’t have a Plush Hometown Sweatshirt by now, what are you even doing?! Plush is THE dreamiest, THE coziest & THE most buttery-soft fabric there is. Gotta feel it to believe it! This oversized Hometown Sweatshirt comes in a pretty purple heather, one of our fave shades of the season inspired by Scotland.H1_Insta_24.jpg

These Move Printed 7/8 Legging are made in our Feel Cool fabric, and have medium support and a smooth touch. We love them for working out… or not.

Stylist’s Picks: Ready for the warm up

Feel chill in your Move leggings & keep them casual by pairing them with a Chill Twist Back Bralette. Check out that sporty band detail!

Stylist’s Picks: Ready for the warm up

Say what you really feel on top… that you love all things corduroy this season!

What’s your go-to outfit for when the weather gets cold? Comment below & tell us!

Stylist’s Picks: Layer on the love!

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Real Talk with Kelsey from Thread International 

Love your world! We’re so excited to partner with Thread™, a company that takes plastic waste from Haiti, Honduras and Taiwan and transforms it into recycled polyester. So far, our Play leggings made with Thread recycled yarns have helped divert 403,960.22 pounds of plastic waste from landfills and oceans (that’s the weight of 6,463,363.5 plastic bottles!) and generated $85,688.55 in revenue ​in the First Mile in Taiwan. We talked with Kelsey, Director of Sales at Thread, and found out a little more about Thread and the impact that just one pair of leggings can have. Read on for more!

Real Talk with Kelsey from Thread International 

Kelsey, Director of Sales at Thread

The Thread yarns in our Play leggings start as plastic waste in Taiwan. How does a plastic bottle become one of the leggings we love?

Great question. In my opinion, recycling is about as close as we get to magic. Your plastic starts out as discarded bottles in Taiwan. There are several thousand individuals around the country who pick up and collect these bottles. They sell this material to entrepreneurs who run “collection centers.” These centers sort and prepare the bottles for recycling facilities where they are washed and ground up into flake. That flake gets melted down into pellet and extruded into filament, which is then finished into yarn. That yarn gets knitted into fabric, and finally cut and sewn into your Play leggings.

The best part about this process, is that in addition to diverting plastic waste from landfill and oceans, our supply chains also support income opportunities and small businesses that support their communities. You can look great, and know that you’re having positive impact in the world when you wear these leggings.

Real Talk with Kelsey from Thread International 

Aerie Play Pocket & Cuff Legging, Made with Thread recycled polyester yarns

You focus on the importance of the “First Mile” of the supply chain. Can you tell us more about this? 

Absolutely. Recycling is still often an unregulated industry in many parts of the world. Especially in countries where there may not be a lot of waste management infrastructure, or municipal recycling. The First Mile refers to the individual people that pick up the plastic bottles that become Thread fabric. Our impact team works with these collectors to ensure that their work is dignified and safe and that they have the opportunity to grow sustainable collection businesses to support them and their families.

First Mile also refers to the traceability of our material. Recycled polyester is not a new material, but Thread is the only material that can tell you what country our recycled plastic was sourced from as well as the network of people picking it up. Knowing where your stuff comes from is important, because without this knowledge, you can’t be sure that your entire supply chain is responsible.

 

What advice do you have for someone trying to be more sustainable with their fashion choices? 

Start paying attention to the brands and material choices you are purchasing. If a brand is transparent and forthcoming with information about their supply chains, that is a good sign. If they make products using recycled polyester, organic cotton, hemp, or other sustainable materials that’s a great place to start. If they don’t use these materials, or you can’t find information about their supply chains, don’t be afraid to reach out to the brand and ask. If brands know sustainability is important to their customers, they will be more likely to make sustainable choices.

Learning how to repair your clothes, thrifting, second hand shopping, and clothing swaps with your friends are also great ways to keep your clothing circulating and useful and out of landfill. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good – there is not such thing as a “perfect” material or fiber. Making more informed choices is a great start.DSC01279

 

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Stylist’s Picks: This is big time!

It’s oversized, it’s buttery-soft chenille, and it looks amazing with everything. This t-neck is a really big deal. If you want to make a statement (Erin thinks you do!), the exploded space dye print in these Play Real Me High Waisted 7/8 Legging REALLY sets the tone for standing out.

Stylist’s Picks: This is big time!

Stylist’s Picks: This is big time!

Turtlenecks in all shapes and styles are a huge trend this season. And this t-neck is the biggest love of all! You have to feel this chenille fabric to believe it, and you’ll be extra happy to cozy all the way up with a t-neck style.

Stylist’s Picks: This is big time!

We made fuzzy slides so you can wear sandals long into fall. You’re welcome.Stylist’s Picks: This is big time!

Stylist’s Picks: This is big time!

Matrix-style sunnies have been everywhere lately, but these cat-eye-inspired glasses are the purrrfect blend of feminine and techy. Check two must-have fall trends off your list when you tie up your hair with a scrunchie that’s made of ah-mazing velvet!

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Stylist’s Picks: Softest leggings ever

Sometimes (aka always), you just need to be cozy. Erin’s latest look has all the prettiest details in the softest fabrics!

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This Play Real Me High Waisted Legging has cute asymmetrical color-blocking details and stitching, and happens to be the softest leggings you will ever touch. You MIGHT forget you’re wearing pants… except for all of the compliments you’ll be getting!

Stylist’s Picks: Softest leggings ever

The only thing as comfy as a Real Me Legging is a Real Sunnie Wireless Bra. It has the coverage and support of a bra, but the easy feel of your favorite bralette. It’s an essential for your bra drawer and these colors this season are amazing. Stock up!

Stylist’s Picks: Softest leggings ever

The best layer under your Real Me Legging is the Real Me Thong. On top, go for this Lace Inset Fleece. It has all the coziness with all the feminine details, and this lilac is one of the prettiest shades of the season. You will be seeing more of this color, we promise!

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Summer Getaway Packing List

Take advantage of the long weekend and plan one final summer getaway! We’ve put together a list of all our pre-fall faves for your last big trip of the season. Keep reading to see our must-haves.Summer Getaway Packing ListWhether you’re hitting the gym for some morning cardio or heading out for some mid-day brunch, we’ve got you covered. Have a ball with a cute baseball cap and Gola Specialist sneakers. A few easy accessories make an anything-but-basic sports bra with leggings seem put together!

Summer Getaway Packing ListWe’re falling for florals this season! These Harem pants are a must-have for kicking it cozy or shopping your heart out.Some things are even better together. Match these pretty & cool, not-to-mention super soft, pants back with cute crop top in the same print.

Summer Getaway Packing ListPack your must-haves first and accessorize later! Once you have your outfits planned out, it will be much easier to make them pop.  A bright pair of slides and color-matching scrunchies are a must this season. Heading to the beach? Don’t forget your sunnies!

Summer Getaway Packing ListYour fave basics got new deets! This Lace Bottom Sweatshirt adds a pretty touch to an already cozy top. Tie it around your waist during cardio or layer on the love around a bonfire.

Summer Getaway Packing ListPair your pretty patterns with your fave textures. This season, we’re introducing easy details like stripes, florals, velvet & lace—plus textures like soft and ribbed. Stripes and florals meet ribbed fabric, lace, and velvet! We’re all about mix and match. Start with a basic like our striped long sleeve tee paired with a floral accessory. Feeling adventurous? Try our new camo Play Real Me High Waisted 7/8 Leggings with our ribbed Chill Seamless Sports Bra!

Summer Getaway Packing ListDouble the fun! Take your look from day to play by throwing a dress over your fave bikini. Pair them with some fun velvet slides for an effortless look ready for whatever your night has in store!

 

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Stylist’s Picks: Hello, moto

Sporty style is everything right now, just ask Erin! She’s pairing her Move Moto Legging with our softest-ever plush Hometown Sweatshirt. Add these Velvet Slides for a touch of a fall trend while it’s still hot outside, and wear what’s on your mind with a cute b-ball hat! Do you want to wash the dishes? Clean your room? Take out the trash? Maybe later…Hello, moto

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The only thing that can make our Hometown Sweatshirt better is this plush fabric. You’ll be feeling all the feels in this supersoft take on our easiest oversized style!

 

Hello, moto

Erin loves adding feminine details to the sportiest looks. Add some pretty to your day in our Wildflower Lace Racerback Bralette. It’s smooth, comfy and cute to wear all day long!

 

Hello, moto

Stitching and mesh details kick your Move Moto Legging up a notch. In your favorite Feel Cool fabric, these leggings have medium support with a smooth touch for your next workout (or not!).

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