Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

Crochet all day every day! Whether its crochet Tops, Bottoms or Swim, we’ve got you covered. 

Beach babe Elana Loo talks about one of her favorite trends and what makes her #AerieREAL below! Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

“Since being a young girl, I don’t really remember being obsessed with new trends or the latest fads – but instead, I always wanted to acquire a sense of style that was timeless, classic + effortless (if that’s attainable & you’ve figured it out – be sure to let me in on your secret). Despite this, each year we’re told what the latest, greatest styles are – sure, I love the new cuts, fabrics, etc. but I don’t completely change my style to fit what’s trending, instead I find myself turning back to what makes me feel confident and something that flatters my figure.”

Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

This Aerie Suit does just that! (Practically every single one of their suits does *major heart eyes*) The crochet detailing is a nod to the 70’s which is prevalent this year, but the color palette is something that’s very true to my aesthetic and pairing the bikini with a classic white button down and a relaxed, floppy hat makes this look lean more towards classic. I tend to fill my suitcase with easy, go-to outfits like this! Perfect for beach lounging if you ask me. Of course, to and from the beach, I love to rock a pair of jean shorts like these over the suit!”
Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

Shop Elana’s Look: Hand Crochet Triangle Bikini Top | Hand Crochet Teeny Bikini Bottom | Oversized Button Down Shirt | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Crochet Floppy Hat | Crochet Stripe Tote

Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

“Now, why I am overjoyed to be putting pen to paper (or in this case, fingers to keyboard) in collaboration with Aerie + American Eagle is that they are the brands that have carried me along my style journey since adolescence. I always have found pieces that express my style and now, I am 100% behind them because of the values that come along with #AerieREAL. Embracing yourself as a natural woman, no matter what size, is vital to our happiness, success and confidence as women.”

Trend Alert! Crochet Swim

“See, the thing is, just as you probably have – I’ve struggled with whole-heartedly accepting my body and my flaws. I’m not a glamorous gal; I proudly work from home (mostly in my bikini), don’t wash or style my hair on the daily and yes, I have cellulite. Everyday, I see perfectly made up beauties with perfect curls, lipstick on and impeccable outfits – and I can easily sink into the feeling that my reality is lack-luster, that I’m not as beautiful. But here’s the real reality, it is my life and it is beautiful. It’s worth living, exploring and enjoying. This is true for all of our lives. My every day doesn’t look perfect, but I work hard to chase my goals and live an intentional life. I am proud of my curvy, bold self – flaws, scars, outspoken personality and all. These things don’t define who I am, but instead what I am putting out into the world does. So today, I proudly partner with Aerie to share my un-retouched photos – my unedited, real self; the same person you’ll see working from a coffee shop, grabbing groceries or hangin’ at the beach any given Sunday. My soul is beautiful, my body is beautiful – I am beautiful. And so are you. So rock that bikini, be proud of your scars, your curves + your uniqueness! Be you – authentically and unapologetically.”

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Photos by: Aaron Haynes

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: NO SHORTS NECESSARY!

No shorts? No problem! Our stylist’s outfit of the week is all new arrivals and all sunshine.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: NO SHORTS NECESSARY!

Shop Erin’s Look: Scoop Bikini Top | Teeny Bikini Bottom | Rope Trim Tank | Ankle Charm Sandal | Raw Edge Floppy Hat | Cat Eye Sunglasses

Head to the beach in our Scoop Bikini Top in a pretty leafy print paired with our Teeny Bikini Bottom in shiny and bold gold. Then keep showing off your gold booty and only add a layer on top with this Rope Trim Tank.

Accessorize with our Textured Stripe Tote and AEO’s Ankle Charm Sandal, and you’ll be golden!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: NO SHORTS NECESSARY!

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What to Wear to a Festival

Crochet all day every day! Our fave detail of the season adds the right amount of boho vibes.

Shannon from Upbeat Soles layers our Tiered Tie Dress over the Romantic Lace Longline Bralette and adds some fun, boho-inspired accessories just in time for festival season. What to Wear to a Festival

“With festival season in full swing, I cannot get enough of anything bohemian inspired! This simple black Aerie dress was the perfect base to start off a fun look full of festival vibes! When going with a festival look you can never have too many accessories so I paired it with this gorgeous stone layered necklace and super cute coin chain belt. As for the shoes, I went with a strappy lace up gladiator sandal. No festival look is complete without the perfect hat!”
What to Wear to a Festival

Get Shannon’s Look: Tiered Tie Dress | Romantic Lace Longline Bralette | Gladiator Lace-Up Sandal | Panama Hat | Crystal Triangle Layer Necklace | Coin & Charm BeltWhat to Wear to a Festival What to Wear to a Festival What to Wear to a Festival What to Wear to a Festival

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Summer Fitness Essentials

Aerie’s soft, sporty and functional bralettes and undies are the most fun to mix and match colors, textures and styles. With the right sporty bralette and undies, you’ll feel like a whole new girl! Read below for some of our favorites.

MESH BRALETTE
The Mesh Bralette has really fun angles, layers and added textures to amp up your typical bralette. The v-front, strappy elastic band and mesh layers give it the ultimate sporty look. Pair it with an open back workout tank or v-neck tee to emphasize its bold color and sporty look.

MESH TWIST LONGLINE BRALETTE
The Mesh Twist Longline Bralette is your classic bralette with a fun, sporty spin. It offers adjustable straps in a soft, stretchy mesh material with a cute twisted opening in the front for added detail. Pair it with a sheer workout tank to show the focal front opening.

HI NECK SEAMLESS BRALETTE
The Hi Neck Seamless Bralette is the trendsetter of the Aerie collection. No seams mean maximum comfort, and its open mesh back keeps you cool. Try it at your next hot yoga sweat sesh!

Summer Fitness Essentials

Shop the look: Mesh Twist Longline Bralatte | Seamless Boybrief & Shine | Boyfriend Tank | 

Mesh Bralette | Sport-ish 3/4 Crop | Ban.do Exercise Mat

OUTTA-SIGHT THONG
These soft, completely seamless and tagless undies make undie lines totally disappear. The Outta-Sight Thong is your go-to when you’re in need of a work-to-workout undie: wear them under a dress at work and stay comfortable when you head to the gym after.

OUTTA-SIGHT MINI BOYBRIEF
With the Outta-Sight Mini Boybrief, you have the same seamless, tagless undie as the Outta-Sight Thong, but with a little more coverage. Like the thong version of these undies, you can wear the Mini Boybrief under any outfit that says *no bueno* to undie lines. 

SEAMLESS BOYFRIEF + SHINE
For no cheek peek but all comfort, the Seamless Boybrief + Shine undies are a favorite. Wear them for R+R or when you want an extra pretty pair to boost your mood, this undie does it all.

Summer Fitness Essentials

Shop the look: Hi Neck Seamless Bralette | Outta-Sight Thong

ABOUT CHAARG

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 5,000+ girls at more than 37 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weightlifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT DELANEY

Delaney Spetnagel is a CHAARG blogger from the University of Cincinnati. Delaney is a lover of new experiences: traveling, tasting new cuisine, discovering fitness studios and anything that puts her out of her comfort zone. When Delaney isn’t trying to perfectly curate Instagram posts, she can be found exploring Cincinnati in pursuit of the best brunch hot spots in the city.

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#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

You may have seen Vanilla Extract‘s Nichole Ciotti on our blog and Instagram feed and there’s a reason why! From Jegging Ankle jeans to Tomgirl shorts and flowy dresses, it’s safe to say we love the way Nichole puts together her #AEOSTYLE. Take a look at how she styled some of our favorite April pieces below!

Our First Essentials Mock Neck Bodysuit paired with cutoff denim is the perfect outfit for summer.

#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

Wanderlust in our AEO Tassel Shift Dress. Lend to your romantic side with flowy and eyelet details.
#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract Our Textured Kimono Cardigan and distressed jeans are perfect for grabbing coffee with your gal pal. #AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

Picnic in the park? Do it in #AEOSTYLE. This season, we’re loving lace, intricate embroidery and feminine details that make up our Lace-Up Bell Sleeve dress#AEOSTYLE As Seen On Vanilla Extract

How do you wear your #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

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Trend Alert! Ruffle Swim

Get the scoop on our new fave bikini! It’s scoop front, ruffle overlay and polka dot print are must-haves this Summer.  

Alena from Moda Prints grabs her fave Swim Accessories and hits the pool in Aerie Swim!Trend Alert! Ruffle Swim

Trend Alert! Ruffle Swim

“Summer is around the corner and bathing suits are a must! I recently fell in love with high waisted bikinis because they look flattering. This one in particular caught my attention. I absolutely love polka dots and anything that screams color and print.”

Trend Alert! Ruffle Swim

Get Alena’s Look: Scoop Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Bikini Bottom | Round Sunglasses | Gigantic Donut Pool Floaty | Pineapple Sippers

Trend Alert! Ruffle Swim

“The detailing on this top is perfect as well as how it fits. This top was inspired by a pineapple.Yes a pineapple! I am obsessed with yellow and decided to add to the look by bringing in my favorite foods; pineapple props and donut floaty.”Trend Alert! Ruffle Swim Trend Alert! Ruffle Swim

Photos by: Galerisa Photography

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