How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

Our Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie in Light Destroy hit just in time for summer. Like the rest of our Denim X collection, these shorties are designed in revolutionary high performance stretch that won’t bag out and hugs your curves in all the right ways.

Blogger Jacy from Love, Lenore goes for a classic look by pairing hers with a striped tee and straw hat.

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

Meet Jacy:
“Hi guys! I’m Jacy Overstreet, blogger behind Love, Lenore (my middle name, passed down through my family). I live in Missouri with my hubby and two rescue dogs, and my blog is all about everyday chic style that’s attainable for real life and real budgets. During the week I work in education PR where I have to dress up, so outside of work I love casual, laid-back pieces that allow me to show off my style in comfort!”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

What Inspired Jacy’s Look:
“I don’t know if there’s a more iconic summer clothing item than high-rise denim shorts! They’re the epitome of classic summer cool, and can take you from the beach to a family BBQ and anywhere in between. The Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie is made with soft denim with lots of stretch for a really comfortable and flattering fit that I was so impressed with. For this look I went back to some tried and true classics to create an easy go-to summer outfit. Stripes are always a summer favorite of mine because you can mix and match them with so much, so I went with a comfortable striped tee that feels both effortless and timeless when paired with denim shorts. To top off my look I added one of my very favorite accessories – a classic straw hat – and then tied everything together with strappy sandals and a cross-body bag.”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

Get Jacy’s Look: Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | Soft & Sexy Striped T-Shirt (Similar) Double T-Strap Sandal (Similar) | Straw Fedora (Similar)How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore How to Wear the Hi-Rise Shortie with Love, Lenore

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How to Style: a Beach Kimono

A bold beach coverup is always a good idea and the Aerie Beach Kimono is nothing short of genius. Not to mention, its fun floral print and fringe trim will compliment your solid Aerie Swim perfectly.

Katie from Little Black Blog hits the beach in her favorite Perky Triangle Wrap Bikini and Beach Kimono during her stay-cation in the Windy City.

How to Style: a Beach Kimono

Meet Katie:
“I’m Katie, the twenty-something behind the Chicago based personal style and beauty blog, Little Black Blog. I started my blog over four years ago as a creative outlet to express my love for fashion and graphic design. Since then, it’s evolved to become so much more and led me to meet other creative and inspiring women.”

How to Style: a Beach Kimono

How to Style: a Beach Kimono

What Inspired Katie’s Look:
“Sometimes a stay cation is the perfect little get away while living in the Windy City. I took a weekend stay downtown and escaped away to the North Avenue beach around the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. There is nothing more relaxing then sitting by a calm Lake Michigan, grabbing a cute pair of sunnies, packing my straw beach bag with a good book, and of course, mixing up my beach style with an amazing Aerie bikini.”

How to Style: a Beach Kimono

“I loved the fun zig-zag wrap top and the cute bottoms with cut outs. The best part about a solid color swim suit is I can go back to Aerie and purchase more bright tops or bottoms to mix and match my style. Sometimes too many options to pick from is a good thing!”

How to Style: a Beach Kimono “This bold beach kimono is the perfect coverup for a day at the beach or for a music filled weekend paired with the festival shortie. In Chicago, we love our music festivals in the park. A cute pair of high-waisted shorts that can double as a beach and festival essential are in a win in my book – but then again anything from Aerie is always a win. :)”
How to Style: a Beach Kimono

Get Katie’s Look: Perky Triangle Wrap Bikini Top | Beach Kimono | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie Striped Tote |  Floppy Hat (Similar)

How to Style: a Beach Kimono How to Style: a Beach Kimono

How to Style: a Beach Kimono

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Memorial Day Style with the Aerie Romper

We have no doubt that the Aerie Romper will be your go-to beach cover up this summer! With Memorial Day, just around the corner, this crisp white one-piece will pair perfectly with your favorite Aerie Swim.

Luisa from Peaches to Pearls styles the romper with her Brooke Bikini and Embroidered Tote for the perfect beach-ready #OOTD!

How To Style A Romper Meet Luisa:
Originally from the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida, Luisa from Peaches to Pearls is a beach girl at heart. Currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, she is finishing up her Master’s in Clinical Nutrition. Luisa incorporates her passion for food and fashion by sharing affordable places to dine and shop in Atlanta. Luisa describes her style as “simply chic” and says she loves finding a good deal on designer clothing.

How To Style A Romper

What Inspired Luisa’s Look:
“Inspired by the kick-off to summer, Memorial Day, I absolutely love this chic, dainty romper for the beach. Paired with some cute AE sunnies, beach hat and beach bag – this look is perfect for summer 2015. And no outfit is complete with some delicious ice cream on the beach!”

How To Style A Romper How To Style A Romper

Get Luisa’s Look:  Aerie Romper | Brooke Bikini Top |Crocheted Hipster Bikini Bottom | Embroidered Tote | Floppy Hat (Similar) | AEO Half Frame Icon Sunglasses

How To Style A Romper Show us how you style the Aerie Romper with #AerieREAL or #AerieSWIM on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

Photos by Piper Williams

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Mix & Match Swim with The Blondielocks

If you’re looking to mix things this up this summer, Aerie Swim has you covered! With bold mixes and bright matches, you’re sure to find the winning combination.

Kaylee from The Blondielocks shows us that bolder is always better with her favorite Holly Bikini Top and Wide Band Bikini BottomMix & Match Swim with The BlondielocksMeet Kaylee: 
Kaylee Giffin is the editor behind the lifestyle blog The Blondielocks. Since 2013 The Blondielocks has been a destination for all things fashion, food, home, beauty & DIY. The main goal of her blog is to inspire readers to “curate a life that is juuust right.”

Mix & Match Swim with The Blondielocks

What Inspired Kaylee’s Look:
“Growing up on the East Coast of Canada my summers are spent very close to the ocean. There is nothing I love more than laying out on the sand in a cute bikini with salt swept hair watching the waves crash at the shore. Aerie makes heading to the beach in style this summer so easy for me. Mixing and matching my bikini is a must as not only do I have a unique look when I’m at the beach but I also get so many more bikini options!

I love the neon green color of these bottoms and especially love the thicker band on the sides that allows my bottom half to feel secure, while the scalloped detailing on that back makes me feel super feminine. The bright blue bustier style top is the perfect compliment to the neon hue, and I love the texture that the crochet detailing lends to the whole suit.”

Mix & Match Swim with The Blondielocks

Get Kaylee’s Look: Holly Bikini Top | Wide Band Bikini | Printed Beach Maxi | Floppy Hat
Mix & Match Swim with The Blondielocks

“Using this chevron print maxi dress and sun hat as a cover-up is also a no-brainer for me when I want to hide from the suns rays. I also love that I can throw on this maxi dress and hat over my bikini and head anywhere I want in style when I am finished at the beach. Roof top BBQ anyone?” Mix & Match Swim with The Blondielocks Show us your favorite Aerie Swim with #AerieREAL or #AerieSWIM on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Every girl needs a statement dress for the summer and the Crochet Tier Maxi Dress is without a doubt that piece. With its soft cotton gauze fabric and crocheted details, it strikes the perfect balance of classic and bohemian.

Cathy from Poor Little It Girl puts her spin on one of our favorite Maxi Dresses by adding a pop of color.

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Meet Cathy:
Poor Little It Girl is a shopping and personal style blog by me, Cathy Anderson, with a focus on keeping things under $100. My mission is to show that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to find fashionable and quality items to stay stylish! Poor Little It Girl began in the summer of 2010 while living in NYC and has since become a perfect representation of who I am: a twenty-eight year old former fashion magazine editor turned Washingtonian that wants great clothing that all us “poor” girls can actually afford.
How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

What Inspired Cathy’s Look:
“​I wanted my look to be casual, easy, but still put together. So whether it was adding on a head wrap, a bold red lip or a structured bag – I loved the mix up of put together and bohemian vibes in one!​”

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Get Cathy’s Look: Crochet Tier Maxi Dress | Double Banded Sandal | BAGGU Leather Basic Tote (Similar) |Paisley Bandana (Similar)

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

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Photos by Kimberly Graydon Photography

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Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Good beauty products not only make you look beautiful, but make you feel beautiful. Our new Beauty For Real For Aerie collection does just that. We had an opportunity to sit down with Leslie, the founder of Beauty for Real, to find out more about this collaboration and inspiration behind the amazing product line.

Aerie: Can you tell us about Beauty for Real and how it got started?

Leslie: As a make up artist with the perspective of working with thousands of women over the years, I recognized a need to address beauty from a more realistic point of view.  Both in terms of the way products are developed and produced and also the way they are presented to the consumer.  Great, natural ingredients, simple straight forward and functional packaging along with a more “real” approach to photography and models is our highest goal.

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: Beauty for Real for Aerie is all about enhancing your natural beauty. Can you tell us what inspired the collection?

Leslie: Gorgeous skin is always the canvas for looking beautiful and because this is a summer collection where more skin is exposed, we focused on enhancing and highlighting the skin.

Aerie: We love that these products contain natural ingredients. Can you explain this process?

Leslie: There are many old natural remedies that are tried and true, but there are also new natural ingredients that are being discovered everyday.  We work with our research and development chemists to utilize the most natural ingredients in the most beneficial way.

Aerie: The Sugar Rush Scrub smells delicious! When is the best time to apply?

Leslie: Of course, it can be used morning or night in the shower, but I love to wake up with it in the morning as a reinforcement to my morning coffee.  The brown sugar and coffee extract are like a sweet, yummy latte without the calories!

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: The Beauty For Real for Aerie Sun Kissed Lip Gloss offers the perfect combination of moisture and shine. Can you tell us about the two different shades?

Leslie: They do have lots of great hydrating ingredients; Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil along with super anti oxidants; Green Tea Extract and Grape Seed Oil.  Not only are they terrific summer colors, but the benefits are substantial.  Pink Sands is really like an enhanced natural lip color and Sun-shine gives a bit of nude gold.

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: The Aerie Beauty For Real Glow Stick comes in three different shades – High Tide, Cocoa Cabana and South Peach. What is the best way to apply this pretty bronzing illuminator?

Leslie: They can be used individually, but I like to use all three!  Use High Tide as a highlighter anywhere you want to create a luminescent glow- on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, on the cupids bow.  South Peach is an amazingly fresh blush color- use it on the apples of your cheeks for a subtle pop of color.  Coco Cabana is a bronzer that gives you the sun kissed summer glow you want without the sun exposure- blend it along your hairline, below your cheekbones and a touch on your nose and chin.  Apply them from the stick and blend with your fingers, the creamy texture melts right into the skin for a most natural finish.  They are also great to use on you collar bones and shoulders!

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: The Sea & Surf Spray is a summer must-have! Do you have any tips for how to achieve perfect beach waves?

Leslie: I live in Miami where beach hair is the only way to go in the summer when it’s hot and humid.  After showering, you can spray a bit in your hair, then let it air dry. When it’s nearly completely dry, spray a large section and then scrunch it up for a few seconds to set. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil conditions your hair and keeps it from drying out when you’re in the sun and wind. It makes your hair smell like heaven!

Real Talk with Beauty for Real

Aerie: What’s your favorite Beauty for Real for Aerie product?

Leslie: I really love them all, but I have to say, I’ve already used up 2 jars of Sugar Rush!  It’s the way it smells and my skin feels so soft and hydrated after using it. I’ve become obsessed and have to use it everyday.

Aerie: What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

Leslie: I love the idea that Aerie is more honest with its idea of what’s beautiful.  Everyone has imperfections and it’s great when we can easily accept them, enhance our best features, feel great and get on with living a beautiful life.

Show us your favorite Beauty for Real for Aerie products with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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