Love the Swim You’re In with Rae Everyday

#AerieREAL girl Raeann of Rae Everyday shares how she learned to love the swim she’s in!

“I was invited to a pool party in the third grade for a classmate’s birthday. From the moment I received the invitation, I could barely contain my excitement. Swimming was always one of my favorite activities. The day of the party arrived and I slipped into my blue one-piece swimsuit that I wore for swim practice and dashed to the pool to join the other girls playing mermaids, although the fun didn’t last long. My excitement was quickly shattered when one of the girls at the party said I looked like the Michelin Man. At first, I didn’t understand. Why would she tell me this? Surely, my nine-year-old body didn’t resemble the Michelin Man whose body was made of well, tires, that created large roles from head to toe.”

Love the Swim You're In with Rae Everyday

“From that day forward, I began to believe the hurtful words that were said to me. I would stare at my reflection and ask myself why I was so fat and why I didn’t look like the other girls in my class. Every single day I would wake up and say, I’m going to start losing weight today. This lasted throughout my teenage years. When I was in high school if I knew we would be around a pool or a hot tub I would purposely “forget” my swimsuit because I couldn’t bare the thought of someone seeing me in a swimsuit. Looking back now, it makes me sad that I let my insecurities about my body hold me back in life.”Love the Swim You're In with Rae Everyday

“At 5 foot 10 inches tall and a size 12/14, I am much larger than most women and I felt like a monster compared the women I grew up seeing in the glossy pages of magazines. My journey of accepting my body and loving myself has not been an easy one. For me, seeing women of all sizes in the media like Ashley Graham, Iskra Lawrence, and many others has been a huge factor in loving the parts of my body I once hated. I had to intentionally change my way of thinking about my body. I started by focusing on the things I loved about my body rather than the things I hated. Yes, my stomach rolls over my jeans when I sit down and my thighs are sprinkled with cellulite, but this body is what gives me life and it’s beautiful! My size does not define who I am as a person and that took me a long time to realize.”

Love the Swim You're In with Rae Everyday

“I’m excited to partner with Aerie as part of their #AerieReal campaign. Aerie was one of the first major brands to take a stance against retouched images and promoting an unrealistic body image for women. Aerie made a decision to showcase their models in their natural, unretouched state. They spread the conversation with the #AerieReal campaign, encouraging women to share images of their photoshop-free bodies.”

Love the Swim You're In with Rae Everyday

“I want to thank Aerie for allowing me to be a part of their #AerieReal campaign and for spreading body positivity and helping young girls and women find their confidence. I truly believe that Aerie has been a trailblazer in evoking conversations about unhealthy body standards in the fashion industry. It’s about time that we shatter the false and unrealistic beauty standards we have been surrounded by for far too long.”Love the Swim You're In with Rae Everyday

Post your unretouched swim photos with #AerieREAL & we’ll donate $1 (up to $10K) to the National Eating Disorder Association for every new share!

 

 

 

 

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: THE NEW SUMMER BODYSUIT

We know you’ve been wearing your Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit as a bodysuit for months already, so we decided to make it a whole lot softer… meet the Real Soft® Scoop Bodysuit! It’s just like your fave swim fit, now in your favorite, softest-of-all-time fabric.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: THE NEW SUMMER BODYSUIT

Shop Erin’s Look: Real Soft® Scoop Bodysuit | Plunge Racerback Bralette | Wide Leg Chambray Pant | Pouch |  Pom Floppy Hat | Suede Flatform Sandal | Julie Nolan Constellation Necklace | Quay Don’t Change Sunglasses

Pair your bodysuit with our easy Wide Leg Chambray Pant and a pretty lace bralette for your new summer repeat look. Accessorize with Julie Nolan’s Constellation Necklace and check out the rest of the collection of one-of-a-kind, 14k gold dipped pieces by a one-of-a-kind #AerieREAL girl at Aerie.com now!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: THE NEW SUMMER BODYSUIT

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Mother’s Day Series: #AerieREAL Girls & Mamas

We hosted an #AerieREAL Mother’s Day brunch for our team & their mamas and asked each “how does your mom inspire & empower you?” Watch their responses and share your own story by commenting below.

Mother's Day Series: #AerieREAL Girls & Mamas

#AerieREAL Role Model, Iskra Lawrence and our Vice President of Aerie Marketing, Stacey McCormick, spoke with the mother/ daughter duos about what it means to be #AerieREAL and what an important role women play in our lives every day.

Wilma, Iskra’s Mother, talks about Iskra’s inspiring message to #AerieREAL girls all over the world and how much it means to be able to share in that message with her while Iskra aspires to be the woman her mother is. Watch below!

Mother's Day Series: #AerieREAL Girls & Mamas

Jill Maurer, our Store Ops Communication Lead, shared the day with her mom Sue. Between their shared sense of humor and knack for storytelling – two of them discussed how proud they are of each other and their own personal accomplishments!

Mother's Day Series: #AerieREAL Girls & Mamas

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SUNNIE ESSENTIALS

Our stylist’s fave new wardrobe essential? Sunnie Bandeau! The Real Soft® fabric you love now comes in unlined, underwire amazingness. Meet the best new strapless bra EVER!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SUNNIE ESSENTIALS

Shop Erin’s Look: Vacay Crop Top | Track Short | Sunnie Unlined Bandeau Bra | Mesh Pineapple Trim Boybrief | Straw Tote | Quay Don’t Change Sunglasses 

You can wear Sunnie Bandeau under anything, but Erin loves it under our fave new off-the-shoulder Vacay Crop Top. Add something bright for your booty with our Track Short and your go-to sneaks on the bottom.

Hello, sunshine!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SUNNIE ESSENTIALS

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Class of 2017: Graduation Style

Graduation season is here! Whether you’re wrapping up high school, college or grad school, you are a ROCKSTAR — and your accomplishments should be celebrated in style. Graduation weekend is all about YOU and the amazing things ahead for your education and career. Dress the part with looks that will take you from the ceremony stage to all of the festivities that follow.

Show us YOUR graduation style with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured on social media or in our style gallery!

FOR HER: EFFORTLESS & BOLD
Go for an breezy, retro-inspired look with bright, tropical florals on white, like this eye-catching kimono-inspired maxi romper. With its romper-meets-maxi silhouette, it’s the perfect balance of classic and playful — and it will transition from day to night effortlessly. Make a statement in strappy block heels and finish the look with layered jewelry!

Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Kimono Maxi Romper | AEO Metal Round Sunglasses |
AEO Lace Up Block Heel | AEO Rose Quartz Flower Cuff

FOR HIM: COOL & LAID-BACK
Keep it classic in a striped button-down shirt (long sleeves for the ceremony!) and slim white jeans. A braided leather belt and matching boots add some dimension and pull everything together for a look that’ll make a good impression for (literally) any occasion.
Class of 2017 Graduation Style Graduation Outfits

SHOP THE LOOK: AEO Stripe Oxford Shirt | AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Jean | Bass Proctor Leather Buc
AEO Tortoise Retro Sunglasses | AEO Braided Leather Belt |

What are your post-graduation plans? Share your goals, dreams, aspirations and, most importantly, photos with #WeAllCan for a chance to be featured!

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: K, GRACIAS BYE.

Hola to our stylist’s outfit of the week!

Start May happy rockin’ around in easy flare pants and a tee that says it all. Stay soft with our Real Soft® Graphic Tee paired with a bold palm print on our Super Wide Leg Pant. Try our fave new Happy Rockin’ Unlined Bra underneath and match the blue with our soft cotton Thong.

K, gracias bye.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: K, GRACIAS BYE.

Shop Erin’s Look: Real Soft® Graphic Tee | Super Wide Leg Pant | Happy Rockin’ Unlined Bra | Thong | Pineapple Crossbody Bag | Quay Sorority Princess Sunglasses

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: K, GRACIAS BYE.

 

 

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