Introducing… The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

We’re so excited to introduce our new collection designed in collaboration with Gold Medal Gymnast and #AerieREAL Role Model, Aly Raisman! Each piece in the collection of sports bras, tops & bottoms is inspired by strength, wellness and mindful living. We’re proud to donate 15% of all sales from the collection (up to $75K) to Darkness To Light, a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. We talked with Aly about the inspiration behind each item, her favorite pieces and more about her partnership with Darkness to Light. Read on to see more from Aly!

Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

What inspired you while helping to design these pieces?

I’m really inspired by nature. Last summer, I fell in love with gardening, which is the inspiration for the blue leggings and blue/green sports bra. The blue leggings say “In the Moment,” because I think it’s so important for us all to find things to help us stay present. For me, one of those things is gardening—it helps me feel really happy and relaxed.
Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

What’s your favorite item from the collection? Why?  

It is so hard to decide what my favorite piece of the collection is– every day I change my mind because of what each piece represents to me. So for today, my favorite piece is the “Unapologetically Me” red sports bra. I always loved competing in red, because it is such a fierce and strong color. Red is definitely a statement and I want every girl and woman to feel fierce and powerful when they wear my collection! I hope it’s a reminder to be yourself and that each and every single one of us is enough. There is nothing better than being unapologetically who you are. It is such a good feeling.

Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

Introducing... The Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection!

15% of all sales from the collection (up to $75K) will be donated to Darkness2Light. Can you tell us more about your partnership with the non-profit and why it’s important to you to give back?

I work with Darkness to Light, the leading non-profit in the prevention of child sexual abuse, to raise awareness for the education needed to help prevent this horrible problem. We created #FlipTheSwitch to provide the educational course for free, as I didn’t want the cost to deter anyone from taking the course– just type in the code #FlipTheSwitch. It means so much to me that Aerie is supportive of this important initiative and also willing to help financially because it will provide more free training for adults who want to become educated on prevention. I hope that every adult who is ever around children takes the course as it provides a better understanding of the warning signs of an abuser, how to handle certain situations, how to protect children around you, and so much more.

Check out the entire Aerie x Aly Raisman Collection here.

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Chill Leggings Are The. Best. Ever.

You spoke. We listened, updated & obsessed over our basic Chill leggings to make them the. best. ever. We talked with the brains behind all these improvements—designer Morgan C. Read on to see why these are basically the best!

Chill Leggings Are The. Best. Ever.

What updates have you made to our fave basic legging?

We know that Aerie girls love our basics, so instead of completely changing what she has been buying for years, we’ve just made it better…softer and more comfy! We made our waistbands wider and more comfortable in both the regular rise and high rise styles.  Before we had heavy elastic waistbands in both styles and we took on the challenge to make them more flattering and comfortable. Our high rise has a tall waistband creating a smooth long line, and our regular rise waistband has a soft skinny elastic at the top edge to ensure that it will stay up.

Chill Leggings Are The. Best. Ever.

You wear-tested the new fabric in house with Aerie girls. How did this impact your final design?

We make sure every team member has a part in our wear test process – including girls from our Buying team, Design team, Production teams…as well as a few yogis around the office.  We want to make sure we have a range of all sizes and body types to ensure we’re getting well-rounded feedback! We use our wear tests to check for a number of things – fabric performance, opacity, and fit. Each wear tester wears and washes the garment as many times as possible during our testing period to properly evaluate the legging.  We are fanatics and wear test EVERY new fabric, fit and detail!  We are wear testing ALL the time!! (You should see my legging drawer (s) !!)

Chill Leggings Are The. Best. Ever.

What’s special about the new Feel Comfy fabric?

We are all about SOFT at Aerie. So, our new Feel Comfy fabric is now softer than ever!  To do that, we’ve blended our cotton quality with polyester for an amazing handfeel.  The addition of the polyester helps with color fastness as well…your favorite black leggings will stay black longer than ever after being worn, washed, and loved!

Chill Leggings Are The. Best. Ever.What new update are you most excited for? Comment below & tell us!

 

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Stylist’s Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

3 favorite sweaters. 3 favorite leggings. 3 favorite outfits! Erin styled 3 looks with the holiday season of excess in mind. They’re made for the days when you’re filling up on food or running around!

 

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The holiday season can be crazy packed with plans, and you’ll be crazy grateful to do it all with something soft on top and stretchy on the bottom. Sweaters and leggings do it all!

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite OutfitsPrint Mix

Don’t be afraid to be BOLD. When your prints are in the same color story, feel free to mix it up and wear them all together.

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

 

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

Look 2: Holiday Party Shine

Want to dress up a legging look for a night out? Shine on! Wear this Shine Legging, that cozy Turtleneck and don’t forget to add a fun beanie. It’s all you need!

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

Look 3: Show Some Lace

If you need a new way to wear your high neck bralettes, this one’s for you! Highlight your Nordic Lace High Neck Bralette by pairing it with this lower cut Lace-Up Sweater. Add your favorite new Play Legwarmer Legging on the bottom and go from dancing around in your living room to dancing out with your girls!Stylist's Picks: 3 Favorite Outfits

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

We all want to be comfortable this holiday season while we’re treating ourselves with candy and treats. Stay comfy and cozy and give in to the power of stretchy pants while you’re eating everything!

 

HOW TO WEAR IT

The easiest way to style your two favorite winter pieces is to wear them together. Leggings are the BEST multi-use pieces for your wardrobe: wear them from working out to going out to filling up on food. They won’t miss a beat or a holiday treat!

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Iskra Presents… Our MOST Giftable!

Your one-stop shop for this season’s must-get, must-give gifts! Watch Iskra count down our top 10 cozy faves this holiday.

  1. The City Sweatshirt Collection is back and bigger than ever! These sweats are MADE for your leggings.
  2. NEW Sleep Leggings! In ribbed, waffle and plush styles, these are our softest, coziest, newest leggings. Sleep in them. Stay in them. Wear them out (we won’t tell).
  3. Flannel PJ Sets. A classic is always the right choice!
  4. Layer on the love with Cable Knit Sweaters.
  5. Bralettes and undie sets in our NEW Nordic Lace, inspired by our dreamy trip to Iceland.
  6. Cozy Undie Bundles – the best gifts undie the tree!
  7. Chill Leggings made for every day and everywhere.
  8. Get your Aerie on with our must-have logo undies.
  9. Super soft Play Leggings to take you straight from coffee to class.
  10. POMS! Add a mix & match pom to snap on Pom-Tastic Hats, Snoods and Slippers.

What Aerie faves are on the top of your gift list? Comment below & tell us!

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STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

Neutrals are trending from the inside out. Fill your closet with all shades of bare!STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

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Wear your favorite makeup hues on your sleeve… literally! Erin’s picks are all your favorite Aerie layers in the same shades as your go-to neutral makeup palette.  STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Our stylist is ALL about these colors. From soft to spicy, they remind you of all the best things about fall. Match your outfit to your pumpkin spice lattes!

STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

HOW TO WEAR IT

The easiest way to pair your neutrals is with a monochromatic look. Try pink on pink or rust on rust and layer on the softest side of fall.

STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

What is your fave bare layers product? Comment below & tell us!

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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.

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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

STYLIST’S PICKS: LITTLE BLACK LEGGINGSSTYLIST’S PICKS: LITTLE BLACK LEGGINGSWant more of our stylist’s picks? Read more now!

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