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: Borrowed From The Boys

Borrowed from the boys… and better for the girls! Erin’s favorite new Real Soft® Oversized Tees have the super-soft, worn feel of a boyfriend shirt, but this one is made just for you. If you like the oversized fleece from our City Sweatshirt collection, you’ll love these tees for summer. Oh boy this is true Aerie comfort!Stylist’s Picks: Borrowed From The Boys

Stylist’s Picks: Borrowed From The Boys

Switch out your coverup for a tee to cozy things up with our Smocked Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit and Easy Short.

Stylist’s Picks: Borrowed From The Boys

AE’s Ne(x)t Level Denim Shorties + Real Soft Oversized Tee = better together. Tie your tee for a twist and get castaway feels with its cool distressed details!

 

Stylist’s Picks: Borrowed From The Boys

Love worn embroidery makes these shirts feel lived in and personalized from day one. Pick from solids or graphic embroidery and wear them all summer long!

 

 

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Stylist’s Picks: Red, White & New

You have a lot on your plate this 4th of July. There’s beaching, there’s barbecuing, there’s fireworks. All that fun calls for some spectacular outfit changes. See our stylist’s faves below!

Stylist’s Picks: Red, White & New

Playful Pops

Start your day with stripes and playful color pops on our High Waisted Bikini Bottom and Binding Perky Triangle Bikini Top. After a quick dip in the pool, there’s nothing better than a cozy Fleece Tank to warm you up. Gola’s Specialist Sneakers will add the final pop of color you need to wake you up and start the day. Your combo may just be so bright you need some Purrrty Sunnies for shade!

 

Stylist’s Picks: Red, White & NewStarry Swim

For a packed day, you’ll want some sporty swim that moves at your speed. Pair our Binding Voop Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom with our Go Logo Baseball Hat for a quick beach volleyball match. When it’s time to head to the cookout, stick with your stars and our High Neck One Piece Swimsuit. It’s great to wear as a bodysuit with our Lace-up Fleece Shorts while you chill in the yard all afternoon!

 

Stylist’s Picks: Red, White & NewFun Under The Fireworks

Let’s not forget the best part of the 4th—the fireworks! Our Plush Fleece Short and Zip Hoodie will let you snuggle up on your blanket while you watch the show. Don’t forget to show off your Star Sunnies as the sun goes down. If you’re not ready to let the day slip away from you just yet, take off your sweats and you’ll be ready for a dip in our Binding Voop Bikini Top and High Waisted Bikini Bottom.

Want more of Erin’s stylist picks? Check them our here!

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You Got It From Your Mama!

Here’s to our role models! This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating MOM—your original role model. To get ready, we brought our #AerieREAL Role Models and their moms together for an extra-special shoot. Find out what Iskra, Yara and Aly got from their mamas and share your story! Tell us what you got from your mama or what you hope to pass on to your kids with us @Aerie #AerieREAL.

See behind-the-scenes fun from the shoot and read our #AerieREAL Role Models’ stories below!

Iskra Lawrence with her mom, Wilma

Iskra: “Her gift is that she’s grateful and excited for each and every single thing in life. That’s really really wonderful and so happy and positive to be around. You show me what unconditional love truly means.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Aerie Cross-Strap High Neck Bikini Top | Aerie Muscle Tank

Wilma: “I think for moms out there, it’s really important to always be positive, to bring a positive vibe each day, to tell your children how much you love them, how much you do appreciate them. Just be happy.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Aerie Cut Out One Piece

Yara Shahidi with her mom, Keri

Yara: My mom is one of the biggest influences in my life. Part of it is just watching her maneuver through the world. Being able to be in your presence, I’ve watched you maneuver through the world without compromising. You’ve always been very honest and open with me.Even being able to see the times in which you’ve struggled has made it so I embrace myself and I embrace the moments when I don’t feel my best. And rather than glossing over those, you’ve taught me to really live in those moments and figure out how to grow from those moments rather than feeling as though I have to attain some random idea of perfection.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Aerie Strapless Ruffle Jumpsuit

Keri: “I feel like one of my jobs before I had her, before my husband and I manifested this creature, was to know that we were depositing goodness. And for her to reflect back and say ‘geez thank you’ without me whispering in her ear “name me a role model” is honestly more than I could ever ask. So I’m honored.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Distressed Cable Sweater | Lace-Up Easy Short | Long Sleeve Striped Shirt | Cut Out One Piece | Denim Fringe Short

Aly Raisman with her mom, Lynn

Aly: “No matter what I do, no matter how crazy everything gets, I always look forward to coming home & just being grounded & having that balance. Family is the best place for me, so I feel very lucky.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Smocked One Piece Swimsuit | Long Sleeve Striped Shirt | Triangle Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom | Striped Kimono

Lynn: “Be confident, be supportive and kind, and just really love yourself.”

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SHOP THE LOOK: Triangle Bikini Top | Macrame Scoop One Piece Swimsuit | Macrame Top

Share your story! Tell us what you got from your mama or what you hope to pass on to your kids with us @Aerie #AerieREAL.

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How To: Customize Your City Sweatshirt

With warmer weather on its way, your City Sweatshirts will love this breezy new update to show off your newest bralettes. Read on to see Fo’s business in the front, party in the back style and how you can make your own!

 

How To: Customize Your City Sweatshirt

How To: Customize Your City Sweatshirt

WHAT YOU NEED:

How To: Customize Your City Sweatshirt

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Lay the shirt front-side down on a flat surface. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles.
  2. Using the measuring tape and chalk, mark the back middle of the shirt.
  3. Starting from the outer top edge of the collar, draw a line to the middle point.
  4. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Using the fabric scissors, cut along the bottom of the collar and along the chalk lines.
  6. Wear it with your fave bralette for an effortlessly cool look!

How To: Customize Your City Sweatshirt

How do you customize your Aerie? Comment below & tell us!

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Love The Swim You’re In Is BACK!

For the third year in a row, we want #AerieREAL girls everywhere to LOVE THE SWIM YOU’RE IN! Last year, you helped us raise more than $15K for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

Check out some inspo from the amazing photos YOU posted last year.

This year, our campaign is back and bigger than ever! This spring and summer, we’ll donate $1 (now up to $25,000!) to NEDA for every unretouched swim photo or video you share with #AerieREAL. Start sharing and YOU could be featured on social or in our store windows this spring and summer!

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and start sharing! Tell us why you love the swim you’re in, and encourage your friends to share, too. Because EVERY body is a perfect beach body..

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