#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Beach Bag Essentials

Hey Aerie girls,

It’s finally feeling like summer is here, so I wanted to share my Beach Bag Essentials with you 🙂

In June I’ll be taking my yearly trip and this time I plan on heading somewhere in Europe – maybe Santorini then onto a beach vacay hopefully in the Caribbean like Turks and Caicos. Eeekk so excited!

So I’m going to make sure I pack very carefully as I tend to overdo everything and end up not wearing half of my clothes. This year I’m thinking of planning day by day, so literally writing out each day I’m away in numbers then deciding the type of outfit I need for the different days. So for days I’m flying I’m going to need my sweatpants!

#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Beach Bag Essentials

Here’s my overview of what I’m taking away with me this summer:

  • Sunnies!!! OK so I don’t know why but I’m pretty forgetful especially with sunglasses yet they are so important so they will literally be the first I pack and the Aerie flower shades are super fun and I will also want to take a mirror pair as I love that look.
  • Bright happy bikini so I feel happy and confident on the beach! I try on a ton of swim to make sure I get a two piece I feel secure and sexy in so I just enjoy being on the beach.
  • A cute coverup that I can throw on over my swim at the beach, or a scarf when it cools down in the evenings.#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Beach Bag Essentials
  • I love having a hat on holiday that can finish off an outfit and doubles up to protect my face, hair and neck!
  • A good pair of shorts that can be worn casually, over swim or even dressed up for a cool outfit. I personally love these stretchy grey pair as they are super comfy and easy to wear as well as the on trend lace up detail.
  • I take a ton of easy tees on trips. I’m all about comfort and I usually need to cover up my shoulders because i burn so easily :O
  • Usually I use perfume daily but when I’m on vacay I want something lighter and fresher so I tend to use a body spray which I will spritz throughout the day to keep smelling yummy lol.
  • Finally a new addition to my beach bag is going to be a cute purse / wallet but one that’s big enough to keep my money safe and my bits and bobs like keys / lip balm / sunnies and that way I’m going to be able to find those essentials more easily in my bag and it can double up as a cute clutch bag at night too 🙂

#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Beach Bag Essentials

I hope you enjoyed finding out what’s going in my beach bag! I hope you all have a wonderful summer and make sure you tag your unretouched swim pics with #AerieReal. I want to see them!

Lots of love,

Iskra xxx

 

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Getaway Packing With Iskra

Get ready for weekend getaways with a little help from #AerieREAL role model Iskra Lawrence! Watch the video below to see which new faves she can’t leave behind.

From brunch to beach, coverups are a must!

Getaway Packing With IskraShop the look: Reebok Classic Leather Sneaker | Passport Holder | Baseball Cap | Saturday Skin Face Mask | Saturday Skin Essence MistSaturday Skin Eye Cream | Soul Sunday Shimmer Stick | Tie Shoulder Dress | Quay Lexi Sunglasses

Switch up your swim look every day of your getaway by packing a simple statement suit and a bold and bright one. Two suits, four options!

Getaway Packing With IskraShop the look: Chambray Peasant Dress | Scoop Piping Bikini Top | Piping Bikini Bottom | Hi-Rise Piping Cheeky

Wear leggings when you travel to stay comfy at the airport and for extra options on your trip if you want to squeeze in a workout. Pair them with a sports bra for more comfy support, and let the back details show through your tank!

Getaway Packing With IskraShop the look: Panama Hat | Sunflower Lace Tank | AEO Flip Flop | Chill Hi-Neck Sports Bra | Move Hi-Rise 7/8 Legging

Keep it simple and pack only the essentials, leaving room to mix and match your heart out!

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What are your getaway must-haves? Comment below & tell us!

 

 

 

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Home For The Holidays Packing Guide

Whether you’re going home for winter break or visiting family for the holiday season, our packing guide will have you prepared!

LAY EVERYTHING OUT

Before you start packing things into your suitcase, lay them on your bed so you can see what you have set out. This will help you remember things you may be forgetting and can help with chronic over-packing.

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Here’s what we’ve packed: Slipper | Lace Keyhole Triangle Bralette | Real Soft® Flannel Sleep Pant | Cable Sweater Jogger | Boucle Turtleneck Sweater | AEO Sateen X Hi-Rise Jegging | AEO Sweater All Weather Boot | Hand Knit Beanie | Hi-Rise Play Legging | Cable Pullover Sweater | Fuzzy Scarf | Aerie Sparkle Crew Socks | Swedish Hasbeens Husband Clog | Lace Longline Bralette | Shine Cheeky + Lace | Boyshort | Cheeky + Shine Waistband

BEGIN WITH THE BASICS

Don’t spend so much time planning your outfits that you forget the basics. Start with your some cute undies, a versatile bralette, warm socks, and your PJs. These are the things you’ll most likely spend the most time in.

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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

It’s always helpful to check the weather for  your destination. Remember to bring warm clothes and cold weather accessories when needed. Packing the proper shoes is important. Always have an extra pair of weather-friendly shoes.

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CHECK IT TWICE

Once you have everything laid out, check your haul twice. After you have everything set to go, pack it up in your suitcase. Keep a carry-on or backpack out for last minute additions.

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RELAX!

All the work is done, now snuggle up for some snowflakes and chill. Bring your backpack with you for long trips, making laptops, books, magazines, and snacks easily accessible on the plane or in the car.

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How do you pack to go home for the holidays? Comment below and let us know!

 

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What’s inside Lauren’s Beach Tote?

What’s inside Lauren’s Beach Tote?

Any chance we get to look inside our stylists carryalls — we take it! Our Manager of Styling, Lauren, emptied out her beach tote for us and we are sharing her must-haves with you — spring break style.

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  Lauren’s Beach Tote must-haves.

She also never forgets to pack: lip tint, sunscreen, current issue of Seventeen magazine, almonds for snacking, H2O & headphones.

1. Straw Fedora

2. Crush Rollerball

3. Charm Necklace

4. Floral Corset Bikini

5. Baja Hoodie

6. Aviator Sunglasses

7. Printed Scrunchie

8. Boyfriend Short

9. Striped Sarong

10. Graphic Tote

11. Printed Espadrille

Check out our Spring Break Shop on ae.com for more #AEOSTYLE inspiration.

 

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Spring Break Packing Guide

Spring Break Packing Guide

Greetings Spring Breakers!

It’s that time of year again- time to take a break from studying, exams, and snow and head to a relaxing beach destination for seven straight days of fun in the sun. Your flight is booked, your hotel reservation locked down, and now its time to…. Pack!

We know the feeling all too well- the stress of trying to jam your entire closet into a standard size suitcase, the overwhelming fear of not having your favorite outfits, accessories, beach wear and let’s not forget, coordinating shoes, on hand when you arrive at your Spring Break destination. So, to help you maximize the space in your suitcase and to cut down on packing time- we compiled a list of tips and tricks just for you!

Tips for the Gal’s:

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1. Fold your bikini top and place inside a back pocket of your shorts.

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2. Tuck your sunglasses in one of the front pockets of your shorts. Then fold shorts in half to protect sunglasses.

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3. Roll your tee and tuck inside your sandals.

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4. Place jewelry inside a pocket of your denim jacket.

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5. Roll your dress and place inside a hat.

Bonus Tip:  Roll delicate items, like dresses, in tissue paper and they will be wrinkle free when unpacked.

Packing Checklist:

T-Shirts

Dresses

Swimsuits

Accessories

Shorts

Shoes

Tips for the Guy’s:

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1. Rolling, instead of folding your swimsuit will take up less space.

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2. Place your flip flops in each back pocket of your jeans and then fold in half.

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3. Roll your tee and place inside hat.

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4. Hide your sunglasses inside one of your shoes.

Packing Checklist:

T-Shirts

Jeans

Accessories

Shorts

Swim

Shoes

We hope that these tips and tricks will help ease the stress of packing! Safe Travels! And P.S. don’t forget sunscreen!

Stay tuned this week for our Spring Break essentials guide!

 

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