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)

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How to Style: a Beach Kimono

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National Straw Hat Day

If you’re anything like us, you’re hat obsessed. So when National Straw Hat Day rolls around, we go big.

If you’re going for a classic look, the Panama Hat is both crisp and clean.  And if you’re more of a free-spirit, our Floppy Hat will mesh perfectly with your bohemian vibe. Either way, we’ve got you covered!

Blogger Alison from Ally Cog shares our love for all things hats by pairing one of our favorite styles with #AerieSWIM.

National Straw Hat Day with Blogger Ally Cog

What Inspired Alison’s Look: 
“I always prefer to keep things simple. By pairing slouchy boyfriend shorts with a knit tank I’m able to be comfortable and still feel cute. I also love that it lets the swimsuit be the statement piece! The color is bold, the crochet detail makes it anything but basic and the back gives it a hint of sexiness. And the hat totally ties everything together.”National Straw Hat Day with Blogger Ally Cog National Straw Hat Day with Blogger Ally Cog                      Get Alison’s Look: Panama Hat Beach Tank | Crochet One-Piece | AEO Denim Rolled Boy Midi
National Straw Hat Day with Blogger Ally Cog National Straw Hat Day with Blogger Ally Cog National Straw Hat Day with Blogger Ally Cog

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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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Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Whether you’re heading to the lake or hitting the beach with your besties, your favorite Aerie Swim will have you looking and feeling confident in no time at all!

Picked the perfect suit and looking to accessorize? Grace from A Southern Drawl pairs her bold print Bridget Bikini with a lightweight Beach Shirt and straw Panama Hat for a weekend out on the lake!

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Meet Grace:
“Hi there! I’m Grace and I’m a 22-year-old bioengineering graduate student, currently residing in Louisville, Kentucky, where I was born and raised.  I enjoy all things related to both fashion and fitness.  My personal style is always evolving! I created A Southern Drawl in 2011, and it continues to serve as a much-needed outlet for my creativity!”

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl
Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

What Inspired Grace’s Look:
“Lake weekends are the best kind of weekends!  I love getting away, even if it’s only for a few days.  I’m completely in love with this coverup from Aerie and this adorable bikini {did you notice the cutouts in the bikini bottoms?}.  Of course, I had to add their classic panama hat to the outfit to polish off this nautical look.  Also, if you’re looking for a perfect beach tote, then this colorblock tote is the one! It fits so many items, like a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and if you’re anything like me, the other 100 things that you decide to bring.”

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Get Grace’s Look: Bridget Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom | Beach Shirt | Panama Hat | Colorblock Tote

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

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Festival Faves with Natalie Dressed

Festival season is yet another reason for us to show off our favorite Aerie Swim. Pair our Crop Bikini Top with a wide leg Soft Pant or a fringed Beach Skirt and you’ll be ready to hit the festival scene with confidence.

Boho babe Natalie Dressed shows us how she styles her festival faves during a gorgeous sunset in Santa Cruz, California.

Festival Faves with Natalie Dressed

What Inspired Natalie’s Look: 
“I live near the beach so I don’t mind infusing a little beachiness into my looks when I can. This look is perfect for the beach, but it’s also great for festivals. It has a little bit of a boho vibe with the high waisted flowy pants and cropped bikini, but is super comfy to wear all day. Throw on a long cardigan for the evening and you’ll be good to go!”Festival Faves with Natalie Dressed

Get Natalie’s Look: Halter Crop Bikini Top | Spring Break Pant | Panama Hat | AEO Tortoise Shell Half-Rim Sunglasses (Similar)Festival Faves with Natalie DressedFestival Faves with Natalie DressedFestival Faves with Natalie Dressed

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Festival Faves with McKenna Bleu

Festival season is officially upon us and we couldn’t be more excited! From beach to backstage, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re hitting every major festival or catching a local show, you can still dress the part. Blogger babe McKenna Bleu shows us what to wear to a festival and styles her faves below!

What To Wear To A Festival or Concert

What Inspired McKenna’s Look:
“Hi Guys, McKenna Bleu here! I don’t know about you but I’m loving these warmer temps, hello new spring arrivals! Unfortunately, I will not be attending Coachella this year but that doesn’t stop me from getting in the festival spirit with Aerie. This tye-died fringe romper is the perfect piece for warm days on the lawn or laying out poolside. Underneath is one of my favorite swimsuits from Aerie, the Holly Bikini it’s a combination of a push up top paired with high waisted bottoms (so in right now) a sure stand out on the beach! As always, a girls best accessory is confidence! Remember to keep it #AerieREAL celebrate you! Be sure to check out my blog and follow along on my Instagram!”

What To Wear To A Festival or Concert What To Wear To A Festival or Concert Get McKenna’s Look: Romper | Holly Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom | Floppy Hat | Sunglasses

What To Wear To A Festival or Concert

What To Wear To A Festival or ConcertWhat To Wear To A Festival or Concert

Photos by Stacey Bauer Photography.

Show us your festival faves with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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