Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

We’re so excited to support Pō Swim, a collection inspired by Miami and started by Ava Frati at just 15! We talked to Ava about her entry into the design world, her newest Pō Swim collection and what #AerieREAL means to her. Read on to find out how growing up in Miami has influenced this 15 year old to change the swim game, and meet Ava on Saturday, 12.9 at our NEW Lincoln Road store!

Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō SwimReal Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

You started Pō Swim at the age of 15. What advice do you have for other young girls trying to start their own businesses?

I launched Pō Swim on my website earlier this year when I turned 15. I worked hard to try and design what young girls, like me, wanted in a swimsuit. The advice I have for other young girls trying to start their own businesses is believe in your ideas and set your goals high. Share your ideas for feedback with those you trust. Take advice and don’t be scared. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

The one piece swimsuit has really made a comeback! What is your fave new swim trend?

My new favorite swim trend would have to be the plunge top. It’s such a flattering and empowering shape– I can’t wait to introduce the new ones I designed.

What’s your favorite piece from your collection?

My favorite piece from my collection would have to be the Mar top with the Emma bottoms. Even though I do truly love all my suits, this set is so versatile. The mesh panels give off an active, sexy look, and the stitching of the suit is perfect for physical activity, or even hanging out on the beach. It’s the one suit that every girl should have!Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

How has growing up in Miami influenced your designs?

Growing up in Miami has influenced my designs by seeing lots of bikinis and the beautiful girls who wear them in all shapes and sizes. We are lucky enough to swim, boat and sunbathe all year round. Miami girls are always looking for that “new” bikini. We are active so it must move with us. Miami has influenced the ease of my designs, the comfort of the ultra-soft fabrics and the colors I choose. From the Miami sunsets, to the city lights of South Beach, all the colors and shapes of Miami have built my collection.

Pō Swim is continuing to grow! What can we expect to see in the future from your brand?

When I was younger, I knew I wanted to design. Pō Swim has just started as a bathing suit company but I want to expand and grow. I want the Pō Swim girl to wear my cover ups, carry my beach bags and slip on my shoes! In the future I plan to do espadrilles, beach bags and hats, ready to wear, and activewear. I want to grow with Pō Swim girls and hope they want to grow with me too!

What makes you #AerieREAL?

I am #AerieReal because I took chances and believed in a dream. All young girls dream of a way to express themselves but sometimes we get scared we may not achieve our goals. I chose to express myself through design. I hope other girls love my story and feel inspired to believe in themselves and dream big too. I am grateful to Aerie for giving me this awesome opportunity!

Where there is confidence there is beauty!

Ava Frati #AvaReal

 

Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim    Real Talk with Ava Frati of Pō Swim

Want to see more of Ava’s suits? Shop her collection in our Lincoln Road store and at Aerie.com!

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Long Weekend Packing Guide

It’s almost Labor Day. It’s happening. Summer is “officially” over. But there’s still time for one last summer getaway! Get your packing lists set with our guide.

Long Weekend Packing Guide

 

From the work out to the hang out, don’t skip a beat. Our matching Soft Plush Jogger and Plush Crop Hoodie is an essential set this holiday weekend. Pair it with a basic pair of sneaks and our fave new Tomgirl Lace-Up Bralette for a comfy, cozy look!

Long Weekend Packing Guide

 

For nights out this weekend, pair a Long Sleeve Bodysuit with a Lace Racerback Bralette. Keep it casual with a pair of ripped denim jeans and heels to pull it all together.

Long Weekend Packing Guide

 

Don’t put your swim away just yet! Make sure you bring your fave Crop Bikini Top or High Waisted Cheeky Bikini Bottom and a classic one piece. We’re LOVING the Reversible Super Scoop One Piece that can double as a bodysuit under a cute pair of cutoffs!Long Weekend Packing Guide

 

Layer on the love this Labor Day with our Lace & Shine Bodysuit under a Plush Long Sleeve Dress. A classic Plaid Shirt adds a pop of pattern to pretty pairing.Long Weekend Packing Guide

 

Hitting the hiking trails this weekend? Grab your fave Chill. Play. Move. Leggings and Play Mixed Mesh Sports Bra and head for the hills. Top it off with a cute Satin Basball Cap for shade!Long Weekend Packing Guide

What’s your must-have product this Labor Day? Comment below & tell us!

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Stylist’s Picks: Poolside Style

Real talk: it’s August. You may be dreading the end of summer, but there are still weeks of warm weather ahead. Rooftops pools and Labor Day getaways are still to come, so suit up with Erin’s picks for new swim and light fleece for all the sunshine to come.   Stylist's Picks: Poolside StyleStylist's Picks: Poolside Style

ALL THE INFO
It’s never too hot to be in style, and it’s never too hot to wear your coziest fleece pieces! Get comfy at the pool with a matching plush set, and wear our newest swim underneath.

Stylist's Picks: Poolside Style

WHY ERIN LOVES IT
Erin loves a good matching set, and matching fleece worn over a matching suit is double the fun.

Stylist's Picks: Poolside Style

HOW TO WEAR IT
These looks are your ALL day outfits. You can run around town in your comfy fleece set, then take it off and show off your new swim when you get to the pool. Switch it up with denim shorts and a cropped fleece for a different look that still lets you wear your fave layers.

Stylist's Picks: Poolside Style

What is your fave poolside style? Comment below & tell us!

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4th Of July Packing Guide

Rock your stars and stripes! Use our guide to get set for anything the holiday weekend throws at you– working out, laying out and any way you’re celebrating.

 

4th Of July Packing Guide

Pair our Real Soft Lace-Up Bodysuit with a baseball cap and American Eagle denim shorts for a sporty laid-back look. We are LOVING the red stripes on this top!

4th Of July Packing Guide

Firework it out with our newest navy Chill. Play. Move. styles for the weekend. Our Chill Sunflower Lace Sports Bra can be paired with your fave muscle tank and leggings or shown off with a sundress.

4th Of July Packing Guide

Bralettes and undies in light and breathable fabrics are extra necessary in the summer heat. Pack them all!

4th Of July Packing Guide

Festive stripes and retro shades are all the rage. Pair this vintage look with a bright bandana for a pop of color.

4th Of July Packing Guide

Heading to the beach? Be the star of the day with our Piping One Piece and ombre shorts. Pack a picnic-ready change of clothes with our Cutout Maxi Dress and floppy hat!

4th Of July Packing Guide

What is your must-have for the Fourth of July?

Are you loving our summer faves? Check out more trends we’re loving this season!

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YOU Helped Us Raise $10K For NEDA!

WE LOVE THE SWIM YOU’RE IN!

Thanks to you, we reached our initial goal and we’ve raised $10,000 for the National Eating Disorders Association! Since March 20th, we’ve seen more than 10,000 of your amazing unretouched swim photos on social. And thanks to you, we’re still going! Post your unretouched swim photos with #AerieREAL and we’ll donate $1 (now up to $15K!) to NEDA.

Check out some of the 10,000 #AerieREAL girls who love the swim they’re in!

 

Guys, this is two days in a row that I haven't dreaded looking at my body! This is HUGE! So yes I will show my body proudly, I work so hard to learn to love myself. This isn't for anyone else this is for ME. Happy Sunday, I hope you all feel beautiful today. You don't have to be beautiful like her, you can be beautiful like YOU! Love your body, every curve, bump, roll, mark, it makes you YOU and no one on this earth has that power. Not going to lie I used to be and still am sometimes terrified of summer time. Bikinis, showing skin, knowing damn well I haven't prepared (why prepare wtf) for summer. NEWS FLASH: you don't have to ever prepare for any season, any clothing, any event. Screw dieting, screw torturing yourself to fit into a certain type of clothing because you're scared you won't look like everyone else. You won't ever look like anyone else and that's 100% okay because you are you and they are them and both are equally beautiful. No body shaming. No beauty standards. Build up others, don't tear them down. 💪🏽🌸 • • • #edrecovery #recovery #BDD #stopbodyshaming #fatphobia #bopo #bopowarrior #unretouched #aeriereal #neda #aerie #nowrongwaytohaveabody #everybodyisbeauitful #everybuttisbeautiful #myflawsarefierce #realbodies #allbodiesarerealbodies #cellulitesaturday #embracethesquish

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Now it’s your turn! Post you unretouched swim photos with #AerieREAL & help us raise money for NEDA. You can share in whatever swim you’re in, doesn’t have to be Aerie. Happy grammin’!

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Now Trending: Piping Hot Apparel

Get your sunshine right here! Made with love and pretty piping, this new hot trend can be found on your fave Aerie swim styles, tops and bottoms. We’ve taken this sporty style and paired it with some of our most feminine prints and fabrics for this summer!

Set your getaway in a cool girl muscle tank. This piping hot style is made with our Real Soft™ for that oh-so-soft feel! The ringer details and sleeveless fit give this classic trend a cool new upgrade.

Now Trending: Piping Hot Apparel

Piping hot swim features a higher leg cut and our cheekiest coverage! Features include soft nylon with the right amount of stretch and removable pads for when you need a perk up.

Now Trending: Piping Hot Apparel

Our Piping One Piece Swimsuits are creative-tanline approved. Keep it classic with the Hi-Rise Piping Cheeky or Piping Bikini bottoms or sport a single style with our one piece. Whatever style you choose, contrasting trim is IN for swim!

Now Trending: Piping Hot Apparel

Days get longer. Bottoms get shorter. We’ve paired this trend with a light and pretty texture fabric. Wear it high on the waist or low on the hips – the elastic band and sporty look are here to stay for sunny days!

Now Trending: Piping Hot Apparel

What is your favorite trend this summer? Comment below and tell us!

 

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