Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Believe it or not, the weather IS getting warmer, and bikinis and beach days are finally within reach. We srsly cannot wait for sunshine, especially when there are so many cute summer trends waiting to be worn! Check out some of our must-haves for the season and stay sunny, Aerie girls…

Cutout & About: Covered in the front, bare in the back. Our Beaded One-Piece is a personalized peek-a-boo, concealing sensitive tummy spots in front and revealing your pretty back on the flip side.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Crop Graphic Tee: Heat waves. Higher hems.  Bare your belly and send a message with a conversational Crop Graphic Tee: the best kind of beach read! Pair it with a Strappy Bikini Bottom and now we’re really talkin’.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Your Favorite Bra Fit In Swim: Pretty peepers! Pink sunnies are a cute, colorful way to protect your eyes. Matched with a swim top in our go-to girl fit for everyday comfort, Blakely, and OMG, what a beach babe!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Cover Up & Down: News flash! Coverups aren’t just for the top anymore. The Classic Jogger keeps your legs cozy when it’s cool at the pool. And leave ‘em on later for hanging at home or out with your girls…these bottoms do it all!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Top it off. Wrap it up! Breezy, sunny beach day? Fight the shivers in a Beach Scarf, and shade your pretty face with a Floppy Hat. Cute AND practical accessories are summer essentials!

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

Lounge About: When the AC is on full blast but you’re still feeling the heat, a Lightly Lined Triangle Bralette is the coolest kind of loungewear. Add a Printed Boxer and you’ll be breezy in no time.

Warm Vibes! Meet This Summer’s Must-Haves

What trend are you most looking forward to this summer? Comment and tell us below!

xoxo,

Aerie

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It’s a Mix and Match Bikini Bash!

Spring Break is right around the corner, and Aerie’s here to help you get the cutest bikini on the beach! Make your bikini as unique as you are with Aerie’s Mix and Match Bikini Bash tool! Don’t get caught wearing the same suit as all your besties…create your own!

It's a Mix & Match Bikini Bash!

Buh-bye, boring bikinis! Mix and match to make yours your own!

 

Boring bikinis are a thing of the past. Your Spring Break look should make you stand out, not blend in! We heart our Reversible Bikini for a versatile look you can switch up.

It's a Mix and Match Bikini Bash!

Same bikini as your bestie? Flip it and reverse it.

Show us your mix and match look for Spring Break with #AerieSWIM!

 xoxo,

Aerie

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Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Whether you have a beach trip in the works (Spring Break anyone?) or you’ve been dreaming of soaking up some sun, it’s officially time for Aerie Swim. Bikini or One Piece, Classic or Retro, we’ve got you covered! Undecided? You can Mix & Match until you’ve found the perfect combo.

Megan from Lush to Blush took her favorite #AerieSWIM to Hawaii for a romantic getaway and it’s safe to say we’re in love.

Meet Megan:
Megan Elliott is the creator and blogger behind Lush to Blush. She is an avid lover of the earth and everything on it, especially flowers, and has been a vegetarian for seven years. On her blog, she explores fashion, lifestyle, and all things lovely.

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

What Inspired Megan’s Look:
“These photos were taken at the beach at the Koa Kea resort we stayed at for a couple nights. The whole place was so nice and absolutely perfect for our romantic getaway to Kauai. I wore my retro style aerie bathing suit and as I ran into the water, I totally felt like Allie from the Notebook! I really really love the flattering style of the top and the high rise bottoms. I felt totally happy and comfortable with my body, which is not common for me when I’m in a bikini. But this style fit my body perfectly and I had so much fun running around on the beach and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. After a day full of beach fun in this bathing suit, I think the retro style has become my favorite.”
Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Get Megan’s Look: Retro Halter Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Bikini Bottom

Retro Swim with Lush to Blush

Show off your #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! Share your photos on Instagram and Twitter with #AerieREAL.

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What Does #AerieREAL Mean To You?

What does #AerieREAL mean to you? Since the launch of our campaign: “No supermodels. No retouching. The real you is sexy.” we’ve been listening to your answer. Whether it’s the 42,000 tweets that celebrate body confidence and what Aerie REAL means to you or the 9,000 Instagram photos where our community has shared their “no retouching” moments” we have felt the support and positive response for women everywhere to feel comfortable in their own skin…not retouched.

We feature your Aerie REAL stories and moments everyday on Aerie.com, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram! Today we are featuring 4 girls that truly wowed us with their confidence, drive, and empowering stories.

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Meet Julia, Amy, Cecilie, and Shanni!

The girls were brought to our headquarters for the ultimate Aerie experience: a tour of our lab store, a meeting with Aerie’s Chief Merchandising Offer and Director of Brand Voice, a $200 shopping spree, a private consultation with our Fit and Style Expert, Jenny Altman, and more!

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Watch the video above and read on to check our their personal style and read their stories that inspired us and that we hope inspire others.

P.S. The girls in these images below have not been retouched.

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What Does #AerieREAL Mean To You?

“Being real is accepting your flaws and all. This is something I have struggled with my whole life. Whether it being my height, hips, thunder thighs, and unruly hair. I’ve learned over the years that insecurities are not flaws, but strengths. They make you unique and tell a story. My thunder thighs help me kick butt in sports and show the hard work and early morning training I’ve pushed myself through. My height has made me stretch – literally and figuratively. (Being 5 foot, me and top shelves aren’t exactly best of friends.) It gives me enjoyment when I see the perplexed faces of people who underestimate me because of my size. My hips, that don’t like, show my heritage and make me proud of where my family came from. My unruly crazy curly hair shows me life is unpredictable and beautiful. It’s my trademark no matter how hard I try to change it. I’m better off rocking it and accepting it. No one is perfect, no matter how hard we try to mask it. Our flaws tell a story that we should embrace. It makes us unique. Embrace your flaws. Share your story and be real because imperfections are a beauty to be seen. #AerieREAL – Amy

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Shop: Three Tassel Necklace | Aerie Striped Cover Up (In Store)

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SHANNI_18971Show me someone who’s got no baggage, and I’ll show you someone who’s got no story.” This is a line by my favorite musician, George Watsky. I was always a storyteller; in elementary school I would be asked to give shorter answers with less detail. But now is time to tell my story. I am not normal. I never have been. But my differences make me shine. I am an author; when I was in high school I wrote a book about quantum physics with my father while still studying for history tests and stressing over term papers. I am a feminist; I teach my little sisters that they are equal to their male peers and talk to my friends about rape culture. I am a nerd; I hold Doctor Who marathons, have books spread all over my floor, and spend hours playing computer games. I am a fighter; I have spent the past year fighting my eating disorder and spreading awareness about mental illness. I have baggage, stretch marks, scars, stories, and my purple hair. I am a girl, a sister, a daughter, a feminist, a fighter, a nerd, an author, a storyteller. But most importantly, I am real. Aerie Real.” – Shanni

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Shop: Dolman Open Knit Sweater | Silky Pants (In Store)

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Growing up, my family members would always call me Cindy Crawford because of the birthmark I have on my face. To others, no one really understood why it was there, why it was so big, and would actually give me home remedies to get rid of the mole. I used to dream of getting it removed and would find a way to hide it in public. Once I got to college, everything changed because everyone told me how unique I looked and to embrace what gifts I’ve been given. I love me and my birthmark and we’re not going anywhere! I still get the occasional stares, double takes, and comments, but that doesn’t stop me from keeping it real. I want to show people around the world that it isn’t a bad thing to have an unusual mark on your skin. Everything about you is beautiful and shouldn’t try to hide it like I used to. Embrace it! – Cecilie


julia2JULIA_18326This is Julia, she’s my cousin, my roommate, and my friend. And on top of being all those things she’s talented, driven, and passionate about her dreams. She recently just took a trip through school to Italy for a photography excursion, which is one of her passions that I always find myself in awe after seeing what she creates because they are always so beautiful. I think she knows that she’s good at it because she is so passionate about it. But what I don’t think she ever knows enough is how beautiful she is inside and out, and that is why I am doing this (also because her whole closet is Aerie and I may or may not like to borrow her clothes from time to time. :))  But like I said, Julia is a beautiful girl and I don’t think she quite knows that or embraces that with confidence and that is why I am submitting this little story about her because she would never do it herself. Julia may not find herself to be perfect, but what I see in her is more than what she sees in herself I often think. And that is why I support your #AerieREAL campaign and its aim in promoting natural beauty rather than the unrealistic body images that too many of our girls idealize. Like this photo captures my thrilling Julia’s beauty, free spirit, and zest for life, I think it also has the ability to capture her complete confidence with herself in this moment just as #AerieREAL should do with all women. – Julia was nominated by her cousin, Katelyn

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Congrats once again girls!
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What makes YOU Aerie REAL? Tell us with #AerieREAL on Twitter or write us at social@ae.com.

xoxo,

Aerie

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What to Wear: 4th of July!

OOOHHH! AHHHH! Happy 4th of July! What’s your plan? Backyard BBQ? Pool party with friends? Late night s’mores and fireworks? (Yes, to all please!) Whatever it may be, we picked out our ultimate #OOTD for any fun fourth activities you have planned. Read on below to shop our look! What to Wear: 4th of July!

Tanks work as the perfect cover-up or cute top to a great outfit! We paired our two favorites with our silky pants and crochet lace shorts. Chilling poolside for the 4th? We mixed and matched our striped bandeau with a printed bikini bottom. What goes underneath it all? Our new Mini Cheeky and our Daisy Hidden Wire Bandeau Bra.

What are your plans on the 4th? Tweet us at @Aerie! Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Summer is officially here and with it comes barbecues, weddings, festivals, beach days, and more! Our go-to look for these special occasions and well, every summer day is quick, easy, and naturally beautiful. Read on to learn how to create the perfect beach wave and apply dewy summer make-up like a pro!

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Meet Rachelle! She just arrived in the Aerie studio and needs a quick hair touch-up before she starts the day!

What you’ll need: 
Mascara 
Foundation (With SPF is a bonus!) 
Light Pink or Coral Lip Gloss 
Light Brown Eyebrow Pencil 
Your Favorite Beige and Brown Shimmery Eye Shadow 
Curling Wand – 1 Inch Barrel 

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Rachelle’s “before” look. With her natural beauty, our make-up artist keeps the make-up light with rosy blushes and coral lip gloss.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Tip: Bold brows are in! Fill in your brows for a fuller look and never use a black pencil. Less is more.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Next, apply a light layer of shimmery eye shadow to brighten tired morning eyes.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Add a bit of color! We went for a bit of a warmer, rusty brown.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Next, curl your lashes and add 1 coat of brown or black mascara.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Sabrina R., Aerie’s Hair and Make-up Artist adds a bit of foundation that matches Rachelle’s skin tone.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

With a large round brush try a peachy, warm blush for a natural glow!

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Complete the look with a light pink lip! We went with gloss.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Beautiful! Next, let’s get those beachy waves!

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

First step, shake out that mane!

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Divide your hair into two parts. Then, take 1 inch wide sections to place around your curling wand.

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Wrap the hair around your wand and hold. Depending on your hair type…don’t hold for too long!

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Aerie Beach Waves and Make Up Tutorial

Watch the complete tutorial below!


xoxo,

Aerie

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