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!

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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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Stylist’s Picks: Velvet

We’ve got a crush… velvet is here! The best part? Our faves are the Aerie way to do velvet—super easy and casual.

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Velvet is THE fabric of the season, and it’s all over our stylist’s favorite new arrivals. This super soft and luxe fabric is taking over Erin’s favorite basics—from leggings to undies to tanks.

Stylist's Picks: Velvet

 

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Velvet is the easiest way to update your fall wardrobe with cozy and cool vibes. Erin brings her heels out when she layers on the velvet, but you can still keep it casual with sneakers.

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HOW TO WEAR IT

Hang out at home in a head-to-toe velvet PJ set, or dress it down and wear it out by pairing our Chill Velvet Legging with our new Downtown Sweatshirt. You can also add an extra layer to your long sleeve shirts or bodysuits by adding a velvet tank on top. Keep it casual and easy, and as always… keep it cozy!

Stylist's Picks: Velvet

Stylist's Picks: Velvet

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STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

Neutrals are trending from the inside out. Fill your closet with all shades of bare!STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

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Wear your favorite makeup hues on your sleeve… literally! Erin’s picks are all your favorite Aerie layers in the same shades as your go-to neutral makeup palette.  STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Our stylist is ALL about these colors. From soft to spicy, they remind you of all the best things about fall. Match your outfit to your pumpkin spice lattes!

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HOW TO WEAR IT

The easiest way to pair your neutrals is with a monochromatic look. Try pink on pink or rust on rust and layer on the softest side of fall.

STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

What is your fave bare layers product? Comment below & tell us!

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#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Real Me Collection

Hi Aerie girls,

If you haven’t seen the stunning new Aerie Real Me collection, you HAVE to check it out. I’ve been so excited for you to see the all new collection of bras and bralettes in the softest fabric ever, most stretchy yet supportive fits and in the most beautiful array of skin colour tones and shades.

It’s what we’ve always wanted and more!

So I wanted to make a quick video to tell you about my fave real me bra from the new collection.

I can’t wait for you to feel the fabrics, enjoy trying all the new shades against your unique skin and celebrate being the real you in Real Me. 🙂

I’d love to see your #AerieREAL pics and get your feedback on the new collection on social. Be sure to share with #AerieREAL or tag us @aerie.

Sending you all loads of love,

Iskra xoxo

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BACK TO SCHOOL JUST GOT WAY CUTER

School days = Aerie days. Need a little inspiration for your first week? Here’s 5 looks to start your year right!

BUT FIRST: YOUR FIRST-DAY LOOK.

On your first day, you want something comfy and casual, but still put together. New bodysuits, bralettes and booties do all that and more!

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WEAR OUT. STAY IN. LOOK CUTE. 

PJ pants that you can wear out… need we say more? If you’re running from class to work or an internship, this look is ready for anything.

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SUMMER TRANSITIONS

You may be wishing for fall, but summer style is still in. A lightweight dress with a cozy sweater makes the transition easy.

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LATE NIGHT RECOVERY 

For the mornings after the nights you stayed up too late studying, you need something extra comfy and casual. Throw on our fave new Street Sweatshirt and Chill. Play. Move.™ Leggings and go!

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OUR STYLIST’S FAVE

Our stylist is all about all the ways to wear the little black legging. Make them classy with a gold necklace and rose gold bag, and pull it all together with a new poncho.

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Stylist’s Picks: City Style

New Chill. Play. Move.™ Leggings. New City Sweatshirts. City style: done & done. Read on for a whole WEEK of off-duty looks. Stylist-approved for city girls & any girls!

Stylist’s Picks: City Style

Stylist’s Picks: City Style

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When you’re out and about in a big city, the possibilities are endless. These 7 looks are ready for anything your day throws at you, every day of the week. You owe it to your new Chill. Play. Move.™ Leggings to show them off! With bows, prints, stripes and mesh, our latest collection gives you options for a new look every day of the week.

Stylist’s Picks: City Style

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

If you run into Erin at an airport, there’s a good chance you’ll find her in her go-to travel look: leggings, a City Sweatshirt and a baseball cap. So much of our collection is made for wearing in, but Erin loves these looks for showing off your Aerie faves outside.

Stylist’s Picks: City Style

HOW TO WEAR IT

City style is any style, and you can do it any day of the week. If you thought your Chill. Play. Move.™ Leggings were just for working out, think again! Wear these looks to school, to coffee, to yoga and beyond. Leggings = life!

Stylist’s Picks: City Style

Stylist’s Picks: City Style

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

Stylist’s Picks: City Style

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