Get REAL with Erin Collins-Rittling, Manager of Aerie Styling! Read on to learn more about her favorite Aerie product, new found love of yoga and what #AerieREAL means to her.
We know you’re a big fan of yoga and meditation! What is your go-to studio look?
I always wear tight tanks and leggings. I can stretch easily without getting a lot of fabric in the way and go up into a headstand or arm balance without my shirt flying up. I also always have a loose layer nearby to throw on during warmups and when I leave the studio on a cold day.
In three words, how would describe your style?
Comfortable, Minimalistic, Classic
What are your favorite trends this season?
I love olive! Olive is the new neutral and It goes with everything. I also love our white binding undies…very retro!
What is your favorite Aerie item?
Our Sports Bras! I just ordered 3 new styles. My newest favorite is the aerie Mesh Seamless Racerback.
Shop Erin’s Look: Waffle Low Back Tee | Sport-ish Crop Legging | Lightly Lined X-Back Sports Bra (Similar)
What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?
Being true to yourself! Give yourself a break!!!!
Tell us more!
I always put too much pressure on myself to eat healthier, run faster, work harder. Yoga has challenged that! Last year I had a serious running injury from overuse and it sidelined me. I had put so much of my identity into the fact that I ran marathons and I ran fast. When I couldn’t run anymore, I didn’t know who I was, but something has changed over the last year. I allowed myself to slow down and take a day off here and there. It’s important to take care of yourself. No one else can do that for you. I make sure to take a moment every day and sit quietly. No TV, no music, just breathe. My Aerie REAL is loving myself enough to stop pushing. And my wild curly hair. My hair is untamable, and sometimes I have to let that go too!
Thank you, Erin!