Made In America Festival Guide

Made In America Festival Guide

Labor Day is almost here! And with summer sailing off, it’s hard not to feel a little blue. Celebrate the last weekend of summer by going to Made In America. This two day festival, located in Philadelphia, features incredible artists that will have you dancing and singing your end-of-summer blues away. Take a look at what we’re packing and who we’re most excited to see in this year’s lineup:

To Pack:

For girls :

Right now it’s all about mixing edgy, street-ready elements with classic girly pieces.  We especially love the way soft vegan leather takes a circle skirt silhouette to the next level.  Stay cool by pairing it with our adorable cropped corset and then piling on heavy metal jewelry.  Play up the black and white with a floral baseball cap and finish things off in a pair of awesome sneaker wedges you can dance in all day.

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Shop the look:

AE Eyelet Crop Corset Top

AE Faux Leather Circle Skirt

AEO Floral Baseball Cap (similar)

Reebok BB7700 Sneaker

AEO Two-Tone Sunglasses

AEO Classic Bracelet Set (similar)

AEO Fan Burst Necklace (simiar)

For guys:

Go for classic cool in a timeless khaki and t-shirt look.  Add a little edge by going for a slimmed down fit and bold photo real graphic. Effortless, stand-out style is epitomized in an essential jean jacket washed in dark, vintage-inspired indigo.  Once you’ve got that all together, all you need is your go-to sneakers and a great pair of shades.

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Shop the look:

AE Photo Real Shirt

AE Dark Denim Jacket

AE Skinny Khaki Pant

New Balance 565 Sneaker

AEO Bracelet Set

AEO Metal Aviator Sunglasses

To See:

August 31:

Phoenix: Known for their popular tunes that have been blasting in our speakers since the late 90’s, Phoenix delivers an energetic sound. Check out some of their newer songs like “Trying to Be Cool” or dance to their earlier hit “Summer Days” for an appropriate way to end summer.

Deadmau 5: For an endless dance party, shimmy your way over to Deadmau 5. Formally known as Joel Thomas Zimmerman, Deadmau 5 throws an energetic punch, new sound and nonstop electronic beats. We like “Ghosts and Stuff” and “4X4=12“.

Beyoncé: She’s fierce, fabulous and freaking fantastic. Beyoncé knows how to rock a crowd with her powerful voice, insane dance moves (go ahead, try to emulate them, we know we will be) and catchy lyrics. We say her concert is a go-to must. Listen to “Grown Woman” or “Single Ladies” for addicting tunes that never seem to get old.

September 1:

Wiz Khalifa: A Pittsburgh, PA native, Wiz has become a well-known name in the rapping industry. Wiz’s “Black and Yellow” was a national hit that took his career to a whole new level. With his smooth and quirky lyrics, Wiz cooks up an impressive concert filled with buzz and pizzazz. We like “No Sleep.”

Calvin Harris: This Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer has recently been making a huge name for himself in the US. His trendy beats will have you dancing all night and have been heard most recently in Ellie Goulding’s hit song “I Need Your Love.” Will Ellie be making a special appearance this weekend? Who knows, but we surly hope so.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Known for their hit songs like “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis have become well-known names in the hip hop world. In this past year, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have racked up numerous awards for albums and songs and have become both a critic and crowd favorite. Plus, their newest song, “Same Love,” sends a powerful and heartfelt message to their listeners.

No matter who you choose to dance to at Made In America, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. Send your Made In America pictures to Music@ae.com for a chance to be featured on our Tumblr.

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Styled by Preston: Glam Grunge

Styled by Preston: Glam Grunge

Our Director of Styling, Preston, shows you how to wear the Glam Grunge trend for Back to School. We love the mix of feminine and masculine elements this season. Team a lace dress with a vintage-inspired anorak, then add a flannel shirt and moto boots for a great juxtaposition of glam and grunge elements.

Shop the Look:

AE Lace Dress

AE Safari Shirt

AE Plaid Shirt

AEO Slouchy Moto Boot

Plus, show us how you wear AE on Twitter & Instagram with #AEStyle for a chance to be featured on our blog!

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Styled by Preston: Sharp Shop

Styled by Preston: Sharp Shop

Our Director of Styling, Preston, shows you how to style pieces from our Sharp Shop for Back to School. Elevate your look this season with a refined woven shirt. Keep it feeling cool and easy with our destroyed Original Straight jean, a chambray tie and canvas kicks.

Shop this Look:

AE Printed Button Down

Original Straight Jean

AEO Chambray Tie

AEO Canvas Sneaker

Plus, show us how you wear AE on Twitter & Instagram with #AEStyle for a chance to be featured on our blog!

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Project Live Your Life: Week 4 Finalists

Project Live Your Life: Week 4 Finalists

Check out week 4 winners from Project Live Your Life! Its up to you. Who will be in our next campaign? Vote now for our Project Live Your Life finalists:

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Akeel K.- Denim JEANius

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Alex C.- AEO Heritage

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Ativa M.- Vintage Style

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Brian D.- Always Active

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Cerille M.- Ready to Rock

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Christine D.- AEO Heritage

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Craig Y.- Always Active

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Dannay R.- Old School Cool

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Dante L.- Vintage Style

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Irina D.- AEO Heritage

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Jose B.-. Old School Cool

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Joshua J.- Ready to Rock

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Lailah R.- Old School Cool

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Lizzy L.- Always Active

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Matthew D.- Old School Cool

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Miki C.- Always Active

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Mona P.- Vintage Style

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Natalie P.- Denim Jeanius

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Nick H.- AEO Heritage

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Pio F.- Ready to Rock

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Shayna H.- Ready to Rock

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Stephen L.- Vintage Style

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Tori D.- Denim JEANius

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Trey W.- Denim JEANius

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Denim Done Right: AEO Skinny Kick Jean

Denim Done Right: AEO Skinny Kick Jean

We talked to Assistant Women’s Denim Designer Rachel C. to give you the “skinny” on all of AEO’s legendary jean fits that have been updated and redesigned for the Back to School season. Read on to find your perfect fit.

Low rise. Skinny fit. “Kick” leg opening.

A subtle flared leg takes your go-to skinnies to the next level. Keep your casual look long & lean in a fit just begging for your best pair of heels. Perfect with wedges, sandals or booties.

Shop all Skinny Kick Jeans.

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Take your skinnies to the next level with the Skinny Kick Jean.

Rise (waist): Low Rise

Front Rise: 8 – 3/8″

Back Rise: 13 – 7/8″

Inseam: 32″

Fit: Skinny Fit

Leg Opening: 17″ Skinny Flare Leg Opening

Washes: 4 washes available, 1 in Super Stretch!

Store Sizes (& lengths): 00-18 Short, Regular & Long. Online only!

Shoe Recommendation: Wear over a bootie or a wedge sandal.

Main Benefit: A subtle flair that can be dressed up or down.

Price Range: $39.95 – $49.95

Check out our awesome washes in the Skinny Kick Jean.

Check out our awesome washes in the Skinny Kick Jean.

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Denim Done Right: AEO Original Straight Jean

Denim Done Right: AEO Original Straight Jean

We talked to Men’s Denim Designer Joanna S. to give you the “skinny” on all of AEO’s legendary jean fits that have been updated and redesigned for the Back to School season. Read on to find your perfect fit.

The every guy, every day jean.

Your go-to pair for everything from class to campout to date night. A tried and true fit you can make your own with each new fade and tear. Perfect with sandals, sneakers or, really, any shoe you choose.

Shop all Original Straight Jeans.

 

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The Original Straight Jean is the everyday jean.

 

Rise (waist): Sits Low on Waist

Front Rise: 10 – 1/4″

Back Rise: 15 – 1/4″

Fit: Straight Thru Thigh. Straight Leg.

Leg Opening: 17″

Washes: 6 washes available. 7 choices in pants and 3 choices in cargo pants.

Price Range: $39.95 – $59.95

 

Check out our awesome washed in Original Straight Jeans.

Check out our awesome washed in Original Straight Jeans.

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