AEO SXSW Travel Guide

Can you believe it’s March already? Neither can we! You know what’s even crazier? Festival season officially kicks off this month with SXSW! We’ve been waiting all year to rock out to great music and sport our favorite festival fashion. Check out our SXSW travel guide below to ensure you’re packing the right gear, watching the best shows and eating the tastiest food while having the time of your life your life Austin, Texas. Craving even more to do’s? Check out last year’s guide for extra ideas!


SXSW-inspired #AEOSTYLE.


Festival fashion isn’t complete until a pair of denim cutoff shorties are added to your style. Mix things up by sporting black instead of your typical denim. Add a crop top and a long cardigan for a look that screams boho chic. Don’t forget to add a fedora and sandals for effortless #AEOSTYLE.

Shop the look:
Embroidered Crop Top
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Buckled Gladiator Sandal
Lack of Color Black Out Brim Hat
Tiered Leaf Necklace

Guys: Austin is all about expressing your creative side. Pair your favorite pair of sandals with colorful socks. Add a Solid Button Down and Joggers for guaranteed great style. Add a denim jacket to your look to keep you warm once the sun sets.

Shop the look:
Vintage Denim Jacket
Solid Button Down Shirt
Jogger Short
Birkenstock Arizona Leather Sandal
Bottle Opener Icon Sunglasses

See: One of the best things that you can do while visiting Austin during SXSW is to attend a few music showcases. It’s a great way to discover new bands while listening to some of your favorite up and coming artists as well. Two showcases we recommend checking out are Blackheart and St. Davids Church. Last year, Communion Music presented artists like Sam Smith and Hozier. during their showcases in Austin. This year, both artists were Grammy nominees and Sam Smith, a multi-Grammy winner.

Wednesday 3.18: Blackheart Showcase: 86 Rainey Street. Our favorite artists to see: Catfish And The Bottlemen and Circa Waves.
Friday 3.20: St. David’s Church: 301 E. 8th Street. Our favorite artists to see: Tove Stryke and Leon Bridges.

Food Trucks: Austin is notorious for having some of their best food on wheels. Check out South Congress Avenue for some of our favorite food truck locations.


South Congress Avenue Food Trucks. Photo Credit: Realty Austin

Kerbey Lane Cafe: One thing you can’t leave Austin without having is a hot delicious bowl of queso. Grab a chip and dive right into cheesy goodness from Kerbey Lane Cafe.

What is your favorite festival fashion? Tell us in the comments below!

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  • fashionlover2002

    Really enjoyed reading this😊

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