Lollapalooza Festival Guide

Summer is all about getting into the festival vibe. With giant line-ups in great cities all over the country, it’s no wonder music gets us going all summer long. This weekend, we’re celebrating good food, great vibes and awesome #AEOSTYLE at Lollapalooza in the Windy City. Check out our super fun travel guide to ensure you’re experiencing the best parts that Chicago has to offer.

Wear:
Girls:
This season it’s all about going retro. Match a distressed pair of flare jeans with a crop top for effortless #AEOSTYLE. Add a hat, fringe bag and heel for boho inspired look and don’t forget to document your peace, love and #AEOSTYLE with your selfie stick!

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Shop the look:
AEO Denim X Boho Artist Flare
Fringe Crossbody Bag
Wide Brim Hat
Soft & Sexy High Neck Tank
Swedish Hasbeens Slip In Super High (similar)
Ring and BraidLeather Belt.
Turquoise Flower Collar Necklace
Ombre Tinted Aviator Sunglasses

Guys:
This season it’s all about athletic inspired #AEOSTYLE. Pair your Joggers back to a short sleeve button down,  add a hat and sneakers for a look that screams sport to street.
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Shop the look:
Ribbed Cuff Jogger Pant
Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt
Chambray Baseball Cap
Tonal Lace Up Sneaker

Eat: 

Pequods: Chicago is known for their deep dish pizza. One spot we can’t get enough of is Pequods. Crunchy on the outside, cheesy gooeyness on the inside. Pro tip: Go with a hungry belly!

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Fork and knife required! Photo Credit: Kailley’s Kitchen

The Girl and Goat: Open 7 days a week, this restaurant offers a bold twist on dishes from around the globe. Bonus, they offer a great wine selection for the connoisseur.  Pro tip: Make a reservation as early as possible! This place is extremely popular.
Waffles Cafe: They have a hybrid doughnut waffle known as a wonut. Need we say more? Pro Tip: Get there early! Once the wonuts are sold out, they’re done for the day.

Photo Credit: Spoon University

OMG YUM. Photo Credit: Spoon University

See:
Alt-J: Any time we get a chance to see this Indie Rock band from England, we take it! From “Breezeblocks” to “Left Hand Free“, this band will have you hooked the moment they start playing.
Broods: This sibling duo from Nelson, New Zealand is definitely one to see. Their Indie Pop- Electronica sound encapsulates their listeners, making it hard to resist their style. We recommend “Bridges” and “Never Gonna Change.”

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Broods. Photo Credit: AlwaysJudging.com

The War on Drugs: This Indie Rock band from Philadelphia has been making it’s name in the music industry since 2005. We love them so much, we’ve actually used their songs in our previous marketing campaigns and in store playlists! Check out “Red Eyes” and “An Ocean In Between The Waves” for music you’ll want to put on repeat all day long.

First Aid Kits: Another sibling duo we’ve fallen in love with are Klara and Johanna Söderberg from Sweden. Their Indie Folk sound is not only powerful, it’s endearingly catchy and sweet.  We love “Stay Gold” and “My Silver Lining.”

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First Aid Kit. Photo Credit: Romi the Writer

Chicago is a great town filled with fantastic food, people and scenery. We hope your time at Lollapalooza is one to remember. Make sure you tag your AEO festival looks with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com and Instagram! We hope to see you there!

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