South By Southwest, AKA SXSW is kicking off another March filled with music, film and interactive exhibitions. From keynote speaker President Obama to talented musicians like HÆLOS, Charlie XCX and more, this year, Austin is set to take the stage to make it one of their best festival seasons yet. Check out what we’re packing, what we’re eating and who we’re excited to see in our festival travel guide.
To Pack: No matter if you’re making SXSW your Spring Break destination or just going for fun, we’re gearing up for a good time.
Girls: Channel southwestern #AEOSTYLE by pairing a crop top to denim shorts and gladiator sandals. Layer with a lightweight poncho and add accessories to make your SXSW outfit pop.
Guys: Pattern is big this season. Incorporate a subtle print into your #AEOSTYLE with our Flex Slim Flat Front Short. Pair with a fresh and light tee, some standout accessories and comfortable sandals for a look that you can take from day to night.
Austin Food Trucks: We can’t go to Austin without visiting one of their many food trucks. From tacos to cupcakes and anything in between, you’ve got a variety of items to choose from. We’re always up for a Torchy’s Taco.
Emmer and Rye: One of Austin’s hot spots for brunch and known for using local and seasonal goods, you won’t be disappointed with your food choices! The menu changes daily allowing a new experience every time you go.
Voodoo Doughnuts: Originally from Portland, Oregon, these doughnuts are making a mark for themselves in Austin. From their famous Voodoo Doll doughnut to our personal favorite, bacon maple doughnut, these gooey delicious treats will put a spell on you.
W Hotel Austin: Situated in the heart of downtown, the W provides a unique experiencing for all visitors. Check out the rooftop pool and sip on a cocktail at the Wet bar for an unforgettable experience.
Hotel San Jose: One of our favorite places…ever. The outside of the hotel is covered in lush ivy and with handmade furniture and custom sheets, this hotel is simply serene.
Charli XCX: We’ve featured this British beaut in plenty of our playlists so it’s no surprise we’re excited to see her rock the stage. From “Boom Clap” to “Break The Rules“, we’re guaranteed to have our party shoes on.
Crystal Castles: This electronic band from Ontario, Canada curates a rare buzz that leaves the listener wanting more. Known for their breathtaking performances and unique sounds, it’s no doubt that this band is our on list of musicians to see.