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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How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

The new Denim X Boho Artist Flare combines our revolutionary high performance stretch denim with light destroyed details and an edgy released hem for a perfect harmony of style and comfort.

Francesca from Frank Vinyl pairs her flares with a flowy, boho top and platform wedges for a easy summer time look.

How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

Meet Francesca:
Francesca Felix is a fashion blogger, stylist and photographer from San Diego, California. She loves to share her outfits with her followers and show inspiration on how to combine different outfits and pieces.

How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

What Inspired Francesca’s Look:
“My favorite is anything that is California Boho but I love to mix and match styles. I styled my AEO jeans with some platforms, fringe bag and off the shoulder boho top for a easy summer time look. I love anything that is flirty, feminine and a slight casual feel. The 70’s look is very “in” right now but I have also always been a long time fan of anything  vintage and slightly nostalgic. I added fringe and platforms with big round sunnies to reference the 70’s vibes.”How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl

Get Francesca’s Look: Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean | Lace Off-The-Shoulder Shirt (Similar) | Leather Fringe Crossbody Purse (Similar) Strappy Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandal (Similar)
How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank Vinyl How to Wear the Denim X Boho Artist Flare with Frank VinylShow us how you style our Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

We can’t enough of our Fashion Tanks this Summer. Whether you’re into crochet, lace or even fringe, it’s all in the details.

Payton from Hustle & Halcyon styles our Braided Strap Tank with distressed denim and a wide brim hat for the perfect boho-inspired outfit.

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

Meet Payton:
“Payton Sartain is a student and lifestyle blogger from Fort Worth, Texas. Her blog, Hustle + Halcyon, chronicles her personal style, wellness tips, travel experiences, and more, all with an approachable, feminine edge. As a former military brat, Payton has passion for going new places and trying new things daily, and her inspiration and love for blogging has developed along the way. Hustle + Halcyon is a pretty little corner of the internet where girls can learn how to live a stylish, balanced life with ease. It’s all about finding the fun in the hustle.”
How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

What Inspired Payton’s Look:
“I’m SO obsessed with this feminine, versatile tank from American Eagle. Most of my days are filled with shoots, meetings, appointments, and lots of work, so my daily style is more ‘throw on and go’ than anything. This tank is PERFECT for the job! I love it paired with my wide-brimmed, felt hat, denim cut-offs, platform sandals, and these rad shades. The outfit couldn’t be anymore California: simple, laid-back, & so, so pretty!”

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

Get Payton’s Look: Braided Strap Tank | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Wool Feather Floppy Hat Buckled Gladiator Sandal

How to Wear the Braided Strap Tank with Hustle & Halcyon

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Show us how you style our Braided Strap Tank with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Sizzlin’ Style Edition

From Maxi dresses to denim skirts, we’ve been seeing some of our favorite product in the pages of our favorite magazines. Check out where we’ve been spotted below in this week’s edition of As Seen in #AEOSTYLE.

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Denim is BIG for this Back to School Season and it’s not just your traditional jeanwear. We’re spotting denim vests, skirts, jackets, and more! Need to switch up your denim focused #AEOSTYLE? Be best dressed in our Crochet Maxi.
Shop the look: 
Cosmopolitan: Denim Vest
Nylon: Button Front Skirt (coming soon!) | Light Destroyed Denim Jacket
OK!: Crochet Maxi

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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#AEOSTYLE ROUNDUP: Coast to Coast Edition

From coast to coast and everywhere in between, we’ve spotted superb #AEOSTYLE! Check out who inspired us below in this week’s roundup.

True blue #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Tie Dye Ruffle Tube

Golden Gate #AEOSTYLE. Where do you wander in AEO Jeans?
Shop the look:
Jegging

Perfectly styled for Summer #AEOSTYLE.
Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie

Channel your inner boho with AEO accessories.
Shop the look:
Concho Leather Belt

Snap to it in Jeggings.
Shop the look:
Destroyed Jegging

Show your softer side with AEO Dresses.
Shop the look:
Patchwork Flowy Dress

Where have you spotted #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below.

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How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with Blank Itinerary

Our love affair with Denim X continues with the new Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging. With its revolutionary high performance stretch and heavy destroyed details, you can show off your assets all day (and night).

Paola from Blank Itinerary styles her new favorite pair of destroyed denim with a flowy, off-the-shoulder top and taupe sandals for the perfect summer look.

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with Blank Itinerary

Meet Paola:
Paola Alberdi is a fashion influencer, stylist, designer and creative director of Blankitinerary.com. She comes from a Mexican/Spanish background, which enables her to communicate with so many people around the world. She started Blank itinerary, a bilingual blog, in hopes of creating an online destination were woman could come together and get inspired and enjoy what they love most, fashion, beauty, and travel! She currently lives in San Diego but works constantly out of Los Angeles, Mexico City and New York.

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with Blank Itinerary

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with Blank Itinerary

What Inspired Paola’s Look:
“Boy, do I love my denim! I consider myself a connoisseur of denim, if I may say so myself, and these Denim X Hi-Rise Jeggings, are my new favorite! What’s not to love about a HIGH WAISTED (perfect for figure) JEGGING, (soo comfy!). I decided to pair them up, with a white, off-the-shoulder blouse and heeled sandals, since we are in mid summer! These jeans are perfect for a day to night outfit, and since my days are always jam packed with meetings, I love being able to change from flats to heels and viola! I am ready to go!”
How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with Blank Itinerary

Get Paola’s Look: Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging | Lace Off-the-Shoulder Shirt (Similar) BC Footwear Cougar Wedge Sandal (Similar)

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with Blank Itinerary

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with Blank ItineraryShow us how you style our Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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