AEO DIY: Sea Salt Hair Spray

From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo some of our favorite celebrities and fashion icons rock the perfect beach wave. We’ve put together an easy step by step guide on how to create your very own sea salt hair spray to give you those effortless ready-for-summer strands. Move over Becky with the good hair…it’s our time to shine.

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Materials you’ll need:
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon water-based hair gel
1/2 teaspoon leave-in conditioner
1/2 teaspoon argan oil (optional)
1 to 2 drops of essential oil of choice for fragrance (optional. We prefer rose or lavender scents)
Pot and stove top (or microwavable bowl or cup)
Spray bottle that can hold more than a cup of water
Utensil for stirring
Measuring spoons

Steps:
1. Heat water just before boiling in pot or bowl. Remove from heat.
2. Add your salt, stirring occasionally until it’s completely dissolved.

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3. Add the fun stuff! (Hair gel, leave-in conditioner, argan oil and essential oil). Stir until ingredients are completely combined.

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4. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before pouring it into the spray bottle.

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5. Give that bottle a good shake.

How To Apply:
Always shake your spray before applying. For best results, spray a few spritzes two inches from roots on either dry or wet hair. Scrunch, twist and toss your hair to create that perfectly messy texture. Spray and scrunch until you’ve reached your desired look! Pro tip: Use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.

Do you have any other good hair DIY tips? Tell us in the comments below!

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How To Style The Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee With Jo&Kemp

Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to break out of those sweaters and into short sleeves. Our Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee is the perfect piece for your summer wardrobe. With just the right about of flow, this top is proof that style and comfort aren’t mutually exclusive. Kemper from Jo & Kemp styled our Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee in an casual yet edgy way. Get to know her and the inspiration behind her #AEOSTYLE below. Love her look? Check out how she styled our Corduroy skirt and Fringe Open Cardigan!

How To Style The Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee with Jo&Kemp

Meet Kemper:
“Hello beautiful people! I’m Kemper, my husband Jordan & I are style bloggers based in West Monroe, LA. We love life & taking on this amazing journey together. Fashion has always been a pretty big part of my life. I grew up with my step mom owning a clothing store, and I recently worked at Stylist Assistant for Duck Dynasty, which has led me here where I am today. Loving every minutes of this beautiful adventure.”

How To Style The Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee with Jo&Kemp

What Inspired Kemper’s Look:
“Living in this babydoll top all summer long. The weather is definitely heating up here in West Monroe, Louisiana (100 degrees today) & this adorable top has me dressing the part. For me, light weight & flowy are ideal for the summer heat. Pair it with some cut offs for a more casual, edgy look or dress it up with denim pants (I think I would sweat to death in pants at these temps). Also totally loving the fun, monochromatic tie-dye print of this top. I sometimes like to give my looks an urban twist, and throwing on a panama hat does just that! AEO literally has summer covered, from your dressy date night looks to your casual beach hangouts, you’ll always be set!”

How To Style The Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee with Jo&Kemp

Shop the look: AEO Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee | AEO Denim Midi Shorts (similar)

How To Style The Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee with Jo&Kemp

Show us how you wear your Soft & Sexy Babydoll Tee with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured on AE.com.

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Governors Ball Recap 2016

Last weekend, our friends Kevin, Syma and Laura took over our Snapchat and Instagram accounts to cover the music, food and fashion that is Governors Ball. Check out some of our favorite photos from their weekend below and share your festival outfits with #AEOFESTIVALFASHION for a chance to  be featured on our style gallery.

Laura hydrates with the biggest coconut water we’ve ever seen.

Governors Ball Recap 2016 Their new favorite festival accessory? Polaroid cameras!
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Syma rocks her #AEOSTYLE in our Hi-Rise Denim Skirt, Straw Boater hat and our Soft & Sexy Lace-Up Jegging TankGovernors Ball Recap 2016

Syma, Kevin and Laura map out their weekend eats, concerts and hangs.
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Check out more images of Gov ball below! Governors Ball Recap 2016

Are you heading to a festival this summer? Tell us which ones in the comments below.

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Music Monday: June 2016 AEO Playlist

School’s out for summer! Between BBQ’s, pool parties and summer hangs, there are plenty of reasons to ensure that you have the ultimate endless summer playlist. Check out our in store June playlist below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to gain access to our favorite songs.

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  1. Summer Ends- Agua Roja
  2. Faded- Alan Walker, Tiesto
  3. Here- Chris Lorenzo Remix- Alessia Cara
  4. I Wanna Know- Alesso, Nico & Vinz
  5. Kill The Lights- Alex Newell, Jess Glynne
  6. I’m Born To Run- American Authors
  7. Into You- Ariana Grande
  8. 2 AM- Bear Hands
  9. Off The Ground- Bit Funk, Shae Jacobs
  10. Hide Your Love- The Brinks
  11. This Is What You Came For- Calvin Harris, Rhianna
  12. Remember- Camera Shy
  13. On My Way- Cardiknox
  14. How To Love- Cash Cash, Sofia Reyes
  15. Weekdays- Catamaran
  16. Don’t Walk Away- Chromeo
  17. Best Years- Circa Waves
  18. Just Let Go- Classixx, How To Dress Well
  19. Talk Too Much- COIN
  20. First- Cold War Kids
  21. Begging Me to Come Back- Compny
  22. Deadbeat Girl- Day Wave
  23. One Dance- Drake, Wiz Kid, Kyla
  24. Shooting Shadows- DREAMERS
  25. Walking On A Dream- Empire of the Sun
  26. Moon Child- Escondido
  27. Swim- Duck House Remix- Fickle Friends
  28. Black Lemon- Generationals
  29. Turn It Around- HAERTS
  30. Colors- Sam Feldt Remix- Halsey
  31. Graduate- Handsome Ghost
  32. Shake- The Head and the Heart
  33. In the Morning- Kaskade, ZHU
  34. BULLETS- KAYTRANDADA
  35. Turn The Music Louder- KDA, Katy B
  36. Take It From Me- KONGOS
  37. Are We Electric- The Kooks
  38. X-Communicate- Kristin Kontrol
  39. Raging- Kygo, Kodaline
  40. A Love Song- Ladyhawke
  41. Operator (He Doesn’t Call)- Lapsley
  42. Old World- The Lighthouse And The Whaler
  43. Barely There- Mac McCaughan
  44. A Bit Out Of Time- Mainland
  45. Birthday Card- Marcus Marr, Chet Faker
  46. I Love Me- Meghan Trainor
  47. Out Of Sight- Miami Horror
  48. Oh- Mt. Si
  49. Red Balloon- Never Shout Never
  50. Drifting- RAC Remix On An On
  51. Laugh About It- Paper Route
  52. What Am I Becoming? – POP ETC
  53. Death Or Fame- Prism Tats
  54. You Are- Puggy
  55. Bring Back The Summer- Rain Man, OLY
  56. Ocean- Rouge Wave
  57. Satellite- Sara Hartman
  58. The Beat Comes- Snowden
  59. Make Me Feel- Sonny Alven
  60. Young & Wild- The Strumbellas
  61. Flame- Sundara Karma
  62. To My Brother- Swim Deepp
  63. Belly- Swimm
  64. New Bohemia- Transviolet
  65. Humming- Turnover
  66. Butterfly- Twin Peaks
  67. Shine On- Vinyl Theatre
  68. There’s a Brain in My Head- White Denim
  69. Summer 92′ – Work Drugs
  70. Unsteady- Jack Novak – X Ambassadors
  71. Amerika- Young the Giant
  72. Moment Goes- The Young Wild
  73. True Colors- Zedd
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AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

This weekend, we’re packing our #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE and heading to Governors Ball for fun times, great bands and good eats. From The Strokes to HAIM and everyone in between, this year’s lineup is one you don’t want to miss. Check out what we’re eating, wearing and who we’re excited to see. Not able to make this years festival? Follow us on Snapchat (@AEO) and Instagram to get in on the action.

Pack:
Girls: A festival outfit wouldn’t be complete without denim shorties. Add a crop top, a flowy kimono and comfortable sandals to create a free-spirited vibe. Add a crossbody bag and lots of accessories to make your #AEOSTYLE pop.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors BallShop the look: Denim shortie (shop similar) | Ruffle Sleeve Kimono | Multi Braid Sandal | Street Level Bucket Bag (shop similar) | AEO First Essentials Eyelet Bralette | Women’s Accessories

Guys: Keep it easy with your favorite pair of denim shorts and t-shirt. Rock a pair of buckle sandals and accessorize with a solid hat and sunglasses.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Shop the look: AEO Denim Shorts | Stripe Crew T-Shirt | Double Buckle Suede Sandal | AEO Baseball Hat (shop similar) | Classic sunglasses

See:
Friday:
The Strokes: Formed in New York City, this American rock band is energetic, fun and addicting.

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Photo credit: @TheStrokes

Beck: This American born indie-rock artist best known for his hit song “Loser” began his active years as a musician in 1985. 31 years later and he’s still killing it.
RobynThis Swedish electropop beauty has been on previous AEO playlists. Her catchy lyrics and beats create a vibe that’s perfect for dancing.

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Photo credit: @robynkonichiwa

Saturday:
Miguel: Recording artists, singer, songwriter, producer and has been creating music since he was thirteen…what does this guy not do? Check out

HAIM: This fierce fore some from Los Angeles has pop rock sound with a punch. Three sisters (Este, Danille and Alana) and drummer Dash Hutton curate songs that are perfect for your never ending summer playlist.

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Photo credit: @haimtheband

The KillersThis rock band from Las Vegas knows how to put on a show. With electrifying hits such as “Mr Brightside” and “Human“, this band has been “killin'” it since 2001.

Eat: 
by CHOLE.: Chow down on vegan burgers and fries! Healthy and tasty…what could be better?
Tacombi: Extra queso anyone? Authentic Mexican food is hard to beat. Corn tortillas filled with the good stuff. Make sure you grab a fresh pressed juice to complete your meal.

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Photo credit: @tacombi

SnowDays: Weather in NYC this weekend is going to be warm. Cool off with some shaved cream and load it with #allthetoppings.

Black Tap: Burgers and milkshakes are just better together. These wacky and colorful milkshakes have been making some serious headlines around the US! Bonus, this food is totally ‘gram-worthy. Snap those buns before they’re gone.

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Milk: End your weekend on a sweet note with Milk desserts. Our personal fave? B’day truffles.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @milkbarstore

Are you heading to Governors Ball this weekend? Share your photos with #AEOSFESTIVALSTYLE for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!

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Music Monday: May 2016 AEO Playlist

May is finally here! Celebrate the beginning of summer with #AEOSTYLE and our newest in store playlist. From ZAYN to Fitz and The Tantrums and so much more, our May playlist is filled with the best sounds of the season. Check out the lineup below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to gain access to all of our in store playlists. Have a song request? Tell us in the comments below!

Music Monday: May 2015 AEO Playlist

  1. She Moves- Alle Farben, Graham 
  2. High Drive- Andrew McMahon In the Wild
  3. Good Girl- Aquilo
  4. 2AM- Matoma Remix- Astrid S
  5. Kings of Summer- ayokay, Quinn XCII
  6. At Most A Kiss- Blossoms
  7. Well Absolutely- Body Language 
  8. Dust- CLMN, Astrid S
  9. Pick Me Up- Clean Cut Kid
  10. Gone- Day Wave
  11. Brazil- Declan McKenna
  12. Born Ready- Halogen Radio Edit – Disco Fries, Hope Murphy
  13. Til Tomorrow- DWNTWN
  14. Return to the Moon- EL VY
  15. Firewood- Eliot Summer
  16. Blind- Feder, Emmi, Filatov, Karas
  17. HandClap- Fitz and The Tantrums
  18. All Four Walls- Gorgon City, Vaults
  19. Come On- Holly Miranda
  20. Coastal Love- HONNE
  21. Badaboum- Hooverphonic, Alle Farben
  22. Someone Who Can Dance- Icona Pop
  23. Sill In Love- JAHKOY
  24. Gimme The Love- Jake Bugg
  25. Fast Car- Jonas Blue, Dakota
  26. Jump- Kaptan
  27. Like You Want To- Kita Alexander
  28. Sweet Emotion- The Kooks
  29. Love You More- KREAM
  30. WHERE THE HELL ARE MY FRIENDS- LANY
  31. Bang Bang- Lawrence Taylor
  32. Blue & The Green – Loyal 
  33. Cleopatra – The Lumineers
  34. Do It, Try It – M83
  35. The Stars Keep On Calling My Name- Mac Demarco 
  36. Pay No Mind- Madeon, Passion Pit
  37. Surf-n-Turf- Minus The Bear
  38. Love Is All Around- Mon Draggor, Tanya Donelly
  39. Always- Moon Taxi
  40. Bad Intentions- Miykee Heaton, Migos
  41. Honey Whiskey- Nothing but Thieves
  42. Lose It- Oh Wonder
  43. Free People- Paint The Muse
  44. Lost on Me- Peace
  45. Backpack- Petite Meller
  46. Lil’ Love – Petite Meller, Pnau
  47. Beat Of My Drum- POWERS 
  48. Foreign Lovers- Ra Ra Riot
  49. Air- Sam Dew
  50. Two Feet Off The Ground- Sara Hartman
  51. Giants- Savior Adore
  52. Breathe- Seeb, Neev
  53. Coming Home- Seven Lions, Mike Mains & The Branches
  54. Falling Away- Seven Lions, LIGHTS
  55. Latchkey Kids- Silversun Pickups
  56. Our Youth- Sonny Alven, Emmi
  57. End of an Era- The Strumbellas
  58. Touch Me- Superhumanoids
  59. These Hands- Tigertown 
  60. YOUTH- Troye Sivan, Gryffin
  61. Old Love / New Love – Twin Shadow D’Angelo Lacy
  62. Midnight River- Vaults
  63. Boys That Sing- Viola Beach
  64. This Isn’t Love- VITAMIN
  65. Another Girl- Wild Belle
  66. Don’t Ask Me To Change- The Wild Feathers
  67. Territory- Wintersleep
  68. Flowerball- The Wombats
  69. Unsteady- X Ambassadors
  70. LIKE I WOULD- ZAYN
  71. sHe- ZAYN
  72. Candyman- Zedd, Aloe Blacc
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