AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music Fest

April marks the official kickoff of festival season. This weekend, we’ve got our wrist bands on, our suitcases packed tight and we’re gearing up for two weekends of fun in the sun in the California desert! Check out what we’re packing and be sure to follow along with #AEOFestivalStyle for all the latest happenings around festival season of 2016.

Weekend 1:
Ladies: Desert-boho is a big trend this season. Pair a romper with lace up sandals and accent jewelry for front stage #AEOFestivalStyle. Make a statement with a pair of mirrored round sunglasses. a crossbody bag and temporary tattoos

AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music Fest

Shop the look: 
Temporary Hologram Tattoo
Bell Sleeve Romper (similar)
Gladiator Lace-Up Sandal
Southwestern Bandana

Guys: 
Chill out this weekend in denim shorts and a casual tee. We all know that desert dust can act up at times so grab a bandana to wrap around your neck or use as a mask when those dust flare ups strike. Add Birkenstock Milano Leather sandals for comfortable style that won’t compromise your dancing skills.

AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music FestShop the look: 
Birkenstock Milano Leather sandals
Canvas Fedora
Pocket Crew T-Shirt
Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short
AEO Bead Bracelet (Similar)
AEO Bandana

Weekend 2:
Ladies: 
Show some shoulder with our Soft & Sexy Ruffle T-Shirt and shorten up your #AEOFestivalStyle with our Hi-Rise festival shorties. Add a lacy bralette for romantic detailing, embellish with a metal belt and add sunnies and a crossbody bag for an Instagram-worthy look (if we do say so ourselves).

AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music FestShop the look: 
Soft & Sexy Ruffle T-Shirt
Hi-Rise festival shortie
AEO Metal Belt
Street Level Reversible Tote
Panama Hat
Aerie Bralette

Guys: Pattern play with our men’s Baja Short. Level out the loud pattern with a solid legend tee and pack a lightweight sweater for when the sun goes down. Add an accent necklace or bracelet for VIP #AEOFestivalStyle.

20160414_Cochella_4_BlogShop the look:
AEO Baja Short
AEO Legend Crew T-Shirt
AEO Vintage Baja Hoodie
AEO Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)
AEO Metal Bar Sunglasses
AEO Logo + Camo Patch Bags
AEO Arrowhead Bundle Necklace (Similar)

Are you heading to any festivals this year? Show off your AEO with #AEOFestivalStyle for a chance to be featured on Instagram and Twitter!

 

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How To: Pairing Men’s Denim With The Right Shoe

Have you ever put on a great-fitting pair of jeans only to be left wondering what shoes to wear with them? We’re here to help. With tons of fits and washes in our Men’s Denim collection, there’s a style for everyone from the trend-right skinny jean to the classic bootcut. Add shoes to the equation (sandals, boots, sneakers & more), and things can get a little dicey. Keep scrolling down to see how we’re pairing men’s denim with the right shoe.

Skinny Jean x Low Boots
The skinny leg opening of our Men’s Skinny Jean pairs perfectly with a low boot. Skinny jeans are great for showing off a cool shoe thanks to their ability to sit on top of the ankle rather than hang over the shoe. We paired these destructed Core Flex Skinny Jeans with a Chukka boot from Eastland, which sit right above the ankle.

Slim Jean x Sneakers
Thanks to the slim, tapered fit of our Slim Core Flex Jean, your sneakers can do all the talking here. Paired with a hi- or low-top sneaker, the slim jean sits right on the top of your shoe and won’t bunch up. We think a slim jean looks laid-back pegged (rolled) up once or twice, so if that’s more your style, this is the fit for you.

Original Straight Jean x Sandals
The original straight jean has a wider leg opening than a slim or skinny, so it will fall past your ankles and fit straight thru the leg. It’s the perfect match for a pair of sandals or flip flops. We paired the Original Straight Active Flex Jean with a pair of Birkenstocks.

Original Boot Jean x Boots
Our Original Boot Jean fits straight through the thigh and features a bottom cut made for boots, by name! A sturdier boot, like a pair of leather or suede Eastlands, are the best match for these jeans, which will hug the outsole of the boot.

What shoe & denim pairing best suits your #AEOSTYLE? Tell us in the comments below!

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As Seen In #AEOSTYLE: Fashion Trend Recap

This week’s As Seen In #AEOSTYLE is all about the details – think destructed denim, jewel-toned embroidery, soft fringe and fabric twists. Our tops take it to the next level. Why wear a basic tank when you can have a fun lace-up front or crochet sweater fabric? The same goes for outerwear. Right now, we’re into lightly destroyed details on our denim jackets & military-inspired touches on our jackets. To balance out the little details, pair those pieces back to classic white denim Jeggings or layer with a boyfriend fit denim button down.

Keep scrolling  to see where we spotted #AEOSTYLE this week, and hover over your favorite items for shoppable links!

We’re always trying to reinvent classic styles so that you can take them & make them your own. This season, try our updated tank top or tee shirt. Try a cropped silhouette or a new fabric, like stitched sweater in the (yes, we said sweater!) for a foray into festival fashion.

Another trend we saw this week was in outerwear details. Breathe new life into your standard denim jacket or denim shirt by experimenting with destructed details on top instead of in your jeans, or wear a new wash. If you’re looking for the perfect outfit topper, our olive military jacket is light enough to take you from day to night.

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

This week's As Seen In #AEOSTYLE is all about the details: from fabrication to destruction, it's all about the little things. Keep reading fore more #AEOSTYLE in our Fashion Trend Recap.
This week's As Seen In #AEOSTYLE is all about the details: from fabrication to destruction, it's all about the little things. Keep reading fore more #AEOSTYLE in our Fashion Trend Recap.

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#AEOSTYLE Fashion Roundup: Festival Fashion

Festival season is fast-approaching, and if the images you shared using #AEOSTYLE were any indication, you’re totally on the bandwagon! We’ve seen tons of festival vibes and free-spirited pieces injected into your looks recently (and we’re all about it). Boho prints, earthy tones, crochet details, and – of course – destroyed hi-rise shorties are on our must-have list this season.

Take a peek at all of the great outfits below, and don’t forget to scroll over the pics so that you can shop each look!

LOOK 1:
@blackbunnnnny is ready for a summer adventure in one of the hottest silhouettes of the season, the cold shoulder dress. The dress gets a boho touch from crochet details and bell sleeves.

LOOK 2:
We love the contrast of  @sarahstylesseattle‘s polished top and edgy shorts & sandals. She’s showing you how to mix styles in the same outfit, flawlessly.

LOOK 3: 
@saraannowen is a flower child in bright yellow Jegging Crops. Keep your looks simple with a flowy tank & gold strappy sandals that play off of the color of jeans.

LOOK 4:
@gabpacifico does an elegant tank on our ripped & destroyed Jegging Ankle. A swinging blouse and jacket polish off the look.

LOOK 5:
This outfit would be perfect for anything from weekend brunch to music festivals. @simplybethanyxo rocks our T-shirt dress and makes the most of accessories to liven up the look.

LOOK 6:
@nicolebuhler takes it old school with sneaks & a lace up tee. Keep the look on-trend and modern with light wash hi-rise shorties.

LOOK 7:
Joggers done right. @michelle_orsi lets her soft, patterned pants do the talking in this look. A cold shoulder tee is a fun take on a classic white shirt. A hat and fringe booties finish off this festival-ready outfit.

How will you style this season’s best pieces for all of your festival weekends? Tell us in the comments below, or show us using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

@blackbunnnnny shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@blackbunnnnny shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@sarahstyleseattle shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@simplybethanyxo shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@nicolebuhler shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@michelle_orsi shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.
@saraannowen shows off her #AEOSTYLE in this week's fashion trend recap.

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How To Tie A Bandana Headband

Boho-chic is taking this season by storm. From flowy dresses to soft pants and kimonos, summer is all about the ease of beachy-chic comfort. One accessory that we’ve come to love is the bandana. From neckties to headbands, we’ve been seeing a huge trend in the handkerchief game. Check out how to rock a bandana headband in an easy step by step guide below and be sure to wear it to your favorite music festival of 2016.

Step 1: Fold the bandanna in half diagonally and roll.

Step 2: Tie a knot in the center of the headband then tie the ends together.

Step 3: Place the bandana around the crown of the head and tie the ends into a knot.

Show us how you wear your banana headband  on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured on AE.com.

How To Tie AEO Bandana Scarf

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Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Meet Kiara Schwartz, #AerieREAL girl and blogger behind TobruckAve! She just got back from a trip to the Cayman Islands full of sun, #AerieSWIM and #AEOSTYLE. Read on to find out more about her summer must-haves, her getaway bucket list and what makes her #AerieREAL.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: Aerie Hi-Neck Crop Bikini

What was your favorite part of the Cayman Islands? 

The incredible colors of the Caribbean actually made my entire vacation feel like I was stuck in this beautiful watercolor painting. It begins when you start flying over the islands. Looking down and seeing the perfect ocean blue waters with the white sand and coral reef is when you know you are about to experience something unforgettable. There where so many favorite parts, but as a favorite spot I would have to say Star Fish point. Surrounded by palm trees  and a white sandy beach, it is the perfect spot to disconnect from the real world and really enter into that island state of mind.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: Aerie Sleeve Tube Bikini |

You travel all the time. What is your all-time favorite place to visit? 

Well, venturing to the Cayman Islands was my first experience in the Caribbean! Now all I can think of is when can I go back? I LOVE traveling and every destination has so many different special moments and experiences to offer. Continuously at the top of my list is the little town of Sayulita in Mexico. I love the energy there and the culture that it has preserved over the years. Even though tourism has increased a whole lot it still has kept its little surfer town charm, which is so enchanting. But when it comes to a perfect beach vacation, Cayman Islands seems to be the new untouchable! I have never experienced such sparkling beauty when it comes to clear waters and white sand between my toes.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: Aerie Triangle Bikini | Aerie Crop Bikini 

Do you have any summer getaways planned?

Yes! Of course. I have so many on the list! A few destinations on my list include Barbados (like I said I need another dose of the Caribbean ASAP) and Costa Rica. British Columbia actually has so many road trip worthy trips as well. Tofino will be on the list for a Pacific Northwest getaway and maybe even a spontaneous road trip or two! Always trying to get away as much as I can. Travel gives me inspiration and energy and I am always the most excited to share new locations and take my readers to a new and exciting destination.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: AEO Slit Shoulder Dress | AEO Off-The-Shoulder Dress

What are your top Aerie & AEO picks for vacay outfits?

OMG, both have endless options. Aerie and AEO have all the best vacation outfits, they are all easy breezy casual looks that are ready for beach and even nights out on the town. Here are my top 5, but it was hard to narrow down! So if I could the list would go on way longer.

– Bikini 

– Dress

– Beach Bag

– Sandals

– Denim Shorts

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: AEO Cross-Back Flowy Dress | AEO Hi-Rise Festival Shorties | AEO Double Buckle Sandal

What makes you #AerieREAL?

OK let’s get real, for all my curly haired friends out there. Curly does not equal perfect beach hair, sadly! I have a hard time accepting my frizz and curls in its natural state. BUT in this video on this vacation there are a few shots where you can see that I had no other option but to embrace the real curly frizzyness that is my natural hair. Sometimes diving into the water and getting my hair wet just has to trump keeping my “effort-full undone waves” that I try and keep especially for photos. I love the #AerieREAL message and would also like to add that I take pride in my body, I always try to eat healthy and work out. My dad always said while we were growing up, your body is your temple. I think that is an important message to keep in mind, never overdo something to the point of being unhealthy. Stick to what makes you feel at your best because that is what your body deserves.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

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