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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#MusicMonday: June 2015 Playlist

Hello June! This month officially kicks off summer and what better way to celebrate than with new #AEOSTYLE and great music? Check out our in-store June 2015 playlist below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to gain access to all of our past and present playlist.

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  1. Cool- Sweater Beats Remix- Alesso, Roy English
  2. Giant- Django Djgago
  3. The King Of The Cape- Alfred Hall
  4. Shadow- Bleachers
  5. Surrender- Laibert Remix- Cash Cash
  6. U Don’t Know- Alison Wonderland, Wayne Coyne
  7. Canyon Moon- Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  8. One Last Time- Ariana Grande
  9. On My Way- Axwell Ingrosso
  10. Think/Feel- Beat Connection
  11. Burning Gold- Bit Funk Remix- Christina Perri, Bit Funk
  12. Bright- Echosmith
  13. 10,000 Emerald Pools- BORNS
  14. Superstar- Broods
  15. Outside- Oliver Heldens Remix- Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
  16. Upside- Allen Stone
  17. Red Balloon- Bonus Track- Charli XCX
  18. I Bet- R3hab Remix- Ciara
  19. All Over- CRUISER
  20. The Giver- Reprise- Duke Dumont
  21. All Of You- Betty Who
  22. Put On Your Neon- Donora
  23. Needy Girl- Chromeo
  24. Without You- Ghost Beach
  25. Tether- Eric Prydz Vs. CHVRCHES
  26. Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)- Felix Jaehn, Jasmine Thompson
  27. Been There Before (Shook remix)- Ghost Beach
  28. My Silver Lining- First Aid Kit
  29. New Rush- Gin Wigmore
  30. Miracle- Ghost Beach
  31. Imagination- Gordon City, Katy Menditta
  32. Free Again- Greg Holden
  33. Hymnals- RAC Mix- Grizfolk
  34. Endlessly- Guster
  35. Epsilon- Original Mix- Kygo
  36. We Won’t Sleep- Handsome Ghost
  37. Try to Lose- Penguin Prison
  38. Stand Up- In The Valley Below
  39. Talk To Me- Kopecky
  40. Buzzcut Season- Lorde
  41. Stole the Show- Kygo, Parson James
  42. Prayer in C- Robin Schulz Radio Edit- Lilly Wood and The Prick
  43. Feels Like a Lie- Joywave
  44. Pay No Mind- Madeon, Passion Pit
  45. Blame It on Me- Mapei
  46. Carousel- SNBRN Remix- Melanie Martinez
  47. Sunshine- Pacific Air
  48. I Won’t Let You Down- OK Go
  49. The Island- Parade of Lights
  50. Waves- Math Bishop Remix- Sleeper Agent
  51. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)- Passion Pit
  52. The Seeds You Sow- Prides
  53. The Avenue- WATERS
  54. Life Your Life- Yuna
  55. No Need For Dreaming- MisterWives
  56. Portugal- Walk the Moon
  57. Time of Our Lives- Pittbull, Ne-Yo
  58. You Haunt Me- My Digital Enemy- Sir Sly
  59. Until You Find Me- TeamMate
  60. When I’m Away- The Colourist
  61. Falling- Yuna
  62. Drove Me Wild- Tegan and Sara
  63. Classic (featuring Powers)- The Knocks, Powers
  64. Super Critical- The Ting Tings
  65. Run Baby Run- Toro Y Moi
  66. My Gun- Tove Lo
  67. Weekends- Urban Cone
  68. Come Get It Bae- Pharrell Williams
  69. Sing It All Away- Walk Off the Earth
  70. Mine- Phoebe Ryan
  71. Forever- Youngblood Hawke

What songs would you like to hear on our July 2015 playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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AEO Sneak Peek: May 2015 Playlist

Happy May! To celebrate a new month, we’ve updated our in store playlist to give you the best songs of the season. Check out our playlist below and follow us on Spotify to hear all of our in store playlists.

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  1. Here It Is (Featuring Chris Brown)- Flo Rida, Chris Brown
  2. Ship To Wreck- Florence + The Machine
  3. Never Sleep Alone- Kaskade
  4. Headlights (Featuring llsey)- Robin Schulz, llsey
  5. Adult Diversion- Alvvays
  6. So Good- B.o.B
  7. Lovin’ So Hard- Becky G
  8. Say You Need Me- The Colourist
  9. Ready- Kodaline
  10. Sunrise- The Kooks
  11. California- La+ch
  12. Crave- La+ch
  13. Open Heart (Featuring Lissie)- Morgan Page, Lissie
  14. Hurricane- Goldroom Remix- MS MR
  15. Ordinary- The Preatures
  16. Don’t Count Me Out- TeamMate
  17. Worship- Years & Years
  18. I Want You To Know- Zedd, Selena Gomez
  19. Where Does This Disco? – Yacht
  20. Sea Of Voices- RAC Mix- Porter Robinson
  21. Fossils- Circa Waves
  22. Young Blood- Kues Sunset Remix- Bea Miller
  23. All I See- Original Mix- Bondax
  24. Bright- Echosmith
  25. Too Young To Remember- Florrie
  26. Simple Machine- Guster
  27. Peaches- In The Valley Below
  28. Face The Fire- Michelle Chamuel
  29. Somebody- Natalie La Rose
  30. Woodland- The Paper Kites
  31. Shut Up and Dance- Walk The Moon
  32. Run- COIN
  33. Out Of Mind- Magic Man
  34. Never Gets Old- Penguin Prison
  35. Goodbye- Who Is Fancy
  36. Happyland- Amanda Jenssen
  37. Cecilia And The Satellite- Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
  38. Just Because- Body Language
  39. Never Be The Same- Built To Spill
  40. The Ghost of Beverly Drive- Death Cab For Cutie
  41. Catch Us If You Can- Elle King
  42. Diversity- Family Of The Year
  43. Holding onto Heaven- Foxes
  44. Don’t Stop- Gin Wigmore
  45. Forever- Haim
  46. You Are My Summer- La+ch
  47. I Follow Rivers- Lykke Li
  48. Stay Together- Madi Diaz
  49. Heartbeat- Mat Kearney
  50. Don’t Wanna Dance- MO
  51. Follow You- Night Riots
  52. Crystals- Of Monsters and Men
  53. Admission To Your Party- Smallpools
  54. Dancing With Myself- The Knocks
  55. Nobody Love- Tori Kelly
  56. Gone- Vacationer
  57. Hand In Hand- Walking On Cars
  58. Night Window- Young Liars
  59. 1965- Zella Day
  60. Move Like U Stole It- ZZ Ward
  61. Outside- Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
  62. One Minute More- Capitol Cities
  63. Let You Go- The Chainsmokers
  64. Imagination- Gordon City, Katy Menditta

What do you want to hear on our next playlist? Tell us in the comments below.

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Music Monday: Get To Know Michelle Chamuel

You may have heard Michelle Chamuel’s powerful and upbeat voice on in store Aerie playlists. Or, you may have been introduced to the spunky and pretty hilarious gal two years ago on The Voice. No matter where you discovered the talented artists, you know you’re lucky you did. We sat down with Michelle to talk about music, #AEOSTYLE and what she values in life (hint: being happy, healthy and honest are qualities she values most). Take a look at our exclusive AEO interview below and get to know a bit more about Ms. Chamuel.

 

AEO: Please introduce yourself, where you’re originally from and how you got your start in music.
Michelle: Hi! I’m Michelle Chamuel. I’m from Massachusetts and I got my start in music by being fascinated with sound, starting from a reeeeaaaalllly early age.

AEO: 2 seasons ago, you were a finalist on The Voice. Tell us about your experience!
Michelle: It’s was a trip! The truth is, what goes on in Reality TV stays in Reality TV…That said, I learned a lot, worked hard, had a great time, made new friends, got my butt kicked by all the new things I was learning, got a stronger butt as a result, and now am on that cycle all over again. I think that’s what life is about, eh?

AEO: Was there a specific artist, band or album that’s influenced your path in music?
Michelle: There are many! Imogen Heap, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Martin, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Burial, and Usher – to name a few.

AEO: Where is your favorite place to perform?
Michelle: In a well loved and considered, sound-treated space designed for listening.

AEO: Funniest or most embarrassing moment on the road?
Michelle: This one time, my band didn’t have much money at all and we were sleeping 8 of us in one motel room in Texas. In order to save time and be discreet, two of us climbed out the window in order to get back to our bus. The motel owner saw two of leave through the window and began shrieking that she would call the sheriff. We made a speedy getaway onto the highway before the angry motel owner could make good on her word but didn’t realize that our back trailer door was open, exposing hundreds of dollars of our valuable gear to being smashed. We thankfully caught this pretty early on, and it was a miracle that the drum hardware bag acted like a door, keeping the gear in. We immediately pulled over, closed the door, and continued our epic journey home. And that was just the beginning of that crazy trip…

AEO: Biggest pet peeve?
Michelle: When one is not accountable for being mindless and the resulting harmful actions, as well as a lack of desire to improve on this. To sum it up: negatively based apathy.

 

AEO: Describe your everyday #AEOStyle
Michelle: There’s this 100% cotton hoodie I got from you guys that I rock a lot. It’s quite comfy.

AEO: What advice would you give to someone wanting to get into the music industry?
Michelle: There’s always something new to learn. Work on being an open, happy, healthy, and honest person. Be good to yourself and others, because the thoughts you think and the actions you take become who you are. No amount of followers, or money, or award, or whatever is more important that this. Try to remember what really matters, because success is a subjective thing, while the other stuff isn’t.

AEO: We heard you were at SXSW. What are some of your favorite parts of this festival?
Michelle: SXSW feels like some sort of bizarre family reunion of extended family members I never knew I had. All these artists and musicians are coming together, and for several days leading up to it, you can see this fleet of school busses, 15 pass vans, Prevosts, stuffed cars, Winnebagos, etc – all making their way from around the world to Austin, TX and it’s great!

AEO: Congrats on your debut album! Where can someone find out more about what you’re up to?
Michelle: Thanks!! Yeah! You can check out my album, Face The Fire, which came out this February on iTunes, Amazon, and additional online stores, as well as get updates from my Facebook page. I’m really excited to be making music and wear comfortable clothing!!!

What’s your favorite song of Michelle’s? Tell us in the comments below.

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#AEOSTYLE ROUNDUP: Festival Fashion

Last weekend was a major music moment in Palm Springs. Thousands of festival goers entered the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California for a weekend full of good vibes, festival fashion and performances by Alt-J, Hozier, Milky Chance and many more. Check out some of our favorite celebs and concert dwellers spotted in #AEOSTYLE in this week’s roundup.

Actress Bella Thorne was spotted rocking out in #AEOSTYLE.
Shop Bella’s Look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorites
Stitched Cowboy Boots
Ribbed V-Neck Cami
LIFE Line #Loveisproject Bracelet

Beauty Lea Michele is festival ready with Aerie and AEO.
Shop Lea’s Look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties
Crocheted Button Cami
Aerie Softest Lace Racerback Bralette

Exclusive... Peyton List Roaming the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Wearing American Eagle & Aerie

Actors and Twins Peyton and Spencer List

Twins Spencer and Peyton List roam the Empier Polo Field in #AEOSTYLE.
Shop Spencer’s Look:
10.5″ Jogger Short
Legend v-Neck T-Shirt
Microstripe Button Down
Slide Flip-Flop
Shop Peyton’s Look:
Don’t Ask Why Cropped Tank
Destroyed Lace Hem Shortie

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Stylist Coco Yokoyama in #AEOSTYLE

Stylist Coco Yokoyama is all about the Romper this season.
Shop Coco’s Look:
Wrap Front Romper

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AEO Director of Styling Preston Konrad

AEO Director of Styling Preston Konrad took over our Instagram account to showcase all the action at Indio.
Shop Preston’s Look:
Striped T-Shirt (shop similar)
8″ Prep Short

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Sister Bloggers Dylan Suarez and Natalie Off Duty

Sisters Dylan and Natalie roam the festival grounds in #AERIEREAL and #AEOSTYLE.
Shop Dylan’s Look:
Aerie Crop Bikini Top
Shop Natalie’s Look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties
Light Destroyed Denim Jacket
Aerie Scoop Bikini Top

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AEO Music Monday: April 2015 In Store Playlist

A new month means a new playlist in AEO stores. Check out who’s made the playlist this month and be sure to follow us on Spotify to access all of our current and past playlists.

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  1. East of Eden- Carousel Remix- Zella Day
  2. Up & Beyond- Wildcat! Wildcat!
  3. We Are The Kids- Walk The Moon
  4. Riptide- FlicFlac Remix- Vance Joy
  5. Searching For Silence- Summer Heat Remix- Urban Cone
  6. Happy Idiot – TV on the Radio
  7. Brag- Tove Styrke
  8. Buffalo- Toro Y Moi
  9. Come on Strong- Thumpers
  10. Sunshine- Teddybears
  11. Take it Slow- Tapioca and the Flea
  12. Bridge to Hawaii – Tacocat
  13. The Sea- Swim Deep
  14. Do You- Spoon
  15. Lucky Young- Someone Still Loves You
  16. Wicket Youth- Sego
  17. Jackrabbit- San Fermin
  18. Stay Low- Ryn Weaver
  19. Cheap Sunglasses- Cherry Cherry Remix- RAC, Matthew Koma
  20. Whatever You Want – The Preatures
  21. Hunny Girl- Pepper
  22. Calling Out – Penguin Prison
  23. Lost On Me- Peace
  24. Lifted Up (1985)- Passion Pit
  25. Water Hymn- Painted Palms
  26. North Ave.- The Orwells
  27. Jigsaw Puzzle- Of Montreal
  28. Morocco- Moon Taxi
  29. Goddess ( feat. G-Eazy)- MOD SUN
  30. Flash Junk Mind- Milky Chance
  31. Love You Crazy- Mikky Ekko
  32. Seven Days – Mighty Oaks
  33. Dear Future Husband- Meghan Trainor
  34. Billion – Mat Kearney
  35. Believe – Mapei
  36. You’re On- Oliver Remix – Madeon Kyan
  37. Cut to Black- Lemaitre
  38. West Coast- ZHU Remix- Lana Del Ray
  39. You Are My Summer – La+tch
  40. Westside – The Kooks
  41. Airfield – Javelin
  42. To U – featuring AlunaGeorge – Jack U, Skrillex, Diplo
  43. Peaches – In The Valley Below
  44. Running Behind – HOLYCHILD
  45. I’m With You- Grouplove
  46. Coastal Love- GRMLN
  47. The Struggle- RAC Mix – Grizfolk
  48. U Got The Sunshine – Graffiti6
  49. Here For You- Gorgon City, Laura Welsh
  50. When I Come Home – GOLDHOUSE
  51. Hold Me (Pat Lok)- Gold Fields
  52. Reviver- Generations
  53. Make You Smile- Elle King
  54. Let’s Go Surfing- The Drums
  55. Competition – The Dodos
  56. No Room In Fame- Death Cab for Cutie
  57. Revelation Blues- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  58. Up Again (featuring Rae Morris) – Clean Bandit, Rae Morris
  59. T-Shirt Weather- Circa Waves
  60. Carry the Zero- Built To Spill
  61. Superstar- Broods
  62. Past Lives- BORNS
  63. Wake Me- Bleachers
  64. Shine- Kygo Remix – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  65. Warm Weather- Snakehips Remix – Banks
  66. Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)- AWOLNATION
  67. 2AM- Astrid
  68. Safe & Sound – Alfred Hall
  69. We Got Nothing – Alex Winston
  70. Cool – Alesso, Roy English

What songs would you like to hear on our May 2015 playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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