Budweiser Made In America X AEO Blogger Guide: A Fashion Love Affair

This week, we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks on what to pack from four of our favorite fashion bloggers, who not only have great style, they have great taste in music as well! Check out Cara McLeay’s post below and get ready to rock this weekend at Budweiser Made In America!

BLOG: A Fashion Love Affair

NAME: Cara McLeay

CITY ATTENDING: Philadelphia

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Cara McLeay, A Fashion Love Affair

AEO: What are your must-have festival essentials?

Cara: My favorite festival essentials are big shades, sunscreen and a camera to capture all of the action!

AEO: What is your perfect #AEOStyle festival outfit?

Cara: My perfect #AEOStyle festival outfit always includes a sundress and boots.

AEO: What are you packing for the Budweiser Made in America festival?

Cara: I’m bringing along sundresses, AEO cut-off shorts, tank tops, hats, sunglasses, and a cozy sweater and AEO denim for the evening.

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A Fashion Love Affair’s #AEOStyle Festival Picks

Shop the look:
Crocheted Babydoll Dress
Cutout Buckle Bootie
Aviator Sunglasses
Glory Hats by Goorin Fedora

AEO: Have you been to Philadelphia before? If so, what are your favorite haunts and if not, what are you excited to experience for the first time?

Cara: I’ve never been to Philadelphia, and I am SO excited to go!! I am looking forward to checking out the Liberty Bell, walking the “Rocky” Steps and indulging in a soft pretzel!

AEO: Who are you most excited to see perform? What is your favorite type of music and how does it inspire your fashion choices?

Cara: Where do I begin!? I can’t wait to see Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, of course, but Chromeo, Girl Talk and The National are going to be amazing too!

Music definitely inspires my fashion choices. I love everything from jazz to hip-hip to blues to 90’s pop, so depending on what I am listening to, I can be found wearing cut-offs or a gown or a simple little dress.

AEO: What goes into your bag at the festival?

Cara: Water, lipgloss, a camera, my iPhone, Vega Protein Bars, sunglasses, sunscreen, an AEO sweater for when it starts to cool down, a backup iPhone charger and a hat.

AEO: What festival style advice can you give to our readers?

Cara: Make sure to dress comfortably and wear layers. It can be toasty during the day, but it can cool down quickly in the evening. Wear closed-toe shoes as it can be dusty and lots of drinks and water can spill on your feet. Also, make sure to wear shades, sunscreen and a hat!

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Budweiser Made In America X AEO Blogger Guide: Tobruck Ave.

This week, we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks on what to pack from four of our favorite fashion bloggers, who not only have great style, they have great taste in music as well! Check out Kiara Schwartz’s post below and get ready to rock this weekend at Budweiser Made In America!

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Kiara Schwartz from Tobruck Ave

BLOG: Tobruck Ave.
NAME: Kiara Schwartz
CITY ATTENDINGPhiladelphia

AEO: What are your must-have festival essentials?

Kiara: My festival essentials always include the most used and most easily lost items. I always have an extra charger for my iPhone, otherwise it’s impossible to stay connected without it! I also always bring along sunglasses, sunscreen, a second layer sweater or a kimono for when the sun goes down.

AEO: What is your perfect #AEOStyle festival outfit?

Kiara: The perfect look for the Budweiser Made in America festival will be surrounded by my favorite American Eagle denim picks! I am so excited to rock the denim Jeggings with a pretty lace top over them, along with some perfect festival-stomping booties.

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Kiara’s #AEOStyle festival picks.

Shop the look:
Don’t Ask Why Muscle T-Shirt
Boy Jean
Moto Vest
Textured Zip Bootie
Striped Backpack
Glory Hats by Francis Fratelli
Embroidered Print Triangle Bikini Top
Blue Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
Turquoise Dreamcatcher Necklace
Turquoise Studded Cuff

AEO: What are you packing for the Budweiser Made in America festival?

Kiara: Festivals always call for hats! Hats add a bohemian element while also hiding second-day festival hair. My polaroid camera and some fake tattoos will also be along for the ride. I’ll also be bringing crop tops, overalls and silky lace tanks and dresses.

AEO: Have you been to Philadelphia before? If so, what are your favorite haunts and if not, what are you excited to experience for the first time?

Kiara: I have never been before but have always wanted to go, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the city has to offer. My close friend used to live there, and she’s given me some tips on where to wander. I am expecting it to have an amazing energy and a little bit of grunginess and lots of brick buildings and cool rooftops. I can’t wait!

AEO: Who are you most excited to see perform? What is your favorite type of music and how does it inspire your fashion choices?

Kiara: The line up for this festival is so good! I listen mostly to indie or rock and definitely love jamming to some good dance songs as well. I like anything that gets me moving. I am most excited to see The National, City and Color, Vacationer and of course Kanye! His shows are always talked about, so I can’t wait to see him live for the first time.

AEO: What goes into your bag at the festival?

Kiara: Being a Coachella veteran, I have learned over the years that less is more and essentials are key! A bottle of water, an extra iPhone charger, sunscreen, lipstick and bronzer for quick beauty refreshers as well as my film and polaroid camera.

AEO: What festival style advice can you give to our readers?

Kiara: A day at a festival includes so many activities, so your outfit should be ready for any adventure. That means, layering up and wearing flat booties (as opposed to sandals as getting your toes stepped on in the midst of a dance party is a total downer!). Denim shorts, a crop top, a kimono for layering and a hat to top it off is my go-to festival outfit. My other favorite combination is a lace dress with a kimono and booties with a fun feather headpiece. The key is to layer, and keep things loose and comfy!

 

 

 

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Budweiser Made In America X AEO Blogger Guide: NYC Pretty

This week, we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks on what to pack from four of our favorite fashion bloggers, who not only have great style, they have great taste in music as well! Check out Christine Bibbo Herr’s post below and get ready to rock this weekend at Budweiser Made In America!

Blog: NYC Pretty

Name: Christine Bibbo Herr

City Attending: Philadelphia

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Christine from NYC Pretty

AEO:  What are your must-have festival essentials?

Christine:  I always bring along festival perfect cut-off shorts, like the AEO Hi-Rise Festival Shorties, along with mirrored sunglasses and a selection of graphic tees.

AEO:  What is your perfect #AEOStyle festival outfit?

Christine:  I love mixing flirty styles with sportier pieces that are super comfortable to rock all day and into the night.

AEO:  What are you packing for the Budweiser Made in America festival?

Christine:  I’m packing the AEO Polka Dot Shortalls paired with a fun graphic tee accessorized with leopard print kicks! This outfit is the perfect mix of girly and rocker-chic. I’ve also been a huge fan of mirrored sunnies this summer, so I’ll definitely be packing a few pairs to have in my striped backpack for all the afternoon festivities!

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Festival Inspired #AEOStyle by NYC Pretty

Shop the look:
Polka Dot Shortall
Sky High Jegging
Slip-On Sneaker
Graphic Babydoll T-Shirt

AEO:  Have you been to Philadelphia before? If so, what are your favorite haunts and if not, what are you excited to experience for the first time?

Christine:  This will be my first time in Philadelphia! I’m psyched to check out some local, laid back hangouts, eats and shops while I’m there for the long weekend.

AEO:  Who are you most excited to see perform? What is your favorite type of music and how does it inspire your fashion choices?

Christine:  I love all different types of music; it all depends on my mood. Sometimes – for example, during a hardcore workout – I want kick-butt, hard rock, and high-energy pop or hip-hop tunes. Then, there are days when I’m more into a more “chill on the beach” type of vibe and will listen to reggae or laid back, surfer type of songs.

At the festival, I’m super psyched to see Kanye, The National, Kings of Leon, Pharrell, as well as experience some of the newer bands I haven’t heard of yet! Music always inspires fashion, so I’ll be bringing some rocker-chic and glam-grunge looks along this weekend.

AEO:  What goes into your bag at the festival?

Christine:  I’ll be bringing along a pair of sunnies, some flannel, a denim jacket and vest and a fedora or another fun hat for the daytime shows. Then, I always love an extra lipgloss and I’ll definitely have sunblock, mints, gum, snacks and my iPhone on me at all times.

AEO:  What festival style advice can you give to our readers?

Christine:  Always wear SPF, sunnies and a hat! Rock something funky and comfortable, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

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Christine’s festival advice? Have fun!

Tell us your favorite spots in the city of brotherly love below!

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Budweiser Made In America X AEO Blogger Guide: Something Navy

This week, we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks on what to pack from four of our favorite fashion bloggers, who not only have great style, they have great taste in music as well! Check out Arielle Nachmani’s post below and get ready to rock this weekend at Budweiser Made In America!

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Arielle Nachmani- Something Navy

Blog:  Something Navy

Name:  Arielle Nachmani

City Attending:  Philadelphia

AEO:  What are your must-have festival essentials?

Arielle:  My festival essentials always include ankle booties (comfortable ones!), jean shorts and any sort of button down shirt for layering.

AEO:  What is your perfect #AEOStyle festival outfit?

Arielle: My perfect #AEOStyle festival outfit includes a fun floral mini dress paired with a denim button down shirt wrapped around my waist – plus a pair of fun sunnies!

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Arielle’s #AEOMIA festival picks

Shop the look:
Don’t Ask Why Babydoll Dress
Super Stretch Jegging
Jegging Button Down Shirt
Double Zip Ankle Bootie
Diamond Pendant Necklace

AEO:  What are you packing for the Budweiser Made in America festival?

Arielle:  I’m packing a few of my favorite American Eagle denim styles! My suitcase includes one pair of AEO distressed vintage jeans, the AEO Jegging Button Down Shirt, a printed floral skirt and a mini dress. I’m also packing a pair of ankle boots, flats, and a bunch of long necklaces and statement earrings to accessorize with.

AEO:  Have you been to Philadelphia before? If so, what are your favorite haunts and if not, what are you excited to experience for the first time?

Arielle:  My fiancé, Brandon, went to UPENN, so I’ve been to Philadelphia a few times! He would know all the popular restaurant names better than I do, but I do know one of our favorites is POD Restaurant – it’s great! I’m really excited to eat there again. I hope while we’re there he can show me some fun places to shop – even though he hates shopping!

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POD, one of Arielle’s favorite restaurants in Philadelphia.

AEO:  Who are you most excited to see perform? What is your favorite type of music and how does it inspire your fashion choices?

Arielle:  There are way too many performers that I’m excited to see! My music taste is a mix of everything; I have the strangest iTunes library ever. It includes a mix of rap, hip-hop, country, rock, Latin music, pop and more. I think it makes so much sense when it comes to influencing my style because I do like to change it up every day. One day I’m preppy, the next I’ll go grungy and the next I’m dressed classic and simple. My style is all based on my mood, and my music makes and changes my mood constantly. If I have to choose, I’m really excited to see Kings of Leon, Chromeo, Kanye West and Pharrell!

AEO:  What does into your bag at the festival?

Arielle:  My bag essentials for festivals always includes water, my iPhone, a pack of gum, a camera, my wallet, sunglasses, a mophie charger, lipgloss and suntan lotion. Sometimes I even sneak in a little bag of Sour Patch Kids as a snack.

AEO:  What festival style advice can you give to our readers?

Arielle:  My advice would be to go with someone you love. It’s so much more fun to see your favorite performers, dance like nobody is watching and have the time of your life when you’re with someone you genuinely love hanging out with.

Stay tuned on Instagram this weekend with more from Something Navy!

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Music Monday: Behind The Scenes With Magic Man

For this week’s Music Monday, we bring you the infectious pop stylings of Boston natives, Magic Man. Perhaps you’ve heard their most recent single titled Paris, a dreamy pop-dance opus that shows off the five piece outfit in a weird world where body parts go missing but everyone keeps dancing anyway. Or maybe you’ve had the privilege of catching them perform live at one of the various festivals they’ve been slotted to play. Either way, get hip to the magic right here, right now. Be warned though, you’ll be walking away with a song stuck in your head.

Music Monday: Magic Man

Check out behind the scenes photos of Magic Man.

Check out our Q & A with founding members, Alex & Sam

AEO:  Hey, guys! How are you?

Magic Man:  Great. We’re on our way back from Canada. We just played Toronto last night.

AEO:  Oh, very cool! Toronto is such a cool city.

MM:  Yeah, we were only there for 24 hours. But it was a lot of fun.

AEO:  So, your first release, “Real Life Color,” was sort of inspired by your experience moving around France and working on organic farms. Can you tell me a little bit about that whole experience?

MM:  It was the summer after our first year of college. We decided to take this trip after I had taken some French classes in Paris. And we were just trying to find a way to travel around the country and we found this program where you can trade labor on organic farms for room and board so that seemed like a great way to do that. We got to meet a lot of interesting people, had a lot of cool experiences. Then during our down time – it was the middle of August so it was super hot – most people would take a long siesta in the middle of the day, we just started writing some songs.

AEO:  That’s interesting that you started out just writing on your laptop because that’s what was available to you. I’m really curious what your music writing process was like and how it’s grown since then.

Music Monday: Magic Man

Image Source: Gavin Thomas

MM:  It’s almost exactly the same as it was in the beginning where one of us would come up with a little idea, whether it’s a cord progression or a melody. Then we’d just work on it for awhile then pass it on to the other one who would then take it a little bit further. We’d just go back and forth and it would basically be a 50/50 collaboration.

We started off just with Garage Band and a built-in microphone on the laptop so we were definitely limited. But even with those basic programs, if you spend enough time tweaking things you can come up with some cool sounding electronic music.

AEO:  How has adding more members changed the way you make music or changed your sound?

MM:  Once we started playing with a full band and really enjoying the energy that that brought to the live show, we kind of started writing with the band in mind; live drums, bass, guitar, keys and kind of started shifting our writing from being what we had available when we were traveling, which was just a computer, to kind of thinking a little bit larger scale in terms of sounds.

Be sure to check out their most recent release of synth laden power pop, “Out of Mind,” out now on Columbia Records. Stream the single below!

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#AEOStyle Awards

In honor of the infamous MTV Video Music Award’s tonight, we were inspired to create our own awards! We went through hundreds and hundreds of #AEOStyle photos and chose the following winners for each of our categories. So what are you waiting for … pop your popcorn, grab a spot on the couch, and pregame with the #AEOSTYLE awards before the big show!

BEST MALE #AEOSTYLE

levytation@levytation

BEST FEMALE #AEOSTYLE

katie_did_what

 

@katie_did_what

FIT TO WATCH

lifeofacoyfish

 

@lifeofacoyfish

BEST COLLABORATION

codyjohns@codyjohns

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

misstarabelle

 

@misstarabelle

BEST ART DIRECTION

sisterlystyle

 

@sisterlystyle

OUTFIT OF THE YEAR

mox_ie

 @mox_ie

Tell us which artist you want to see win for the MTV Video of the Year award in the comments below!

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