AEO SXSW Travel Guide

Can you believe it’s March already? Neither can we! You know what’s even crazier? Festival season officially kicks off this month with SXSW! We’ve been waiting all year to rock out to great music and sport our favorite festival fashion. Check out our SXSW travel guide below to ensure you’re packing the right gear, watching the best shows and eating the tastiest food while having the time of your life your life Austin, Texas. Craving even more to do’s? Check out last year’s guide for extra ideas!

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SXSW-inspired #AEOSTYLE.

 

Pack:
Girls:
Festival fashion isn’t complete until a pair of denim cutoff shorties are added to your style. Mix things up by sporting black instead of your typical denim. Add a crop top and a long cardigan for a look that screams boho chic. Don’t forget to add a fedora and sandals for effortless #AEOSTYLE.

Shop the look:
Embroidered Crop Top
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Buckled Gladiator Sandal
Lack of Color Black Out Brim Hat
Tiered Leaf Necklace

Guys: Austin is all about expressing your creative side. Pair your favorite pair of sandals with colorful socks. Add a Solid Button Down and Joggers for guaranteed great style. Add a denim jacket to your look to keep you warm once the sun sets.

Shop the look:
Vintage Denim Jacket
Solid Button Down Shirt
Jogger Short
Birkenstock Arizona Leather Sandal
Bottle Opener Icon Sunglasses

See: One of the best things that you can do while visiting Austin during SXSW is to attend a few music showcases. It’s a great way to discover new bands while listening to some of your favorite up and coming artists as well. Two showcases we recommend checking out are Blackheart and St. Davids Church. Last year, Communion Music presented artists like Sam Smith and Hozier. during their showcases in Austin. This year, both artists were Grammy nominees and Sam Smith, a multi-Grammy winner.

Wednesday 3.18: Blackheart Showcase: 86 Rainey Street. Our favorite artists to see: Catfish And The Bottlemen and Circa Waves.
Friday 3.20: St. David’s Church: 301 E. 8th Street. Our favorite artists to see: Tove Stryke and Leon Bridges.

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Food Trucks: Austin is notorious for having some of their best food on wheels. Check out South Congress Avenue for some of our favorite food truck locations.

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South Congress Avenue Food Trucks. Photo Credit: Realty Austin

Kerbey Lane Cafe: One thing you can’t leave Austin without having is a hot delicious bowl of queso. Grab a chip and dive right into cheesy goodness from Kerbey Lane Cafe.

What is your favorite festival fashion? Tell us in the comments below!

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#MUSIC MONDAY: March 2015 Playlist

A new month means a new playlist! From BORNS to Vance Joy and Lykke Li, we’ve got a great mix hitting AEO stores. Check out the playlist below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to gain access to all of our in store playlists.

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  1. MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance
  2. ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra)
  3. The Black Keys – Gotta Get Away
  4. Tiësto – Footprints
  5. TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot
  6. Vance Joy – Riptide – FlicFlac Remix
  7. Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
  8. BØRNS – Seeing Stars
  9. Clean Bandit – Show Me Love (feat. Elisabeth Troy)
  10. Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home
  11. Echosmith – Come Together
  12. Gorgon City – Real
  13. Royal – Passenger
  14. Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters
  15. Whilk & Misky – Babe I’m Yours
  16. Guster – Simple Machine
  17. James Bay – Hold Back The River
  18. Kimbra – Settle Down
  19. Kygo – Firestone
  20. Kyla La Grange – Cut Your Teeth – Kygo Remix
  21. Lana Del Rey – West Coast
  22. LIGHTS – Up We Go
  23. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers – The Magician Remix
  24. Marina and The Diamonds – How To Be A Heartbreaker
  25. Martin Solveig – Hey Now [feat. Kyle]
  26. Moon Taxi – Morocco
  27. Priory – Put ‘Em Up
  28. Royal Blood – Figure It Out
  29. Saint Motel – My Type
  30. Tame Impala – Elephant
  31. Tove Styrke – Brag
  32. Tove Styrke – Ego
  33. The Weeknd – Wanderlust – Pharrell Remix
  34. Jason French – You Just Want My Money

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

AEO #FBF REFRESH

Back by popular demand! We’ve had an overwhelming response to our Flashback Friday playlist so much in fact that we’ve decided to refresh the mix every few months. Check out the most recent playlist below for some of your favorite throwback tunes and follow us on Spotify.

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  1. The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret
  2. The Ataris – The Boys of Summer
  3. Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
  4. The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
  5. Britney Spears – Stronger
  6. Chris Brown – Forever
  7. Eric Prydz – Call On Me – Radio Edit
  8. Fountains Of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
  9. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
  10. Hellogoodbye – Here (In Your Arms)
  11. Jack’s Mannequin – The Mixed Tape
  12. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
  13. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  14. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
  15. Metro Station – Shake It
  16. Modest Mouse – Float On
  17. Nada Surf – Always Love
  18. Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird
  19. Nine Days – Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) – Radio Mix
  20. Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
  21. Sean Kingston – Fire Burning
  22. The Shins – New Slang
  23. The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
  24. Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles
  25. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  26. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
  27. Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano – Radio Edit
  28. Ashanti – Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
  29. Fergie – London Bridge – Album Version (Edited)
  30. Death Cab for Cutie – Soul Meets Body
  31. JoJo – Too Little, Too Late
  32. Jordin Sparks – One Step at a Time
  33. Rihanna – SOS
  34. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
  35. Frou Frou – Let Go
  36. Imogen Heap – Goodnight and Go
  37. Jason Derulo – Ridin’ Solo
  38. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  39. Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
  40. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
  41. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
  42. Maroon 5 – This Love
  43. Phantom Planet – California – Tchad Blake Remix
  44. Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue

What are some of your favorite throwback tunes? Tell us in the comments below.

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Valentine’s Day 2015 Playlist

This month, we’re feeling the love at American Eagle Outiffers. So much in fact that we’ve included a special playlist featuring some of our favorite Valentine’s Day themed songs. Head to stores from 2.7-2.14 to hear our latest playlist live and be sure to follow us on Spotify to access all of our seasonal playlists. What are your favorite V-day inspired songs? Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. B.o.B – Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars)
  2. Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold / Breakfast In America – Radio Mix
  3. Mat Kearney – Closer To Love
  4. Paramore – Still Into You
  5. The Shins – Simple Song
  6. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  7. John Legend – All of Me – Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix – Radio Edit
  8. Death Cab for Cutie – Soul Meets Body
  9. Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever
  10. Beyoncé – XO
  11. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  12. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
  13. Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever
  14. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors – Radio Edit
  15. Maroon 5 – Love Somebody
  16. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat
  17. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

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#MusicMonday: February 2015 Playlist

A new month at AEO means new arrivals and new music. Check out our February 2015 playlist below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to gain access to all of our in-store playlists. Have a favorite song that you want to see on future playlists? Tell us in the comments below!

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  1. Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder
  2. Avicii – The Days – Henrik B Remix
  3. Axwell^Ingrosso – Something New
  4. Bastille – Bite Down (Bastille Vs. HAIM)
  5. Becky G – Can’t Stop Dancin’
  6. BØRNS – Electric Love
  7. Charli XCX – Gold Coins
  8. Chris Brown – Add Me In
  9. Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Thru This – D’N’D Radio Edit
  10. David Guetta – Yesterday (feat.Bebe Rexha)
  11. DJ Snake – You Know You Like It
  12. Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart – Motez Remix
  13. Everclear – I Will Buy You A New Life – 2004 Digital Remaster
  14. Gentlemen Hall – All Our Love
  15. Gorgon City – Here For You – Bingo Players Remix
  16. Gwen Stefani – Spark The Fire
  17. Little Daylight – Overdose
  18. Magic Man – Out of Mind
  19. Nicki Minaj – The Night Is Still Young
  20. RAC – Repeating Motion
  21. Rihanna – Pon de Replay
  22. Smallpools – Killer Whales
  23. Usher – My Boo – Main
  24. Walk the Moon – Sidekick
  25. Yuna – Lights And Camera
  26. The Colourist – We Won’t Go Home – Jane Doze Remix
  27. The Heirs – Alright Goodnight
  28. The Magician – Sunlight (feat. Years and Years) – Radio Edit
  29. Alesso – Heroes (we could be)
  30. Bleachers – Like a River Runs
  31. Catfish and the Bottlemen – Rango
  32. Dwntwn – Til Tomorrow
  33. Joywave – Now
  34. Lilly Wood and The Prick – Prayer in C – Robin Schulz Radio Edit
  35. Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin
  36. NONONO – One Wish
  37. Wolf Gang – Lay Your Love Down – Single Version
  38. Banks – Beggin For Thread
  39. Priory – Weekend
  40. TLC – Unpretty
  41. Shift K3Y – Touch
  42. Nico & Vinz – In Your Arms
  43. alt-J – Left Hand Free
  44. Calvin Harris – Outside
  45. Dillon Francis – Love in the Middle of a Firefight
  46. Dillon Francis – Hurricane
  47. Duke Dumont – I Got U
  48. Florrie – Little White Lies – Florrie Remix
  49. John Legend – You & I (Nobody In The World) – R3hab Remix – Radio Edit
  50. Karmin – Yesterday
  51. Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight

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New Year, New Music: Top 10 Bands We’re Loving in 2015

At AEO, individual expression is at the core of our beliefs. Whether you’re celebrating your personal style through art, clothing or music, being you is what we love. One thing we can’t get enough of is music. Music helps sets the tone for our seasonal floor sets and helps create an in store ambiance unlike any other shopping experience. Check out our list of top 10 artists that we’re excited to jam out to in 2015 and get ready to hear them on future AEO playlists. Still reminiscing on 2014? Check out our favorite songs of last year here.

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  1. Kill Them With Colour. Why are they on our list? With energetic sound and an upbeat vibe, they’ll have you dancing all night long.
  2. Leon Bridges. With similar sound to Sam Cooke, Leon’s soulful voice and smooth guitar will have you hooked in no time flat.
  3. Grace Mitchell. Don’t let her age fool you. At 16, Grace is taking the music world by storm. We’d be surprised if 2015 wasn’t her year.
  4. Lost Boy Crow. With a sound similar to Vampire Weekend and The Griswolds, Lost Boy Crow delivers dance-worthy sound that will have you playing them on repeat.
  5. BORNS. Taylor Swift is on the same page with us. She just featured BORNS on her Instagram account. This will be a big year for BORNS.
  6. Whilk and Misky. Think smooth vocals with addicting instrumentals. This duo delivers mysterious yet inviting sound.
  7. Ryn Weaver. Move over Charli XCX, there’s a new pop gal in town and she goes by Ryn. Grab your dance shoes, you’ll need them when you stream her music.
  8. Kacy Hill. This intense beauty delivers tracks that can be felt through the heart and soul.
  9. KLOE: Add this talented gal to your playlist asap. Her alluring voice mixed with tranquil sound will make you a fan for life.
  10. Scavenger Hunt: If you like St. Lucia, you’ll love Scavenger Hunt. Not sure what St. Lucia sounds like? Check out an interview we did with them!

What bands are you looking forward to in 2015? Let us know in the comments below.

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