Pitchfork Packing and Festival Guide

Pitchfork Music Festival is one of Chicago’s best music festivals that the city has to offer. The three day event features musicians with genres from alternative rock to hip hop to jazz and beyond. Check out our list of what to pack, places to explore and who to listen to while in the windy city.

Pack:
Girls:
Keep your festival #AEOStyle city sleek with neutral tones. Add a pop of color to incorporate some extra energy into your outfit.

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Shop the look:
Embroidered Zipper Bag
Don’t Ask Why Strappy Tank
Khaki Boy Bermuda (Similar)
DV by Dolce Vita Clark Bootie
Heart Pendant Necklace

Guys:  Keep your style comfortable and cool for long days at the festival grounds. Tie a button down around your waist for added warmth when the sun goes down. Don’t forget to pack comfortable walking dancing shoes and a duffel bag to carry your festival essentials.

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Canvas Duffel Bag
Canvas Sneakers
Legend Crew T-Shirt
Plaid Button Down Shirt
10″ Classic Length Short

Eat:
Homeslice: Wheel House: 
Pizza, a French Bulldog named Gary, and a fantastic atmosphere to boot. This place rocks.

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Home Slice Wheel House (and Gary the French Bulldog). Photo Credit: @Addie_Perkins

Old Crow Smokehouse:  This country themed bar serves up a mean moonshine with muddled blackberries, lemon sour and topped with a mint sprig. Yeehaw!

Waffles Cafe: bWonuts…a hybrid between a waffle and a doughnut. Need we say more?

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Holy Wonuts! Photo Credit: Thrillist.com

Bobtail Ice Cream:  Homemade creamy goodness with flavors like Cubby Crunch, Peanut Butter Cup and Signature Sunset.

Do: 
John Hancock Observatory:  The best view in town. Treck 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan to enjoy breathtaking views of the city.

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Check out the view! Photo Credit: Fodors.com

Beach Volleyball Bump, set and spike on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Wrigley Field:  Crack open a box of Cracker Jacks, root for the Cubs and celebrate the parks 100th birthday.

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Celebrating 100 Years. Photo Credit: Crownaudio.com

Lincoln Park Zoo:  Enjoy free admission and views of lions, tigers and bears…oh my!

Listen: 
Beck:  This LA born musician is well known for his unique sound which incorporates genres like funk, soul, alternative rock, jazz and psychedelia…to name a few.  We love, Loser and Blue Moon.

Grimes:  This Canadian beauty spits out a synth pop sound so alluring, it will keep you wanting more. We love: Genesis and Go. Ft Blood Diamonds.

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Grimes. Photo Credit: Grimesmusic.com

Real Estate:  This all-american band from New Jersey delivers beachy vibes that meet a hazy indie rock sound. We love: Talking Backwards and Past Lives.

Tune-Yards:  Known for her entertaining stage presence, we can’t get enough of this energetic, world beat, indie pop gal. We love: Water fountain and  Wait for a Minute.

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Tune-Yards photo credit: Thebabybridged.com

 

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Denim Try On Event- What’s the best fit for you?

This July, we’re celebrating denim in a BIG way. With over 22 fits, 81 washes and 84 sizes, it’s hard not to spread the love on America’s #1 favorite denim brand. We sat down with Manager of Styling, Lauren R. to get the deets on her favorite fits this season and what works best for every body type.  Check out her denim picks below and don’t forget to try on our jeans in store from July 10th -23rd for your chance to win amazing prizes which include, a Macbook computer, AEO gift cards and more!

Body Type: Athletic. Jean Fit: Sky High Jegging
This super Hi-Rise and ultra tight fit will create and accentuate your beautiful curves.

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Body Type: Full-Figured. Jean Fit: Kick Boot
This fit really flatters full-figured body types. Clean lines will slim those problem areas and our stretch fabric will help create comfortable and elongated silhouettes.

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Body Type: Petite. Jean Fit: Jegging
The Jegging fit is perfect for a petite frame. Super stretch fabric, low rise and a hem that hits right at the ankle ensures a great fit and mimics the appearance of longer legs.

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Guys: No matter if you like Original Straight, Loose or Classic Bootcut, we’ve got styles and washes that match your personality. Bonus to these awesome jeans… try on a pair in stores for your chance to win one of the awesome prizes below!

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Click here for the AEO BTS 2014 Denim Try On Event Official Rules.

 

 

 

 

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#AEOStyle Roundup: Red, White and Blue Edition

We love all things red, white and blue! And, on July 4th, we saw an overwhelming number of posts on Instagram and Twitter showing off your Independence Day getup with #AEOStyle!  We were so impressed by your photog and styling skills that we just had to share a few of our faves (so hard to choose)! Take a look and tell us your favorite image in the comments below.

Shop the look:
Denim Shortie
Flag Graphic Tank (shop similar)

Shop the look:
Denim Shortall
Don’t Ask Why Long Sleeve Sweater

Shop the look:
Hi Rise Festival Shortie

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Shop the look:
Skinny Jean
Silky Kimono Top (shop similar)
Silver Wedge

Shop the look:
Coca-Cola Graphic Muscle Tank
Stars and Stripes Denim Shortie (shop similar)
Star Printed Bandanna 

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The Go-To Girls Bra Collection

Bras and best friends have a lot of similarities. We’re serious…think about it! You depend on them to keep your outfit in check. You take care of them! They provide support when you need it. Okay,  so maybe the analogy ends there…but you get the point.

This season we’re focusing on the basics that every girl needs to complete her bra wardrobe from Multi-Way and Strapless Bras to Lightly Lined or a va-va voom Pushup! The Go-To Girls include Bridget, Charley, and Blakely…all priced at $20! Read on below to learn a little bit more about each.

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Crystal and Rachelle are wearing our newest bra, Charley! Perfect under v’s and scoops, Charley is a plunge bra with just enough pushup to add a subtle lift. In the center (or the gore) of the bra, there is a key ring that let’s the cups swivel with your body. This works seamlessly with the j-hook in the back for when you want to convert her into a racerback!

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Blakely is back with new pop color lace details as your go-to lightly lined bra. Her soft cotton cups offer demi coverage and is perfect to pair with your favorite tee. What we love? Her neon vintage lace side wings. Go ahead, show her off under your summer tanks!

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Allison and Amber are rocking our Bridget Bra! Bridget is always there for you when you need a little lift! You’ll love her soft, smooth microfiber and lace trim design. She’s offers demi coverage for your lower cut tops. 

Looking for other bra fits to fill your wardrobe needs? Check out Bra Guide! If you have any fit questions, be sure to reach out to our Fit and Style Expert, Jenny Altman at AskJenny@ae.com.

xoxo,

Aerie

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Flashback Friday Playlist

This summer, we’ve decided to launch a new music playlist exclusively for our Friday shoppers. We absolutely love a good throwback tune, so much in fact that we’ve decided to create a Flashback Friday playlist! This playlist has everything from TLC to No Doubt to Nirvana and beyond. Check out the full playlist below and be sure to bring your dancing shoes to AEO stores every Friday from here on out.

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4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Arrested Development – Mr Wendal – 2002 – Remaster
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic – 2009 Digital Remaster
Beck – The New Pollution
Better Than Ezra – Good
The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
Blackstreet – No Diggity (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
Blind Melon – No Rain – 2002 – Remastered
Blink-182 – Dammit
Blink-182 – All The Small Things
Blu Cantrell – Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)
Blues Traveler – Hook
The Breeders – Cannonball
C & C Music Factory – Here We Go, Let’s Rock & Roll
The Cardigans – Lovefool – Radio Edit
Collective Soul – Shine [Radio Edit] (45 Version)
Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
Cracker – Low
The Cranberries – Linger
Crash Test Dummies – Afternoons & Coffeespoons
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) – Radio Mix
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
The Dandy Warhols – We Used To Be Friends
De La Soul – Me, Myself & I
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Del The Funky Homosapien – Mistadobalina
DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat – Old School Reunion Remix ’96
EMF – Unbelievable – LP – EMF
Eve 6 – Inside Out
Everclear – Santa Monica
Fastball – The Way
Fatboy Slim – Praise You – Radio Edit
Fountains Of Wayne – Radiation Vibe
Garbage – When I Grow Up
Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
The Goo Goo Dolls – Broadway
Green Day – When I Come Around
Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
Hole – Celebrity Skin
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Ice Cube – Check Yo Self – feat. Das EFX
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Jill Sobule – Supermodel
Kris Kross – Jump
Kula Shaker – Hush
The La’s – There She Goes
Len – Steal My Sunshine – Remastered Anniversary Edition
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations
Meat Puppets – Backwater
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
The Muffs – Kids In America
N.W.A. – Express Yourself
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Nirvana – Love Buzz
Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World
No Doubt – Just A Girl
OMC – How Bizarre
Pearl Jam – Alive
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Lump
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Video Killed The Radio Star
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Republica – Ready to Go
Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop
Semisonic – Closing Time
Skee-Lo – I Wish
Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On The Sun
The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground – Nellee Hooper Mix
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Spacehog – In The Meantime
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold – Remastered
Stone Temple Pilots – Plush
Sugar Ray – Fly
Supergrass – Alright
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Remastered
TLC – No Scrubs
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony – 2004 Digital Remaster
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun (Remastered Album Version)
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Will Smith – Miami
Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November
Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Give It Away
Oasis- Wonderwall
Beck- Loser
Oops I Did It Again- Britney Spears
NSync- Bye Bye Bye
What a Girl Wants- Christina Aguilera
Say My Name- Destiny’s Child
Crazytown- Butterfly
Usher- U Remind Me
Brandy and Monica- The Boy Is Mine
Come On Over Baby- Christina Aguilera
Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani
Cry Me A River- Justin Timberlake

Want to listen to the full playlist? Follow us on Spotify!

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Real Talk – Why You Need A Multi-Way Bra

Join Katelin, Aerie’s Associate Manager of Business Strategies, and Jenny, our Fit and Style Expert, as they explore the Multi-Way Bra! This bra is a must in every girl’s wardrobe. Perfect for your strapless, one-shoulder, or halter dresses and tanks!

If you have any style or fit questions for Jenny, email her at AskJenny@AE.com! We’ll be answering your questions weekly on the blog! Be sure to check out Mia and our other Strapless & Multi-Ways in our Bra Guide here!

xoxo,

Aerie

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