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!


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!


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!

Inside Morimoto - Philadelphia

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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#AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition: Skinny

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

As part of our #AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition, Olia from Love, Olia styled our Skinny Jean.

What inspired Olia’s look:
I love finding a good pair of distressed denim jeans and dressing them up for more of a polished look by adding high heels, a dressy tank and an ever-classic cardigan.

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Meet Olia:
Olia is a licensed esthetician and writer of the popular beauty and fashion blog Love, Olia. She has been featured in magazines, including the April 2014 issue of People Style Watch. She graduated with an Accounting degree only to realize her true passion was to enter into the beauty and fashion world and has been successful ever since. She hopes to help people find inspiration in her daily posts.

Get Olia’s look:
Skinny Jean
Pleated Lace Tank
Ribbed Dolman Cardigan
Embroidered Zippered Tote Bag
Turquoise Ring Set
Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
BC Picture It Peep Toe Bootie

Show us your best look in our Skinny Jean. Tag your photo with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog, Tumblr or AE.com style gallery.

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#AskJenny: What Is a Bare Bra and Why Do I Need It?

With Labor Day Weekend and back-to-school approaching, our social calendars are getting packed! But what bra to wear with our backless tops & dresses when a strapless or multi-way just won’t cut it? Jenny Altman, our Fit & Style Expert, talks about the finer points of the Bare Bra with Kerstyn, Merchandise Manager for Aerie bras. Click through to learn why it’s a must-have for your trickiest tops and dresses. You’ll be wearing this bra all year, whether it’s WeddingProm or Homecoming season!

If you take good care of your Bare Bra, you should be able to wear this bra again and again. Check out Jenny’s expert tips for washing, wearing and caring for your Bare Bra to keep it good as new.



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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 Challenge Denim Edition: Straight

We believe in one-of-a-kind fits, not one size fits all. We put our blood, sweat and tears into designing the best fits, the latest washes and sizes designed for everybody.

As part of our #AEOSTYLE Challenge Denim Edition, Grace from Gracefullee Made styled our Straight Jean.

What inspired Grace’s look:
Sweaters are my jam in the fall and winter months, especially for a college girl like me. It’s important to be comfortable while walking around campus. It’s the perfect back-to-school look, and this cable knit v-neck sweater is just the right amount of comfort. It’s a loose fit, making it easier to lounge in and also get some studying done. I opted for a cuffed straight dark-rinse denim fit paired with these ankle booties.

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Meet Grace:
Grace is the fashion blogger behind Gracefullee Made and lives in North Carolina. She’s a college student enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s an avid Instagramer and loves anything that is bright, sparkly and makes a statement.

Get Grace’s look:
Straight Jean
Tipped V-Neck Sweater
Woven Chain Link Bracelet
Mirrored Icon Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
BC Picture It Peep Toe Bootie

Are you wearing Straight Jeans like Grace this fall? Tag your photo with #AEOSTYLE and #AEOJEANS for the chance to be featured on our blog, Tumblr or AE.com style gallery.

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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!
























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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