Governors Ball Recap 2016

Last weekend, our friends Kevin, Syma and Laura took over our Snapchat and Instagram accounts to cover the music, food and fashion that is Governors Ball. Check out some of our favorite photos from their weekend below and share your festival outfits with #AEOFESTIVALFASHION for a chance to  be featured on our style gallery.

Laura hydrates with the biggest coconut water we’ve ever seen.

Governors Ball Recap 2016 Their new favorite festival accessory? Polaroid cameras!
Governors Ball Recap 2016

Syma rocks her #AEOSTYLE in our Hi-Rise Denim Skirt, Straw Boater hat and our Soft & Sexy Lace-Up Jegging TankGovernors Ball Recap 2016

Syma, Kevin and Laura map out their weekend eats, concerts and hangs.
Governors Ball Recap 2016

Check out more images of Gov ball below! Governors Ball Recap 2016

Are you heading to a festival this summer? Tell us which ones in the comments below.

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10 Ways To Spend Your Summer Friday

What’s our favorite summer holiday? Summer Fridays! Summer Fridays are a phenomenon that workplaces are starting to embrace, and we can’t image the months of June, July and August without them. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about… we’re sorry, and we hope that you get to experience the gift of walking out of work early every Friday in the summer very soon. We’re here to help you make the most of the hours you gain with a list of 10 ways to spend your Summer Friday.

1. Visit A Museum: If you’re lucky enough to live in a city with multiple museums… visit them! A little knowledge never hurt anyone, and you might be surprised at what you can learn in just a few hours walking around a museum. If you typically don’t have time on the weekend, an early-out Friday is a great way to fit a visit into your schedule.

2. Check Out A Baseball Game: Pump a little excitement into the start of your weekend by checking out a baseball game. Baseball is the sport of the summer, and from the thrill of the game to the amazing food (um, nachos anyone?), we really can’t think of a reason not to go to at least one game per season.

3. Try A New-To-You Restaurant: Warm weather equals porch season! Grab some friends after work or school and go to a restaurant you’ve never tried, preferably with outdoor seating! Summer is the perfect time to try some trendy foods like avocado toast or acai bowls (because we all know you’re #eatingfortheinsta).

4. Go For  A Bike Ride: Get out and move! While the sun is still shining midday, take your bike out for a spin. A lot of cities even offer bike rental services with parking hubs around the city, so there’s no excuse not to take a ride in #AEOSTYLE.

Spend your Summer Friday taking a bike ride around the city in #AEOSTYLE.

Shop The Look: Denim X Shortie | Plaid Boyfriend Shirt | Round Lens Flat Sunglasses
Mixed Metal Ring Pack | Street Level Faux Leather Bucket Bag (Similar)

5. See A Free Concert In The Park: One of the best perks of summer are free concerts! It seems like free festivals are popping up more than ever, and chilling out with some friends and listening to music is a beautiful way to spend a Friday afternoon. Grab a blanket to sit on & some snacks to earn bonus points with the BFFs.

6. Take A Last Minute Mini-Vacation: You’re gaining a few extra hours on Summer Fridays, so make the most of it! Plan a quick, last minute getaway & leave as soon as the work. Whether you end up camping nearby or driving all night to find a beach, you’re sure to make some memories that will last longer than just the season.

7. Volunteer For A Few Hours: You get what you give! Since you’re getting time off from everyday activity, take the time to give back to your community by volunteering with a local organization. Not only will you have more fun than you expect, you’ll feel great about your actions after. If you need some inspiration, we recommend visiting a volunteer match website.

8. Check Out Your Local Farmer’s Market: We’re huge fans of supporting our local communities, and one way to do that is by buying local. Wandering around a farmers market is a great way to spend an afternoon. You’ll be able to try fresh pastries, local veggies and fruits and even meet new people. Ice cream cone in hand not optional!

Take your #AEOSTYLE to the farmer's market for a sweet treat on your summer Friday.

Shop The Look: Chambray Dress | Round SunglassesCurved Bar Necklace | Bead Bracelet Trio (Similar)

9. Head To The Pool: Wind down after a long week by heading to the pool. You don’t need to be a member at an exclusive club to go for a swim –
community pools are a great option for catching some rays. Pack your Aerie swim in your work bag for easy access after the day is done.

10. Hang Out At The Park: Be a kid for the day! Hang out at the park for the afternoon and jump around the playground or take a walk through the grounds.

How are you going to spend your Summer Friday? Tell us in the comments, or show us using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

This weekend, we’re packing our #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE and heading to Governors Ball for fun times, great bands and good eats. From The Strokes to HAIM and everyone in between, this year’s lineup is one you don’t want to miss. Check out what we’re eating, wearing and who we’re excited to see. Not able to make this years festival? Follow us on Snapchat (@AEO) and Instagram to get in on the action.

Pack:
Girls: A festival outfit wouldn’t be complete without denim shorties. Add a crop top, a flowy kimono and comfortable sandals to create a free-spirited vibe. Add a crossbody bag and lots of accessories to make your #AEOSTYLE pop.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors BallShop the look: Denim shortie (shop similar) | Ruffle Sleeve Kimono | Multi Braid Sandal | Street Level Bucket Bag (shop similar) | AEO First Essentials Eyelet Bralette | Women’s Accessories

Guys: Keep it easy with your favorite pair of denim shorts and t-shirt. Rock a pair of buckle sandals and accessorize with a solid hat and sunglasses.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Shop the look: AEO Denim Shorts | Stripe Crew T-Shirt | Double Buckle Suede Sandal | AEO Baseball Hat (shop similar) | Classic sunglasses

See:
Friday:
The Strokes: Formed in New York City, this American rock band is energetic, fun and addicting.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @TheStrokes

Beck: This American born indie-rock artist best known for his hit song “Loser” began his active years as a musician in 1985. 31 years later and he’s still killing it.
RobynThis Swedish electropop beauty has been on previous AEO playlists. Her catchy lyrics and beats create a vibe that’s perfect for dancing.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @robynkonichiwa

Saturday:
Miguel: Recording artists, singer, songwriter, producer and has been creating music since he was thirteen…what does this guy not do? Check out

HAIM: This fierce fore some from Los Angeles has pop rock sound with a punch. Three sisters (Este, Danille and Alana) and drummer Dash Hutton curate songs that are perfect for your never ending summer playlist.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @haimtheband

The KillersThis rock band from Las Vegas knows how to put on a show. With electrifying hits such as “Mr Brightside” and “Human“, this band has been “killin'” it since 2001.

Eat: 
by CHOLE.: Chow down on vegan burgers and fries! Healthy and tasty…what could be better?
Tacombi: Extra queso anyone? Authentic Mexican food is hard to beat. Corn tortillas filled with the good stuff. Make sure you grab a fresh pressed juice to complete your meal.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @tacombi

SnowDays: Weather in NYC this weekend is going to be warm. Cool off with some shaved cream and load it with #allthetoppings.

Black Tap: Burgers and milkshakes are just better together. These wacky and colorful milkshakes have been making some serious headlines around the US! Bonus, this food is totally ‘gram-worthy. Snap those buns before they’re gone.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @blacktapnyc

Milk: End your weekend on a sweet note with Milk desserts. Our personal fave? B’day truffles.

AEO FESTIVAL FASHION 2016: What To Wear To Governors Ball

Photo credit: @milkbarstore

Are you heading to Governors Ball this weekend? Share your photos with #AEOSFESTIVALSTYLE for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!

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Memorial Day Outfits For The Long Weekend

This weekend, we’re finally diving into summer: the sun is out, the temps are rising & it’s the first long weekend of the season! Whether your plans include lounging at the beach, exploring your city or consuming insane amounts of guac and chips at that backyard picnic (our preference!), your #AEOSTYLE needs to be on point this Memorial Day. Keep scrolling to see our take on Memorial Day 2016 style.

GIRLS: If you were waiting to bring the white hues out of hiding after a long hiatus, now is your time. We’re all for breaking the mold & wearing white after Labor Day, but if you’re one to play by the rules we highly encourage a clean, white-inspired Memorial Day Weekend outfit. Start with a white jegging or a pair of hi-rise shorties, and add a crisp button down on top. Keep a muted “Americana” feel with a touch of blue in your shirt or accessories. Add a boater hat and strappy sandals to complete the look.

Memorial Day Outfits for Girls: What to wear on the long holiday weekend for great #AEOSTYLE!

Shop The Look: Print Button Down Shirt | Denim X Jegging | Toe Ring Slide Sandal | Straw Boater Hat

GUYS: Subtlety call out to the national holiday in your outfit with a cool, relaxed indigo pattern shirt and bright white jeans. Because the shirt is not over-the-top blue, this look feels casual and cool, and it will take you from your Memorial Day party to a night out with friends to keep the celebration going. Finish off the look with a slip on shoe, like a canvas espadrille, for a coastal feel.

Memorial Day Outfits for Guys: What to wear on the long holiday weekend for great #AEOSTYLE!

Shop The Look: Indigo Crew T-Shirt | Slim Core Flex Jean | Espadrille Shoe

What are your Memorial Day long weekend plans? Show us what you’re doing in #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a  change to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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AEO Summer Beach Essentials

One of our favorite pastimes is hanging out by the pool or beach. With beach season just over a month away, we can’t stop daydreaming about laying in the sun and hanging out in the sand! This year, AEO has everything you need for a day by the water – we’re talking hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and, of course, pool accessories. Wherever your vacation destination is (even if you’re staying in your own backyard), you need to check out our summer beach essentials!

#AEOSTYLE Summer Beach Essentials... Everything you need fora weekend in the sun & sand!

Take it to the beach! A few key items to pack in your tote are a blanket, sunscreen & a big sunhat. Summer is the season of fun, so don’t be afraid to get adventurous with your vacation style. We’re obsessed with whimsical accessories like our pineapple sunglasses, and we think a matching mini drink float is necessary. When you’re ready to relax, play a game of cards or turn on your pool radio.  Don’t forget a small bag to stow away your phone and sunnies while you’re in the water. If you want to capture all of the beach action without risking a broken phone, an underwater camera will be your best friend!

SHOP EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR BEACH DAY:

1. AEO Straw Hat
2. Hang Ten 08 Tanning Oil
3. AEO Crossbody Sunglasses Case
4. AEO Cat Eye Sunglasses
5. Sunnylife Underwater Camera
6. AEO Medallion Paisley Blanket (Similar)
7. Big Mouth Mini Fruit Float Drink Pack
8. AEO Huarache Flats
9. Sunnylife Retro Sounds Radio
10. Invisibobble Hair Tie (Similar)
11. Hang Ten 30 SPF Sunscreen
12. AEO Sunglasses Case
13. AEO Pineapple Sunglasses
14. Slant Pineapple Tumbler
15. AEO Washed Linen Tote
16. Sunnylife Giant Playing Cards

Show us what your summer beach essentials are using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram for a chance to be featured in our style gallery!

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AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

Laguna Beach is absolutely one of my favorite places in Southern California. From its beautiful crystal clear beaches to its abundant art and music scene, it is definitely a locale to put on your travel list. Lauren, MK and I went on a day trip to explore the town, its beautiful scenery and all the culture it has to offer.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

We started with a short hike to Table Rock, a beach with a beautiful little cove. The weather was amazing and we explored the area and had some fun before we headed to The Montage Resort. Just below the resort was another beach cove and we took the opportunity to snap some photos before we grabbed lunch at La Sirena.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

Next up was a fun little flower shop named Browne’s Flowers. One of the best things about California is the abundance of fresh flowers and flower shops. After snagging a few bouquets we headed down the road to Main Beach. With amazing views including a Gazebo perched on top of one of the many sea cliffs it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular beaches in Laguna.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

We rinsed the sand off our feet and were off to our third beach of the day, Crescent Bay. This is one of my favorite areas in Laguna. Perched up on the cliffs we took in the majestic views of turquoise colored water, white beach sand, and countless tall palm trees making it one of the most amazing photo spots.
AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

We drove along the coastline to Newport Coast for ice cream at B.Candy. With its bright and vibrant exterior you can’t miss it! With ice cream cones in hand, we continued along the coast and had to stop when we saw a gorgeous bright orange old school VW bus. We chatted up the owner as he talked about the hard work he had put into restoring it. Talk about the ultimate road trip vehicle!

Our day was coming to a close but we couldn’t leave Laguna without having dinner at Brussels Bistro.

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Laguna Beach may seem like just another beach town but it is one of my favorite places to visit. Have you ever been to Laguna? If so, tell me some of your favorite spots in the comments! Or, share your favorite beach destination for a perfect getaway adventure below!

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