Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

Whether you go all out for festival season or give it a subtle nod, our festival faves are sure to bring out your inner boho babe.

We asked our girl Color Me Courtney to show us what she would wear to a festival. Between the crochet, destroyed denim and pop of color, it’s safe to say that we’re in festival heaven.

Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

What Inspired Courtney’s Look:
“For this festival-esqe look I turned to Aerie & American Eagle, because they have a little bit of that boho vibe without being too bananas about it. When I needed festival fashion, they were the perfect partner for creating this chillaaxxeddd look – that’s perfect for Coachella or just somewhere coastal (ps is it summer yet?).”

Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

“A girly-lacey bikini in a fun pop of color, prevented me from wearing a bra (score) while providing a little color pop when layered under a flowy poncho! I paired it with basic distressed denim shorts, an easy basic and must have for Spring/summer before adding studded sandals, a crocheted backpack and black sunnies. Oh and so you could still recognize me, I added a bright orange lip ;)”

Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

Get Courtney’s Look: Perky Triangle Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Sweater Shawl | Backpack | Sunglasses (Similar)Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

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Festival Faves with McKenna Bleu

Festival season is officially upon us and we couldn’t be more excited! From beach to backstage, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re hitting every major festival or catching a local show, you can still dress the part. Blogger babe McKenna Bleu shows us what to wear to a festival and styles her faves below!

What To Wear To A Festival or Concert

What Inspired McKenna’s Look:
“Hi Guys, McKenna Bleu here! I don’t know about you but I’m loving these warmer temps, hello new spring arrivals! Unfortunately, I will not be attending Coachella this year but that doesn’t stop me from getting in the festival spirit with Aerie. This tye-died fringe romper is the perfect piece for warm days on the lawn or laying out poolside. Underneath is one of my favorite swimsuits from Aerie, the Holly Bikini it’s a combination of a push up top paired with high waisted bottoms (so in right now) a sure stand out on the beach! As always, a girls best accessory is confidence! Remember to keep it #AerieREAL celebrate you! Be sure to check out my blog and follow along on my Instagram!”

What To Wear To A Festival or Concert What To Wear To A Festival or Concert Get McKenna’s Look: Romper | Holly Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom | Floppy Hat | Sunglasses

What To Wear To A Festival or Concert

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Photos by Stacey Bauer Photography.

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Feelin’ Festive! How to Rock the Tatly Tattoo Trend

Summer’s almost here, Aerie girls! As the rays get warmer and days get longer, one of our favorite parts of summer approaches: festival season! Whether you’re enjoying the music, or just dressing the part, Tatly tattoos are one trend you won’t want to be scene without. (See what we did there?)

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Studying up on Spring trends? Don’t forget Tatly tattoos!

Tatly tattoos are super easy to use, and add a little shimmer to your style. Like jewelry, without the jangle! They’re perfect for splashing in the surf, or dancing your heart out to your fave band.

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Just seconds to style! Application is easy as 1, 2, 3.

Here’s how to apply your Tatly tattoos:

  • Start with clean, dry skin. Remove clear top sheet & press tattoo firmly against skin.
  • Hold with wet cloth for 30 seconds. Peel off paper & gently rinse tattoo with cool water.
  • Remove with household tape or soap & water.
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Layer up for a look that’s all your own.

Mix it up! Play with placement and have fun with patterns and combos. We can’t get enough of the layered look above!

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A flashy tat adds some glam to your arm party.

Go ahead, get your shine on!

Shop Tatly Tattoos at Aerie.com!

Dive in, Aerie girl!

Share your spark this summer with Tatly tattoos!

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How to Style the Hi-Rise Festival Shortie with Thetique

Heading to spring break? Gearing up for festival season? Grab a pair of Hi-Rise Festival Shorties and thank us later. No, seriously. Between it’s soft cotton denim, destroyed details and frayed hem, you’ll be in hi-rise heaven.

Tiana from the Thetique blog puts a classic twist on these edgy shorts by adding stripes and a timeless denim jacket below.

Meet Tiana:
Tiana Lewis, by definition, is native Nebraskan and full-time student at Texas Christian University. However at heart, she is a creative, a dreamer, and an optimist of all sorts. You can find her blogging about life, style, and everyday musings at Thetique, a space rooted in the belief that there is beauty in everything. Past unconventional beauty, she believes in things like: meaningful conversation, a life lead with intentionality, and running steadfastly in the direction of your dreams.

How to Style the Hi-Rise Festival Shortie with Thetique

How to Style the Hi-Rise Festival Shortie with Thetique What Inspired Tiana’s Look:
“Recently, I’ve been leaning more toward timeless outfits-ones you’ll look back on ten years down the road and think, “Man, I had style,” instead of “What was I thinking?” And because I believe that these kinds of looks are best dressed with a bit of edge, the Hi-Rise Festival Shorties make for the perfect piece to have in your closet long-term. They’re great with just about everything. I decided to pair them with a simple stripe, great wash of denim and a wide-brimmed hat to put together a look that could be easily recreated by anyone looking for a relaxed, yet stylish outfit created solely from the pieces in their closet.”

How to Style the Hi-Rise Festival Shortie with Thetique

Get Tiana’s Look: Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Soft & Sexy Striped Baseball T-Shirt (Similar) Tomgirl Denim Jacket (Similar) |  Western Bootie (Similar) | Lack Of Color Black Out Short Brim Hat (Similar)

How to Style the Hi-Rise Festival Shortie with Thetique


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Budweiser Made in America Festival: AEO is the Official Fashion Partner

We are so excited to share with you that we are the official fashion partner of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. The festival will take place coast-to-coast simultaneously during Labor Day weekend at Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia and Grand Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st.  Kanye West will headline in both cities, first in Philadelphia along with performances from Pharrell, Rita Ora and Kendrick Lamar, and will then topline the final night in Los Angeles with Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer, among countless others. Check out the official music festival posters below for the full line-up for both cities!

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Los Angeles line-up

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 Philadelphia line-up

Watch the Made in America Official Trailer to get pumped up for the festival!


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Music Monday: Remembering Coachella

Coachella might be the biggest music event in North America. It boasts chart-topping names and celebrity guests from A-list to Z. It’s, like, bigger than big. So big, in fact, that tix sold out in less than three days. I’m gonna go ahead and assume that most of you didn’t grab one in time – or couldn’t afford one for that matter – and  give you a recap of what you did and didn’t miss.


Not gonna lie, Coachella is mad fun. But it’s also in the middle of the desert, which is probably only fun for lizards and such. So yeah, it was about 95 degrees, on the low. And we had to walk, a lot. We walked from the parking lots to security checkpoint number 1, then number 2, then 3 – wait, were there 3 checkpoints? Not sure, but the Coachella security team kinda put the TSA to shame. Plus, they all wore black suits like they were in the secret service, which they very well may have been.

When you’re moving through that pilgrimage from your car to the grounds you get caught up in the Coachella flow. You’re surrounded by girls in cut-off denim shorts, dudes without shirts on, flower crowns, bikinis and dusty flip-flops. It’s at once the best and worst people watching you could possibly imagine. Turn your head in one direction and you’re admiring the way some girl pulled off the oft-worn fringe trend; turn the other way and you get a feather headdress in your face. But it’s basically a win/win so long as you have a sense of humor and a curiosity for clothes.

Once in, the first thing we typically would need was some sort of beverage. Coachella secret service makes you dump out all your water bottles to get in – as if we’re not sweating our butts off in the middle of the desert or anything. But once some water was procured we’d set out to take in some music, which is why everyone’s there, right? Not for the photo-ops, right?

Musically speaking, this year’s Coachella might have been the biggest yet. People probably say that every year, but seriously though, this year was the biggest.  Outkast came out of retirement for it. Nas used it as a platform to launch the deluxe reissue of his seminal “Illamatic” LP. Muse ended their world tour there. Pharrell brought out Gwen Stefani to cover “Hollaback Girl” with him. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, T.I., Usher, Snoop Dog, Janelle Monae – when it comes to surprise appearances, the list goes on and on and on. There was even a moment in Arcade Fire’s Weekend 2 performance when they tricked the crowed into thinking that they brought Daft Punk out to do a cover of Lucky with them. It was just a cute way to play with the yearly rumor that the masked musicians actually will show up to grace a stage at Coachella. Arcade Fire, you guys are so witty.

Megastars aside, Coachella 2014 boasted the most diverse lineup to date. Not only was the mashup-man, Girl Talk, on the main stage this year, but EDM had a huge presence across the board with the Sahara tent and the club-esque Yuma tent. Veterans like Fatboy Slim and Cajmere offered hit-filled sets to the aging ravers while young’uns GTA, Flosstradamus and Anna Lunoe all delivered stellar sets to a sea of raised hands and fist pumps.

Speaking of Anna Lunoe, this year’s Coachella lineup offered a deep list of female talent. From Lorde to Lana del Ray to the eccentric techno queen, Nicole Moudaber, the ladies rocked stages and decks just as well as the guys – if not better. We wish we could express just how hard Haim rocked on the first weekend in a sentence. But alas, only so much can be conveyed through a blog.

That being said, it was hard to catch everything that we wanted to see. We wished for cloning technology on the daily. Like, how were we supposed to rave to Martin Garrix and get nostalgic with The Replacements at the same time?! Our lives were so hard, you guys. You don’t even know. We wish you were there, or maybe you were. Regardless, let’s get to work on that cloning technology so we can conquer Coachella even better next year. See ya then!

Signing off –

Kate M.

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