AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music Fest

April marks the official kickoff of festival season. This weekend, we’ve got our wrist bands on, our suitcases packed tight and we’re gearing up for two weekends of fun in the sun in the California desert! Check out what we’re packing and be sure to follow along with #AEOFestivalStyle for all the latest happenings around festival season of 2016.

Weekend 1:
Ladies: Desert-boho is a big trend this season. Pair a romper with lace up sandals and accent jewelry for front stage #AEOFestivalStyle. Make a statement with a pair of mirrored round sunglasses. a crossbody bag and temporary tattoos

AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music Fest

Shop the look: 
Temporary Hologram Tattoo
Bell Sleeve Romper (similar)
Gladiator Lace-Up Sandal
Southwestern Bandana

Guys: 
Chill out this weekend in denim shorts and a casual tee. We all know that desert dust can act up at times so grab a bandana to wrap around your neck or use as a mask when those dust flare ups strike. Add Birkenstock Milano Leather sandals for comfortable style that won’t compromise your dancing skills.

AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music FestShop the look: 
Birkenstock Milano Leather sandals
Canvas Fedora
Pocket Crew T-Shirt
Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short
AEO Bead Bracelet (Similar)
AEO Bandana

Weekend 2:
Ladies: 
Show some shoulder with our Soft & Sexy Ruffle T-Shirt and shorten up your #AEOFestivalStyle with our Hi-Rise festival shorties. Add a lacy bralette for romantic detailing, embellish with a metal belt and add sunnies and a crossbody bag for an Instagram-worthy look (if we do say so ourselves).

AEO Festival Fashion 2016: Best Dressed Music FestShop the look: 
Soft & Sexy Ruffle T-Shirt
Hi-Rise festival shortie
AEO Metal Belt
Street Level Reversible Tote
Panama Hat
Aerie Bralette

Guys: Pattern play with our men’s Baja Short. Level out the loud pattern with a solid legend tee and pack a lightweight sweater for when the sun goes down. Add an accent necklace or bracelet for VIP #AEOFestivalStyle.

20160414_Cochella_4_BlogShop the look:
AEO Baja Short
AEO Legend Crew T-Shirt
AEO Vintage Baja Hoodie
AEO Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)
AEO Metal Bar Sunglasses
AEO Logo + Camo Patch Bags
AEO Arrowhead Bundle Necklace (Similar)

Are you heading to any festivals this year? Show off your AEO with #AEOFestivalStyle for a chance to be featured on Instagram and Twitter!

 

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Music Monday: April 2016 Playlist

Can you believe it’s already April? Neither can we. With music festivals in short sight, we’re getting ready to celebrate with the best festival inspired songs of 2016. From Justin Bieber to Grimes and everything in between, our April 2016 playlist won’t disappoint. So, pull on those festival shorties, clean off your shades and check out our lineup below! Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify to gain access to all of our playlists as well. Your earbuds will thank you.

Music Monday: April 2016 Playlist

  1. Coming Over- Dillon Francis, Kygo
  2. Magic Hour- RAC, Little Boots
  3. I Want To Love- Years & Years
  4. I Can’t Save You- Club Sport
  5. Can’t Come Down- Run River North
  6. Nightlight- Silversun Pickups
  7. The Sound- The 1975
  8. Love Like Mine- Miami Horror
  9. Make It Real- Tigertown
  10. Show Me The Way- Penguin Prison
  11. Sailing- The Strumbellas
  12. Cellophane – Miami Horror, Aaron Miller
  13. Foreign Bodies- Radiation City
  14. Where’d You Go- Boy & Bear
  15. COOL- Troye Sivan
  16. Classic (feat. Powers)- The Knocks, Powers 
  17. Way Out- Kaptan
  18. Day Two- Lemaitre
  19. Footprints- Bag Raiders
  20. Show Me The Love- Spada Remix – Robin Schulz
  21. Call You Home- Hedonism Mix – Kelvin Jones
  22. Savannah- Moon Taxi
  23. Our Way Free- Mac McCaughan
  24. Loved By You- Powers
  25. I’m on Fire- Club Sport
  26. Creatures Of The Night- Say Hi
  27. oui- Jeremih
  28. Shake Shake Shake- Majid Jordan
  29. That’s What I Like- Flo Rida, Fitz
  30. Sunshine- Flight Facilities, Reggie Watts
  31. Doin’ It By Myself- Guster
  32. Paradise- Boehm Remix- Josef Salvat, Boehm
  33. Afraid of the Dark- The Frights
  34. Get Used To It- Justin Bieber
  35. U-Dreams- Young Liars
  36. Made In Hollywood- LANY
  37. Hands Down- The Greeting Committee
  38. Up Up Up- WATERS
  39. She Doesn’t Get It- The Format
  40. Realiti- Grimes
  41. I’m In Control- AlunaGeorge, Popcaan
  42. Fast Car- Radio Edit- Jonas Blue, Dakota
  43. Infinite High- Panama Wedding 
  44. Facepaint- Family of the Year
  45. This Ain’t Over- Alex Newell
  46. Aftershock- Cash Cash, Jaquie Lee
  47. Wasted Love- City and Colour
  48. Keep On Waiting- Napkey, Tez Cadey
  49. Talk To Me- Nick Brewwer, Bibi Bourelly
  50. Easier Said- Sunflower Bean
  51. Real Thing- Little Brutes
  52. Don’t Go Alone- CRUISR
  53. Real Love- Florrie
  54. Take Me By the Hand- Catamaran
  55. Lay It Right- Voyeur Remix- Speelburg
  56. Show U Off- Chairlift
  57. Rule Britannia- Modern Space
  58. Stuck- Day Wave
  59. Can’t See You- Skylar Spence
  60. High Notes- La Sera
  61. Warts- Hinds
  62. What Side Of Love- Parachute
  63. Into The Earth- Bloc Party
  64. Boys That Sing- Viola Beach
  65. Runaway- Electric Youth
  66. Love Me Like You – Ella Eyre
  67. Jellyfish- Alpine
  68. Beast For Last0 The Knocks, WALK THE MOON
  69. Headphones- Matt Nathanson, LOLO
  70. TV Queen- Wild Nothing
  71. Instant Breakup- Ra Ra Riot
  72. Wednesday Night Melody- Bleached
  73. Anyways- The Starting Line
  74. SEPARATE LIVES- HAELOS
  75. Don’t Save Me- HAIM
  76. Gold- Kiiara
  77. Stay- Kygo, Maty Noyes
  78. Never Forget You- MNEK, Zara Larsson
  79. On My Own- Paperwhite 
  80. Cheap Thrills- Sia, Sean Paul
  81. All My Friends- Snakehips, Tinashe, Chance The Rapper
  82. Dancing On Glass- St. Lucia
  83. Amor Fati- Washed Out
  84. It All Feels Right- Washed Out 

What songs do you want to hear on our May 2016 playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 3

For our third and final installment with Nikia from Mad Maven Style and Casey from Officially Quigley, we’re featuring some of our favorite boho-inspired looks for spring as well as some of our most loved festival fashion trends of 2016.  From lightweight shawls to festival shorties and more, these ladies packed their bags full of  #AEOSTYLE. Check out some of our favorite photos from their shoot in Palm Springs below.

Photos taken by the talented Laci Havens.

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 3
AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 3
AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 3
AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 3
AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 3
AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 3

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Photos taken by the talented Laci Havens

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SXSW Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

South By Southwest, AKA SXSW is kicking off another March filled with music, film and interactive exhibitions. From keynote speaker President Obama to talented musicians like HÆLOS, Charlie XCX and more, this year, Austin is set to take the stage to make it one of their best festival seasons yet. Check out what we’re packing, what we’re eating and who we’re excited to see in our festival travel guide.

To Pack: No matter if you’re making SXSW your Spring Break destination or just going for fun, we’re gearing up for a good time.
Girls: Channel southwestern #AEOSTYLE by pairing a crop top to denim shorts and gladiator sandals. Layer with a lightweight poncho and add accessories to make your SXSW outfit pop.

Guys: Pattern is big this season. Incorporate a subtle print into your #AEOSTYLE with our Flex Slim Flat Front Short. Pair with a fresh and light tee, some standout accessories and comfortable sandals for a look that you can take from day to night.

To Eat: 
Austin Food Trucks: We can’t go to Austin without visiting one of their many food trucks. From tacos to cupcakes and anything in between, you’ve got a variety of items to choose from. We’re always up for a Torchy’s Taco.

SWSX Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

Photo Credit: Torchy’s Taco

Emmer and Rye: One of Austin’s hot spots for brunch and known for using local and seasonal goods, you won’t be disappointed with your food choices! The menu changes daily allowing a new experience every time you go.

Voodoo Doughnuts: Originally from Portland, Oregon, these doughnuts are making a mark for themselves in Austin. From their famous Voodoo Doll doughnut to our personal favorite, bacon maple doughnut, these gooey delicious treats will put a spell on you.

SWSX Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

Photo Credit: VegNews

To Stay:
W Hotel Austin: Situated in the heart of downtown, the W provides a unique experiencing for all visitors. Check out the  rooftop pool and sip on a cocktail at the Wet bar for an unforgettable experience.

Hotel San Jose: One of our favorite places…ever. The outside of the hotel is covered in lush ivy and with handmade furniture and custom sheets, this hotel is simply serene.

http://www.sanjosehotel.com/

Photo Credit: RandallMetting.com

airbnb: Feel like staying in the comfort of your own home? airbnb offers a custom experience suitable your needs. We’ve seen some amazing places to rent so hurry up before they’re booked!

To See:
Charli XCX: We’ve featured this British beaut in plenty of our playlists so it’s no surprise we’re excited to see her rock the stage. From “Boom Clap” to “Break The Rules“, we’re guaranteed to have our party shoes on.

SWSX Travel Guide: American Eagle Outfitters Guide To Austin

Photo Credit: bhmpics

Crystal Castles: This electronic band from Ontario, Canada curates a rare buzz that leaves the listener wanting more. Known for their  breathtaking performances and unique sounds, it’s no doubt that this band is our on list of musicians to see.

HÆLOS: Another UK band that we can’t get enough of! With mesmerizing instrumental work and lyrics that draw you in, this band is a must see. Check out SEPARATE LIVES, it’s one of our faves.

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Photo Credit: matadorrecords.com

Are you heading to SXSW? Show off your #AEOSTYLE on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery!

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Music Monday: March 2016 Playlist

We’re gearing up for another month of new #AEOSTYLE and great music. Whether you’re shopping for spring-ready wear or heading on Spring Break, our March in-store playlist will have you feeling good in no time. Check out the line up below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to access all of our in-store sound.

Music Monday: March 2016 Playlist

  1. The Sound- The 1975
  2. Illuminate- Afrojack, Matthew Koma
  3. Scars- Alesso, Ryan Tedder
  4. Mistakes- Andra Day
  5. My Mind- The Arcs
  6. Molecules- LENNO remix- Atlas Genius, Lenno
  7. Broken Arrows- Didrick Remix- Avicii
  8. All The Things You Keep- Avid Dancer
  9. Then What- Balthazar
  10. Sometimes Wonder- Beat Connection
  11. Black Tambourine- Beck
  12. Find Yourself- Birthmark
  13. Suit of Armor- Birthmark
  14. Rollercoaste- Bleachers, Charlie XCX
  15. It’s Alright Now- Bombay Bicycle Club
  16. Trying- Bully
  17. Cold Cold Cold- Cage The Elephant
  18. Until You Were Gone- Boehm Remix- The Chainsmokers, Tritonal, Emily Warren
  19. Leave A Trace- Goldroom Remix- CHVRCHES
  20. T-Shirt Weather- Circa Waves
  21. The Luck Has Gone- Circa Waves
  22. Take Me Up- Coleman Hell
  23. Spaceship- Comet Blue
  24. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The  Party- Courtney Barnett
  25. I’ll Keep Loving You- David Guetta, Birdy, Jaymes Young
  26. Brighter End of Dark- De Lux
  27. Good Help (Is So Hard To Find) – Death Cab For Cutie
  28. Breaker- Deerhunter
  29. Nocturnal- Disclosure, The Weekend
  30. Ocean Drive- DJ Zinc Remix- Duke Dumont
  31. Ex’s & Oh’s- Elle King
  32. Foreign Language- Live – Flight Facilities, George Maple
  33. My Number- Foals
  34. Shake- Gary Clark Jr.
  35. Record High, Record Low- Givers
  36. Waiting To Ignite (feat. Ren Farren)- Goldroom, Ren Farren
  37. Venus Fly- Grimes, Janelle Monae
  38. Falling- Duke Dumont Remix- HAIM
  39. Warm On A Cold Night- Embody Remix- HONNE
  40. California (Cast Iron Soul)- Jamestown Revival
  41. We Don’t Stop- Kaskade
  42. Bad, Bad, Bad- LANY
  43. Day Two- Lemaitre
  44. Nobody Cares- LEON
  45. Smooth Sailin’- Leon Bridges
  46. Wide Eyes- Local Natives
  47. Turn It Around- Lucius
  48. For Love- Lush
  49. 3AM- Mads Langer
  50. Birthday Card- Marcus Marr, Chet Faker
  51. Learnign For Your Love- Marcus Marr, Chet Faker
  52. Intoxicated- Martin Solveig, GTA
  53. Can You Blame Me- Matt and Kim
  54. Cellophane (So Cruel)- Miami Horror, Aaron Miller, Gavin Turek
  55. It’s Only A Dream- Modern Space
  56. Compound Fracture- My Morning Jacket
  57. Cold To See Clear- Nada Surf
  58. Nevena- Oberhofer
  59. Never Gets Old (Jeffrey Brodsky Remix)- Penguin Prison
  60. Lost Weekend- Pete Yourn
  61. All Your Light (Times Like These)- Portugal. The Man
  62. Beat Of My Drum – Powers
  63. Begin Again- Purity Ring
  64. I Was Wrong- A R I Z O N A
  65. Possessed- Robert DeLong
  66. Headlights (feat. Ilsey)- Robin Schulz, Ilsey
  67. Fly- Roman Kouder, Patawawa
  68. 29- Run River North
  69. Drive You Home- Sam Feldt, The Him, The Donnies The Amys
  70. Lovers Wake- Savior Adore
  71. Ablaze- School Of Seven Bells
  72. Cheap Trhills- SIA
  73. Circadian Rhythm- Silversun Pickups
  74. Reckless Behaviour- SOAK
  75. Help Me Run Away- St. Lucia
  76. Spirits- The Strumbellas
  77. Apocalypse Dreams- Tame Impala
  78. Rivers- HUGEL remix- Thomas Jack, HUGEL
  79. Lonely Cities- Tigertown
  80. Run On Love- Tove Lo, Lucas Nord
  81. Ride- Twenty One Pilots
  82. Can’t Keep Checking My Phone- Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  83. La Loose- Wasahatchee
  84. Giving Up On You- Wild Belle
  85. Unsteady- Jack Novak & Stravy Remix- X Ambassadors
  86. Beautiful Now- Zedd, Jon Bellion
  87. Papercut- Zedd, Troye Sivan

What do you want to hear on our next playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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And The 2016 #AEOSTYLE Nominees Are…

It’s music’s biggest night: the Grammy’s! We’re bringing you #AEOSTYLE looks inspired by some of our favorite nominees. Take a look at the styles below, and let us know who you’re most excited to see perform and bring home a trophy. To set the mood, we created a remixed Grammys-influenced playlist. Turn up the tunes, and get scrolling!


Grammy Inspired Men's Look

Express your style “Freedom” in this look inspired by Pharrell.

Shop the Look: AEO Denim Jacket | AEO Chambray Button Down Shirt  | AEO Boxer | Skinny Core Flex Jean
AEO Reversible Belt | K-Swiss Classic VN Sneaker

Grammy Inspired Women's Look

Darling, you might be a nightmare, but you’ll be dressed like a daydream in this outfit inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” 

Shop the Look: AEO Lace Kimono | AEO First Essentials Strappy Bralette | AEO Sateen X Jegging
AEO Lace-Up Ballet Flat | AEO Cat Eye Sunglasses

Grammy's Inspired #AEOSTYLE

Stay forever young with this look inspired by The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” 

Shop the Men’s Look: AEO Legend Henley | Slim Straight Core Flex Jean | AEO Ribbed Beanie
Birkenstock Milano Leather Sandal

Shop the Women’s Look: AEO Lace-Up Denim Dress | AEO Slouchy Tall Boot | AEO Floppy Hat

Grammy's Inspired Women's Style

You’ll want to kiss yourself, you’re so pretty in this look inspired by “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. Feeling ‘Soft and Sexy’? Flaunt it! 

Shop the Look: AEO Any/Wear Windbreaker | AEO Racerback Pocket Tank | AEO Tencel Jogger (Similar)
AEO Fedora | Shop the Jewelry Collection

What look is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below, and use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram to show us your Grammy’s style.

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