#AEOFESTIVALSTYLE: 2017 Music Festival Packing Guide

Pack light, pack right. As we’re heading into the 2017 music festival season, we’re on a mission to be super efficient packers without sacrificing any #AEOFestivalStyle. One thing we like about packing light is that challenges us to make several outfits using just a few essential staples and some great fashion pieces and accessories. First, think about how many days you’re going to be at the festival (three is pretty typical!). You’ll need to bring enough clothes to create three awesome looks, but have no fear – by swapping out key items like tops, you can mix and match your festival style without being an outfit repeater. Check out our packing guide for girls and guys below, and let us know what festivals you’re heading to this spring and summer in the comments!

WHAT TO PACK THIS FESTIVAL SEASON

GIRLS: All vintage, all day. This festival season, focus on vintage details in tops, denim and accessories like old-school lettering and lace-up or tied details. Mini backpacks, bandanas and round sunglasses are a must, especially when you’re pairing them back to vintage, two-toned denim shorts. Here’s what you need to pack: one pair of shorts and effortlessly pair back to tanks in neutral colors (we chose dark grey and one of our fave new neutrals, blush). If you want to switch it up one day, bring a lightweight slip dress and a kimono to layer on top. Bonus: you can layer the kimono over the tanks, too. Finish your look with a pair of versatile buckled ankle booties!

Music Festival Season 2017 Packing Guide: What To Wear To Music Festivals

PACK IT
TOPS:
Crop Tie Tank | Raglan Lace-Up T-Shirt | Hi-Neck Lace Trim Cami | Paisley Kimono
BOTTOMS:
Tassel Slip Dress | Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short
ACCESSORIES: Printed Bandana | Perforated Belt | Blue Lens Small Aviator Sunglasses
Metal Round Sunglasses | Dolce Vita Spur Booties | Street Level Mini Backpack

GUYS: Guys, when you’re packing take a note from Drake and start from the bottom. What base layers do you really need? Our essentials are shoes, underwear and a great pair of denim shorts. We chose a pair of shorts that will last you throughout the festival (but we wouldn’t discourage you from packing one more pair, just in case!). Festivals can get a little sweaty, so make sure you have enough tees to wear each day. Vintage band tees, baseball tees and tie-dye tees will keep you festival ready. If there’s any time to get a little wild with your #AEOSTYLE, it’s during festival season – so go ahead and pack that printed poncho! It can double as rain gear, anyway. Top off your look with a snapback and beaded bracelets.

Music Festival Season 2017 Packing Guide: What To Wear To Music Festivals

PACK IT
TOPS:
Palm Print Packable Poncho | Short Sleeve Tie Dye T-Shirt | Short Sleeve Band T-Shirt
AE Active Long Sleeve Crew T-Shirt
BOTTOMS:
Extreme Flex Denim Short | Cooling Base Layer 6″ Flex Trunk
ACCESSORIES:
Double Buckle Sandal (Similar) | Beaded Bracelet Set | Horn Pendant Necklace | Patch Snapback Hat

Where will this festival season take you? Gov Ball? Lolla? ACL? We want to know! Tell us in the comments below & show us your #AEOFestivalStyle on Instagram & Twitter.

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Spring Break Playlist

Ready for a getaway? Head to our getaway shop for all the essentials you need to pack your bags for spring break. Only thing missing? Your spring break beats! Check out our playlist below and follow us on Spotify for more of our favorite tunes.

Spring Break Playlist

Shop the look: Panama Hat | Metal Round Glasses | Super Scoop Halter Bikini | Square Tote Bag

Are there songs  you’d like to hear on our next playlist? Comment below & tell us!

 

 

 

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Musically Inspired #AEOSTYLE: Looks For The 2017 Grammy’s

The Grammy’s are back and (dare we say) better than ever. With nominees like Queen Bey, Adele, Chance the Rapper, Twenty One Pilots & more, it’s hard to say which powerhouse artists will take home a golden gramophone. Plus, we can’t wait to watch once-in-a-lifetime mash up performances from Lady Gaga + Metallica and other favorites. “Major Key”: We were so inspired by this year’s artists that we created two noteworthy #AEOSTYLE looks that have all the edge that music’s biggest night deserves. Say “Hello” to our musically-inspired looks below, and let us know which performances you’re most excited to see!

You’re going to “Love Yourself” in this look. Put your look into “Formation” by pairing black and white pieces with a glam edge. Get “Closer” to style #goals by layering a black bralette under a white mesh tank and white jeggings. Channel your inner “Dangerous Woman” in black lace-up block heels. Finish your outfit with small details (our favorite kinds of “Cheap Thrills”) like a delicate choker necklace, a gold watch and a black crossbody bag.

Grammy's Inspired Style

SHOP IT: Mesh T-Shirt | Aerie Lace + Mesh Triangle Bralette | Twill X Skinny | Steve Madden Admire
Breeda Asper Rose Black & Gold WatchChokersCrossbody Bag

Don’t get “Stressed Out”. If “Blue Ain’t Your Color”, that’s totally fine. You’ll have “No Problem” looking your best in edgy, cool black & white pieces, the most “Famous” color combo. Find some “Purpose” and ground our #AEOSTYLE in slip-on denim sneakers. Turn your look “All The Way Up” in a black tie-dyed tee under a button down shirt & black destructed skinny jeans.

Grammy's Inspired Men's Fashion

SHOP IT: Flex Dyed Crew T-Shirt | Button Down Shirt  | Extreme Flex Skinny Jean | Denim Slip-On Sneaker
Metal Cuff Bracelet | Metal Round Sunglasses

Who do you think will win big on Sunday night? Tell us in the comments below, and use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram to show us your own Grammy-worthy style.

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Holiday Playlist

Get cozy, get cocoa & get in the spirit with our favorite holiday jams!

 

Check out our full playlist and be sure to follow us on Spotify.

 

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Music Monday: AEO October 2016 Playlist

You know that one perfect song, the one you just can’t get enough of? We bet that you’ll find it on our October 2016 playlist. This Music Monday, we’re taking it back to the 90s with favorites like “Just A Girl” from No Doubt and “Closing Time” by Semisonic. Of course, we’re keeping things fresh, too, with “American Money” by BØRNS (definitely on repeat) and “The Greatest” by the greatest, Sia & Kendrick Lamar. Check out all of the songs we’re loving this month, and make sure to follow the playlist on our Spotify channel!

Music Monday: AEO October 2016 Playlist

  1. Rhythm & Blues – The Head and the Heart
  2. Give Me a Reason (Radio Edit) – Jagwar Ma
  3. Tag Team – Lawrence Taylor
  4. In the Name of Love – Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha
  5. Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
  6. Let Me Love You – DJ Snake, Justin Bieber
  7. The Winds of Change – Bahner Cheerleader Remix – St. Lucia, Bahner Cheerleader
  8. Never Enough – The Hunna
  9. Just A Girl – No Doubt
  10. Run Run Run – Junge Junge, Kyle Pearce
  11. Yellow – Coldplay
  12. Kids – OneRepublic
  13. Closing Time – Semisonic
  14. I Wish – Skee-Lo
  15. Don’t You Know – Jamie N Commons
  16. Spirits – Sondr Remix – The Strumbellas, Sondr
  17. Feels Like Home – Radio Edit – The Him, Son Mieux
  18. Just A Friend – Biz Markie
  19. Be As You Are  – JordanXL Remix – Mike Posner, Jordan XL
  20. On My Way – The Wild Feathers
  21. Rotten – Gringo Star
  22. River Runs Dry – Scavenger Hunt
  23. Hurts So Good – Sonny Alven Remix – Astrid S., Sonny Alven
  24. In My Blood – KANT Remix – Leo Stannard, Kant
  25. New Song – Warpaint
  26. American Money – BØRNS
  27. I Will Buy You A New Life – Everclear
  28. Mind How You Go – Tijuana Panthers
  29. Do You Love Someone – Grouplove
  30. Girlfriend – Matthew Sweet
  31. Miss You – James Hersey
  32. Drive – Incubus
  33. ILYSB – LANY
  34. My Babe – Whitehore
  35. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong – Spin Doctors
  36. Big Me – Foo Fighters
  37. All I Want – Toad The Wet Sprocket
  38. No Excuses – Alice In Chains
  39. Move – Saint Motel
  40. Closer – The Chainsmokers, Halsey
  41. Get To Know Ya – NAO
  42. Fireproof – Embody Remix – Coleman Hell, Embody
  43. Better (feat. Nicole Millar & Imad Royal) – Sweater Beats, Nicole Millar, Imad Royal
  44. Pony – Wavves
  45. Crazy Love – Audien, Deb’s Daughter
  46. Going Strong – Hoops
  47. Now That We Found Love – Heavy D & The Boyz, Aaron Hall
  48. Honey Sweet – Blossoms
  49. Shelter – Porter Robinson, Madeon
  50. She Said – Sundara Karma
  51. Right Here Right Now – Jesus Jones
  52. Inside Out – Eve 6
  53. Never There – Cake
  54. Stars (feat. Haley) – Project 46
  55. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  56. Follow You Down – Gin Blossoms
  57. All Apologies – Nirvana
  58. Paralyzed – Hanni El Khatib
  59. I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore – Lucy  Dacus
  60. Heydays – Total Babes
  61. Wild One – Colleen Green
  62. 3AM Spiritual – Smith Westerns
  63. gratuitous abysses – of Montreal
  64. Moon Child – Escondido
  65. Nightlight – Silversun Pickups
  66. Hurt Like Hell – The Heydaze
  67. Whole Heart – Gryffin, Bipolar Sunshine
  68. Reverse Skydiving (feat. Anabel Englund) – Hot Natured, Anabel Englund
  69. SOS (Overboard) – Joseph
  70. Young Blood – The Wild Wild
  71. Daisy – Goodbye June
  72. We Used To Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols
  73. Cool Kid – The Eeries
  74. Someone to Lose – Wilco
  75. Nervous – The Ooh Song/Mark McCabe Remix – Gavin James
  76. Fountain Of Youth – Local Natives
  77. The Greatest – Sia, Kendrick Lamar
  78. Waste a Moment – Kings of Leon
  79. Perfect Illusion – Lady Gaga
  80. Crazy – James TW

What songs are on your own Fall playlist? Let us know in the comments!

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Music Monday: AEO September 2016 Playlist

New month, new playlist, new vibe. This month, we’re celebrating Music Monday & the launch of #WeAllCan with a playlist that combines alternative rock and cool remixes for a sound that keeps you guessing. Our September tracks also feature several of our favorite songs from #WeAllCan cast members, like Hailee Steinfeld’s “Starving” and Troye Sivan’s “YOUTH.” Check out the playlist on Spotify, and see if any of your recent faves made the cut.

Music Monday: AEO September 2016 Playlist

  1. Push (feat. Andrew Wyatt) – The Chainsmokers, A-Trak, Andrew Wyatt
  2. Start A Riot – Thundatraxx Remix – BANNERS
  3. Good Grief – Bastille
  4. I Love You Always Forever – Betty Who, Mighty Mike, Tessa
  5. Honey Sweet – Blossoms
  6. This Is What You Came For – Bobby Puma Remix – Calvin Harris, Rihanna, Bobby Puma
  7. Closer – The Chainsmokers, Halsey
  8. We Don’t Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez) – Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez
  9. Bury It – CHVRCHES, Hayley Williams
  10. I Feel Numb (feat. Alex Frankel) – Classixx, Alex Frankel
  11. I’m Not Part of Me – Cloud Nothings
  12. You & I – Colony House
  13. The Coast (feat. Jvzel) – Coolwater Set, RAC, JVZEL
  14. After The Moment – Craft Spells
  15. Backbeat – Dagny
  16. Miracle – The Darcys
  17. Rise N Shine – Eva Shaw, Poo Bear
  18. Capsize – FRENSHIP, Emily Warren
  19. Silhouette – Goldroom
  20. Long Night – Dim Sum Remix – Guster, Dim Sum
  21. Starving – Hailee Steinfeld
  22. Benediction – Radio Edit – Hot Natured
  23. In The Stars – Icona Pop
  24. House Work – Jax Jones, Mike Dunn, MNEK
  25. Jackpot (The Him Remix) – Jocelyn Alice
  26. Close to the Wire – Kant, Leo Stannard
  27. In My Arms – Kaz Verhouzer, Palm Trees
  28. Tied To You (feat. Justin Tanter) – The Knocks, Justin Tanter
  29. Into You – Kolaj, Eric Nam
  30. Underground – KONGOS
  31. Tired of Talking – A-Trak & Cory Enemy Remix – LÉON, A-Trak, Cory Enemy
  32. Lovers Who Uncover – The Little Ones
  33. Out of Mind – Live City Remix – Magic Man, Live City
  34. Cold Water – Major Lazer, Justin Bieber
  35. Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse OGD) – Major Lazer
  36. Withdrawl – Spada Remix – Max Frost, Spada
  37. Over and Over – Miike Snow
  38. Not That Simple – Kyle Tree Remix – Mike Posner
  39. Superstitious – Chris McClenny Remix – MKTO, Chris McClenny
  40. Winterbreak – Tiësto’s Deep House Remix – MUNA, Tiësto
  41. Ballroom Floor – Oberhofer
  42. The Wild Life (Mister Freeze Remix) – Outasight
  43. How We Feel – Panama
  44. Chariots – Paper Route
  45. Give It To Me Twice (feat. Sean Kingston) – Party Favor, Sean Kingston, Rich The Kid
  46. Not Nice – PARTYNEXTDOOR
  47. Freeze (Radio Mix) – Prinze George
  48. Clear – Pusher Mothica
  49. Bring Back The Summer (feat. OLY) – Rain Man, OLY, Boehm
  50. Strangers – The Rebel Light
  51. The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  52. Wall Around Your Heart – The Rifles
  53. Common Emotion (feat. MNEK) – Rudimental, MNEK, The Golden Pony
  54. Evil – Savages
  55. Birdwatching – The Shelters
  56. Bait And Switch – The Shins
  57. So Long (feat. Madi) – Slushii, Madi
  58. Summer Nights – Tiësto, John Legend
  59. Crewcut – Tijuana Panthers
  60. NOBO – Tijuana Panthers
  61. Not My Girl – Tokyo Police Club
  62. LA Love – Transviolet
  63. YOUTH – Gryffin Remix – Troye Sivan, Gryffin
  64. When We Were Young – The Wild Wild
  65. Amerika – Wintersleep
  66. Invitation (feat. Yade Lauen) – Yellow Claw, Yade Lauren

What songs are on your own Fall playlist? Let us know in the comments!

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