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

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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/

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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

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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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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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AEO Spring 2016 Lookbook: Mad Maven Style and Officially Quigley Part 1

Two of our favorite ladies, Nikia from Mad Maven Style and Casey from Officially Quigley packed their bags with #AEOSTYLE and set their sights for the Palm Springs desert to shoot a mini look book featuring our Spring Break collection. From flowy kimonos to denim shorties, to boho-inspired maxi dresses and more, Nikia and Quigley captured the carefree essence and the wanderlust feel that is our spring 2016 line. Check out some of our favorite photos from their shoot below and stay tuned as we reveal more photos throughout the month of March.

Photos taken by the talented Laci Havens.

What are your favorite looks from our Spring 2016 line? Tell us in the comments below!

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

AEO SPRING 2016 LOOKBOOK: MAD MAVEN STYLE AND OFFICIALLY QUIGLEY PART 1

Photos taken by the talented Laci Havens.
What are your favorite looks from our Spring 2016 line? Tell us in the comments below!

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SWIM BREAK MIX & MATCH

It wouldn’t be a REAL Swim Break without a little mix & match! Our stylist is celebrating the start of our #AerieREAL Swim Break Road Trip with her go-to swim looks for your vacays.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SWIM BREAK MIX & MATCH

Shop Erin’s Look Now: Emma Pushup Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom Brooke Pushup Bikini Top Triangle Bikini Top | Mesh Ruffle Short | Panama Hat | Bikini Bag | Hang Ten 30 SPF Sunscreen | Aviator Sunglasses Slide Toe Sandal

Start with a matching set like our Hipster Bikini Bottom and Emma Pushup Bikini Top in pretty bright florals. Add one more pushup top option for a little perk at the pool, but this time in a slightly mismatched print like our Brooke Pushup Bikini Top. Then don’t forget to add a classic! Match the coral background of your bottoms and mix in a fun new print with this Triangle Bikini Top. Cover up with our Mesh Ruffle Short on the bottom and Panama Hat on top. Throw everything in your Bikini Bag overnight and get ready to start all over again the next day!

In the Atlanta area? Our #AerieREAL Swim Break Road Trip will be at Emory University through tomorrow, 3.1. Then catch us at Clemson University next week, 3.9 to 3.10 and stay tuned for more locations!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SWIM BREAK MIX & MATCH

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: WHITE ALRIGHT

It’s white alright: our stylist’s outfit of the week is all white and all bright. Get glowing skin to match your glowing look and you’ll be all set for Swim Break!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: WHITE ALRIGHT

Get Erin’s Look: Crochet Sleeveless Romper Shine Plunge Bikini Top | Wide Band Bikini Bottom Oversized Floppy Hat | Chronicle Books Juice It! | Aviator Sunglasses | Birkenstock Madrid Sandal (Similar) Tonymoly Magic Food Hand Lotion

After a juice health kick and a little extra help from our fave beauty products, you’re gonna need these Aviators and Oversized Floppy Hat to shade you from your glowing skin. Keep the glow going with our newest and brightest whites for your outfit: this Crochet Sleeveless Romper worn over a Shine Plunge Bikini Top and Wide Band Bikini Bottom are the best ways to get in with our must-have new trend.

Start fresh and get glowing, girls!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: WHITE ALRIGHT

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: NAVY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Navy, it’s cold outside. But baby, it’s a free Monday, so you have all the time you need to shop new navy loves for spring! Get ready for warm weather with our stylist’s cool-colored picks.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: NAVY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Get Erin’s Look: Gingham Romper | Scoop Bikini Top | String Bikini Bottom | Floppy Hat | Keyhole Cat Eye Sunglasses | Sunglasses Case | Beach Bag | Fringe Faux Leather Notebook | Low Top Sneaker (Similar)

Notes to remember: navy and white are the names of the game this spring. Try patterns like our Gingham Romper and Sunglasses Case, striped Beach Bag, flower print String Bikini Bottom and patterned Floppy Hat. Or tie it all together with a solid like our Scoop Bikini Top.

Weather or not, sunshine is coming. Take your day off to think & shop spring!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: NAVY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

 

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break…Book It!

Spring Break: book it! Make warm weather dreams a reality & schedule your trip now. Then pack your bags with our stylist’s outfit of the week!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break...Book It!

Get Erin’s Look now: Henley Shirt | Tie Short | Scoop Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom | Panama Hat | Beach Bag | Cat Eye Sunglasses | Huarache Flat

Our favorite place to start packing? Swim! Our new Scoop Bikini Top and Hipster Bikini Bottom have two of our favorite new trends this season: ruffles and army green. Bring our new Henley Shirt to wear on top: its bright white color and breezy fit will make sure you can show off your swim underneath. On the bottom, try our new Tie Short in the softest chambray fabric.

No matter how far away your trip is, pack your Beach Bag now and keep it close as a reminder of sunny days to come. Think spring!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break...Book It!

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