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

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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.

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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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10 questions with Parkour Athlete: Willie “WilJay” Moore

We’re introducing our innovative AEO Flex/4 denim technology, and partnered with an awesome WFPF parkour athlete to showcase the revolutionary versatility of our jeans and what you can do in them. Flex/4 is our latest 360° 4-way flex denim that follows your every move, retains its shape, and provides max comfort. We were so impressed by (Willie’s) athletic skills in our Flex/Denim video that we wanted to get to know him a little better. Read on for our full interview!

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When did you become interested in Parkour?
I’ve always been doing parkour, actually. I was always a pretty outgoing kid trying to do the next big thing that my friends couldn’t. Although I very specifically remembering doing my first back flip in elementary school recess, I never knew what parkour was until I found videos on the internet in middle school. I was also very influenced by the action movies and cartoons at the time.

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How much time do you spend practicing in a week?
Aside from training a few hours a week, I practice parkour in my own way each and every day. Parkour to me is more mental than it is physical. In its simplicity it’s all about overcoming the obstacles that are in front of you while finding new and creative ways to express yourself along the way. In a weird way I have grown up with Parkour at the forefront of my life and have been its student ever since I was a little boy.

What was the most dangerous Parkour move you’ve done to date? Any injuries?
I once did a double side flip from a pretty high object to a lower one. I sprained my foot first attempt.

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What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I have never had any formal training in anything I have ever done. I really think big; sometimes too big for my current circumstance. I truly take pride in my ability to adapt to any situation. Everything is a learning experience and a tool that you can use in some shape or form. Attention to detail is everything.

What was your favorite thing about Flex denim?
The AEO Flex line is simply incredible? The Flex denim line is so far the most comfortable clothing that i have ever worn outside of my house! I have recommended them to everyone I know.

Where else would you wear AEO Flex to?
So far I have worn AEO Flex wear to a photo shoot, a video shoot, a stunt shoot, a business meeting, through a holiday, and out lounging with friends. I believe a better question is where wouldn’t I wear them? Hmm.

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What advice would you offer aspiring Parkour athletes?
My advice to aspiring Parkour athletes as well as anyone pursuing a passion is to always be unique. It is always way easier to be yourself than it is to be just like your competition. Being unique is what makes you valuable! Oh and have fun meeting other weirdos like yourself jumping about.

Any noteworthy projects on the horizon? Are there any projects out there you’d like the opportunity to work on?
I make YouTube videos every week. The goal is to grow my audience. Unlike most entertainers that use social media as a stepping stone, I feel that YouTube has become a large enough platform for me to become a successful, creative, and transparent influencer. I want to be the director, actor, and stuntman. On the other hand I would love to be a well-known secret agent like James Bond or a video game character! Who knows?

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Favorite movie of all time?
Wow that’s a really hard question! I would have to say that it hasn’t been produced yet. It’s still sitting in my dresser waiting to be directed! I’m kidding! I would have to say that I have a ton of favorite movies but never a favorite of all time past or present. As one of the many runners up, I would have loved to be in the magic movie Now You See Me.

Top 3 on your bucket list?
I want to inspire the youth and give the kids the same hope that I was given by so many great human beings. I want to travel the world with those who need to see it for its many differences and similarities. Last but not least I want to look back at my life when everything said and done and simply be able to say I lived the best life I possibly could in my very own and unique way. I was totally human.

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How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new set of DIY projects geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make pom pom trimmed soft shorts in three easy steps. Pair with your favorite AEO tank and you’ll be ready to hit the music scene in #AEOSTYLE.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What you need: Pom pom trim | Unique Stitch | AEO Printed Soft Short

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What to do: 
Step One: Glue your trim to the bottom edge of your short using fabric glue.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

 Step Two: Trim each leg opening and then cut off excess.

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Step Three: Let dry. Done!
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Get this Look:  Lace Crop Top | AEO Printed Soft Short | Straw Sun Hat Birkenstock Arizona Sandal | Colorblocked Icon Sunglasses (Similar) | Tie Dye Beach Towel

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How to Wear the AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie with The Fashionista’s Diary

If you haven’t tried our AEO Denim X collection  yet, now is the perfect time. We’ve merged our high performance stretch denim with the classic Hi-Rise Shortie to create, you guessed it, the AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie. So now you can enjoy this revolutionary soft stretch cotton denim all year round.

Lauren Ashley from The Fashionista’s Diary pairs her AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie with a textured blouse and statement necklace for the ultimate casual glam look.

Meet Lauren:
“Hi, everyone! I’m Lauren Ashley and I blog over at The Fashionista’s Diary, which is a personal style and beauty blog based out of the sunshine state. Living in Miami, I have to get creative with my looks and really find ways to dress cute without dying of heat (seriously, it’s so hot here!). You’ll often see me sporting either neutrals or fun prints. I also love nothing more than some amazing jewels! Being a college student, comfort is key for me. While I love to get dressed up, I have to be comfortable to walk around campus and head to class!”

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

What Inspired Lauren’s Look: 
“I absolutely love my AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie in the dark rinse. First of all, darker colored jeans make you appear slimmer, so what girl doesn’t love that? Also, they are so comfortable. Seriously, guys, I could wear these all day! They have an amazing stretch to them and really make you feel confident and comfortable. I decided to go with a blush textured high/low shirt and paired it with my newest statement necklace. I wanted to keep a neutral look while still adding a bit of sass and print. I love that there are so many ways to dress up or down a great pair of denim shorts and I chose to keep things classic and casual. I also want to wear my new shorts with scalloped ballet flats and a printed top. These will most likely be my staple shorts for the summer!”

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

Get Lauren’s Look: AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie | Lace Paneled Button Down Shirt (Similar) | Turquoise Beaded Fringe Necklace (Similar) | Round Tortoise Shell Sunglasses (Similar) | Open Side Flat  (Similar)

How to Wear the Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie

Show us how you style the AEO Denim X collection with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Our Soft & Sexy collection just keeps getting better. Designed to drape flawlessly in silky, lightweight, undeniably soft jersey, these ultra comfy T’s & tanks are must-haves. The Soft & Sexy Baby Henley is no exception. With it’s cropped silhouette, bold stripes and scoop neck, it’s a match made in henley heaven.

Jackie from Little J Style shows us how she styles our new favorite tee with cargos and chunky heels below.

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Meet Jackie:
“My name is Jackie and I am a personal style blogger at LittleJStyle.com! I live in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah and I love spending time outdoors with my husband. I blog about my outfits, styling tips, hair and beauty, and travel.”

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What Inspired Jackie’s Look:
“This AEO soft & sexy baby henley tee goes with SO MUCH. Because it is cute and slightly cropped, I wanted to wear it with a great pair of high waisted pants. I’ve been really inspired by the Coachella vibe lately so these dark green cargo pants called out to me! An easy fedora and chunky sandals completed my easy casual look. It is the perfect easy cropped tee for summer and I can already think of a ton of different ways to wear it!”

How to Wear the Soft & Sexy Henley with Little J Style

Get Jackie’s Look: Soft & Sexy Baby Henley | Don’t Asky Why Soft Cargo Pant (Similar) | Wide Brim Fedora (Similar) | Strappy Stacked Heel Sandal (Similar)

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