Budweiser Made In America: L.A. Festival Guide

We’re back with your go-to guide for Los Angeles and if you haven’t already heard the fantastic news, American Eagle Outfitters is the official fashion partner of the Budweiser Made In America Festival! We’re so pumped to bring you some of the best beats, #AEOStyle and travel tips for this festival that takes place in L.A. and Philly. Check out our L.A. hour by hour festival guide to ensure that your time spent at Made In America is something you’ll never forget.

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Day One: Saturday, August 30th:
8:00AM:
  Rise and Shine! The sun is out and it’s festival weekend, baby!

9:00AM:  Hop in the shower, dry yourself off and put on your #AEOStyle! Guys, it’s all about having a good time. Pair a Graphic T-Shirt back to a pair of light denim, sneakers and a knit beanie for SoCal #AEOStyle. Girls, our Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are a must-have for any festival fashion. Add a flower crown, floral booties and lace top for a perfect BOHO beauty look.

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Shop the look:
40 Ounces Graphic T-Shirt
Slim Straight Jeans
Canvas Sneaker
Camo Reversible Beanie

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Shop the look:
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Lace Swing Tank
Cascading Floral Headwrap
Dr. Martens Hackney Floral Boot
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10:15am:  Take a look around, enjoy the palm trees and sunny skies. Think about what fillings you’re going to add into your Taqueria El Tapatio breakfast burrito

10:45am:  Snap an Instagram worthy picture of your Taqueria El Tapatio breakfast burrito, and inhale. Feeling health conscious? Grab a super green juice from the Punch Bowl.

2:00pm:  Enter the Made In America festival grounds. Be sure to grab an exclusive #AEOMIA T-Shirt!

2:01pm  Take a selfie and let your friends know you’ve made it! (Don’t forget to tag us with #AEOStyle and #AEOMIA)

2:45pm: Pinch yourself because yes, you’re really in L.A. for Made In America. There are so many artists to see! Pull out your festival grounds map and start creating your schedule. Be sure to include Metric, Capital Cities and Dr. Dog as must see bands.

3:10pm:  Head on over to your first show. Don’t forget to stay hydrated

4:00pm:  Try to face time your friend who couldn’t make it to the festival. Let them know how much fun you’re having and that you wish they were here with you…just try not to rub it in too much.

4:50pm:  Grub break! Sniff out some delicious pizza and finish it off with some ice cold Pinkberry!

5:00-9:00pm:  Continue to view bands like ZZ Ward, Afrojack and Sublime with Rome. Yes you’re feet are hurting but  you’re having too much fun to care.

10:00pm:  I-G-G-Y with my name in bold. Need we say more?

12:30am: Head to bed you party animal! You’ve got another big day ahead of you!

Day Two: Sunday, August 31

8:00am:  Rise and shine sleepyhead. You’ve got some bands to see!

9:00am:  Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Dry off from your much needed shower and put on your second round of festival clothes.

10:30am:  Silence your hunger panes with Green Eggs and Ham from Huckleberry. Before you grub, snap a photo for Instagram. #FoodsofInstagram anyone?

2:00pm:  Ahh, MIA Festival Grounds and you meet again. You’ve got the whole security line system down by now.

3:00pm:  Lace up your dancing shoes and head on over to Weezer! Make Weezer jokes by introducing yourself as “My Name Is Jonas“. People will appreciate your knowledge of Weezer songs and Weezer sense of humor. Or, they just won’t get it…

3:01pm:  Take another selfie…this time with the stage and palm trees in the background.  Again, tag us with #AEOStyle and #AEOMIA.

4:00PM:  Make plans to see John Mayer and rock out to Classixx and Steve Aoki.

5:00PM:  Grub break! Gorge on festival food. Hopefully In-N-Out Burger will be serving their famous burgers with a side of fries…animal style.

5:45-9:00PM:  Bounce from concert to concert listening to awesome bands like Chance The Rapper, Vacationer and Yellow Claw.

10:00PM:  Get ready for a super fun concert by headliner, Kanye West.

12:30am:  Relive the weekend in your mind, and put your best festival shots on Instagram. Go to bed with plans to attend next year’s event.

Want more MIAFEST action? Check out our curated playlist in stores, online and on Spotify and listen here for live streaming of the festival.

Going to Philly? Don’t worry, we’ve created an hour by hour festival guide just for you.

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Budweiser Made In America: Philly Festival Guide

If you haven’t already heard the fantastic news, American Eagle Outfitters is the official fashion partner of the Budweiser Made In America Festival! We’re so pumped to bring you some of the best beats, #AEOStyle and travel tips for this festival that takes place in LA and Philly. Check out our Philly hour by hour festival guide to ensure that your time spent at Made In America is something you’ll never forget.

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Day One: Saturday, August 30th

8:00AM:  Hit snooze, you’ve got a big day ahead of you and you are wondering why you thought it was a good idea to set your alarm clock so early the night before.

8:09AM:  Hit snooze again…possibly a few more times.

9:00AM:  Wake up! It’s time to put on your #AEOStyle. Girls, Floral is always a good idea for music festivals. Pair your Don’t Ask Why Cropped T-Shirt back to ripped Jeggings, Cutout Booties and Slouchy Marled Beanie for city sleek festival style. Guys, Joggers are the way to go. Pair your Jogger Pant back to a Plaid Button Down, funky Athletic Sneakers and Paneled Cap for a look that will keep you spotted all night long.

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Shop the look:
Don’t Ask Why Cropped T-Shirt
Jegging
Slouchy Marled Beanie
Cutout Bootie
Chain Link Crossbody Bag

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Shop the look:
Jogger Pant
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Herringbone Paneled Cap
New Balance Ballistic 501 Sneaker

10:15am:  Hail an Uber for super quick service that you can pay for on your phone. It’s so easy!

10:45am:  Grab a coffee at Elixer Coffee. We hear their latte with almond milk is an energy lifter.

2:00pm:  Enter the Made In America festival grounds. Be sure to grab an exclusive #AEOMIA T-Shirt!

2:01pm:  Take a selfie and let your friends know you’ve made it! (Don’t forget to tag us with #AEOstyle and #AEOMIA)

2:30pm:  Lace up your dancing shoes and head on over to The Neighborhood for songs like Sweater Weather and Afraid.

2:31 pm:  Take another selfie…this time with the stage in the background. Again, tag us with #AEOStyle and #AEOMIA.

3:00pm:  Mark your calendar to see to The National and rock out to “I Need My Girl” and “Graceless“.

4:00pm:  Food break! Gorge on festival food. Hopefully Pat’s and Geno’s are selling their famous cheesesteaks. With wiz or without? You can’t go wrong.

4:45-9:00pm:  Bounce from concert to concert listening to awesome bands like Holy Ghost, Baauer and City and Colour.

10:30PM:  Be blown away by the notoriously unexpected performer, Kanye West.

12:30am:  Go to bed, this time pushing your alarm back an extra hour so you’re ready to rise-and-repeat for day two!

Day Two: Sunday, August 31

8:00am:  Rise and shine sleepyhead. Day two is here and it’s time to get up!

9:00am:  Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Dry off from your much needed shower and put on your second round of festival clothes.

10:30am:  Is it thundering? No, that’s just your stomach telling you it wants food now. Belly on up to brunch at the Pub & Kitchen. We hear their Spicy Bloody Mary is one of the best in town.

2:00pm:  Ahh, MIA Festival Grounds and you meet again. You’ve got the whole security line system down by now. Text your friends and let them know you’ll meet them in approximately 8-10 minutes…depending on what security guard you get.

2:30pm:  Break out that festival schedule! It’s time to mark down must see bands like Grimes, Girl Talk and Bear Hands.

2:31pm:  Take another selfie…this time with the stage in the background.  Again, tag us with #AEOStyle and #AEOMIA.

3:00PM:  Boogie on over to Pharrell Williams, Spoon and Tiesto!

4:00PM:  Grub break! Gorge on festival food. Burger and fries anyone?

4:45-9:00PM:  Bounce from concert to concert listening to awesome bands like Mimosa, Vacationer and Gareth Emery.

9:30PM:  Get ready for a super fun concert by headliner, Kings Of Leon.

12:30am:  Relive the weekend in your mind, and put your best festival shots on Instagram. Go to bed with plans to attend next year’s event.

Want more MIAFEST action? Check out our curated playlist in stores, online and on Spotify and listen here for live streaming of the festival.

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7 things we love…

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Welcome to this week’s edition of 7 Things We Love! Get inspired by all the things inspiring US right now, from what we’re reading and eating to what we’re wearing and listening to. Let us know what you think about our picks in the comments—and give us yours, too!

WHAT WE’RE WEARING: OUR NEW VINTAGE DENIM COLLECTION
Here’s the thing. We really, really, REALLY love jeans. And we’re always coming up with ways to put new twists on all your favorite staples. To that end, we just introduced our new Vintage Denim Collection, which is crafted from our very best fabrics for superior quality and durability. With details like destruction, tinting, sanding and nicking, these jeans are made to look and feel like the favorite pair you’ve had for years. Find Vintage now in some of your favorite fits, from Jegging for girls to Slim Straight for guys.

WHAT WE’RE EATING: BLUEBERRY SALTED CARAMEL POPSICLES
There really isn’t a better way to feel refreshed and happy in the heat of summer than with a popsicle, #amiright? We’re loving this take on the hot day treat from The Healthy Maven, which takes antioxidant-rich (and always delicious) blueberries and pairs them with a gluten-free recipe for homemade popsicles. (The caramel? It’s actually made out of dates!)

WHAT WE’RE READING: SINNER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER
This is the latest book in Stiefvater’s The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and just like all the rest, WE. ARE. HOOKED. This series focuses on a pack of werewolves who are human in the summertime and turn into wolves in the wintertime. (It’s WAY better than Twilight, we promise.) Sinner centers in on former rockstar Cole and his girlfriend Isabel (and it’s completely and totally addictive). Read the whole series. You won’t be disappointed. (Oh, and you might want your boyfriend to turn into a werewolf.)

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: STEP UP ALL IN
The newest movie to hit the Step Up franchise promises to be bigger and better than ever before. More tricks, more dancing, more of the faces from the previous movies that you’ve come to know and love (plus some So You Think You Can Dance favorites/alumni/obsessions like Twitch and Cyrus). Bring on the poppin’ and lockin’.

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: SIA’S CHANDELIER MUSIC VIDEO
Okay, we have to admit, this was a tough one. We’ve had both this music video and Pharrell’s Come Get It Bae playing on repeat in the office (and our homes) for the past week and a half. But Sia’s got the edge thanks to the fact that she used 11-year-old dancer/wunderkind/all around awesome Maddie Ziegler (yes, one of the girls from Dance Moms) as the star. (The song is pretty awesome, too.) We can’t get enough of Ziegler’s creepy/cool dance moves in this haunting video.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: MESS IS MINE BY VANCE JOY
Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy (AKA James Keogh) has officially stolen our music-loving hearts with this song from his latest album, “Dream Your Life Away.” Joy combines folk with pop to create a unique sound that we find ourselves listening to over and over (and over) again.

WHERE WE’RE GOING: MIAMI
From the art-covered Wynwood Walls (where we shot our spring break campaign) to the ridiculously gorgeous sandy beaches and nothing-like-it-anywhere-else nightlife, Miami’s got plenty for you to do and see. Go surfing in South Beach, get a little nature happy at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, hit the clubs… just make sure you come back with a tan.

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Music Monday: Lollapalooza Festival and Packing Guide

Chicago is an amazing city. The beaches along Lake Michigan allow for fun times in the city, their infamous deep dish pizza will keep you satiated for days and the music scene is out of this world. This weekend, Lollapalooza gears up for another fun filled weekend in the Windy City. Check out our favorite haunts, who to see and where to go while touring this fantastic mid-western town.

Pack:
Girls.
Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are a must. Dress them up with booties, a loose fitting tank and a hat to top off your look.

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Shop the look:
Slip-On Bootie
Hi-Rise Festival Shortie
Pleated Lace Tank
Embroiderd Zipper Tote Bag
Mixed Media Bracelet Set

Guys: Mixing patterns is major for August. Pair your plaids and camo prints with solid undertones, like a white t-shirt and black shoes. Add some shades for #AEOStyle you can rock out to all day long.

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Shop the look:
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Canvas Sneakers
Legend Crew T-Shirt
Icon Sunglasses
12″ Ripstop Cargo Short (Shop similar)

Eat:  Pequods Pizza:  In our minds, the best deep dish in town. Crunchy, gooey golden crush smothered in marinara and cheese and covered with crispy pepperoni.

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Deep dish anyone? Photo credit: Yelp

Pierogi Wagon:  A food truck filled with Polish cuisine! Who doesn’t love a good dumpling filled with mashed potatoes and cheddar?

Dryhop Brewers:  50% kitchen, 50% brewery, 100% amazing. Try any one of their hop-centric ales.

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Dry Hop Brewers. Photo Credit: dryhopchicago.com

Batter and Berries:  A dynamite breakfast and brunch spot. We can’t get enough of their French Toast Sampler, it oozes with flavor.

Do:

Headquarters Beercade: Play old school arcade games while drinking ice cold suds. Mortal Combat anyone?

Kingston Mines:  One of the best blues bars in Chicago, hear the best of the best play any night of the week.

Sail on Lake Michigan:  Set your sails and enjoy views of the city from the waters of Lake Michigan.

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Sail Chicago. Photo credit: Flickr

Shedd Aquarium:  From sea turtles to sharks, see it all at the Shedd Aquarium.

Listen:

Lorde:  Shes a 17 year old bold beauty that’s making her mark on the music world. With songs like “Royals“, “Tennis Court” and “Love Club“, we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

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Lorde. Photo credit: hollywoodlife.com

Vance Joy:  We’ve got a soft spot for Vance (he helped curate our current playlist for stores)! This singer-songwriter from Australia stole our hearts with “Riptide” and we can’t stop listening to his new release, “Mess is Mine.”

OutKast:  With 20 years of experience, this band knows how to keep fans happy! Classic tunes like “So Fresh So Clean” and “Hey, Ya” keep our dancing shoes on and our nostalgia game high. We can’t wait to see these boys take center stage.

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Outkast. Photo credit: MTV.com

Grouplove:  The ultimate college band, this five member band spits out an alternative rock sound that will automatically make you feel like your having the best time of your life. Check out “I’m With You” and “Let Me In.”

Cut Copy:  Well known in the Synthpop world, Cut Copy knows how to generate wild sound that is catchy, energetic and mysterious at times. Check out “Lights & Music” and “Take Me Over.

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Cut Copy. Photo credit: BitTorrent Blog

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Introducing Up Next: The Ultimate Festival-Inspired Playlist

Introducing Up Next: The Ultimate Festival-Inspired Playlist

Over the next few months, we partnered with six talented bands and musicians to deliver the ultimate festival inspired playlist for our stores. Vance Joy, De Lux, Hunter Hunted, Strange Talk, Desert Noises and Tijuana Panthers hand picked their favorite festival songs from this season while including their own genre into the mix. The end result? The perfect summer soundtrack. Over the course of three months, we’ll bring you exclusive band interviews, how to rock #AEOStyle similar to their own and the reason behind their sound. We can’t wait to take you on this musical journey so sit back, relax and rock on. Make sure to check back on Monday for our interview with Tijuana Panthers!

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Coming Soon: A playlist inspired by all of your favorite artists from the Budweiser Made in America series!

Tell us what’s currently on your playlist and your thoughts on #AEOUPNEXT in the comments below!

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7 things we love…

Welcome to this week’s edition of 7 Things We Love! Get inspired by all the things inspiring US right now, from what we’re reading and eating to what we’re wearing and listening to. Let us know what you think about our picks in the comments —and give us yours, too!

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WHAT WE’RE WEARING: STAR PRINTED SNEAKERS
Get a little patriotic with your #AEOSTYLE by slipping a pair of star-printed sneakers on your feet! Whether you go for slip-ons or chukkas, this trend is all red, white and you.

WHAT WE’RE EATING: SALT & STRAW ICE CREAM
Let’s face it—nothing says summer like a big scoop of ice cream. But we’re not talking your typical, run of the mill vanilla here. Portland’s Salt & Straw ice cream is handmade in small batches with 17 percent butterfat, all-natural dairy, organic and local ingredients (with a few imported flavors thrown in for good measure). They had us at Chocolate Chip Mint Julep and Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbon.

WHAT WE’RE READING: ELEANOR & PARK BY RAINBOW ROWELL
Honestly? We’re loving this book for the cover alone. It’s just a bonus that this story of two star-crossed teens who meet in 1986 and bond over their mutual love of comic books is SO. FREAKING. GOOD. This is the book EVERYONE is reading right now, so don’t be left out. (Oh, and The Fault in Our Stars’ very own John Green wrote a glowing review of it in The New York Times, so there’s that.)

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: TAMMY
It seems Melissa McCarthy can do no wrong. Her latest movie centers around a character who loses her job and finds out her husband has been cheating on her. Doesn’t sound like the most uplifting start, sure… but something tells us McCarthy’s physical comedy will find a way to give people more than a few laughs.

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: THE NEW EMOJI LIST
All right, so these aren’t TECHNICALLY available yet, but we’re chomping at the bit to get our fingers on all new emojis for our texts and Instagram posts. A few of the gems include a sports medal, chipmunk, candle, crayon and a wind blowing face.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: HUNGER OF THE PINE BY ALT-J
Indie rock band Alt-J isn’t only cool because they’re from England. They have a way of drawing you in with their mesmerizingly awesome beats. This song in particular is tranquil with an edgy vibe and just a little mysterious. (Oh, and it includes Miley Cyrus on a loop. So there’s that.)

WHERE WE’RE GOING: BOSTON
There really isn’t a better place to celebrate the 4th than in one of our most patriotic cities. Boston is home to the Freedom Trail, which includes everything from Old North Church (which, hint hint, played a major part in the American Revolution) and the beautiful Boston Common. But what we’re most excited for is the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which takes place on the Esplanade at the Charles River and includes the concert and one of the most awesome fireworks displays you can possibly imagine. If you need a quick bite, stop at Spike’s for a Junkyard Dog—be sure to get one with a pickle spear inside the bun.

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