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Danielle -Sep 05, 2015, 9:21AM
I have to say since using only natural products on my skin, my skin has become much more consistent in being clear. Totally worth making the change.

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Post image for Bestival: What We’re Packing for This UK Festival

This post comes from our UK PR Manager Lisa! Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleuk

Next weekend I will be hopping, skipping, jumping to the Isle of Wight, a small island just off England’s southern coast, for a final farewell to both summer and the season’s final festival. Bestival has long been on my festi-wishlist; I have only ever heard good things about it, and especially loved its implementation of a party theme! Needless to say, when I heard that this year’s was marked as the ‘Summer of Love,’ I had to go in celebration of Free People’s essence!

When announcing “Summer of Love,” Bestival summed it up beautifully. “It’s about positivity, peace & love and bananas, not guns. We want all people, all sexes, all ages, all cultures to come together and to share the good times, to celebrate the simple joy of unity, to feel the unparalleled pleasures of dancing shoulder to shoulder with wonderful strangers and loving every second. We want the greatest party of all time”.

I couldn’t be more excited! And to help be inspired for Bestival, in true Summer of Love style, I called upon three of my favourite British boho babes, who live everyday like it’s 1967! These gals ooze the free spirit of this beautiful era, and were happy to offer outfit tips from the FP rails on how to unleash my inner hippie! Keep an eye out for me, as I’ll be snapping all of my favorite festival looks throughout the weekend.

I’ll leave you with Sara, Imogen and Leigh… I’m off to pack!

Keeping in mind the Summer of Love theme, I was drawn to light colours, florals, pinks and creams. I love the beautiful bell sleeves on this vintage-inspired lace dress – so 70s and perfect for twirling and dancing at Bestival.

Get the look: Wolf Moon CrossbodyMontana Wide Brim Hat

Get the look: Twiggy Round Sunglass Electric Orchid Print Swing TunicRolling Stone Fur VestFlying Ranch Ankle Boot

The shaggy waistcoat is super soft and warm, perfect for layering when the weather gets a little cooler. And I love the floatiness and the pale pink colour of the tunic…it’s so comfortable and you can wear it as a mini or tucked into some denim shorts for two different looks.

Check out more of Sara’s boho styling on the blog!


I was instantly drawn to the rich burgundy colour and lace fabric of my dress! Plus, I just can’t resist a big bell sleeve! It’s the perfect floaty mini dress for a 60s-inspired festival look, and can even be given a slightly vampish appearance if, like me, you sometimes lean towards a “gothier” look. The second dress wasn’t what I’d usually go for colour-wise, but I loved its cut and tile-print pattern. Although designed to be worn as a tunic, the length was perfect as a daring mini dress for someone short – ideal for those hot summer festival days (we wish!).

Take a peek at Imogen’s designs and new blog

These flares are the absolute essence of the Summer of Love!  It’s almost believable that they were plucked from someone right out of Woodstock! I couldn’t think of anything to compliment them better than a bit of suede fringing and a romantic, exaggerated sleeve blouse.

Check out Leigh’s blog and her review of our new King’s Road Shop

Thanks girls!

+What would you wear to Bestival!?

Be sure to follow along with Sara, Imogen and Leigh on Instagram!

Check out the official Bestival website, Instagram and follow the hashtag #Bestival15 for all the photos from the weekend!

Danielle -Sep 05, 2015, 9:22AM
Ahhh take me with you.....please (: Awesome post by the way!

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Step inside Ben Nuhn’s creative oasis, where he makes some of the coolest hand-dyed tents around.  Read more »

Post image for On the Road: Upstate New York

With summer bidding her final farewell, blog intern Monica hightailed it for a quick trip toward Ithaca, New York. Read more »

Danielle -Sep 05, 2015, 9:24AM
So dreamy! Makes me want to go hiking!
Angela -Sep 05, 2015, 12:12AM
These pictures of this beautiful part of the world really capture the essence of adventure & I just love them. Nice post!

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Post image for Sweater Weather For Whatever

No matter what occasion, there’s a sweater to fit the part.

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Danielle -Sep 05, 2015, 9:26AM
:( Too hot to wear sweaters at the moment where I live :( Beautiful clothes though!
Emilia -Sep 04, 2015, 8:54PM
Hi! In the first outfit, the link to the black tshirt, Multi stripe mock neck, is taking me to another shirt. Where can I find the one in the picture?

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Post image for The Five: Vintage Records Every Vinyl Collection Needs

Have a look at the five vintage albums (we think) every music lover and vinyl collection needs.  Read more »

c -Sep 04, 2015, 8:33PM
odyssey oracle- the zombies
1813 -Sep 04, 2015, 3:49PM
In my humble opinion, Buckingham & Nicks is a rare find, but a must have for any vinyl collection!

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Post image for 10 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

Celebrate the last few days of summer by making each one count.

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Post image for A Labor of Love – Dressing for the Holiday

Labor Day is just around the corner…what are you going to wear? Here are four outfits to consider integrating into your plans.

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Annie -Sep 03, 2015, 6:00PM
In LOVE with the last outfit! Seriously want it all! No exciting plans for the holiday weekend but should add shopping to the list.
emmanuele -Sep 03, 2015, 11:56AM
amazing, so beautiful. Ilove this.

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Post image for Weekend Getaway: Big Bear Lake

Escape with us to a serene and rustic mountain town, 7000 feet above Los Angeles. 

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Susan -Sep 03, 2015, 3:19PM
this weekend it's used car shopping and a family gathering. one of my favorite close to LA getaways is Santa Barbara to visit their lovely Botanic Garden and an energizing hike up Rattlesnake Canyon (I've never seen a rattler there, supposedly it was named for the winding path of the trail.) Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos, I haven't visited Big Bear in a long while, I'd love to go soon! The Weaver Of Words.....give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale
Hannah Vaughn -Sep 03, 2015, 2:18PM
This weekend is Labor Day and it's my second weekend being a college student. For me, being sober-minded and taking in all this world has to offer throughout all of life is more important to me than finding fleeting people who may compliment me on my shirt for that night. So my plans for the weekend will include running and seeing my boyfriend and going to the farmers market. My favorite weekend getaways would have to be a place back home called Hocking Hills. Getting off the trials and away from the constant conversations of humanity and breathing in the shadows of the sun through the crisp tree leaves, that is where I think of when I am consumed with papers. That is where I feel closest to myself, where I hear myself and truly see this planet we live on. The purest realm we have is the natural world where nothing can depress it. It is imbedded in my soul to wonder this universe and I'm setting out to do so.

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Post image for Summer’s Harvest: Farmers Market One-Pot Gluten-Free Pasta

We know just what to make for dinner tonight…this super easy and fresh pasta recipe! Read more »

aida mollenkamp -Sep 04, 2015, 9:29PM
This is such a wonderful recipe - thanks, Beth!
Rocio -Sep 04, 2015, 4:38PM
Just made it. So delicious :P

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Post image for FP Me Stylist Of The Week: Kyndra DelRosso

Get to know more about our stylist of the week, FPKyndra! Read more »

Debbie -Sep 04, 2015, 6:21AM
Soooo cool!! ✿ ✿
Alex -Sep 03, 2015, 4:16PM
The best babe!!

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Post image for The Secret to Incredible Braided Hairstyles

FP Me babe Lindsey Pengelly shares the secret to her amazing braided hairstyles…

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carina -Sep 03, 2015, 3:40PM
Wow, they both are amazing!
Marie C. -Sep 03, 2015, 6:19AM
These hairstyles look amazing :)

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