When I was little I always wanted a white Christmas… well, it’s 60 degrees and sunny in Philly today – but I am not complaining, not at all. Happy holidays!
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Publications are always telling us which colors to wear. Are we calling it nude or blush this season? Open up a magazine, and you’ll see how neons are all the rage. We’re color obsessed! One of the most fun things to do is experiment with color. We’ve been doing exactly that here at Free People which has led us to settle on color POPS as our must have look this season. We love pairing these bright hues back to neutrals – dusty pinks, elephant grey, black and white –letting them make their statement, and grabbing the eye. My question for all of you is – which piece will you be popping?
The Cropped Lace Tube
Star Straw Fedora
Grand Master Long Sleeve Boy Top
Brighter Days Scarf
FP 5 Pocket Ankle Crop Skinny
Neon Terry Space Dye Sock
Lace-Up Cord Shorts
Our store girls are great at styling looks, so I was really excited to see what they’d come up with for our grunge trend. They did not disappoint!
Kassandra works in our Seattle store – located in the birthplace of grunge at its best, no wonder she rocks the trend so well :)
And lastly, the flannel onesie is (sadly) no longer available, but this look was too good not to share!
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The final series in our blogger picks for grunge comes from Claire Geist of DeLune Blog. She’s a little pixie redhead who you wouldn’t normally think of as a grunge girl. Because of this, she brought an interpretation to the trend that was fun to see. It felt fresh and very downtown. The ditzy print of the Floral Shirt Tail Pucker Dress came alive when she paired it with the Vegan 3 Eye Gibson Shoe and ankle socks. The result was grunge but she brought an elegant and feminine twist to the table.
From all of the grunge items she saw that day, Claire told us which her top five must haves are for the trend: the Ramsey Oxfords, Vegan Leather Double Breasted Jacket, Tattered Flag Scarf, Caldra Layer Pullover in Sherbert, and the Cutoff Denim Vest.
I couldn’t agree more with her choices. And now, her favorite sweet treat, what’s on her holiday wish list and other insights into Claire’s personality….
Our creative director is expecting a baby very soon, and today we had a surprise baby shower for her in the cruise ship terminal next to our building at the navy yard. Our display team helped create an incredible setup full of all the things she loves – like American flags and denim – and even pitched a little teepee surrounded by a ring of comfy pillows. The mom-to-be was picked up in a golf cart draped with a flag :) She’s a special lady, very deserving of such a beautiful celebration! Read more »
I have a special two-part DIY for you today! I started out wanting to make little charm bracelets inspired by one I saw on the wrist of a co-worker. Read more »
Cora Keegan was our model today she’s American born and raised. Her home town is Las Vegas. She has been on the runway for Jason Wu and various other designers. She reminds us of Gemma Ward meets Arizona Muse, and we love how she transforms the clothes at Free People with her edgy attitude. Her favorite snack is Banana and she loves Led Zeppelin.
Being surrounded by amazing fashion all day at work, it can be a little overwhelming at times. I’ll often find myself up in our studio, browsing through the racks, or in meetings, staring longingly at all the upcoming designs and samples hanging on the walls, wishing I could own them all. With Chanukah upon us and Christmas in just a few days, Jemma, Naomi and I each narrowed it down to a few select items that are on our wishlist this year.
Glitter Mesh Longsleeve Layering Top in Gold – I’ve had my eye on this top for a bit. I love how it’s a regular crew neck tee, but it’s sheer and glittery. I want to juxtapose it’s sparkleyness with some sportswear-ish styling. Since it’s sheer, you can take advantage of that and layer a tank bra or racerback underneath. My inspiration comes from here and here.
Perfume Amulet Necklace – I love the hammered nail form of this necklace. I want to layer it on with mixed metals and necklaces of varying length – something like this. It’s also made from recycled metal which is always a feel good plus.
Lora Cutout Wedges – I’m such a wedge girl – they’re so much more stable and comfortable than regular heels. I can’t get enough of the sweet pattern and ethnic feel of these babies. The stripe up the back and triangle cutouts make them a must have. It’s nice how they’re statement shoes, yet pretty neutral at the same time. I would definitely style them with skinnies to let them shine, but I think you could wear any range of styles on top.
Throughout the holidays I like to feel comfortable with a bit of sass! The items I’ve chosen make for the day but also can be carried into the evening.
I like to live in jeans a lot and the new vintage washed straight leg thrift jeans are a new move away from my usual skinny jean I opt for. I’d team them with the vegan leather button down shirt to give them an edge and for extra comfort I’d throw this unique fashion sweater kimono over the top. Come the evening I’d put on these Jazzy studded loafers and I’m ready to go to the local bar.
My holiday wishlist is all about comfort with an edge.
Vegan 3 Eye Gibson Shoe – I’ve been wanting a pair of doc martens for a while now, and I think I’ve found “the one.” These would go with absolutely everything, and I love that the oxford style as opposed to boots.
We The Free Reverse It Kachow Thermal – Two shirts in one, need I say more?! I love the wash on this thermal and it’s incredibly soft and easy – idea for Christmas morning, or a casual night out.
Tanner Shoulder Bag – This bag reminds me of an older FP bag that I have had for a while now, and have loved to bits – literally. I can no longer justify using it as my carry-on every time I travel, so I think this is a perfect replacement. I like bags that are brown or neutral in color so they go with everything!
Happy Chanukah, everybody!
Here’s a fun little DIY we found for a cool at home menorah. Enjoy!
Here at the home office we have completely embraced the grunge trend. I think it’s the time of year, chilly weather and the upcoming holidays lend themselves to comfy layering tinged with cool grunge elements – think ripped tees, vests, cozy flannel & thermals, tights & denim and the ever-present beanie. It’s all in the details…
The tattered flag scarf looks awesome over denim and stripes.
I love how our designer paired the floral chambray overall with a delicate blouse – and I especially love that slightly tattered cuff detail!
Ruby’s got her old grunge sweater on too!
We love doc martens!
I <3 the painted distressed boot.
The striped lovebug thermal looks cute under a hoodie vest.
Another fp denim cutoff sighting in a lighter wash.
And not really grunge, but her nails and accessories were too good not to share!
Check out our 90’s grunge inspired december lookbook!