Our creative theme for May is retro Africa and the styling theme is (no surprise for this African theme) clashing prints.
I understand this could be a scary theme for some but you need to have fun with this one.
Think boldness and be eclectic. I adore Abbey Lees style she mixes textures, bold prints and crazy accessories into her outfits and looks awesome.
She’s a great inspiration!!!
Whenever I think of bold prints and clashing colour and textures I turn straight to Marc Jacobs; one of my favorite designers.
His Marc by Marc Jacobs ads encourage this trend to a ‘T’. I love how there’s no rules. It doesn’t matter if the colours bounce off each other or the accessories don’t quite go. It’s all about the fun!
How we like to work this trend
Bold fabrics with graphic T’s (as above). Aztec patterns with ditsy floral. You need bold accessories so the prints don’t take over the whole look. Think wooden beads and patterned belts.
We’re really into ankle socks at the moment and I love them with clogs and wedges just remember it has to be in a contrast print thought to the rest of your outfit.
Our special shoots for this month make me want to listen to M.I.A really loud and play dress up!
our may catalog drops tomorrow! this book is very close to our hearts- because it features real fp girls. this month on the blog we will be bringing you behind the scenes photos and video from the catalog shoot as well as a glimpse into the lives of the girls who grace its pages – they are all so beautiful on the inside and out.
show your mom some love and upload a picture of her best boho vintage look for our mom’s boho style contest! the winner will receive a very special recreation of your mom’s look, with love from free people :)
i have a love/hate relationship with first fridays in philly. i live in old city…so when i leave my place to go out on the first friday of the month i have to wade through the sea of people blocking the sidewalks, and every place i go is packed. but once it gets nice out, i find myself warming up- literally – to the idea. the streets of old city come alive with all types of creative folk who line the sidewalks with their art, craft and music. i’ll wander around perusing the treasures, stopping every once in a while to talk with sellers, all the while soaking in the energy that is first friday in philadelphia.
fridays are always a little tough at work this time of year, with it being so nice out and so close to the weekend, so what better way to help pass the day than a lunchtime concert? we snuck out today at noon, hopped in the car and made the quick drive over to WXPN for the local natives free at noon show – something the station does every friday at world café live. we were instantly transported from work mode to music mode as we took our seats up in the mezzanine level (thanks xpn!) and let the tunes take over. this band blows me away- they sound better live than on the album and the songs “airplanes” and “who knows who cares” gave me chills. i knew “sun hands” would be amazing live as well and it sure was- they put everything into that song no matter how many times they have played it. this was my first time seeing them live and it definitely will not be the last- i have already got tickets to see them at first unitarian church in philly this august!
when it comes to bohemian style one of the first things that come to my mind are the sixties and seventies and photos of my mom in bell bottom jeans, long skirts and peasant tops – looking through photos of her in her twenties is so inspirational. was your mom a total free people girl when she was young?
send us a photo of your mom in a boho, vintage outfit and we will pick a winner and recreate the clothing depicted in the photo! the runner up will receive a $100 gift card.
happy thursday! for today’s poll let’s take a look at our hat collection – when our girls were down at coachella they saw hats everywhere, and we have some great ones for festival wear. they also just happen to be one of my favorite accessories… which one do you like best??
celebrate mother’s day this saturday at free people upper east side! they will be taking personal mother/daughter shopping appointments all day long, so just call or show up with your mom – and you might be photographed for the blog!
plus, there will be a special surprise at checkout for your mom, and of course, refreshments!
1319 3rd ave, nyc
sounds like so much fun! the same store had a girls night out event a couple of weeks ago, where they styled customers in head-to-toe night out looks – perfect for a night out on the town or a special date! their sales manager melissa gave the girls makeup tips to help them complete their look, and of course no free people event would be complete without lemonade and cupcakes :)
check out some of the cute pics from the event, and if you’re in the area take your mom out for a day of free people fun on saturday!