Details: You’re Such a Stud

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Embellished Vegan Leather Motorcycle Jacket

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Brooke Studded Satchel

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I just bought these bad boys! The Mainland Studded Boatshoe – if you love ’em too, hurry up and grab a pair they’re going quick!

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Retro Pyramid Ring, Studded Bangles, Mulholland Horseshoe Cuff

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I love how the Pyramid Ring looks when the light hits it.

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Vedder Boot

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One of our biggest obsessions of the moment: studs.

We can’t get enough of them! On t-shirts, bags, jewelry, leather, and especially shoes – any kind of shoe – we love the cool factor they add to standard styles. What do you think about studs, do you love them as much as we do?

Check out our Hard Wear collection – there are some pretty rad studded vintage tees you don’t wanna miss!

DIY Gold Chain Rings from A Pair and a Spare

I have been into really thin rings in a big way lately – I keep spotting them on blogs and tumblr, and I love how delicate they look. Rumi rocks two little gold bands in the left photo, and on the right are a set of three that my dad gave me for Christmas (it’s crazy – he has the best taste in jewelry). Read More

Details: Quirky & Cool

I love quirky little details… today I kept noticing little things that made an outfit unique, like a little bit of leather on a denim shirt, pairing a vintage tee with a sequin vest, adding suspenders to the basic denim and tee, statement collar necklaces, striped denim and leopard, neon bracelets – you name it, our FP girls are rocking it.

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Dress down the fitted with daisies dress with a cool denim shirt.

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The casbah necklace looks awesome with collared shirts!

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You can find the neon bracelets in our stores!

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Ruby rocking her “You had me at woof” shirt :)

Style File: Associate Buyer – Accessories

This week’s style file is our Associate Buyer for accessories, who traveled to the US from England to work at Free People. Her style is quirky and avant garde. It’s full of color and pattern – often with a theme like neon or turquoise. I love the risks she takes. There’s no fear, and nothing is too outrageous. It is, however, always inspiring.

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Get the look with our Marled Yarn Pullover, 5 Pocket Vintage Wash Skinnies, and Sugar Mountain Ankle Boots

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Color coordinated in turquoise – try it out: Cala Bead Bracelet,  Anasazi Epic Ring, London Blue Ring, Suwannee Ring, or the Hermoso Stone Ring

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Get the look with our Heavy Knit Pieced Sweater in Mayan Blue.

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The skull bracelet is available in FP stores!

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Free People Walnut Street Opening

Yesterday I left work around 5pm to head to our brand new store on Walnut Street in Philadelphia.  We were having a private celebration for home office employees, family and friends before the doors officially opened this morning. From the moment I walked through the carved wooden door, I felt like I was in a very special place.  If you live in the area, I definitely recommend making the trip to see the store in person – but if not, I hope these photos can do it some justice!

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Bracelet heaven!

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The view from the upstairs loft.

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The upstairs fitting room area is cozy and tranquil – I literally could live here. The fitting rooms were painted by five of our amazing fp girls, who made them truly special and unique.

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Intimates hang delicately on subtly sparkling walls.

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How amazing are the patchwork rugs?! A great DIY project, perhaps…

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Yummy food from Steven Starr Restaurants and Root, Snap & Rhuby drinks from Art in the Age – the Root and ginger beer was to die for!

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I adore the brick wall and necklaces hanging from nails – I bought one of these zodiac necklaces – you can only find them in our stores! I also love the falling whistles.

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Former Belle put on an awesome show!

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It was such a magical night. Stay tuned for another post, on two of my favorite parts of the store!

Photos by Julia.

Handpicked by Free People

I wanted to give you guys a heads up about a cool new section on our website where we feature our favorite accessorieshandpicked! Out of our selection of bags, jewelry, hair pieces, belts and more, these are the items you’ll find at the top of our wishlists :)

Pull your hair back in the chic Lasso Pony Holder. Braids and Ponytails no longer bore with this grommet studded stunner!

Jazz up your hands with this collaboration of colorful stones and intricate banding – The Hermoso Stone Ring is our favorite way to showcase an everyday dose of color block pop!

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With its heavy metal ridges and statement shape, the Hyde Ridged Cuff is one elegant piece of armor.

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This jewel tones and contrasting sunset hues of the Bright Nights Crossbody are transporting us to a tropical paradise far, far away.

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The Aggie Chain Wrap Bracelet is edgy yet simple with its unique wrap style and contrasting metal band detail.

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The Western inspired Pastel Fields Belt won our hearts with its perfect pastels and striking pattern.

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Whether long and layered or short and sweet, the Northridge Necklace strikes the perfect balance of texture and tribal-infused design.

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With equal parts function and fashion, the Geo Print Turban is our go to for adding a bold dose of graphic to a simple outfit.

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Wear it as a necklace, choker or wrap, the San Pedro Turquoise Wrap has got you covered!

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Thursday Poll: Tribal Prints

It’s no secret that as a brand, Free People has a little infatuation with tribal prints. Right now there are a whole slew of them on our website – popping up in fun and creative ways. I would happily add any of these to my closet, but which is your favorite way to rock ethnic prints? Bathing suit, head band, shorts….you tell us!

(p.s. if you like this trend you should definitely check out our Urban Safari feature in accessories right now!)

Swim: Davia Underwire Bandeau

Outwear: Embellished Vegan Leather Motorcyle Jacket

Intimates: Embroidered Bustier Top

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Headwear: Geo Print Turban

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Footwear: Hacienda Lace Up Boot

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Bottoms: High Waist Print Short

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Bags: Printed Clutch

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Details: Wrap It Up

If you look at our accessories collection online right now, you’re sure to notice a trend – we’ve gone crazy for bracelets! This season we are all about piling up the wrists with wrap bracelets, friendship bracelets, charm bracelets and cuffs.  What I love about this trend is that you can literally wear your personality on your sleeve – fashion sense, friendships and meaningful symbols are all on display, and the combinations are endless and always somehow work.

Chelsea Beaded Bracelet, Lizzie Stone Ring, Studded Zip Clutch coming mid-January. Other bracelet is a store-only style – get it at your local Free People!

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Filo Ring, Bolted Crystal Ring, Fairfax Brass Ring, Dynasty Leather Cuff, Socorro Deco Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.

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Fairfax Brass Ring, Filo Ring, Raven Leather Bag, bracelets only in-store.

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Encrusted Silk Wrap Bracelet, Fairfax Silver Ring, Rosary Wrap (back in stock soon, also available in stores!).

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Evita Identity Bracelet, rest are only in-store.

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Pasel Semi-Precious Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.

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Amelia Wrap Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Rosary Wrap.

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Lizzie Stone Ring, Bolted Crystal Ring, Filo Ring, Fairfax Brass Ring, Beaded Eagle Friendship Bracelet, Geo Enamel Cuff, San Pedro Turquoise Wrap Bracelet.

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Lastly, these adorable little neon friendship bracelets are the coolest! They are only available in our stores so make sure you stop in and snap one (or several) up!

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Thursday Poll: Western-Inspired Jewels

You all saw our December Catalog last week. Its pages are full of western-inspired apparel, but what you may not have noticed is that we’re also showing some pretty awesome jewels to go along with it. These pieces combine Native American influences with leather-clad, tobacco spittin’ cowboys to form what we now think of as western jewelry.  To get the right feel, it’s about rough organic elements with a sort of practicality to them. The pieces combine tarnished metals and statement leather with hints of turquoise and ivory.  Did I mention that these would make great gift items for a special someone? Which is your favorite western-inspired piece?

The Concho Beaded Pendant

The Cut-Out Grecian Leather Cuff

The Tarnished Rose Collar

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The Mixed Stone Ring

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The Tarnished Rose Cuff

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The Treviso Stone Bracelet

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DIY: Brighten Up Your Jewelry With Neon Thread!

When it comes to accessories I’m in a bit of a neon crazy lately – I love this editorial from Cosmo Australia that I saw on Oracle Fox and set out to create lots of fun, laid-back-surfer-girl-style accessories that look awesome when layered heavily like the photo above. Read More

Details: We Love…

…fringe

…unexpected crochet

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…converse

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lacey layers

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…mixed plaid

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…more fringe

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…treasured accessories picked up on travels

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…dainty ballet flats

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…fancy collars

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…mixing prints

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…cozy wraps

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…moccasins

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…ripped tees

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…a rad denim vest

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(we just got in the amazing one on the right! here.)