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
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.
You can find the neon bracelets in our stores!
Ruby rocking her “You had me at woof” shirt :)
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.
Get the look with our Heavy Knit Pieced Sweater in Mayan Blue.
The skull bracelet is available in FP stores!
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!
The view from the upstairs loft.
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.
Intimates hang delicately on subtly sparkling walls.
How amazing are the patchwork rugs?! A great DIY project, perhaps…
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.
Former Belle put on an awesome show!
It was such a magical night. Stay tuned for another post, on two of my favorite parts of the store!
Photos by Julia.
I wanted to give you guys a heads up about a cool new section on our website where we feature our favorite accessories – handpicked! 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!
With its heavy metal ridges and statement shape, the Hyde Ridged Cuff is one elegant piece of armor.
This jewel tones and contrasting sunset hues of the Bright Nights Crossbody are transporting us to a tropical paradise far, far away.
The Aggie Chain Wrap Bracelet is edgy yet simple with its unique wrap style and contrasting metal band detail.
The Western inspired Pastel Fields Belt won our hearts with its perfect pastels and striking pattern.
Whether long and layered or short and sweet, the Northridge Necklace strikes the perfect balance of texture and tribal-infused design.
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.
Wear it as a necklace, choker or wrap, the San Pedro Turquoise Wrap has got you covered!
Shop all Handpicked by Free People
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
Headwear: Geo Print Turban
Footwear: Hacienda Lace Up Boot
Bottoms: High Waist Print Short
Bags: Printed Clutch
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.
Evita Identity Bracelet, rest are only in-store.
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!
Shop all bracelets.
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
The Mixed Stone Ring
The Tarnished Rose Cuff
The Treviso Stone Bracelet
…treasured accessories picked up on travels
…dainty ballet flats
…a rad denim vest
(we just got in the amazing one on the right! here.)
DIY Ornament turned into Headband
For this DIY we used the beautiful jewel encrusted ornament designed by Chan Luu. Our clever team used this ornament to create an adorable headband in just a few easy steps! All you need is a plain old headband and some fabric glue.
Untie the ornament from its hook, and then bit by bit, use the fabric glue to adhere it to the headband. We used clips (pictured below) to hold the ribbon in place as it dried.
That’s it! I love how the hanging chains give this a delicate feel:
Due to the power outage, I didn’t get to post this week’s DIY on Wednesday, so here it is – part two of our tutorial for turning our holiday ornaments into accessories you can wear all year long!
DIY Holiday Ornaments turned into Keychain
For this tutorial we used the Aziza Golden Feather Ornament by Serafina and the Dakota Feather Ornament by Alkemie – but, like the earrings and necklace, this DIY would work with any or all of our holiday ornaments! All you need are some pliers and a keyring and hook (pictured above left).
We removed the hook from the small gold feather ornament using the pliers, and then untied the red string from the larger feather. We used the string to tie the smaller feather to the ring of the larger feather.
To add a decorative touch, we wrapped the red string around the gold ring, finishing it with a knot. Now just attach the ring with the two feathers to the keyring, and you’ve got an awesome new keychain!