March Moodboard & Mix

I’m so happy it’s March… December through February is my least favorite time of year, and I always greet March with a renewed energy and excitement for things to come – this month I have some traveling and several awesome shows to look forward to, which I’ll be sure to tell you all about in the coming weeks ;) Read More

Thursday Poll: Electric Lime

Moving into spring, the freshest color palette – the one that the entire fashion world is falling for – is proving to be neon. Amongst the electric hues, one in particular seems to stick out: lime.  It’s that sour, half green, half yellow, heavy on the bright – shade. Add it into an outfit, and there’s an immediate zinggg. Which is your favorite FP item popping with the must-have hue? Read More

Shades of Spring

Tangerine… living reflection of a dream… the color of the sun just before it dips below the horizon; a powerful and healing hue that stimulates enthusiasm and creativity.

Items pictured: Crochet Cuff Henley, French Lace Trim Shorts, Dahl Court Tie Bracelet, Atlantic Neon Rope Bracelet, Distressed Tessa Tote, Mini Cables Pullover, Cutout Ponytail Cuff, Cosmos Maxi Dress, Lace Up Cord Shorts, Seamless Floral Jacquard Tank.

View the February Lookbook.

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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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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Thursday Poll: Color Pops

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?

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Star Straw Fedora

Grand Master Long Sleeve Boy Top

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Brighter Days Scarf

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FP 5 Pocket Ankle Crop Skinny

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Neon Terry Space Dye Sock

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Daphne Platform

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Trend Spotting: coloured jeans

Fashion has gone vibrant when it comes to bottoms particulary skinny jeans, we love the rainbow selection and teaming them with simple tees. They brighten up our day.  A trend that grew from the fall 2011 runway shows and got everyone hooked.

It adds a new kind of fun to that Rock N’ Roll skinny jeans vibe. Are you the type of girl who would wear bright coloured jeans?

Philip Lim 3.1 and Balenciaga Fall 2011 via style.com

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DIY Personalized Denim Shirt

I’ve been really into the menswear trend lately – I love taking pieces borrowed from a boy and giving them a feminine twist. Then I saw this photo on tumblr and inspiration struck! I knew my next DIY project would be customizing an old denim shirt by adding a pop of colorful pattern.

What you need: collared button-down shirt of your choice, pretty fabric of your choice (try old clothing you don’t wear anymore or thrift stores!), scissors, needle, thread and safety pins.

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Lay the shirt flat with the collar folded up.

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Place the fabric on the shirt, and you can either mark on the shirt where you want the fabric to cover, or you can cut a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than that area – this is what I did. I wanted to make sure I didn’t cut too small of a piece, and i figured I could just trim the edges later on, which ended up working perfectly.

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Use safety pins to attach the fabric to the shirt so it doesn’t move around as you sew.

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Start sewing! Sew along the seams at the top and shoulders of the shirt, and then straight across the back.

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Once the fabric was sewn to the shirt, I went around the edges with my scissors and trimmed the excess fabric.

And that’s all there is to it! I’m pretty stoked about my “new” shirt!

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We have some shirts online right now that would be great for this!

Style File: Office Coordinator

Our office coordinator has a courageous coolness about the way she dresses. There’s nothing quiet about how she presents herself. You can almost guarantee she’ll have on an awesome loud print or a bright color if not pasted across her lips. Perhaps what I covet most about her wardrobe, are the true pieces that make it up – her funky fringe jacket, cool vintage pin, artisan rings, and perfectly grunge tee – all seemingly one-of-a-kind (if not so). She knows how to pull them all together with attitude. Whatever look she is going after she makes it fearless and exhilarating. Check out what she wore this week…

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I should also mention she’s a pro at braided hair styles!

Now for a little bit more about her, in her own words :)

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Vintage Missoni now available in Vintage Loves!

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When you think about fashion with amazing prints and patterns, surely there is one name that springs immediately to mind. Missoni. Founded in Italy by designers Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, the brand has been known throughout the years for their use of bold patterns, mixed fabrics and kaleidoscopic colors. Our Vintage Loves line has just launched a collection of Vintage Missoni pieces and I was completely blown away when I saw them.  The pieces are pricey but they are fashion treasures, and the colors and patterns are at the very least some pretty amazing eye candy.

Plus, they’re modeled by one of our beautiful home office ladies which provides some awesome styling ideas for how to wear these pieces in a modern way.

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Shop the Vintage Loves Missoni lookbook.

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