Style File: Assistant Designer (Lou)

This week’s StyleFile is an effortless beauty who’s style has a laid back California beach vibe. I don’t know if it’s her long, wavy blonde locks, the colorful friendship bracelets, or the heart tattoo on her wrist that scream Cali, but it’s definitely there. She wears a lot of stellar grunge pieces – ripped and splattered jeans, a slouchy knit hat, baggy tees, and kicks. She’ll then mix it up with an awesome Native American inspired necklace or poncho. There’s no doubt, she looks like your quintessential American girl – active and full of life. Her vivacity can’t be restricted with pompous or tailored clothing – she has no time for that.

These jeans are perfectly slouchy and distressed. Get the look with a grungy graphic tee, hat, and Converses.

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This photo makes me want Summer. And colorful bracelets

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She takes the formality out of a cable knit sweater with fringe layering

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In this cold Winter weather, everyone needs a good throw on poncho to stay warm.

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She loves her Native American accessories just as much as the rest of us at Free People. Some great variations are on our website right now here, here, and here.

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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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friendship bracelets

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

guest blog post!

good morning! i’m really excited to bring you a guest blog post from andrea of the blog fly, who also happens to be the artist behind our hand drawn floral converse!  read on to learn about where she drew her inspiration for the shoes.

When I was approached by Free People to use my doodle-style illustrations for a small run of sneakers I immediately thought of flower gardens. Aside from the feminine elements that can be associated with Free People and flowers, I really liked the idea of an eclectic garden of quirks and fun, much how I see the brand.

Over the years I’ve collected tons of vintage fabric swatches and ephemera (like magazine clippings and wallpaper scraps) featuring various forms of floral designs. I particularly like to use Secondhand Rose wallpaper swatches and William Morris’ floral designs for references. Using all these elements for inspiration I developed little clusters of tiny flowers, abstract roses, and dingbats to create the doodles for the shoes.

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thanks so much andrea, we love your shoes!