Ways to Wear the Waves Hem Slip!

One of the key items for transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring is the slip.  It works in so many ways – under tops, over pants or shorts, with boots or sandals, there are so many ways to wear them! Read More

Store Style: Grunge

Our store girls are great at styling looks, so I was really excited to see what they’d come up with for our grunge trend. They did not disappoint!

Kassandra works in our Seattle store – located in the birthplace of grunge at its best, no wonder she rocks the trend so well :)

Here she wears skinny jeans, the imagine me graphic tee, the caldra layer pullover and plaid buttondown.

Here she pairs the imagine me graphic tee with the floral widelegs, stripe hooded cardigan and open knit beret.


For her third look she’s wearing skinny jeans, the lace buttondown over a floral tank with a leather jacket and beanie.


Here we have Megan from Portland wearing the jilly maxi dress with the washed floral baby tee and vegan leather buttondown over top, with the sunbleached leather trim tote and multi stripe beret.


Morgan from Portland wears skinny jeans, textured tall sock, stripe hooded cardigan, plaid buttondown, washed mini satchel and leopard beanie.


Hayley of Seattle wears skinny jeans, the imagine me graphic tee, and kimono stripe sweater.


Meg from Seattle wears the fp skinny cords, plaid buttondown, and vegan leather buttondown.


I like this interesting take on grunge from Katie from San Jose – she’s wearing the sequin bodycon skirt with the plaid crop buttondown and a cute little top that will be available soon!


Raven from Atlanta wears the knit legging, hacienda lace up boot, sequin bodycon skirt, plaid shirt and cropped vegan leather jacket.


Jen from Topanga wears the valhalla velvet short with the American rebel tee.


And lastly, the flannel onesie is (sadly) no longer available, but this look was too good not to share!

Shop our grunge themed December lookbook!

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

coloured_pantseditorial from Oyster Magazine

Fp 5 pocket ankle crop skinny  coloured denim skinny ankle crop fp skinny cord

Store Style: Snow Angel

The latest trend we can’t get enough of is Snow Angel. With a new chilliness to the air and less hours of sunshine in the day, we’re brightening our spirits with shades of pink, ivory and icy blue and cozy, comfy textures that warm our souls. Winter doesn’t have to be about black, gray and deep tones, it can be as light and airy as the snow outside :)  This trend makes me think of sledding all day, rosy cheeks, icicles and candy canes!

Here are some of our beautiful store girls rocking the snow angel trend.

A dreamy shot… wearing the scallop strapless dress with a sweater and adorable faux fur arm warmers.

We adore the new romantics embellished romper! Worn here with the cropped cardigan and a beanie.


The embellished romper also looks awesome with the anita faux fur jacket!


On the left, the scallop lace tube dress with the amazing casablanca cape and faux fur arm warmers; on the right, the voile and lace slip worn with tights, legwarmers, the kimono cardigan and adorable ear flap beanie.


A perfect holiday party dress: the new romantics foiled maxi; get the goddess look by adding a head piece :)


LOVE this look: fp spun sequin knit short, tights, fp one smocked beaded bandeau, plaid shirt, beanie and arm warmers.


Here’s a thought – the embellished romper with the fp one smocked beaded bandeau over top! Accessorized with a beanie and bracelets.


Wear the sequin bodycon with the faux fur jacket, weather boots and floppy hat!


Love this pairing of embellished romper with the fairisle maxi cardigan over top!


This is a great idea – the fp one smocked beaded bandeau turned backwards, peeks out from under the lurex crochet top.


Snow Angel textures: fairisle triangle scarf, faux fur jacket, icy embellished dress, charm and chain cluster necklace, new romantics chiffon capelet.


Our much-loved voile and lace slip in all its pretty colorways.


And our favorite snow angel layering piece, the fp one smocked beaded bandeau!

Shop the Snow Angel Trend.

Trend Spotting: MOD

If you’ve seen our website this week you’re probably aware – we’ve gone mad for MOD! This week on the blog we’ll be exploring this hot trend and why we love it. To kick it off, here’s a little “modboard” ;)

Free People Bamboo Stripes Crop Top
Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick
Free People Encrusted Beret
Elle France “Swinging Classiques” by David Burton
Free People Miles of Lace Dress
Free People Textured Turtleneck
Free People Mohair Plaid Mini Skirt
Jules Platform Boot
MOD icon Twiggy

Visit the Mod shop. Are you into this trend?

Trend Spotting: Fairisle

Fairisle is one of those words that awakens certain senses… it symbolizes chilly weather, playing in the snow and bundling up by a fire to warm your bones,  crisp air and red cheeks.

I never knew this, but fairisle is named after a small island in northern Scotland. The traditional knitting technique uses multiple colors to create the signature fairisle patterns, and first gained popularity when worn by the Prince of Wales in the early 1920s. Today its one of our favorite patterns for knitwear and we love it in all different forms – sweaters, leggings, socks, bags, you name it – it adds pattern, color and a touch of coziness to a basic outfit.

Here’s how some of us are rocking fairisle in the Free People office!

We love this cropped pullover to pieces! It’s the perfect sweater to throw on over a tank and jeans all fall and winter long.


I had to get a close-up of these amazing studded ankle boots too!


We’re dying over the new colors in the Pocono sweater leggings – These have snow day written all over them :)


Add some color to your outfit with a fairisle bag like the Peruvian ski satchel!


Lastly, this fairisle tunic is amazing! Just throw it on over some tights and boots, and you’re set!

Are you guys into the Fairisle Trend?

Store Style: Velvet Crush

We have a serious crush on velvet. It’s one of our favorite fabrics for fall – both cozy and chic, it adds a rich element of texture to your look.  We can’t get enough, whether it is in the form of a menswear style blazer, wideleg pants or cute shorts. Here are some of our Free People store girls showing how they’d style velvet!

In this look: Slouchy Velvet Blazer, Graphic Lovebug Thermal, Tribal Triangle Collar, Sweetwater Fringe Crossbody.

In this look: Velvet Wideleg Pant, Laguna Coast Pullover… Extreme Comfort.


On the left: Velvet Wideleg Pant in Rust, We The Free Washed Graphic Tee, Abiza Double Wrap Belt, Fringe Crossbody, Spilling Chains Necklace.

On the right: Velvet Wideleg Pant in Moss, Striped Burnout Top, Shrunken Jacquard Military Jacket, Spilling Chains Necklace.


In this Look: Slouchy Velvet Blazer, We The Free Eco Thermal Raglan, Vegan Leather Shorts, Velvet Turban, Billie Leather Clutch.


In this look: Valhalla Velvet Short, Veneto Plaid Corset, Marled Fringe Cardigan, Changing Crochet Legging.


In this look: Slouchy Velvet Blazer, Solid Pieced Maxi Skirt, Zusto Border Print Scarf, Floppy Brim Hat.


In this look: Velvet Wideleg Pant, Boxy Crochet Sweater (coming soon).


On the right: Velvet Wideleg Pant, Vintage Tee, Enchanted Eyelet Dress.


In this look: Velvet Blazer, Vegan Leather Skirt, Dotted Lace Tee, Bouquet Ankle Sock.


In this look: Velvet Wideleg Pant, Victorian Inset Tunic.


In this look: Floral Printed Velvet Overalls, Open Lace Sleeve Top, Crochet Tall Sock, Tribal Stone Bib Necklace.

You all look amazing! Thanks ladies!

Fall Fashion from our Favorite Bloggers!

Beautiful Elsa of the blog Styleabaad, who recently paid a visit to our home offices, shares one of her favorite looks and tells us what she’s excited about this Fall!




In this look: This vintage 1970’s maxi dress is the gem of my closet! I love wearing it in fall/winter and styling it in different ways depending on the occasion. Here I decided to dress it down a bit for a more casual fall look so I added a Free People vest, a stack of bangles and a floppy hat. The shoes and sunnies are vintage.

What trend are you most excited about for fall?

I am so into jewel colors right now like amber, sapphire and emerald. Also I can’t leave my house this fall without a hat – I love both fedoras and floppy hats and I don’t think I could have too many.

Favorite designers right now?

I always follow the shows but find myself more inspired by the archives. Like 1970’s YSL and Halston. But I have to say I adore Dries van Noten and Etro’s latest collections.

Your must have Free People item for fall?

I’m dying to get my hands on the Velvet Extreme Flares in the “moss” color! It’s the perfect piece for fall and I’ll wear them in the daytime with a thermal and oxfords and at nighttime with a sheer blouse and high heels.

What is your favorite fall activity?

I can’t imagine anything better than getting up really early a sunny fall morning and heading out to a big flea market. I love to wander around with a hot tea looking through the stalls and finding those treasures for my house I know are out there.

Check out Elsa’s blog here!

Photo credit: Jonas Lindström

I think her style is very 70s boho, don’t you?!


Trend Spotting: Monochromatic Street Style

Monochromatic dressing is one of our favorite fall fashion trends – we love the idea of outfitting from head-to-toe in shades of color that amplify a certain mood or feeling. Jemma and Naomi worked with our senior photographer to capture some monochromatic street style right here at the navy yard! Here’s how we would wear this trend:

In this look: open stitch pullover, fp skinny cords, archduchess platform, tina patched satchel.

shop all seafoam and emerald shades of color.

In this look: long sleeve vintage lace dress, delancy backpack, boots coming soon!

shop all mustard and camel shades of color.



In this look: dancing in the dark lace tunic, super 70s wideleg cord, large amulet necklace, lust cuff.

shop all blush and rust shades of color.


In this look: jenoah floppy brim hat, ripper crossbody, velveteen docs, velvet shorts and polka dot blouse coming soon!


Items coming soon.

shop all shades of color.

Which look is your favorite?

Fall Fashion Trends: Monochromatic Color Palette

After the light and dreamy summer fabrics in pastels and muted shades, the colors of fall always seem so rich and bold. This year is certainly no exception, but we’re taking it a step further: make a fashion statement this fall by stepping out in head-to-toe emerald, mustard, maroon, cerulean, or whatever color you are feeling that day. Wearing one color from head to toe is daring – chances are you will be noticed as you walk down the street, but when it’s done well it’s perfectly chic and fashionable. Break up a monochromatic ensemble with a little dash of black or beige to lessen the dramatic look or go all out and make that fashion statement. Here’s a look at some of our favorite shades of color to wear from head-to-toe this fall!

shop seafoam and emerald shades of color.



shop mustard and camel shades of color.


shop blush and rust shades of color.


shop all shades of color.

Stay tuned for a post showing how we’d wear monochromatic outfits this fall – and tell us, what do you think of this trend? Would you wear it?