Office Style: Shorts vs. Dresses

We’re getting sick of pants. All winter long its pants, pants, pants. Now, in the name of fashion, we’re rebelling. We’re pulling on tights for an extra layer, and getting out stowed away women’s shorts, skirts and dresses. For the last week in January “vs.” office style, I want to know – which winter rebellion look do you like best? It’s the shorts vs. the dresses….


The Lou Ankle Boots!

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You can never go wrong with a good thermal.


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Get the look with our Tiza Floral Tights and the Worn in Original Docs.

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The Cropped Stripes Pullover looks great with this sparkly maxi skirt!

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So in love with the Costas Striped Maxi Dress Look!

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Thursday Poll:January Lookbook

This January, we traveled to Palm Springs, CA to shoot our lookbook with Alexandra Spencer of 4th and Bleeker. In the book, she takes on the look of a domesticated 70’s wild child as she hangs by the pool and goes about her day in a 70’s ranch style home. The looks are filled with stacked sandals, flowing bohemian prints and ditzy patterns elevated with hard-edged suede, sequins, and funky shades. There’s no doubt this woman is beautifully Free People. Which look is your favorite?

Look 1

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Look 6

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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!


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

Store Style: Slip It On

This week we are featuring our variety of slips on our website – we truly do have a style for each type of girl! Slips are ideal for third piece layering – throw it on over or under your outfit to add texture and a bit of flirtiness. We asked our California fpgirls for some inspiration on how they’d style these beauties…

The fp one flock dot house slip is one of our new favorites… throw it on over a little black bodycon or a tank and shorts.

And on the right, the fp one poison pintuck slip looks super cute with a belt and tall boots!

Here’s a sweet look with the pintuck slip, cable pullover, polka dot tie turban and ankle boots.


The voile trapeze slip gets a fresh update with the western buttondown and vegan leather jacket.


The western buttondown also looks great over the pintuck slip!


Such a fab outfit – the flock dot house slip, cropped stripe pullover, embellished vegan leather jacket and boots.


The voile trapeze slip looks adorable with floral tights and tall boots.


Two ways to wear the pintuck slip: on the left with the colorblock crop cashmere pullover; on the right with the galloon lace halter bra, kimono striped sweater and ankle boots.


The pintuck slip again, with a floral crop top, flares, a statement necklace and feather headpiece!


So pretty in the flock dot house slip and village cable pullover.


Throw on a denim jacket for an extra layer!


Boy meets girl: layer the striped boy tee over the voile trapeze slip, add a denim jacket and sandals and you’re done!

Shop all slips.

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

embroidered bustier top

Headwear: Geo Print Turban

geo print turban

Footwear: Hacienda Lace Up Boot

hacienda laceup boot

Bottoms: High Waist Print Short

high waist print short

Bags: Printed Clutch

printed clutch

Hot Trend: Ponytail Cuffs

I don’t think I’ve used anything other than standard hair ties for ponytails since I got rid of my (extensive) collection of scrunchies, so when I saw that we were getting all of these cute ponytail cuffs in, I was really excited for a fresh take on the ponytail. It’s my go-to hair style, but it gets so boring… I am all about these cute cuffs, especially the brightly colored cut-out geometric cuff and the suede lasso pony holder! They are such a great way to add a little unexpected pop of color or texture. We had some fun trying them on today – what do you guys think, are you into this trend?

Cutout Ponytail Cuff



Stingray Ponytail Cuff


Beaded Ponytail Cuff



Lasso Pony Holder


Beaded Ponytail Cuff, Stingray Ponytail Cuff, Cutout Ponytail Cuff

Shop all Ponytail Cuffs and Hair Accessories.

Office Style: American vs. British

In line with our catalog theme this month, I thought I would do some fun vs. themed office styles. Our home office has a surprisingly bountiful population of Brits who’ve crossed the big pond to work for Free People. They all have great style, so I thought that for this week I would do British vs. American style. I love them both, but tell us, which do you relate to more??

The Brits:

Welsh sisters! Both wearing an FP intimates top. Shop the updated version here.


The Hand Crochet Maxi Dress layered over an old FP beach style.




The Americans:


Get the look with our Destroyer Tee, FP High Waisted Printed Shorts, Eloise Platforms, and Sheer Tights


Liking the poncho? We have a great selection here.


The American Rebel Tee gone good girl



The Tattered Flag Scarf puts the Americana cherry atop this look.



The FP Skinny Cords in dusty rose look great with this muted and soft look.


Thursday Poll: Jan Catalog!

Ok everyone – it’s time to decide: which is your favorite look from the January catalog? Are you Karlie in NYC or Jess in LA?

NYC Look 1

NYC Look 2

NYC Look 3

sequin cropped pullover

NYC Look 4

fp new romantics color me bad dress

LA Look 1

Lace Rodeo Skirt

LA Look 2

fp new romantics flower child tunic

LA Look 3

ethnic diamonds dress

LA Look 4

Must Be Dreamin Tee

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!


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


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


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


Evita Identity Bracelet, rest are only in-store.


Pasel Semi-Precious Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.


Amelia Wrap Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Rosary Wrap.


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


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.

Thursday Poll: Blue Hues

The color blue sometimes gets a bad rap. It can be associated with feelings of sadness. Perhaps the cold winter has you “feeling blue.” Well, there’s nothing depressing about our Blue Hues collection on the website. Some of the hottest FP pieces fall into the category, and contrary to the color’s reputation, they’re quite fun and uplifting to wear. This is one cool color for apparel. Which is your favorite piece in the pretty hue?

Aegean Leather Pant

Denim Corset Bodycon Slip

Embroidered Flora Pullover

Embroidered Flora Pullover

Pilot Graphic Tank

Pilot Graphic Tank

FP ONE Flock Dot House Slip

FP One Flock Dot House Slip

Thursday Poll: Volume and Print

The Free People girl is not one to shy away from a statement. She’s bold, she takes up a lot of room, and she’s not afraid of color. She likes to push the limits, and that’s exactly why we have the most amazing collection of printed voluminous pants on the site right now. These pieces flip the rules on their head, and draw attention to the bottom half of an outfit. A few, with their flower child bohemian vibe, live in the Nouveau Boho trend while others are funky and psychedelic. We’re loving the can’t-miss-it look. Which statement, printed bottoms do you like best? Read More

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?

The Cropped Lace Tube

Star Straw Fedora

Grand Master Long Sleeve Boy Top


Brighter Days Scarf


FP 5 Pocket Ankle Crop Skinny


Neon Terry Space Dye Sock


Daphne Platform


Lace-Up Cord Shorts