Thursday Poll: October Catalog!

You’ve all probably seen the Free People October catalog by now, so tell us – what’s your favorite look?

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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?

Photos From Our Lovely Fans

Love this shot of the Dursoduro Maxi Cardigan.

Photo by Sarah Welch.


The On the V Crochet Tunic and Printed Tea Length Skirt.


The lovely Zilker Park Convertible Maxi.



More love for the Dursoduro Maxi Cardigan!


The Open Stitches Pullover looks great over the Voile and Lace Slip with tall boots!


Photo by Sarah Welch.



And how amazing is this?! Spotted in FP San Antonio – one of our customers embellished her Extreme Vintage Flares with some boho artwork! LOVE!!!

Trend: Borrowed from the Boys

This fall we’re all about borrowing from the boys –  giving menswear style blazers, sweaters, shirts and denim a cool girl attitude. We had some fun in the studio last week shooting this video starring our production assistant and stylist intern!

Song is “With You” by Seapony.
Items featured:

Look one: Slouchy Velvet Blazer, Skinny Jeans, Long Sleeve Fishnet Top, Tribal Pendant.

Look two: Wide Stripes Pullover, Crafted Cuff Thermal, Floral Pant.

Look three: Boy Blue Denim Shirt, Kate and Johnny Dress, Floral Tights. Also Pictured – Ski and Hike Backpack.

Look Four: Raer Donna Wideleg Overalls, Freedom Baseball Tee.

Shop all styles Borrowed from the Boys.

Follow Your Feet

What is everybody doing this weekend? It’s First Friday in Philly, it’s Fall – meaning fun stuff like apple picking and pumpkin carving – and Monday is a holiday (for some)!

We just launched this shoe lookbook on our website and I can’t stop looking at it. I love all the little scenarios they created, depicting pretty much everything I want to be doing this weekend – zipping around the city on a scooter or bike, chilling in the park with a book and a puppy, picking up groceries for a dinner party, hitting up a concert, or having brunch with a best friend or loved one.








Where will your feet take you this weekend??

Click on each image for more info on the shoes pictured.

Office Style: It’s a Wash

There’s something so hot about denim. The laid back approach to style has always been a favorite of mine. It’s never over or under dressed, you look casual and cool, but fashionable and chic at the same time. Denim just never looks bad…

Check out how we’re styling it here at the home offices this week.

Layering perfection paired with a sheer black dress and Joe Lace Up Over the Knee Boots

Denim and stripes, a classic combo that never fails

Picnik collage

How badass is the attitude of this vest?

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This tough girl look is spot on in fashion right now. Just throw on some tights and ankle boots with those cutoffs, and you’re good to go!

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A fresh take with a lighter wash alternative

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The chambray button-down crochet – it goes so well with everything!

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Denim on denim…one don’t rule that SHOULD be broken

Thursday Poll: La-la-legs

It might be fall, but I don’t know that we’re completely ready to fully cover up those legs. Tights are a great way to bring shorts and other summer items into the cooler weather. They’re also really fun to wear with all the different statements they can make. Will your legs be sexy, loud, fun, or warm – what kind of tight are you wearing for fall?

Lalique Floral Tights

London Opaque Tight

Victorian Backseam Tight

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Pocono Sweater Legging

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(I’m loving the new color of these)

Fanfare Footless Tights

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Designer Jewelry by DANNIJO

This month’s featured jewelry designer is one of my personal favorites – Dannijo. The New York based label was founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder, self-taught jewelry designers who learned how to wirework by playing with their father’s medical tools as kids. Their pieces are handmade using various metals – oxidized silver, gold and gunmetal – mixed with bold colorful elements like druzy quartz, crystals, aqua aura and pearls.

A combination of bohemian whimsy and old-world sophistication, their pieces are incredibly beautiful and eye-catching, making them a favorite among celebrities and fashion designers.

Their inspiration:

“For SS12 we were really inspired by Indonesian surf culture, western elements and Aztec artifacts — think masks, fossils and ancient jewelry dug up from the past. We wanted the collection to be really wearable and able to be stacked and layered as always so we had fun with color and silhouettes while keeping the collection very signature Dannijo. It’s sort of a modern take on remnants of the past.”


I love how the necklaces are styled with vintage tees and faux fur in our October catalog – on the left, the Stella Collar, and on the right, the Tribal Rhaise Pendant.

And the rings? The rings are out of this world!


Lucas Stone Ring, Dai Ring, Jacinda Ring.

Shop all designer jewelry by Dannijo.

Thursday Poll: Fall Trend Report

There are a lot of great trends going on for fall, and if you’ve been to the Free People homepage lately, you’ll have seen our wonderful Fall Trend Report. Personally, I’m feeling one part menswear, one part color blocking, and a bit of polka dot. Which trend are you all loving for fall?


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Thursday Poll: High-Heeled Ankle Boots

I can’t help but notice all of the great new ankle boots we have up on the Free People site. I’m especially loving a bunch of the heeled/wedged styles. I think that my wardrobe could benefit from one or two pairs of the following. What do you all think? Any favorites?

Avila Ankle Boot

Darla Platform

Dustin Wedge Boot

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Ponderosa Boot

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Saffi Lace Bootsaffi lace boot

Love is in the Fan Photos

There’s love in the air in the latest batch of fan photos…

Love this photo by Genevieve Blais.



Looking lovely in the floral halter maxi dress.


The much-loved voile and lace slip.


Beautiful Elsa of Stylebaad wearing our sundial maxi dress.




The Andean beauty dress in a shot by Taylor Herron photography.


Rocking the super 70s wideleg jean!


Reader Leah sent in some gorgeous shots from her Free People inspired engagement shoot, in which she wore one of our older fp one dresses and the sunburst maxi! Photos by Priscila Valentina.



so sweet :)

Thursday Poll: September 2011 Catalog

The much anticipated September catalog dropped this week, and in my eyes it’s the perfect depiction of fall – my favorite season. I can’t get enough of activities like apple picking, the smell of crisp air, jumping into piles of leaves…and the clothes, oh the clothes…

I love fall fashion. It’s chunky knits, cozy fabrics, jackets, scarves, and ankle boots. It’s plaids and flannels – furs and fairisle. The September catalog falls nothing short of what I love about fall fashion. I can’t wait to get all cuddled up in these clothes with a good book and a mug of something hot. Which outfit will you all be wearing to enjoy autumn delights?

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The Ihamana Scarf, Polka Dotted Boho Top, Daisy Chain Plaid Dress, and the Helios Waist Belt

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The Pretty Cozy Romper and Floral Woven Pullover

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The Oversized Fairisle Trimmed Sweater and the Vermont Knit Sweater Shorts

oversized fairisle trimmed sweater

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Textured Turtle Neck, Native Floral Silk Slip, and the Linea Blades Necklace

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The Americana Jumper Sweater and the Medford Lace-up Boot

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Enchanted Eyelet Dress, Open Stitch Cardigan, and the Devendra Lace-Up Boot

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