How To Mix Plaid & Floral

When done right, the combination of plaid and floral can look amazing — it’s such a cool mixture of boy and girl elements.  But perfecting this style can be tricky, so I asked our stylist Mandi to share her tips on how to mix plaid and floral in a way that works well.  Read More

The History Of Grunge

Grunge is one of those trends that experiences frequent resurgences, and every time it comes back around we like to give it a new twist to make it fresh and exciting.  This season we love giving grunge an unexpected girly element by mixing florals with plaids, whether it is in the form of a boldly printed maxi dress or a sweater.  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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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!

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

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

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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!

Details: Grunge

Here at the home office we have completely embraced the grunge trend. I think it’s the time of year, chilly weather and the upcoming holidays lend themselves to comfy layering tinged with cool grunge elements – think ripped tees, vests, cozy flannel & thermals, tights & denim and the ever-present beanie. It’s all in the details…

The tattered flag scarf looks awesome over denim and stripes.

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I love how our designer paired the floral chambray overall with a delicate blouse – and I especially love that slightly tattered cuff detail!

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Ruby’s got her old grunge sweater on too!

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The vegan leather shirt looks so cool with a denim jacket.

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We love doc martens!

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Get the look with a vintage tee and vegan leather vest.

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I <3 the painted distressed boot.

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FP denim cutoffs and intarsia leggings.

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The striped lovebug thermal looks cute under a hoodie vest.

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Another fp denim cutoff sighting in a lighter wash.

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And not really grunge, but her nails and accessories were too good not to share!

Check out our 90’s grunge inspired december lookbook!

Trend: Grunge

The trend we are featuring on our website this week is very close to my heart: Grunge. As someone who grew up mostly in the 90’s, I  know the importance of that perfectly beat up pair of jeans, soft over-sized flannel and ripped, worn-through t-shirt that you just can’t seem to part with.  I watched My So Called Life religiously, had a crush on Jordan Catalano and wanted to be Rayanne Graff. I listened to Nirvana and Pearl Jam on cassette tape and wore Doc Martens. Grunge will always be that one trend for me that I never tire of, and will always wear, because to me its more than a trend – it’s part of who I am.

Pictured, clockwise from top left:

1. My So Called Life’s Angela & Rayanne
2. Multi Stripe Beret & Destroyed Tee
3. Nirvana tee image
4. Free People Grunge Lookbook – Linen Striped Romper, Cutoff Denim Vest, Knox Boot
5. Plaid Pants & Sonic Youth tee image.
6. Floral Doc Martens
7. Free People Grunge Lookbook – Vintage Thrift Wash Jean, Washed Floral Baby Tee, Plaid Crop Buttondown, Painted Distressed Boot
8. Plaid Crop Buttondown
9. Nirvana cassette tape
10. One of my favorite shoots, by David Shama

View our Grunge Lookbook! Are you a child of the 90’s too?