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.

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

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The western buttondown also looks great over the pintuck slip!

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Throw on a denim jacket for an extra layer!

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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.

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!

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

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

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

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Evita Identity Bracelet, rest are only in-store.

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Pasel Semi-Precious Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.

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Amelia Wrap Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Rosary Wrap.

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

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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.

Store Style: Intimately FP

As I mentioned the other day, we can’t get enough of our new intimates.  We love them for lounging around the house, but we also love wearing them out – adding little touches of velvet and sparkle that are perfect this time of year.  We decided to ask our California FP girls to give us some styling inspiration on how they would wear their intimates all year round!

One of our favorites this holiday season is the beaded bandeau – it looks adorable peeking out under a plaid buttondown, worn with a lace maxi skirt!

This is such a cute layered look: the sequin cami worn with the lovebug striped thermal, victorian angel cardigan, tall socks and boots.

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The dotted lace tee looks lovely with the pleated wideleg pant and a vest.

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A delicate slip and sequin cami look perfect under the gorgeous long chiffon bed jacket, topped off with a headpiece.

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I love this romantic outfit! The velvet extreme flares and new romantics chiffon capelet with the printed velvet bralette underneath.

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Get festive for the holidays in the voile and lace slip worn over dainty shorts with knee high socks and the fairisle maxi cardigan when it gets chilly!

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Perfect for a night out: the medallion seamless slip worn with a slip in a contrasting color underneath, the joe lace up boot (the new black/brown color is gorgeous), statement necklace and headpiece!

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Here’s a great idea – wear a long sleeved layering tee under a cropped bralette! Add the reversible fur vest and pile on the rings and necklaces for this cool layered look.

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Layering tops like the floral burnout henley are also great for taking your favorite summer tank into fall and winter!

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Add a little sparkle to a tomboy look of destroyed denim and the open lace sleeve top with the sequin cami.

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The long chiffon bed jacket looks amazing over the beaded bandeau and cutoffs with cute little ankle boots!

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And lastly, we have the sequin cami paired with the adorable high waisted textured shorts and fairisle maxi cardigan. Love!

Details: Layering Basics

Our adorable beach designer – love the batman tee! A colorful scarf is a nice touch :)

There’s a lot going on here, but it works so well!

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Keep cozy by throwing the textured shrug over a layering top like the striped burnout!

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One of our designers just got this beautiful vintage bracelet.

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Headphones = awesome accessory :)

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Love this look!! Denim overalls over the dotted lace tee. Super cute.

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I love this delicate bracelet – I feel like it would be easy to make something similar!

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You can never have too many layers :) pair a slip with a long tank and a cute printed tunic!

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Cute camis add pretty, delicate layers :) And the amazing eclipse necklace.

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Cozy layering – with the ruffle leggings, slouchy socks and ankle boots.

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Cute pin :)

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Lastly, Mista French keeps cozy in his little plaid coat :)

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shop the Snow Angel Trend.

Catalog Behind the Scenes: Morocco in the 1970s

There’s something surreal about these behind the scenes photos from our holiday catalog shoot in Morocco.  The lighting, the colors, the vast open landscape, it almost seems like a different planet… where our team became desert warriors on a mission to shoot a beautiful catalog.

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The stunning Tangier Maxi Poncho

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All hands on Marianna :)

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The Zig Zag Lurex Flares

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Loving the car’s headlights :) This was also one of my favorite outfits from the book – I love the layering of the gorgeous fp spun fools gold crochet dress over the floral maxi, worn with the fp one sequin jacket and gola retro sneakers!

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More creative layering: got rhythm velvet crop top over the fp one sequin cami over a vintage tee.

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Desert warriors… aka the fp catalog crew :)

Photos by Thomas Northcut.

Shop the November Catalog.

Braving the Elements

Sometimes, as winter blankets our surroundings with its bitter chill, it’s tough to stay fashionably motivated. Rising out of bed in the morning involves a laborious upheaval from an all-too-comfortable toasty nest. The last thing you want to do is spend time, half-naked in a drafty bedroom, pulling an outfit together. It tends to turn into, “grab the first items in your drawer, and pile them on as fast as you can.”

To dress well as the air gets chillier though, we’ve come to realize that the under layer becomes less important. To pull off a great look that won’t leave you freezing, it’s all about that top winter layer. Here, some of the Free People girls show us how to move into the new season while keeping it fresh with a few of our favorite jackets. They remind us that a good scarf and hat can go a long way to trap in heat, and, don’t forget, the season’s must-have item – a pair of killer close-toed boots. All of these things – jacket, boots, and winter accessories – will help you bring those easy under layers into the new season.

So chill and relaxed! Our sweater designer is wearing: The Vintage Wine Leather Jacket, Pink Floyd Tee, Joan of Arctic Boot, Loop Knit Beanie, Crystal Honeycomb Bib necklace, and her own pants.

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Oh yes, the jacket is reversible! This look on our New Romantics Design Assistant is perfect for heading out to a holiday party. She’s wearing: Ana’s Beaded Party Dress, FP One Reversible Fur Parka, Jonesy Heeled Hiker boots, and an old Free People necklace much like this one.

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Our Visual Merchandiser is the master of layering and quirky details. She’s wearing: The Royal Blue PeacoatFP Skinny Cords, Lacy Layering Top, cropped tank like this one, La Bourse Plaid Button-Down, Northern Lights Boots, and the Regal Stone Necklace.

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FP Julia is rocking an Americana look in our: IRO Denim Sherpa Jacket, Tory Fringe Boot, and upcoming American Flag Scarf.

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Looking rock-n-roll ready, our Sample Coordinator is wearing: the Embellished Leather Jacket, Fishnet Long Sleeve Top, FP High Waisted Textured Shorts, London Opaque Tights, Vegan Docs, and the Eclipse Necklace.

Store Style for Fall

A great batch of photos from our various store gals showing looks they love for fall!

Love this look of the extreme velvet flares worn with the 2-pocket sheer crop top over the glitter mesh layering top.

The americana sweater jumper looks so cute with the printed thermal cropped bralette, fringe and feather hair clip and textured tall sock.

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I love how she dressed up the velvet overalls with the pretty gini lace top and leopard clutch.

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Everything about this look rocks! The lace bell bottom, the lovebug thermal layered over the floral burnout henley, the chainmail bib necklace and the hair!

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Perfect fall look: the gypsy lover maxi skirt, graphic henley, slouchy velvet blazer and brit boot (and Dillinger!).

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We love layering with the maxi robe! Pictured is the moon duster maxi worn over the swiss dot seamless slip with a scarf.

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A great boho look: the extreme vintage flare, pleated lace trim crop top and zigzag print turban.

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Or for a chillier day, the extreme vintage flare with the cannaregio mesh top, floral woven pullover and velvet turban.

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You can wear a sleeveless dress in fall! Just add a layering top like the dotted lace tee underneath! Looks extra cute with the knitted ranger hat.

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You can never have too many layers! The lovebug thermal, crochet back plaid button-down, denim shirt, margarita texture scarf, vegan leather shorts, floral tight and hacienda lace-up boot.

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The color of this cashmere shrug cardigan is gorgeous! Looks lovely with the extreme velvet flares.

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This is such a cute grunge look! The lace bell bottoms, graphic muscle tee and plaid button-down.

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And last but not least, give your bodycon a little twist by adding a pop of color underneath! Pictured: the fp spun velvet leaf dress, seamless slip, brit boot and boucle textured jacket (my new love – i just bought it!).

You all look amazing ladies!

September Catalog Sneak Peek!

Looking through our September catalog you can feel Fall emanating from its pages.  Cozy knits and texture, plaid and lots of layers – all things that I can’t wait to wrap myself up in as the temperature drops.  Shot at a beautiful old mill in New Tripoli PA by Yelena Yemchuk, the book features models Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Martha Hunt. Here’s a sneak peek…I can almost smell the crisp chilly air and hear the crunch of leaves beneath my feet…

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Guess who else makes a special appearance?!

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…Toby!!

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The September catalog drops Tuesday September 6th.

Behind the scenes photos by Thomas Northcut except last two, by Jemma.

How to Style: Layering from Summer to Fall

Tomorrow is the first day of September! I can’t believe fall is almost upon us. But don’t put away your favorite summer shorts, skirts or tanks just yet! You can still layer with these items going into fall and create some really cute silhouettes that are right on trend. Jemma and I worked with our videographer to make this little video showing how to style your favorite summer outfit into fall!
Song is Jonathan Fire Eater “I’ve Changed Hotels”

Look One: Layering with Maxi Skirts
Start with a skirt or similar style like the floral gauchos, one of your favorite dressy tops and heels. Add a thermal, tall boots, leather jacket and scarf to transition to fall.

Look Two: Layering with Pants
Start with any style of bottoms and a tank top and ankle boots. Add a hat, light weight cardigan and jacket to transition to fall.

Look Three: Layering with Shorts
Start with your favorite pair of shorts, summery blouse and boots. Add tights, a loose knit and hat to transition to fall.

Which look is your favorite?

Thursday Poll: The July Lookbook with Bambi Northwood-Blyth

Our July Lookbook, “FALLing for Bambi,” is definitely one of my favorites yet – maybe because I think Bambi Northwood-Blyth is insanely adorable, but also because I love these pre-fall, layered looks. This lookbook actually has 15 total outfits but I pulled out some of my favorites – which one do you like best?

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Style File – Wednesday

Our assistant web merchandiser was amazingly styled again today! She looks so free and happy in her flowing teal dress and ruffled flower-print tank. The dress, a piece from the Free People Convertibles Category, is one of her favorites for mixing and matching. Today, she layered it perfectly with a feminine tank, but she said she’s also been able to dress it up for formal events with a pretty pair of shoes, wear it as a belted casual dress, and, in colder weather, paired it with a cozy sweater. What she loves most about it? The bright and cheerful color =)

What perfects the outfit though, is that straw hat! She picked it up at a sample sale not too long ago, and it’s just right for the sunny day we’re having here today. You can tell it got her in a good mood, because she laughingly shared one of her favorite cheesy jokes with me. I’m giggling at my desk just thinking of it. Thought you’d all enjoy a little chuckle too, so, “have you heard?”

“Why does Snoop Dog use an umbrella?”

“Fo’ drizzle”