NY vs. LA style contest: Meet the NY Winner!

Last week we got to know more about our California winner of the NY vs. LA style contest, and now let’s meet our New York winner, Audrey!

Her winning photo – get the look with the all over lace babydoll top, washed vegan leather short, vintage sweater tall sock, tall boots, polka scarf and plaid and straw fedora.

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Browsing her local FP store and trying out the voile trapeze slip.

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Wearing one of our older sweaters over the lace trim bandeau.

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Three words that best describe NYC style are: Urban, Elegant, Unique

What is your favorite trend this season?

Some big NYC trends for this season are peter pan collars, embellishments (studding, eyelets, gems, etc.) and playing with sheer and matte fabrics in the same garment. I have to say right now I am really into the sheer/matte fabrics!! The sheer look goes GREAT with a FP lacey bandeau!

What do you love most about New York?

Everyone has a purpose in New York. The energy of the city is like no other place. Everyone is full of major drive and ambition; it is inspiring to be in NY.

How would you describe your personal style? Which free people girl are you?

I have to say I am a Lou girl! NYC might be disappointed in me! I love to get dressed up once in a while, but you will usually catch me in baggy rugged sweaters, tunics, chunky jewelry and boots (lots of layering!) My friends would definitely say I am the “boy girl.”

My 5 favorite FP items right now:

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Sheer Button Down Tunic, Cropped Lace Tube, Washed Vegan Leather Short, Tape Yarn Beach Sweater, Studded Seattle Love Boot

Office Style: Sheer Madness

Sheer layers have been making a fashion statement around the home offices as a must-have trend. Whether worn underneath or on top, these pieces are good ways of inciting mystery. The eye gets a peek into what’s underneath, maybe a fun bandeau print or lacey detail, but never fully gets a good look. Checkout the many garments and ways in which we’re sporting the trend…

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The Tiza Floral Tights worn in an perfect layering look!

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I’m always trying to come up with ways to wear my cropped sweaters (like this one or this one) in cooler weather – love the idea of layering a sheer top (like this one) underneath.

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July Lookbook: Behind The Scenes With Bambi Northwood-Blyth

Our july lookbook features one of our favorite fashion icons, Australian model Bambi Northwood-Blyth! She is such a joy to be around – from her endearing accent to her magnetic charm, we all fell in love with her. For our july lookbook she showcases our pre-fall collection full of layering essentials like leather, denim, crochet, tights, bed jackets and sheer fabrics. Here’s a peek behind the scenes!

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Bambi told us the story behind her cute ankle tattoo: she and her boyfriend were traveling together and got beaded anklets that read “dan and bambi.” She decided to get a tattoo of the anklet so that she would always have it :)

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http://www.freepeople.com/july-lookbook/

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view the full july lookbook.

how to style the sheer buttondown day dress!

another how-to for you today! our stylist shows you different ways to wear the beautiful sheer printed collar buttondown day dress from our june e-catalog! i will admit, i had no idea how versatile this item is… i love the idea of wearing it as a beach coverup!