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….

Shorts

The Lou Ankle Boots!

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You can never go wrong with a good thermal.

Dresses

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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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Office Style: Store Managers

This week the office has been very full! All of our store managers have come into town for workshops and meetings that are going on at the home office. As they rotate throughout the building you can’t help but notice the beautiful fashions they showed up in. Many have on Free People pieces, and it’s so fun to see how they interpret the items for themselves. True to Free People spirit, there’s a lot of flowing bohemian looks, gypsy-like patterns, and intricate crochet/lace. It’s not often that we get to have these ladies around, so we snapped their style while we could. Enjoy!

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LOVE this combo of the sheer paisleys maxi dress, turquoise warrior necklace and sgt pepper suede ankle boots.

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The summer layers maxi skirt and a pretty sweet bag!

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The beautiful fp spun crochet maxi.

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The scalloped lace crop top and a cute printed skirt.

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The voile and lace slip and maxi cardigan from a couple of years back that I own and still love very much!

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The cannaregio mesh top and red flares = perfection!

Vegan Leather Makes its Free People Debut

I am beyond excited about the fact that Free People is now launching its very own line of vegan leather pieces! As I mentioned in the video, I am a vegetarian and although it doesn’t bother me when other people wear leather products, it’s not something I can bring myself to do. Which is torture, because working here I see so many amazing leather items that I love – but it seemed only natural that we would do this, being a company that loves animals so much! After months of anticipation, vegan leather is here, and I’m happy to say that my search for the perfect vegan leather jacket has ended :)

In addition to the jacket, the other items online now are the vegan leather pants, vegan leather skirt and vegan leather shorts. I love that these items can be styled in a girly way, with pretty blouses and heels, or in a boyish rock n’ roll way:

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And here’s how I styled the pants for the video – I paired them with the concert raglan and sandals for an easy casual look. Clearly the boyish look is more my style :)

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items pictured: vegan leather pant, we the free raglan tee, calypso pendant necklace, kale collegic stack rings, zion ring, molly beaded sandal.

Your response will help determine whether we’ll continue to design into this line, so I would love to hear your thoughts on vegan leather!

DIY shirt turned skirt!

so inspired by this look today! our office coordinator took an old oversized button-down shirt and turned it into a skirt! she just buttoned it up halfway from the bottom, stepped into it and tied the sleeves around her waist – add a cropped tee and boots and you’ve got 90s grunge perfection.

just another reason to nab your boyfriend/dad/brother’s button-downs! vintage printed ones are a plus :)

thursday poll – edition 132

last week in the studio our stylists went crazy putting together a bunch of different looks using the cascade convertible skirt – items like this are my favorite! i love being able to wear something in a bunch of different ways, and i love all of these looks! which one is your favorite?

look one – cool and casual as a dress with sandals and a patterned belt:

look two – layered with the same item in white!
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look three – as a skirt with a comfy pullover:
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look four – worn as a high waisted skirt with a cute printed bralette:
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look five – worn as a skirt with oversized pullover and cute bralette peeking out:
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look six – dressed up with a statement belt and knee-high boots:
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or look seven – casual cool with a concert raglan and fringed belt:
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all i know is i need this item in my life now! vote away… and check out all of our convertible styles online here.