Trend We Love: Shoulder Chains On Jackets

The rapidly-cooling weather means jacket season is making its debut here in Philly. This season we’re really excited about adorning our jackets with shoulder chains, and we wanted to share some style inspiration with you today. These beautiful accessories make a bold statement for fall and we love the edgy element they add to an everyday look! Read More

Trend Alert: Birks & Socks

There’s a trend emerging here at our home office that I’m really excited about. It’s a trend that I used to see back when I was in high school, but one in which I never personally took part (although I always wanted to)… until now. Read More

Shoe Style: Western Boots

If you follow us on twitter, you know that today is a little thing called “Tuesday Shoesday” – a celebration of awesome shoe style :) With that in mind, today I thought I’d highlight some of our newest boots that are right up my alley! We love western style boots right now – they are perfect to take your basic jeans and tee up a notch, adding a little something cool and special to a simple look. The pattern inset boots add some funky print and color, and a little bit of stitching or a buckle adds a unique touch.

The Caballero Ankle Boot worn with FP Skinny Cords.

The Hayden Stitch Boot looks awesome with some colored denim! Also shown is the Sixties Roller Bag.

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The Caballero Tall Boot worn with FP Skinny Cords.

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The Billy Blanket Boot worn with the Rocker Vegan Leather Pant.

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The Hayden Stitch Boot, Billy Blanket Boot, Sugar Mountain Ankle Boot.

Shop all Western Boots.

Fall Fashion from our Favorite Bloggers!

Beautiful Elsa of the blog Styleabaad, who recently paid a visit to our home offices, shares one of her favorite looks and tells us what she’s excited about this Fall!

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In this look: This vintage 1970’s maxi dress is the gem of my closet! I love wearing it in fall/winter and styling it in different ways depending on the occasion. Here I decided to dress it down a bit for a more casual fall look so I added a Free People vest, a stack of bangles and a floppy hat. The shoes and sunnies are vintage.

What trend are you most excited about for fall?

I am so into jewel colors right now like amber, sapphire and emerald. Also I can’t leave my house this fall without a hat – I love both fedoras and floppy hats and I don’t think I could have too many.

Favorite designers right now?

I always follow the shows but find myself more inspired by the archives. Like 1970’s YSL and Halston. But I have to say I adore Dries van Noten and Etro’s latest collections.

Your must have Free People item for fall?

I’m dying to get my hands on the Velvet Extreme Flares in the “moss” color! It’s the perfect piece for fall and I’ll wear them in the daytime with a thermal and oxfords and at nighttime with a sheer blouse and high heels.

What is your favorite fall activity?

I can’t imagine anything better than getting up really early a sunny fall morning and heading out to a big flea market. I love to wander around with a hot tea looking through the stalls and finding those treasures for my house I know are out there.

Check out Elsa’s blog here!

Photo credit: Jonas Lindström

I think her style is very 70s boho, don’t you?!

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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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Maxi Dressing

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Menswear

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Color Blocking

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Polka Dot

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Fall Fashion from our Favorite Bloggers!

I caught up with some of our favorite fashion bloggers to ask them what trends they are most excited about this fall! Up first, the lovely Liz of Late Afternoon.

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What trend are you most excited about for fall?
This fall, I’m really excited for lots of colors, cropped knits, and wide leg denim.

Your must have Free People item?
The Super 70’s Cord is perfect for fall!

What is your favorite fall activity?
Carving pumpkins and baking pumpkin pie!

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I could definitely see Liz rocking our color blocking trend, couldn’t you?

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What trend are YOU most excited about for Fall?

NYFW: Hair Inspiration

New York Fashion Week is over, and while I don’t really consider myself to be the most fashionable person, I still like to check out the shows online and follow some of the behind the scenes coverage on tumblr. And beyond just the fashion inspiration, I found myself saving so many photos of hair styles! I doubt I’d be able to tame my mess of hair to look like any of these but it’s still great inspiration… Read More

thursday poll – edition 107

good morning! let’s get right to the thursday poll… this week we’ve been telling you about some of the trends we love for fall, so i thought i’d ask which of these trends you all are most excited about!

sports utility:

70’s groupie:
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or underwear as outerwear:
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the winner of last week’s thermal poll was by far and away the motorcuff thermal with 50% of the vote!