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Why we love it

It has come from our love of slips. Sheerness feels so fresh especially going into fall and especially wearing chunky boots with something sheer, we really loved the contrast of pretty and tough.  This trend feels so Free People we couldn’t ignore it.

How we’ll wear it

Lacey details and body con slips are something we are known for, so we wanted to freshen them up and bring them on trend. Rather than wearing them underneath, we put them on the outside so they didn’t get hidden.  There are so many ways to do this trend. It’s a real easy one to get into straight away and beat the rest of the fashion pack.  Just team a chiffon or mesh slip over skinny jeans and throw on an oversized sweater for an understated hint of sheer peeking out from underneath. Or, go for it with a sheer maxi slip over a shorter body con slip and style with chunky boyfriend boots and tough leather jacket to get the whole look.

Tara -Aug 31, 2010, 8:45AM
Hi fp jemma, I love it when you post on the blog especially your styling posts they're awesome. Wish there was more of this on the blog. I love the idea of roughing up chiffon frills with botfriend boots - amazing style.

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i just saw this on our santa barbara store’s facebook page and i had to post it- it kinda reminds me of the yarn bombing i posted about earlier! they wrapped pens and pencils in yarn for a store event, don’t they look pretty? such a free people touch :)

Zombie Darling -Sep 20, 2010, 3:07PM
Cute! I did this few years ago! I wrapped some old pencil in pink yarn..I still keep that one!
kathryn -Aug 27, 2010, 5:19PM
awww "mini diy" that's really cute!

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Yesterday I saw this sweet picture of Kate Bosworth looking rather adorable. She has always been a celebrity I have turned to for style inspiration. Her look has the good balance of boy meets girl. Her style is simple but done so well.

So after staring at this picture nearly all afternoon yesterday, I was determined to grab her look for a transition going into Fall.

Here are some other outfits that I loved from the past. Double layering simple slips, oversized men’s shirts and Long Cardigans and hiking boot. A style that is spot on I say!

miranda -Aug 23, 2010, 6:14PM
oh yeah i love her! she always looks fresh and put together.
katy -Aug 11, 2010, 3:49PM
thanks for the inspiration! that's totally my style. wish i had her legs tho!

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Patchwork is back on the radar, just like when Gloria Vanderbilt rocked it in the 70’s. Some of my favorite designers have experimented with this traditional craft in their runway collections.  It’s a look that has “old world charm” written all over it!

Full of nostalgia it’s a look I would tone down with distressed denim heavy vintage belts and boho footwear.

Perfect for days in the park, riding your bike through the city and walking your dog

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Summer days make me thirsty for adventure and magic. Whenever it’s hot outside I have the urge to stay out all day making the most of the beautiful sun.

Our new trend is fitting in with this mindset perfectly “summer nights”

It’s all about the long summer day’s outfit dressing “mid street” never returning home until your mind says sleep.

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The body con becomes your new BFF a foundation for a great long day.

Dress it down with a baggy boy Tee and moccasins for cycling and hanging @ the park in the day.

When the clock strikes mmmmmmmm 7 take off the Tee dress up with a cute vest and accessories and away you go onto the Bar or a roof top party to finishes off such a perfect day.

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Our creative theme for May is retro Africa and the styling theme is (no surprise for this African theme) clashing prints.

I understand this could be a scary theme for some but you need to have fun with this one.

Think boldness and be eclectic. I adore Abbey Lees style she mixes textures, bold prints and crazy accessories into her outfits and looks awesome.

She’s a great inspiration!!!

Whenever I think of bold prints and clashing colour and textures I turn straight to Marc Jacobs; one of my favorite designers.

His Marc by Marc Jacobs ads encourage this trend to a ‘T’.  I love how there’s no rules. It doesn’t matter if the colours bounce off each other or the accessories don’t quite go. It’s all about the fun!

How we like to work this trend

Bold fabrics with graphic T’s (as above). Aztec patterns with ditsy floral. You need bold accessories so the prints don’t take over the whole look. Think wooden beads and patterned belts.

We’re really into ankle socks at the moment and I love them with clogs and wedges just remember it has to be in a contrast print thought to the rest of your outfit.

Our special shoots for this month  make me want to listen to M.I.A really loud and play dress up!

cna training -May 18, 2010, 11:41PM
Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!
pharmacy tech -May 17, 2010, 9:51PM
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

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Look how lovely these illustrations are from the designers here at home office.

They are so adorable and bring great personality to the clothes. We wish we could bring them to life for a day at the office.

I see a mixture here of the Candy and Meadow girl.

fp julia -Mar 31, 2010, 3:45PM
hey mel! unfortunately we only have a slightly larger version but i've put that on flickr if you want to download that one and try it out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/freepeopleflickr/4479281029/
Mel -Mar 31, 2010, 12:08AM
Random question... Is there anyway you can upload a bigger version of this picture???? it would be PERFECT for my laptop wallpaper!

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have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Julie O. -Mar 08, 2010, 11:16AM
everything about this cutecutecute!
jordan -Mar 07, 2010, 10:28AM
i wish i had purple hair :(

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our australian-based blogger friend, shine by three, posted an interview she did with our director of image and design and creative director. check it out here.

thanks, margaret!

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“My turquoise ring was made and purchased in my hometown…from the very rare star turquoise. I may have the only one of its kind.
The other is a wolf ring purchased in the company of my friend and co-worker kris chau whilst perusing the shops on chestnut st in philadelphia.
The silver buckle-y bracelet was a thrift shop find (also in philadelphia) thanks to the good eye of my friend kim williams.
The leather tooled bracelet and I love america bracelet are both from thrift shops? I think.
And my ribbon/braided bracelets are there because I am constantly wishing for peace on earth and endless love and I decided I needed to make them come true
By placing wishes on material things that will fall off and therefore render my dream true. Though if I just shared my dreams out loud, did I void them? “:(

J_me -Feb 26, 2010, 2:11PM
Love the turquoise ring!!
lizzy -Feb 26, 2010, 11:13AM
she doesnt't have eric's rings on cuz i took em all!!!!!

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Surreal, lullingly pleasant, quirky and warm. Were all senses that were provoking the air around me last night.

The night was Vetiver at Johnny Brendas here in Philly.I’ve always been a huge fan of Andy Cabric, I think his voice is something very special and it helps that he can jig around a little with his guitar too!

The evening was magical, especially for a Monday night.

My wandering eye was pinned on this sweet looking folk girl and her beau. How great do they look? I think they must have jumped straight on the bus from Laurel Canyon.

A Perfect folk outfit don’t you think?

steph -Aug 23, 2010, 12:49PM
pleasee helpp! i love free people they have the cutest clothes and i love all of them, but there was this one shirt from last season that is orange blue and white and its spagetti straps with buttons. it also came i grey white and pink/purpe. it is an adorable top and when i was going to buy it, it was sold out. i really want to find this shirt because i love it so please if you know the name of this shirt or have it let me know. if you know a place where i can find it please let me know because i need this shirttt! thanks
Laura -Apr 01, 2010, 6:47PM
I LOVE everything about her outfit...do you know where I could get that sweater and bag? Thanks!

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