Yesterday here at the office the lovely ladies from our NY showroom stopped by for one of our meetings.It’s always so lovely when they come to visit us as they bring so much energy with them.
Coming from one of the biggest fashion capitals in the world — NY — they always turn it up a notch when it comes to style!
My eyes were drawn to this perky ensemble…
Her look reminds me of a slightly hippified Jane Birkin while the glasses give her a modified Annie Hall Look.
Here shes been pretty creative with our Free People clothes. She’s wearing one of Fp floral rompers with the crochet top worn casually over the top and… why not, a little peek-a-boo of our lace bandeau.
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.
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 :)
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!
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
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!
“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? “:(