Office Style: Meet Abbie

“I’m usually telling a story of some sort with an outfit — trying to evoke the past, or channel someone or something…”

Your position at Free People…

Design Assistant – Intimately Layering.

How does your job influence your personal style?

At its core, my style has become very functional. I work in a lot of statement vintage pieces, but I also have to be able to work in whatever I’m wearing. My job is very hands-on and pretty active.   

What is your personal style?

I’m less of a trend person and more emotion-driven when it comes to dressing. Some days I’ll roll out in a head-to-toe look, but it always has to be dressed down and a bit messy — more me. I tend to wear what I feel. I’m a true romantic at heart so I’m usually telling a story of some sort with an outfit — trying to evoke the past or channel someone or something (for my own amusement cause I’m a bit of a nerd about style). Lately I’ve been channeling my mom and other strong women I am continually inspired by. I wear a lot of vintage that I’ve cut up and remade. But function really is key — I also just honestly wear a lot of jeans or old work pants. 


Go-to fashion rule or styling trick?

I try not to wear anything that makes me think about what I’m wearing all day. If it doesn’t feel comfortable and easy – that’s usually a pretty good clue that it’s not my look. 

Favorite part about your job?

The collaboration that happens daily amongst my team…it’s a gift to work creatively with people I admire and feel supported by.  

Most challenging part of your job?

Keeping a lint roller handy. Amidst all the sketching, rolling around on the floor cutting fabric, sewing mock-ups of new designs, and then rushing off to meetings, it’s nearly impossible to keep yourself (and in my case, your all-black outfit) fully clear of pesky dangling sewing threads and lint…a girl can dream! 

What’s in your shopping cart?

Honey Mini Dress 

One thing in your closet that you could not live without?

My three bracelets that I always wear are very sentimental to me. Each one represents a meaningful event or person in my life. See, hopeless romantic! 


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