We are seeing red this week, in a good way! Items in this color are catching our eyes. From dresses, blouses, lingerie, and even cute little socks. Red has more personal associations than any other color, it draws attention, increases energy, encourages confidence, it’s also the highest arc in the rainbow. Did you know that bees can’t see red!?
Just because it’s Fall doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to turn dark and drab! We have some really colorful new product right now and we love mixing it in with blacks and whites to add a pop of sunny color to your outfit this Fall. What I love about these colors is that they’re a really lovely washed out neon – not too bright – like they’ve been sitting in the sun all summer and have now reached their perfect shade. Read More
“My paintings evoke the landscape of a technicolor science fiction or of an internally illuminated world using a mash-up of digitally processed fashion magazines, photographs and reproductions of other paintings. Read More
I’m so happy it’s March… December through February is my least favorite time of year, and I always greet March with a renewed energy and excitement for things to come – this month I have some traveling and several awesome shows to look forward to, which I’ll be sure to tell you all about in the coming weeks ;) Read More
Moving into spring, the freshest color palette – the one that the entire fashion world is falling for – is proving to be neon. Amongst the electric hues, one in particular seems to stick out: lime. It’s that sour, half green, half yellow, heavy on the bright – shade. Add it into an outfit, and there’s an immediate zinggg. Which is your favorite FP item popping with the must-have hue? Read More
Tangerine… living reflection of a dream… the color of the sun just before it dips below the horizon; a powerful and healing hue that stimulates enthusiasm and creativity.
Items pictured: Crochet Cuff Henley, French Lace Trim Shorts, Dahl Court Tie Bracelet, Atlantic Neon Rope Bracelet, Distressed Tessa Tote, Mini Cables Pullover, Cutout Ponytail Cuff, Cosmos Maxi Dress, Lace Up Cord Shorts, Seamless Floral Jacquard Tank.
View the February Lookbook.
This week’s style file is our Associate Buyer for accessories, who traveled to the US from England to work at Free People. Her style is quirky and avant garde. It’s full of color and pattern – often with a theme like neon or turquoise. I love the risks she takes. There’s no fear, and nothing is too outrageous. It is, however, always inspiring.
Get the look with our Heavy Knit Pieced Sweater in Mayan Blue.
The skull bracelet is available in FP stores!
It’s no secret that as a brand, Free People has a little infatuation with tribal prints. Right now there are a whole slew of them on our website – popping up in fun and creative ways. I would happily add any of these to my closet, but which is your favorite way to rock ethnic prints? Bathing suit, head band, shorts….you tell us!
(p.s. if you like this trend you should definitely check out our Urban Safari feature in accessories right now!)
Swim: Davia Underwire Bandeau
Outwear: Embellished Vegan Leather Motorcyle Jacket
Intimates: Embroidered Bustier Top
Headwear: Geo Print Turban
Footwear: Hacienda Lace Up Boot
Bottoms: High Waist Print Short
Bags: Printed Clutch
Publications are always telling us which colors to wear. Are we calling it nude or blush this season? Open up a magazine, and you’ll see how neons are all the rage. We’re color obsessed! One of the most fun things to do is experiment with color. We’ve been doing exactly that here at Free People which has led us to settle on color POPS as our must have look this season. We love pairing these bright hues back to neutrals – dusty pinks, elephant grey, black and white –letting them make their statement, and grabbing the eye. My question for all of you is – which piece will you be popping?
The Cropped Lace Tube
Star Straw Fedora
Grand Master Long Sleeve Boy Top
Brighter Days Scarf
FP 5 Pocket Ankle Crop Skinny
Neon Terry Space Dye Sock
Lace-Up Cord Shorts
Fashion has gone vibrant when it comes to bottoms particulary skinny jeans, we love the rainbow selection and teaming them with simple tees. They brighten up our day. A trend that grew from the fall 2011 runway shows and got everyone hooked.
It adds a new kind of fun to that Rock N’ Roll skinny jeans vibe. Are you the type of girl who would wear bright coloured jeans?
Philip Lim 3.1 and Balenciaga Fall 2011 via style.com
editorial from Oyster Magazine
I’ve been really into the menswear trend lately – I love taking pieces borrowed from a boy and giving them a feminine twist. Then I saw this photo on tumblr and inspiration struck! I knew my next DIY project would be customizing an old denim shirt by adding a pop of colorful pattern.
What you need: collared button-down shirt of your choice, pretty fabric of your choice (try old clothing you don’t wear anymore or thrift stores!), scissors, needle, thread and safety pins.
Lay the shirt flat with the collar folded up.
Place the fabric on the shirt, and you can either mark on the shirt where you want the fabric to cover, or you can cut a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than that area – this is what I did. I wanted to make sure I didn’t cut too small of a piece, and i figured I could just trim the edges later on, which ended up working perfectly.
Use safety pins to attach the fabric to the shirt so it doesn’t move around as you sew.
Start sewing! Sew along the seams at the top and shoulders of the shirt, and then straight across the back.
Once the fabric was sewn to the shirt, I went around the edges with my scissors and trimmed the excess fabric.
And that’s all there is to it! I’m pretty stoked about my “new” shirt!
We have some shirts online right now that would be great for this!