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Picture this. Skirts so short they probably don’t clear most people’s butts. Dresses with daringly low-cut necklines. An entire activewear section dedicated to clothing that most people probably can’t work out in. A page dedicated specifically to healing crystals. A ski shop filled with needlessly expensive items.
Few retailers could get away with such craziness. Yet Free People not only gets away with it — it’s part of what makes them amazing! I sometimes shake my head in disbelief. How do they pull it off? (Great styling.) The Free People Fall 2018 collection is is full of appealing stuff. My wishlist is over 300 items right now! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
NOTE: Bonus! In addition to all these pretty new arrivals, Free People is also offering an extra 25% off sale, today only!
Part of my plan is to make a wishlist for Free People’s big one night only shopping event in mid-November, where they offer up to 25% off your purchase for 4 hours on a Friday evening. However, I can’t wait on everything because Free People’s items often sell out long before they make sale. Sometimes, even right after they debut!
It’s some kind of sorcery I tell you. Free People knows their target customer well — a young, highly affluent rail thin girl with lots of Mom and Dad’s money to spend on boho clothing. The thing is, even falling outside of that demographic I’ve never felt left out by Free People. Their fanciful, whimsical spirit is highly alluring and yet also inviting. They seem to be saying, “Hey, if you can make it work we want you in our tribe too!”
Most recently for example Free People launched a curve-friendly jean line that is amazing. I’m possibly overusing the italics in this post because I’m so impressed. They are the best curvy jeans I have ever tried on.
Free People’s in-house styling team is surely worth its weight in gold. They are so adept at making the clothing look wearable and amazing. Somehow the team makes me take a look at items I’d never think of on my own, and generally puts together outfits that are very appealing. Yes there is some craziness too — it wouldn’t be Free People without a bit of the crazy!
And so, I end up thinking to myself, Why yes I do need a pair of these wide leg pants, perhaps two colors even! And how could I go without a satinesque polyester skirt in a color or two? Such is my Free People shopping experience. They delight me with items outside of my norm and those items tend to shockingly last in my closet year to year.
My closet therefore has insane pieces like the Meadow Fields Boot ($248) in black, which is clearly a ridiculous pair of boots. Of course I get stopped on the street all the time by fellow fashionistas who want to know where I got them. They got the nod of approval from a very well-known fashion magazine editor in chief during New York Fashion Week recently, and beyond that, I love them! I did not know I needed a pair of fringe boots in my closet until these came along. Am I crazy? Most assuredly.
Some of my other recent purchases that I’m very with include the Life Like This Midi Dress ($98) above. I chose the copper color because I wanted something that wasn’t black but could be worn beyond Summer. This color has served me well and with the right cardigan this dress is fine for the office. (I wear the boots with it!)
I’ve also been quite well served by the Love of My Life Midi Dress ($108). Pretty much every weekend this dress comes out as the hot, humid weather holds on to NYC. Because it’s so low cut I do wear a cami with it. This dress looks great with the Dana Point Layering Necklace ($38) which I bought years ago — happy to see Free People still carries it.
I love that I can rely on Free People for slinky intimates too. The Willow Printed Mini Dress ($88) has been a big hit at home, as has the Slinky Slinky Tank ($20). I often layer the latter over another tank top outside the house for a cute weekend look. While I’ve mostly turned to Aerie for my bralettes due to better support I do own and love several colors of FP’s Galloon Lace Racerback ($20) bralette.
Free People is bountiful in the accessories department, too. Few stores can convince me that a belt bag is something I want or need — but Free People can! Their handbag designs generally tend to be fun and inexpensive, which is a good combination for trendy pieces. They’ve mixed in some pricier, buttery leather options that are well worth the splurge if you’re on the hunt for an investment piece. My wishlist currently includes the Vivian Bucket Bag ($58), the Charlotte Top Handle Crossbody ($58) and the Leather Box Bag ($48). I’ve included lots of my favorites in the huge shoppable boutique concluding this post.
I can always depend on Free People for beautiful costume jewelry. So many of my necklaces are from FP. At the moment I’m eyeing the Faye Collar Necklace ($38), the Hazel Pendant Necklace ($38) and the 14K Female Diamond Necklace ($618). I’ll pair those with rings and earrings from Free People too.
We haven’t even talked about boots or shoes yet. So many cute options, so many picks on my wishlist! Plenty of great options in the post-ending shoppable boutique.
With just a little bit of hunting, you can even find some pieces like Anthropologie used to carry at Free People. I love the simple structure of the Italian Love Story Dress ($78, above in yellow). It’s the kind of piece I used to find at Anthropologie. Much like their sister store, Free People’s huge selection borders on overwhelming at times, so I’ve dug through the entire FP site to bring you the best picks in the shoppable boutique below.
What are you loving at Free People right now?