So much to love in the Free People Fall 2018 collection!

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So much to love in the Free People Fall 2018 collection :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Shop: the skirt topping my Free People wishlist

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 crystalsA 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!

So much to love in the Free People Fall 2018 collection :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Another shade of the skirt, shown with a great long cardigan.

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.

So much to love in the Free People Fall 2018 collection :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Shop: The first pair of wide leg pants to tempt me this year

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.

So much to love in the Free People Fall 2018 collection :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Shop: a strapless dress that stays in place

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.

So much to love in the Free People Fall 2018 collection :: Effortlessly with Roxy

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.

So much to love in the Free People Fall 2018 collection :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Shop: A simple yet flattering shirt dress

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?


  1. Jess
    October 8, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    Thanks for all your favorite picks, I always love to see what other people like. There is just so much to love at Free People right now but then again, I can always find some goodies there pretty much every season. Fall time is the best though and I've scored quite a few gems myself recently. I think my most favorite dress of all is the Embroidered Fable dress which I have in two colors. It's the only dress I've ever bought twice because it's that special and easy to wear. I like that it has a hook at the bust so I don't have too much of a low cut look. Most of Free People is so low cut but I'm okay with sewing a few stitches or adding a hook and eye if I really like something. It's just not too hard to find something actually pretty at this store.

    • October 8, 2018 / 3:37 pm

      Your welcome Jess! I owned the Embroidered Fable Dress last year. I loved it, but ultimately decided it was a little too short on me and gave it to a friend. I agree that a few stitches or a bit of creative layering is all that's needed to make the low cut stuff work.

      • Jess
        October 8, 2018 / 6:05 pm

        I think Free People also had the cutest embroidered jumpsuit very similar to the Fable dress embroidery but it's long gone, I just wish they'd come out with it again in like a gorgeous wine color.

    • Anthropolitan
      October 8, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Oh, I love the Embroidered Fable dress! I have a few of them, and they get a lot of wear every spring and fall.

      • Jess
        October 9, 2018 / 2:46 am

        FP always has a nice selection of colors for the Fable each season too so it's easy to want more than one hehe. I have it in a purple/wine and deep forest green color and now I'm eyeing the yellow.

        • Anthropolitan
          October 9, 2018 / 7:24 am

          The wine was so pretty – missed out on that one! I have it in red, black, olive and teal.

          • Jess
            October 9, 2018 / 1:31 pm

            Ooh teal sounds SO pretty for that dress!

  2. klj1
    October 8, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Yes, thanks for your post! I think I'm going to order the Italian Love Story Dress in black(since yellow is gone) and if its too short use it as a tunic with jeans etc. Seems like it would be cute either way.
    Jess, I also have a hard time with all the low cute and improvise as well with sewing in a few stitches if needed. Works perfectly..easy fix. There are a few CP Shades tunics/tops I've done that to. 🙂

    • October 8, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Awesome klj1, let us know what you think of the dress when it arrives! I like that lots of Free People's dresses work as a dress or a tunic. (Or maybe a dress is pushing it, lol.)

    • Jess
      October 8, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      That's a cute dress klj1! I think it could be really cute either way as well and black is always a good color.

  3. Anthropolitan
    October 8, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one already preparing for the 25% annual sale. 🙂 There are only 1 or 2 items I'm seriously considering, though. I don't have a long wishlist anywhere this year.

    Those fringe boots are stunning. If I didn't already have 2 pairs of fringe boots I'd be wishlisting those!

    I love Free People. It's amazing that their image can skew so young, yet there is truly something there for everyone. My favorite things to get there are boots, coats and dresses. Their suede is always buttery soft and excellent quality. I've always got some on my wishlist, and usually can get it at a good sale price. I love that they reissue items in different colors or sell them for multiple years. The one thing that's really irking me right now is that their extra % off sale sales have been final sale – the one today included. My store is very tiny with a paltry amount of merchandise – I really need to be able to try things on first before I invest. 🙁

    My current suede love is this trench. I wish it came in burgundy.

    I adore this jacket, but it' keeps selling out and there is no way I'm paying full price:

    I own this Johnny Was bag and love it, but one of the snaps has already pulled away and torn the fabric. BOO.

    These hair pins are going in my daughter's stocking. Sssh – don't tell! 🙂

    I am waiting, waiting, waiting patiently for these sandals to go on sale:

    • Jess
      October 8, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      That Johnny Was bag is just gorgeous, oh my and those sandals but the price…wish there was a shoe sale going on right now.

      • klj1
        October 9, 2018 / 9:59 am

        I'm wishing for a shoe sale too!!

    • October 10, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      That Paisley Park jacket is heavenly Anthropolitan! And exactly what I mean about FP, crazy but lovely.

  4. Guest
    October 9, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Love this post! Not to talk about Anthro, but I finally found something I actually like and was wondering if anyone knows if a promo will be happening soon?

    • October 10, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      I'm sure we'll get a 20% off weekend this month, if that's what you mean. They've been doing lots of promos lately!

  5. Sara
    October 9, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    I can’t imagine how long it takes you to put together your shoppable boutiques Roxy but omg, SO much to love! Thanks for showing us your favorites. I think I just added 20 items to my wishlist!

    • October 10, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      You're so welcome Sara!! It does take forever in huge selections but it's very fun. 🙂

  6. Guest
    October 10, 2018 / 11:37 am

    There is now more stuff I like at FP than at Anthro. I'm fine with that, but I just really wish they would cut down on the amount of tops that are cropped. I would buy much more from them if this weren't so often the case. I like the youthfulness of FP but the skimpiness of many of the cuts won't fly for me in terms of my comfort zone.

    • October 10, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      I hear you Guest, and a good chance FP hears you too!

  7. Maha Khan
    December 3, 2023 / 9:14 am

    Amazing Stuff at FP: 😍 love to see quality stuff. 👍

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