Free People's November catalog supplies us with more than Winter-fantasy-inspired landscapes and Shetland ponies. Its fantastic snowy-covered, fairy-tale set is matched with an equally dreamy lineup of slip dresses, clever knits, and sparkly jewels, styled just the right way. Putting the "opposites attract" rule to good use, FP showcases its feminine, bohemian-feeling wares, juxtaposed with a hint of glamour, like a cozy pullover offset with a rhinestone statement necklace. We may not have the horses or the fields to frolic through, but we promise these styling tricks — think of a warm pullover layered over a floaty white dress — will work just as well for real-life occasions, like brunch or dinner in the neighborhood. It really is more than just pretty to look at, though we promise it's that, too. Click on for all of the inspirational styling (and of course, the gorgeous pictures).
Ashley Tisdale went bohemian cool in a cozy multicolored Free People sweater ($248), black leggings, spiked Jeffrey Campbell boots ($328), and a bright red Givenchy shopper ($2,180) while heading out to dinner in LA. Her knit sweater and vibrant red bag brightened her Fall basics perfectly, while her spiked boots lent a tough touch. She completed her layered look with a delicate pendant necklace, a cutout Free People moon pendant ($58), and perfectly tousled curls. Re-create Ashley's haute-hippie style by pairing her exact boots and bag with a basic V-neck tee, black leggings, and a few charming accessories.
Katy Perry and John Mayer had a day-and-night date in NYC, and for the special outings, Katy wore two equally chic looks that are easy to re-create. During the day, the singer styled this sweater-sleeved Free People denim jacket ($198) with neutral basics and a black Panama hat. Then at night, she channeled her inner glamour girl, working a floral sheath dress with yellow Charlotte Olympia ankle-strap pumps and a yellow chain-strap bag. Get a closer look at Katy's NYC styles, then shop her looks for yourself.
True, part of what makes Free People's latest so gorgeous to look at is the breathtaking desert-scape where Sheila Marquez shows off the label's October offerings. But sand dunes aside, the soft dresses and bohemian prints would look just as good styled up on the city streets (where everyone can see them). True to form, Free People crafts a lineup of eclectically hippie wares, like patterned leggings, with easy, feminine staples — think of a wisp of a white maxi dress that you'll anchor with ankle boots and a cozy cardigan. If ever you've been looking for a way to break up your Fall to Winter staples, this selection of lace, fur, and fringe-trimmed pieces will add a very special touch to the essentials already lurking in your closet. Get our big takeaways below, then click on for all the inspiration — and shop away at Free People now.
- Investing in a little printed dress like this will have major payoff all season long. The shape is ultraflattering, and the print will pop against black tights.
- Look to this beautifully bohemian style for lessons in making your LWDs wearable all year round. Ground the feminine, floaty fabric with a pair of ankle boots and a cozy fur vest for the same effect.
We can't help but think Free People's October catalog has serendipitously arrived just in time for Paris Fashion Week. And we say this because once you take a closer look at its très chic contents within, you'll understand. Inside awaits a perfectly unkempt Lou Doillon — shot by Garance Doré, no less — hanging in her Parisian neighborhood (Bastille, in case you were wondering), styled up in a mix of classic stripes, high-waisted denim, and boho knits. Then, with just a blank NYC studio backdrop, photographer Chadwick Tyler snapped blond beauty Dree Hemingway in the season's coolest hippie-chic wares, all of which we now want. So, why exactly is this the perfect kind of Fashion Week coincidence? We're pretty sure Lou and Dree embody everything we love about that French brand's effortlessly cool style, the kind of style we're excited to spot outside the shows. Prep for Fall — plus PFW — right here, courtesy of Free People's latest.
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Free People assembled a trio of fashion's coolest women, including Garance Doré, Lou Doillon, and Dree Hemingway, for its colorful October catalog.
While Hemingway posed for photographer Chadwick Tyler, Doré shot and interviewed Doillon in and around her home. "I like the idea of having a lot of things, and I like having houses that make people want to stay," Doillon says. The same idea extends to the Fall garments from Free People: chunky knitwear, cozy sweaters, lived-in boots, and soft denim are exactly the kinds of clothes necessary for Fall. A look at the catalog here in the gallery.
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Right down to the turquoise stones on a crossbody bag and cool-girl layered pendants, Free People's Fall is looking luxuriously bohemian. It's hard not to fall for the decadent-feeling embroidery and gorgeous fabrications that make seasonal layering all the more extraordinary. Staples, like a favorite henley, are made extra special with paillettes, and even if you're not into the glamourous take on vintage-inspired styling with ample layers, flared pants, and soft printed dresses, we're betting even the preppy set will find a bevvy of accessories to give their Fall looks a lift. Click on to get a glimpse of Free People's dreamy, bohemian-feeling Fall — then click over to shop the lookbook for yourself.
Reese Witherspoon was spotted chatting on her phone in LA covering her baby bump boldly in this red printed dress from Free People ($108). The actress then tamed her bright look with a slew of black accessories: a hat, sunglasses, and a suede bag. A gold watch, gold bangles, and drop earrings added a bit of shine. Whether or not you're expecting, score Reese's exact dress to wear with sandals now and with tights and booties come Fall.
Inspired by the cool girls stepping out for Fashion Week, it seems only fitting that the looks in Free People's September issue read like a how-to in crafting that quintessential downtown vibe. Likewise, Martha Hunt (FP's muse of late) is a dead ringer for the coolest of cool girls, Kate Moss, as she's photographed strolling the streets of London in a leopard-print coat and fedora, throwing a fur over her overalls, and stepping out for a night out in the sexiest kind of LBD. Flipping through the pages of this lookbook instantly spoke to our wish to appear as effortlessly chic all season; accordingly, we've culled the big takeaways. Read on to glimpse Free People's latest looks — and the styling tips you'll need to get the look this Fall.
If you're particularly fond of Free People's intimates — the kind that look as if you might have just stumbled upon them at your favorite vintage store — you're in luck: the retailer unveiled its second ebook of intimates as part of its expanding lingerie collection, which will now also include wholesaling to retailers like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and Macy's next year. You may not be the underwear-as-outerwear kind of girl, but even if you're just planning to slip into (Free People's first-ever) pjs or lacy bralettes around the house, the whole collection is worth a look — and a little shopping, especially since bra styles have expanded to include three new styles and cup sizes have been expanded to DD. Suggested retail prices for bras will start at $28, and underwear will run for around $10. Click on to get a glimpse of the gorgeous Camille Rowe in all of Free People's pretty, new underthings.