Free People has to be one of my favourite shops ever. There clothes are so unique, with really great quality fabrics (lots of natural fibres) and details. It was my main shopping place when we were in Washington (even though its technically in Virginia) I was so excited about going there are there are no shops in England. Urban Outfitters occasionally sells their clothes, and you can buy things online, but that doesn't give you the real experience.
I was really spoilt with attention when I was there, it was like having a personal shopper with me. It was really quiet, so I had the full attention of the shop assistants. I ended up spending what felt like 3 hours in there, trying on outfit after outfit (tempted by all of them) I eventually whittled it down to a few pieces that I knew I would be able to wear in the not so amazing English weather, almost year round.
Here is what I got: (p.s I will put links where I can!)
|Boxy Pieced Lace Pullover|
I love this oversized lightweight jumper. The lace panels on the sides are so pretty, and the colour is different to anything else I own (its also available in white and black) The lace tops I also got go really well under this, along with a pair of high waisted shorts or a high waisted skirt.
|Pieced Lace Tunic|
This nude colour slip is so pretty, there is lace and frills in the skirt that are really floaty and pretty (not fantastic if the wind picks up!) It comes in a variety of colours, but I got this one. I have nothing like it, and it will go with lots of other colours.
|Printed Bed of Blossoms Slip|
This slip is really comfy to wear. The fabric is a jersey t-shirt like fabric. I really like the blues and greys in the print, and I found that the jumper I got really goes well with it. The skirt has little panels of lace in, which is really pretty and delicate. There is a small lace strip above the waist.
|Scallop Edge Crop and Galloon Lace Racerback|
Free People is all about layering to create interesting outfits with unique textures, and one of the ways they do this is using base layers like these. The Scallop Edge Crop (which is the white, yellow and pink) is a crop top that could be worn under a garment or with a high waisted garment, giving a different look to the outfit. They are so comfortable and soft, I have a feeling that I will be wearing them with everything I own. The Cream and black Galloon lace racerback bralettes would be worn under a top or dress, such as the black one under the red dress I got. They again give a different look, and are similarly really comfy to wear. They have lots of different colours of both tops and these can be used in so many different outfits. Love them!
I plan to do some outfit of the day posts showing how I style theses pieces. I love the free people styling, and I am going to try to put my own spin on it.
I found out that there is a pop up Free People shop in Selfridges London right now June 17th - July 28th, So any Free People lovers in the UK should make there way over there! (I will definitely try to)
xox Niamh xox