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Free People August Lookbook: Bonsai Boy

A look from Free People's August Lookbook

Is there any season more exciting than fall when it comes to fashion? Cozy cardigans, leather boots, and classic coats have me waving goodbye to Summer by mid-August. And as if we aren’t excited to see Free People’s monthly catalog at any time of the year, August is especially satisfying. It’s like a delicious appetizer to what we can expect in September, the fashion month of all fashion months. Free People’s August lookbook, Bonsai Boy, doesn’t disappoint.

Paying homage to the more tomboy side of Free People’s roots, they’re doing up the boyfriend jean and overalls. Fitted waffle long sleeve tees with lacy detailing on the cuffs and oversized cardigans meet combat boots and floppy hats. Finding the balance between feminine and masculine is something Free People succeeds at so well, and now is as good a time as any to embrace your masculinity.

Three ways to mix your summer favs with some fresh fall Free People pieces:
1. Pair your maxi skirts with their vegan hooded leather motorcycle jacket
2. Stick your crop tops under the Levi overalls
3. Throw the military parka over the rugby stripe shift dress for easy put together looks!

Nervous about trying the the distressed boyfriend denim look? Don’t be, it’s so easy and cute for the end of summer/beginning of fall. Stay proportionate by keeping the top simple since you have so much going on down below, like with the Free People synergy cuff. Contrast the masculine pant with a little bit of bling, and add an embellished necklace to downplay the casual look. A little jewelry and a structured jacket can take you from frumpy to fabulous!

Free People's August Lookbook

Free People's August Lookbook

Free People's August Lookbook

Free People's August Lookbook

Free People's August Lookbook

Free People's August Lookbook

Free People's August Lookbook

Photos courtesy of Free People

CREDITS
Model: Carola
Photographer: Anthony Nocella
Hair/Make-up: Konstanze Zeller
www.freepeople.com
Comments
Fun look book! I love the Free People brand, but it's so pricey, I always scour the sale racks or Marshalls :-)
#1 Tracy (Homepage) on 2013-08-20 18:15 (Reply)
Free People is a little pricey, but that extra attention to detail and quirkiness is what defines its aesthetic, and sets it apart! Don't forget to check the sales at your local Free People. I work there, and we are marking down almost every week :-) Not to mention, sometimes we get awesome returns from past seasons that are marked down ridiculously low! Good luck!
#1.1 Samantha Sandonato (Homepage) on 2013-08-27 22:35 (Reply)
I love the Free People aesthetic but wish they were more affordable. I only buy them at my awesome local consignment store, eBay and occasionally I can find an item or two at TJMaxx or Marshall's.. I found a gorgeous FP summer sweater from a few seasons ago for $6.00 today! It takes some hunting but its worth the effort.
#2 Laurie (Homepage) on 2013-08-22 20:08 (Reply)
My sister is a big Free People fan and she always finds deep discounts on their clothes at Bloomingdales - check the clearance racks!
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-08-23 07:49 (Reply)
That's exciting! We have a Bloomingdale's Outlet 5 minutes from my house and I have never been inside it! I figured it was all over-priced and always walk past it and beeline straight for Bare Minerals. I think I see an empty wallet in my future ;-)
#3 Laurie (Homepage) on 2013-08-23 09:51 (Reply)
Update on the Bloomingdale's outlet stop. They did have a separate rack just for Free People but it contained nothing we would ever wear. There were no cute tops/jeans/skirts/dresses. Just several super tight stretchy pants in a strange print and several unflattering blouses and cropped tops. That was disappointing. I guess all of the cute stuff is snapped up at the stores first and the outlet gets the unwanted and unloved ;-) On the bright side we did score 2 FP bralets for $16 each. They're over $20 (sale price) on the website so it wasn't a complete waste of time. I won't be rushing back there though.
#3.1 Laurie (Homepage) on 2013-08-28 10:50 (Reply)
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