How Working At Free People Has Changed My Personal Style


Since I started working for Free People, I’d definitely say my style has changed a bit.

I’ve always really liked Free People pieces. But was I a suuuuuuper fan of the brand? No. I can’t say I was.

Part of the reason why I took the job here is because I love the loyalty we have from our customers. Seriously, we have some RIDE OR DIE gals. Fun fact: We have a few “Free People girls” that we use to categorize our styles. It’s fun to put real life girls that I know are fans of the brand into our FP girl buckets.

Surprisingly, I have a really hard time describing my personal style. I honestly don’t know what to call it. There’s some people I see and I’m like “OH YA, SHE’S SO ….”. There’s Allie – she is the epitome of girly and feminine. There’s Carly who is a straight up prep. Helena who is an absolute classic. And then there’s Tezza, who’s the queen of edginess.

And then there’s me. I realized over the years that I just like to wear what I wear. Sometimes I’m basic. Sometimes I want to be fancy. And other times I want to wear a trend.

Thankfully, I can still dress this way now that I’m working at Free People.

So for now, I’m calling my style VERSATILE.

One day, I’ll wear this Gemma Midi dress with sandals…and the next week I’ll throw on a denim jacket and sneakers with it. Right now I’m on a huge graphic tee kick. 4 or 5 years ago, I probably wouldn’t have imagined EVER pairing a graphic tee with a skirt. But after seeing trends and seeing how we pair them at Free People, it’s become one of my go to looks!

I think the biggest takeaway from working at Free People is that you shouldn’t be afraid to take risks. Sure, you need to be conscious of how you curate your closet (investment pieces > trends should be about an 70/30), but you should have FUN with your looks. You shouldn’t have to stick to one type of style if you’ve been “labeled” as something…unless you want to of course. But that’s the beauty about fashion – ANYTHING LITERALLY GOES!


photos by allie provost


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  • You know I’m not the queen of color, but I can’t get enough of this sorbet colored rainbow dress🌈😍 HAPPY FRIDAY MY PEOPLE🙌🏻
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  • Vacation style made easy thanks to the @anntaylor_nyc Rockefeller Center store👏🏻 I immediately was able to pick out looks from the new collection and was so excited to wear them in Nantucket😍 These linen pants helped me beat the summer heat and still looked put together for a dinner on the water🙌🏻 #partnership #myannstyle #thisisann
  • Two of the most beautiful things in the world: Iced coffee and hydrangeas🤣😉 (But you totally agree, no?)
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Q: WHAT’S YOUR GO TO COFFEE ORDER?! Let me know and I’ll pick one of your next coffee order’s to be on me😉🙌🏻☕️
  • Very into these Nantucket summer nights😍
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  • Wheels up✈️ So ready for a long weekend in Nantucket🙌🏻 What’s your travel style? Typically I’m into the cozy looks, but since this is such a short flight, I decided to put on real pants🤣😌
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  • Flowy skirts paired with casual sweatshirts and sneaks? I’m v into this suddenly😍🙌🏻
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  • Some days I want to be super feminine, and other days I want to be cool AF like @aninebing 🤷🏻‍♀️ but that’s the beauty of fashion, right? You can wear what you want, when you want, and how you want👏🏻🙌🏻 // 📸 by @laurelcreative
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