While Zara wants us to feel good and Stradivarius encourages embracing simplicity, Free People demands us to literally bloom into spring. Poetically entitled ‘Soft Focus’, Free People’s spring 2016 proposals could be regarded as soft indeed, as they look like what mother nature would actually wear on a day off at the Ocean County. What’s more you can already buy your favorite pieces from FreePeople.com now!
Free People knows we are all heading into spring like a bud, and that we can’t wait to do it while sporting some Seventies-inspired outfits. And that’s precisely why the American apparel retail company took its signature bohemian vibes and translated them into a more ethereal, if not even day-fly kind of beauty, blending in the results with fancy accessories and must-have detailing.
Free People, whose style could be described as being effortlessly hippie-chic, chose to combine hippie, boho-chic and even ethnic motifs all together, creating something so cute it will be basically impossible not to buy at least one of its spring 2016 staples. And that’s not even the best part! Free People’s Soft Focus lookbook is rife with pieces meant to be mixed and matched with anything you may own, meaning that if you are just looking for a few items to spice up your wardrobe, you won’t have to buy a whole new outfit.
The line-up is of course all about flowers, as seen for example in case of the vaporous floor-length frocks, the silky tunics and cropped waistcoats. Another recurring motif is that of stripes, the colors of which perfectly embody the whole hippie-chic concept. Minuscule lace floral embroideries adorn most of the solid-colored proposals, which could be worn either with a plain simple blazer during the day, or with a contrasting biker jacket on a night out with friends.
While fringes as we used to know them are nowhere to be found, lace-up side detailing fiercely represent the most iconic Seventies-inspired fashion trend, making us giggle and sing Janis Joplin’s song. Then, although featuring a great variety of colors, it is worth noticing how Free People’s Soft Focus collection remains loyal to the whites, pastels and earth hues, as they perfectly embrace the whole bohemian fairy tale theme.
As for the cuts and lines, the collection is all about pleats and frilled hems, enhanced with oversized flared lines and sensual plunging necklines. Thin scarves float in the air along with the many oversized gowns, while jumpsuits and rompers sinuously hug the figures elongating the legs. Sharp suede skirts and denim bell-bottom trousers create a great contrast with the collection’s overall lightness, accentuating the ethnic theme and emphasizing the Seventies’ toughest side.
If you are specifically looking for must-have staples to stand out of the crowd, Free People’s modern peasant tops, maxi white caftans and sheer maxi tops with a plunging front slit might just be the things you need to get off spring to a good start.
Photos courtesy of Free People