Free People & Anthropologie August Lookbooks

We thought we’d highlight some of the best images from both the Free People and Anthropologie August Lookbooks in order to celebrate two diverse approaches to Fall Fashion.

Free People: Transport yourself to a land of cashmere, milk, and honey. Cozy sweaters, fall-ready boots and the perfect jacket have reinvigorated our love for this time of year.
Anthropology: Is there anything more hypnotic than windmill sails and petals far and wide? Maybe, just maybe, the answer is Anthropologie’s  latest prints and accessories.

Free People:

This month, Free People took a grand step into the editorial world with their first ever magazine formatted catalog, The August Issue. This ‘magalog’ features top model, Joan Smalls and content by industry leader, Kristen Tice Studeman. The issue features style tips, fall fashion trends and model interviews. The pages are rich with cozy sweaters, fall-ready boots, flawless jackets, rich jewels, and intricate embellishments reinvigorating our love for this time of year. From editorial shoots to interviews with some of their favorite artists and icons, it captures and embodies the spirit of FP!

The August Catalog is a mixture of exquisite and inspiring imagery, styling ideas, inside information, and above all, the fall fashion we’re most excited to wear.

Reining in the season and lure is cover model, Joan Smalls, to One-to-Watch, French actress and former model, Rebecca Dayan. Favorite fall trends take you on a journey from the cozy layering of Soft Focus to the rich jewel tones and intricate embellishments of Modern Marrakesh. Martha Hunt brings a modern western vibe to Lone Rider and extreme beauty Sasha Luss closes the magazine with a fashion-forward take on grunge dressing in Autumn Daze.

Free People Miss Molly Textured Overcoat Free People Polar Bear Pullover

Miss Molly Textured Overcoat
Textured and extra cozy, this fuzzy wool coat features a mod shape, double breasted with oversized silver buttons, pockets at the hips, and a large lapel and collar.
Polar Bear Pullover
Cozy pullover sweater in a shaggy knit. Soft wool blend.

Free People Flashdance Legging

Flashdance Legging
Ponte stretch leggings with embellishment and bead detailing down the sides. Elastic waistband.

Free People Lou Lou Textured Babydoll  free-people-sweet-disposition-jacket-august-catelog

Lou Lou Babydoll
Crinkled chiffon babydoll dress with a high neck. Crochet bodice with lace and bead detailing. Open back with scalloped trim. Hidden back zip.
Free People Sweet Disposition Jacket
Wooly knit sweater cardigan with button front closure.  Two front side pockets.

Free People All in a Row Beaded Shift Dress Free People on a Roll Sweater Tunic

All in a Row Beaded Shift Dress
Chiffon shift mini with allover beading and statement embellishment including embroidery, beaded fringe, and gemstone detailing. Fully lined. Zip closure on back.
On a Roll Sweater Tunic
Super soft and luxe pullover sweater tunic with ribbed trim. Side vents.

Free People Blackbird Maxi Dress Free People Pull on Kick Flare Free People Romina Dress

Blackbird Maxi Dress
So-soft mock neck maxi, boho printed and American handmade with recycled fabrics. Features bracelet sleeves with an open back, featuring three button closures at nape. Form-fitting bodice with a flowy skirt.
FP Pull on Kick Flare
Stretchy pull-on flared jeans with faux closure in front. Elastic around waistband.
Romina Dress
Stun and shine in this beautiful high neck sequin midi dress with dolman sleeves. Elastic band at waist allows for a ruched look. Hidden back zip. Lined.

 Free People One Hallowed Hill Pullover  Free People Float Away Romper

FP ONE Hallowed Hill Pullover
Sheer crinkly crepe drippy V-Neck pullover. Easy and effortless, oversized silhouette with button cuffs and a high low hem. *FP One is an exclusive collection made with love from India. Defined by bold embellishments and natural-feeling fabrics, the collection brings a modern twist to old world techniques.
Float Away Romper
Floral printed chiffon romper with a deep “V” neckline and an elastic waistband. Button detailing down the back. Side pockets. Lined

“No matter where we are in life, I think we all feel it – we feel that burn deep within, that wildfire that is impossible to put out.  We get caught up in our daily routines and it flickers, it fades, but then? Out of nowhere, the slightest breeze feeds it new life and it grows, it spreads, it takes over our consciousness.  It manifests itself in different ways for everyone – for some, it pours out of the soul in the form of a painting, in watercolors splashed across canvas.  For others, it comes out as words, sentences that burn up the pages of a journal.  And for others still, it comes as a need to wander, to run – to chase after that glowing ember on the horizon.  Don’t give up the chase, for it’s this never-ending hunt that drives us through the most memorable moments of our lives.  Feed your inner wildfire, let it burn and light your way.” ~ Free People

Anthropologie

Anthropologie’s August 2014 Lookbook is stunning. Saturated in romance and serenity and vibrating with a wonderful fall palette. Like the gentle passing of a Summer love, into something deeper, richer and reflective. “When you think of Holland, we’re guessing spring-y images of tulip fields fill your head. Here’s a little secret, though: the Netherlands is just as lovely—if not lovelier—bathed in fall’s soft light. Go behind the scenes on our August catalog shoot as we tour the canal-dotted city of Amsterdam, stroll through stalks of edible allium flowers and of course, gaze at a windmill or two.”

 Anthropologie Embroidered Mesh Tee Anthropologie Vegan Leather Bomber

Embroidered Mesh Tee
It’s no secret: In addition to appearing infinitely delicate, the appeal of a sheer top is its layering prowess. We’d wear Meadow Rue’s mesh tee over a soft, neutral hue, like blush or beige.
Vegan Leather Bomber
Equal parts sophisticated and utilitarian, Hei Hei designs come to you well traveled, yet still fresh. As cooler weather approaches, we’re reaching for a jacket that is as stylish as it is practical. We love this vegan leather bomber with a snap collar detail and openwork detail.

Anthropologie Remy Maxi Skirt Anthropologie Lorna Silk Maxi Dress Anthropologie Andaz Maxi Dress

Andaz Maxi Dress
Sure, plaid is ace for its laidback, early autumn appeal, but we love it even more when it takes on an unexpected shape, like this silky, ankle-skimming dress from HD in Paris.
Remy Maxi Skirt
With a bold ikat pattern and an easy, slip-on silhouette, this slinky skirt from San Francisco-based tastemakers Weston Wear pairs perfectly with a floppy hat and a hammock.
Lorna Silk Maxi Dress
There’s a story behind each print in designer Roopa Pemmaraju’s namesake fashion line: they are created by, and named for, renowned indigenous Australian artists and manufactured using environmentally friendly, fair-trade practices. For Roopa, creating her line, including this flowing, high-neck silk georgette maxi, is a celebration of cultural exchange, creative collaboration and sustainability.

Anthropologie Garden Days Skirt

Garden Days Skirt
The name “Maeve” references a purple flower, a Greek goddess and a famously beautiful Irish warrior queen. In light of these inspirations, it’s no surprise that the Maeve brand is both feminine and playful, a representation beauty and strength at once. Scattered with oversized blooms, this sunny skirt is short and sweet.
Anthropologie Patchwork Chevron Midi Dress Anthropologie Stripe Cardigan

Designer Tanvi Kedia describes the “hippie deluxe” aesthetic of her collection as the confluence of folklore, fantasy and non-conformist glamour, and this dress is no exception. We’d add bejeweled sandals for brunch, then switch to strappy heels for dinner.

Eclipsed Stripe Cardigan
When it comes to basics, we can’t get enough of easy, thoughtful pieces that go beyond the call of casual duty. This transitional cardi is a cut above your standard long sleeve layer. A hint of striped lining and an extended length make this piece a wardrobe go-to.

Anthropologie Meridian Dress

Vertical stripes can do wonderful things for a figure. If you’re not convinced, Maeve’s column dress, complete with a cutout back, proves the point.

 ANTHROPOLOGIE BEDDING
Anthropologie Bedding

Textural embroidery and tasseled corners give this screen-printed bedding a sophisticated look. Layered over crisp cotton sheets, it creates the perfect finishing touch.

Anthropologie Ponsonby

Our hothouse quilts are a labor of love – after all, each one takes takes 72 hours, 60 hands, 13 different processes and countless colors to create. Case in point: this vibrant patchwork bedding.

Anthropology Meadow Dusk

This duvet’s petal-soft hues and cooling jewel tones create a languid balance of color that anchors a room. We’re layering ours with embroidered sheets and shimmered pillows for a femme look.

Anthropology Kantha

Traditional kantha embroidery is created from a running stitch rendered by skilled Indian artisans. In fact, it’s considered to be a form of artistic expression – a personal diary of sorts – told by a single set of hands. Practiced for centuries, this time-honored technique finds its way into our living spaces with pieces like this silk coverlet.