I Saw My 56-Year-Old Mom Shopping at Free People—36 Picks We're Both Into


@anoukyve; PICTURED: Levi's Wedgie Straight Jeans ($98)

This week I found out my mom is a Free People regular. I saw her poking through its new arrivals, cart completely full, and decided to find out what exactly she was loving on a site that I also frequent. Not to say we don't have similar aesthetics, but we definitely don't always choose the same pieces.

So I snooped through her cart to find out what items we were both picking (ideally for the purpose of borrowing them on my next visit). I quickly came to find that there's a multitude of timeless pieces that she and I both loved from longline dresses to sensible boots to playful outerwear. And, of course, traditional basics that are always a good idea like everyday denim and pretty knitwear. 

Below, we've curated our joint picks for everything you'll want to keep in your closet for years to come. Keep scrolling to get shopping.

A flowy peasant top makes for the ideal transitional dressing piece. 

My mom and I agreed that this is the ideal heel height for go-to shoes.

From the silhouette to the wash, these jeans are a staple piece. 

Simple black baby doll dresses are for everyone.

These boots are a hero piece for any age. 

Loafers that will stand the test of time. 

Pretty threads add color to this effortless cardigan.

Every plain outfit will be upgraded with this violet jacket. 

This mod mini can be layered in so many fun ways. 

The wide leg of these Levi's makes them feel trouser-like. 

For under $150, this maxi dress is a steal for spring and summer events. 

An updated shirt dress is worth all the investments. 

We're both loving baggy, casual jeans for daytime outfits. 

With a white T-shirt and jeans, period.

This jewel tone leather belt will break up any simple ensemble. 

The relaxed silhouette of this minidress makes it an easy throw-on piece. 

Okay, we're both buying this statement jacket.

Heard straight is the new skinny.

Lavender accents are my spring-dressing resolution. 

Dark wash is always an elevated option for denim. 

White boots are the coolest accessory for any age. 

Baggy black jeans offer endless styling options. 

Peony pink freshens this micro-knit cardigan.

This lovechild of a sweater and sweatshirt offers chic comfort. 

With a thicker heel, these black mules are a closet mainstay. 

A pastel suit is your winter-to-spring uniform. 

Vest suits are a trend to keep an eye on. 

This denim jacket is perfect for in-between seasons or mild weather. 

Back to my spring-dressing resolution, use lavender accents amply. 

This Western-style vest is a year-round item.