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


(Image credit: @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.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since then been updated.

Copelyn Bengel
Associate Shopping Editor

Copelyn is the associate shopping editor for Who What Wear based in New York City. She writes about fashion and accessory trends in addition to creating original content.

Before her time at Who What Wear, Copelyn was at Bustle Digital Group working on the accessory market for cover shoots and fashion features across Nylon, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Romper, and Elite Daily. Copelyn has also previously worked at InStyle and Cosmopolitan in the fashion and accessory departments on shopping and fashion market.

Copelyn has a journalism degree in editing and graphic design from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Copelyn freelances in graphic and web design in the fashion-and-lifestyle space. She also loves to upcycle clothing and home décor as well as collect an embarrassing number of colorful sneakers and experiment with her hair color.