23 Things a 30-Something Fashion Editor Wants From Free People

There's no denying the fact that Free People is quite youthful by nature. I first started shopping at Free People in my college days, when my closet was 50% sundresses, and I knew it to have the best affordable ones. These days, there's still plenty of the beachy-bohemian items its known for, but it's easier than ever to find forward, sophisticated pieces. That's why, as a 34-year-old fashion editor, I frequently head to Free People in search of wallet-friendly basics and trend pieces (none of which are sundresses) to add to my wardrobe.

At the moment, Free People is leaning heavily into the California-cool trend that's happening in fashion this spring. Tie-dye, Tevas, bike shorts, and tropical prints abound, and I'm on board. There are also plenty of versatile basics in stock, as well as chic neutrals that I plan on wearing together for a tonal look and cool accessories to stock up on. No matter your age, I highly suggest checking out the 23 items below. I think I've hit the Free People jackpot.

Everything about this is a trend right now.

Prediction: Tie-dye tees will replace white tees this spring.

I want this in every color, but especially this one.

Love your Dr. Martens combat boots? Trade them for these come spring.

I fully expect these affordable pants to sell out.

I don't care if I'm too old to wear this. I'm doing it anyway.

Free People is really excelling in the cardigan department.

The perfect thing to pack for spring and summer vacations to come.

I'd wear this with strappy kitten heels in keeping with the retro vibe.

Bucket hats are so much more flattering than you'd think they'd be.

I've put this beauty in so many stories recently.

I'll be swapping my snake ankle boots for these snake clogs soon.

The back of this dress is even cooler.

I'm in love with this pretty pistachio color.

Use this cow-print bag as a work bag, and prepare to get a lot of compliments.

I can't resist a special basic like this pointelle bodysuit.

Denim bike shorts are the new bike shorts.

I'm upgrading my sandal collection with this on-trend pair.

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