Free People’s senior stylist on 23 best fall fashion trends

Gerard Ortiz

Simply put, Free People has some of the hottest fall fashion pieces on the market. If we had a dollar for every time we’re swooning over its classic and on-trend catalog — well, we’d be out-swooned.

As we’re in heads-down-hunting-mode for everything autumn (think: sweaters, puffer coats and everything that has to do with layering), we’re heading on over to Free People. And, so are celebrities.

Lucky enough, we spoke to Laura Sanderson, Free People’s senior managing stylist, who gave us the rundown of the 23 best fall fashion pieces from its latest drop, exclusively for our New York Post readers.

“Free People can tread the line of balancing effortless and statement making,” Sanderson told The Post. “We love to inspire our customer to dress themselves in a unique fashion that expresses their creativity, while still feeling at home in their clothes.”

For that coveted aesthetic, the brand has it all. Plus, Sanderson highlights the top fall fashion trends to look out for, along with the best grabs from Free People below.

Top Fall Fashion Trends for 2022

Best Fall Pieces from Free People

1. Over My Head Ribbed Balaclava, $48

Over My Head Ribbed Balaclava
Free People

Shoulder shrugs are in, and that extends to Free People’s gorgeous Over My Head Ribbed Balaclava. It takes layering to the max, much ado to its pull-on style, cozy and comfy hood and versatile wear. Plus, it doubles as a scarf to keep your neck nice and warm with a good winter coat.

2. Hudson Sling Bag, $78

Hudson Sling Bag
Free People

What’s out of style? Lugging around a big ol’ bag. Have your hands free with Free People’s Hudson Sling Bag, an on-trend option that comes in a variety of subtle and vibrant hues, is crafted from fine leather and hones that signature vintage aesthetic we all know and love.

3. Golden Hour Maxi Dress, $168

Golden Hour Maxi Dress
Free People

Ah, meet one of our faves. The Golden Hour Maxi Dress is a stunning date night number, many thanks to its stunning print, effortless flow and slightly exaggerated sleeves to channel that flouncy look. Not to mention, all its colorways are divine.

4. Anytime Midi, $78

Anytime Midi
Free People

For a simple one-piece toss-on, grab Free People’s Anytime Midi. It’s one of the brand’s best-selling items and is one of the most perfect pieces for transitional weather. Its laidback style has our stamp of approval, for sure.

5. On Point Romper, $118

On Point Romper
Free People

As its name suggests, this romper is “on point.” Whether you’re on your way to a dance or spin class or are lounging around the house, there’s nothing like a full-bodied comfortable outfit to make the day that much better. We especially love its cinched cuffs at the legs and subtle button-up detailing.

Check out Free People’s loungewear offerings for more waitlist-inducing options.

6. Nightingale Cardi, $108

Nightingale Cardi
Free People

When in doubt, bring a cardigan with you. As the poster apparel piece for fall, the Nightingale Cardi is one of the best investment purchases you’ll make. Namely, its oversized and slouchy fit is a “yes” in our book, along with its side pocket detailing. You’ll love all the colors it comes in, too.

7. Kaja Vegan Bonded Peacoat, $248

Kaja Vegan Bonded Peacoat
Free People

Make a statement with Free People’s Kaja Vegan Bonded Peacoat. It’s the lovechild of the moto jacket and sherpa — and we can’t stop staring at it. This outerwear staple boats exaggerating faux fur lining and trim to add more dimension to your head-to-toe look.

8. Mari Plaid Blazer, $198

Mari Plaid Blazer
Free People

You can’t do fall without a blazer, and you’ll be turning heads with the Mari Plaid Blazer from Free People. Its academia-doused charm is enough to sell us to it, along with its fit that’s the perfect balance of structured and oversized. With a great pair of earrings, you’re golden.

9. Freya Sweater Set, $128

Freya Sweater Set
Free People

Take your look from the beach to the campfire with the Freya Sweater Set. Not only are all of its colors stunning, but it’s the ideal matching set that you’ll be reaching for. The knit top and tapered pants are just what we look for (spoiler alert: that’s anything cozy and cute).

10. Hailee Sweater Set, $128

Hailee Sweater Set
Free People

Speaking of matching sets, the Hailee Sweater Set just makes us want to grab a cozy blanket and get to reading. It comes in an impressive amount of colors and we appreciate its versatility; simply pair the sweater with your favorite jeans or the pants with your favorite tee.

11. Easy Street Tunic, $128

Easy Street Tunic
Free People

If there’s an award for the perfect pullover, we’d give it to Free People. The brand’s Easy Street Tunic is form-fitting to every style, especially for its ribbed seam detailing, relaxed charm and fabulous hues. Whether you’re off to school or off to Sunday brunch, it’ll come in handy.

12. Penny Pull-On Flare Jeans, $78

Penny Pull-On Flare Jeans
Free People

Flare jeans are back, baby, and we’ve never been happier. Pick up Free People’s Penny Pull-On Flare Jeans to rock the decades-old aesthetic that’s reinvented. Designed to accentuate your shape and make you feel great, this pair is a clear-cut winner for fall (and every other season, TBH).

13. Lennox Jumpsuit, $148

Lennox Jumpsuit
Free People

Add some edge to your fall look with the Lennox Jumpsuit. It’s the perfect outfit to rock for a night out on the town or to dress up for your next event. Free People was generous with the color options on this one, too, and we love how its defined waistline hugs the body.

Check out Free People’s jumpsuits offerings for more great options.

14. Dolman Quilted Knit Jacket, $198

Dolman Quilted Knit Jacket
Free People

You need some type of coat for the chillier months and, if you don’t want to be packed in a heavy, bulky number, then you need the Dolman Quilted Knit Jacket. It’s lightweight yet warm and comes in just about every color to layer like a champ.

15. Lady Lane Faux Fur Collar Jacket, $298

Lady Lane Faux Fur Collar Jacket
Free People

Western meets autumn with the Lady Lane Faux Fur Collar Jacket. We’re immediately intrigued by its defined sleeve cuffs, contrast lining and detachable collar. Plus, that fur detail is just immaculate.

16. Crofter Cardi, $198

Crofter Cardi
Free People

We love everything oversized, but Free People’s Crofter Cardi took oversized to the next, most fabulous level. Its stay-warm layering piece is difficult not to love, especially for its super slouchy silhouette and draped sleeves. With your finest ankle boots, you’ll be ready to rock and roll.

17. Supernova Set, $128

Supernova Set
Free People

Think: Venus meets 90s fashion. We love just love everything about Free People’s Supernova Set, especially its celestial charm and fashion-forward aesthetic. For best styling, tie the top cinch strap around your back to your left to achieve that perfect wrap silhouette.

18. We The Free Wesley Ankle Boots, $298

We The Free Wesley Ankle Boots
Free People

Whether you’re from the south or not, a good pair of Western-inspired ankle boots is the move. The Wesley Ankle Boots are a thoughtful, well-made splurge with its square pointed toe and hand-stitched detailing throughout the entire exterior. Yeehaw, everyone.

19. Gorgeous Cuff, $78

Gorgeous Cuff
Free People

We never thought to style cuffs this fall, but now we’re going to. Free People’s aptly named Gorgeous Cuff adds a whole new layer of style and sass to your look, thanks to its ribbed seam fabrication and intentional pop of color.

20. Wade Leather Sling, $88

Wade Leather Sling
Free People

Another sling bag made the cut, and we’re happy about it. Free People’s Wade Leather Sling makes a great less-than-$100 gift (either for your or a loved one) and we adore its thick utility strap. Plus, it has compartmentalized pockets to keep everything organized.

21. Hazy Heart Thermal, $88

Hazy Heart Thermal
Free People

We found the perfect thermal sweater to take you everywhere this fall. Free People’s Hazy Heart Thermal is the pure definition of a fall essential, characteristically for its beautiful dropped shoulder detailing and versatile neckline that you can wear on or off the shoulder. Plus, its shade range is quite astonishing.

22. Lady Lux Layering Top, $40

Lady Lux Layering Top
Free People

Want to look like you just stepped off the runway of NYC or LA? Well, the Lady Lux Layering Top is the closest thing to that #fashioninspo, specially for its intricate, fine detailing. In a slew of colors, we just amped your look tenfold.

23. Love Letter Cami, $38

Love Letter Cami
Free People

The Love Letter Cami is a Free People best-seller for a reason. Not only does its square-neck top flatter any body size, but its thick straps and ready-to-go-out appeal makes it worth the less-than-$40 price tag.

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