Free People’s 52 best Pre-Fall Edit pieces, per its stylist

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With Starbucks’ new Apple Crisp Macchiato premiering just yesterday and pumpkin products on everyone’s radar, it’s time to start thinking about fall fashion — believe it or not.

But, we’re not quite there yet, meaning chunky sweaters and knee-high suede boots aren’t the current move. To target this transitional period we’re in, Free People’s Pre-Fall Edit is here and ready for you to shop.

“The Pre-Fall Edit showcases our need to have key items for fall,” Julie Parlade, Free People Associate Stylist of six years, told The Post. “These include some trendier items that customers are loving right now, but styled more fall-forward — as well as classic fall-favorites we’ve updated for modern city living.”

With this new launch, you’ll find fashion-forward bomber jackets, dainty midi dresses and the most flattering ankle boots, among other gorgeous pieces.

What are the best fall fashion trends?

Pictured: Free People Ashby Blazer. Photography courtesy of @freepeople via Instagram.

“Fall dressing always excites the preppy and collegiate side of me, but I’m loving updating this vibe with some of the Y2K trends that have popped up recently,” Parlade said. “Our Take the Plunge Vest is perfect layered over the Cool & Clean Solid Button Down, either on top of the Love Buzz Straight-Leg Pant or our Dickies Seamed Pleated Skirt.”

What are the best Free People fall fashion items?

According to Parlade, The Luna Cozy Bomber (a quilted jacket perfect for crisper days ahead), the Swim Too Deep Cardi (a classic over-sized cardi perfect for layering) and the Rori Slouchy Moto (another classic moto style with a cozy Sherpa collar) are the top three bestselling pieces in the collection so far.

Ahead, find the 52 best pieces from Free People’s Pre-Fall Edit to keep on beat with the latest fall fashion trends of 2021. From Chelsea boots and matching sets to ankle bags and trendy outwear, you won’t want to miss out.

And, hurry — these sexy plaids and rich patterns are likely to sell out quickly.


  • Color options: Ponytail (Beige), Indigo
  • Size options: XS-XL

This longline bomber creates a unique silhouette with a defined collar, oversized pockets and a comfortable fit.


Love Buzz Straight-Leg Pants
  • Color option: Ivory Combo
  • Size options: XS-XL

Patterned pants are all the rage this fall season, especially with a fun belt. These edgy, must-have pants have a low-slung and stragiht leg deisgn that will have you wearing them all season long.


Lucie Mini Dress
  • Color option: Antique Coin Combo
  • Size options: US 0 to US 14

This vintage-inspired mini has gorgeous, defined lace detailing at the waist and subtly puffed sleeves for added style.


Swim Too Deep Cardi
  • Color options: Julep (Green), Almond, Heather Grey
  • Size options: XS-XL

But, how dreamy is this cardigan? The classic knit with beautiful buttons has an exaggerated collar for a cute touch. Plus, it’s available in three versatile colors.


All I Need Cozy Hooded Kimono
  • Color options: Black, Tobacco, Creme
  • Size option: One Size

Need a cape? This trendy kimono is hooded, perfect to pair with distressed jeans and is that lovely wardrobe statement piece.


Maeve Set
  • Color options: Chocolate Combo, Strawberry Combo
  • Size options: XS-XL

We’re all about the sets this autumn. This retro-inspired sweater set comes with a cropped cardigan and a high-rise mini skirt — perfect for pumpking picking or a girl’s brunch.


Ashby Blazer
  • Color options: Black Combo, Tobacco Black Gingham, Sand Combo
  • Size options: XS-XL

No, the oversized, patterned blazer trend isn’t going anywhere. With a button-front closure and a slightly overcast fit, it’s great for work or stepping out to shop.


Everly Cord Blazer
  • Color options: Black, Pale Khaki, Apple Butter, Walnut
  • Size options: XS-XL

Not into plaid? This menswear-inspired knit blazer is a wonderful addition to any outfit, especially with a belt tied at the waist.


Dandelion Mini
  • Color options: Inca Gold, Ecru (Neutral), Black, Lotus (Light Pink)
  • Size options: XS-XL

Let’s be real — WFH has us all about slip-on dresses for all-day comfort. This essential mini from the Free People Beach collection has a t-shirt silhouette at the bodice and a flattering mid-cut.


Rori Slouchy Moto Jacket
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: XS-XL

The Rori Slouchy Moto Jacket isn’t the oversized, edgy style deemed too bold to wear. Free People’s features a fur collar for contrast and a defined buckle to tie the whole piece together.


So Cozy Slouchy Moto
  • Color option: Spiced Brandy
  • Size options: XS-XL

For fall, a plush moto jacket is a must to just throw on. This oversized, long-sleeve style has a slimming belted waist and zippered pockets at the front for added dimension.


Denson Cable Vest
  • Color options: Cream, Black Raisin
  • Size options: XS-XL

The vest trend is that 90s element we’re all here for. The timeless cable knit design makes it a great styling piece with jeans and a few layered necklaces.


Take The Plunge Vest
  • Color options: Black Combo, Tea Combo (Neutral)
  • Size options: XS-XL

This pieced-knit deisgn characteristic of the Take The Plunge Vest has a dropped fit at the armholes and a relaxed fit for added comfort.


Grayson Tall Boots
  • Color options: Saddle, Beige
  • Size options: US 6 to US 11

Available in two neutral shades, the Grayson Tall Boots have a stacked block heel that’s oh-so-fashion-forward.


Happy Hour Oxford Shirt
  • Color options: Blue Combo, Black And White, Sweet Combo (Light Pink)
  • Size options: XS-XL

This casual, oxford shirt has exaggerated sleeves for a creative shape and is perfect to toss on with jeans or on top of a bikini.


Heartbeat Cashmere Cardi
  • Color options: Winter White, Sterling (Gray), Smoked Mulberry
  • Size options: XS-XL

As a wardrobe staple, the Heartbeat Cashmere Cardi has the v-neck, buttoned up design we all know and love. It’s truly the wear-with-everything staple.


Ollie Extreme Wide Leg Jeans
  • Color options: Great Lakes Blues, Dirt Road Blue, Supernova, Optic White, Black Magic
  • Size options: 24 to 35

Make a statement in Free People’s Ollie Extreme Wide Leg Jeans. Retro and effortlessly chic, they are great to knock-around with. inthe house or out to an urban brunch.


Nothing Better Midi Slip
  • Color options: Black, Rose Hypnotic, Rain Blue
  • Size options: XS-XL

A midi that’s lightweight and easy to — literally — slip on, the Nother Better Midi Slip comes in three gorgeous colors and is that pefect, cinched piece for a date night.


Varsity Suede Sling
  • Color option: Heritage Olive
  • Size option: One Size

Practical, versatile and stylish, the Varsity Suede Sling is a back-to-school essential. Or, a trendy going-out tossover with a drawstring closure, leather accents and an adjustable shoulder strap.


Wendy Ribbed Romper
  • Color options: Spiced Brandy Combo, Garden Gem Combo, Sunset Combo
  • Size options: XS-XL

These prints are all too trendy and tasteful. The Wendy Ribbed Romper is ultra soft, slouchy and has wonderful button and bell sleeve detailing.


Encore Checkered Tights
  • Color options: Black, Bubblegum, Blue
  • Size option: One Size

Switch up your look with a pair of checkered leggings. These are breathable, stretchy and have a seamed heel and toe.


Cool & Clean Solid Button Down
  • Color options: White Combo, Blue Arrow Combo, Silver Berry Combo
  • Size options: XS-XL

There’s nothing like a fresh button-down to make you look more put-together. This one is flowy with a front pocket — with some pleated details for subtle texture.


Brenna Over-The-Knee Boots
  • Color options: Black, Natural
  • Size options: US 6 to US 11

The over-the-knee boot trend is still alive and kickin’, and what better what to kick into fall with the Brenna Over-The-Knee Boots. The smooth leather, western-inspired pair will make any outfit look dynamite.


Archer Chain Belt Bag
  • Color option: Oatmeal
  • Size option: One Size

No more crossbodys for this fall. We want to keep things at waist length with the Archer Chain Belt Bag. Great for city shopping or hands-free outings, it’s an everyday piece for less than $80.


Blaze Slouchy Knit Cabbie
  • Color options: Camel, Charcoal
  • Size option: One Size

Bucket hats are so last summer. The Blaze Slouchy Knit Cabbie is seamless to style with. a trench coat or blazer for an eclectic, warm twist.


Mini Anklet Bag
  • Color options: Champagne Toast, Smokey Sapphire, Black
  • Size option: One Size

The Mini Anklet Bag is a genius invention we’re all kicking ourselves we haven’t thought of sooner. Whether it’s for storing some cash, your AirPods or your grocery list, the extra mini storage will have everyone talking.


Crosby Blazer
  • Color option: Marzipan
  • Size options: XS-XL

For a classic blazer, Free People’s Crosby is unbeatable. The soft linen fabric mixed with a flattering fit and collared necklace make this back-to-office ready.


Metal Charm Hoops
  • Style options: Coin, Sun, Italian Horn, Heart
  • Size option: One Size

Tired of wearing hoops? These delicate charm hoops, especially the coin style, is one of our favorites. It adds a wordly touch to any outfit.


Day Break Oversized Aviator Sunglasses
  • Color options: Indigo, Vintage Brown
  • Size option: One Size

Give your Ran-Bans a break one day with the Day Break Oversized Aviataor Sunglasses. Designed in two colors, they add a cool-girl style with their translucent frames.


Brooks Tall Boots
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: US 6 to US 11

Edgy and practical, the Brooks Tall Boots are the chunky shoe trend in boot form. Plus, the wide and lugged design makes them an unintentional statement pair.


Angela Slim Sunglasses
  • Color option: Black
  • Size option: One Size

For $20, you can’t go wrong with the Angela Slim Sunglasses. Retro, rectangular and ravishing, they’re sure to be a showstopper.


Highland Distressed Hobo
  • Color options: Chocolate, Washed Indigo
  • Size option: One Size

Available in brown and washed denim, this store-all bag is slouchy is great for walking out in town.


Hadley Lugged Oxfords
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: US 6 to US 11

These collegiate-minded oxfords are a fun, preppy staple that can instantly be transformed into an edgier look. The minimal heel, lined footbed and adjustable buckle closure make them the ideal pair.


Minimal Thrills 6 Panel Cap
  • Color option: Heritage White, Ink
  • Size option: One Size

A good cap is good for ball games, vacations and just loungin’ around. The Minimal Thrills 6 Panel Cap is made of corduroy, has a curved brim and comes in white and navy.


Sarah Suede Sling
  • Color options: Cognac, Black, Rusty Rose, Swan Lake (Teal)
  • Size option: One Size

The Sarah Suede Sling has a half-moon style that’ll fit all your essentials while leaning toward a boho, unstructured look.


Modest Layered Necklace
  • Color options: Ivory/Jade, Cocoa/Rose Quartz
  • Size option: One Size

It’s time to accessorize. This stunning layered necklace carries bold, dangling pendants that look fab with a tied, slouchy top.


Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged Winter 2.0 Hi-Top Sneakers
  • Color option: Egret/Light Wine/Light Gum Honey
  • Size options: 5W/3M to 10W/8M

Chuck Taylor’s are undoubtedly the quintessential back-to-school shoe, and its All Star Lugged Winter 2.0 Hi-Top Sneakers are no exception. Built with a waterproof leather upper, the two toned chai sneaker makes them fit for hiking, too.


Cool Again Belt
  • Color options: Distressed Black, Distressed Whisky
  • Size options: XS/S, S/M, M/L

Everyone needs a good belt. This classic and durable Cool Again Belt comes in black and brown to style with several looks.


Dangerous Game Shorts
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: XS-XL

As an on-brand option for collegiate sporting events and sorority recruitment festivities, these wild n’ fun Dangerous Game Shorts are a subtly sexy piece for a pinch of sass.


Keep It Easy Hoodie
  • Color option: Washed Combo
  • Size options: XS-XL

The Keep It Easy Hoodie — literally — makes it easy to be comfy. It’s the perfect pullover to pair with biker shorts, especially with its vintage-inspired varsity numbers and on-trend tie-dye design.


Dickies Seamed Pleated Skirt
  • Color options: Brown, Blue/Black
  • Size options: XS 0 to US 15

On par with fall’s latest moments, the Dickies Seamed Pleated Skirt is timeless, high-rise and is sewn with stunning buttons for detail.


Layer Up Tee
  • Color options: Cafe Cream, Adventurer (Dark Gray), Black, Tofu
  • Size options: XS-XL

As its name suggests, this long sleeve is great for layering, coming in four basic colors with a subtle v-neck.


Loving Good Vibrations Cutoffs
  • Color options: Summer Ends (Medium Wash), Heritage Somerset (Light Wash), Double Bubble (Light Pink), Sage, Spring White, ‘Sulfor’ Black, Tawny (Burnt Orange), Mid Indigo, 70s Blue, Saddle
  • Size options: US 24 to US 35

Feel good in Free People’s Good Vibrations Cutoffs, a distressed, 100% cotton denim fabrication coming in 10 cool and chill-vibey colors.


Sony and Cher Baby Tee
  • Color option: Vintage White
  • Size options: XS-XL

Girl, put your records on. This fun Sonny & Cher Baby Tee is a blast to the past and iconic to sport with striped or patterned pants.


Sweet Melody Trench Coat
  • Color options: Obsidian, Natural
  • Size options: XS-XL

Oversized is an understatement with the Sweet Melody Trench Coat. Slouchy and not as formally structured, it’s great for wrapping around yourself at a hay ride or fall festival.


Margot Slouchy Beret
  • Color options: Camel, Cayenne, Black, Powder Blue
  • Size option: One Size

Parisian style is acceptable 24/7, especially for fall. This unstructured, cute beret adds a girly twist to any look.


The Lasso Jeans
  • Color options: True Blue, Back Road Blue, Deep Sea, Black, Foxtrot Light Wash
  • Size options: US 24 to US 35

Giddy up with these Lasso Jeans, a pair that fits in all the right places — with distressing in all the right spots, too.


Salinas Long Short
  • Color options: Oh Bloom, East End Dusk
  • Size options: US 24 to US 35

Undeniably trendy for fall, the Salinas Long Short comes in a lavender and blue denim colors. Not to mention, it pairs nicely with a crop top or bralette.


Care FP BF Tee
  • Color options: Aphrodite (Red), Gardenia (White), Ink, Luxe Lilac, Golden Pollen, Marzipan (Neutral Yellow), Iced Chai, Black Coffee, Treeline
  • Size options: XS-XL

Treat yourself to a nice tee this fall. In nine dynamic colors, it’s cute, comfy and classic.


Classic Chain Bracelet
  • Style options: Silver Round Link, Silver Italian Link, Gold Ball Link Chain, Gold Wide Link, Brass Round Mesh Link, Gold Curb Link, Silver Round Mesh
  • Size option: One Size

Sure, gold chain necklaces were — and, still are — an adored accessory, but it’s time to cool things down with silver chained bracelets this fall. This style comes in seven unique chain link variations, too.


Sunday Morning Boxer Shorts
  • Color options: Brighter Days (Blue), Sand/Navy Combo, Crushed (Light Pink), White, Black Sand, Iced Chai
  • Size options: XS-XL

Wake up in style with these Sunday Morning Boxer Shorts. Available in fresh prints, they conjure a Pinterest vibe that’s casual, comfy and cute without trying.


Carter Sweater Set
  • Color options: Sun Bath (Light Yellow), Blue Splendor, Oak Bark, Dreamy Pink, Babe Blue, Pink Spark
  • Size options: XS-XL

This breezy sweater set is part of the Free People Beach collection and is lovely for laidback, fall looks.


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