18 Free People Wardrobe Must Haves, From Bestselling Coats to Activewear
Free People's vast selection of outerwear, activewear, cozy pajamas, and lounge pieces racks up the five-star ratings — and provides us with unlimited style inspiration. Whether you're looking for a fleece throwover or a longline cardigan with a unique print, the coat section feels both versatile and endless. On the other hand, the FP Movement line comprises everything from movable onesies to bestselling leggings. All of these are fodder for a compliment-worthy athleisure look, no matter what activity you have on the agenda.
A key feature at Free People is the Top Rated page, where the most-desired clothing and accessories reside in plenty of colorways. Most of these options are offered in upward of 15 different shades, ranging from vibrant tones to neutrals. Another Free People perk is the abundance of reviews. Countless customers weigh in on the products they purchased, often comparing the designs to other popular looks on the site.
Keep reading to shop the best Free People pieces with the highest ratings. Alongside their coveted coats and workout gear, we also wove some lingerie, boots, and hats into the mix, so you can rest assured knowing you're prepared with a wardrobe for indoor and outdoor days alike. And be sure to read the thorough reviews we've gathered from each of the product pages.
Never underestimate the power of an oversize scrunchie and the color pop it can add to your look. This silky jumbo design comes in 12 different colorways and is a best seller on the site.
"This scrunchie is so adorable and pretty at the same time. I love how oversized it is. Perfect for work. Definitely buying more colors," one shopper wrote, who granted it five stars.
Best Belt Bag
FP Movement Runner Sling ($28)
It's always a great feat to find a functional belt bag that stays put during a run or other workouts, but this design, available in 12 colorways and two adjustable sizing models, gets great reviews.
"I can't properly express how fabulous this little number really is!" one shopper wrote. "Hands free at the gym, listening to music/podcasts while lifting weights without an armband getting in my way anymore. Gorgeous neoprene fabric! The belt is even stretchy! Able to wear it low-slung over my 44" hips." If you're curious about how the pack looks on, scroll down to the reviews to sift through plenty of IRL photos.
This throw-on-and-go balaclava is made from sweatshirt material and described as super soft. It looks particularly cool peeking out from a shearling leather jacket, like so, but you could also wear it underneath a bigger hoodie for a two-tone look. It's also available in ivory, pink, yellow, rust, camel, black, and green. We recommend picking up one in a vibrant tone and one in a neutral for mixing and matching with your entire wardrobe. What's more, it comes complete with a drawstring, so you can pull it as tight or relaxed as you like, depending on your hairstyle that day.
Looking for a new bralette to wear day-to-night without any discomfort? This Intimately design is just decorative enough, while being supportive with adjustable double straps on each side. Style yours with the matching Midweek Thong or wear it as is in any of the 11 beautiful shades.
Of all the Free People bras, this top-rated pick is a bestseller. One shopper wrote: "I am in love with this bra!! I have bought it in 4 different colors now because it's so comfortable and it makes everything look amazing! For reference, I'm a 34D and I got a large since I wanted the bralette to be cozy and not a tighter fit. Highly highly recommend!"
Best Workout Shorts
We're all about the retro vibes of these shorts, which come in four different bold shades with white trim to define the figure. The ultra-high-rise fit makes for a cheeky look, and the long waistband can be worn above the belly button or folded over, depending on your taste and the rest of your outfit.
"I don't know how shorts so form fitting can be so comfortable. No cutting in anywhere, binding, riding up. Perfect fit. Good price, too. As soon as they're restocked, I'm getting another pair," one shopper wrote, describing them as "PERFECTION!" with a five-star rating.
This versatile tote is seasonless, but it's great for packing all your essentials when you're running errands. Given its zipper closure and lightweight fabrication, it'd make for the perfect gym bag or grocery shopping carryall. You can shop it in nine different shades.
A happy shopper called it the "universal bag," writing: "I saw a woman when I was out shopping with this bag and I immediately knew I wanted one! It's fantastic! Arrived yesterday very big, spacious, and well made. I did take notice that they raised the price for these bags! Must be because they are so popular!!"
Not only does this wear-anywhere and any way onesie come in a total of 25 different shades, it's equipped with oversize leg pockets, a bonus of a zipper at the back for added storage, and a slouchy dropped-crotch fit, so you can easily layer it with other pieces. With over 2,000 reviews and a five-star rating, it's a standout hit on the site.
"I will be LIVING in this thing. The fabric is like butter. Super stretchy and so soft," one person wrote after purchasing it. "It does run pretty baggy but I like that look and it adds to the effortless look in my opinion. I want this in every color!"
Best Puffer Vest
We love the interesting Morning Dew shade of this puffer vest, though it also comes in black and coriander if you prefer a darker tone. With an oversize hood and bodice, the piece is perfect for layering and an influencer-favorite.
"Saw this on an influencer and took a chance.. best purchase from FP!" one shopper posted. "I have the pippa hoodie and it sheds everywhere but I love it, so that's what I was expecting with this vest. BUT it is way better! So soft, no shedding, perfect oversized fit."
This cropped pullover, with ribbing throughout, is offered in 20 shades comprising neutrals and vibrant tones. The slightly exaggerated sleeves are spacious but then tapered at the wrists to add definition. This design would look just as great with a pair of dark-wash jeans as it would with joggers or lounge pants.
Best Workout Leggings
Team these leggings up with the Never Better sports bra in a matching shade, or wear them alone with an oversize cozy hoodie for a brunch outing. Either way, you'll be ultra comfortable in these medium-compression leggings.
Squat-proof, sweat-wicking, and available in 14 shades, reviewers describe them as butter-soft, and some even deem them the best leggings of all time.
Best Nylon Hoodie
This pullover is slightly cropped with an elastic drawstring waist, meaning it's perfect for showing off your sweats if you're all about a co-ord moment. Also available in pine green and black, the bestseller has earned five stars, and reviewers especially love that it's reversible.
"Great pullover/windbreaker," one shopper wrote. "I purchased the pine color and it's very pretty. You can reverse it and wear the grey sweatshirt on the outside as well. Love the cinch so you can make it more cropped. Hood is roomy as well."
Best Fleece Jacket
Hit the Slopes Fleece Jacket ($148)
If you love the sporty look and cozy feel of fleece, you aren't alone. Hitting right at the waist, this jacket is the perfect layering piece for a trip to the gym or a hike in the woods.
Reviewers suggest sizing up and love the variety of shades available — 20 in total. "I love this jacket so much that I actually have three now," someone wrote. "I first got the red and navy patterned one, then the black and white patterned one, and now the evergreen one. I like the cropped way that the Medium fit me but the arms just felt a touch too short. (I'm 5'8" 135lbs) I ended up getting the Large in all of them and am so glad I did."
Best Shearling Vest
Bad Habits Cozy Vest ($168)
This shearling vest has all the rugged decals you're looking for. Crafted from faux leather and a faux fur lining, is has vintage appeal and easily matches the neutrals in your wardrobe.
Note that shoppers say it runs large but is great for layering, and most of them actually welcome the extra room. "I normally do not purchase vests. Ever. But this one caught my eye," someone wrote. "I purchased a small at the outset and returned for an extra small. While it is still a tad large, I am keeping this. It looks much more expensive in person than the picture."
Best Long Puffer Jacket
There's no denying the eye-catching pink shade of this coat — and you can opt for the alternative mushroom color if you prefer a neutral. Its diamond-quilted pattern adds a unique touch, and it comes equipped with a button-front closure, large side pockets, and button-up bottom slits.
"Bought this coat for a trip to the Alps and it did not disappoint!" one happy Free People shopper posted. "I wore layers under and it was a great topper! Length was perfect even at 5'2". I rolled it up and put it in the carry on while in airport. I am usually md/lg, sm in this coat worked well even with layering. Love this coat!"
Best Cropped Quilted Jacket
The top-rated Quinn comes in six different colors. This bohemian-inspired design is quintessentially Free People, what with its intricate patchwork stitching and slightly poufy shoulders.
Reviewers absolutely love it, confirming it receives plenty of attention from passersby. "Every time I wear this jacket I receive tons of compliments!" someone wrote. "It's great for dressing up or dressing down!"
Best Puffer Jacket
If you're looking for a lightweight puffer to layer with, this design is a great option in any of its 22 available shades. The performance puffer is water resistant and can be folded into its own pocket for easy stowing in a suitcase or tote bag. The PrimaLoft insulation means that although it's lightweight, it makes for a warm and trusty foundation to a fall or winter look.
Best Ankle Boots
Who doesn't love a trusty pair of Dr. Martens? We love that the brand is stocked at the retailer, as the combat boots and lug-sole loafers are a no-brainer accessory to team with most of the looks on Free People's site. The Leona silhouette is available in six shades, all of which would complement this season's biggest trends while maintaining their inimitable appeal with iconic signature yellow stitching.
Best Printed Oversize Cardigan
Free People This Love Cardi ($298)
This bestselling cardigan is so much more than meets the eye. The thick, folded neckline gives it a casual appeal, while the sapphire pattern elevates any outfit. The sherpa lining makes it extra warm, as does the midi length, and it also comes in a ruby combination if you prefer autumnal tones.