The 15 best things under $100 you can buy at Free People
You can score boho goodies without spending over a hundred bucks.
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When Free People comes to mind, boho prints, billowing silhouettes, and steep price tags likely come to mind. While all three things are true of the trendy retailer, it’s also possible to find affordable items at the cult-favorite clothing store. Of course, affordable is subjective so let us be clear: We scoured the site for the 15 best things you can snag for under $100 at Free People.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your basics, elevate your fitness routine, or stock your closet with eye-catching statement pieces, keep reading to discover more than a dozen Free People purchases worth making room for in your wardrobe.
1. These cult-favorite wrist and ankle weights
Wrist and ankle weights may seem like a relic of the jazz aerobics past but, let it be known, they’re booming in 2021. That’s especially thanks to Bala Bangles. The unique wrist/ankle weights feature solid bars that can be added or removed to the elastic bands to create your perfect weight. We put these trendy weights to the test and found that they’re great for adding slight resistance, but you need to make sure you’re using them correctly to avoid injury. What’s more, since they’re solid, they will make it through TSA (which is great considering many sand options won’t).
2. These far-out flare jeans
Sold in 20 shades, nine sizes, and three lengths, it’s no wonder these retro flares are such a hit among Free People shoppers. The stretchy pants come in just about denim wash you can imagine, as well as a variety of solid hues. While fitted from the waist to the knees, these best-sellers flare out in a flowy fashion and might need to be hemmed thanks to their billowing silhouette. They’re one of Free People’s most popular items with nearly 800 reviews and a 4.7-star rating.
3. An elevated basic that you’ll want to lounge in for days
Tired of not having a plain long-sleeved tee that works well with leggings? This high-low-hemmed Free People best-seller will make your day. It has funky exposed hems and is sold in 18 colors, giving you more than a few reasons to want to click “Add to Bag.” But it gets better: It’s made with 100% cotton, so the lighter hues are the perfect candidate for tie-dyeing (take it from someone who swears by FP’s cotton basics for all her most colorful clothing projects).
4. Breezy shorts that will become your new favorite
Finding quality running shorts can be tough. More often than not, they’re too low on the waist and too tight on the thighs. Not these though. With a high, thick elastic waistband and comfy side slits, these nylon shorts—which are sold in 10 colors—will have you thinking about attempting to hit new PRs. Just keep in mind that they are breezy, so you might want to layer spandex under them.
5. A fitted mock-neck, long-sleeve tee
Sold in 19 colors, this ribbed, mock-neck, long-sleeve shirt is the ultimate basic during the chillier months of the year. Made with cotton and spandex, the slightly stretchy shirt is the perfect form-fitting match for high-waisted pants or skirts. Though, there’s always the option to wear it under sleeveless dresses. After all, some of the ‘90s trends are back and better than ever. FP shoppers love it too, and it’s earned a 4.7-star rating from more than 200 reviews.
6. A cozy and cute sports bra for all your athleisure needs
Free People is known for its moody exposed seams. While many of them are showcased on shirts and dresses, they’re also seen on this best-selling sports bra. The nylon-and-spandex bra—which is sold in 27 colors—has just enough stretch to be comfortable while still being super supportive, which is why nearly 200 reviewers approve of it. And, good news: Free People offers matching leggings and bike shorts, too.
7. This boxy long-sleeve tee
If you dig a boxier silhouette for your basics, you’ll love this simple long-sleeve tee. It has a single exposed seam running straight down the back and is long enough to wear comfortably with leggings. That said, if you want a truly oversized fit, definitely go up a size. Like its high-low cousin, this tee is made with 100% cotton and is by far my favorite garment to tie-dye. Even if you’re an amateur dyer, your colorful project will turn out crisp and gorgeous with this shirt as the base. (Don’t believe me? See for yourself!)
8. A flowy maxi dress that can be dressed up or down
Is there anything better than a maxi dress that’s airy enough to be casual but detailed enough to be formal-event ready? Well, this dress is all that and more. Made with 100% rayon, the flowy maxi has a casual vibe but with well-placed cutouts and a plunging neckline, it also looks picture-perfect for a beachside wedding. If you’re looking for a dress that can do it all, this breathable beauty, which comes in three colors, is certainly worth considering.
9. A pair of extra-stretchy and ultra-cozy bike shorts
Three words: Seamless bike shorts. They sound incredibly comfortable, right? Well, that’s because they are. The mid-thigh shorts—which are sold in 21 colors—are made with nylon and spandex and have a 4.3-star rating from more than 400 reviews for their ample stretch. Because of this they only come in two sizes: XS/S and M/L. It’s important to note that they’re made with the type of ultra-light fabric that tends to snag (and, in some cases, look see-through, according to reviewers). So, if you’re hard on your clothes, these might not be the best buy for you.
10. A pair of distressed skinny jeggings
Don’t be fooled: Distressed skinny jeans (and jeggings!) are still very much a thing. These have a delightful stretch that allows them to move with your body as opposed to constricting it. They’re sold in six blue washes, as well as three neutral hues, and more than 200 reviewers love them for their great fit. In other words, you may want to buy a few pairs.
11. A pair of lightweight, waterproof rubber Birkenstocks
Classic leather Birkenstocks are great and all, but have you ever slipped into a pair of lightweight waterproof rubber Birks? Well, folks, we have—and we’ll be the first to tell you that they’re just as incredible as you’d imagine them to be. They’re ideal for the beach or anywhere you’re typically worried about getting your shoes wet. Due to their popularity, they often sell out, so don’t be surprised if a color or two isn’t currently available when you click over to buy a pair.
12. A bow scrunchie to jazz up your hair accessories
We love scrunchies and we love hair bows. But why go through the extra effort of putting two hair accessories in your hair when you can create the look with just one? Exactly. That’s why we’re such big fans of these silky bow scrunchies. No matter the color you choose (there are 16, by the way) you’re sure to earn endless compliments.
13. A flowy kimono
Whether you get cold in tank tops and tube tops, need a beach cover-up, or simply like all things flowy and boho, this best-selling kimono is a must-have for your closet. The flowy, open-front top is available in six colorful prints, all of which are bound to turn heads every time you wear them. Reviewers say that it fits more like a jacket, but it's still stylish nonetheless.
14. A seamless mock-neck bodysuit
If you loved FP’s mock-neck long-sleeve (see No. 5), but don’t want to deal with having to constantly tuck it into your pants, this one’s for you. The seamless ribbed bodysuit comes in 14 colors and is available in two sizes: XS/S and M/L. But reviewers do agree the material is quite stretchy. It features a keyhole back for a little extra detail, along with a comfy thong silhouette and snap-closure crotch for easy access when you have to use the bathroom. This is especially important because, as you may know, it’s never fun having to fully remove a jumpsuit and sit naked atop a toilet.
15. The bralette that set the bar for bralettes
This might be the bralette to end all other bralettes. Quite possibly the most cult-favorite Free People item of all time (it has more than 500 reviews and a 4.3-star rating), this intricate bralette went on to inspire flowy tank tops, mini dresses, and maxi dresses at the brand, all of which feature the lattice-like design. As someone who personally swoons over this cozy (and pretty!) number, I recommend this bralette to any and all looking for comfy lingerie or a gorgeous peek beneath low-cut tanks, sweaters, and dresses. Trust me: You won’t regret it.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.