Sometimes I want to pay full price at the Gap. They have all the basics (including my favorite jeans) and are really good about keeping on each season’s trends without overdoing them. (If I see one more clusterfuck of styles packed into a single garment, I will break out the scissors.)
I don’t pay full price, of course, because I don’t have to: the Gap has enough sale events – many of them sent hush hush, by email – that when I find something I love, my only obstacle to buying it is having enough patience to wait for a sale.
…and then share it with you, because if the Gap is going to claim that we’re friends by offering a 30% discount by using the code “GAPFRIENDS”, I should be allowed – no, I’m required – to share it with my BLOGFRIENDS.
My logic is unstoppable.
Gap Summer Basics
Lindsay’s obsession with K-Mart’s V-Neck tees is stronger than my obsession with Gap’s version, but only because her K-Mart tees are eight bucks and Gap tees are almost twenty. With the code GAPFRIENDS, however, they’re $13.97, and they come in lots of different colors. (The ice blue, above, and the lilac are my favorites.)
I love flares, and the 1969 Long & Leans fit so perfectly. Gap offers all of its jeans in regular, tall and petite; I wear the petites with my flats, and the regulars are fricking epic with my platform wedges. At 30% off, these jeans are under $50.
You can’t have too many cardigans. You just can’t. I can tell you from experience that the Gap solid button-front cardigan washes well, keeps it shape and stays color-rich for years. The price? With GAPFRIENDS, each cardigan is $27.97. The pretty pink color above is killing me right now.
I couldn’t post the above cardigan without featuring the shorts it was paired with. These are the Gap Boyfriend Roll-Up Shorts – aka bermuda shorts – and from what I can see, they fit nice and baggy around the hips: a perfect summer staple. With code GAPFRIENDS, they’re $27.97.
Gap Summer Trends
Pantone’s color of the year is Tangerine Tango, and this striped maxi dress commits. I have no idea whether my complexion can pull this off, but you know what? I kind of don’t care.
Red, blue or purple? Gap offers its 1969 mid-weight leggings in those three highly-pigmented colors, and baby, these aren’t your cheap-ass jeans that fade during the first wash. They’re still $50 after you use the code GAPFRIENDS, but the colored denim trend shows no sign of slowing down, and $50 is a small price to pay for long-lasting high-quality denim.
The Native American-inspired trend has been done horribly wrong by some (think Urban Outfitters) and figuring out how to enjoy the trend without falling into cultural appropriation is hard. That’s why I love the Gap: they created this southwest print t-shirt in three colors – red, white and blue – and it speaks to the trend without going overboard. With the code GAPFRIENDS, it’s less than $17.50.
Boyfriend jeans are another long-standing trend…but I’d never seen a pair of boyfriend chinos until now. I love the shape, the cool grey neutral, the relaxed ankle – they’re a really unique way to take on the continuing summer boyfriend-styled trend. (Please to be pairing it with the contrast stitch belt, mmkay?) The cost? $50 with the code GAPFRIENDS.
The Gap’s “we’ll bribe you to be our friend” 30% off sale ends on Sunday, March 11, so get on it!