5 Modern Wardrobe Must-Haves from Gap

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Gap Sweater, Shoes, Tee, Jacket, Blouse

Just when I start to write off Gap as the land of preppy basics, they surprise me with a handful of sleek minimalist new arrivals. It happens every time.

A recent breeze through the Gap online store turned up some great buys that will fit in perfectly with a minimal, neutral-heavy wardrobe. And the best part? Not a single item costs more than $80, and you can score an extra 40% off with code HAPPY through 1/14 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

1. Gap Raised Stripe Henley, $54.95
This 100% cotton popover shirt has a subtle texture from the use of dobby weave fabric, which also serves to make this work-perfect item appear much pricier than it is.

2. Gap Solid Ankle Strap Ballet Flats, $42.99 (was $49.95)
These simple flats are ideal for pairing with cropped black trousers for the remainder of winter and into spring. The leather upper is matched with a durable rubber outsole that should stand up to rain dampened pavement well.

3. Gap Linen Solid Tee, $14.99 - $21.99 (was $34.95)
100% linen fabric amps up the textural interest in this closet staple tee. It’s available in three shades of gray, ranging from greige to charcoal, all on sale. I suggest ordering in tall fit to prepare for the inevitable shrinkage you get when laundering linen.

4. Gap Wool Wrap Coat, $79.99 (was $168.00)
The wrap coat has become a street style must have in recent seasons. Want to snag one of your own for less? This version is constructed from an affordable, yet no less chic, poly/ wool blend and comes in three colors, all of which are available in regular, tall, and petite fits.

5. Gap Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater, $29.99 (was $39.95)
This slim-fitting cotton/ rayon/ silk blend sweater is the epitome of the fall/ winter layering turtleneck. The soft ribbed knit looks luxe, and it will layer well under a range of sweaters and jackets. It’s available in black, gray, and oatmeal colors.