Lately I have been obsessed with Gap. Everything from their colorful skinny jeans, to knit sweaters and fitted button downs. It's just one of those stores that fit's my body shape. Growing up I used to shop at both Gap Kids and Old Navy. After I grew out of Gap Kids, I thought Gap was to mom-ish and that I would only shop there when I was a mature adult. I never grew out of Old Navy, but fast forward a few years(not missing my Hollister and Abercrombie phase), I have grown back into loving Gap! I would say my love of Gap started back when I entered college a few years ago. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with being mature, or the clothes being extremely well made and on trend but what I do know is that I am loving their basics.
There is just something about Gap nailing it in the basics department! Their t-shirts to be exact. Their t-shirts are just so comfortable, relaxed, effortless and fit extremely well. They are the perfect length and when tucked in, the material drapes perfectly. I have been loving solids and own these shirts in neon yellow and white. They go with just about everything. I am picky when I buy t-shirts and they must meet a list of qualifications before I go back to buy multiples. Here are my go-to t-shirt buying guidelines:
1. Washable- The fabric cannot pill, shrink or fade when it is washed. There's nothing worse than buying a cheap t-shirt and having the seams twist because the shirt was cut/sewn off grain.
2. Fit- The length must be long enough so I can still tuck the shirt into my pants. I want a loose fitted tee that's easily drape/tuck-able. It also cannot be to wide and boxy. Wide and short ends up looking like a crop top gone wrong. The collar also cannot be to high or low.
3. Comfort- Comfort is key! I want cotton that is soft with no visible stiffness, even with fabric sizing still on it. The material must be thin enough for summer but not to where holes will wear into it with a few washes or wear. It should be one that I can ultimately wear to bed or lounge around the house in and still be comfortable.
The only t-shirt I've found that meets all of my standards is this one from Gap. So far I only have it in neon yellow, but I plan on buying a few more in mint and white this weekend with my new 30% off Gap coupon I received in the mail today. Yess! I do however have a white color in the v-neck style, but I found the crew T to be more soft and a bit longer. The shirts are both on sale for $14.99 and Gap is having 25% off of your purchase today, 2/26, and goes down to 20% tomorrow.