As you may have noticed, I am a huge fan of classic clothing pieces. I may, in fact, be obsessed. You will not be surprised then, to hear that as a lady in her mid-twenties I have noticed a gradual transition in my shopping preferences over the last few years as my professional life becomes my center.
The Gap can be tricky, because on the outside it’s always looked like a plain clothing store that offers pieces you’re used to seeing your mom in. And frankly, a white v-neck tee and mom jeans shouldn’t come to a total cost of $100. However, if you take the time to explore the store you’d realize its appeal. You get your basics- always high quality, and with a touch of pizazz. Also, if you haven’t explored Baby and Kids Gap (I don’t even have kids, but I have a niece 😉 ) you are missing out on some gorgeousness!
So, you can imagine my surprise when I hit up my local mall for a trip to the Gap to find the store had been closed. Say What!? I don’t know how a business like The Gap goes out of business in a town such as mine bustling with people, but it did. My heart broke a tiny bit. I later found out that a new Gap Factory opened and I was intrigued. After checking it out, I was really disappointed. They offer random pieces that are all compiled and displayed in ways that don’t make sense. You can’t go in looking for classic Gap pieces because you won’t find them, if you are in the mood for sifting, you might find something you didn’t know you wanted, though.
My trip wasn’t totally unsuccessful. Pessimism was seeping from my pores as I went into the dressing room with several pieces I wasn’t actually interested in and probably didn’t even need. I put on these pants. I picked them up because they were a style I hadn’t heard of from The Gap before – “Skinny Roll Up”. Low rise, slim through the waist and hips, with a rolled ankle. And they delivered just what they promised.
Why are they a favorite? They are so comfortable; a perfect style for early spring, versatile, and they fit just as promised. I want to wear them every day. Best part? They are offered only at the factory store and are sold at a discounted price! I’ve been wearing them ALL. THE. TIME.
Do you own these pants? What are your favorite Gap styles?
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