I still remember when I discovered Gap. I went to college in New England, and we didn’t have a Gap in my hometown in Virginia, so I was initiated when I was shopping with some girlfriends freshman year and they made a beeline for Gap to stock up on denim and thermals. (It was 1990, by the way!)
Gap quickly became one of my go-to retailers for casual wardrobe basics, and I’ve been shopping there ever since. I always know I can rely on them for quality classic tanks and tees, shorts, and sweaters at prices that won’t break the budget.
But Gap does more than just sell clothes. They’re also seeking to create more sustainable products with their Gap for Good initiative. In the age of fast fashion, it’s encouraging to see a mainstream retailer leading the way by creating and sourcing sustainable products.
These mid-wash denim shorts are case in point. Made with Gap’s water-saving Washwell™ program, these shorts are the perfect shade of indigo.
They have a 5″ inseam, but I ended up cuffing them a second time to make them a little shorter. It’s great to have the option of wearing them longer, though. They’re TTS; I’m wearing the 29.
I also added this fun braided tie belt. I’m not usually a belt girl, but I really like the way it adds a little something extra to this super casual outfit.
It also coordinates perfectly with the cognac suede detail at the back of these white leather sneakers.
These sneakers are cushioned and comfy inside, and I love the minimalist styling with the suede detail at the back. If you’ve been looking for white leather sneakers that won’t break the budget, I highly recommend checking these out.
My top is this stripe U-neck tank in a breathable linen-blend jersey knit. I like this tank so much, I bought it in both the blue and the red.
It has a nice relaxed fit, a straight split hem, and wide bra-friendly straps. It runs TTS; I’m wearing the small.
I also picked up this vintage wash v-neck tee in the dark pink. This tank is super soft and comfortable, and I love the worn-in look and feel.
It’s 100% cotton and comes in a gazillion different colors, and it’s also true to size. I’m in the small, and as you can see, it fits close to the body without clinging. This is pretty much the perfect classic v-neck tee for wearing alone or layering under cardigans this fall.
This mini bucket bag is the perfect addition to this casual look. It also comes in navy, but I really like how the cognac coordinates with the belt and the sneakers.
These outfits pretty my epitomize my ideal summertime style — super casual, but quality fabrics and great fit. These looks are perfect for running errands, grabbing Saturday brunch with the family, chasing kids (or grandkids) at the park, or wherever your summer days may take you.
Best of all, you can feel good that you’re supporting a company that is taking measures to actively protect the planet we all share.
Right now Gap is running a pretty sweet sale — just about everything on the site is marked down, and you can also get an additional 25% off your online order with code SUNNY.
mid-wash denim shorts // stripe U-neck tank // vintage wash v-neck tee // mini bucket bag // leather sneakers // braided tie belt
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photos: Alison Cornell