What to Buy: Gap Factory Friends & Family

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Now that it’s November, I know many of you are in full blown holiday mode and have lots of events coming up, from hosting family gatherings to office parties. Luckily, Gap Factory has you covered this year with stylish and affordable pieces you can wear for holiday and beyond.

And now through November 9th, they’re having a Friends & Family event where everything is 50% off + an extra 10% off for GapGood Rewards Members! This even includes their fan-favorite logo crew sweatshirts and flannel shirts, which are often excluded from their promotions.

I’m styling three budget-friendly looks from the sale to help inspire you to shop early for your holiday dressing this year. Up first is this 100% cotton ribbed knit turtleneck sweater dress.

Gap Factory Turtleneck Sweater Dress (S)

The fit is easy through the body, and the chunky ribbed knit keeps it on the casual side. Plus, the contrasting banded hems and cuffs add a nice detail.

Who remembers the bell sleeves that were all the rage a few years ago? They were not nearly as convenient when reaching for food or drinks at a holiday party!

I also like how the turtleneck is somewhat relaxed so you don’t feel restricted, but the best thing about this sweater dress is that it’s flattering without being too oversized or clingy.

If you live in a colder climate, as I do, you can wear it with tights and tall boots as I’ve done here. If you’re going to wear it without tights, I would go with a pair of closed toe pumps or ankle boots.

This Ribbed Henley Midi Dress has a little more of a casual vibe. The straight silhouette hits just below the knee, and the stretchy lightweight fabric is perfect for milder climates.

Gap Factory Ribbed Henley Midi Dress (S)

I love how they incorporated the on-trend henley style neckline, but it’s a little low-cut for those of us who are blessed in the chest, so to speak! Just something to keep in mind, if you’re considering it.

I styled this dress with sneakers for a more relaxed look. I can see myself wearing this out to meet friends for lunch or running errands, but you could dress it up for a festive gathering with tan or brown ankle boots.

I chose the army jacket green color for something different, but it’s also available in black. Both of these dresses are available in regular, tall, and petite sizes. I’m wearing a regular size small in both, but I think I’d be more comfortable in a medium in this one. The black one above is more true to size.

This next look is probably more work wear than holiday, but it could definitely work for a more casual gathering, and these pants also come in black for a dressier vibe.

v-neck sweater (S) // high rise flare pants in bi-stretch (8)

In either color, these high rise flare pants in bi-stretch are a really nice alternative to denim. They have a good bit of stretch, so they’re comfortable to move around in and wear all day. They do seem to run small, though; I’m in the 8, and they’re snug in the waist, although I expect they give some with wear.

Once again, Gap Factory has done really well with more inclusive sizing, and these pants come in petite and tall sizes as well as the regular length that I’m wearing.

I topped them off with this beyond basic v-neck sweater, with the pretty textured knit and flattering v-neck. The fabric is 55% Cotton, 40% Nylon, 5% Recycled Polyester, so it’s really soft and comfortable.

The traditional set-in sleeves create a slimming silhouette, and it also has a split hem for added interest and ease of movement.

I really like this combination of army green and khaki for fall. I wore brown booties, but you could also wear lug sole loafers or mules with a bit of a heel if you don’t want to wear a full-on boot.

Now is a great time to start shopping for your upcoming events, and the Gap Factory Friends & Family sale will help you save while finding the perfect outfits to wear this holiday season!

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10 Responses

  1. You look good in all these outfits. I use to shop at the regular GAP all the time, but then they started closing stores in our area. Whenever I’m by the GAP factory, I stop in.

  2. You look great in all of these looks. Maybe I’ll get out to Aurora Farms outlet in the next couple days! I especially love the dresses! I’m sure you know but just in case, Soma intimates sell bras with pretty lace detail that mimic a cami that are perfect for lower cut tops/dresses. I have them in white and black. It eliminates having to wear a cami if modesty is an issue with certain items. I get tons of use out of them!

  3. Thank you so much for your represention of a “normal” size woman. It’s so tiring to see stick-size women in fashion posts. You’re an inspiration to me.

  4. Hi I’m wondering if sheer black nylons or black tights would be appropriate to wear with a black dress and black ankle booties? Somehow the bare leg look seems to really chop up the leg. What do you think?

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