Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
The color is really what drew us to this basic long-sleeved t-shirt — love that blue. We’d wear it beneath a gray suit, or perhaps with navy pants and a cardigan in a cream color — and we always think pearls go perfectly with boatnecks.
Gap is having an online-only sale on regularly-priced merchandise through 1/24 (code: SPRING20), so it’s 20% off the marked price, which is $22.
Available in XS – XXL, and in talls and petites. Gap Button detail boatneck T
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Workwear sales of note for 6.07.23:
- Nordstrom – The Half-Yearly Sale has started! See our thoughts here.
- Ann Taylor – Extra 50% off sale styles
- Banana Republic Factory – Up to 50% off everything + extra 20% off purchase
- Boden – 20% off new styles
- Eloquii – Up to 50% off everything
- Express – Extra 50% off clearance
- H&M – Up to 60% off: 100s of new styles added
- J.Crew – Extra 50% off sale styles
- J.Crew Factory – Up to 60% off everything; extra 60% off clearance
- Loft – 40% off dresses; 30% off full-price styles; extra 40% off sale styles
- Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty.
- Shopbop – Extra 25% off sale styles
- Sue Sartor – Lots of cute dresses on sale!
- Talbots – Everything is buy 1 get 1 50% off
Other noteworthy sales:
- CB2.com – Up to 40% off; pop-up sale up to 30% off
- Tuft & Needle – Save up to $775 on mattresses (Reader-favorite brand; Kat really likes hers!)
- West Elm – Up to 25% off in-stock furniture; up to 60% off clearance
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What a great blue!
And I was suspicious of t-shirts until Corporette, and they’re now a go-to for under a suit. No more worrying about safety pins, Hollywood tape, etc. and cleavage from button downs!
I don’t know about this boatneck shirt specifically, but I recently bought a couple long sleeved t-shirts from Gap and LOVE them. I used to always wear Old Navy long sleeved tees under jackets, cardigans, etc. but decided to try some from Gap when they were on sale after Christmas. I’m tall so fit is usually an issue, but the body/sleeve length was perfect for me, and the body fits great as well (not too tight or too loose). Also, the quality seems good. They maintained their shape after washing with no weird stretching, shrinking, fading, etc. The color selection was nice too. I got a hot pink and a light pink, but I love this blue!
I love Gap t-shirts. I had a couple when I was pregnant that made me wish I could wear maternity wear forever!
Saw this discount today: Additional 25% off sale items at Ann Taylor.
Gap? Really? Please, are we in college or high school? Let’s move on to clothes with better quality and without political agendas.
Due to loans, my income is still in college, so yes, Gap shirts for me.
Wow – that’s pretty judgmental. Why write off a whole brand like that? Gap has some great quality stuff these days, sometimes even better than the more expensive, “name-brand” brands. I certainly wouldn’t buy a “designer” item that was low quality based only upon the name, and I similarly won’t refuse to buy a quality Gap item based only on the name.
Also, last I checked, a royal blue solid shirt is agenda-free.
I would also add that Gap’s new jeans collection (came out about three or four months ago) is fantastic. The quality of the material is what I’d pay for Rock & Republic or any other “jeans bar” brand. Gap is doing some good things. And I find their online shopping experience seamless. Order whatever you want, shipping is often free, return in store (free) or via post. I just bought some Athleta pants (the low rise powerstretch bootcut–world’s most comfy cold weather sweats/workout/weararound to do errands-wear) that were 50% off and a few t-shirts for $4.99. Total bargains!
Then, I could maybe justify $225 on sale Taryn Rose flats. Well, if they came in Size 11, which they do not…. :)
I wear size 11 also! So sad when I find great shoes only to be told they do not come in my size…followed by asking whether I want to try on a 10!
Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic t-shirts all great in my opinion, at varying price points obviously but for me they all work as layering pieces. I prefer the scoop neck myself, I just like that relatively horizontal line under a sweater.
I love tees from BR and wear them all the time. Are they similar to ones from Gap?
I haven’t seen that much difference other than the price point. I’ve probably had fewer issues in terms of quality with the Gap t’s/tanks than I’ve had with BR, actually.
yes, very similar – same parent company/owner and they appear quite similar in styles for these types of basics
I have a question regarding the Louboutin banner ad on the site today. Are the shoes on that site authentic Louboutins? Some of them are up to 90% off, which doesn’t seem quite right.
You know what they say…”If it seems too good to be true…” ;)
I bought a very similar Gap t-shirt in purple a few months ago that has the button detail on the sleeves, instead of the shoulder (and I have it on today). I find that the quality at the Gap and Old Navy has really improved in the past year. I work in a very casual office (pretty much just no jeans and sneakers), and I wear Gap and Old Navy clothes most of the time. I’m also plus-size, so it’s great that they have so many items to choose from in my size.
Thanks C for this recommendation! I went out during my lunch break and bought this shirt, as well as two others. The blue is absolutely beautiful and goes great with my coloring (black hair, medium brown skin). My one complaint is that it is a tad long, but I’ll deal. For those who have questions about sizing, I’m 5’5, 125 pounds, and bought the XS.
I tried on a couple of pairs of Gap jeans after seeing that they have come out with their “premium denim” collection. Very happy to see that they had the Long & Leans jeans in a dark wash, but I HATE the whiskering in the thigh area!! So that was a no go for me. I don’t understand why manufacturers ruin a perfectly good dark wash with whiskering that emphasizes exactly what most of us don’t want to emphasize. If anyone has good jean recommendations, please let the rest of us know.
Oh, and I meant to add that while it is a very cute shirt, it’s way too casual to wear to work and I probably wouldn’t wear it under a suit either. It’s definitely great weekend wear though.
Try Mavi jeans. The price points are around USD100-125 full price (last time I checked) but the fit is amazing especially if you’re curvy. I usually buy midrise but even their ‘low-rise’ isn’t that low!
Perfectly cute tee, but do we wear them under suits? Really? Am I just really super-old that I can’t do a Gap tee-shirt under a suit?
Try it on the weekend or something (sometime when you won’t feel uncomfortable). Honestly, I feel so put together when I wear them under suits because everything is covered, I’m comfortable, there’s a pop of color, and my suit jackets always fit well over them. That said, when I wear tees, I tend to stick to more conservative jewelry and shoes, but I feel amazing. I can see how someone would feel less comfortable though.
The problem with high-necked blouses such as this is that they make busty girls look just really lumpy and large. So beware ladies. If you, like me, are busty, go for something that breaks up the plane of fabric across your breast and chest a little more.
Beware, my busty friends! Higher necked blouses (or T-shirts) like this have a tendency to make women with ample breasts look lumpy and large. A deeper scoop or V-neck neckline break up all that fabric across your chest a little better. Notice that the model in the photo is probably not even a B-cup and it looks great on her.