Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fit to a Tee

It's not often I pay tribute to - or even wear - a humble t-shirt, but Gap has stepped up its game.

Does anyone remember Gap's tees of yesteryear? The cotton was nearly as thick as the brand's signature denim. And the v-neck version barely swooped below the collarbone. It may have been a classic, but sometimes the past is better left in the past.

And that's exactly what Gap did this season. The brand launched a revamped line of the wardrobe staple, including this burnout tee. Let me tell you, this shirt feels luxurious - and far more expensive than it is.

I won't spend more than $20 on a t-shirt. And judging by the sale frequency of brands like James Perse, not many of you are willing to shell out big bucks for a simple tee either - no matter how luxe the fabric and drape. Thank goodness for luxury brands upping the style ante for something as simple as the t-shirt.

Outfit Notes: Gap Burnout Tee; LOFT Shorts; Banana Republic Bracelet; House of Harlow Bangle

23 comments:

  1. ohhhh man, these humble tshirts are my FAVORITE. i bought the best grey Vneck from Zara - and I want to live in it. I just feel feminine, laid back and i love it :)

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  2. Girl I see you in that HOH bangle. Work it!

    That being said, I remember way back when I worked at the Gap and they made the best v-necks...then they just stopped.

    It's so great to see this back. It looks terrific on you.

    Although I have to say JP has my heart. He pretty much has carte blanche over the drawer, but there's always a corner reserved for Gap...they have a special place in my heart.

    -Carrie :)

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  3. Excited to try the new Gap shirts. You look great!

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  4. That tee looks super comfy!!! xoxo

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  5. You are so right about Gap. I never used to set foot in there, but these days, I am finding stuff there I like! I am going to have to look for this tee next time I am in Athens.

    http://www.fashion-butter.com/

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  6. I recently visited my nearby Gap and found so many pieces to take home with me! I have been more impressed with them lately as well!

    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  7. Noooooooo, out of stock...I'm crying now!

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  8. Oooh yea, that tshirt is awesome!! I'm even cheaper than you, I hate paying over $10...haha
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love a v neck tee - so flattering!
    The tissue thin ones are comfortable, and gap constantly puts them on sale!!

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  10. boy, you can just see that that tee is super soft. i'll need to check 'em out. i adore soft, slightly oversized T-shirts.

    somehotdishes.blogspot.com

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  11. I used to work at the Gap and have a few of their old tees knocking around. I liked them a while back, but I can't remember why. They were too short, boxy, and the hems came undone if you looked in their direction. Your shirt looks far more expensive and soft (like those Threads 4 Less tees I mentioned in my last post). I might have to give the Gap another shot!

    carriebradshawmademedoit.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for the report! Can't wait to check out GAP again!

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  13. I purchased a couple of their Ts a few days ago when they were $10! Love them!!

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  14. Awesome! I haven't been in Gap in ages, but I may just have to pay them a visit!

    There's nothing in this world like a good t-shirt. :)

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  15. Love humble tshirts and GAP really did well with this one...You look beautiful:) I have a few and I adore how they look:)

    Kisses, darling

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  16. I havent been into Gap lately, I love a great inexpensive tee. Thanks for the review! xo

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  17. I love Gap tees!:D Comfy and simple.:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

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  18. I heard about these Tees! Will definitely be trying them- you look fantastic!

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  19. gosh i need to get me some basics like that :)
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx
    (don't forget to enter the giveaway while you're there!)

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  20. I haven't quite found a perfectly fitting t-shirt yet. (And I'm convinced it's different for everyone.) But I know it's out there... :)

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  21. I agree — it's nice to see brands like GAP come through with quality basics. And since American Apparel is slowly going out of business, it's good to know we have another place to go for things like this. —Not only does that shirt look comfy, but you look super sexy in it.

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  22. You have such a gorgeous smile and you look amazing in this casual outfit! xoxo

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