Fall into the Gap?

Listen I don’t want to alarm anybody, but I might be shopping at the Gap this fall. The SND Duo has been flirting with the whole “back to basics” look for the past several months (not abandoning all flare, just engaging in a little light petting and hand-holding), and the Gap has got the basics down pizzat for the upcoming season.

They're clean, they're easy and they're foundational. What we love about basics is the liberty they give you to accessorize...with layers, color, jewelry, scarves ("so-called scarves" - heeeeey Miss Bruno!!!), head pieces, whatever blows your a-line skirt up.

There is a catch…it aint exactly cheap…and I’m a huge fan of Karl Lagerfeld’s assertion that one should either “Go either very cheap or very expensive. It's the middle ground that is fashion nowhere." The Gap doesn’t fit into this, it’s definitely more expensive than it should be, but not expensive enough to make it classy/vintage/super upscale expensive. I'd say it's roughly $20-$30 more than you'd spend at Forever 21 or H&M...but it probably lasts about 3 years longer.

If you can afford it, I say Godspeed, children. Dig for the basics, dress them up, and walk tall...cuz if you do it right, that's a basic recipe for "Basics" success.


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