WalletPop wants to help you keep your closet full of fun while still stretching your dollar. So once a week, WalletPop will show you the current best bang for 100 shopping bucks. First up: versatile pieces worth splurging on at Gap.
Fashion Week can mess with your perspective a little. After watching an eight-day parade of feathers, fur and fuzzy warm looks meant for Fall 2010, it's easy to forget that spring is on the way.
But the big thaw will be here before you know it. In preparation, Gap is introducing a collection of simply rendered, wear-everywhere basics that will take you from April to August with ease.
And for a limited time, they're 25% off in stores and online (with use of discount code GAPNEW25 -- which applies to everything under the "New Arrivals" category).
An irresistible discount, timeless looks: shopping this sale is a no-brainer. Just do it before Sunday, Feb. 21, when the markdown ends. Below, your best bets for a $100 total.
Start with the pin-tucked white tunic ($59.50, $44.62 after discount). Once you own this, you may not take it off all season. It can go over leggings when it's cold, shorts when it's warm; under a vest or over a long-sleeved tee.
Black and gold accessories are everywhere this spring (just ask the overlord of online chic, Shopbop). But this bangle will still look stylish after the trend has faded ($16.50, $12.37 after discount).
THE IMPULSE BUY:
Nothing says spring like flowers. These painted tees ($28, $21.01 after discount) are a breath of fresh air -- and they're Product RED, so a portion of the price goes to a good cause.
Your total: $104. I went a little over -- so skip the after-shopping Starbucks.
If you spend 100 bucks: Gap spring basics at 25% off