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What to Buy at Old Navy

Old Navy just continues to kill it.

If you’re a women over 40, you know the struggle to find cute clothes that feel youthful and stylish.

I don’t think I ask for too much, just a shirt that covers my belly, pants that fit, quality that lasts past the first wash and a size range that works for the majority of women.

What to Buy at Old Navy

Old Navy’s new arrivals feature easy silhouettes, in pretty colors, at prices that cannot be beat, including white jeans I stalked all last season, a sweatshirt alternative, a chic spring coat and a floral blouse on sale for only $8. You read that right.

What to Buy at Old Navy

Open-Stitch Sweater

I have a similar sweater, in black, that I bought from Banana Republic Factory last year and it made for a fabulous summer outfit paired with white jeans.

This one is available in six colors, including a beautiful sky blue and an orange called “sunset”.

In sizes regular, tall and petite in XS – 4X for $44.99.

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Open-Stitch Sweater

Old Navy

$44.99

Fit & Flare Rib-Knit Maxi Dress

This won’t be for everyone, but styled with a knee high boots and a killer bag this dress could be fantastic.

It has rave reviews, and comes in three colors, but if you want this one to look high end stick to the gray.

Available in petite, tall and regular in XS – 4X for only $25.

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Fit & Flare Rib-Knit Maxi Dress

Old Navy

$25.00

High-Waisted Wow Straight Jeans

I bought their white straight leg jeans last year and they sold out before I could share them with you. So if you are looking for an affordable pair, consider these.

I would recommend going down a size, even if they are snug when you first put them on they will stretch.

Available in sizes 0 – 30 in regular, petite and tall. I typically don’t take the tall size (even though I am 5’10) but here I did because the regulars looked like I shrunk my pants.

They should just skim your ankle.

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High-Waisted Wow Straight Jeans

Old Navy

$23.99

SoSoft Collared Sweater

Their SoSoft Collared Sweater is more like a sweatshirt, which I like. The collar detail elevates is just enough so if traditional sweatshirts feel too bulky you’l like this option.

It is a cotton blend, available in eight colors, in regular, tall and petite in XS – 4X. I took the medium.

Looks great with jeans (like the Gap Factory Baby Boot Cuts) or sweatpants.

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SoSoft Collared Sweater

Old Navy

$44.99

Oversized Button-Down Boyfriend Shirt

I LOVE this button down, especially in the red stripe, paired with your white summer bottoms, like straight jeans or over a white tank and shorts.

Available in a range of sherbert-colored stripes, in regular, tall and petite in XS – 4X, on sale for $27.99.

This is oversized so go down one for a more traditional fit. I took the medium and it’s still full but not huge.

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Oversized Button-Down Boyfriend Shirt

Old Navy

$27.99

Water-Resistant Hooded Utility Jacket

For about $40 you can get this chic and sophisticated water-resistant spring jacket.

If you bought this at Nordstrom they would charge $200.

Available in a light brown and this cream color (below) either color would be a fantastic neutral, I happen to like the cream a little bit more.

In all sizes, regular, tall and petite, in XS – 4X, this will sell out quickly.

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Water-Resistant Hooded Utility Jacket

Old Navy

$41.99

 

Oversized Vintage Tunic Sweatshirt

When it comes to athlesuire (90% of what I wear at home) I stick to neutral colors.

It looks more sophisticated AND it’s easier to mix and match – I basically want to be able to get dressed in the dark.

So I picked up their Vintage Tunic Sweatshirt in gray and bone ( you have seven colors to choose from), in sizes regular, petite and tall in XS – 4X, I took the medium.

I like how it is styled below, with a white tee peaking out for the collar, add your layered necklaces, a pair of leggings and these best selling sneakers (in white/black) for a polished and pulled together casual look.

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Oversized Vintage Tunic Sweatshirt

Old Navy

$24.99

High-Waisted Playa Wide-Leg Pants

Remember, we’re pretending it’s already spring to manage our seasonal depression, and what better way to welcome the season than with some pops of pink.

These pants have a wide leg, high waist and flat front, with elastic at the back.

Available in regular, petite and tall, in XS – 4X. I would wear these with flats and you want them to fit you like a full length trouser, so either hem these so the graze or break at the top of your foot, or take the talls and alter if needed.

These are only special in the pink, the patterns offered are terrible, they are also available in black or navy, in all sizes, regular, tall and petite, in XS – 4X.

They look like something you would find at Boden but for a fraction of the price.

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High-Waisted Playa Wide-Leg Pants

Old Navy

$27.99

Waist-Defined Ruffle-Trim Floral Top

Most Old Navy prints are horrible, truly horrible. And they are so specific that you will see yourself coming and going.

But I like this one for spring, and, ladies, this top is only $8, fully in stock as we go live.

All sizes, regular, petite and tall, in XS – 4X. It’s pretty, looks like you found it at a little boutique, and with white bottoms or your light washed denim it’s a sweet going out top.

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Waist-Defined Ruffle-Trim Floral Top

Old Navy

$8.00
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Deanna

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

I'd love to see a holiday mini capsule! And that long sherpa coat is so much fun :)

Tracy Gray

Monday 31st of October 2022

I love the mini sweater dress. Perfect for the more relaxed family holiday events!

mary

Monday 4th of April 2022

I have been a fan of Old Navy for many years and I'm 57! Thanks to you, I have learned to mix their items with other brands to create a much more well rounded, classic style. I agree with you 85% of the time to skip their shoes but have had luck a few time thru the years with a great fake. I have a pair of "suede" heeled booties and a pair of "snake skinned" mules that I get many compliments on. I spend time with my husband in NY for work often and he even comments on how appropriate the mules look in NY.

Deanna

Monday 4th of April 2022

Just ordered the black midi dress, the sweater in yellow, and the white jeans. I picked up that shirred blouse in white and black last week, as well as the pink dress! I sized down in the blouse and got a medium instead of my usual large. Stuck with the large in the dress, but I think the cute little sleeves might drive me crazy, as they seem to slip down easily. Any tips for helping them stay up? Could a tailor tighten the elastic?

Christine

Monday 31st of January 2022

This post was worth reading for this line alone: "The goal is not to look like a bear mauled you." You crack me up. :-)

Dawn

Monday 31st of January 2022

I would LOVE to see some of the pieces & outfits on actual people - can we have a fashion show? I'm wearing a cardigan today & feel like I am looking VERY old-fashioned (like a school marm) instead of smart & on trend.

Megan Kristel

Monday 31st of January 2022

Are you in our Private Facebook Group? We share lots of real life pictures and everyone is happy to give kind, constructive feedback and tips.

Tracy Gray

Monday 13th of December 2021

I never think of old navy as a possible shipping site for clothes for myself. I have purchased items there before for my daughters So thank you for this!!

Jessica

Monday 13th of December 2021

I'm loving these joggers - especially since I'm WFH until July 2022. https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=6134910320003&cid=1179653&pcid=1031032&vid=1&nav=meganav%3AWomen+%26+Women%E2%80%99s+Plus%3AOld+Navy+Active%3AActivewear+Bottoms#pdp-page-content

Mary B.

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Summer! Bought two pairs of the high-waisted denim shorts from Old Navy and have been wearing them ALL THE TIME. With a nice top, on zoom, still for work every day...

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Perfect!

Tracy Gray

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

I love these ideas. Thank you. I’m going to order the wrap dress. I two work well for me this summer as I have several baby showers and bridal showers.

GLENDA D NORVILLE

Monday 26th of April 2021

Yes!! I own two of these longer sweatshirts; can't beat them for wearing over leggings. And you are spot on when you suggest adding these items to your higher-quality pieces to make fresh combos that look like a million bucks without spending them! Love this article. So. Much. :)

Tammy

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Thanks Megan! I ordered the jogger set in a light blue and it somehow (somehow it arrived today yet I'm still missing things I ordered in Dec lol) - it's sooo lovely and super soft! I just ordered a 2nd one in the oatmeal color, weekend dressing just got upgraded ;)

Anne

Monday 11th of January 2021

Thanks, Megan! I ordered the jogger set and a sweater.