My fabulous Gap ‘basics’

I do love my ‘basics’. They pretty much see me through the mornings when I can’t think beyond making a cup of tea to wake myself up from the never-ending mum fog! 

It’s never easy to find good quality, but not overly pricey items that will last a good few years. Next are a pretty good bet, but for me it’s Gap for my go-to place. 

I was in desperate need of stocking up on vests for the summer (which I really hope will be happening this year…) and I went for grey, black and white, all in different styles. 

Linen scoop tank//Gap//£10.47

Styled with:

Skinny rip jeans//New Look//(old – similar here)




Cotton club swing tank//Gap//£14.95

Styled with:

Black harems//Next//(past season – similar here)




Modern cami//Gap//£9.07

Styled with:

Blue stripe pom pom scarf//Next//£18

Skinny rip jeans//New Look//(old – similar here)




Basics are also a great way to wear patterned and printed scarves in the summer. I recently picked up this lovely scarf from Next. It must be pretty popularly it was the last one left in the store (or so I was told!). I do love a good stripe, and the coral pom poms are my favourite colour for the summer (link above). 


I tend to find Gap sizing comes up slightly on the bigger side, so the small size fits me perfectly in these tops. 

I just have to mention these fab socks I found in New Look. £5 for three pairs at the moment. They keep me pretty happy when I look down, and Arthur is amused by the fact that I have dinosaurs on my feet! 


Still loving the cactus prints as well: 


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  • Joanna
    June 4, 2016

    I’m right with you! I’ve just bought the swing tanks, t shirts and soft spun racer back dresses for my vacation- 40% off here too! X

    • ArthursMum
      June 7, 2016

      I know, they always have great sales and discounts! x

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