I can admit this freely: My wardrobe lately is almost exclusively leggings and sweatshirts. Granted, I do lean towards cute leggings and sweatshirts whenever possible, but still. I feel a little sad for the lonely ankle boots in my closet, waiting for pandemic life to be over so they can accompany me to an evening of dinner and dancing. This earnest dive into loungy comfort has put a slight strain on my rotation. Thankfully, I have an Old Navy sale and Old Navy Super Cash to help me stock up on more winter basics without draining my wallet.
Super Cash works a bit like Kohl’s Cash or Macy’s Money. You earn it by making a purchase and then use it like cash. Old Navy Super Cash is somewhat less generous than Kohl’s Cash though — Old Navy enforces a minimum purchase of $75 to use my $30 Super Cash, while Kohl’s has no minimum purchase. Both Kohl’s and Old Navy require you to use your credits during a specific window of time — and for Old Navy, that window is this weekend.
The Super Cash was an unexpected perk from an Old Navy activewear purchase I made a few weeks ago. Specifically, I ended up with a knot-front, long-sleeved workout top, a cowlneck sweatshirt tunic, plus a few pieces for my husband. The entire six-piece purchase totaled $98, and also gave me $30 in Super Cash. Frankly, I don’t see how the economics of that work out for Old Navy, but I suppose that’s not my problem. My problem is figuring out how best to spend that Super Cash before it expires.
Not-so-coincidentally, Old Navy is also having a 50% off sitewide sale during Super Cash weekend. That’s the perfect storm of opportunity for a budget fashionista like me who needs to stock up on winter basics. Read on for a look at what I’ve got my eye on now — 10 cute and cozy on-sale pieces priced under $50 each.
Top Picks from Old Navy Sale
1. Zip-front jacket ($32)
I love Sherpa jackets, because they keep you warm without bulking you up. And they feel so, so soft to the touch. This one is available in eight color options, but my pick is the sugar coral, a pinky peach that’ll brighten up any gloomy winter day. Alternatively, you could go more traditional with beige or brown, or take a walk on the wild side with a burgundy camo. Choose from regular, tall, and petite sizing too. Pop this cute number on over jeans, joggers, leggings, whatever. The pretty color will even take the attention away from an old pair of white sweats if that’s your go-to bottom at the moment.
2. Jersey leggings ($12)
Jersey leggings for $12, available in something other than black? Yes, please. Try olive, mocha, navy, or two shades of red. Also gray and black are options if you don’t already have your fill of those. Note that these Old Navy leggings are lightweight and high-waisted . According to user reviews, they’re not thick or supportive — so I’d wear them around the house, or as a layer under distressed denim or a warmer jogger. Tangent: Sadly, I’ve already resorted to wearing multiple pairs of pants and we’re not even close to the coldest of winter temps.
3. Striped sweater ($28)
On the days when a plain top doesn’t feel like enough, a simple stripe is an easy fix. The contrast here adds a lot of brightness to this sweater, even while it maintains its neutrality and versatility. Easily wear this sweater with black or dark grey denim — even mom jeans if you have a belt — for a look that’s down-to-earth without being boring. This style is also available in several solid color options.
4. Crew neck sweatshirt ($27)
If your sweatshirt collection is feeling too drab, try mixing things up with a patterned sweatshirt — same level of comfort and warmth, with a somewhat more interesting color palette. It’s a perfect partner for any casual bottom, from leggings to jeans. There’s also a pink tie-dye, blue floral, and several solid color options. Sizes available include regular, tall, and petite.
5. Crew neck sweatshirt ($28)
A retro logo over a bright yellow is an unexpected twist to the old fleece sweatshirt. Thanks to soft fabric combined with a relaxed fit, you can tuck this sweatshirt or wear it out. The hemline falls below the waist, so if you don’t tuck, lean towards your more fitted bottoms so your look stays put together. This top is also available with a cream background and star pattern, faded red, blue floral, and cream floral. My pick is the yellow, though faded pink version is a close second.
6. Flannel pajamas ($35)
Flannel pajamas are a must in winter, but these days they can double as daytime wear. Choose from 12 fun patterns, ranging from black-and-red flannel to Christmas elves. The two-piece set comes at an easy price point of $35, which feels like a steal.
7. Joggers ($28)
Joggers became the work uniform of choice this year for so many who transitioned from office work to work-from-home. The fun thing about this style is that it can easy be worn with upgraded tops — and not because your coworkers only see you from the waist up. They literally look great with a huge variety of top styles. Someday, when we all have a reason to wear heels again, you could pair these with an upgraded shoe, too. Don’t believe me? Take a look here.
8. Plaid shirt ($28)
While the plaid scarf maybe waned in popularity over the last couple years, the plaid shirt has stepped up as a winter mainstay. These tops look fabulous as a middle layer — slip on a t-shirt underneath and a neat puffy vest over the top. You’ll be warm and casually chic. Choose from 10 different plaid styles and multiple size options.
9. Plush long-sleeved t ($20)
Camo has really grown on me over the past few years. Back in 2015, I would have said no way to anything camo — but somehow now I own a pair of camo leggings and I adore this casual camo top. It’s one of those patterns that offers visual interest, but is also quite versatile. Match it with bottoms that are navy, denim, burgundy, or charcoal gray. You could even experiment with some brights here for a touch of the unexpected.
10. Fuzzy crew socks ($5)
I have a box of fuzzy socks in my attic somewhere — but in the meantime, picking up at least one of these $5 fuzzies is a no-brainer. These have a claw pattern, but you also have your choice of Santa Claus prints, pug prints, Christmas trees, and plaids.