A New Look at Old Navy

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Disclaimer: I partnered with Old Navy Riverchase for this, but opinions are my own. 

When I think of Old Navy, the first thing that comes to mind is not usually career wear. I do purchase work clothes there on occasion, but I’m usually looking for casual, cute weekend wear. Or clothes for the kids, of course. But Old Navy has really stepped up its game the past few seasons! I’m looking at them in a whole new light and I’m getting the same feedback from a lot of my “insta-friends.”

So, when my local Old Navy at Riverchase Galleria reached out to me for this collaboration, I immediately thought of focusing a blog post on workwear.

Here are some of the looks I put together. Now, remember… this is buddingfashionista.com…NOT perfectlystyledfashionista.com. I stuck with some of the styling methods I know, but I also tried to experiment as well. Some looks worked better than others. And at Old Navy prices, they just can’t be beat! Please note, prices are indicative of Veterans Day sales. They are subject to change. 

I thought this was quintessential workwear: blazer, shell, pencil skirt. The clutch may not be as practical for work, but you can’t deny it adds a certain chic-ness!    blazer ($20) // top ($12) // pencil skirt ($17) // fold-over clutch ($17) // shoes are mine 

Now this look, it was one of my faves! I love paring chunky knits with skater skirts. And I love olive and burgundy together! However, my older sister gave this ensemble a thumbs down. So I posted it to Instagram with the caption “this is a test…” I was seeing if anyone would leave feedback–good or bad–and got none! It received plenty of likes, just no comments. I decided, I don’t care what anyone thinks, if the outfit makes me feel good, I’m wearing it! 

  funnel neck coat ($35) // textured boat neck sweater ($29) // fit and flare skirt ($24) // sueded bootie ($32)

This jersey fit and flare dress is a closet must-have for its versatility alone. I paired it with a blazer to make it more office-appropriate. But it would be adorable with boots and a scarf! I would also order a tall length for myself (in 5’8″). 

  blazer ($20) // swing dress ($15)

The next trapeze top and Harper cropped pants were actually in different departments. But I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try the “matching set” trend! A camel blazer would be a perfect addition to make it more season appropriate. Side note: these Harper pants are relatively new to Old Navy. They are a great alternative to their popular Pixie crops if you want a little more breathing room!
Harper pant ($27) // trapeze top ($17) 

I looove me some colorblocking, so I was immediately drawn to this pink and orange sweater. I thought it would be fun to pair it with red Pixie crops and tone it down with black accessories. The tote is actually reversible (black/red) which gives you more bang for your buck!

sweater ($15) // Pixie pant ($27) // Infinity scarf ($15) // reversible tote ($30)
The picture doesn’t do this next coat justice. It’s an open, wrap coat that is totally on trend right now. I wore it over a cowl neck sweater dress that I LOVE! Again, I’d opt for a tall length here. 

belted wrap coat  ($59) // cowl neck sweater dress ($15) // knee boots ($44)

The pixie pant returns and pairs perfectly with this trapeze top. Add a blazer for a more polished look. 


I really loved the unique colors and pattern of this jacket–so much, I styled it twice! Once for a casual Friday look with coated denim and again with the same pencil skirt from earlier.  
  striped collarless jacket ($49) // coated jeggings ($32)


This was definitely experimental! I love pattern mixing and I think these compliment each other ok. But I probably should’ve styled the scarf differently. You could always ditch the scarf and try an open front cardigan (which are only $10 for a few more hours!) 
floral dress ($29) // buckle boots ($49)
I did throw in a few weekend looks that could apply to the working woman. I couldn’t resist considering they have such great, versatile fall pieces!

This embroidered-front dress was so cute! I styled it twice as well. I immediately thought to pair it with brown boots. Maybe it’s not exactly workwear but the long cardigan and belt help dress it up a little…I think! 

Shift dress ($42) // long cocoon cardigan ($29) // boots (previously linked)
This was my favorite look of the two. The long cardigan is so hot right now! You probably need one!  long cardigan ($39) // dress, boots previously posted  


And finally, I couldn’t end without some plaid scarf action! All the rage right now! I used it to bring together the colors in the Orange sweater and forest green Rock Star skinnies. 


textured boatneck sweater  ($29) // frost free vest ($20) // Rock star skinnies ($30) // plaid scarf $22)

As you can see, the prices are pretty amazing! You can thank a veteran for that! Most prices are good through Veterans Day, including 40% off $100 purchase.  PLUS two amazing ONE-DAY deals: 

  • the $25 Peacoat!!! Select peacoats will be on the sale Saturday before Veterans Day!!
  • the $20 Frost-free jacket!!! Also available the same day!! 

Kaitlin Harris manages the Riverchase Galleria location and can assist with any in-store sales! So, if there is anything sold out. She can track one down for you. Just call (205) 403-2815 with any questions! 

Thanks for reading and Happy Shopping! 


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