"My personal style is a lot about looking sleek, stylish and comfortable," says Anni Tai, a calligraphy designer and artist. "I like people to just be themselves; to wear garments rather than have garments wear them."
Pairing the white eyelet victorian top with a pair of Original 1969 best girlfriend shorts, she gets exactly the look she wants: down to earth and unpretentious.
Mother/daughter blogging duo Sai De Silva and London Scout love playful layers for fall style. Wrapping a sweater around the waist creates a tomboy chic look for London—perfect for cool back-to-school style. Mother Sai says, “Stripes are a neutral in my mind. I also layer the plaid for a little pattern mixing.” How do you #DoYou?
How do you #DoYou? For artist Oroma Elewa, it’s about “fearless deliberate choices that thoroughly speak to who one is, evolving without reserve, living unapologetically.” When it comes to style and denim, it’s important for her to show her sensibilities and curiosities and aesthetics.
TV host and radio announcer Oh Zooey gives off a tough chick vibe, but beneath it all, she values comfort the most. "Gap has always been a very relaxed and casual brand to me. So I feel it fits perfectly into my wardrobe."
When Zooey is not busy on TV or live on radio, she likes to start the day by choosing a key piece that she wants to wear and styling around that. "I start off with one piece of clothing I want to wear for the day and build my outfit from there. It actually all depends on the vibe I'm going for that day." For a casual afternoon spent at a local café with friends, she pairs a 1969 denim wrap dress with leather shoes to show a softer vibe; a more feminine side.
Artist Oroma Elewa is always open to new color, print, and texture when it comes to her clothing. Even when being adventurous and unexpected, her personal style reflects a feeling: the mood in Annaud’s The Lover, of Sembene’s Black Girl, Jean Depard's images of nightlife in old Kinshasa, the mood of uniformed schools in Nigeria, of the ‘60s in Lagos, the list goes on… How do you #DoYou?
Nigerian-born New Yorker Oroma Elewa is an artist at her core. While working in styling, photography, design, and art direction, she thrives on visual stories. Even still, Oroma keeps sustainability in mind when selecting her denim for her personal style. To her, choosing Gap’s sustainable denim means contributing to positive action for our environment.
Autumn is one of Nova Kate's favourite times of year: "a time for walking in the park to catch the last of the warm sunlight, and embracing a more cozy style."
For Kate, a blogger and museum worker in Saint Petersburg, that means some of her most-loved Gap essentials – turtlenecks and True Skinny denim jeans ("I spend 70% of my life in jeans," she admits). And taking inspiration from her work in a museum, where the space harmoniously combines different displays in one style, she adds a hat and patterned blanket to complete her look.
"Gap represents what I aim to be - comfortable, stylish and never trying too hard," says student and photographer Reggy Alexander.
So it's no surprise that blue is a familiar colour in his wardrobe. Dressing a vintage blue stripe pocket tee with embroidered everyday shorts, and finished with a 1969 chambray worker shirt, Reggy has a style that's good to go in five minutes: perfect for student life.
Fashion stylist Samantha Francis has a t-shirt obsession: "I love the basic t-shirts from Gap. They have numerous cuts and different fabrics. I've collected a whole pile - high neck, round neck, v-neck, vintage, slightly see through - you name it."
Inspired by the festival season, she paired a vintage-look USA Gap tee with flared jeans. "This is all about feeling casual and comfortable. What goes better with a vintage T-shirt than flared pants, and messy hair to create a more bohemian look. I also love to tie my t-shirt in a knot from the front to give that little styling touch."
Cut-off denim shorts, sweatshirts, and white sneakers are wardrobe staples that can be worn many ways and personalized with accessories. Model Melodie Monrose loves how Gap reinvents the classics in a fresh, comfortable way every season.
How do you do you? “Wear what makes you happy, no matter what people think. If you love it and feel great in it, then do you!” says Melodie.
Photographer Reggy Alexander is a student in Jakarta, and when on campus, he likes to keep things simple: "I place emphasis on simplicity, but yet maintain a stylish and fresh look."
His styling advice? "It is all about pairing and mixing things up; focusing on one basic colour first and layering it up accordingly." Taking a navy Gap short sleeve pocket tee as the foundation, he paired it with a matching plaid shirt and neutral striped shorts for that perfect campus look.
Brittany pairs her relaxed denim blazer with straight fit frayed jeans and classic white trainers.
"For those early mornings or late evenings a linen jacket is the perfect throw on to protect you from the coastal breeze. During the winter I live in black and white but in summer I like to play around with colour more, and this summer is no exception with the introduction of khaki in my wardrobe. The sandy cliffs of the North Norfolk create the perfect background for this earthy tone of green."
When she's not blogging, Brittany works as a full-time Visual Merchandiser. When it comes to her personal style, she knows what she likes. "I like to keep the foundations of my outfits simple and then introduce subtle playful contrasts. I start with a great pair of denim and work from there, I love to play around with dressing denim up or down."
Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette reinterpret a nostalgic bold striped sweater through today’s modern lens. Reminiscent of ‘90s hip hop style and a culture that inspires their work every day, the Softspun knit ringer pullover is a favorite.
“Express yourself and your identity through clothing, music, and your own unique approach to life,” they say. How do you do you?
"Denim plays a massive role in my wardrobe. It's a must-have for long days of photo-shoots and running around on prep days. Fit and comfort are key."
Working as a fashion stylist in Dubai, Samantha Francis loves to change up her look and not stick to one style. "Being a fashion stylist is very exciting as you keep on discovering news ways to wear your clothes."
Taking her Gap 1969 denim wrap dress, she wanted to create a relaxed look. "I kept the ropy belt untied for a looser fit and I tied the top strap around my neck for a boho choker effect. This makes it very casual, and the glittery sandals make it even more fun."
Cipriana Quann of Urban Bush Babes and her boyfriend, photographer Terry Gates, love to incorporate ‘70s flair into their style. They put their own spin on this fall’s Gap x (RED) collection. Cipriana’s fall style is all about layering, so she pairs a classic denim jacket over her Gap x (RED) scoop cami, while Terry adds a few accessories to bring his own style to the Gap x (RED) graphic crewneck sweatshirt.
To them, #DoYou means “be yourself, let your inner confidence shine through.”
Want to pull off bold colour? Easy: Pair it with white and denim. “This skirt has been with me since I was 14. I've worn it so many times I can't count!” says model Melodie Monrose. Here, she makes her mustard yellow mini even better by pairing it with Gap’s Eyelet Victorian Top and 1969 denim shirt jacket.
Classics like these are also perfect for showing off your favourite vintage finds—another tip from Melodie. “I love accessorizing with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces,” she says. “My style is a mix of high and low.”
"Denim plays a huge part in my wardrobe," says Kelly Misa, a model and lifestyle blogger from Manila, "it just ties everything together and makes mixing and matching easier."
Pairing her Gap sleeveless denim button up shirt with some denim shorts creates an ideal outfit to stay cool in the Philippines' year-round summer climate. "My Gap denims have always been the most hardworking pieces in my closet - I use them all the time. That's how you know when you've made a good investment: when you wear something a lot. And Gap has never failed me in that sense."
Singer/songwriter Judith Hill knows how to make the most of her summer. For the musician, the season is all about “bike riding, warm night parties, sandals, ice cream cake, summer jam sessions.” And when she’s spending time in New Orleans, she loves grabbing a bite to eat at The Joint. “It’s a perfect little BBQ spot with a lot of personality,” she says.
When partaking in all of her favourite activities, Judith knows the exact summer look to wear. “The jean jacket and white dress has a very cheerful Americana look that is great for the summertime,” she says. “When I just want to relax in the park or at a restaurant, this is the perfect outfit.”
"I've been blogging for two years and full-time for a year. I use it as a platform to show people what I wear, how I style up my looks and to follow my travels around the world."
Joey London mixes smart classic looks with a touch of laid back cool to express his signature style. "I never stick to just one style. I like to experiment with my looks. Being able to work with a number of different brands lets me express my style in different ways."
For his collaboration with Gap, Joey chose two looks which encompass who he is and what his style is. "I went with one smart look, and one casual one to showcase the different aspects of my personal style. These gap sun wash stencil logo sweats are perfect for the everyday, and great if you're running around doing errands all day."
Singer/songwriter Judith Hill was born with a melody in her bones. “I'm a soul singer born and raised in Los Angeles,” she says. “I grew up in a musical family, as both of my parents are musicians. I studied music composition in college and went on to perform around the world after school.”
Recently, performing has brought her to the vibrant city of New Orleans. When in NoLa, her favourite activity is to take a swamp tour. “It is so beautiful and a healing experience,” she says. And in a city that thrives on its food culture, Judith definitely has her favourite spot to chow down. “Shaya is a wonderful restaurant with really great Israeli food! The hummus and pita is a must.”
As she makes her way around the Louisiana city, Judith relies on the perfect outfit for style and ease. “This look is comfortable and casual, yet easily dressed up and ready for the parties because of the hat,” Judith says. “I love complementing simple looks with accent pieces. It brings the look together in a very powerful way.”
"Nothing says summer quite like white on white." Blogger and Visual Merchandiser Brittany Bathgate pairs her Gap Slouch overalls with a boyfriend tee and sliders for a day on the promenade." The rows of colourful beach huts make the perfect backdrop for this all white outfit. Overalls are the perfect fun throw on for a day on the go or exploring. Styling them couldn't be easier as pretty much anything goes."
Brittany has an everyday go-to style, "I tend to gravitate towards boyfriend fits, boxy shapes and clean lines. In my job I am constantly on my feet, traveling up and down the country. I wear always clothes that are comfortable, but never boring."
When the temperature rises in summer, Isabel Tan has a go-to look: her 1969 Best Girlfriend shorts and a basic tee. "I spent a couple of days at the countryside this summer living in denim and lightweight tees."
As well as being a quick and easy look, she loves how "a simple pair of distressed denim shorts can add an edge to the entire outfit, when I go to pick flowers in the garden or take the dogs out to play."