Literally Everything Is 40% Off In This Friends & Family Sale — & Insiders Are Stocking Up

Covetable seasonal styles, all massively marked down — for a limited time.

by Andrea Gale
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There are sales, and then there are sales. The Friends & Family Event from Gap is definitely the latter. From March 14 to March 20, the iconic purveyor of Americana chic is offering 40% off everything, and a whopping 50% off all dresses. If you’re looking for an excuse to get started on a seasonal refresh or to fill any pesky gaps in your closet, consider this sale your call to action: from workwear to swimwear to all the breezy new drops in Gap’s Linen Shop, this is the perfect time to pounce.

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Gap’s timeless, wearable styles — many of which are rendered in luxe linen fabrics that complement the full array of skin tones — look like they should cost three times as much, so it’s easy to see why fashion insiders are taking advantage of the limited-time-only Friends & Family Event. The sitewide 40% discount includes everything from the latest seasonal drops to everyday best-sellers. Most notably, Gap’s Linen Shop is filled with versatile pieces you can use to build a timeless capsule wardrobe: Separates like a tailored pair of high-waist trousers to pair with a matching fitted vest, or an effortless cargo midi skirt that you’ll want to live in when temps heat up. And then there are the dresses — the dresses. While the sale lasts, all dress offerings — from seasonally on-trend denim to vacation-ready crocheted frocks — are half off.

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This Friends & Family Event runs through March 20, and you won’t want to miss your chance to infuse your spring and summer wardrobe with these expensive-looking (but secretly affordable) finds. There’s no code necessary, but you will want to act fast because these covetable styles are all but guaranteed to sell out quickly.

This Linen Button-Down For Your Capsule Wardrobe

A proper capsule wardrobe needs at least one classic button-down shirt, and this version is rendered in luxe linen in a relaxed boyfriend fit that you can toss on with just about anything in your closet. The button-down features a notch collar and patch-front pocket, and hits at the hip. Tuck it into denim, tie it at the waist over slip dresses, layer it over turtlenecks when the weather turns chilly — it’s a true wardrobe essential.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 10

This Reimagined Classic Shirtdress

A belted tie at the waist adds definition and structure to this button-down shirtdress, a reimagined classic with cuffed cap sleeves. The A-line silhouette flares slightly from the waist, billowing to a below-the-knee length; it’s a dress that walks the line between tailored and casual, the airy linen-blend contributing to the laid-back yet elevated appeal. It’s a natural choice during hot weather, but don’t put it away when temps drop — the versatile style would look so chic layered over a turtleneck and paired with tall boots.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 4

An On-Trend Fitted Denim Midi

The laid-back look of denim overalls combines with an adorable fitted sundress in this hybrid midi dress, which features a button front that leads to an apron neck and wide tank straps. The look is effortlessly casual, and, thanks to the close fit, still easy to dress up. Patch front pockets at the hip and finished belt loops add structure and definition, while the fabric is blended with a hint of stretch so you can move comfortably.

Available sizes: 00 — 20 | Available colors: 1

A Pair Of Pleated Trousers With An Effortless Feel

While these trousers would make an ideal addition to your work wardrobe — the pleated front, fitted high waist, and wide leg are perfectly polished — you can wear far beyond just the office. Featuring a concealed hook and bar closure with slant front pockets and back welt pockets, the linen blend fabric is relaxed enough to dress down on days off; simply add a pair of sneakers and a casual tee.

Available sizes: 00 — 20 | Available colors: 5

This Button-Down Vest With So Many Styling Options

Wear it unbuttoned over a T-shirt, or button it up and wear it as a standalone top — this vest comes with loads of styling potential. Crafted from a lightweight linen and cotton blend in a close fit that hits at the hip, it can be worn with virtually every piece in Gap’s linen collection, in addition to your existing wardrobe. This V-neck vest is sure to turn heads, but in an effortless, “Oh, I just tossed this on,” kind of way.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 4

This Crocheted Mini Dress With French Girl Vibes

Toss on this cotton mini dress and pretend you’re Jane Birkin; the crew neck, short-sleeved shift silhouette, and crocheted fabric give major French girl vibes. It features a pullover design, with a scalloped hem that hits above the knee. Use the peekaboo texture to play around with coverage; a pretty matching bra and panty set would look adorable peeping through.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 4

These Y2K-Inspired Cargo Pants

With early aughts style so sought after, these linen-blend pants are a must-have, taking on the trend with roomy cargo pockets and and a wide-leg fit. Featuring two additional side pockets and a drawstring waist that sits low on the hip, these pants are perfect for pairing with your crop tops —or, for a relaxed workplace look, wear with a button-down shirt and loafers.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 4

A Cropped Cami You’ll Wear With Everything

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If your wardrobe is in need of a versatile, wear-with-everything shirt, consider this linen-blend top; the minimal design features a cropped length, square neck, and slender adjustable spaghetti straps that can easily be styled for both day and nighttime looks. A smocked back keeps the silhouette fitted yet comfortable; whether you’re wearing it with baggy jeans or ‘90s-inspired midi skirt, this tank is sure to become a go-to.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 3

A Must-Have Midi Slip Dress

File this rayon-blend midi slip dress under wardrobe must-haves. Featuring a V-neckline with adjustable spaghetti straps, the classic and minimal silhouette can work with virtually any aesthetic. In a nonrestrictive fit that sits close to the body, with a slight flare at the waist, there’s a side slit that extends to just above the knee. The rare piece that can work for date night or a casual day of errands, once you welcome this dress into your wardrobe, you may wonder how you ever did without it.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 3

A Pair Of Linen-Blend Shorts You Can Dress Up Or Down

Whether your plans are casual or dressy, you’ll want to have these shorts on deck. Featuring high side pockets and tailored-looking details like belt loops and a pleated front, the luxe linen blend fabric drapes in a relaxed fit to hit at the top of the thigh, for a look that’s polished — but not overly formal. Dress down with a T-shirt and sandals, or for a laid-back night out, dress up with heels and a silk tank.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 4

A Sporty Mini Dress That’s Workout-Ready

Crafted from a soft and ultra-stretchy brushed jersey that wicks moisture away from the skin, this dress is designed to withstand your sweatiest workouts — it even has built-in shorts so you can comfortably move with plenty of coverage. The pull-on design features racerback tank straps, a square neckline, and a mini skirt that hits at the top of the thigh — this is a sporty-cute dress that takes aesthetics every bit as seriously as athletics.

Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large | Available colors: 3

Once you’ve finished shopping this edit, peruse Gap’s other offerings to round out your seasonal infusion of fresh finds. From wardrobe staple tees, tanks, denim, and accessories, the brand brims with incredible pieces — and this generous sale doesn’t hurt one bit.

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