22 Old Navy Wardrobe Essentials Our Editors Wear on Repeat
We're no strangers to combing through reviews when shopping for new clothes, but nothing beats a recommendation from a trusted friend and fellow POPSUGAR editor. After all, we spend hours a day being tempted by jackets, joggers, jumpsuits, and the list goes on, so when we finally click to purchase, we're more than happy to share our cherished finds with everyone in earshot.
One of our favorite retailers? Old Navy. The brand has the best affordable clothes to round out your wardrobe, from versatile closet staples like the bestselling High-Waisted OGC Chino Pants to on-trend finds like the ever-popular PowerChill Crossover Leggings. You can find us repping the brand in the office (see: the work pants you need, stat) and even on chilly nights out with friends (prepare to obsess over this cardigan coat).
To celebrate our love for the brand, we've rounded up a selection of 22 editor favorites from Old Navy, including everything from online exclusives and must-have denim to stylish workout clothes. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading for actual reviews and images of POPSUGAR staffers wearing their favorite pieces from the brand — and happy shopping!
— Additional reporting by Angela Elias
Best Collared Sweater
Old Navy Polo Sweater ($29, originally $50)
If you're searching for an incredibly soft sweater with a relaxed fit, this one scores high points for comfort and style. Our editor tested it out and is now convinced she needs it in all three colors. For more details, read this Old Navy Polo Sweater review.
What our editor said: "With its dropped shoulders and loose fit, this sweater is oversize coziness at its best but still manages to be flattering with its V neck, fashionable collar, and cuff sleeves. I like to tuck in the front to control the volume and keep it from looking sloppy. The material is a cotton-blend yarn that's so soft, you might find yourself absent-mindedly petting your arm." — Angela Elias, contributing editor, Commerce
Old Navy Long-Line Cardigan Coat ($42, originally $60)
It's rare to find a chic coat under $45, but this Old Navy option does the job. Our editor tested it out and attributes the shawl collar as being key to the coat's sophisticated look. Read all her thoughts about it in this Old Navy Long-Line Cardigan Coat review.
What our editor said: "I love the sophisticated silhouette of the Old Navy Long-Line Cardigan Coat. The shawl collar, in my opinion, elevates its appearance and adds to its allure. When I discovered it in the brand's new-arrivals section, I couldn't resist adding it to my virtual shopping cart, especially since similar styles elsewhere cost at least double the price." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Trouser Jeans
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Trouser Wide-Leg Jeans ($38, originally $55)
Between the wide legs, extra-high waist, and patch pockets, these jeans have a vintage feel and can easily be dressed up or down. Our editor tested them out and was amazed by how the touch of spandex made the extra-high waist comfortable, even when sitting for hours.
What our editor said: "The extra-high waistline is flattering and supportive without feeling constrictive. The pants are lightweight, soft, and stretchy, so I can move freely and feel comfortable, even when I'm crouching down, sitting for long periods, or running around with my kids at the park. They look amazing with cropped sweatshirts and boxy sweaters, and I can reach up or bend over without exposing my belly button or backside. Freedom!" — AE
Best Bomber Jacket
Old Navy Bomber Jacket ($45, originally $65)
The plaid print on this bomber jacket gives it a preppy twist. Our editor tested it out and fell in love with the soft and cozy material. Read all of her thoughts about the jacket in this Old Navy Bomber Jacket review.
What our editor said: "What I love about this bomber jacket is it's equal parts stylish and cozy. I've worn it numerous times, and without fail, I receive compliments every single time. It's crafted from soft-brushed twill and is thick enough to keep me warm, worn over a long-sleeved shirt or a sweater. My absolute favorite thing about it is its oversized fit, which gives it more of a cozy sweatshirt feel than a traditional jacket." — MP
Textured-Knit Pointy-Toe Ballet Flats ($22, originally $31)
These pointed ballet flats come in both tan and black. Our editor gushed about these shoes, describing them as "effortlessly comfortable." For more details and photos, read her in-depth Textured-Knit Pointy-Toe Ballet Flats review.
What our editor said: "Ask any fashion lover and they'll earnestly tell you: as much of a staple as ballet flats are, they're far from the most comfortable shoe you could own — let alone one you'd willingly wear out of the house all day or while you're commuting to work. Despite their reputation for being unsupportive and stiff, believe me when I tell you that these black flats have proven to be the exception in every way. The shoes are made from a breathable, textured-knit material that molds to your foot's shape, so it feels less like you're trying to squeeze your foot into a dense silhouette and more like you're sliding them into a classic slipper." — Kyley Warren, assistant editor, Commerce
Best Sweater Tank Top
Rib-Knit Sweater Tank Top ($12, originally $35)
Pair this rib-knit sweater tank with a cardigan in the same shade for an elegant way to layer up this fall and winter. Our editor opted for the pale-blue shade and hasn't regretted the choice. For more details and photos, read her Rib-Knit Sweater Tank Top review.
What our editor said: "What captivates me the most about the Old Navy Rib-Knit Sweater Tank Top is its exceptional quality. I was pleasantly surprised by its thickness and opacity, giving it a substantial and non-sheer look that feels truly luxurious. Despite its added weight, it remains incredibly comfortable, making it a versatile piece for the summer season. (I'm currently wearing it with a pair of denim shorts, and it's perfect!)" — MP
Best Cargo Pants
High-Waisted StretchTech Wide-Leg Cargo Pants ($19, originally $40)
These sleek and stretchy cargo pants couldn't be more comfortable, and the adjustable drawcord hems and waistline mean you can customize the fit and silhouette. Our editor tested them out and wrote about her experience in this High-Waisted StretchTech Wide-Leg Cargo Pants review.
What our editor said: "What I love most about these cargo pants is that they can be dressed up or down. I teamed them with my go-to white ribbed crop top and sandals to work from home, but I think they'd look just as good with a more elevated ensemble for a day (or night) on the town, like a thong heel and a coordinating cardigan set." — MP
Best Activewear Dress
Old Navy PowerSoft Sleeveless Shelf-Bra Support Dress ($42, originally $60)
This versatile activewear dress offers countless styling options, perfect for activities like pickleball sessions, hot girl walks, and even casual outings. It is available in multiple attractive colors and features a built-in shelf bra, a comfortable bodysuit layer, and vented side slits.
What our editor said: "To my surprise, I must confess that I adore this activewear dress far beyond my initial expectations. First and foremost, the fabric reminds me of my all-time favorite Old Navy leggings — stretchy, lightly compressive, and boasting loungewear-like comfort. The built-in skort bodysuit offers extra support and coverage, while the vented side slits offer airflow and a touch of style." — MP
Best Tie-Shoulder Cami
Old Navy Fitted Linen-Blend Tie-Shoulder Cropped Cami ($6, originally $30)
This cami is made of linen and isn't too constricting, thanks to its smocked back and adjustable shoulders. For more details, read our contributing editor's review of the Old Navy Fitted Linen-Blend Tie-Shoulder Cropped Cami.
What our editor said: "This cropped cami is incredibly versatile, making it a go-to choice for effortless outfits. The adjustable tie-shoulder straps and smocked back ensure the perfect fit without feeling constricting." — MP
Old Navy Short-Sleeve Shirt Dress ($31, originally $45)
The styling possibilities are endless with this chic shirt dress. It transitions from a vacation essential you can throw over a bikini to a sophisticated work ensemble when paired with heels. Find out more in our review of the Old Navy Short-Sleeve Shirt Dress.
What our editor said: "The dress is made from garment-washed cotton, so it's soft and lightweight. The fit is straight cut and relaxed and even has pockets, which always make me happy. The puffed sleeves break up the dress's straight lines and add a touch of whimsy, which helps it to appear less like an oversize shirt. The length is exactly what I've been looking for — it hits just above the knees in the front and is slightly shorter in the back, so I can chase my kids and bend over to pick them up without worrying about it flying up in the wind." — AE
Best Chino Pants
Old Navy High-Waisted OGC Chino Pants ($28, originally $40)
These chino pants will transcend the test of time. They're a brand bestseller renowned for their dressy-yet-comfy style. Get the full breakdown via our review of the Old Navy High-Waisted OGC Chino Pants.
What our editor said: "From the front, these pants look tailored with their zip fly, button closure, and belt loops, but in the back, the elasticized waist provides loads of stretch. I can even get away with not having to unzip or unbutton them to pull them off — a detail that for some reason thrills me." — AE
Best Suit Separates
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Pleated Taylor Trouser Wide-Leg Pants ($35, originally $50) and Old Navy Taylor Relaxed Suit Blazer ($35, originally $50)
This blazer and wide-leg trouser pants make the perfect power-suit pairing that you can dress up with a blouse and heels or down with a T-shirt and sneakers. Either way, it's a street style essential that will never go out of style. See them in action in our review of this Old Navy trousers and blazer.
What our editor said: "Since I've been working from home since 2020, I wanted a low-stakes suit that I could experiment with dressing up or down that wouldn't cost a fortune. I tried on Old Navy's Extra High-Waisted Pleated Taylor Trouser Wide-Leg Pants and Crepe Suit Blaze together at home and didn't want to take them off. The pair complement each other perfectly, and after swapping out different bottoms and tops, I realized they could each play a supporting role in loads of outfits." — AE
Best Full-Length Flare Pants
Old Navy High-Waisted Pixie Full-Length Flare Pants ($35, originally $50)
These full-length pixie pants are an Old Navy staple, perfect for both work and play. They have thousands of five-star ratings and come in seven colors. Find out why you need them by checking out our review of the Old Navy High-Waisted Pixie Full-Length Flare Pants.
What our editor said: "Upon trying the pants on for the first time, I realized instantly why one customer had decided to order them in multiple colors. The fit was perfect, and they hugged my body in all the right places. The color was exactly what I'd been looking for — perfect for styling with everything from button-downs to T-shirts. What most impressed me was how comfortable they were — it was almost like wearing yoga pants, except I looked a hundred times more put together." — Renee Rodriguez, staff writer and social producer
Best Skinny Jeans
Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans ($28, originally $40)
These skinny jeans are yet another Old Navy favorite that's highly rated by shoppers. They fit snugly from the hip to the thigh and tight from the knee to the ankle, with a high-rise hem. Find out why our editor is among those obsessed by reading our review of the Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans.
What our editor said: "I don't know what the deal is with these jeans, but they're fantastic. I tried a mid-rise, dark-blue wash because I thought they were the most classic, and I really like them. They hug you in all the right places, but they don't feel overly tight or constricting. The stretch is there, in the best way possible. I love that these pants are size-inclusive, and they come in so many different washes, as well as distressed styles." — India Yaffe, former associate editor, Commerce
Best Workout Leggings
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerChill Crossover 7/8-Length Leggings ($19, originally $27)
We're willing to bet you'll fall in love with these high-waist crossover leggings, which countless shoppers attest is such a flattering style. Among them is our editor; read her review of the Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerChill Crossover 7/8-Length Leggings for more.
What our editor said: "The leggings are a light cotton-blend jersey fabric that's equally soft, stretchy, and slightly compressing — perfect for lounging or getting your sweat on. But hands down, the best detail of all is the famed crossover detail. I fell in love with the way they shaped my body and gave me an unexpected confidence boost." — MP
Best Balloon-Cut Jeans
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Balloon Non-Stretch Black Ankle Jeans ($24, originally $45)
These non-stretch balloon ankle jeans are the definition of cool. They're inspired by '90s styles and feature a loose fit from the hip to the thigh, with a curved, tapered leg. Our editor waxed poetic about them in her review of the Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Balloon Non-Stretch Black Ankle Jeans.
What our editor said: "Not only do they look really cool on, but they're comfortable, too. Since they're baggy, I didn't feel constricted at all, and they weren't too hot to wear on a summer day in the Midwest. I teamed them with a basic white tank, platform sandals, and a belt bag — and knew I'd be re-creating the look again in the (very near) future." — MP
Best Workout Set
Old Navy PowerSoft Ribbed Sports Bra ($6, originally $33) and High-Waisted PowerSoft Rib-Knit Side-Pocket 7/8-Length Leggings ($31, originally $45)
This workout set is anything but ordinary with its ribbed details and seaming. While it's sold out in our editor's greyish-blue hue, you can still scoop up a matching black set. Find out more about why it's so great in our review of the Old Navy PowerSoft Ribbed Sports Bra and High-Waisted PowerSoft Rib-Knit Side-Pocket 7/8 Leggings.
What our editor said: "This activewear set is undeniably stylish — it's unlike anything I've ever seen in Old Navy's activewear section. I was first drawn to the textured rib design and the sports bra, which boasts a scoop neck and pieced, contoured seams at the bodice. The details make the set look like it's from a high-end activewear retailer. The fit is weightless. Since it has light compression, it doesn't feel skin-tight — which, in my opinion, is the recipe for ultracomfy workout clothes." — MP
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Skort ($24, originally $35)
If you're not into the pleated skort design seen in the last slide, perhaps this one's more up your alley. We love that it has hidden on-seam side patch pockets on the compression shorts underneath, and so does our editor, who put them to the test. Read her full review of the Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Skort for more.
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hink this skort could work for anyone. Whether you love to hit the courts for a workout or just want something comfy to hang out in this summer, I would recommend this piece to anybody. I like that I can wear it with my sports bra and sneakers or put it on with an oversized sweatshirt and my slide sandals. It's a versatile piece that will get a ton of use." — Macy Cate Williams, former content director, Commerce
Best Slide Sandals
Old Navy Double-Strap Slide Sandals ($14, originally $20)
We're positive you'll find endless ways to wear these, whether as comfy house slippers or to run errands. They come in a range of colors and designs. Check out our review of the Old Navy Double-Strap Slide Sandals for more info.
What our editor said: "I'm really impressed with how comfortable they are thanks to their thick cushioning that your foot sinks into. That, teamed with how on-trend and easy to slip on they are, is why you'll find me wearing them just about everywhere this spring and summer." — MP
Best Square-Neck Bodysuit
Old Navy PowerChill Racerback 7/8-Length Performance Bodysuit, 6-Inch Inseam ($14, originally $25)
This square-neck bodysuit is thick and fitted and comes in multiple neutral hues. The sleeveless design is perfect on its own, under a denim jacket, you name it. Read our editor's review of the Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Square-Neck Bodysuit to get more deets.
What our editor said: "This bodysuit is fitted and thick so you can't see the outline of your bra underneath. It's made of a soft cotton jersey fabric with lots of stretch. I fully expect this to be my spring-summer uniform, but I also can see this bodysuit layered underneath a blazer or jacket when it's chilly." — MP
Best Scoop-Neck Bodysuit
Old Navy Rib-Knit Supima® Cotton-Blend Bodysuit ($7, originally $25)
This lightweight ribbed bodysuit is an online-exclusive you won't find in stores. It's not compressive so it's ideal for warm weather. It's no longer available in this brown hue, but it comes in four other colors. Check out our editor's review of the Old Navy Rib-Knit Supima® Cotton-Blend Bodysuit for more.
What our editor said: "It fits comfortably and doesn't feel like it's suctioned to my body, as many compressing bodysuits do. It's so comfy, in fact, that I could see myself wearing it to bed if I teamed it with a pair of shorts or pajama bottoms." — MP
Old Navy Short-Sleeve UltraLite Rib Cropped T-Shirt ($12, originally $17)
It's hard to beat the price and quality of Old Navy T-Shirts. This one features a curved, cropped hem, a crew neck, and a rib-knit texture. Plus, it comes in so many colors. Our editor is wearing the light grey style which is sold out; find out why she loves it in her review of the Old Navy Short-Sleeve UltraLite Rib Cropped T-Shirt.
What our editor said: "As soon as I opened up my package, I knew this top was going to become one of the most worn items in my closet. The material is extremely soft and stretchy, and it feels way more expensive than it actually is. But the first time I tried it on is when I knew I needed to purchase it in more colors immediately." — RR