The 10 Best Buys At Gap Right Now

Between fast-approaching company holiday parties, end-of-year vacations, and NYE festivities, there are plenty of reasons to embrace shopping this time of year. Couple that with the influx of velvet-covered everything, metallic statement makers, and pom-fringe accents hitting our favorite stores, and it's easy to see why we'd rather drop some serious dolla' bills on a new wardrobe than squirrel away our funds for later.

Curious to see what's tempting us right now? To start, pretty much everything from Gap's latest release, which is brimming with bright rainbow stripes, shiny electric-blue outerwear, and velvety staples we can't wait to work into our daily uniform. From a ribbed sweaterdress that plays up our favorite pink and red hues to a star-printed metallic clutch you can tote around to parties or put to good use as a makeup bag, these affordable essentials are equal parts fun and cozy. See for yourself with the 10 picks ahead.

This striped sweaterdress is destined to dominate our winter wardrobe, thanks in part to its work-friendly length and weekend-ready color palette.
Gap Crazy Stripe Wool Blend Dress, $89.95 Buy
Who says you can't stun in white after Labor Day? Break the rules with this fringed number — just avoid hot cocoa while wearing it.
Gap Fringe Jacquard Crewneck Sweater, $69.95 Buy
No winter coat yet? No problem. Shop this shiny puffer, stat — we have a feeling you won't regret it.
Gap ColdControl Max Shine Puffer Jacket, $168.00 Buy
What's not to love about this beanie? Between the millennial-pink stripes, pom detail, and price tag, we might have to scoop two.
Gap Crazy Stripe Pom Beanie, $29.95 Buy
This lined jacket is the perfect topper for any drab winter look. With its golden metallic sheen, you can bet it will garner endless attention.
Gap Sherpa Biker Jacket, $248.00 Buy
Swap your everyday jeans for a pink velvet trouser that's far more cozy than denim.
Gap Velvet True Skinny Ankle Pants, $59.95 Buy
A metallic pleated skirt is a must-have this time of year. Not only will it add a bit of sparkle to your 9-to-5 rotation, but you can easily transition the staple for a night out or festive party look.
Gap Metallic Midi Skirt, $98.00 Buy
For an easy way to brighten up your wardrobe, wrap this playful checkered scarf around your neck. Voilà — instant color boost.
Gap Wool Blend Pattern Scarf, $44.95 Buy
We want star-speckled everything this season. Start with this wristlet to stash all of your night-out essentials.
Gap Pom Zip Clutch, $34.95 Buy
Navy suede booties offer a major upgrade to last year's scuffed black ones.

Gap Velvet Ankle Booties, $118.00, shop similar at Gap.