Old Navy Cropped Pants

GAP Slim Cropped Pants (left), Old Navy The Pixie Skinny Ankle Pants (right)

michele1218 on YouTube recently made a video comparing the J. Crew Minnies to the Old Navy Pixies. I don’t usually read the titles of videos in my subscription list before clicking on them, so when I saw the thumbnail pic for her video I thought she was going to be talking about the GAP Slim Cropped Pants that I bought a little over a year ago and love. They look very similar.

Michele compared the $90 J. Crew Minnies to the much cheaper Old Navy Pixies and actually said she preferred the latter. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve shopped at Old Navy but I knew I had to check these pants out since I’m a big fan of the GAP Slim Cropped Pants. And since GAP & Old Navy are sister companies, most of the time Old Navy carries very similar styles of clothing but at a slightly lower price point. If I could get practically the same pants for less, especially ones that I know I’ll wear all the time, why not?

GAP Slim Cropped Pants (left), Old Navy The Pixie Skinny Ankle Pants (right)

The Old Navy pants are extremely similar to the GAP pants but there are small differences.

  • The length, pocket and belt loop placement, and fit are nearly identical but the Pixies have a more relaxed fit. The GAP pants are the tiniest bit more fitted through the hip and thigh area.
  • Both pants are 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex but the fabric for the GAP pants is slightly thicker and heavier compared to the thinner, more lightweight Old Navy pants. I weighed both pants on a scale and the GAP pants weigh 12.3 oz while the Old Navy Pixies are 10.6 oz.
  • The Old Navy Pixies aren’t quite as black as the GAP Slim Cropped Pants.
  • The GAP pants have button detailing on the back pockets.
  • Both pants have a double hook and bar closure on the front but the GAP pants have an extended tab.
  • The GAP Slim Cropped Pants are $54.95. The Old Navy Pixie Skinny Ankle Pants are $34.94.

GAP Slim Cropped Pants (left), Old Navy The Pixie Skinny Ankle Pants (right)

Both GAP and Old Navy run sales all the time. When I purchased the Gap Skinnies I took advantage of a 60% off sale and when I purchased the Old Navy Pixies I was able to stack a one-time use coupon code on top of a 30% sale. Ideally, you shouldn’t have to pay full price.

I personally prefer the Gap pants (the quality and heft of the material is nicer in my opinion) but if you like the slim cropped pants style but want a more affordable option, definitely check out the Old Navy Pixie pants. The quality’s great for the price and they come in a bunch of other colors. I plan on getting a few more pairs in different colors myself the next time there’s a big sale.

GAP Slim Cropped Pants (left), Old Navy The Pixie Skinny Ankle Pants (right)

Old Navy The Pixie Skinny Ankle Pants

In order to qualify for free shipping, I decided to browse the Old Navy site some more and came across the Cropped Skinny Boyfriend Jeans. I chose a pair in the Next Day color in my usual Old Navy/GAP size but unfortunately these particular pants run large. I’m a size 6 in most GAP and Old Navy jeans and pants but the size 6 Cropped Skinny Boyfriend Jeans were extremely baggy in the butt and thighs and were practically falling off my hips. I had to exchange the jeans in-store for a size 4 which turned out to be a perfect fit, so definitely go a size down with these.

Old Navy Cropped Skinny Boyfriend Jeans

Old Navy Cropped Skinny Boyfriend Jeans