One of the things I've forced myself to do as fall approaches is go through my summer stuff and purge everything I didn't wear over the last three months. This is a different tactic from years past - I used to just put everything away and save the purge for the BEGINNING of summer, but it turns out that I forget what I liked wearing and what I didn't, so it makes way more sense to get rid of things now while the memory of not wearing them is fresh in my mind.
Part of that purge included all of my layering tanks and camis. I've had most of them for more than a year (several years, in some cases) and they're all graying and yellowing with age, and most of them barely hold their shape, making wearing them under things bulky and uncomfortable. So I bit the bullet and donated them all, every last one. And then LO AND BEHOLD, today I was walking through Old Navy to return something, and found an entire table of camisoles for the lovely price of $3.50.
There are not a lot of things that hold up well from Old Navy, but I don't actually care that much, if they're going to cost me $3.50. I snapped up a few in white (other colors available: black, coral, teal, among others) and the fit ended up being perfect. Not too long, not too short, and just clingy enough to stay place underneath cardigans or other layers - perfect now that the weather is turning cooler and crisper. They don't appear to be available on the Old Navy website, but the ones I found were pretty similar to these:
Women's V-Neck Layering Cami, $8
The ones in store are a similar shape (v-neck) but made out of a stretchier material, and they weren't quite as long. I'm really happy with the ones I bought and will probably go back for more.
[Photo credit: oldnavy.com]