Hey ladies! As you all know, I have my fair share of on-trend pieces, but I’m all for time-honored items I can rewear throughout the season. One of my utmost favorite places to shop, both online and in stores, is Nordstrom. You just can’t beat their expansive collection of trend-driven pieces, classic staples, high-street brands, and designer options. There is literally always something for everyone and I never end up leaving empty handed! With an amazing and versatile mix, Nordstrom is truly the best place to grab everything you need for a chic summer wardrobe. Before I left for my trip to Spain, I stopped by Nordstrom for some newer pieces that I could mix with my current wardrobe. I wanted to share those must-have items with you guys today so you can start building out your summer looks.
Basic tees are definitely a must for me during the summer and anytime I’m traveling. When I am looking for an outfit that is no fuss, I find basic tees are always the solution because they don’t require constant adjusting. You can style them casually with denim or tie them up into a crop top and pair with a high-waisted skirt. Given their simple silhouette and wearability, you can also create various looks through layering. Madewell makes the best tees, and the one I’m wearing today is the Whisper. I re-buy this tee every year and love the way it washes and literally ages into your favotite tee! I go up a size for a more effortless drape.
Summer can get pretty hot so on those extra warm days, I love whipping out swingy skirts. My goal is to always be comfortable and chic, so I find that silk and midi skirts naturally fall within both categories. Reformation is one of my favorite brands for dresses and skirts in general - not only because they’re sustainable but all the cuts are so simple and mix well into everything. This skirt is a perfect example. It comes in a daisy and snake print, but I opted for the brown polka dots to channel that Pretty Woman Polo Match look. Who remembers??!! ;) You can also style it with a simple silk blouse to go from desk to drinks.
Easy Dresses and Jumpsuits
One-and-done pieces like dresses and jumpsuits are perfect for saving space in carry-on or suitcase. I love cotton and linen styles for summer because they always look so chic and beachy. Nordstrom’s dress collection this season is just brimming with the most classic, feminine, and trendy styles that work for vacations, work, or late nights at a bar.
Denim is my one true love and I continue to rock it even in the summer! Currently, I have a thing for loose fitting denim, perhaps with a little distressed detail and a high-waist - or an oversized jacket. As a self-proclaimed denim connoisseur, I am so glad Nordstrom is stocked up in some of my favorite brands from Levi’s to Citizens of Humanity and Madewell. They always have that west-coast cool, off-duty style that is ideal for the summer.
Going back to how important comfort is to me, lingerie is just as critical. Most days, a girl just does not want to be bothered with constricting underwire bras and stiff push up bras! On a day to day basis, I actually prefer bralettes. Within my lingerie collection, I have a few lace bralette options that are neutral and great for wearing under t-shirts. I also love when they peak out from underneath a white button-up or a satin tank.
Barely There Sandals
In addition to chic wardrobe staples, key accessories are just as important! I am always gravitating towards some minimal heeled sandals in black because they never fail to coordinate with everything. But for summer and this trip, I wanted to try the white, naked sandal trend. These Steve Madden sandals are the perfect way to test it out because they’re so affordable yet stylish. I love how they look with midi lengths and can’t wait to style them with some distressed boyfriend jeans.
What trends and styles are you most excited about for summer?
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JACKET - Madewell Oversized Denim Jacket
T-SHIRT - Madewell Cotton Whisper Tee
SKIRT - Reformation Midi Skirt
HEELS - Steve Madden White Sandals
BAG - Staud Moreau Caged Bag
SUNGLASSES - Quay After Hours Sunglasses