My friends often tap me for fashion and shopping ideas. Given my role as a fashion editor, I’m always down to share the latest items I’ve uncovered while doing market research. On that note, one of my dear friends said she has about $175 max to spend on new clothes and wanted a few suggestions on pieces I liked. Given that Nordstrom is her absolute go-to store, I said I’d send over a few pieces from that retailer specifically.
I ended up texting my friend links to four Nordstrom items I thought would really pique her interest. The finds were particularly noteworthy because I thought they were trend-forward but also versatile and could be styled with a range of other items already in her wardrobe. Keep scrolling to check out my curation (the first four items below). If you go further, I rounded up a smattering of other under-$100 Nordstrom items that I thought were chic as well.
Topshop Oversize Cotton Poplin Button-Up Shirt ($56)
Oversize button-up shirts are trending hard at the moment. I told my friend that the silhouette is worth a try to bring a modern spin to a wardrobe.
Open Edit Faux Leather Trousers ($59)
I suggested these faux-leather trousers because they look so high-end and could be dressed up with a blouse and a blazer or down with a tee or knit.
Iets Frans Cable Knit Vest ($44)
Sweater-vests continue to be popular among the fashion crowd, and so are cable knits. So this pick felt like a no-brainer. It can be worn like this or over a long-sleeve tee or blouse.
BP. Aviator Sunglasses ($8)
To complete my edit, I recommended a pair of sunglasses with a light lens for an of-the-moment vibe.
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BP. Reagan Rib Crop Sweater ($29)
ASTR the Label Slit Front Pants ($98)
The split hem gives these trousers a fresh feel.
Vero Moda Mabel Polo Sweater ($59)
A sweater polo is a great choice for the season.
Who What Wear Poppy Flats ($99)
Cozy and chic.
Open Edit Cotton Knit Cardigan ($49)
This color feels particualrly right now.
Levi's Wedgie Icon Fit High Waist Straight Leg Jeans ($98)
Can’t go wrong with Levi’s.
Treasure & Bond Long Shirt Jacket ($89)
A shacket to toss over just about any fall look.
Topshop Rib Knit Turtleneck Sweater ($38)
Franco Sarto Balin Platform Loafers ($89)
Sleek loafers for under $100.
4th & Reckless Aster Fitted Button Front Vest ($78)
A tailored vest is another key piece for the season.
Open Edit Oversize Poplin Button-Up Shirt ($49)
And another strong oversize shirt option.
BP. Turtleneck Ribbed Top ($19)
Topshop Stripe Button-Up Cotton Blend Tunic Blouse ($56)
The longline silhouette gets another A+.
Treasure & Bond Quarter Zip Cable Sweater ($79)
The neckline is nice here.
Open Edit High Waist Stirrup Leggings ($39)
Fun stirrup leggings to wear with so many pieces.
BP. Oversized Shirt Coat ($69)
Make that statement.
Topshop Square Neck Rib Sweater ($30)
A square neckline is always chic.
BP. Everyday Wide Leg Jeans ($49)
Wide-leg jeans are here to stay.
Topshop Quilted Jacket ($93)
Quilted jackets are entering the spotlight in an even greater way.
Le Specs Hypnos Alt Fit 50mm Square Sunglasses ($89)
Topshop Wide Leg Pleat Trousers ($86)
Sophisticated pleated trousers.
Who What Wear Harper Woven Shoulder Bag ($80)
Pretty everyday bag.
Open Edit Off the Shoulder Sweater ($49)
This top looks great with the coordinating pants, but also works with jeans or skirts.
Treasure & Bond Kensley Water Resistant Chelsea Boots ($80)
These boots are water resistant, too.
Thread & Supply Wubby Contrast Shirt Jacket ($49)
Bring texture to your look.
BP. Button Front Crop Polo Shirt ($25)
Darling cropped polo.
Topshop Belted Cardigan ($90)
For all your layering needs.
BP. Ribbed Knit Pants ($29)
Elevated lounge pants.
Vero Moda Faux Fur Short Jacket ($79)
Such a fun jacket.
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