These Are the Most Important Summer Trends to Buy From Nordstrom Right Now

Kristen Nichols

A quick scroll through Instagram always leads me to grab a few screenshots of the stylish outfits I find there. Right now, fashion people are posting photos wearing some of the biggest summer trends and they are certainly inspiring some of my personal purchases right now. I’m gravitating most to the stylish basics they’ve been wearing on repeat.

Yep, staples are getting an upgrade this summer. We’re seeing everything from lightweight blazers in bold shades to Bermuda shorts to comfortable, sporty sandals gaining huge traction this season. I’ve also noticed fashion people wearing some of the summer basics I’ve been wearing on repeat for the past few months—items like tube tops and chain necklaces that I can’t live without at the moment. Ahead, I’m highlighting 10 of my favorite summer trends to shop from Nordstrom and inspiration for how to wear them. Here are the fashion finds I would add to my personal shopping cart.

Colorful Blazers

If blazers are the backbone of your wardrobe like they are for me, add in a shade like pink or tangerine for a fun pop of color.

Shop the trend:

Staud Madden Plissé Blazer ($110)

Topshop High Break Blazer ($63)

Tube Tops

Tube tops are the '90s throwback piece I can't stop wearing right now. I love the way this one is styled with a pair of high-waisted trousers and strappy sandals.

Shop the trend:

Topshop Bandeau Top ($9)

Bp. Tube Bodysuit ($9)

Retro-Inspired Sunglasses

Retro-inspired sunglasses with square and cat-eye frames seem to be everywhere at the moment. You can't go wrong with this seasonless classic.

Diff Georgia 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses ($85)

Le Specs 'Weekend Riot' 55mm Sunglasses ($69)

Buckle Slides

Yep, these are hands down one of the most popular shoe styles of the summer. You can't beat how comfortable they are. I'm so inspired by all of the stylish ways I've seen fashion people wear them.

Shop the trend:

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Slide Sandal ($135)

Vince Glyn Slide Sandal ($250)

Puffy Sleeves

For a little drama, embrace puffy sleeves. Though the trend that has been around for a while now, it continues to evolve and get even cooler each season.

Shop the trend:

Aje Prima Off the Shoulder Midi Dress ($297)

English Factory Puff Sleeve Top ($70)

Ribbed Tank Tops

Here's the affordable basic fashion people can't get enough of right now. The simple staple is exactly what to pair with sweats or denim.

Shop the trend:

Skims Cotton Rib Crop Tank ($34)

Free People FP Movement Take Everywhere Tank ($38)

Bermuda Shorts

Speaking of denim, Bermuda shorts are one of the biggest trends to emerge this season. I predict they'll continue to be huge this fall, so this is definitely one piece to invest in.

Shop the trend:

Kut From the Kloth High Waist Bermuda Shorts ($79)

Frame Le Vintage High Waist Stagger Hem Bermuda Shorts ($200)

Chain Jewelry

Looking for the ultimate layering piece? Chain necklaces are the one item that you can add to just about any outfit.

Shop the trend:

Baublebar Michaela Curb Chain Collar Necklace ($44)

Monica Vinader Alta Capture Necklace ($795)

Sporty Sandals

We've seen a huge uptick in sporty sandals this summer. Designed by brands across the board, you'll find designs from The Row to Vince.

Shop the trend:

The Row Sandals ($990)

Vince Carver Sport Sandal ($90)


Whether you're doing DIY or buying a tie-dye piece that pre-made, this is one trend you'll definitely want in your closet this summer.

Shop the trend:

Faithfull the Brand Vittoria Midi Dress ($189)

BP Comfy Jogger Pants ($25)

Next, read about 25 cool fashion finds I'm obsessing over right now.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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