Patience Is Not My Virtue: 9 Spring Trends Already In My Nordstrom Shopping Cart

Judith Jones
·4 min read

It’s a truth universally known that fashion editors are not patient. We’re always forward-looking to the fashion seasons ahead, itching to know what the next buzzing trends are, and lusting to get our hands on the new It items before everyone else. I am certainly guilty as charged. So while it may still be January, it hasn't stopped me from getting ahead and shopping for the coolest pieces that spring has in store.

After perusing Nordstrom’s site from top to bottom this week, I’ve already added a handful of fresh items that hit this year’s biggest trends. From open-back dresses to micro-mini skirts, take a peek below to get ahead of next season'ss must-have pieces.


Cute polo-style tops have been gaining momentum for the past few seasons and this spring they're set to reign supreme. Whether you opt for a lightweight short sleeve knit or a chic polo sweater they're the perfect casual top to pair with everything from mini skirts to shorts and jeans.

Shop the trend:

Khaite Jo Stretch Cashmere Polo Sweater ($720)

Suistudio Dayton Merino Wool Polo Sweater ($79)

Topshop Pointelle Polo ($25)

Yanyan Rosie Short Sleeve Lambswool Cardigan ($395)

Relaxed Trousers

It's all about loose and relaxed trousers for spring—striking the perfect balance of comfort and polish. They were spotted all over the S/S 21 collections and will look cool with everything from a graphic tee to a bandeau or a blazer.

Shop the trend:

Suistudio Frankie High Waist Wide Leg Wool Pants ($299)

Vince Flannel Wide Leg Pants ($195)

Topshop Wide Leg Trousers ($45)

Vince Wide Leg Pants ($325)

Open-Back Dresses

Skin is in for spring 2021 and one of the easiest ways to show a little is with a chic backless dress—spotted on all the biggest runway shows.

Shop the trend:

Reformation Cait Open Back Long Sleeve Minidress ($77)

Ninety Percent Elastic Waist Open Back Dress ($44)

Bottega Veneta Strappy Open Back Tank Dress ($1490)

Afrm Pico Floral Open Back Dress ($138)

Second Skin Tops

Tissue-thin second skin tops continue their popularity into spring. Easy to layer or wear alone, opt for one in a playful print if you're lusting to liven up your look.

Shop the trend:

Nanushka Floral Turtleneck Long Sleeve Top ($225)

Afrm Zadie Semi Sheer Turtleneck ($38)

Jonathan Simkhai Standard Charli Metallic Tulle Turtleneck Top ($95)

La La Land Creative Co Floral Turtleneck Mesh Top ($29)

Micro Minis

Say hello to sky-high hemlines this spring! Micro minis are set to dominate this upcoming season. Pair the fun and frivolous skirt with flats and a modest knit top for a charming spring look.

Shop the trend:

Yanyan Tweedle Knit Miniskirt ($250)

Free People West Coast Wash Cotton Miniskirt ($78)

Bp. Print Mini Skater Skirt ($1800)

Maje Braid Tweed Miniskirt ($295)

House Slippers

We continue to lean into all things comfy this spring, and shoes are no exception. House slippers (that can easily be worn out of the house) are rising to fame—from slip-on silhouettes to trending clog styles.

Shop the trend:

Dolce Vita Saydee Faux Shearling Mule Slipper ($60)

Birkenstock Boston Genuine Shearling Lined Clog ($164.95)

Vince Goran Genuine Shearling Slipper ($225)

Long Necklaces

After many seasons of short chunky collars, we're happy to hear that refreshingly cool long necklaces are back for spring—as spotted at all the major designer collections from Chanel to Dior, Victoria Beckham to Chloé.

Shop the trend:

Allsaints Mirror Locket Pendant Necklace ($69)

Vince Camuto Imitation Pearl Pendant Necklace ($35)

Gucci Double-G Pendant Necklace ($1980)

Baggy Jeans

Take a break from your skinny jeans this spring and go for a relaxed silhouette instead. Fresh and cool, they're easy to wear with everything from oversize blazers to bikini tops.

Shop the trend:

Levi's High Loose High Waist Wide Leg Jeans ($98)

Zgy Denim Hi and Loose Relaxed Jeans ($98)

RE/DONE '90s High Rise Loose Fit Jeans ($280)

Eloquii Wide Leg Jeans ($63)

Bubblegum Pink

There's a new color trend in town and this one is guaranteed to turn heads. Bold, bubblegum pink is set to flood our feeds this spring—adding a lively and vibrant touch to our ensembles.

Shop the trend:

Helmut Lang Veltage Rib Minidress ($450)

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Pouch ($3)

Halogen® Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt ($29)

Up next, the 8 key items to look on-trend this spring.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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