For many of us, it’s been a while since we thought to refresh our wardrobe — disregarding the orders upon orders of sweatpants, cozy robes and miscellaneous loungewear. But now that it may be getting safer and safer to transition back to “normal” life, getting reacquainted with real clothes is imminent. Where better to start our search for new pieces than Nordstrom?
The retailer seemingly has it all, but to fashion insiders it’s a coveted place to discover the latest and greatest in the industry. “Nordstrom is a great place to shop,” says Los Angeles-based celebrity fashion stylist Erin Noël. “I am always able to find basics for my clients, but also pick up trend-forward items as well.”
This spring and summer, Noël is seeing the neutral color palette that took over 2020 continue through the warmer season, along with pops of color like orange, pink and blue. She explains that “styles are more relaxed — wide leg pleated trousers, puff sleeve empire waist dresses (thanks, “Bridgerton“) and a general relaxed feel are still on trend as we are easing back into life.” She also recommends swapping your round-toe sandal for a square toe if you want to stay hip to shoe trends too. For men, she loves the utility jacket, noting that bomber jackets are back in style, and the resurgence of ’70s influence with sweater vests and suede jackets.