We Wear These 5 Basics on Repeat, and They're All at Nordstrom for Under $50

There are a few key wardrobe basics that many of the fashion editors on our team wear on repeat due to their simple and easy-to-style nature. It’s these go-to items that more or less act as the foundational pieces to many of our favorite looks. And believe it or not, after scrolling through Nordstrom recently, it became very clear that many of said basics can actually be bought for $50 and under right at the retailer.

To showcase all of this further, we’re highlighting how we style the basics in question—pieces like easy knits and chic layering items. We also rounded up inspired shopping picks for each that can all be found at Nordstrom. Without further ado, keep scrolling for more. You just might find a new basic or two to add to your offering.

1. Chic Cardigans


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Cardigans are a wardrobe staple at this point for many of us. That ideal silhouette can tie together basically any look.

2. Joggers


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Joggers have become a go-to to complete those cozy WFH 'fits. They're a staple in our weekly rotations.

3. Leggings


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Can't beat that flawless pair of leggings to either dress up or dress down.

4. Simple Sweaters


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A simple sweater in a solid color is no-fail. That perfect pick can act as the perfect base layer to any look—including this denim-and-leather vibe.

5. Staple Tees


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Nordstrom has quite the variety of simple tees and long-sleeved tees—ideal for layering and balancing out a chic 'fit.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, check out more stylish basics.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.