I'm a Shopping Expert—These New Nordstrom Arrivals Are My First 2023 Purchases


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New year, new me. Or at least that's what I tell myself as I spend the first few days of the year scrolling endlessly to figure out what my personality will be for 2023. Although I have my aesthetic nailed down (barely, if we're being honest!), I can't resist browsing the Nordstrom new arrivals at the start of each month for hours on end. 

Now that New Year's Eve has come and gone, all eyes are on what's "in" and "out" in 2023—aside from the viral social media lists everyone was posting on the last day of the year. While I'm a sucker for trends, elevated basics will always be my first love, and thankfully, the Nordstrom new-arrivals section is full of affordable finds with timeless, elegant picks. Plus, with a lower price tag comes the ability to try out new styles, trends, and pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe in 2023. It's a win-win scenario all around. 

Below, shop all of Nordstrom's can't-miss new arrivals to kick off 2023.

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Assistant Shopping Editor
Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.

Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)