My Mom Always Asks Me What's On-Trend, so I'm Showing Her These 31 Chic Pieces


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Since I started my career as a fashion editor, my mom has been privy to all of the trends I'm writing about on the daily. She checks my articles every day and texts me about them—it's like she's hanging up a report card on our family's home fridge. While we live hundreds of miles away from each other now, we're more connected than ever, especially when it comes to fashion. Although my mother has an incredible sense of style and self-expression, she relies on my trained eye to spot trends from miles away. Whenever she comes to visit me in New York, naturally, she'll riffle through my recent purchases and ask me where I bought them so she can buy them herself. I used to go into her closet and steal her clothing while I was in high school, but the tables have turned, and frankly, I'm honored.

Now that Mother's Day is on the horizon, I decided to curate a few outfits I know she'll love based on the spring trends we've both been writing about. While the gift isn't totally a surprise, the exact details of the outfit I'm picking out are. Enter Nordstrom's incredible roster of new arrivals, contemporary trends, and luxe basics I'm pulling together to make magic happen. From classic staples to daring printed dresses, these are the Nordstrom finds we're both obsessing at over the moment. There's something for every price point, age, and style at Nordstrom—scroll below to discover it all. 

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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.)