I'm Obsessed With Trends, But I Love These 29 Timeless Nordstrom Staples More


(Image credit: @sophierichiegrainge; PICTURED: Khaite Julius Leather Belt ($420))

You don't set your sights on becoming a fashion editor at age 12 if you don't like trends. Being hyper-aware of trends was most likely listed in my job description. So, it goes without saying that fads of all levels of viral status and critical acclaim hold a special place in my heart. But don't let that fool you. My wardrobe isn't a time capsule for every trend that has come and gone in the last 27 years. I'm really quite a classic dresser, something anyone who's seen me shop at Nordstrom knows all too well. 

I've been shopping at Nordstrom for the better part of two decades. And despite my general affinity for of-the-moment finds, I tend to grab pieces that err more on the side of being timeless than buzzy—ones I know I can wear again and again in countless different ways for all kinds of occasions. My latest deep dive was no exception, and my Nordstrom shopping cart is now filled to the brim with too-good-to-gatekeep staples that I love far more than any of the trendy pieces I spotted along the way. Keep scrolling to see and shop them all.

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.