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


@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.

I'm smitten with this dress and want it in every color. 

While these would look shockingly pretty with the above sundress, I can't wait to wear them with jeans and a white tee. 

The summer version of everyone's go-to black blazer. 

Snakeskin might not seem like the most classic of prints, but it takes on a whole new look when it's as chic as this belt and paired with understated pieces. 

Catch me wearing this tank every day for the next three months. 

Well, isn't this the prettiest midi skirt you've ever seen? The obvious answer is yes.

These are both loafers and Mary Janes, making them entirely perfect. 

To be worn with every outfit, every day. 

A little black bikini is as essential to your summer wardrobe as a little black dress. 

Shop the matching Santorini Side Tie Bikini Bottoms ($59).

I've already thought of a dozen ways to wear these wide-leg jeans. 

I haven't stopped dreaming about this shoulder bag for months. The color is impeccable, but it's the shape that really does it for me. 

A big tee and baggy jeans is my end-game outfit. 

For weekends in the Hamptons, Italian getaways, and nights in the city.

This color is so low key and luxurious. 

In the summer, I wear linen pants as much, if not more, than I wear jeans or shorts.

Sometimes, the prettiest things are the simplest ones.  

I'm always switching between silver and gold jewelry. 

Standard racerback and spaghetti-strap tanks are obvious, but a halter option like this one deserves just as much attention. 

Skip the short shorts if you're looking to create a classic look, and opt for something tailored like these instead.

I suppose espadrilles are controversial, but I've always loved them in the summertime. 

I won't be able to eat, sleep, or work until I score a pair of these. 

I need to book a vacation just so I have an excuse to wear this dress. 

Spring showers have been quite prevalent this year, making one of these all the more necessary.