I Played Nordstrom Personal Shopper—& Added These Fall Items to My Friend's Cart

Given that I’m a fashion editor, and part of my job is essentially to shop for others while I source the market for top-notch buys, my friends often tap me for sartorial guidance in regards to what’s worth buying for the season. One of the key members in my inner circle routinely shops at Nordstrom, in particular, when she's shopping given the mega-retailer’s wide assortment of basics, trendy items, and coveted shoes. So when she asked me for a few items she should consider for the season, I played Nordstrom personal shopper and sent her five specific fall items.

Naturally, I thought you could be interested in the pieces in question, so I’m sharing the items I added to my friend’s cart below. I also took it a step further and did a deep dive through the rest of the new arrivals, and rounded up 20 other noteworthy pieces. Keep scrolling for more—you may just uncover a few fresh items to mix into your fall wardrobe.

The five items I suggested to my friend:

An oversize blouse gives off quite a directional vibe teamed with jeans or leggings.

Toss this slouchy blazer over anything for a polished silhouette.

Fashion editors love these jeans—and I know my friend will as well.

Now, shop more fall items:

Bring extra dimension to those cozy fall 'fits.

Add texture to an elevated fall ensemble with this faux-suede skirt.

A chic basic to wear on its own or layered.

Picture this midi skirt with a chunky knit and boots.

Just can't go wrong with a checked blazer.

Just in case you're in the market for a comfortable striped sweater.

So many things right here—from the mid-calf silhouette to the square toe.

Pair this sweater with your favorite jeans, and you're set.

I'm very into the idea of wearing this floral dress with chunkier boots.

There's a reason why these have 4.6 out of 5 stars—perfect black booties.

The contrasting fabric on the back is a nice touch.

Wear this short-sleeve knit as is now or under a blazer when it's chiller outside.

Fashion people continue embracing distressed denim this season.

The drop shoulder adds a nice touch to this classic sweater.