I'm the Nordstrom Styling Director—These Trends Are Worth It at Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack is a go-to store for so many because of the wide variety of top-notch merchandise at fantastic pricing. The fall drops have been particularly noteworthy. In fact, we recently shared an edit of standout picks. Well, to give you even further shopping inspiration, we turned to a true Nordy expert—Ruth Basloe, Nordstrom’s styling director—for intel on what she thinks is best to buy at the Rack now.

Below, you’ll uncover the four trends Basloe thinks are worth checking out because of their forward nature and the fact that there are great selections currently on offer at the Rack. She also shared tips on how to wear each of the trends this season. Keep scrolling for more, along with a range of product recommendations. 

Ruth Basloe, Styling Director, Nordstrom


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How to wear: "Whether wearing a jacket with a matching pant or pairing back to denim, keep underpinning minimal and fitted and footwear and accessories sleek and refined." — Basloe

Cozy Textures

How to wear: "Layer outerwear over thin, fitted knits to keep cozy without adding bulk. Pair back to denim or other natural textures for an easy, casual look." — Basloe


How to wear: "For a leg-lengthening look, keep hem extra long and pair it with a platform heel (also trending for fall!)" — Basloe

Vibrant Hues

How to wear: "Go bold with a head-to-toe monochromatic look. Pair back to black for high contrast, or add just a pop shoe or accessory." — Basloe

Next, check out more items to buy at Nordstrom.

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.