It Takes a Lot to Impress Me, But These J.Crew and Nordstrom Items Blew My Mind


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I'll be the first person to admit that I tend to err on the picky side. Looking back, I've always been this way. And while I've grown out of it when it comes to most things, my high standards around all things fashion related have never, ever faltered. Luckily, in my line of work, that's a plus rather than a demotion because my tendency to get choosy is exactly what allows me to narrow down the literal millions of garments, shoes, handbags, jewelry items, and more that are currently being offered up on the open market to just the ones you really need to see

This week, I did exactly that, but instead of sourcing from every which retailer under the sun, I decided to zero in on the two with the best selection so far this summer: Nordstrom and J.Crew. But don't just blindly take my word for it. Ahead, see me prove my point with the help of 29 linen tops, ballet flats, maxi skirts, wide-leg jeans, sundresses, and more that genuinely blew my mind when I scrolled past them. 

Coming up: The Anti-Jeans Trend French and Italian Women Swear By Every Summer

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.