32 Affordable Nordstrom Basics to Add to Your Forever Wardrobe



While I'm never one to turn down trying a new trend, for the most part, I tend to focus on curating a well-rounded and versatile selection of seasonless staples in my wardrobe that I can rely on time and time again. Whether I mix and match my basics together or use them as a backdrop to wear with other statement pieces, they'll always get me out of any fashion dilemma.

There are a handful of places I gravitate to when shopping for basics—one of which is trusty Nordstrom. While prices can range widely across Nordstrom's site, today, I wanted to share some of the more affordable basics that have become my favorites over the years as well as the cool new staples I have my eye on right now. So if you're looking to refresh your wardrobe essentials take a peek below at my picks—all under $100 at Nordstrom.


Madewell remains a favorite for staple tees.

An effortless button-down will serve you year round.

Wear with everything from midi skirts to jeans.

This cozy sweatshirt will take you from winter to spring in style.

You can't go wrong with a basic long sleeve.

No wardrobe is complete without an effortless stripe tee.


These staple 501s will last you a lifetime.

Black skinny jeans will always get you out of any fashion dilemma.

Yep, sweatpants are officially a basic we can't live without.

Relaxed pants are a wardrobe staple you won't regret.

Wear with sneakers, boots, and heels alike.

Because warmer temps are just around the corner.


We can't resist this versatile and chic white midi dress.

Tank dresses will be your go-to once summer arrives. For now, layer them with cardigans.

Give your slip dress an upgrade and opt for an easy-to-wear celery hue.

Just add sneakers or slides for the easiest weekend look.

Jackets and Blazers

A good black blazer will be with you forever.

Shirt jackets have made it to staple status.

The one you'll throw on over everything.


Channel your inner French girl and opt for ballet flats.

We can't believe the price tag of these chic loafers.

If you need to upgrade your classic black ankle boots this is the perfect pair.

Slides that will go with literally everything in your closet.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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