I Prefer Casual Clothing—These Nordstrom, H&M, and J.Crew Items Are Ideal


@olympiamarie; Pictured: J.Crew Point Sur Sailor Patch-Pocket Jean ($198)

Do I have a section in my wardrobe dedicated to my formal attire for special occasions? Yes. That said, I prefer casual clothing when it can work to fit within my more relaxed style. If you, too, are into laid-back attire—even if that's just for your off-duty life—I pulled together an edit of easy pieces from three stores I like and think you enjoy as well. Yes, I'm referring to Nordstrom, H&M, and J.Crew.

Below, you'll uncover the best casual items on offer from this trio of retailers. As a preview, there's a smattering of denim silhouettes, including the pair J.Crew designer Olympia Gayot is wearing above. There are also simple shirting silhouettes, sweaters, and even low-key dresses.

Keep scrolling for A+ picks from Nordstrom, H&M, and J.Crew.


The oversize fit brings a more casual vibe.

You may just want to live in this bomber jacket.


Try this knit dress with your favorite sneakers.

Denim-on-denim vibes, anyone?

Wide-leg joggers for the win.

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

You could also dress this sweater up if you wanted to.

This sweater may become a new staple.


The Tissue Turtleneck is a favorite for many.