What to Buy From Nordstrom If Your Vibe Is Elegant But Your Budget Is $100

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Is there anyone out there who actually doesn’t want to look elegant? Especially when it’s so easy to do so. As we always say, dressing in a way that looks chic and expensive (aka quiet luxury) is more about what kind of pieces you choose and how you style them than how much you spend. To prove it, today I’ve rounded up 31 finds from Nordstrom that achieve all the above qualities and more without breaking the $100 barrier.

From dresses and sandals to matching sets, belts, and more, below you’ll find everything one could want for a stylish spring and summer if their goal is to look like they invented the "old money" aesthetic. If this sounds like it's up your alley, simply keep scrolling to get started shopping my picks.

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


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.