A Fashion Editor Walks Into Nordstrom—6 Trends She'd Buy and 6 She'd Skip

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When it comes to shopping at Nordstrom, our editors are bona fide experts at this point. It's our job (and pleasure!) to cover the site from top to bottom, unearthing the coolest fashion gems to hit the multi-brand retailer from season to season and bringing you everything from the trendiest buys of the moment to timeless staples. Of course, we'll never miss a Nordstrom sale either.

This season, Nordstrom is brimming with some of fall's biggest trends guaranteed to elevate and add a fashion-forward touch to your new-season wardrobe. Below, we're sharing six styles a Who What Wear fashion editor would buy from Nordstrom this season as well as the trends we're skipping for now. If you're looking to give your wardrobe a refresh with of-the-moment pieces, then keep scrolling below.

Buy: Oversize Leather Jackets

Skip: Cropped Leather Jackets

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Whether it's a worn-in style or a moto silhouette, relaxed and oversize leather jackets are having a major moment right now. Skip the cropped styles for now and opt for a roomier silhouette to wear over your fall sweaters.

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Buy: Relaxed Jeans

Skip: Distressed Jeans

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Set your distressed jeans aside this season and opt for the loose and relaxed denim silhouettes that have been gaining momentum for the past few seasons. Whether you go for of-the-moment low-rise or classic high-rise, they're one surefire way to make your outfit look on-trend this season.

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Buy: Red

Skip: Orange

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Fiery red is the biggest color trend of fall/winter 2023 and pairs beautifully with every neutral hue. Add a pop of the trending color to your outfit in the form of a knit sweater or accessory.

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Buy: Moto Boots

Skip: Patent Boots

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Sturdy, buckle-clad biker and moto boots are everywhere this season. Whether you style them with a miniskirt or a knit dress, the boots are packed full of attitude and make every outfit infinitely cooler. 

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Buy: Businesscore Basics

Skip: Balletcore Pieces

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With sculpted skirt suits, sharp blazers, polished power suits, and striking pinstripes, it's all about the corporate-chic aesthetic this season. Give your balletcore looks a little rest for now, and lean into the outfits that mean business.

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Buy: Bold Silver Jewelry

Skip: Dainty Chains

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Don't worry—I'd never tell you to skip your gold jewelry, but I will advise you to give bold silver pieces a try this season. Whether it's a trend-forward silver cuff or chunky earrings, the shiny accessories will make a major fashion-forward statement.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.