I'm Already Prepping My Summer Wardrobe—I Only Have Eyes for These Elegant Nordstrom Items

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This summer, I'm aiming to look rich. Not just any kind of rich—the enviable, effortlessly cool kind of rich where my wardrobe reflects sunny days in the South of France and farmers market runs to buy a dozen tulips for my small New York City apartment. If you're like me, summer is your season. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer, and the more I see my friends, the more I'm aiming to hear, "Wait, did you jump a tax bracket?"

Thankfully for you, I spent the last five hours on Nordstrom combing through all of the site's new arrivals and contemporary womenswear to find the best summer items that I'm already adding to my cart before they sell out. I have a sneaking suspicion all of these will be gone by mid-May, so stock up on your favorites now. From elegant two-piece linen sets to timeless, elevated summer staples you can wear again and again, these 35 elegant Nordstrom summer fashion pieces are calling my name. Happy shopping!

Our editors are loving mesh flats for summer.

This find looks so luxe.

Stepping into my Meredith Blake era with this two-toned tank.


Madewell has been so good recently.

Throw these adorable overalls over a simple white tee, and you're good to go.

One word: yesssss.

I was shocked when I saw this elegant wrap tank for under $50.

Nothing says summer more than a pair of linen pants.

A simple gauze dress has never done me wrong. Plus, this one looks exactly like the one I saw Meghan Markle wearing.

I picked up this satin butter-yellow skirt the other day, and I've never gotten more compliments on something ever.

The different-colored buttons on this top are everything to me.

Heeled thong sandals are a must-have in my book.

So easy.

This top + a simple white linen skirt = outfit perfection.

Okay, COS. I see you!

One of Reformation's best finds for the summer is at Nordstrom now, and I'm running to get this one before it sells out again.

As much as I love a flowy long-sleeve button-down for warmer summer days, this short-sleeve one has my attention.

You always need a perfect pair of jean shorts in your summer wardrobe, and this one definitely passes my test.

The perfect little pop of color.

I never paid too much attention to Marc Jacobs's accessories until I saw these sunglasses.

An ideal tote for any park day, farmers market run, or beach vacation.

Again—just another example of how COS has been dominating my shopping cart recently.

No notes!

These statement earrings are subtle enough to wear with anything in your wardrobe.

Can you tell how much I love a high-neck top for summer?

Aren't you glad you kept scrolling?

This entire set is under $100.

Although Levi's jeans are timeless, the wash on this pair is quintessential summer.

My jaw is on the floor.

There's nothing better than an easy two-piece set you look and feel good in. This Free People one certainly fits the bill.

Aren't you glad you kept scrolling?

Another pair of adorable shorts to add into your arsenal.

Light layers are a must.

I'll leave you with this pretty find.

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

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Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)