Every Chic Item Fashion People Would Buy From Nordstrom, H&M, and Zara

H&M green shoulder-pad jacket with a black pencil skirt and sunglasses

(Image credit: H&M)

Because of my job, I spend a lot of time with the exceptionally well dressed, whether at runway shows, new-season previews, or brand dinners. While it'd probably be more polite of me to just mind my own business, rarely is that the case. I'm an observant person by nature—I can't help that—so yes, I pay close attention to what types of items said skillful stylists outfit themselves in on a regular basis. As such, I have a pretty good idea of what the fashion crowd's chicest members will and will not like.

Rather than gatekeep all of the style information I have etched forever in my brain, I figured I'd spend my afternoon sharing my well-researched insights with anyone who's interested in the sorts of pieces fashion people gravitate toward. In this case, they're from Nordstrom, Zara, and H&M specifically. There are elegant flats and heels, low-key luxury handbags, and elevated basics as well as statement silhouettes and edgy outerwear. Leather, cashmere, sequins, and satin will all make an appearance. Basically, everything that would be alluring to a style-minded consumer from Nordstrom, H&M, and Zara can be found below. Go forth and do with it all as you please.

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

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.