My Friend Loves the Parisian Aesthetic—I Told Her to Try These Chic Nordstrom Items

One of my dear friends is inspired by the Parisian aesthetic. She has an Instagram Saved folder filled with outfit ideas from French women, many of whom are showcased above. It's also worth noting that she often taps me for shopping advice (it comes with the territory as a fashion editor) and recently inquired about what types of items she should look into to emulate that Parisian-chic vibe. Nordstrom is one of her favorite stores, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is currently live. So I sent her a list of chic items to consider from the retailer.

Women in Paris are often known for their effortless sense of style, so elevated basics that don't feel fussy were at the top of the shopping list. Keep scrolling to check out easy and chic Nordstrom items if you, too, are into the Parisian aesthetic. The first 10 below are the exact items I sent to my friend. I also rounded up other standouts, like cool shirting, pretty skirts, tailoring, and more.

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

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.