9 Summer Trends I'm Buying From Nordstrom for Under $100

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Smell that? That’s the scent of summer in the air, friends! Fresh watermelon, salty ocean air, sunscreen… Now that the temps are hitting above 75ºF, summer outfits are on my mind, and this past week, I beelined to trusty Nordstrom to get my sartorial hit of summer newness.

To give my looks a fresh, of-the-moment feel this season—without spending my entire paycheck—I’m leaning into these nine standout trends that you can score for under $100 at Nordstrom. From matching sets to dreamy white dresses, below I’m sharing some of my chicest affordable finds that hit on some of summer 2022’s biggest trends. Enjoy!

Halter Necks

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Sleek and minimalist—halter-neck silhouettes are trending this summer. Whether you opt for a top or dress, they make for an alluring Insta-worthy look.

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Matching Sets

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We love a zero-effort outfit that looks instantly put together, and there's nothing as easy (or as cute) as a chic matching set. They'll make getting dressed a breeze this summer.

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Modern Pearls

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Modern pearls in varying shapes and sizes continue to be a favorite among the fashion set this summer. This season sees modern and fresh takes on the gemstone such as oversize sculptural variations, layered strands, and pearls mixed with other metals and beads.

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Relaxed Pants

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This summer, opt for loose and relaxed trousers that pair easily with any top in your wardrobe. They exude an effortless elegance and are altogether on-trend.

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Strapless Silhouettes

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Lean into the Y2K trend, and get yourself a chic strapless top or dress—the perfect stylish option for that sweltering summer heat.

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Mini Hemlines

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Minis are having a major moment this summer. Pair one with a breezy oversize button-down and flatform sandals for a fashion-forward 'fit.

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Orange

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Summer is the perfect time to add a pop of color to your look. Go for this season's biggest color trend: orange.

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Flatform Sandals

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There are so many great sandal trends to try this summer, but a pair of cushy flatforms will unquestionably add a trendy touch to your look.

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Little White Dresses

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It's not summer without a little white dress. Whether you go for a breezy white cotton frock or an easy linen dress, you can never go wrong with the summery style.

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Up next, 10 summer weekend outfits that will rake in the compliments.

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.