I Design for Nordstrom—I Think Everyone Should Try These Spring Staples


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Nordstrom is a go-to store for many of the fashion editors on the team. Many of us spend hours scrolling through the site on a regular basis to find top-notch items to recommend in our various stories and to consider for our own wardrobes. We also like to tap other Nordy experts and employees to gain further shopping insights. Paul Glynn, design director of men’s apparel at Nordstrom, recently shared some of his go-to spring picks with us. 

While Glynn focuses on the menswear market, there are a few spring items across categories that he thinks everyone should try because of their chic and versatile nature. Keep scrolling to check out the staples Glynn is all about. If something catches your eye, there’s a range of product recommendations to consider. 

Bold Knits

"The tank, the cardigan, and crews with the allover pattern or blocked color pop are for all genders. Varsity influences are mixed with print and embellishment to step away from the basics."

Minimal, Relaxed Workwear

"Classic items with added benefits to the consumer like easy fastening details and packability are key. Drawstring waists and stretch fabrics with performance properties solve everyday wearing needs."

Utility-Inspired Separates

"Hyper-utility details and a streetwear attitude make outdoor-inspired gear less campy."

Artfully Printed Pieces

"Floral, geos, and abstract prints on short-sleeve shirts are key to layering this spring with lighter fabrics and relaxed silhouettes."

Next, check out more chic items to consider for the season.

Market Director

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.