I Grew Up Going to Nordstrom, so I Scouted These Picks From Its Best Sections

When I was a kid, going to Nordstrom with my mom was always a special shopping trip. I have a visceral memory of being around 11 and trying on a pair of white-and-yellow patent-leather platform sandals in the women's shoe department. They had a T-strap with appliqué flowers going down the front, and in my 11-year-old eyes, they were everything. Seeing as my mom was never one to censor my burgeoning fashion inclinations (still unclear if this was a positive or a negative), we left with them, and my lifelong shoe obsession was born.

While my shopping these days takes place pretty exclusively online, Nordstrom is still very much my go-to when I need a closet pick-me-up. And I've gotten good at navigating what it has to offer. Like, really good. Whether you're looking for a staple sweater that won't break the bank or slinky, nighttime sandals (I've since graduated from yellow platforms—although, admittedly, they still sound cute), I've rounded up all the best items at Nordstrom right now below.   

Bold-colored button-ups are having a moment right now, and this oversize one in green is *chef's kiss.*

I'm a sucker for a collared knit, and this one will be right at home in my collection. 

These are like little pillows for your feet, and the fact that they're water-resistant makes them durable as well.

If it's something I think Cassie or Maddy from Euphoria would wear, then it's something for me. 

I'm sorry, but this funky rattan number is a wedding-season essential. If you fear the white will step on the bride's toes, it also comes in light blue and black.

Without a doubt, these split-hem pants will become your most versatile wardrobe staple.

I'll be living in this cozy cardigan until spring comes, thanks. 

Wear this easy knit dress to work, lunch with friends, running errands… The world is your oyster, really.

Leave it to Lisa Says Gah to make the cutest little flower earrings you ever did see! They come in silver, too.

A friend of mine was wearing these once and after I exclaimed, "HELLO, what are those?!" I immediately went out and bought my own. If you're looking for a new pair of extremely flattering, everyday jeans, look no further than these high-waisted cuties. 

A structured trench coat that won't break the bank? Be still my heart.

As a Nordstrom aficionado, I can say with confidence that it always comes through when you're in the market for a well-priced basic. This cashmere sweater is no exception. It comes in a bunch of different colors, and you'll wear it forever.  

I've been a little bored with my shoe options recently, and these half-creeper, half-loafer patent beauties are exactly what I need to bring a little edge to my closet. 

I'm still very much on the sweater-vest train, and this neutral one from Madewell with its subtle knit pattern is one of the best I've come across. 

You've been wanting a pair of The Row's barely there sandals but can't stomach the $$$? Enter this fun and flirty pair from Jeffrey Campbell.   

This sexy and sophisticated chocolate number is a great example of cutouts done right. 

This pinstripe satin shirt is giving me major TLC "Creep" video vibes, and I'm here for it. 

For effortless cool, pair this chain necklace with chunky gold hoops and an easy white tee.

Half-zipper sweaters have been trending for a minute now, and this one in tan is the perfect alternative to the much pricier Vince version. 

Checker prints are all the rage right now, and this hairclip is the perfect compromise if you want to bring interest to your look without committing to an allover style. 

A statement jacket like this plaid, quilted one is always good to have on hand when you're looking to elevate a neutral outfit. 

Minimal and chic, this sweater does it all.

Simply put, the slit on this slinky midi dress is everything. 

These have been my house shoes, road-trip shoes, what-I-change-into-after-Pilates shoes… They're a little grunge and a little luxe, and basically, I'm obsessed with them.  

Agolde has been an influencer-favorite brand since it first came on the scene and for good reason. These '90s-style pinch-waist jeans look like vintage Levi's 501s, but you don't have to spend all day searching for that magical fit.  

Feeling uninspired with your wardrobe choices as of late? This cute mushroom-print sweater-vest is great for adding a touch of whimsy to those days when everything feels basic.

Nordstrom's in house brand, Open Edit, absolutely nailed the leather-blazer trend with this faux version. 

I love when companies use sustainable fabrics, but it's even better when they do so at a bargain price. This ribbed crew-neck sweater is under $50, and it's made out of a recycled fiber blend. 

Up next, check out the 6 Knitwear Outfits Fashion People Can't Stop Wearing.