I Got a Nordstrom Stylist to Make 5 Outfits for Me (and Every Piece Is on Sale)

While my job may involve telling other people what to buy and wear all day, there’s no denying that, even as an editor, at times I’m at a loss for an outfit idea myself. Hey, it happens to the best of us, and when it does there’s no shame in reaching out for a little help. In fact, I hear it’s encouraged. So, when recently I became aware that everyone’s favorite store and shopping site, Nordstrom (duh), provides free styling services for anyone in the form of virtual appointments, chats, and pre-curated looks, I couldn’t help but reach out and see what they could do for me.

After getting paired with stylist Ebony Campbell, I provided a little mood board that illustrated some of my go-to looks and overall vibe. I then asked if she could curate five different outfits for me to wear when I’m no longer expecting come fall—something I'm pretty excited about! Oh, and since they happen to be in the midst of their famous Anniversary Sale at the moment, I (rather shamelessly) asked if Campbell could stick to the marked-down section of the site, too. She was kind enough to oblige, and if now you're thinking it doesn't get better than that, I must say I agree with you. One final upside, however, is that while these outfits were, in fact, tailored to my style, I think you'll agree upon seeing them that they are universally cool and might just want to shop them for yourself—so really, we're all winners here. To get started, just keep scrolling. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom)


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Look 1

"Even when wearing sweats, Nicole is dressing in a really intentional, chic way. So, for this laid back look, I went with an updated, elevated style and kept it tonal, down to the silver details."

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Look 2

"I love how Nicole will wear all black and then pop her look with a single statement print or texture. I think this more abstract animal print feels really fresh as does the lug sole boot – my favorite piece this season."

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Look 3

"Looking polished, feminine and edgy – all at the same time – is something Nicole has clearly mastered, and I think this look reflect that with with its simple black and white palette, delicate details and high-waisted leather shorts."

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Look 4

"I think Nicole would rock a playful, graphic print dress like this, and the fit would be amazing on her. It even has a high slit to show off her long legs. I find a soft dress like this really comfortable, so I paired it back to a cardigan to keep the look easy, along with the boots that also add a nostalgic grunge feel."

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Look 5

"Playing with proportion is also something that Nicole excels at and I’m loving the look of a long blazer over short skirt of the same or similar length. I added a simple heel and refined accessories to keep the look polished."

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Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.