It's Official: These Are the 29 Best Pieces We Bought From Nordstrom This Year


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There’s only one month left in 2021, which is pretty hard to believe. But that means we’ve been reflecting on the year in fashion and all of the shopping buys that were truly worth it. Curious to find out some of the top-recommended picks from 2021, I asked Who What Wear editors to share their best Nordstrom shopping finds of the year.

So what made the cut? Ahead, we’re sharing everything from affordable basics that we wear again and again to cool, trend-forward finds to designer investment pieces that were worth every penny plus beauty staples that have earned the fashion-editor stamp of approval. Though there have been plenty of items that landed in our carts, these are the 29 best Nordstrom shopping pieces our editors ordered this year. I promise there are so many you’ll be inspired to test out for yourself.


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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.