I consider Nordstrom to be one of my go-to stores. While I routinely shop the retailer online and browse the site on a daily basis as I'm doing market research for my various stories, I also like to visit the brick-and-mortar store when I'm near one. Recently, I did just that when I visited Chicago. But I didn't simply browse the racks. I actually had the opportunity to work one-on-one with one of the brand's in-house stylists.
That's right. I spent the morning with Lauren Meek (pictured above) as she pulled items she thought would work for me. And given that I'm always interested in learning how others define what's "in and out," I had Meek swap in pieces she thinks could replace some of the outdated items in my closet. Of course, though, I always note that styling choices are personal, and you should always wear whatever you absolutely love.
With all that in mind, keep scrolling for a deeper dive into what a Nordstrom stylist added into my offering. The pieces coming your way are all unique, but they all share a similarity, in that they're simple and easy to style. If any of the product categories catch your eye, I also went through Nordstrom's offering online to shop out inspired womenswear products that could be of interest to you.
Replacing Tighter Button-Down Shirts With Relaxed Shirting
"I love this trend because you can wear it buttoned up or throw on a graphic tee and wear it open. There are so many ways to style this piece!"
Replacing Distressed Skinny Jeans With Straight and Slim-Straight Jeans
"Your classic denim is never going to go out of style, but it is fun to mix it up with a trendier option. Distressed straight denim is more casual, so pair it with a loose tee, an open relaxed-fit button-down, and some cool sneakers."
"Whether you prefer low-top or high-top sneakers, this trend is easy to wear with everything! Throw them on with some joggers for running errands, jeans for a casual night out, or even cotton twill pants to wear to work."
"With work trends being more casual, I love a bomber jacket for an elevated yet casual look. The bomber is a great blazer alternative and can be worn as an outerwear piece on the weekend, so you'll get multiple uses."