These Under-$150 Summer Trends at Nordstrom Are Calling My Name Right Now

While we may still be in spring, my mind can’t stop thinking about a hopeful and exciting summer ahead. Not only will I be taking my first vacation (in what seems like a lifetime), but I’m also really looking forward to dressing up in some fun, lightweight, and trendy warm-weather pieces to boost my mood as the world slowly begins to reopen.

This past week, I scoured our favorite trusty retailer, Nordstrom, to see what affordable gems I could scoop up to get me in the summertime spirit. Below, I’m sharing some of my chicest finds that hit on some of summer 2021’s biggest trends. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe for the new season, keep scrolling for some trendy finds, from cool retro florals to flatform sandals.

Retro Florals



On everything from swimsuits to dresses, this summer's florals are throwbacks to the '60s and '70s—bringing a retro feel to your summertime look.

Whether you opt for slides, espadrilles, sporty sandals, or thong sandals this season, it's all about the cushy flatform sole.

Modern Pearls



Pearls will never go out of style, and this summer, we're seeing plenty of modern and cool iterations, from mixed-metal necklaces to bold mother-of-pearl earrings and pearls mixed with crafty and colorful gems.

Bucket Hats

Bucket hats are a fashion-girl favorite, adding the perfect finishing touch to any warm-weather outfit. They're already all over Instagram, so whether you opt for a fun print or a classic color, you'll look altogether on-trend.


Cutouts continue to reign supreme this season. From dresses with side cutouts to tops with keyhole backs, it's all about subtle skin-baring pieces for summer.

Crafty Bags



The best bag for summer 2021 is humble and handmade. Think straw bags, net market totes, woven totes, and crochet carryalls.

Delicate Ties



Tiny ties are everywhere this season. Whether it's a top with slinky ties wrapped around a bare midriff or crisscrossing cords on a backless dress, this summer is the time to get yourself some strappy action.