I Put Together 6 Uncomplicated Looks From Nordstrom that Spell "Chic"

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It always surprises me that some of the best Italian meals I've eaten are made up of just two or three simple ingredients. "What's in this cacio e pepe?" I asked during a recent trip to Rome. "Pecorino Romano, black pepper, and spaghetti," the waiter told me. "Wow, that's cool," I responded. And it is cool. It's cool that the most delicious meal I've ever eaten was so incredibly uncomplicated. And when it comes to summer outfits there's no reason they can't be this simple and altogether spectacular too.

I've been applying this pared-back formula to my warm-weather ensembles—leaning into looks that don't take too long to put together but exude an effortlessly chic aesthetic. So today, I'm showing you six stylish outfits that feature a mix of elevated basics and trend-forward items that are made up of three or four easy pieces. The best part? You can buy every item at our favorite trusty retailer, Nordstrom. Keep scrolling for plenty of simple yet striking summer outfits.

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Look 1
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Loose and relaxed linen pants are a must in anyone's summer closet and always exude an effortless elegance. Pair them with a simple white tank top, strappy sandals, and an of-the-moment necklace for one effortlessly chic ensemble.

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Look 2
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For a simple and easy vacation look, opt for a chic black swimsuit (that doubles as a top) and high-waisted denim shorts. Keep the look polished with elevated accessories.

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Look 3
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It's not summer without a little white dress. Just pair it with a cool-girl straw tote, hoops, and flat strappy sandals to add interest to the look.

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Look 4
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A one-and-done jumpsuit will be your summer savior. This outfit requires zero effort yet looks instantly chic. Simply pair it with chic black and gold accessories.

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Look 5
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Miniskirts are having a major moment this season. For a chic look, pair a black one with trendy fisherman sandals, a strapless top, and a breezy oversize button-down for a hot day in the city.

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Look 6
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Whether you hit the courts (or don't), a cute tennis dress and retro sneakers exude a preppy-cool summer look. Finish with a baseball cap and a sweatshirt worn nonchalantly over your shoulders—simple, sporty, and stylish.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.