6 Chic Spring Trends You Can Buy From Nordstrom for Less Than $150

Is it just me, or is this year’s crop of spring trends particularly strong? From maxi skirts and granny jackets to cargos, flats, and—my personal favorite—elevated basics, I don’t recall a time in which I’ve wanted to invest in so many It-items at once. Of course, in terms of budgeting, it’s not quite as great a thing. My shopping carts and wish lists can only be described as scary and some major editing will need to take place before I settle on what I can feasibly purchase for the coming months. 

One thing that I’ve been working on in order to ease the blow of my next credit card bill has been looking for affordable versions of my favorite pieces first so that I can save as much as possible. Naturally, Nordstrom has been a trove of finds, so I figured I’d share everything I’m eyeing as of late—all under $150. Just keep scrolling to shop six of my favorite trends for spring and summer.

1. Tube Dresses


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I love this trend for a cool take on party dressing, and, thanks to its easy-to-master silhouette, there are so many affordable options to choose from.

Shop tube dresses:

2. Elevated Basics


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Chic basics are at the forefront of spring fashion right now, and as a person with a classic-leaning style, it's right up my alley.

Shop elevated basics:

3. Maxi Skirts


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More of my thoughts on maxi skirts here, but basically, my 5'2" self is loving the comeback of this flattering hemline. 

Shop maxi skirts:

4. Granny Jackets


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Would Emily Gilmore wear it? Then I'm buying it. But, seriously, this polished piece is a must.

Shop granny jackets:

5. Cargo Details


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We've officially reached peak cargo, so anything with those distinct pockets goes. Think jackets, skirts, and pants for starters.

Shop cargo pieces:

6. Ballet Flats


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If, like me, you got rid of all your of your old ballet flats after the last wave, not to worry because Nordstrom has more options than one could ever want. 

Shop ballet flats:

Next, 49 spring finds you don't want to miss, all under $49.


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. 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.