I Tracked Down the Best Under-$100 Spring Basics From Nordstrom—These 28 Are Winners

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If you're looking for effortlessly cool style now that spring is around the corner, Nordstrom has got you. Since spring is the time for simplicity, I'm currently loading up my cart with chic Nordstrom basics. My favorite part about planning my seasonal wardrobe this way? It's so easy to integrate timeless, elevated pieces that'll last well into the fall and winter when I'm layering—especially when they come at such a good price point.

When a new season comes around, my goal is to never break the bank. That said, I also like to buy a few new things to spice up my wardrobe. Gone are the days of compromising on style or blowing your budget on trendy items that won't stand the test of time. We're making smart money moves this spring with these affordable Nordstrom basics.

No joke, our editors have been wearing these controversial jeans for months. Everyone in the office is on board!

This simple shirred shirt is adorable.

Perfect for April rain showers.

Okay, this looks rich.

Time to get a pedicure—sandal season is approaching.

Our editors love this classic warm-weather silhouette.

All you ever need is a well-fitting tank to layer with any outfit.

Mango jeans are always too good to gatekeep.

My jaw is on the floor.

I own these pants and can confirm they're just as good IRL as they look online.

Perfect with any pair of jeans.

I'll never say no to sleek slingback shoes.

For the friend who always needs replacement gold hoops, these come at a great price point.

Linen and spring just go together so well.

I'm obsessed with baby blue this season.

So chic.

I got this pair last summer, and they're still holding up so well.

No joke, I own both versions of this top—it's that good.

I've lusted after this skirt for months.

So easy.

Perfect for those warm-weather park days.

You can never go wrong with classic ballet flats.

Or a simple white button-down shirt.

Slouchy polo shirts will be huge this spring.

Who can resist this expensive-looking cardigan?

Okay, Mango, I see you!

A not-so-basic basic.

I'll leave you with this pretty find.

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Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)