When you think of basics, the first thought that comes to mind is probably plain and simple t-shirts or a pair of leggings, and not to forget good ol’ jeans. While this is usually the case, it might be time to expand your horizons in this category. Basics don’t mean that you have to look like a plain Jane. It’s a category that allows you to express your personal style in the best way possible. And you can trust that Nordstrom will have you playing dress-up all day with these amazing finds. Here we have elevated basics.
There’s something for every mood, so whether you want to go casual or feel like dressing it up a bit, these not-so-basic items from Nordstrom will have you kicking up a fashionable storm in your closet. This is your chance to step out of your comfort zone and walk like you own the streets with this perfectly curated list to keep you on top of your game. So keep scrolling to see what your perfect fit is, and no harm in adding a few more items to your cart.
AFRM Zadie Semi Sheer Turtleneck (
Time to show off those curves in the best possible way in this sheer turtleneck. It feels almost like a part of your skin given how close it hugs the body and can be layered effortlessly well for any event.
2. Rag & Bone
Slip into the plush comfort of genuine shearling as soon as you get out of bed. The convertible slingback gives you a choice of how you want to wear it. It definitely is as comfy as it looks.
We love a good pair of jeans that are perfectly designed to flatter the figure. It is crafted to hug your hips and enhance your curves to give you an ultra-sleek fit.
4. Beyond Yoga
By far the cutest crop top we have ever seen. This top will likely be used for casual activities or stepping out for some fun in the sun instead of working out. The twisted detail adds a very chic finish.
WAYF x BFF Hollie Tie Back Long Sleeve Sweater Dress (
You already know how much we love a good ribbed dress. It is undeniably figure-flattering, and the cute back cutout adds a generous oomph factor. Whether you’ve got a brunch date or an evening rendezvous, you know this is the dress to wear.
6. Nili Lotan
Nili Lotan Print Silk Cami Dress (
The vintage vibes are strong with this one. The retro-inspired floral design gives this dress a very romantic feel, and that is perfect if you’ve got a big date planned. It’s even amazing to layer with.
If you’re unable to say something nice, let your t-shirt do it for you! The staple crewneck t-shirt by Ganni, crafted from organic cotton, comes with a hand-drawn smiley face to greet everyone who sees it. The best part is that it can be recycled.
You’ll definitely forget about shoes as soon as you slip into these decadently soft socks. It feels as smooth and soft as butter, and you certainly won’t get out of it.
The vertical ribbed detailing accentuates the look of the dress in the most flattering way possible. It gives it a lean and clean silhouette with a wide collar and deep V-neck, adding an even sassier look.
A denim shirt jacket should definitely be a wardrobe essential. Especially an oversized one like this because they are effortlessly easy to style. No matter what you wear, throw this on for the ultimate street style look.
11. ANINE BING
If you find your plain old trousers a little boring, here’s an upgrade you might want to consider. The classic pleated trousers get a contemporary twist with interesting faux-leather detail. Dress it up or dress it down, you’ll surely be the talk of the town!
Simple and classy, these two words perfectly define this top. Play around and layer with it or wear it as is, this t-shirt fits in effortlessly no matter what your personal style is. The flattering rib-knit design is the highlight of this top.
If you want to make your mark on the fashion scene, this puffer jacket will certainly do the trick. Crafted from vegan leather, it just as snug and comfy and a lot more sustainable. It’s definitely as soft as a cloud!
STAUD Cerro Long Sleeve Top ($285)
Everything that glitters is bound to catch someone’s eye. A chic sweetheart neckline complements the dazzle of this top exceptionally well. And if it’s a ribbed knit fabric, you can be rest assured that it’s already on our list.
A matching set is the best way to level up your loungewear game. With the top above and these amazing shimmery star-dusted pants, you can definitely shine bright like a diamond.