The Best 21 Basics From Nordstrom That We Are Buying Right Now

It’s no shocker that the pandemic has changed the way we upgrade our closets. With most of our work being done at home and very few social events to attend, this new way of life demands us to turn our wardrobe into a more simplistic, minimalistic one. Essential pieces that barely got any wear are now at the forefront of our rotation. Not just to anchor your bold, statement-making pieces, but as a fundamental outfit choice. This necessity has brought about a major shift of trends in everyday fashion as we redesign our wardrobes to complement the current times. Enter: Basics! They not only define comfort but can also look polished and stylish at the same time

This trend shift is especially beneficial for Autumnal items like chic blazers, classic denim, and warm knits that’ll reign supreme for the rest of the year. And as always, we turned to Nordstrom to look for the best options for our 2020 list of basic fashion essentials. Here are 21 items that stole our hearts, and we’re sure, they will do the same to you.

1. Wedgie Icon Fit High Waist Jeans

Wedgie Icon Fit High Waist Jeans

A high-waist and figure hugging silhouette makes this vintage style Levi’s jeans a must-have.

2. Joggers


Cozy up in these joggers that’s perfect for Sunday lounging.

3. Rib Knit Tie Waist Maxi Dress

Rib Knit Tie Waist Maxi Dress

This classic rib knit dress is detailed with a tie-waist to cinch and shape your body the right way.

4. Live In High Waist Leggings

Live In High Waist Leggings

Black leggings are without a doubt a holy grail of the fashion world. Our pick is this moisture wicking pair made with figure sculpting fabric. 

5. Turtleneck Ribbed Top

Turtleneck Ribbed Top

Elevate your pair of jeans or trousers with this ribbed turtleneck top that keeps you warm and stylish.

6. Statement Turtleneck Sweater

Statement Turtleneck Sweater

Thick and chunky knit sweater with a funnel neck sweater and trendy blouson sleeves that is sure to keep you looking fab even on chilly nights.

7. Long Sleeve Sweater Dress

Long Sleeve Sweater Dress

Sleek figure-hugging sweater dress that looks laid back and effortless while breaking the cold – a total must-have.

8. Wedgie High Waist Crop Straight Leg Jeans

Wedgie High Waist Crop Straight Leg Jeans

Your search for that flawless high-waist jeans is over. This cropped pair is designed to lift up your backside and show off your curvy figure.

9. Long Cardigan

Long Cardigan

You can’t really enjoy Fall without a comfy cardigan. Our pick is this soft knit linen-blend cardigan that’s so lightweight and pairs well over anything. 

10. Plaid Shirt Jacket

Women’s Walton Colleton Plaid Shirt Jacket

You won’t want to get out of this super fuzzy and ultra warm menswear inspired oversized jacket in a classic plaid print.

11. Tie Waist Utility Pants

Tie Waist Utility Pants

We love these polished trousers with hints of utility design that’s undeniably chic. 

12. Ribbed Cardigan

Ribbed Cardigan

Keep your look effortless and trendy with this button-front cardigan that we’ve been seeing all over Instagram.

13. Plaid Blazer

Plaid Blazer

Stunningly sophisticated plaid blazer that can take any dull outfit up a notch.

14. Le High Flare Jeans

Le High Flare Jeans

70s inspired denim jeans with flares starting at the knee lends retro-chic attitude to your fit.

15. Dalby Leather Biker Jacket

Dalby Leather Biker Jacket

Add an edge to your street-style looks by layering on this flattering leather jacket accented with silver zippers. 

16. Pleated Sleeve Sweatshirt

Pleated Sleeve Sweatshirt

Amp up the chic factor in this neutral hued cotton-blend sweater with roomy puff sleeves.

17. Tie Waist Military Jacket

Tie Waist Military Jacket

We love this army inspired jacket that features plenty of pockets and a tie at the waist.

18. Riley High Waist Step Hem Jeans

Riley High Waist Step Hem Jeans

Trendy light washed denim with frayed hems that’ll pair perfectly with your fall tops, sweaters, and blouses.

19. The Nightingale Faux Leather Blazer

The Nightingale Faux Leather Blazer

Step it up with this glossy finish faux-leather jacket with a double-breasted silhouette that adds a polished finishing touch.

20. Crewneck Sweater

Crewneck Sweater

An absolute essential, this simple tri-blend pullover is ultra soft and comes in two neutral colors that will go perfectly with all your favorite coats. 

21. Plaid Blazer

Plaid Blazer

Make a sleek impression with this micro-check pattern plaid blazer made with smooth stretch fabric.

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