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It finally feels like summer, and Nordstrom’s new arrivals are ready for it. Filled with poppy colors, breezy hemlines, and a retro attitude, both their new men’s and women’s stock reflect the change in seasons, while their home goods department has a laid-back feel that says—no, softly whispers—“it’s vacation time.”
Here are the best new summer looks to add to your wardrobe:
Tory Burch Blythe Studded Genuine Calf Hair Clog
Whether you’re a champion of the “ugly shoe” or just looking for footwear to transcend the seasons, this clog is for you. The calf hair is a casual nod to the current animal-print trend, yet maintains a rustic elegance that will outlive any passing fad. This shoe is the stuff of summertime dreams—market bags and sleepy main streets, well-tended-to gardens, maybe Ina Garten off in the distance. Pair with some relaxed jeans or a favorite sundress.
Ace & Jig Leelee Dress
This dress is timeless and ageless: the tie around the waist is feminine and flattering, yet completely relaxed. With jewel tones rich enough to carry you from summer to fall, it’s versatile enough for a picnic or a date, or, better yet, a picnic date. Wear with some trendy white sneakers as pictured, or a sleek pair of black heels to take you into the night.
Nike Air VaporMax 2019 QS Running Shoe
The candy colors on these Nikes can only be described as delicious, and come just in time to brighten up your summer wardrobe. While Nike describes them as “running shoes,” of course they don’t have to be—they can give your all-white outfit some Miami Vice freshness, or can take your light-wash jeans and white t-shirt into ultimate summertime style territory.
STAUD Elio Off-the-Shoulder Midi-Dress
A dress that will perfectly compliment your summer tan, this piece by STAUD—a Forbes 30 Under 30 designer—features a flatteringly structured bodice and an A-line bottom that will keep you looking nice but feeling comfortable. Slightly-puffed sleeves are a modern edition of ’80s drama and a fun exploration of the popular off-the-shoulder look. The dress as a whole is a blank canvas: add some color to the outfit in the form of lightweight scarves, bright jewelry, or a tied cardigan.
John Elliott University Ink Bloom T-Shirt
It’s a white t-shirt—but with personality. This lightly tie-dyed shirt isn’t trying too hard, but maintains an on-trend blend of athleisure and streetwear. The mix of colors make it extremely versatile—pair with jeans, patterned shorts, or swim trunks as a beach coverup—and the sleeves mean you can wear it all year long. Plus, it’s 100% cotton, so it’ll only get softer as you do.
Gucci New Ace Logo Sneakers
Modern sneakers with a vintage edge, these mismatched shoes carry all the energy of well-worn pair without the shortened shelf-life. Detailed in Gucci’s signature red and green, their versatility makes them a no-brainer, and the envy-inducing logo inked on the side means they’ll sell fast, so get them while they’re hot.
Faherty Regular Fit Aloha Button-Up Sport Shirt ($158)
Take your vacation-ready spirit with you thanks to this understated Hawaiian shirt. The faded print steers it away from tacky—it’s more of a playful homage to the tropical shirt of yore. Fitted yet casual, it can take you from the beach to the bar, or vice-versa, and is easily paired with a pair of chinos or worn jeans when you need it to carry you into cool summer nights.
Versace 52mm Mirrored Round Sunglasses
With an old-Hollywood vibe, this golden pair of glasses is just waiting to reflect blue skies and palm trees. It’s a refreshing twist on other mirrored classics and a perfect complement to the sunny glow you’ll be sporting when you’re lounging poolside. The pair is a classy addition to your nighttime wardrobe if you want to keep the sunset out of your eyes while you’re dining al fresco, or bring your style to the beach—the slim construction leaves no space for sand.