As a fashion editor who covers Nordstrom regularly and peruses their site practically every single day, I’ve come to know the ins and outs of what brands, basics, and trend-forward pieces are worth snapping up from the trusty retailer. And since summer is in full swing, I already have my sights set on a number of stylish warm-weather pieces on their site—and daydreaming of all the cool ways to wear them. In fact, if you need some inspiration on what exactly to wear right now, without spending a fortune, below I’ve put together some chic summer outfit ideas—all from Nordstrom—for under $300. Whether you’re looking for a cool denim shorts outfit or simple summer dress and sandals formula, take a peek below for plenty of inspo.
Look 1 Total: $277
Who What Wear
Tops with wraparound ties are a huge trend this summer—which can easily be dressed up or down. Give the chic blouse a casual spin by pairing it with flattering denim shorts and a luxe market tote, and finish the look with elevated slides.
Pretty accessories can make an outfit. While they take up a good portion of the $300 budget, it’s very much worth the extra money because the chic shoulder bag and sneakers (in the prettiest dusty pink and purple hues) will earn you all the compliments.
A flattering tank top will be your go-to throughout summer. Pair a crisp white one with casual knee-length sweat shorts (these ones below are WWW best-sellers) and cool kicks. A little gold jewelry is the perfect finishing touch.
A versatile romper is the perfect no-think option when you need a summer-ready outfit in an instant. Play up the warm-weather accessories such as classic espadrille wedges and a basket bag to add interest to the look.