From Our Friends at Who What Wear: 5 Red Carpet-Approved Handbag Trends Everyone Should Try IRL

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While I love shoes as much as the next person (seriously, my closet is overflowing with them at this point), it’s bags that I love most when it comes to accessories. There’s nothing I enjoy more than turning to the runway or the street-style set to identify the cool handbag trends we’ll soon be seeing everywhere (ring bags à la Chloé, anyone?). But to be honest, I often spot some of the chicest new silhouettes on the red carpet. And while you’d think most of these styles would be too fancy for your everyday life, I’m here to tell you that some top finds can seamlessly fit into your closet and work for both formal and casual occasions.

Red Carpet handbags

Ahead, you’ll find five handbag trends that stun on the red carpet and have the potential to be stunning on you as well. I promise there’s something for everyone here. Because when it comes to completing your perfect outfit, it’s in the (red carpet) bag.

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Actor Taye Diggs Shows Off His Acting Chops in Our Promos & Talks About His Theater Roles

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Just ahead of the 2017 Tony Awards, we chatted with star of stage and screen, possessor of an infectious grin and undeniable charm, Taye Diggs to discuss the year in theater, his own past performances and what he’s working on now.

Actor Taye Diggs

Taye also took the time to ham it up in front of our cameras. Catch his act in action.

OUR TALK WITH TAYE DIGGS

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Asking for a Friend: How to Wear Slides to Work

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“Asking for a Friend” is our advice series that seeks to solve all manner of fashion predicaments. 

How often do you build your workday look from the shoes up? Often, right? And how often do you prioritize comfort? Often, right? At this time of year, that’s going to lead us to the sandal section of our closets.

The question: Are slides, by nature, too casual for the office—or are there ways to work the sport-chic angle for the 9-to-5?

All images by Victoria Kovios

The solution: Putting the more casual, après-workout varieties aside, it’s totally possible and completely modern to rock a fashion slipper among colleagues and partners. But here’s the deal: the fact of the matter is that you will always and only look great when you feel great. If your gut feeling is that a pair of slides—or any item—feels too casual, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to stride into the conference room feeling confident.

On the other hand, if you feel good about a look, all that’s left to do is own that feeling and walk (or, uh, slide) right through the door. Whether your office is a lifestyle-vibe coworking space, a classic corporate HQ or a startup with an open-plan room full of cozy quarters—or, really, anywhere in between—we offer these four looks for your consideration.

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Inside Lanvin FW 17 with Nordstrom Men’s Designer Buyer Dan Drewes

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Our designer selection is the result of Nordstrom buyers traveling to visit brands, exercising their fashion expertise, and choosing items they like and think you will too. Here’s what men’s designer buyer Dan Drewes had to say about our fall and winter 2017 selection from Lanvin.

SHOP: Lanvin

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Fair Isle Punk: Inspirations Behind Valentino’s FW 17 Collection

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Each season we look forward to new creations from Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, who deftly balances elegance and playfulness in his menswear. We asked the legendary Italian design house what inspired their fall and winter 2017 pieces. Here’s what they said.

SHOP: men’s designer

Valentino menswear is sold in-store only. Call our designer specialists at 1.877.543.7463 for phone orders, or to inquire about the selection at your nearest Nordstrom.

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Talking About Cute Pups, Cool Tees and Giving Back with n:Philanthropy Founder Yvonne Niami

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n:Philanthropy's Yvonne Niami

Yvonne Niami with her rescue Papillon pup, Paris

Known for toughening up supersoft tees and cotton pullovers with strategic distressing and laces, n:Philanthropy makes wardrobe basics surprisingly cool.

But the label isn’t just about looking great: the L.A. company donates ten percent of its net proceeds to pediatric cancer research and animal abuse prevention, focusing its charitable giving on the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In 2016, the company donated $350,000 to these organizations and other local charities. So far this year, the company has donated $200,000. Plus, when it comes to animal welfare, at n:Philanthropy headquarters it’s not uncommon for rescue pups to double as coworkers.   

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Shop the Shoes: Sandals in Palm Springs and L.A.

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When it comes to casual comeliness, California girls really do have it down—all the way to their toes. We took some foot notes on the sandals that the ladies in L.A. and Palm Springs are wearing this summer. It’s a thing we like to do.

Click on a pair to shop these sunny soles or similar styles right now.

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Asking for a Friend: How to Work a Blazer into Your Summer Uniform

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“Asking for a Friend” is our advice series that seeks to solve all manner of fashion predicaments.

Images by Karya Schanilec

The question: How to style a blazer this summer while also doing what we really want (which is to wear the same thing every day)?

The solution: Make a uniform out of a lightweight blazer and olive chinos.

Check out Nordstrom men’s marketing planner Doug Ta’a doing a little off-duty modeling. He demonstrates 1) olive green pants look good with everything, and 2) lightweight blazers are extremely versatile. Wear them together and you have a perfect summer uniform. At work, pair the blazer with a tucked-in dress shirt. Literally any other time, rock a T-shirt or a hoodie underneath the blazer, cuff your pants, grab some sneakers and you’re good.

SHOP: blazers and sport coatsstriped shirts | hoodies | chinosRay-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses

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Poet Tyler Knott Gregson Discusses Poetry & Baseball with His Dad

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The poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson publishes a snapshot of his mind on his Instagram account daily—actually, he publishes two. One features a haiku exploring love, usually written in ink on a torn page. The second, a brief stanza or two typed on a scrap of paper, is part of his ongoing Typewriter Series. Gregson’s poetry attracts an active social following that has earned him several book deals. To date, the Helena, Montana, resident has published three (well-received) collections of his unvarnished, frank musings.

We were in the room when Tyler wrote a Father’s Day poem for his dad, Glenn “Goose” Gregson, a Boston Red Sox Latin American pitching coordinator and former minor league baseball pitcher. Pretty sweet, right? So was the conversation that followed.

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From Our Friends at Who What Wear: Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Definitely Use

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For this year’s round of Father’s Day inspiration, the Who What Wear editors were assembled and asked to share what they plan on giving their dads on June 18.

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Unsurprisingly, they already had the ideal gifts picked out, and their explanations for their picks are even more perfect. So if you’re finding yourself at a dead end or simply haven’t even thought about what your dad might want this year, we give you full permission to copy our genius gift ideas. From a brand-new card case to the perfect casual button-down, get ready to shop the best Father’s Day gifts on the market.

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