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We’re loving mixing prints right now. Combining unexpected pieces—that you may already own—looks so fresh and extends the versatility of your wardrobe (bonus!). We know some trends can seem a little daunting at first. One reader recently asked, “But how do I get into the mixed-print trend without looking like I’m wearing my great aunt’s crazy quilt?” Read on for a few basic tips and the best ways to mix and match your patterns and prints.

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January 7, 2014

Trend Note: Blue and Tan

Okay. So it may not get a lot of points for being revolutionary, but we’re still spreading the word about how much we love this understated color duo right now. With the mixed prints and bold graphics that have been our style go-tos lately, a simple, pared-down blue-and-tan combo feels beautifully minimalistic—and so very wearable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate this look into your wardrobe now (by layering on accessories) and for when the polar vortex gives way to warmer temps (via skirts and sandals—yes!).

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Kate Bosworth is pretty much an expert on festival style. A Coachella veteran, she deftly and daringly mixes the latest trends for pitch-perfect looks that exude West Coast cool. So it makes sense that Topshop asked Kate to pick some of her favorite pieces of the season and then sent her into the desert with director Michael Polish, where they shot an ethereal video showcasing Kate’s captivating festival style.

Watch the film Here Comes the Sun

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Left: Check Mate, Topshop Check Shirt | Right: Desert Sexy, Topshop Metallic Camisole

Check out more new arrivals from Topshop or flip through the latest issue of the Topshop zine.

March 14, 2013

Stack This Way!

Stock up and stack up on the hottest bracelets, bangles and watches of the season. We’ve created a unique wristwear guide, featuring eight distinctive styles—from Earthy Urbanite to ’60s Streamlined—that will inspire you to create your own twist on your wrist.

Rock it out with Pretty in Punk styles.

Let your wrists be your canvas and stack up on artsy Part Deco pieces.

Be the queen of your jungle with City Safari wristwear.

If you’re the Americana Classic type of girl, we’ve got you covered with timeless styles.

Check out the entire wristwear stack-up style guide.

November 30, 2012

Imported Perfection: The LBD

Ah, the little black dress: a wardrobe must for every woman. Why not up the chic ante with a style that incorporates a decisively Parisian point of view? From Lanvin to Carven, embrace the LBD as interpreted by the leaders of French sophistication. Slip on a noir dress that’s elegantly minimal, yet crafted to contour the body with the most sumptuous of fabrics.

L to R: Pierre Balmain Asymmetrical Ruched Dress, Nina Ricci Silk & Wool Crepe Dress,
Lanvin Draped-Back Dress and Carven Puff-Shoulder Organza Dress

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The holiday season is all about creating unforgettable moments with ease. Maintain a seriously fashionable look with a timeless LBD. Find the perfect noir dress with a price point to match.

Need something to Wu for? In the latest issue of Teen Vogue, Jason Wu dishes about Miss Wu, his exciting new contemporary collection that will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom, starting in January.

Inspired by the iconic couples of the ’60s era—and in the present, already seen on First Lady Michelle Obama—Miss Wu was started for those girls who, says Jason, “want more femininity and color in their lives, while still being sophisticated and chic.”

With the New Year fast approaching, be the first to snag these coveted pieces that include shift dresses, leather jackets, and Jason’s signature striped cashmere. In the meantime, check out the Jason Wu style in his current designer collections.

Planning a sun-drenched holiday? Let Jeffrey Kalinsky, Nordstrom’s EVP of Designer, guide you through the most ultra-wearable looks from Resort 2013. From stripes to prints to zesty colors, practical elegance will give you a uniquely feminine look.

Jason Wu Stripe Crochet Sweater: “Jason’s use of color and stripes this season feels fresh,” says Jeffrey. “And at the same time, each piece works easily on its own.”

Marni Edition Belted Stripe Dress: “This look combines everything that’s current right now: print mixing, bold stripes and a cool silhouette.”

Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’ Faux Python Handbag: A lavishly scaled handbag ups the chic ante, and Jeffrey says, “This is one of the coolest totes around. I particularly love it in the faux python.”

Get resort-ready! Check out all of Jeffrey’s picks in Jeffrey’s Edit: Resort 2013.

We’ve officially entered the dark days here in Seattle. Grey skies, light rain and chilly temps have become the norm—but don’t think we’re complaining! If there’s one thing we love about this season, it’s the opportunity to rock cozy sweaters with almost every look. Read on for a roundup of our favorite Designer and Contemporary styles, from big and chunky to sleek and sculptural.

Leather Details
Add thick swaths of leather to a plain-as-day sweater—whether all over or just in strips—and you’ve got an edgy new take on a winter staple.

Marni Leather Front Sweater | Reed Krakoff Leather Sleeve Cashmere Sweater

Colorful Stripes
The bolder the better with this sweater trend. Anchor retro color combos on a base of black, white or grey.

 MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Nikolai’ Sweater | Jason Wu Stripe Crochet Sweater

Chunky Knits
Your dad’s fisherman sweater is back and better than ever—namely because designers are getting experimental, adding sheer panels, quirky hemlines and oversized cable knit.

3.1 Phillip Lim Chiffon Inset Sweater | Yigal Azrouël Duo Knit Sweater

Playful Prints
Here’s where your personality shines through. Today’s printed sweaters are as cheeky as they are chic. What’s your spirit animal? Wear it loud and proud.

KENZO Windowpane Sweater | Marni Edition Rooster Print Sweater

Smooth & Sculptural
This style’s all about shape. Look for dolman sleeves, exaggerated necklines and sleek capes.

Robert Rodriguez Turtleneck Sweater | Vince Boatneck Sweater

Whisper Thin
Don’t think we’ve forgotten our warm-weather friends. For those of you who love sweaters but live in climates requiring little more than a T-shirt, we’ve got ultra-thin styles that read “sweater” but won’t make you sweat.

A.L.C. ‘Franco’ Sweater | T by Alexander Wang Stripe Sweater

From lambskin to calfskin, supple leather handbags are a smart investment this winter, and luxe details make these favorites so lust worthy and timeless. Perk up a neutral look with a bold hue, or add texture to your style with crafty embossing. With so many options, you may just get carried away!


Pictured L to R: Burberry ‘Bridle Studs – Small Canterbury’ Leather Tote | Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Leather Dome Satchel

Tod’s ‘New D-Styling – Medium’ Leather Shopper | Michael Kors ‘Gia’ Croc Embossed Satchel

For more stylish options, check out our Fall Handbag Trends Guide