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What to Wear with Booties: 26 Expert-Approved Ways of Doing It Right

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This just in from Google: “What to wear booties with” is one of this year’s top searches. As a fashion retailer in a serious long-term relationship with shoes, this is the kind of thing that gets us excited (and feeling slightly remiss for not having said something sooner!). For anyone out there seeking inspiration on how to wear them, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to style booties as seen on the street-style stars of 2015—along with the expert advice of our women’s styling director, Ruth Basloe.

What to wear with booties from Nordstrom.

As part of our Fashion Office, Ruth uses her encyclopedic knowledge of fashion trends and women’s style to translate to the rest of us her perspective on styling that’s as enviable as it is spot-on. Case in point: the following tips on putting the best looks together with—and looking your best in—booties. From making your legs look longer to the most flattering ways to wear this style, be bootie-baffled no more.


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Trend Recap: Shirt Style, Rufflicious and Shoulder Show

The Nordstrom Fashion Office identifies the biggest trends on the spring ’16 runways with links to shop them now in our stores and online.

Shirtdresses at New York Fashion Week, Spring 2016, Lacoste, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Narciso Rodriguez

Photos: InDigital

The shirt expands beyond the basics, getting fuller and longer—evolving this much loved classic with femininity and volume.

Shop this trend:

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Save: Trouvé poplin blouse | Spend: Current/Elliott The Long cotton shirtdress | Splurge: Alexander Wang low waist shirtdress

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The Best Trends from the 2015 Tonys | Nordstrom Fashion Office Picks


Tony Awards red carpet: Vanessa Axente & Joseph Altuzarra 

Nordstrom Fashion Office Women’s Apparel Director, Marie Ivanoff-Smith shares her favorite trends from the red carpet at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.



“The way to wear sexy this season is by bringing attention to the shoulders. It was embraced by Bella Hadid looking flawless and minimal in Prabal Gurung while Amanda Seyfried exuded feminity in her Oscar de la Renta brocade dress.”—Marie

SHOP: Strapless Dresses | Off the Shoulder Dresses

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Eye for Style: Fall 2012 Designer Collections

“Who wants to fade into the woodwork? If I had to wrap up what the season was about, it was about individuality.” –Jeffrey Kalinsky, EVP of Designer Merchandise

Jeffrey Kalinsky walks you through his favorites from the fall 2012 designer collections and his must-have looks for the season—all set to footage from our designer shoot. For even more, browse and shop our Portraits of Style Designer Lookbook. It’s all so luscious, we almost can’t stand it. Almost.


Five Facts About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Kalinsky, known for founding the acclaimed Jeffrey boutiques in New York and Atlanta, also happens to be our EVP of Designer. We’ve highlighted a few tidbits you might not know about the storied fashion insider.

1. Jeffrey grew up in the fashion business, working at his dad’s shoe shop in Charleston, so coming to Nordstrom was a natural fit—we started as a shoe store, after all.

2. Fashion cred aside, Jeffrey has a degree in communications from George Washington University. This probably comes in handy with the oodles of fashion designers he meets from all over the world. Imagine being on the phone with Rei Kawakubo one minute and Alber Elbaz the next—you’ve got to shift gears quickly!

3. When he opened his acclaimed Jeffrey boutiques—in Atlanta in 1994 and New York in 1999—the latter was a particularly daring move. It was the first high-end shop in the Meatpacking District, a neighborhood that used to be all about, well, meatpacking. Now he counts stores Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney, La Perla and Yigal Azrouël among his neighbors.

4. In 1990, Jeffrey founded Fashion Cares (formerly named Shoe Cares), an annual runway show and auction benefiting AIDS and breast cancer charities. Last year’s event raised $650,000!

5. Jeffrey’s tastes are second to none (working in the designer market for 15+ years tends to have that effect), so he gave us the scoop on his favorite designer looks for fall in our latest online feature, Jeffrey’s Fall Favorites. Check it out!