Summer

Men’s Fashion

Get into Gear: Introducing Suicoke Sport Sandals

If you need more proof that sport sandals have hiked out of the backcountry and into the mainstream, look no further than Japanese cult brand Suicoke. This quirky, anonymous collective initially specialized in Russian nesting dolls (featuring characters like the Grim Reaper), but soon transitioned into footwear—with spectacular results. A partnership with legendary Italian rubber manufacturer Vibram has resulted in rugged, stylish sandals beloved of hypebeasts and fashionistas alike.

STEP INTO SUMMER

{ 0 comments }
Men’s Fashion Style

The Last Hurrah: Late-Summer Style for Men and Women

There’s no better way to soak up the sun and the remaining moments of summer than with a late-season picnic. The berries are still bountiful; layer them on your desserts and cheeses. The evenings are cool enough that you can laze in the breeze on a blanket. And the sun is just right to capture golden moments with great lighting.

Here are some snaps from our last hurrah—one more outing with our pals, complete with yummy snacks and goofy moments. We invite you to come along.

SEE THE PICS

{ 3 comments }
Style

From Our Friends at Who What Wear: 3 Foolproof Summer Styles for Plus-Size Women

At Who What Wear, our editors get major outfit inspiration from fashion girls and celebs, and we love spreading the word about everything from affordable pieces we’re freaking out over to what’s trending now. Keep an eye on our guest posts for street-style looks, editor-approved must-haves, expert how-tos, fashion news and lots more.

Staying cool and put-together in blazing summer temps can be tricky for all of us, no matter our size, shape or style. Our foolproof summer strategy: pick a few go-tos to grab when we have absolutely no idea what to wear. We like to choose pieces that fit a certain set of criteria. First, they have to be effortless. Who wants to fuss with complicated clothing in high humidity? Second, these favorites need to be versatile. They have to have the ability to pair with lots of items already in our closets (including accessories) for endless outfit options. The more mix-and-matchable, the better. Third, these items have to be on trend. They should feel fresh and of-the-moment without trying too hard.

Sound like an impossible trifecta of style? Not to worry, curvy girls, we’ve done the work for you! See our top three plus-size pieces to wear now through early fall.

SEE THE LOOKS

{ 1 comment }
Street Style Style

5 (Easy) Ways to Make Your Summer Wardrobe Shine

Summer style should be easy. You have backyard parties to attend, and it’s too hot to sweat what you’ll wear. Thankfully, this season, we can boil warm weather dressing down to five quick additions that you can make to your existing wardrobe.

Here are some inspirational pics and our shopping suggestions to get you to that barbecue before the ice melts in your mojito.

SEE THE ACCESSORIES

{ 0 comments }
Beauty Interviews Men’s Grooming & Fragrance Skin Care

Celebrity Makeup Artist Patrick Ta Shares His Pro Tips on Summer Skin Care (Hint: It’s All About La Mer)

When you think of the crème de la crème of skin care, La Mer is a logical go-to. Its healing Miracle Broth, crafted from sea kelp and packed with vitamins and minerals, is the stuff of legends, perfectly formulated to repair and rejuvenate sun-damaged skin. So it should come as no surprise that La Mer’s lead makeup artist and global ambassador, Patrick Ta (who happens to work the famous faces of Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba and the whole Kardashian crew), has a serious sun-care regimen worth exploring.

We interviewed Patrick to get the rundown on his must-have La Mer products for summer and tips on how best to apply them. Turns out, we’ve been applying sunscreen and makeup in the wrong order for years. Consider us corrected.

READ THE INTERVIEW FOR EXPERT SUN CARE

{ 0 comments }
Beauty

Friends from the Floor: How to Prep Your Feet for Summer Sandals

“Friends from the Floor” is a series dedicated to sharing the latest product obsessions of our Nordstrom sales crew.

Peel off those socks, because it’s sandal season. Oh wait, did you forget something? It’s OK—it happens to the best of us. Just when you’re ready to rock your brand-new pair of sandals, you realize your toenail polish is chipped, your cuticles are craggy and your heels could use a good buff. Summer sneaked up and now your feet need some quick TLC.

If your regular nail salon is booked or you’re in a time crunch, fret not. We consulted with one of Nordstrom Spa’s top nail technicians, Cam Giles, for the expert lowdown on at-home spa pedicures, including what rock-star products get the job done. So slip on your terry robe and block out an hour. You’ve got this.

NAIL YOUR NEXT PEDICURE

{ 3 comments }
Style

What to Wear to Work When It’s Hot Out

The moment after we play tag with the snooze button in the morning, what to wear to work crosses our minds. There are several considerations: With whom will we be meeting that day? What’s clean? What’s ironed? What’s the weather outside? On hot summer days, that final concern is paramount and puzzling. Shorts and a tank top would never do, but the usual trousers and blouse seem stifling.

What to Wear to Work When It's Hot Out

Trouvé belted duster jacketNordstrom Collection stripe stretch silk dress | adidas Gazelle sneaker

We asked Nordstrom Stylist Morgan Dillon what to wear to work when it’s sticky, humid and blazing hot, and then our colleague Sydney Bright tried out the airy suggestions at Nordstrom headquarters in downtown Seattle. Let’s just say we’re big fans of her picks (and of fans in general).

SEE THE COOL LOOKS

{ 0 comments }
Style

From Our Friends at Who What Wear: Dressing for the Heat of Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Dressing

Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images/GI Entertainment

It’s heating up out there, but the hottest temperatures are yet to come. The sun is highest on June 20, the summer solstice, which also officially marks the first day of summer. Longer days mean more fun in the sun—and more time to show off your incredible style.

To help you figure out exactly what you should wear to beat the heat, I decided to share my list of summer-wardrobe essentials, from versatile sunglasses to the perfect bathing suit. As long as you have everything listed below, you’ll be more than ready for the longest days of the year.

READ THE STORY

{ 1 comment }
ALL POSTS Beauty Skin Care

Friends from the Floor: Our Beauty Stylists Divulge Their Desert-Island Picks for Flawless Summer Skin

“Friends from the Floor” is a series dedicated to sharing the latest product obsessions of our Nordstrom sales crew.

Summer beauty must-haves 2017 from Nordstrom.

Being stranded on a deserted island sounds like a brutal mix of sun exposure and skin care minimalism. But it’s the kind of serious scenario you have to pose to really weed out the vanity-table fluff. What are the bare essentials to beautify and protect your precious face under a cloudless, UV-packed sky? Even if you’re just “stranded” at an outdoor café with a glass of rosé?

We asked four of our experts in the beauty field to share their absolute must-haves for gorgeous summer skin. From sunscreens to lip balms to bronzers and illuminators, here are the ones our Beauty Stylists swear are worth the hype.

SEE THEIR PICKS

{ 0 comments }
ALL POSTS Interviews Style

Designer Adam Lippes Loves His Labradoodles and Vodka Cocktails in the Summertime

His first step into fashion was at Polo Ralph Lauren; his second was with Oscar de la Renta—where he spent almost seven years working directly with the legendary founder as the brand’s global creative director. So to say Adam Lippes is primed to be an important name in American luxury ready-to-wear is a bit of an understatement.

adam_lippes_dog

Adam Lippes with Lola. All images via Adam Lippes.

Says Vogue.com’s Nicole Phelps in her review of his fall 2016 collection, “He makes luxe clothes that feel of the moment without succumbing to fickle trends.”

But how does a guy like that—richly experienced, expertly angled at a bright future—spend his summer? That’s what we wanted to know.

SO WE ASKED HIM! CLICK IN TO READ OUR INTERVIEW

{ 0 comments }