I’m using my career at Nordstrom to help you revive your spring and summer wardrobe using my 2023 fashion brand names edit. Start by shopping your closet for spring and summer versions of my New Wardrobe Checklist. This list is a capsule wardrobe itself. All the pieces on the list are the foundation for creating outfits with any other piece you can think of! Adding fashion brand name versions of these closet essentials is key to using high-low styling to create capsule wardrobes for every season. The fashion name brands in my 2023 edit have proven to be good quality, universally flattering, and one of the best ways to elevate all your outfit combinations. Get a list of my 2022 best-selling fashion name-brand items you can incorporate now HERE.
NAME BRAND WHITE BLAZERS
Without question, the most versatile layering piece in spring and summer is a white blazer. I love the effortless look a white blazer adds to a simple pattern sundress and the understated chic effect it can give to shorts and sandals. From work to the weekend, the right white blazer can be the backbone of all of your favorite outfits. If you select the right shade and the right fabric, you can wear it all year. A white blazer, black pants, and stilettos work for an easy dressy outfit every time.
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Meet “Khloe” my benchmark for white blazers this year. You can find less expensive blazers that look like this, but they are not the same. Khloe is 69% triacetate making her resistant to stains, moisture, sunlight, and wrinkles!
Khloe is 27″ long. I’m 5’4″ and she stops just beneath my bum making her the perfect length to layer over anything from a dress to pants. Now you can see why she was a natural choice for my new Work Capsule Wardrobe and also a Nordstrom 6 Favorite.
This timeless black Veronica Beard blazer is my best-seller year-round. It runs true to size and is available in sizes 00-24. Here is that same universally flattering style in a white linen blend. During warmer months, this Veronica Beard blazer works with a dickey which makes it easy to get a layered look without the extra heat and bulk.
This L’agence “Kenzie” blazer has the same fabulous fit as the Veronica Beard style but a slightly softer “hand”, as they say in the fashion biz. This bright white version makes it versatile and easy to wear back to any color of jewelry. This blazer runs true to size, but if you are between sizes or have large arms (not shoulders), you can size up.
FASHION BRAND NAME UNDERSTATED WHITE TANKS
Some of my favorite outfits of all time include a white tank top. I never pack without at least one. This season a ribbed white tank top was one of the key pieces in my Resort Casual Capsule Wardrobe, but I layer them all year long, especially when I travel.
Fashion brand names VINCE, Rag & Bone, and Anine Bing do the best job at making a quality ribbed tank top that isn’t too sheer yet maintains that understated cool vibe that mimics a men’s Hanes muscle tank.
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Natalia is 5’8″ and a 32DD. She is wearing a 31 in these jeans and a medium in this tank top. I’m 5’4″ and 32A/AA and wearing a 25 in these jeans and xs in this tank top. If you’d like more top recommendations that work well on busty babes or tiny ta-tas, check out this post.
FASHION BRAND NAME NUDE SHOES
The biggest reason women have a closet full of nothing to wear is they don’t own the right shoes. I can’t exaggerate the difference a well-chosen mix of neutral nude shoes, like these, with different heels will make it your wardrobe. Nude shoes match any color combination and are the most flattering shoes you can wear. Shop this mix of must-have styles now, then visit my Jean Shop to see which styles work best with all of your jeans.
Fashion Brand Names That Deliver
Here is a high-low list of brands I love that seem to deliver summer styles year after year that are stylish and comfortable.
When you find styles that you know you will wear on repeat consider investing in the benchmark designer brand versions. I always share my favorites alongside the designer-inspired look for less. This pretty Prada flat is on my designer brand bucket list, but you can get this fashion brand name look for less. Check out this similar sandal for under $50.
DESIGNER JEANS FOR YOUR CLOSET
Denim has become the new black in most women’s wardrobes today. My Jean Shop and free fit quiz are dedicated to helping you find the perfect style. My roundup of the best fashion brand names jean styles got International press. This summer, I believe a pair of baby blue or light wash jeans in one of the styles will do wonders for refreshing your wardrobe.