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I’m a Former Fashion Designer, and I’m Buying These 6 Pieces From Nordstrom’s Fall Style Curation

  • August 31, 2023

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The weather this summer has been brutal, which has made getting dressed all the more difficult. Who wants to be covered in fabric when it’s 80+ degrees and humid? After wearing the same maxi dresses, shorts, and tank tops, I’m excited to start moving toward cooler weather.

When I designed clothes for a living, fall was my favorite season to develop and get inspiration from. You can take those barebone summer pieces and elevate them by layering long sleeves underneath or jackets and cardigans over top, but there’s nothing like slipping into a cozy knit dress that feels like a warm hug.

So, when I saw that Nordstrom had curated a fall fashion essentials edit, I had to sift through the collection to see what autumn staples I needed to add to my wardrobe. And after going through all 615 items, I am adding these six classic pieces to my cart ahead of the seasonal shift.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that I gravitate to trousers more than any other style of pants. They’re like the sweatpants of workwear, given that they’re so comfortable and make any outfit pairing that much more chic. You can dress them up with a mock-neck top and loafers or down with a graphic tee and sneakers, making them the perfect pants for any occasion. So when I saw Astr the Label’s Milani High-Waist Wide-Leg Pants, I immediately added both taupe and brown colors to my cart.

The trousers are available in sizes XS through L and feature a high waist, front pleats, wide legs, a zipper front closure, and spacious front pockets.

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