I’m the Nordstrom Fashion Editor—I Think These Fall Trends Are Most Important

Nordstrom is a go-to retailer for basically everyone on the WWW team. As a result, we cover trending products from the brand on the regular. It’s also intriguing to learn what actual Nordstrom staffers are gravitating toward for further style exploration. One of the said industry insiders happens to be Nordstrom’s senior managing editor, Kate Bellman.

In her role, Bellman is responsible for leading editorial content and defining Nordstrom’s style and tone. So, yes, it’s pretty clear why her picks and sartorial point of view are of interest. On that note, Bellman shared the fall trends she personally thinks are important. The looks in question also happen to be key for customers as well. 

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“Coming out of the pandemic and the rise in casual (and comfortable!) dressing, tailoring saw a softening with loose, languid silhouettes and a sense of ease. This fall, tailored pieces are as sharp as the new No. 2 pencils on the corner of your desk. Fitted, tailored silhouettes exude sexy confidence and are all business, while leather and faux leather add a touch of tough to the work wardrobe.”—Kate Bellman

“Bright, bold, electric color is injecting some mood-boosting energy into both our wardrobe and our moods. Tailored pieces are benefiting the most from this hue infusion as key pieces, such as the blazer or pleated pants, refresh from naturally neutral tones to vibrant statements. Pick a favorite color to wear head-to-toe in varying shades or be brave and take cues from the color wheel by mixing two to three different colors.”—Bellman

“This fall, we’re going nostalgic as we draw on retro references and maximizing on mod statements taking cues from the swinging ’60s. Miniskirts are on the rise as shortened hemlines are the new must-have silhouette. Colorful suits and luxe tweeds pair perfectly back to the tailored loafer, an absolute wardrobe essential.”—Bellman

“Sexy style evolves this fall, particularly for a night out and occasion dressing. Look for newness with lingerie details such as corsets and bustier necklines. Textures begin to emerge within this space bringing newness in silk, velvet, lace, and even vinyl. And let’s not forget #Barbiecore, which will have us all living ‘think pink’ this fall.”—Bellman

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