Nordstrom Basics Are My Jam, and These Under-$55 Picks Are Bringing Me Joy

Everyone plays favorites with where they go to shop for certain fashion items. Maybe your ultimate destination for cute shoes is Shopbop (us too) or you go ham on H&M’s pretty dresses (same, again). Well, when it comes to basics, I’m a die-hard for Nordstrom. No matter what time of year it is or which direction my style is leaning towards at the moment, I can usually be found eyeing the retailer’s winning selection of wardrobe staples and, on occasion, adding them to my cart.

Since I consider myself an expert in this arena, I’ve taken it upon myself to showcase all the useful clothing items that are filling my cart (and my heart) right now. It includes items like TK, and so much more. Naturally, everything I’m loving at the moment is affordable, too, with nothing topping $55 in this roundup. So continue on to see all the best affordable Nordstrom basics which I’ve helpfully broken down by category.

For working out or going out.

It’s still summer, order this staple.

Even better than a racerback tank since you’ll always have the perfect tuck.

Make your retro dreams come true.

For wearing now and in the fall.

Basically the perfect oversized tee.

It’s always a good day for a $12 baby tee.

Perfect white tee, check.

Embroidery makes everything better.

Have you heard? Knit dresses are going to be big for fall.

A no-brainer, if you ask me.

The more LBDs the better.

The ribbed fabric makes this look expensive.

All the yes.

Olivia Rodrigo would approve.

A little distressing goes a long way.

I’m envisioning these as part of a chic monochromatic look.

Such a good length.

Yes, these are essential.

Cool and cozy.

Nordstrom shoppers love these affordable leggings.

I’m a sucker for anything with “cozy” in the name.

I said “wow” out loud to myself when I saw these.

Fun fact: these were made from recycled plastic bottles.

I don’t usually wear prints when I work out, but I can make an exception for this.

A classic.

Does anyone wear real bras anymore? Asking for a friend.

How can you resist?

You’ll regret missing out on these.

I’m leaning into the ’90s and never looking back.

For wearing with your tennis skirt.

I’ll always have room for another fun (fall-friendly) scrunchie.

Imagine the sparkle.

I think the term is Gorpcore.

I’m shocked by how cheap these are.

These are über useful since they minimize creases in your hair.

There can never be enough Nike crew socks.

Next up: 40 trendy, new Nordstrom items that won’t be in stock for long.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.