Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one editor, staffer, or influencer shares their top 30 must-haves or current wish-list items.
There are perks to being an editor, sure, but the truth is I'm faced with so much shopping temptation on the daily that I have to get creative (aka thrifty) when building my wardrobe. I've basically become BFFs with the high-low mix: For every occasional splurge, I offset it with a handful of more affordable buys. I swear this logic makes total sense in my head.
Nordstrom gets it. I'm certain that's why it's always well-stocked with five-star gems, from $395 sandals that go with essentially everything to $20 tanks that are perfect for layering. With all of that in mind, I thought I'd take you on a little tour of the spendy finds and sartorial steals I have stashed in my cart for summer. Consider it your own handy guide to all the very good things you can buy now to enjoy all through the sunny season (and well beyond, too).
Topshop Tiered Puff Sleeve Cotton Dress ($85)
Not your average white dress. Peep the link to see the back!
Staud Nicky Croc Embossed Platform Sandal ($395)
Chunky platform sandals for the win.
8 Other Reasons X Draya Michele Oval Chain Necklace ($50)
Is your jewelry collection really complete without a chunky-chain necklace? (The answer is no.)
Open Edit High Crewneck Cutout Bodysuit ($24)
If you're over checker prints, let me introduce you to this "floating diamonds" bodysuit.
Levi's Wedgie Icon Fit High Waist Jeans ($98)
These are a staple in my wardrobe—they have a perfectly high waist, are cropped at just the perfect spot, and make me feel super confident. The only downside? I don't currently own this light-wash version, so that has to change.
Who What Wear Sydney Slide Sandal ($99)
Thong sandals but make them chic.
Sandro Amaria Long Sleeve Dress ($340)
This dress is a whole vibe, and I'm here for it.
Treasure & Bond Rib Tank ($20)
The $20 tank that you need in every color.
Scotch & Soda Linen Blend Cargo Pants ($109)
Cargo pants are coming back, fam.
Kendra Scott Mikki Huggie Hoop Earrings ($48)
Chunky huggie hoops look extra cool when layered with a mix of other hoops and studs.
Steve Madden Balanced Platform Wedge Slide Sandal ($60)
These bring me back to my childhood in the '90s.
Madewell Lucie Linen Blend Smocked Midi Dress ($118)
Style this with lace-up sandals, a wide-brim hat, and a beaded purse for the perfect weekend look.
Who What Wear Mallory Leather Shoulder Bag ($150)
This may just be the bag shape of summer.
Ganni Crossover Slide Sandal ($345)
Ganni can do no wrong.
Open Edit Shirred V-Neck Top ($29)
This is the type of top that can make your simple jeans-and-slides combo feel special.
Agolde Crisscross Upsize High Waist Jeans ($188)
Give your jeans an upgrade with a criss-cross waist.
BP 50mm Rectangular Sunglasses ($15)
Super retro. Super cute. And super affordable!
BP Everyday Organic Cotton Sweater Tank ($19)
The perfect example of how you can wear knits during summer.
Ganni Organic Cotton & Linen Cargo Skirt ($295)
Not down with cargo pants? Let me introduce you to this cargo skirt.
Billini Zak Wedge Sandal ($65)
Had you shown me this shoe five years ago I would have rolled my eyes, but here I am, and I can't get enough.
BP Easy Floral Print Skater Minidress ($39)
Summer minis, you have my attention.
Madewell Paperclip Chain Necklace ($38)
Mix your gold chain necklaces with some silver ones for a fun fashion-forward look.
BDG Urban Outfitters Noori Lettuce Trim Tie Front Top ($55)
From the color to the lettuce trim, this top is just plain fun.
Madewell Stovepipe Jeans ($128)
Just the pants to pair with the above top. Would you look at that?
Staud Rio Platform Flip Flops ($295)
Fashion people flip flops? Check.
Open Edit Satin Camp Shirt ($49)
Camp shirts are the perfect layering piece and instantly make every outfit feel more cool.
4th & Reckless Lindsay Ruched Tank ($18)
I have a thing for ruching.
BDG Urban Outfitters Roll Hem Mom Shorts ($49)
The only summer shorts that matter.
Reformation Rylan Tank & Skirt ($148)
The color. That is all.
GU-DE Small Lisa Leather Shoulder Bag ($285)
How I don't own a tangerine purse already, I do not know.
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