Let me preface this by saying I’m not a big fan of dressing rooms. The lighting is horrendous, I overheat, and the pressure of the store attendant asking me for the fifth time if “everything is fitting okay” is enough to make me swear off the experience altogether. That’s why when I volunteered to hop on the 1 train all the way up to Nordstrom’s new store in Columbus Circle to try on a whole bunch of separates, even I was confused.
However, suffice it to say, no one overheated, the clothes were cute, and I was only mildly stressed out after the whole thing was over. More to the point, the purpose of this endeavor was to unearth the best basics at Nordstrom right now. Because it’s almost the New Year, it’s a glorious time to take inventory of what essentials your closet is lacking so you can start 2020 on the right foot.
Ahead, see my dressing room snaps of 20 standout basics I can vouch for, and if any of them could be of use in your own life, add to cart.