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Back to The Classics

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Happy Thursday ladies. Trends certainly have a place in many of our wardrobes because they’re fun and small touches help keep us looking modern. But I’m back to the classics today because having them as the backbone of your wardrobe makes it infinitely easier to get dressed in the morning.

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective. I’m thrilled to once again partner with my favorite department store, to bring you a look made from their in-house brands.  Thanks for supporting the brands that support A Well Styled Life.

woman wearing classic black pants and blue cardigan
WEARING –  CROPPED V-NECK CARDIGAN  –  CROSS FRONT BLOUSE  –  SLIM PANTS –  MERINO BLEND SWEATER BLAZER  

There’s nothing like a classic blazer to add polish to your outfit. This Nordstrom Collection sweater blazer could take you to the office or dress up a pair of your favorite jeans, all with the comfort of a knit that never feels constricting. I love its substantial knit, which feels firm yet cozy. It comes in petite and regular, size XXS- 16W. I’m wearing a regular in small but the petite would be a better fit for me. I can picture this over a brightly colored tee and jeans with my favorite metallic sneakers for running errands.

You can see more of the Nordstrom Collection here, which is known for its classic, high-quality clothes, shoes, and accessories that are affordable and versatile.

WEARING –  CROPPED V-NECK CARDIGAN  –  CROSS FRONT BLOUSE  –  SLIM PANTS

Cardigans are another classic piece that I rely on to pull my separates together. I was thrilled to find this little cropped V-neck cardigan in this pretty blue because I wore the heck out of my camel one last fall. The cropped length gives it a modern vibe. It’s the perfect piece to toss over so many things including longer tops because they help define your waist without having to tuck things in.

woman walking

Most cardigans seem to be crew neck but I’m most flattered by a V-neck. I also love the way a V-neck cardigan duplicates the neckline of a button-down shirt or blouse. I’m wearing a small and think they run a bit large.

woman wearing blue sweater and black knit jacket

It’s made from an amazingly soft blend that’s over 50% sustainable fiber and just kissed with a touch of 2% cashmere. It feels so soft, you’d think it had a lot more. This cutie comes in 4 colors, XXS-XXL. They say it runs large, but that would depend on what you want to wear under it.

woman weaing white blouse and blue sweater
WEARING –  CROPPED V-NECK CARDIGAN  –  CROSS FRONT BLOUSE  –  SLIM PANTS –  MERINO BLEND SWEATER BLAZER  

A classic white blouse is mandatory in my wardrobe. This one is also by Halogen, a brand known for its affordable essentials. I love that this is a soft white with no yellow tone. It’s called ivory cloud and that’s what it looks like…clouds. This also comes in several patterns and colors but I could not resist the white which will go with everything. I also just ordered this cotton-blend sweater for spring, in the same Ivory cloud.

The softly draped, crisscross front has a snap closure to keep the wrap closed and maintain your modesty. It comes in regular and petite sizes, XXS -XXL. I’m wearing a small in regular and the length is perfect for my long torso. The front measures 21″ and the back 26″ so it appears to be half-tucked with no tucking required.

woman leaning on wall wearing classic blue and black outfit

My slim-leg pants are a quintessential classic style front zip closure, belt loops, and rear besom pockets in a smooth gabardine-type fabric with stretch. Where would we be without stretch in our fabrics?

woman sitting on bench
WEARING –  CARDIGAN  –  PULLOVER  –  SLIM PANTS  –  CLASSIC CABLE HOOP EARRINGS  –  SLIP-ON SNEAKER

These pants are versatile enough to wear with sneakers or could take you out in the evening with a sparkly sweater and evening bag.

The website shows they’re almost sold out but my store has plenty on hand so I encourage you to call your local Nordstrom, ask for the Halogen Slim Legs pants with the high waist, and use their BOPUS feature. Simply buy online, then pick up in the store. They’ll even bring it out to your car for curbside pickup.

I reach for a classic pullover most days this time of year and am loving these Halogen ones in a soft merino blend. This blue is paler than my photo’s show and closer to what you see on the website. It comes in a v-neck version here, and multiple colors. size XS-XXL, I am wearing a small.

classic blue and black outfit from nordstrom
WEARING –  PULLOVER  –  SLIM PANTS  –  CLASSIC CABLE HOOP EARRINGS  –  SLIP-ON SNEAKER

I love Nordstrom for so many reasons including their amazing customer service with free shipping and returns, price-matching so you always pay the lowest price and their Nordy Club. It’s free to join and you earn points every time you shop that you can spend on future purchases.

Do classics make up the backbone of your wardrobe?

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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