Nordstrom spring outfits: SPLURGE or SAVE?!

When I polled my audience a couple weeks ago about what YOU guys want to see, I gave a couple of ideas: warm weather activities and bathing suits or spring outfits! Most of you wanted to see some spring outfits, so I made it my mission to find the BEST pieces for spring!

California is still feeling a little chilly, as I imagine is the case in a lot of places, so I wanted to just bring the spring VIBE and get pieces that can transition seamlessly as the weather changes. Think spring with layering options for those still-chilly nights!

My top priority: SPRING DENIM TRENDS! I wanted to find a killer pair of jeans that tells the winter blues to get outta town. Must be: lighter wash, comfortable, totally flattering and easily paired with cool or warm weather tops/shoes. I tried on all the spring jeans (at Nordstrom-where else?!) for a looooooong time to find you the BEST two pairs that I think your spring wardrobe needs! I'm bringing you a splurge and a save option and, spoiler alert: I'm just as obsessed with the budget-friendly pair as I am with the designer pair!

nordstrom spring outfits
Chew Hem Ankle Jeans
Slide Sandal, similar here and here
Stripe Blouse
Kate Spade Satchel sold out, similar
Photos by Arielle Levy
cute spring outfits

SPLURGE Spring Outfit

The v best high-waisted non-skinny jeans

These jeans were love at first try. I love the simple distressing that is only at the knee, it makes them easy to dress up or down. And although I am a skinny-jeans-fan for life, I do think it's fun to try different silhouettes and if branching out to NON-skinnies is a priority to you, these are my very top pick. This winning pair of jeans is super high-rise, stretchy, and get all the stars from me (and from Nordstrom reviewers!).

Think: jeans that you'll be so comfortable in, you won't even care about whether it's time to swap them out for sweats. Yes, they're THAT good!

MOTHER jeans nordstrom
spring jeans
light wash jeans nordstrom

Ivory block heels

I paired the jeans with these heeled sandals to dress them up, but I LOVE the idea of wearing them with a front-tucked band tee and sneakers!

These pretty braided sandals have perfect ratings, are super comfortable and totally versatile. Although these are my “splurge” option, they ring up at $119.95 so they aren't a blow your budget shoe by any means. And you'll get TONS of use out of them! I'm so sad that these only have a few sizes left in the denim color, so here's a similar pair and here's another for less.

dolce vita braided sandal

Linen blouse

Did you know that Rails is one of Nordstroms top-selling shirt brands? I love their lightweight button downs, and this one is no exception. The fit is flattering but not stiff, and it comes in two different colors, including a wardrobe staple white-on-white stripe!

rails linen blouse spring outfit
kate spade bag

SAVE Spring Outfit

Light denim skinnies

This light-wash pair of skinny jeans gives the perfect nod to the 80's without feeling retro! They are super stretchy, the bum is actually really flattering (if I do say so myself!), and they are high waisted to hold you in! When I tried these on there was NO hesitation about them coming home with me.

And for only $78, I'm going to be getting SO much wear out of them this spring! They come in 4 different washes, and I'm wearing them in the Sunday Blue wash.

nordstrom spring outfit ideas
Montana Skinny Jeans
FREE PEOPLE nordstrom spring outfit

Dressy flip-flops

These flip flops are a dressier alternative to $3 rubber pool shoes! I honestly have no qualms about pairing these with a dress or skirt, but I can still wear them to the pool or beach because they are patent leather and easily wipe down. The color is on point and can literally be paired with anything!

flip flops

Transitional top

This $39 top might be one of my favorite recent finds! I'm wearing it in the gray and white stripe, but it also comes in three other colors. I love that it's not quite a long sleeve, and that it could easily be thrown under a layer if the weather stays cool. Or you could pair it with shorts and the flip flops for a casual lunch date!

spring top

Budget-friendly bag

This $49 hobo bag was a fun new find for me, and I'm loving it! It's the perfect size, not too big but you can still fit a LOT of stuff in it because it's not stiff. I've been buying this brand for years, and I can always count on their pieces to hold up and be fashion forward.

street level tote nordstrom


Aviators are always a good idea, and these ones have a liiiiiittle glitter on them which just makes them that much more fun! These sunnies are already super affordable at only $65!!!! Such a good “look for less” if you love Ray Bans but haven't taken the plunge on them yet. Run, don't walk, for this killer find!!

quay sunglasses
quay sunglasses
Ruched Sleeve Top
Pleated Faux Leather Hobo Bag
Montana Skinny Jeans
Photos by Arielle Levy

Chew Hem Ankle Jeans
Slide Sandal few sizes left, similar here and here
Stripe Blouse
Kate Spade Satchel sold out, similar

Ruched Sleeve Top
Faux Leather Hobo Bag
Montana Skinny Jeans
Photos by Arielle Levy

High-low Spring trends

When I went searching for spring fashion pieces, my first stop was Nordstrom. I love that I can create affordable AND designer outfits, all from under the same roof! And don't forget the services Nordstrom offers, like free shipping and returns, buy online/pick up in store, and curbside pickup! Plus allllll the perks of being in the Nordy Club! Shopping at Nordstrom has never been so easy.

Since there are so many killer spring and transitional pieces right now, we wanted to give a round up of our favorites both OVER $100 and UNDER $100! And for those of you who voted to see swimwear on my Instagram, here's a roundup of the best in that category as well!




Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. So many good items in this post! Do you think the hobo bag would work on a petite lady ( like 5’) or would it be overwhelming.

    1. Hey Jennica! Corrine said it’s really not a huge bag so she thinks it would be perfect even on someone petite!! 🙂 -Kourtney

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