Spring may be a couple of months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s (ever) too early to start prepping your warm-weather wardrobe. In fact, looking ahead to this editor’s second-favorite fashion season—after fall, of course—is not only a welcome distraction from the winter blues, but it’s also an arguably good idea. You can never be too prepared, right?
And while we already know all the major trends as runway and designer pieces are starting to trickle into our favorite stores and online shops, one should also remember to focus on getting their selection of basics up to snuff. After all, what good is having the season’s It piece if you don’t own the proper essentials to support it with? I’m talking about blazers, T-shirts, jeans, shoulder bags, and more, and of course, I found them all at Nordstrom. Just keep scrolling to see the best basics for the coming quarter in every category, and feel free to do a little (or a lot of) shopping along the way. I promise you won’t regret it.