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It's officially spring, which means the time has finally come for us to snatch up all the cropped, short-sleeved, toe-baring pieces that our bundled-up (and locked up) selves have been dreaming of all winter long. Using the Spring 2021 runways as a guide, we turned to Nordstrom to pick this season's designer must-haves. From white cotton dresses to patchworked denim, getting dressed for the next few months will be all about mixing comfort with fun. 

Click through the galleries below to shop seven top Spring 2021 trends from Nordstrom before these wildly popular warm-weather pieces sell out. 

Show Some Leg 

The m.o. for skirts this spring is the shorter, the better. Take the playful patterned route in a bright striped Versace option or stick to sweet ruffles with an Isabel Marant style. 

Unconventional Cutouts 

Designers had fun revealing bits of bare skin in unexpected places on the Spring 2021 runways. Get in on the cool cutout trend with an exposed upper chest Ganni knit or with a bright orange side cutout maxi by Proenza Schouler.  


The pandemic forced a lot of people to get crafty, and those in the fashion industry were no exception. From a patchworked Etro button-down to a Monse trouser short made from a compelling mix of khaki and dark-washed denim, there are several ways to pay homage to the thrifty, DIY spirit that emerged from a year of lockdown. 

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Cotton Candy Pastels

Cotton candy pastels will give your spring activities the best kind of sugar high. Some of our favorite sartorial confections include an eggy white Coperni top handle bag and a pastel pink Valentino mini skirt. 

Sheer Style 

From sheer slips to see-through blouses, we're going to quite literally see it all this season. Lead the transparent pack with colorful long sleeve blouses that will give your undergarments the X-ray treatment, but will also keep your limbs covered up. 

White Cotton Dresses

Spring's favorite throw-on-and-go dress comes in comfy cotton form and in go-with-everything (except wedding guest) white. Fans of balloon sleeves will appreciate Proenza Schouler's midi version. 


From rust to sherbet to traffic cone, orange is a hot hue for spring. The blinding shade makes for the perfect statement as a leather bag or a bodysuit. 

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