8 closet essentials under $35 at Nordstrom that will make you look extra chic and stylish in photos

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There’s just something about being outside during the warm summer months that has people whipping out their cameras way more often. Whether you’re lounging at the park or at brunch with friends, you can all but guarantee something is going to be snapping a pic or two.

Even if you’re not normally a person to pose front and center, there are easy ways to make yourself look amazing in photos. The easiest, of course, is to wear really great clothes that make you pop and stand out (in a good way).

While tees and tanks are comfy and easy to throw on on a hot and humid day, they don’t always translate so well in pics. The truth is, they can sometimes make you look drab and frumpy. Instead, if you want to look good in pictures, you’ll want to choose pieces that are a bit more elevated and have a special detail or two.

Luckily, adding a few essentials to your wardrobe that make you look extra chic and stylish in photos doesn’t have to be expensive. Start with the nine pieces below from Nordstrom. They’re all under $35 and will ensure you look fab in every pic you’re in this summer.

Astr the Label Bubble Sleeve Smocked Blouse, $27.30 (Orig. $39)

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Never underestimate the power of a black statement top. You should absolutely grab this Astr the Label Bubble Sleeve Smocked Blouse while it’s on sale for less than $30.

Speechless Puff Sleeve Tie Waist Dress, $33 (Orig. $55)

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The gorgeous green color and the slightly puffed sleeves on this Speechless Tie Waist Dress will look great in pictures.

Open Edit Shirring Detail Square Neck Top, $17.97 (Orig. $59)

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Perfect with white jeans in the summer or classic blue denim during the rest of the year, this Open Edit Shirring Detail Square Neck Top flatters lots of different skin tones and beautifully showcases your collarbone.

Topshop High Slit Satin Dress, $29.60 (Orig. $74)

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The slight sheen on this Topshop High Slit Satin Dress will translate really nicely in photos. Add a pair of statement earrings or a few layered necklaces, and all eyes will definitely be on you.

Halogen Cross Front Long Sleeve Dress, $34.50 (Orig. $69)

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Wrap dresses look good on everyone, and this Halogen Cross Front Long Sleeve Dress is no exception. Whether you’re sitting or standing, this gorgeous, easy-to-wear dress will make you look stunning in group or solo shots.

French Connection Puff Sleeve Top, $33 (Orig. $44)

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Perfect for a headshot, this French Connection Puff Sleeve Top comes in a bunch of colors. Get them all while it’s on sale.

BP. Rectangular Sunglasses, $15

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If you get caught off-guard wearing a less-than-stellar outfit, keep these sunnies handy. Throw them on before you smile for the pic, and you’ll look chic and gorg no matter what you’re wearing.

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