Best of the 2020 NSale – Fall Style, Activewear & Investment Pieces

Hi friends! It seems like everything feels and looks different this year, so I guess it’s really no surprise that Nordstrom Anniversary Sale aka the NSale does. It’s a great sale if you’re looking to get new fall or winter clothes and splurge on some quality pieces. This year, I decided to stay focused on the top three categories you all said you’d be shopping this year – fall stye, activewear and investment pieces. But before I get into the best for each category, here’s the scoop on the 2020 Nsale.

The Timing

A preview of everything included for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is online for everyone to view. This year, Nordstrom is granting early access to cardholders on a rolling basis — Icon status got access on August 4th, Ambassadors got access on August 7th, Influencers get access on August 10th and Insiders get access on August 13th. Then, on August 19th, the NSale opens to everyone.

Shopping Tips

  • Before the sale starts, go through your closet and think about what staples and/or fall and winter pieces you need (or just really want, ha!). Check out my Ultimate Fall Fashion Checklist if you need some fall style inspiration.
  • Take advantage of the preview option by saving the items you’d like to get in your wishlist. Then, when you get access, add your wishlist items to your cart as quickly as possible because many items sell out quickly!
  • There is a set number of anniversary sale items sold, but Nordstrom often reserves a portion of some pieces for the day the sale opens to everyone. So, if an item you want sells out when you get access, I’d re-check your wishlist items each day the Nsale opens to a new group.

Fall Style NSale Picks

Styling new outfits for fall is one of my favorite things, so I was excited to see y’all requested this category on Instagram. I guess I’m not alone! There are some great fall staples this year if you’re looking to add a couple new outfits to your wardrobe. I love the $31 floral dress, pictured below, and it also comes in leopard and a pretty green print.

The suede moto jacket, pictured below, is back from last year and there are a couple similar options that are a little cheaper – here and here. One of the best value items, is the long cardigan below. I saw it in store last year and was sad I couldn’t get it in my size, so I’m definitely going to get it this year. It fits true to size and is great quality for only $39!

nordstrom anniversary sale 2020 - best fall style inspiration

Click each item to go to the Nordstrom site where you can add the item to your wishlist.

Best NSale Activewear Pieces

With COVID still impacting life as we know it, activewear clothes will be the most popular they’ve ever been! If you have your eye on any particular pieces that I share, I’d save to your wishlist now and checkout as soon as you get access.

Zella leggings are always popular, so I was excited to see their joggers included this year (note: they have great reviews). The leggings with pockets, pictured below, are also by Zella and I’m going to snag a pair for postpartum.

nordstrom anniversary sale 2020 best activewear - loungewear and sneakers

Click each item to go to the Nordstrom site where you can add the item to your wishlist.

Top Investment Pieces at the NSale

With a baby on the way I’m not going to get any investment pieces this year, but it you have the budget for it, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale can save you a lot of money of high quality items that will last you for years. I got the SPANX leggings, pictured below, a few years ago and I’ve been super impressed by how well they’ve held up (note: Nordstrom does have a budget-friendly option if you’re looking for something more affordable).

Click each item to go to the Nordstrom site where you can add the item to your wishlist.

Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Did you find my shopping tips and top picks helpful? If there is anything in particular you’ll be shopping for let me know in the comments! I love to hear what you are looking forward to buying or wearing for this fall and winter too.



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