Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites & Outfit Ideas

Hi friends! Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale opens to everyone tomorrow, July 28th at 3:00 a.m. EST., so what better time to share what I got from the sale. Instead of sharing a list of items I wanted to share how I’d style and wear these favorites. So, hopefully you can get some outfit inspiration for this fall and winter. If you want to cut to the chase though, you can scroll to the bottom for the list of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorites.

As far as the outfits go, I noted below if any items were out of stock at the time of posting. I’ve seen a lot of things go quickly at the sale so I tried not to focus on things that aren’t available. That said, I did find and link some similar options for the out of stock items that are pictured below. If you are shopping the sale I recommend checking out with any popular items ASAP. It’s better to have a couple orders than loose something in your cart. Anyway, let’s dive in to my favorites!

Note: For more about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and my shopping tips and original top picks, check out this post.

Camel Sweater Dress & Cape

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I was pleasantly surprised with this French Connection sweater dress. It has a nice thick material and is honestly the classic sweater dress I’ve been keeping an eye out for so I was excited to try it on. This dress fits true to size and has a slit on the side that gives it a little interest and also makes it easy to walk in.

This dress looks amazing with the Madewell hunter green cape and pointed toe booties that are bot also part of the Nordstrom Sale. The cape can be different ways as seen below. There are arm holes in the cape that you can also put a belt through. It’s a cozy but chic vibe that’s perfect for fall!

Another favorite I have already been wearing non-stop is the pendant necklace (get ready to see it a few more times ;-)) that was included in the sale. It is sadly out of stock, but I did find a similar option on Etsy.

Shirt Jacket & Faux Leather Leggings

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The shirt jacket trend is here to stay and I loved the neutral grey colors in this one that’s part of the sale. It is lined with a soft jersey material and warm — definitely something you could wear late fall into early winter and pull out for early spring. I styled it with one of my long-time favorite Nordstrom Sale pieces — Spanx faux leather leggings. These are repeatedly one of my top recommendations from the sale because they have a way of elevating your typical fall and winter outfits. Seriously. They are worth every penny. I’ve had mine for four years now. Anyway I wear my normal size in both these items.

Currently, this plaid shirt jacket is only available in a baby blue and camel brown color, but I’m thinking it may be restocked for public access (fingers crossed!). If it isn’t, I found a great look-a-like option linked below! I also purchased a cream and brown plaid shirt jacket that’s part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It is still in stock and I mine should arrive tomorrow. Once I get that one I’ll let you know which one I keep on Instagram!

** DO NOT TO BUY ** I do not recommend the layering tee I am wearing under this shirt jacket. I wanted to love it because I the scoop neck and shorter length is cute, but it is very thin and see through. So, don’t waste your money on this. I’ll be returning mine.

Shearling Boots

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The shearling boot trend caught my eye last winter, but I never pulled the trigger on a pair. Many of the styles seemed to be a little too clunky for me or too expensive. But, when I saw these Marc Fisher ones were included in the Nordstrom Sale I was excited to try them out. And, let me tell you — they are AWESOME! I already know I’ll be wearing them a lot this fall and winter. They fit true to size and also come in a few other colors. They are currently fully stocked.

My plaid flannel shirt is part of the sale but currently sold out. Similar options are linked below!

Long Button-Front Cardigan & Pointed Toe Booties

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites - Long Cardigan and Pointed Toe Marc Fisher booties -

This long button-front cardigan was the best one I found in the Nordstrom Sale. I was surprised that I even like it a little more the popular Madewell cardigans that always go fast in the sale. Sadly, this one is not currently available in brown, but I’m keeping my eye on it to see if it gets restocked. It’s thick without being too chunky. The color is SO pretty for fall and its really really soft. This was definitely a keeper and honestly worth purchasing at the full price after the sale.

I also really like this floral midi dress and it’s also currently out of stock. But, I did find a couple affordable similar options, linked below. Another favorite for me this year are the Marc Fisher suede booties, which are replacing my well loved Target booties. I got them in the “Rhum Suede” shade and they are a very pretty cognac color. They fit true to size and come in black, white and other colors!

SHOPPING TIP — If you want to upgrade some shoes this year, I highly recommend checking out the Marc Fisher footwear options in the sale. They are such good quality and I have never found a pair of their shoes that fit weird or were uncomfortable.

Biker Shorts & Nike Sneakers

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I always check out the sneakers at the Nordstrom Sale & this year I was excited to see these Nikes were included. I decided to get them instead of the popular Adidas Swift sneakers which I have gotten during previous sales. The Adidas are included in the sale this year, but I wanted to branch out. These have an old school look to them that I love and they’re a great comfortable everyday, running errands type of shoe. The Nike sneakers fit true to size and also come in white with pink accents.

Another favorite item in the Nordstrom Sale is something I got before the sale — the Zella biker shorts. These biker shorts are awesome! I love them for working out and honestly just chilling around the house. Since I’m often holding our ten-month old, the pockets on both sides are SO helpful. They fit true to size.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

If a quick run down is more your style, here’s the list of my favorite items from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary sale:

  1. French Connection Camel Sweater Dress
  2. Madewell Green Cape
  3. Gorjana Pendant Necklace
  4. Thread & Supply Plaid Shirt Jacket
  5. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
  6. Marc Fisher Shearling Boot
  7. Treasure & Bond Long Button-Front Cardigan
  8. Marc Fisher Pointed Toe Bootie
  9. Nike Internationalist Black Sneaker
  10. Zella Black Biker Shorts

I hope it was helpful to see how I styled my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. I would love to hear what’s in your bag or what you have already gotten and are loving.

Cheers and happy shopping!


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