Sales can be a fantastic time to plan for the upcoming season and to create your fall 2021 capsule wardrobe. So, as well as thinking about what to wear now, think about what you can wear for Fall if you’re shopping the much-anticipated Nordstrom Sale.
Nordstrom asked me to select my favorite picks from their Nordstrom made brands. Take a look below and you’ll see there are plenty of discounted clothes, shoes and accessories in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which runs through to August 8, to put together all your Fall outfits.
What to add to your fall 2021 capsule wardrobe from the sale
For our fall 2021 capsule wardrobe I’ve deliberately opted for items that won’t date with a mix of clothes I can wear in warmer weather through to sweaters, coats and boots for when the temperature cools down.
Take a look below at my choices, which are all from Nordstrom Made brands and you’ll see you could, for example, easily team the t-shirt, asymmetric skirt and sneakers for summer and then add a sweater and high boots instead for winter and fall.
tops for your fall 2021 capsule wardrobe
When looking for tops in the sale, I’ve chosen colors, patterns and shapes that won’t go out of style. I’ll be wearing the longer tunic style top with leggings as I like the high-low style which provides coverage at the back.
I also like the cropped style of the red sweater, which will look good worn over longer shirts, or on its own with high-waisted pants and skirts.
coats & jackets
There are plenty of coats and jackets to choose from in the Sale this year. Look out for belted or straight wool styles that you can wear year-after-year as well as printed styles that are on trend right now.
For our fall 2021 capsule, I love the clean, simple lines of the cream wool and cashmere blend coat (below) and I think the striped coat would also look good worn as a shirt dress.
pants & skirts for the fall 2021 capsule wardrobe
There’s a good selection of Zella athletic wear in the sale, so if you’re looking for exercise or leisure clothes, now is a good time to treat yourself. The Zella leggings and sweatpants (below) could definitely form the basis for plenty of your casual Fall outfits for the new season.
I also love the asymmetrical hemline on the satin skirt (below). It also comes in a pink floral shade, which would be perfect for summer. I’m tempted by both! An asymmetric skirt makes every outfit just a little bit more unique and edgier and of course your can combine it with any top.
shoes and boots
Now, onto shoes and boots, as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can definitely be a good time to pick up your winter boots for less.
The knee-high boots (below) will look good worn over your skinny jeans or leggings. Or, you could wear them under your dresses to make sure you can wear your summer dresses for longer.
Meanwhile, the boots, mules and sneakers will be stylish transitional choices as the weather changes.
accessories for the fall 2021 capsule wardrobe
I’ve been inspired by the idea of travel with the accessories I’ve chosen from the sale, so a good backpack and beltbag are on my wishlist. A lightweight scarf will add just a little warmth for transitional weather, and adding a pair of earrings to your outfit will elevate your look.
The complete fall 2021 capsule wardrobe
You can see below how you might choose to put together some of the tops, bottoms, coats, shoes and accessories shown above.
I’m sure many of my choices would go with what you already have in your wardrobe, and you could also mix and match the outfits below around to come up with plenty of different looks.
For example, you could team the leopard print top with the asymmetric skirt. Or, you could tuck the tunic top into the wider leg pants or skirt for a different look. I think the red sweater would also look lovely with the lilac coat for a slightly unexpected color combination, or you could try a bit of pattern mixing by trying the print coats over the print tops.
What will you add to your fall 2021 capsule wardrobe from the Nordstrom anniversary sale? I’d love to know what you choose. Let me know in the comments below
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