Will you be shopping the Nordstrom fall sale this year?

I always think it’s a great time to pick up either some classic, timeless pieces to add to my own closet, or do buy gifts for loved ones ready for the festive season.

What to look out for in the fall sale this year

It’s easy to make a “mistake” when shopping in the sales. How many things have you bought in the sale simply because they were discounted, but have now pushed them to the back of your closet?

The best way to shop the sales is to keep an eye out for style classics that you will wear season upon season.

Here’s what I have my eye on. How about you?

You may also want to check out our list of Christmas gift ideas for the whole family since the holidays are here!

Tory Burch leather crossbody bag

I can’t decide between the white or gray heron color, which appeal to my minimalist wardrobe tendencies, or the deep green malachite shade.

They’re all lovely, and this Tory Burch leather crossbody currently has 33% off, down to $239.86 in the fall sale.

Tory Burch ‘Chelsea’ leather crossbody bag | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch ‘Chelsea’ leather crossbody bag

leopard loafers

Animal print, and leopard print in particular, will never go out of style, making it a great option to buy in the fall sale.

The pointed toe on these Sole Society loafers give them a modern edge.

They would be great to dress up jeans and a shirt or t-shirt. Or you could wear them for a dressier occasion with wide-leg pants.

40% off, down to $53.96

Sole Society ‘So-Kapa’ asymmetrical loafer | 40plusstyle.com

Sole Society ‘So-Kapa’ asymmetrical loafer

Turtleneck sweater

Looking for a nice new cozy sweater? This turtleneck from Nordstrom is a complete classic and could look good with leggings as it’s a longer tunic style which will cover your hips.

There are 7 colors to choose from in the fall sale, including this lovely teal.

40% off, down to $47.40

Chelsea28 turtleneck sweater | 40plusstyle.com

Chelsea28 turtleneck sweater

There are more ideas here on what to wear with leggings.

Hunter rain boots

Do you need a pair of rain boots as the weather gets wetter and colder? You really can’t go wrong with a pair of classic Hunter wellies.

33% off, down to $99.90

Hunter tall waterproof rain boot | 40plusstyle.com

Hunter tall waterproof rain boot

Beautiful knee high boots

The fall sales are always one of the best times to buy a new pair of boots for the upcoming season.

It’s perfect timing – as the prices are marked down, but knee-high boots are definitely still seasonally appropriate, so you’ll be able to wear your new purchase in the months to come.

These Vince Camuto boots come in either black suede, snakeprint or this eye-catching shade of beige.

40% off, down to $139.90

Vince Camuto 'Nestel' knee high boot | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto ‘Nestel’ knee high boot

double-breasted pea coat

This classic peacoat now has 35% off so is down to just $37.90, making it a real bargain.

The tortoiseshell buttons add a stylish touch.

Thread & Supply double breasted peacoat | 40plusstyle.com

Thread & Supply double breasted peacoat

waterproof booties

If you’re looking for ankle booties rather than a knee-high pair, how about this waterproof suede option from Blondo?

They come in either gray, black, camel or taupe.

33% off, down to $99.90

Blondo ‘Nina’ waterproof suede boot | 40plusstyle.com

Blondo ‘Nina’ waterproof suede boot

Ballet flats

Another style classic that will never date are these Minnie ballet flats from Tory Burch, which have fantastic reviews on Nordstrom.

I like the black cherry, but they are also on sale in black and a dark olive green.

35% off, down to $152.76 to $159.46

Tory Burch ‘Minnie’ ballet flat  | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch ‘Minnie’ ballet flat

Satin dress

This satin dress is not only an on-trend midi length, but it also has sleeves (if you prefer not to show your upper arms) and is very versatile.

You could wear with heels and a clutch bag for evening or with a moto jacket and boots for daytime.

If you’re too cold, you could always wear a turtleneck underneath it.

40% off, down to $77.40

Rachel Parcell cheetah print satin wrap dress | 40plusstyle.com

Rachel Parcell cheetah print satin wrap dress

cashmere gloves

You can wear these leather, cashmere-lined gloves year after year yourself, or they would make a great Christmas gift.

Plus, you can use them with your touchscreen if you still want to be able to text and make calls while keeping your hands warm.

25% off, down to $74.25

Nordstrom cashmere lined leather gloves | 40plusstyle.com

Nordstrom cashmere lined leather gloves

For more present ideas take a look at the best gifts for women over 40.

flattering drap top

In a flattering drape, this top would look great with jeans and is a good option if you’re looking for tops to hide your belly area.

40% off, down to $29.40

Loveappella cross drape top | 40plusstyle.com

Loveappella cross drape top

ice blue coat

How beautiful is this shade of ice blue?

A statement coat that would instantly elevate any outfit, this Cole Haan wrap style is sure to get you noticed (for all the right reasons), this winter.

40% off, down to $297.90

Cole Haan Signature wool blend wrap coat | 40plusstyle.com

Cole Haan Signature wool blend wrap coat

textured long dress

Just in time for party season, this textured long dress comes in a pretty cinnamon color that feels perfectly autumnal, or a paler slate blue/gray shade.

40% off, $35.40

Alli in Favor textured dress | 40plusstyle.com

Alli in Favor textured dress

twist tote

A twisted handle adds interest to this tote, which is one for all you minimalists.

40%, down to $53.40

For more inspiration take a look at our style guide and capsule wardrobe for the minimal style personality.

BP. twist tote | 40plusstyle.com

BP. twist tote

wrap blouse

A wrap style blouse with a v-neck tends to be super flattering for everyone, no matter what body shape you are.

40% off, down to $41.40

Chelsea28 wrap top | 40plusstyle.com

Chelsea28 wrap top

Longline cardigan

A longline cardigan is always a great way not only to add warmth, but to elongate your silhouette.

33% off, down to $133.33.

Halogen wool  cashmere long cardigan | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen wool cashmere long cardigan

There are more tips here on how to look taller and slimmer.

coach crossbody

The sales are often the ideal time to pick up an investment piece, such as a handbag from your favorite brand.

I love the contrast between the slate blue shade and the coach branding on this crossbody.

40% off, down to $176.98

Coach ‘Dinky’ leather & signature canvas crossbody bag | 40plusstyle.com

Coach ‘Dinky’ leather & signature canvas crossbody bag

There’s more inspiration here in 10 designer handbags you can definitely afford.

Felt panama

Everyone needs a great hat when the weather cools down. The buckled band on this felt panama adds extra interest.

20% off, down to $93.52

Frye wool fedora | 40plusstyle.com

Frye wool fedora

Faux suede drape jacket

A flattering drape style in faux suede in an on-trend neutral shade.

30% off, down to $90.30

Anne Klein drap front faux suede jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Anne Klein drape front faux suede jacket

Brown moto jacket

A moto jacket is such a great transitional piece of outerwear to have in your closet.

You can instantly add a little edge to any outfit as well as wearing over your lighter weight dresses so you can still wear them when the weather starts to cool.

While black motos are classic, I always love a leather jacket in a slightly lighter or warmer tone.

33% off, down to $66.33

Halogen peplum faux leather moto jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen peplum faux leather moto jacket

drop earrings

Looking for a pair of earrings to elevate your party wear this season, or looking for a gift for someone who loves jewelry?

How about a pair of classic hoop earrings, which will never be out of style?

50% off, $48.98.

Argento Vivo chunky hoop earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Argento Vivo chunky hoop earrings

Print scarf

Adding a new scarf to your existing wardrobe can be a great way to change your outfits from last year.

Wear with a classic tailored coat or a moto jacket.

40% off, down to $59.40

Nordstrom wool & cashmere wrap scarf

Nordstrom wool & cashmere wrap scarf

A classic pair of white sneakers

White sneakers go with pretty much everything, which makes them one of the best buys you can make in the fall sale.

You can wear with jeans and a tee, or make a midi dress outfit more casual by teaming with sneakers.

40% off, down to $41.98

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lift sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lift sneaker

Flattering peplum dress

I’m sure you already have a little black dress in your closet, so how about adding a little teal dress?

This peplum style with a draped front is ultra flattering and will be perfect if you have any dinners or parties to attend this festive season.

40% off, down to $83.40

Rachel Parcell sheath dress | 40plusstyle.com

Rachel Parcell sheath dress

Classic striped shirt

A striped shirt is not only totally timeless as well as versatile but is also flattering for most body types.

Click on the shirt below to see the unexpected detailing on the back.

30% off, down to $59.99

Madewell shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Madewell shirt

Find more inspiration here on how to wear stripes.

The Nordstrom fall sale runs through November 18. Let me know if you find a beautiful bargain!

Continue reading:

  1. Fall 2019 Trends: The 12 Best Trends For Women Over 40 This Fall
  2. The Best Winter Coats For Women This Season And How To Choose A Coat
  3. Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gift Ideas For Women Over 40
The Nordstrom Fall Sale 2019 | 40plusstyle.com

Want to get more articles from 40+style in your inbox, subscribe here.

You can also connect with 40+style on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

Support 40+style by using the links in our articles to shop. As an associate for Amazon and many other brands, we receive a small commission (at no cost to you) on qualifying purchases which enables us to keep creating amazing free content for you. Thanks!