The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest sales events of summer. When you can access it depends on whether you are a Nordstrom club member or not. Take a look at what to expect from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as well as clothes, shoes and accessories already discounted.

What to expect from the Nordstrom Sale

Everyone has access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale from July 28 through August 8.

You’ll find there are more than 100 brands in the Anniversary Sale this year that weren’t there last year, including Reiss, Club Monaco, BDG Urban Outfitters, Billabong and Re/Done.

Even before the sale officially starts, there are plenty of discounts already to be found at Nordstrom. See below for some of the sale items I have my eye on.

drape cardigan

I like the versatility of the drape cardigan (below). You could wear as shown in the image, or you could knot it by using the two longer sections as a tie.

It comes in a good choice of neutral shades including gray, taupe, white and black as well as burgundy and the brownish-red below. Perfect to buy now for when summer turns to fall.

Nordstrom anniversary sale - Loveappella Drape Tie Front Cardigan | 40plusstyle.com

Loveappella Drape Tie Front Cardigan

suede jacket

With a nod to the moto jacket but in a softer style, the draped suede jacket from Anne Klein (below) comes in either navy, lilac or the stone color shown below.

Anne Klein Drape Front Faux Suede Jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Anne Klein Drape Front Faux Suede Jacket

drape top

Another drapey option for you, the Karen Kane asymmetrical top below would be a good choice if you are looking to hide a belly.

Nordstrom anniversary sale - Karen Kane Asymmetrical Angle Sleeve Blouse | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Kane Asymmetrical Angle Sleeve Blouse

tie front top

I love the cobalt blue shade of the Vince Camuto top (below), as well as the tie waist detailing. It would go beautifully with white jeans.

Nordstrom anniversary sale - Vince Camuto Tie Front Sleeveless Top | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto Tie Front Sleeveless Top

moto jacket

With many of you heading soon from summer to fall, adding a moto jacket to your outfits means you can continue to wear your summer dresses for longer. Brown suede is not as harsh as black leather and this jacket will give your outfits an edgy touch.

BLANKNYC suede Moto Jacket

trench coat

A trench coat never goes out of style, and is a good transitional piece when you need to protect yourself from rain showers but don’t necessarily need to add much extra warmth. The London Fog coat (below) comes in black, beige or burgundy.

London Fog Double Breasted Trench Coat With Removable Hood | 40plusstyle.com

London Fog Double Breasted Trench Coat With Removable Hood

wrap coat

Depending on where you live, it may not quite be coat weather yet, but this belted Ralph Lauren coat could be a good one to put away for fall and winter.

I like the clean lines, the tie waist and the oversized collar. This will look good on most body shapes but would be particularly flattering if you have a pear shape figure as the collar will balance up your hips and thighs.

Nordstrom anniversary sale - Lauren Ralph Lauren Belted Drape Front Coat | 40plusstyle.com

Lauren Ralph Lauren Belted Drape Front Coat

floral dress

Do you have an event coming up to attend this summer. This Halogen dress would be perfect. It features an unusual asymmetrical hemline and short sleeves if you prefer not to show your upper arms.

Nordstrom anniversary sale - Halogen Asymmetrical Midi Dress | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen Asymmetrical Midi Dress

straight leg pants

When shopping the sales, it’s always a good idea to look out for classics that won’t date, and you don’t get much more classic than a pair of black straight legged pants.

Nic + Zoe Wonderstretch Straight Leg Pants | 40plusstyle.com

Nic + Zoe Wonderstretch Straight Leg Pants

Take a look also at how to wear jeans for women over 40.

stripe pants

Vertical stripes are always a good way to add flattering, lean lines. The Vero Moda pants (below) would be good with flat or heeled sandals for summer.

Nordstrom anniversary sale - Vero Moda Akela Paperbag Waist Stripe Chambray Pants | 40plusstyle.com

Vero Moda Akela Paperbag Waist Stripe Chambray Pants

leggings

Zella is one of the most popular leggings brands (you’ll find more in this article on how to wear leggings over 40). I like the on-trend tie-dye print on the high-waisted pair (below).

Nordstrom anniversary sale - Zella Studio Lite High Waist Spray Dye Leggings | 40plusstyle.com

Zella Studio Lite High Waist Spray Dye Leggings

asymmetric skirt

I’m sure you know how much of a big fan of asymmetry I am. I’m also a big fan of wearing red. So the Alice + Olivia skirt (below) is a perfect combination. Be quick though, there weren’t very many left when I looked.

Alice + Olivia Zabana Asymmetrical Pleat Midi Skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Alice + Olivia Zabana Asymmetrical Pleat Midi Skirt

mixed media skirt

I also like the mixed media element and the asymmetric, diagonal detailing on the stitching of the Vince skirt (below) which could be dressed up for dinner or a summer event.

Vince Mixed Media Panel Asymmetrical Skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Mixed Media Panel Asymmetrical Skirt

Shoes in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale

Now, let’s take a look at some of the shoes in the Nordstrom sale, that you can wear this summer.

sam edelman sandal

Sam Edelman’s cutout slide sandals (below) are an absolute classic that you can wear for many summers to come.

Sam Edelman Bay Genuine Calf Hair Cutout Slide Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Sam Edelman Bay Genuine Calf Hair Cutout Slide Sandal

slides

Another pair of slides for you. These ones by Franco Sarto should appeal to the minimalists among you.

Sarto by Franco Sarto Bordo Slide Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Sarto by Franco Sarto Bordo Slide Sandal

black pump

If you already have a pair of black pumps in your closet, you may want another pair when you see the unusual heels on the Sarto pumps (below).

Sarto by Franco Sarto Rita Pointed Toe Pump | 40plusstyle.com

Sarto by Franco Sarto Rita Pointed Toe Pump

block heel sandal

A block heel is always easier to walk in than stilettos. The whipstitch trim on the navy and white sandals below means they are instantly recognizable as being from Jack Rogers.

Jack Rogers Lauren Slide Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Jack Rogers Lauren Slide Sandal

peep toe sandal

Peep toe sandals like the Bella Vita shoes below that are a bit of a hybrid between booties and sandals are always good for transitional weather or to add a bit of an edge to your outfits.

Bella Vita Amara Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Bella Vita Amara Sandal

sneakers

The woven design on the Marc Fisher slip-on sandals (below) gives them an-trend, but still timeless, element.

Marc Fisher LTD Calla Slip-On Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Marc Fisher LTD Calla Slip-On Sneaker

platform sneaker

Metallics are a good choice as they go with everything in your closet. The Naturalizer sneakers (below) have a cushioned footbed so should keep you comfy and stylish.

Naturalizer Hawthorn Platform Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Naturalizer Hawthorn Platform Sneaker

Snakeprint slip-ons

Leopard print and snakeprint are always on trend. I like the slightly metallic sheen that the Naturalizer slip-ons (below) have. These are a good option if you need arch support.

Naturalizer Aileen Slip-On Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Naturalizer Aileen Slip-On Sneaker

Bags in the sale

Now onto some of the best bags in the sale this year.

TORY BURCH bag

Tory Burch tends to bring this bag (below) out in different colors each season. I think it’s the ideal size for fitting your phone and purse in to sling over your shoulder for a spot of sightseeing this summer.

Tory Burch McGraw Leather Crossbody Bag | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch McGraw Leather Crossbody Bag

KATE SPADE bag

Kate Spade New York Run Around Large Flap Crossbody Bag | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade New York Run Around Large Flap Crossbody Bag

CROSSBODY bag

In a soft gray, the Botkier bag (below) would be ideal to go with the more muted hues in your closet. The zip fastening at the top adds extra security.

Botkier Cobble Hill Leather Crossbody Bag | 40plusstyle.com

Botkier Cobble Hill Leather Crossbody Bag

shoulder bag

You should be able to fit plenty of your daily essentials in the bucket bag (below). It also comes with a removable pouch to keep everything organized.

Street Level Croc Embossed Faux Leather Bucket Bag & Removable Pouch | 40plusstyle.com

Street Level Croc Embossed Faux Leather Bucket Bag & Removable Pouch

Tumi voyaguer

If you are lucky enough to be travelling this year, or you just want a good bag for running errands, the Tumi crossbody could be the answer.

Tumi Voyageur Tula Nylon Crossbody Bag | 40plusstyle.com

Tumi Voyageur Tula Nylon Crossbody Bag

Accessories

animal print scarf

The print on the Nordstrom scarf (below) won’t date, so you can easily pop this away for fall, or use it as a wrap over your shoulders on cool summer nights.

Nordstrom Tissue Print Wool & Cashmere Wrap Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Nordstrom Tissue Print Wool & Cashmere Wrap Scarf

tassel necklace

The tassel necklace (below) comes in a gold or silver color depending on your preference and would go with plenty of your tops and dresses.

Kendra Scott Tassel Bolo Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Kendra Scott Tassel Bolo Necklace

drop earrings

A pair of drop earrings will dress up most outfits. I like the mixed color element of these Tory Burch earrings.

Tory Burch Wire Wrapped Doorknocker Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Wire Wrapped Doorknocker Earrings

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