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. The online preview is now open and you can start making your wish list.
What to expect from the Nordstrom anniversary Sale in 2022
Everyone has access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale from July 15th through July 31st. But if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, and you have icon status, you can access from July 6th. If you want early access without a Nordstrom credit card, it’s worth joining the Nordy Club, Nordstrom’s loyalty program, as it’s free to join and, depending on how many points you have, you can get rewarded with earlier sale access.
Why the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is worth shopping
While there are Nordstrom sales at other times of year, the Anniversary Sale is different as you can actually purchase new Fall items at a discount, rather than it simply being past season items.
So, you can look for timeless winter coats, blazers, knitwear and shoes, along with clothes you would wear now. That way, you can create capsule wardrobes for the rest of year, at a discount.
Getting ready for the sale
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is always incredibly popular, so I’d recommend taking a look at the preview to plan what you want. That way, you can ensure that you aren’t making a snap decision so your sales purchases will see you through the rest of the year, and beyond, and will go with other items you have in your closet.
40+style’s favorite items
Now, let’s take a look at some of the sales clothes, shoes and accessories we have our eye on.
Twist front top
A white t-shirt is a wardrobe essential, but that doesn’t mean it has to be basic. I like the twist detail on the Halogen twist front top (below).
I’m always a fan of asymmetry, so I like the neckline on the Reiss top (below) which could easily be dressed down with jeans, or up with a pair of wide leg pants.
Long sleeve top
The long sleeve top (below) could be worn with shorts or jeans, depending on the weather. I’d wear this red shade with white jeans.
Stripes are always on trend. You could wear the rag & bone blouse (below) over skinny jeans, or tuck into your bootleg or wide pants.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a good time to look out for quality fabrics at a discount. I’d put the cashmere sweater (below) away for Fall. It comes in a good choice of autumnal shades, brights and neutrals.
cowl neck sweater
A cowl neck like the one on the Club Monaco sweater (below) always adds a touch of glamour to even a simple outfit. I’d wear with jeans and booties for casual days, or a midi skirt and heels to dress it up.
funnel neck sweater
A funnel neck also adds interest to knitwear. The AllSaints sweater (below) comes in this blue, or a cream or burgundy shade.
Barefoot dreams cardigan
Barefoot Dreams cardigans are super cozy. Wear with your jeans or for spending time at home in your loungewear.
A blazer can elevate any outfit, as well as adding a little warmth when the weather starts to cool down. The Caslon blazer (below) comes in a good choice of colors, including classic black.
While real leather can be an investment, if you look out for it during the sale, you can make a saving. A classic moto jacket will never date so you will be able to wear year after year.
Cosy wrap jacket
The Zella wrap jacket (below) is perfect for casual days, or for when you want to add a layer after exercise class.
I like teal color of the belted coat (below), which would brighten up any of your fall and winter outfits.
Cashmere will add more than a touch of luxury to your winter closet. You could change the look of the Nordstrom coat (below) by wearing open, or by adding a belt over the top.
Paige is one of my all-time favorite brands of jeans as they’re incredibly flattering. The bootcut style (below) won’t date and will make your legs look longer if you wear with heeled booties.
Take a look also at how to wear jeans for women over 40.
Paige high waist flares
For an on-trend, but yet still timeless option, you could also try the flared jeans (below).
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 flare legged pants.
Ruching can add interest to your looks as well as being flattering. The Steve Madden dress (below) features ruching at the waist so could help to hide a belly.
The sheath dress (below) also features some ruching. The v-neck will be flattering for all figures. You could wear for work, for an evening out, or an event.
AllSaints is a good go-to brand if you want to add a little edge to your style. I like teh asymmetrical hem on the black dress below.
twist maxi dress
A maxi dress always looks glamorous. I like the twist detail on the waist of the Club Monaco dress (below). You could easily dress down with sandals, or up with heels.
The rib skirt (below) could be ideal to wear with knee boots during winter and fall. The asymmetric hemline adds interest.
Any good outfit starts with the right underwear. But this can be part of your closet that you neglect. The sales can be the ideal time to stock up on well-fitting underwear.
The Natori underwired bra (below) has a lace trim at the back and is smooth at the front so it doesn’t show under clothing.
If you want to make sure your bra doesn’t show under your clothing, but you prefer no underwire, then the Wacoal bra (below) could be a good option.
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.
If it’s summer where you are and you want shoes you can wear now, the Born sandals (below) mix comfort with an edgy vibe.
A pair of wedges will look good with your shorts, palazzo pants or summer dresses. The platform soles give the Tom’s shoes (below) an on-trend element.
If you don’t like to wear heels but you want to create the illusion of height, then a pair of pointed sole shoes is a good choice. The Zodiac Hill flats (below) can be worn for casual days or nights out.
A pair of pumps is always a timeless option. Wear the pointed toe pumps (below) with your jeans and a blazer to give them a modern edge.
A pair of white sneakers will go with absolutely everything from your jeans and t-shirts to your summer dresses.
The platform, lug sole on the Caslon Chelsea boots (below) give them a modern look while still remaining classic.
I would also take the opportunity to look for well made handbags while the sale is on.
The leather hobo (below) has an appealing slouchy look that will go with your weekend wardrobe.
Lonchamp’s totes are completely timeless, and are ideal for day-to-day or for travel.
kate spade bag
If you want a smaller bag for your purse and phone day-to-day, how about the Kate Spade bag (below), which will add a pop of color to your outfit.
A red handbag looks great against most colors in your closet and is a good way to add interest even when the rest of your outfit is neutral.
A backpack can be good for travelling, or if you want to add an urban look to your outfit.
Adding contemporary jewelry to your outfit can be an easy way to update your existing looks.
A pair of drop earrings will dress up most outfits. The Kendra Scott earrings (below) would look good with your white or black dresses.
The sale is also a good time to look out for a pair of designer sunglasses. They will add glamour to your summer outfits and make sure your eyes are also protected from the glare of winter sun.
What do you have your eye on in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Let me know in the comments below.
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