Nordstrom’s anniversary sale may be more famous, but its half yearly sale is also full of stylish bargains. Below are our favorite clothes, shoes and accessories from the Nordstrom half yearly sale.
What’s your strategy for shopping the sales? Mine is never to be swayed by price and only to buy something if I would love it just as much at full price.
I tend to buy timeless pieces and I don’t worry about the seasons. If I find a coat or pair of boots I love in summer, I just pop them away ready for the next season.
That’s why you’ll see that my picks below include clothes and shoes I could wear for summer as well as some that will see me through to Fall. I’d love to hear about what you’re buying in the Nordstrom half yearly sale – you can let me know in the comments at the bottom.
The sale has 50% off officially (although I have noticed bigger markdowns) and it runs through June 6.
A wrap style, whether it’s a top or a dress is super flattering on most body shapes. Perfect for hiding the belly (if you want to) I don’t opt for florals very often, but I like the oversized graphic style print of the Vince Camuto top (below).
Tie waist top
I love tops that have some ruching or draping as not only can this be useful to hide a tummy but but it can also make your outfit stand out from the crowd, even if you’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt. The Chaus tie front top (below) comes in black, pink or navy.
You may like the next two ruched t-shirt options I have for you. The Nordstrom ruched side front tee (below) would be perfect with high waisted jeans.
Or, how about this t-shirt by Caslon which features asymmetric ruching across the front as well as a little ruching on the arms. This comes in 7 different colors – although I noticed that some of the shades are selling out quickly.
Now let’s move onto some outer layers from the sale. Even if you live somewhere warm, you’re likely to need a coat or cardigan for cool nights or air conditioned buildings.
I like the long length of the maxi cardigan (below) as well as the way it drapes and the asymmetric hem.
Drape front bomber jacket
Onto a shorter option for you. It was a close call for me whether to include this Sam Edelman drape front bomber jacket which I think is fantastic value as it has 60% off or alternatively this Blank NYC drape jacket which still has some stock in the honeycomb shade.
A black moto jacket never goes out of style, so if you don’t already have one in your closet, this could be the perfect time. The faux leather jacket from Noize (below) has 60% off.
Moving on to another classic, but this time with a twist. The introduction of the check panelling not only adds a point of different to the trench coat (below) from Avec les Filles but it also creates slimming, long lines. This is a really good price at the moment as it has 60% off.
Dusty blue coat
With clean, minimalist lines, I love the color, the wrap style and the asymmetric collar on the Lauren Ralph Lauren coat (below). It also comes in black and navy if you would prefer a darker shade.
Onto dresses and skirts, and continuing with my love of asymmetry, I like the way the ruched skirt (below) drapes down to its asymmetric hem.
Red asymmetric dress
If you’re looking for a new summer dress, how about the asymmetrical tank style from Karen Kane (below) which would be perfect for a vacation. Need inspiration on how to wear this color? Check our guide on how to wear red.
Jersey maxi dress
Let’s take a look at some pants and jeans from the sale now. I like the vibrant color and crop style of the red Karen Kane pants (below). They also come in yellow if red isn’t your color. Not sure how to wear them? Check our guide on how to wear cropped pants.
KUT from the Kloth jeans
For more tips on jeans, check our guide on how to wear jeans after 40.
Zella crop pantS
The Zella crop pants (below) would be perfect for travelling in or for walks.
Moving onto the shoe section! The ballet flats from Sam Edelman (below) are a complete classic that won’t date. They come in a choice of colors and have more than 2,000 largely positive reviews.
Cole Haan sandals
Have you bought your summer sandals yet? Or could you do with another pair? I like the two-tone detail on the Cole Haan sandals (below).
For more shoes with support, check our guide on the best arch support shoes.
Snake print sandals
A sandal, bootie hybrid style like the Sofft Millie sandals (below) is always a good option to add a little edge to an outfit as well as being perfect for transitional weather.
Metallics are always a good idea as they go with everything in your closet in the same way as other neutrals like black, white or tan.
Blush leather sandals
Another boot-style sandal for you, but this time in a paler shade that could be perfect to go with your summer outfits.
Sneakers are not only comfortable, but are also bang on-trend right now. The Cole Haan sneakers (below) come in a good choice of colors, prints and patterns.
knee high boot
Tory Burch tote
The Nordstrom sale is often a good place to pick up a quality bag that you can use for years and years. The embossed leather tote from Tory Burch (below) comes in a lovely burgundy color.
The Coach shoulder bag below is definitely timeless enough for you to use for many years to come.
marc jacobs bag
If you’re looking for a smaller bag just to fit your purse and phone in, then the Marc Jacobs crossbody (below) could be a good choice.
kate spade sunglasses
Some accessories for you now. Sunglasses are always necessary to protect your eyes – and add some style. The Kate Spade gradiant sunglasses (below) have 40% off.
You may not need to keep your neck warm just yet, but looking out for some luxurious cashmere in the sale is always a good idea. You could pop the Halogen scarf (below) away for cooler weather or take it with you when you travel.
There’s also a good choice of jewelry in the Nordstrom half yearly sale. I like the twist on a classic hoop provided by the Madewell earrings (below).
Do you usually wear rings as an accessory (apart from wedding or engagement rings if you wear these)? The opal ring (below) would add a little extra style to any outfit.
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What will you be buying from the Nordstrom half yearly sale? I’d love to know if you’ve found a bargain.
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