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.

Sales strategy

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.

Wrap blouse

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).

Vince Camuto Floral Beauty Wrap Front Sleeveless Blouse | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto Floral Beauty Wrap Front Sleeveless Blouse

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Chaus Tie Front Drape Top | 40plusstyle.com

Chaus Tie Front Drape Top

Ruched tee

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Nordstrom Ruched Side T-Shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Nordstrom Ruched Side T-Shirt

Red t-shirt

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Caslon Ruched Knit T-Shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Caslon Ruched Knit T-Shirt

Coral top

Coral is always a pretty color for summer. I like the asymmetric hem on the Vince Camuto top (below) which I think would look fabulous worn with white jeans.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Vince Camuto Asymmetrical Hem Tunic Top | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto Asymmetrical Hem Tunic Top

Maxi cardigan

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - 1.STATE Drape Front Maxi Cardigan | 40plusstyle.com

1.STATE Drape Front Maxi Cardigan

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Sam Edelman Drape Front Leather Bomber Jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Sam Edelman Drape Front Leather Bomber Jacket

Moto jacket

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Noize Ivanna Faux Leather Moto Jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Noize Ivanna Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Trench coat

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Avec Les Filles Plaid Combo Cotton Blend Trench Coat | 40plusstyle.com

Avec Les Filles Plaid Combo Cotton Blend Trench Coat

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.

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

Lauren Ralph Lauren Belted Drape Front Coat

Asymmetric skirt

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.

Nordstrom half yearly sale - Vince Zinnia Floral Ruched Skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Zinnia Floral Ruched Skirt

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.

Karen Kane Sleeveless Asymmetrical Hem Dress | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Kane Sleeveless Asymmetrical Hem Dress

Jersey maxi dress

A maxi dress always looks glamorous, but doesn’t need much added to it in terms of accessories. the Loveappella dress (below) comes in a choice of colors.

Loveappella V-Neck Jersey Maxi Dress | 40plusstyle.com

Loveappella V-Neck Jersey Maxi Dress

Crop pants

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.

Karen Kane Crop Wide Leg Pants | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Kane Crop Wide Leg Pants

KUT from the Kloth jeans

KUT from the Kloth is one of my favorite brands of jeans. The pair below have a flattering cut and a point of difference thanks to the inset detail at the hem.

For more tips on jeans, check our guide on how to wear jeans after 40.

KUT from the Kloth Kelsey High Waist Inset Flare Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

KUT from the Kloth Kelsey High Waist Inset Flare Jeans

Zella crop pantS

The Zella crop pants (below) would be perfect for travelling in or for walks.

Zella Step-Up Crop Pants | 40plusstyle.com

Zella Step-Up Crop Pants

Ballet flats

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.

Sam Edelman Felicia Flat | 40plusstyle.com

Sam Edelman Felicia Flat

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).

Cole Haan Wren Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Cole Haan Wren Sandal

Minimalist sandals

If you’re a fan of minimal style, the black and white sandals (below) could be perfect to go with your outfits.

For more shoes with support, check our guide on the best arch support shoes.

CC Corso Como Celano Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

CC Corso Como Celano Sandal

Snake print sandals

Or, how about the comfy sandals from Gentle Souls (below) which have cushioning if you need extra foot support.

Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Break Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Break Sandal

Black 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.

Söfft Milly Perforated Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Söfft Milly Perforated Sandal

Silver sandals

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.

Madewell The Boardwalk Lace-Up Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Madewell The Boardwalk Lace-Up Sandal

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.

Bella Vita Amara Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Bella Vita Amara Sandal

sneakers

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.

Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Sneaker

knee high boot

Depending on where you are in the world, it may not be boot weather yet, but I couldn’t resist including the Naturalizer knee-high boots (below) which are ideal if you need a boot with a wider calf.

Naturalizer Sterling Knee High Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Naturalizer Sterling 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.

Tory Burch Perry Croc Embossed Leather Tote | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Perry Croc Embossed Leather Tote

COACH bag

The Coach shoulder bag below is definitely timeless enough for you to use for many years to come.

COACH The Coach Originals Ergo Leather Shoulder Bag | 40plusstyle.com

COACH The Coach Originals Ergo Leather Shoulder Bag

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.

The Marc Jacobs The Softshot 17 Genuine Calf Hair & Leather Crossbody Bag | 40plusstyle.com

The Marc Jacobs The Softshot 17 Genuine Calf Hair & Leather Crossbody Bag

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.

Kate Spade New York Alina Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade New York Alina Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses

cashmere scarf

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.

Halogen Lightweight Cashmere Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen Lightweight Cashmere Scarf

hoop earrings

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).

Madewell Carnelian Charm Chunky Small Hoop Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Madewell Carnelian Charm Chunky Small Hoop Earrings

ring

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.

Pura Vida Opal Saturn Ring | 40plusstyle.com

Pura Vida Opal Saturn Ring

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