Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on Monday July, 12, 2021 for Icon members! If you aren’t a Nordstrom cardholder and looking to shop the sale early, there is still time to apply for a card. Public access starts on July 28th for everyone, so there’s no need to worry if you don’t want to apply for a credit card/debit card and would prefer to wait to shop. I am part of the early access “influencer” crowd so I will not be shopping the sale until July 16th. I have already started bookmarking the fall fashion must haves that I want and have decided to share quite a few of those items today.
With many people heading back to the office, the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to shop for beautiful blouses, trousers, skirts, blazers, and overcoats since you can save a bundle! Today, I’m excited to share 35 of the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall fashion essentials. Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring even more items in the Nordstrom Sale section: https://candieanderson.com/tag/nordstrom-sale. Please be sure to check the section out to see my top picks for 2021! You can also check past NSale essentials that I have featured over the years for the entire family in this comprehensive section.
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Must Have Jackets and Coats For Fall and Winter Too
How fabulous is this camel-colored AVEC LES FILLES Double Breasted Faux Leather Trench Coat? It looks amazing with these bootcut jeans! It’ll also look fabulous with a classic black dress. The options are endless.
My Favorite Fleece Jacket
The North Face Osito jackets are my weakness! I have shared my love of them over the years, I practically live in mine. I wear mine to walk my dogs, feed the animals, in the garden, or to run errands. This The North Face Osito Flow Fleece Jacket is an absolute must, especially at under $100!
Chic Plaid Coat
You can’t go wrong with a classic plaid double breasted coat! This beautiful Sam Edelman Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat Camel Multi Plaid is one you will wear for years to come with jeans, trousers or a sweater dress.
Trench Coats Are A Must For Women Of All Ages
A classic neutral trench coat is a must in every woman’s wardrobe. This chic Club Monaco Maite Trench Coat in the color latte can be worn throughout the year with a beautiful sweater, over your workwear, or with jeans.
My Dream Leather Moto Jacket
I’ve dreamt of owning an AllSaints leather moto jacket for years, nearly a decade. This stunning ALLSAINTS Balfern Leather Biker Jacket in black is in my cart and hopefully will be coming home with me on Friday. This beautiful jacket comes in three colors and will be on deep discount during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Shackets Are A Must For Winter
Shirt jackets AKA shackets gained popularity last winter! They look great with basic tops, jeans and boots or sneakers. This style is perfect for after work, the weekend or to class! This great Thread & Supply shirt jacket comes in a few different colors and prints. My favorite is definitely camel as it will look great with light colored denim, black jeans, black joggers, leggings, and more! It retails for $49, but will be $31.90 during the #NSALE!
Cozy Sweaters, Sweatshirts and Cardigans
If there’s one item that sells out every year at the Nordstrom anniversary sale, it’s definitely Barefoot Dreams cardigans! This must have Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan comes in tons of colors including this versatile carbon/black heather shade! It’ll look great with a tank top and leggings, a basic t-shirt or graphic tee and leggings and that’s just the beginning!
I purchased a Madewell bobble sweater years ago and loved it so much that I ordered another! Those two sweaters have been a part of my fall, winter and spring wardrobe for years and will continue to be for many more years. When I learned that this beautiful Madewell Bobble Cardigan Sweater is a part of the sale, I knew I had to put it on my wish list. This is one that you can wear with a tank and shorts on a cool summer night, and with nearly every item in your wardrobe all fall, winter and spring. This cardigan is too good to pass up as it will be a staple in your wardrobe as well.
Just recently I featured a few of the best sweatshirts for summer and fall, and this The North Face Heritage Crewneck Sweatshirt in gardenia white definitely makes the cut. It’ll look great with distressed denim shorts, joggers, and leggings.
Trendy Tops For Every Day or The Office
Madewell is one of my favorite brands on the planet. I can’t get enough of their jackets, tops, t-shirts, sweaters and that’s just the beginning! This beautiful Madewell Texture & Thread Clip Dot Ruffle Top comes in a multitude of fall shades. I love them all, especially in this neutral shade called “bone.” It’ll look great with jeans, trousers, skirts, and will dress up your favorite pair of distressed shorts.
My love is strong for elegant boatneck tops and sweaters. This beautiful Gibsonlook off the shoulder knit top comes in quite a few different colors as well. It is ideal for the office, drinks after work, or date night. This top retails for $55 but will be $34.90 during the sale.
One of the many things I love about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is they offer so many gorgeous tops in a variety of colors! Once I find a top or sweater I love, I typically order it in a few different colors, especially if it’s on sale. This lovely faux wrap 1.State Surplice Sleeveless Top comes in quite a few colors including this lovely blue denim heather shade. You can wear it with jeans after work or under your blazer at the office! It will be under $30 for a limited time!
Give me all the puff sleeve tops and I’m a happy girl! I featured this gorgeous puff sleeve crepe top recently at full price and still can’t get enough of it. I love tops that do double duty, this is one you can dress up or down easily and effortlessly.
Shoulder pads are gaining popularity this season! This beautiful WAYF Ashland Padded Shoulder Tie Front Top comes in quite a few different colors. I can’t get enough of it and will be buying it this week.
This elegant 1.STATE Button Front Blouse in ruby plume is the perfect color for fall and winter too! You can dress it up and wear it with black pants or a print skirt. It will look great dressed down with jeans or a distressed denim skirt. The options are endless!
Graphic Tees On Deep Discount At Nordstrom
If you’re like me and love graphic t-shirts, you know that many can be quite pricey! Daydreamer t-shirts range between $69 and $75 and are incredibly popular. I can’t begin to tell you how surprised I was when I noticed that they’re part of the sale! I have so many on my wish list including this Johnny Cash Nashville Shirt, which will only be $44.90 (during the sale). It is beloved by many and a great deal. This shirt is a must for the country music lover and it’s available just in time for summer country music concert season. If country music isn’t your thing you’ll be pleased to learn that many different music genres and artists are available.
Trendy Dresses For Summer and Fall 2021
I typically buy a few dresses at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as they are too good to pass up! I have been living in lightweight dresses during the recent heatwave here in Northern California and will definitely buy more to beat the heat this summer and into fall. This cute Treasure & Bond Rib Cutout Cotton Stretch Midi Dress comes in three colors. I adore them all, especially this versatile “tan smoke” shade. You can wear it with slides and with sneakers this summer. It’ll also look great with a suede or leather moto jacket and ankle booties or mules come fall. There are so many options! The best part is it is on sale for less than $39!
I love the look of short dresses (above the knee) with chic knee high boots and over the knee boots! This fab BB Dakota x Steve Madden Ruston Textured Long Sleeve Shift Minidress is available in two colors including black. You can also wear it with mules, pumps, or ankle booties. It will be under $55 during the Nordstrom Sale!
This bright and beautiful shade of blue is one of my favorites! I can’t get enough of this Twirl faux wrap dress it is ideal for summer, fall, and winter wedding guest season. You can also wear it during the holidays, date night, family celebrations, and more. The best part is it will be under $60!
I love clothing that can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly. This beautiful BB Dakota x Steve Madden Hampton Embroidered Prairie Dress is one that you will adore this summer and fall. You can pair it with your favorite slides or heeled sandals. It’s perfect for a variety of events and is a must for date night.
Black Ankle Pants For The Office
If you’re searching for a chic ladylike pair of black trousers for the office you’re in luck! These beautiful Vince Camuto Slim Leg Tech Ponte Ankle Pants in rich black will look amazing with loafers, mules, heeled sandals. You can also wear them with dressy slides out to dinner after work or on the weekend.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Workout and Fitness Essentials
Zella leggings are an absolute must for working out and for every day. Nearly every time Nordstrom has a sale I have to share Zella leggings because they are the best I’ve ever found! Not only are they great for those who enjoy working out in leggings, but they also look amazing with boots and oversized sweaters. They are NOT see-through, are made of moisture-wicking fabric, and provide great coverage. I highly recommend them! These great leggings come in four different colors including my favorite: classic black! They will be on sale for less than $40! Grab them at this great price while you can!!!
Biker shorts are still as popular as ever! I credit my mom for making this trend popular 😉 as she’s been wearing them for years with oversized t-shirts! One thing is for sure, you can’t go wrong with a great pair of biker shorts. Not only are they on trend, but they are perfect for working out as well! This pair of Zella live in high waist pocket biker shorts will be on sale for less than $30 during the sale.
My review: I bought these shorts AFTER the sale and they are well worth the price! They are so comfortable, lightweight and I absolutely love the pockets, so I can store my iPhone when I’m walking my dog or working in the garden. I highly recommend these shorts. My mom is now begging for a pair because they’re so amazing.
Twist front tops are everything in the world of fashion for 2021! I’ll admit I’m hooked on this style. I’ve bought a few for everyday and for working out. This must have ALO Cover Tank comes in two colors and I want them both. They’ll look great with your leggings, bike shorts and favorite high waisted workout shorts.
How cute is this Spanx Booty Boost Double Layer Skirt in black? I’m obsessed! It also comes in white, which is perfect since white tennis skirts are so popular in the world of fashion. This skirt will look great with crewneck sweatshirts or workout clothing. You can wear it to play tennis, golf or out for a run!
This “amazing cozy wrap jacket” says it all! It will look great with your favorite workout wear and is also a must with jeans a t-shirt and sneakers. This cute jacket comes in three colors and will be under $60 during the sale.
Cozy Pajama Sets You’ll Wear Throughout The Year
I’m a sucker for a great pajama set! I purchased my first long sleeve/long pant pajama set a few years back and have been hooked ever since. Nordstrom has quite a few great pj sets to choose from at their famed sale! First on my list are these Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas with contrasting piping! They come in a few different colors and prints including black (with white piping). They’re perfect for lounging around on the weekend or a girls night in with your besties.
If you like wearing shorts to bed throughout the year or just looking for a cute set for summer, you’re in luck! These must have Moonlight Short Pajamas are definitely for you. They come in quite a few different color combinations and prints. I love them all, especially in my favorite print of all: leopard print! They are on sale for less than $30, have stellar reviews, and are perfection.
Trendy Shoes and Slippers For Women At The NSale!
I ALWAYS buy Ugg slippers at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because they rarely if ever go on sale other than this sale! I live in Ugg boots and slippers during the late fall/winter and early spring months. I wear them when I feed my ducks, walk my dogs, or just working at the computer. These must have UGG Genuine Shearling Slippers come in quite a few different colors, and they’ll be on sale for less than $70!
Adidas Sneakers are incredibly popular and very inexpensive during the sale! For a limited time, you can save nearly $30 on the Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker! They’re on sale for less than $60 and come in two colors. Which ones are your favorite?
How fabulous are these BP Hailey Western Mules? They too come in a variety of colors! I love this versatile taupe shade. They’ll look great with skirts (in every length), dresses, and jeans! Believe it or not but these trendy mules will be less than $40 during the sale. Grab them before they sell out at this phenomenally low price!
Chain loafers are everything in the world of fashion for fall 2021! I plan on doing an entire post on chain loafers next week as they are so popular. These must have Finn Chain Pointed Toe Mules are ideal for fall and actually were part of the Nordstrom catalog that was sent out a few weeks ago. They’ve been on my list for weeks, especially at under $60 with free shipping.
I love ankle boots with “v-cut toplines” as it makes them easier to slip on and off! This chic pair of Steve Madden Cedar Bootie come in tan suede and a few different colors for fall. These booties will look great with your favorite straight-leg or skinny jeans at the pumpkin patch or Thanksgiving dinner!
These gorgeous Marc Fisher LTD Gadri Pointed Toe Booties come in quite a few colors! They really elongate the leg and will elevate any outfit!
I’ve been a fan of over the knee boots for years! I own three pairs and live in them during the chilly fall and winter months. I love wearing them with dresses and over my leggings and skinny jeans. This trendy and affordable Steve Madden Tava Over the Knee Boot comes in two colors including cognac! They’ll be under $90 during the sale and will be a favorite for seasons to come.