I’m Nordstrom’s Fashion Editor—Here’s What I’m Buying From Its Epic Sale

There are a lot of things we’re loving about summer right now—alfresco cocktails, long, warm days reading at the beach, invigorating dips in the pool… not to mention plenty of cute, lightweight summer clothing. It’s also about the time when all the summer sales come into full swing, and there are none we love more than Nordstrom’s epic Anniversary Sale.

The yearly sale event is unquestionably one of our favorites. Not only can we stock up on some of our all-time favorite Nordstrom items and designer pieces that we pay full price for most of the year (read: Zella leggings, Natori bras, Staud bags, and Nordstrom Made basics, to name a few), but the Anniversary Sale also offers plenty of fall items that we can get our hands on for a fraction of the price before the new season rolls around.

So what pieces are worth buying from this year’s major sale? We tapped Nordstrom’s fashion managing editor, Kate Bellman, for the insider scoop and asked her to share what items she’s buying first and foremost from the trusty retailer. From its best-selling leggings to reliable jeans and chic accessories, take a peek below at her must-have picks, then continue to shop as we share some of our own WWW editor favorites from the sale. The sale officially starts on July 28 and lasts until August 8, and if you have a Nordstrom Card, you can access the sale offers right now. Happy summer shopping!

“No longer just for jackets, leather or faux leather is a key material for fall across shirts, pants, and skirts. Nanushka dominates in the vegan-leather space, and I love the rich chocolate hue of this wrap skirt for fall.”

“More is more when it comes to jewelry layering this season, and this Monica Vinader chain bracelet is so classic on its own and makes an impact when layered with others in your collection.”

“I will be buying one of these in every color. They are the perfect fit for all your layering needs.”

“Levi’s is my forever go-to denim brand, and I love the vintage feel of these, like I’ve had them for years.”

“I can’t get enough of high-tops this season, and this leather lace-up from Converse is such a cool, modern update to the classic.”

“The craft trend is such an important statement this fall, and I love the patchworked prints of this workwear jacket that I will be surely living in this season.”

“There’s a reason the Zella Live In Legging is a customer favorite every year. I don’t go through an Anniversary Event without stocking up on the high-waisted version, particularly this year when they come in some great new colors.”

“This is such a fun update to the classic polo, with the deep V, oversize check, and contrasting pops of color.”

“This lug-sole Chelsea boot is the must-have shoe of the season, and it’s exciting to have Swedish brand Ganni new to the event this year!”

“This tote is so quintessential Clare V and blends function and fashion for the return to work.”

Such a chic knit.

One of our all-time favorites.

When Re/Done jeans go on sale, we add to cart in an instant. 

Chic slides that you’ll wear for a lifetime.

You can never have too many great-fitting white tees.

The perfect summer-to-fall jacket.

We editors love good plissé pants.

Wear this trendy sweater-vest over a tee once the weather starts to cool.

This retro sneaker style is a winner.

This will be the most versatile piece in your closet.

We’re suckers for layered chain necklaces.

A long rib-knit fitted cardi adds an elevated touch to any ensemble.

Time to start thinking about a chic fall coat.

You’ll get so much wear out of this versatile skirt.

Cozy and chic.

Polished ballet flats for work, the weekend, and beyond.

Madewell’s black skinny jeans will be your forever favorite.

This will have you ready for a return to the office.

These cool chunky boots will have you excited for the cooler temps.

Not your average polo top.

Your go-to date-night top.

Run—don’t walk—to these chic Staud boots. 

A great year-round dress.

The perfect finishing touch.

How cozy, though?

501s are a perennial favorite.

You’ll be so glad you invested in this come late fall.

Tote your essentials in classic style.

This button-down shirt is an editor favorite.

We love these vintage-inspired sweats.

We’ll never say no to Ugg slippers.

This chic pajama set is at such a great price.

From meetings to margaritas.

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