Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Preview – Top 10 Closet Staples

It’s that time of year again, time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (NAS)! It’s a great sale where you can pick up some classic closet staples as well as some fabulous fall trend pieces. It’s also a great time to add some investment pieces if your budget allows. So why am I telling you about this sale? Because it’s an opportunity to fill in any gaps you may have at a fraction of the price and isn’t that what girlfriends do? But like any good friend I’m also going to tell you not to go into this sale without having a plan. Look through your closet and see what you have and what you need, that way you don’t end up with 16 striped tops. Then, make a list of the items you’d like to add and then possible investment pieces and go from there. For this sale, I’m going to focus on classic closet staples. Not sure what is considered a closet staple? Grab my free Closet Staples Wardrobe Builder HERE. Now, let’s talk a little more about the sale.

NAVIGATING THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

If you’re already familiar with how the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale works then feel free to skip this section but if you’re new to the sale or just want a refresher here are a few things you should know about the sale.

1. WHY IS THIS SALE SUCH A BIG DEAL? 

Sales happen all the time, right? Why the fuss? Most sales happen at the end of a season when retailers are trying to clear out old merchandise. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unique because the items on sale are brand new pieces and particularly focus on upcoming fall trends. Getting such deep discounts on these new pieces is unheard of from any other retailer.

2. HOW DO I GET THE SALE PRICE?

Nordstrom releases the sale in waves with Nordstrom cardholders getting early access for a full week before the general public. If you aren’t yet a cardholder you can apply here to take advantage of the sales now before they sell out. The sale will be open to the general public on July 28th. Click HERE for the full release schedule.

3. WHAT ABOUT THE TRENDS?

I’ll be sharing my fall trend picks here on the blog next week when the sale is open to everyone. Stay tuned!

MY THREE RULES FOR SHOPPING

1. IF IT’S NOT A “HECK YES” IT’S A NO.

If you don’t love everything about an item, the way it fits, the color, how you look in it, then don’t buy it/keep It. You should love the clothes you put in your closet because if you don’t, chances are you won’t wear them much or possibly even at all. It’s hard to look at something you’ve spent your money on a year later and realize the tag is still on it.

2. IT’S NOT A GOOD DEAL IF YOU DON’T NEED IT.

You work hard for your money, don’t waste it buying things you don’t need. It’s easy to get caught up in the little shots of dopamine you get when you make a purchase but are those purchases things you actually need? Remember, saving $40 on something you don’t really need isn’t actually saving.

3. BE A CLOSET CURATOR, NOT A CAUGHT UP CONSUMER.

Curating a closet you love takes time and patience. It’s about deciding what items you want to invest in and what gaps you want to fill. That’s why I put so much focus on building a great foundation with closet staples. Once you have a good base it’s easy to mix and match and sprinkle in a few trends here and there.

Again, that’s why I’m sharing this sale with you. It’s a great opportunity to fill in any closet staple gaps you may have as well as upgrade any of your pieces to a higher quality, i.e. investment pieces. Since we’re going into fall, I’m going to give you my top 10 fall closet staple pieces you can find at the NAS. That being said, don’t forget to explore the other items available and refer back to my Closet Staples Wardrobe Builder HERE as a guide. I can’t wait to see what all you find and how you style the pieces!

1. white Tee

Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt

2. Striped Tee

Caslon Long Sleeve Crewneck T-Shirt

3. Floral Top

Treasure & Bond Floral Drawstring Waist Top

4. Dark Wash Jeans

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Skinny Jeans

5. Gray jeans

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Frayed Step Hem Skinny Jeans

6. Beige Cardigan

Treasure & Bond Cozy Button Front Cardigan

7. Navy Sweater

Madewell Pickford Pullover Sweater

8. Gray Sweater

Bp. Plaited Stitch Crewneck Sweater

9. Taupe Ankle Boots

Blondo Sawyer Waterproof Bootie

10. Cognac Riding Boots

Frye Melissa Knee High Boot

Bonus: Handbags & Accessories

Your turn! What pieces are you hoping to find at the NAS?

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