Your fall wardrobe checklist from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

As you know by now, one of Nordstrom's BIGGEST (and very BEST) sales of the year is here – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! We're still SO excited…and we just can't hide it! Remember the Anniversary Sale is all about what's BRAND SPANKIN' NEW! No discounts on the current season or the previous season, but all the newest, cutest stuff for fall! This is the BEST sale of the year when it comes to getting extreme quality and major sale prices on ALL the things you'll be wearing all fall long!

nordstrom anniversary sale fall wardrobe
Merino Wool Tunic Sweater
Spanx Leggings
Over the Knee Boot
Crossbody Bag
Photos by Arielle Levy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cutest women’s clothes + a bonus list of items under $100!

In a hurry? Go straight to my picks below!

When can I shop the sale?

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is available to all Nordstrom Cardholders!

ICON early access: July 12 – SHOP NOW!

Ambassador early access: July 14 – SHOP NOW!

Influencer early access: July 16 – SHOP NOW!

Open to the public: July 28 – SHOP NOW!

Sale ends August 8.

If you're looking for all the information you need to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, make sure to check out our Complete Guide!

The fall outfit checklist

I want to help you buy wisely and make sure that you get those items that you're absolutely dying to have from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Things you'll love and wear and use and will last you months and months and MONTHS! So we created a printable wardrobe checklist that you can take into your closet (with a big Diet Coke, of course!) and do a little inventory!

The checklist has men's and women's fall wardrobe items, so you can easily check off the things you already own, and figure out which items you need to snag at the Anniversary Sale. Things like a new coat or new booties or whatever! Super fun, right?

Tunic top

A tunic top is 100% a fall wardrobe staple piece. For sure. Especially in a neutral color. It's great to throw on with some leggings or your favorite jeans and feel totally put together. Comfortable, easy tops like this one pair beautifully with these over-the-knee boots OR a pair of tried-and-true UGGs on a really chilly day.

Oddly enough, this year there are hardly ANY tunic sweaters in the Anniversary Sale. I loved this one, tied off at the side, but it really was the only one I tried and loved. So I'm highly recommending this Amazon tunic that I wore last year and LOVED, too. You'll have a hard time not wearing this more than once a week!

tunic top

Black leggings

I've been singing the praises of these faux leather leggings for a few years now. They are one of my top TOP wardrobe staples for fall and winter.

And COME ON – over 3k perfect, rave reviews?!?!

If you don't own these already, add them to your cart…you won't regret it. If you do already own them, consider a second pair so that you never have to be not wearing them!

These leggings are SO ultra-flattering and make me feel 1 size smaller instantly. I don't know how they do it, but they suck me in without sacrificing ANY comfort! It is wardrobe wizardry and the faux leather look is so much fun. Absolutely love these to death.

During the Anniversary Sale these faux leather leggings are $64.90 (orig: $98), so get them while you can and save 35%!!

black leggings

Western Mules

These leather mules were some of my very favorite Anniversary Sale finds last year because they are actual fall perfection. I was pleasantly shocked, surprised AND delighted by just how comfortable they are.

This year's pair might be even better! These mules are a such a super simple, but very versatile shoe. The stacked heel elevates any outfit and elongates the leg, but they're so easy to slip on and go. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this go-to shoe rings in at just $39.90 (Orig: $59.95)!!

leather mules from nordstrom
Yellow Dress
Western Mule
Photos by Arielle Levy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cutest women’s clothes + a bonus list of items under $100!

Sunglasses

Oversized aviator sunglasses are such a great Anniversary Sale buy. Normally these Ray-Bans would cost you over $160, but during the sale they're just $99.90. In addition to being super cute, these sunnies are also very functional because they actually work well at blocking out the sun!

quay sunglasses nordstrom anniversary sale

Crossbody bag

Five-star crossbody bag right here, and I LOVE this year's version so much!

This perfectly-sized bag is the one you'll reach for over and over every time you need to run out of the house for a quick errand and you want a neutral color that looks good with anything. It easily holds a your phone, keys, wallet, lip gloss, gum, and ZIPS CLOSED at the top. I am always ALL about this feature. I don't know about you, but I want the contents of my bag to stay inside my bag regardless of the activity.

THIS is just one of those perfect bags with an equally perfect price point of $71.90 ($108 after the sale)!

crossbody bag nordstrom anniversary sale

Shacket

I’m in LOVE with this shirt jacket, or “shacket” as I like to call it! It’s a nice warm, cozy jacket, but not where it’s so hot and you’re sweating when you put it on. This will be a really nice fall-ish wardrobe piece. And it’s super affordable, too!!! $31.90 (normally $41). Two different colors to choose from – this pretty sky blue and classic camel.

This jacket sold out really quick, but we found another fun option HERE!

shaket from nordstrom anniversary sale
Shirt Jacket
V-neck Bodysuit
Black Jeans
Booties
Initial Pendant Necklace
Photos by Arielle Levy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cutest women’s clothes + a bonus list of items under $100!

Quilted jacket

Okay, this jacket! There are so many great fall and winter jackets in the Anniversary Sale right now, BUT when I tried this one on I LOVED it even more than the others and it was less expensive! I love how there’s a band in the back of the jacket that creates a little more of a fitted and flattering look. And it’s going to keep your back warm if it’s cold outside. So a win-win!

This jacket comes in two colors – this olive green and a washed black color! I love the quilted details and how there’s even a stand up collar that can keep out the chill in the chillier months. Loved it even more because it’s super affordable!!! During this sale you can get this jacket for only $35.90 (normally $55). WHAT?

Yes. $35. You’re welcooooome.

quilted jacket for fall
Quilted Jacket
Knit Top
Jeans sold out, more options here
Booties
Leather Pouch Clutch
Gold Bangles
Photos by Arielle Levy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cutest women’s clothes + a bonus list of items under $100!

Our picks from the checklist

Here are our checklist picks for ALL the fall outfit items that you can find during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Womens:

Mens:

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Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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