To be completely honest, I kind of dread writing posts on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale every year because they take time and there is so much to go through on the Nordstrom site. However, once I start perusing the sale, I always get excited by how many amazing items there are included in the sale. This year, I really haven’t dreaded covering the sale because it is just a sale. The sale looks differently for me this year as we’re trying to be much more cautious and methodical with our spending in 2020. We all know now more than ever, that we don’t know what tomorrow will hold and we need to be responsible with our finances. That being said, I do think Nordstrom did a thoughtful job when curating this sale to reflect the times. There is a solid amount of workout wear, lounge wear, and cozy items in the sale.
My strategy when shopping the sale is always the same: shop for items that are absolute basics I know I will wear all year long until the sale next summer (like Nike sneakers, Natori bras, and Hanky Pankys) and shop for investment pieces that will work wonders in my fall and winter wardrobe (like booties, Patagonia jackets, and Barbour jackets). Yes, don’t forget that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is so unique because, unlike most sales, it doesn’t markdown old product or last season’s collections. Rather, it marks down items from the upcoming fall/winter season before they ever hit the market. The upcoming season’s brand new items stay on sale throughout the duration of the sale and then go back up to their full price when the sale is over. It is the only chance to shop NEW items for the rest of the year on sale! So, here are my favorites that I recommend from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020.
P.S. Are you wondering if you can shop the sale now? Starting yesterday, August 13th, Nordstrom card holders were able to exclusively shop the sale through August 18th. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, then you can start shopping the sale on August 19th. Everyone is then able to shop the sale through its duration when it ends on August 30th.
My Favorites that I recommend from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020
Barbour, Patagonia, and The North Face Jackets + Coats
One of the single best things about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the fact that incredible brands like Barbour, Patagonia, and The North Face are included. These are three brands that I wear and have worn religiously since I was a child. At 30-years-old, nothing has changed. All three brands make the best outwear and make pieces that I rely on year after year. This waxed Barbour jacket, as seen below, is one of my favorite jackets I own. I’ve had it for years and it only gets better with time. This nano puff Patagonia jacket is an absolute winter staple in my book. I wear it NON-STOP. I’m also swooning over this adorable fleece from The North Face. It reminds me of this jacket I own.
It’s always in August that I start dreaming about cozy sweaters. The heat starts to get to me and I dream of a day when I can slip on a pair of jeans and pull a soft sweater over my head. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale always has a wonderful selection of cozy sweaters. This year, I predict spending a lot of time in or around the house in the fall and winter so I’ll be living in cozy sweaters like one of these yummy cardigans (one / two), one of these soft pullovers (one / two), or this turtleneck.
Without fail, I always pick up a new pair of workout leggings or a whole new workout outfit in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. There is no better time to snag comfortable, functional, and cute activewear on sale! I love these leggings, this sports bra, this top, and this jacket. I also have my eye on these jogger pants. I saw that they have been one of the sale’s top sellers so I’m intrigued. It sounds like everyone loves them!
Boots are one of the most expensive aspects of a fall/winter wardrobe. So, it only makes sense to snag a new pair for the upcoming season while on sale. These discounted prices are not to be missed for great styles like these suede boots (similar to mine below), these über classic riding boots, these chic Hunter boots, and these two pairs of Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots (one / two), which are similar to mine seen here. Don’t buy a new pair of boots just because they are on sale. However, if all fall/winter last year you thought to yourself “I wish I had a pair of ______ boots” or “I really need a pair of ______ boots,” then this is the time to buy them and be prepared for upcoming seasons.
Yes, booties need there own section! I found 8 pairs below that I really love. They are a mix of all weather booties and cute stylish booties. The all weather booties are all really great practical styles like these Sperry Saltwater booties, these quilted rain boots, these shearling booties, and these waterproof lace-up booties (I surprisingly really like these!). I’m also smitten with these three pairs of suede booties: black, “cloud” aka light tan, and camel.
Here are a few more of my favorites that I recommend from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 that didn’t fit into one of the above sections. I hope you find something you love! If not, no need to fret. Don’t buy just to buy… remember, even though there is tons of hype around this, it’s just a sale!
Happy Friday and happy sale shopping!