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

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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!

Nanushka Amas Faux Leather Sarong Midi Skirt ($309)

“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.”

Monica Vinader Alta Textured Chain Link Bracelet ($90)

“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.”

Caslon Long Sleeve Crewneck T-Shirt ($18)

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

Levi's 501 High Waist Straight Leg Jeans ($59)

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

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Move Platform High Top Sneaker ($60)

“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.”

Avec Les Filles Patchwork Cotton Shirt Jacket ($130)

“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.”

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings ($39)

“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.”

BP Relaxed Polo Sweater ($32)

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

Ganni Waterproof Recycled Rubber City Boot ($170)

“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!”

Clare V Simple Tote ($333)

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

Shop more editor favorites from Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale:

WAYF Clifton Cutout Rib Sweater ($55)

Such a chic knit.

Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra ($45)

One of our all-time favorites.

Re/Done '70s High Waist Ankle Stovepipe Jeans ($180)

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

Pedro Garcia Azalea Knotted Slide Sandal ($370)

Chic slides that you’ll wear for a lifetime.

Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt ($13)

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

BP Denim Trucker Jacket With Faux Shearling Collar ($39)

The perfect summer-to-fall jacket.

Max Mara Leisure Siberia Pleated Jersey Pull-On Pants ($166)

We editors love good plissé pants.

BP Oversize Houndstooth Sweater Vest ($23)

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

Nike Internationalist Sneaker ($64)

This retro sneaker style is a winner.

Treasure & Bond Sleeveless Knit Dress ($39)

This will be the most versatile piece in your closet.

Madewell Story Set of 3 Layered Necklaces ($32)

We’re suckers for layered chain necklaces.

Open Edit Ribbed Button-Up Cardigan ($40)

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

Halogen Double Face Wool Coat ($130)

Time to start thinking about a chic fall coat.

Caslon Ribbed Sweater Midi Skirt ($46)

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

Open Edit Rib Stitch Crop Sweater ($40)

Cozy and chic.

Calvin Klein Anete Flat ($60)

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

Madewell 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans ($80)

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

1.State Check Ruched Sleeve Jacket ($79)

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

Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot ($60)

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

Nanushka Bambi Polo Neck Ribbed Sweater ($250)

Not your average polo top.

Halogen V-Neck Cami ($23)

Your go-to date-night top.

Staud Wally Knee High Boot ($340)

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

Vince Pima Cotton Sleeveless Dress ($140)

A great year-round dress.

Open Edit Wool Boater Hat ($26)

The perfect finishing touch.

Vince Roll Neck Sweater ($240)

How cozy, though?

Levi's 501 Distressed Crop Jeans ($65)

501s are a perennial favorite.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Asymmetric Faux Fur Moto Coat ($175)

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

Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote ($120)

Tote your essentials in classic style.

Madewell Oversize Ex-Boyfriend Button-Up Shirt ($50)

This button-down shirt is an editor favorite.

Treasure & Bond Sweatpants ($30)

We love these vintage-inspired sweats.

Ugg Genuine Shearling Slipper ($70)

We’ll never say no to Ugg slippers.

Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajamas ($30)

This chic pajama set is at such a great price.

Vince Plissé Mock Neck Shell ($150)

From meetings to margaritas.

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