I’m a Fashion Editor, and These Are My 20 Must-Haves from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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As a fashion editor, there’s no other time of the year that brings me joy like sale season. The thrill of snagging top-notch pieces at a fraction of the price is always exhilarating. And the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale just happens to be the land of milk and honey when it comes to summer sale deals. Here are my 20 picks for the editor-approved items I can’t miss…and you shouldn’t either.

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1. Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket

The return of the shacket is in full force and this easy, no-fuss option is truly a must-have.

Buy It ($49; $32)

2. Calson Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot

These chic, waterproof Chelsea boots are appropriate for everything from drinks with coworkers to Saturday errands.

Buy It ($100; $60)

3. Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra

If you’re always on the hunt for your next favorite bra, this one comes complete with a pretty lace trim and a supportive-yet-comfortable fit.

Buy It ($68; $40)

4. UGG® Genuine Shearling Slipper

My love affair with UGG’s signature “walking on clouds” shearling started years go, and shows no signs of slowing down. These slippers are coming home with me for sure.

Buy It ($100; $70)

5. SPANX® Faux Leather Leggings

Chunky cardigans, knitted sweaters, the aforementioned shacket…there’s really not much that won’t work with these faux leather leggings.

Buy It ($98; $65)

6. LEVI'S® 501® High Waist Straight Leg Jeans

Levi’s 501 high waist jeans are the definition of classic. These puppies will take you through countless outfits (and adventures).

Buy It ($90; $59)

7. Vince Camuto Afelia Knee High Boot

These gems are perfect to pair with everything from flouncy floral dresses to leggings and a suede moto jacket. They’re perfect for when you want to add a little oomph to your basics.

Buy It ($240; $150)

8. ALLSAINTS Donita Combat Boot

Is it possible to make it through fall without a good pair of combat boots? If you can’t imagine it, grab these stunners before they’re gone.

Buy It ($348; $200)

9. Barefoot Dreams Cozychic® Waffle Cocoon Cardigan

For some reason, the reality of what it costs to buy a quality chunky cardigan is always jarring to us. Snag this amazing deal while you can because once the sale’s off, it’s back to forking over the big bucks all in the name of coziness.

Buy It ($178; $89)

10. HALOGEN Balloon Sleeve Sweater

This ultra-cozy sweater is the perfect baseline for a super-cute fall outfit. Pair it with a leather moto jacket, cropped jeans and boots for a winning look.

Buy It ($89; $50)

11. FREE PEOPLE Moonchild Shirt Jacket

A distressed jacket is the perfect way to add a grunge element without going overboard. This military-inspired shirt jacket is a piece that won’t go out of style.

Buy It ($128; $80)

12. HALOGEN Double Face Wool Coat

A structured wool coat is a fall/early winter necessity. Dare to step away from your black and tan go-to with this gorgeous sea-green option.

Buy It ($199; $130)

13. ADIDAS ORIGINALS Wide Leg Track Pants

The transition from lounging around to stepping out will be seamless with these wide-legged beauties. Throw on a leather jacket and high-heeled boots for a quick switch up.

Buy It ($70; $52)

14. Open Edit Ribbed Button-Up Cardigan

This button-up cardigan is equal parts practical and sexy—what’s not to love?

Buy It ($59; $38)

15. Good American Mock Neck Bodysuit

At this point, animal-print is considered a neutral and we’re so here for it. This top will pair with everything from a tailored black suit to your favorite cropped jeans.

Buy It ($95; $59)

16. Frame Mini Les Second Leather Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for the perfect back-to-work bag, we think we may have found a vibrant option that’ll get you excited to commute again. Not into pink? There’s a beige option as well.

Buy It ($350; $209)

17. Madewell Medium Perfect Genuine Calf Hair Belt

This calf hair belt adds a fun element to your fall jacket or simply holds up your jeans—the choice is yours.

Buy It ($42; $27)

18. Kate Spade New York onward & upward pendant necklace

If you’re on the hunt for yet another necklace to add to your layered masterpiece, look no further.

Buy It ($58; $34)

19. FREE PEOPLE Metti Ombré Sweatshirt

If you’ll never be over the tie-dye craze, we feel you and we have another piece to add to your collection.

Buy It ($98; $60)

20. Tory Burch Chelsea 70mm Lug Bootie

Ready to reclaim your time and step out in style this fall? These elevated Chelsea booties will definitely make a statement.

Buy It ($398; $269)

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