Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale 2021 is hot! Shop the best wardrobe winners before they sell out

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Save big on dresses, jeans and more. (Photo: Nordstrom)
Save big on dresses, jeans and more. (Photo: Nordstrom)

The iconic Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong! Whether you're on the hunt for activewear, new summer styles or just need a new pair of sneakers for every day, this is your chance to save big.

With markdowns on Zella, Spanx and so much more, there's no shortage of excellent deals. Don't waste too much time — historically, the biggest discounts always go fast.

Need a little inspiration? Scroll through our favorites from Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale 2021 below. Happy shopping!

40 percent off: The ultimate everyday dress, all zhuzhed up

The ultimate wear-everywhere dress. (Photo: Nordstrom)
The ultimate wear-everywhere dress. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Going somewhere? Don't automatically reach for a T-shirt and jeans — try this billowy organic cotton dress instead. It packs plenty of drama in the tiered skirt and fluted sleeves, plus the muted colorway is perfectly versatile. Pair with sandals, flats or a pair of heels for an evening out.

Shop it: Arallana Organic Cotton Babydoll Dress, $65 (was $108),

38 percent off: The Zella leggings you'll find any excuse to wear

You'll look for any excuse to wear these. (Photo: Nordstrom)
Get ready to wear these every (Photo: Nordstrom)

You probably have a ton of black leggings already, but these Zella beauties are on another level altogether. Cropped above the ankle, they have a high-waisted rise and a large pocket for cards or keys. They smooth and lift, and are hands-down going to be the best leggings in your rotation.

"These leggings are perfect!" a shopper noted. "Soft but still have plenty of stretch and hold. Pockets are the best!"

Shop it: High Waist Studio Lite Pocket 7/8 Leggings, $40 (was $65),

38 percent off: The dreamiest pajama set

Sweet dreams! (Photo: Nordstrom)
Sweet dreams! (Photo: Nordstrom)

Time to retire your nighttime getup (you know, the old T-shirt and flannel Christmas shorts): These pajamas by Honeydew Intimates are way cuter and just as comfy. They're made of a stretchy rayon and spandex blend, and come in three swoon-worthy prints: Leopard, stripes and a moon and stars.

"These are the softest pajamas ever!" a shopper shared. "Perfect for this quarantine period and they even look presentable enough for videoconference calls!"

Shop it: Honeydew Intimates All American Pajamas, $30 (was $48),

36 percent off: The perfect antidote to skinny jeans

There's nothing basic about these blue jeans. (Photo: Nordstrom)
There's nothing basic about these blue jeans. (Photo: Nordstrom)

There's a fine line between boot-cut jeans and bell bottoms, and these cuties by Wit & Wisdom are firmly in the boot-cut side. Modern flourishes abound, including a split hem and slim silhouette. 

You're sure to love Ab-Solution's unique power-mesh panel that sucks you in and holds you in place. "Very cute and flattering," confirms a shopper.

Shop it: Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans, $50 (was $78),

34 percent off: The perfect slubby tee

Not quite your average plain black tee. (Photo: Nordstrom)
Not quite your average plain black tee. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Don't confuse this for a plain tee: It has a center seam in the back, rolled cuffs, and is the perfect length for tucking. It's super lightweight too, yet still totally opaque. It runs a little oversized, so size down if you want a more fitted look.

"This is definitely my new favorite basic tee. Very comfortable," shared a shopper.

"Beautifully made," gushed another. "It is so soft when wearing it and seems to really hold up well."

Shop it: Cassidy Tee, $25 (was $38),

34 percent off: The Spanx leggings your fall wardrobe needs

It's all in the name. (Photo: Nordstrom)
It's all in the name. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Time to think ahead for fall. These leggings constantly sell out, and for good reason: They look great on just about everyone. They're Spanx, so they hold you in, plus they look great with T-shirts, oversized sweaters and denim jackets. If you see them still in stock in your size, grab 'em and run.

"These are ether best things since sliced bread," a shopper reported. "Never understood that saying, but seems appropriate since I eat bread and these leggings make it look like I don't."

Shop it: Spanx Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings, $45 (was $68),

46 percent off: Anything-but-basic sneakers

Way cooler than your go-tos. (Photo: Nordstrom)
Way cooler than your go-tos. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Cole Haan's sleek leather kicks are made with traditional tennis shoes in mind, plus they pack plenty of traction, thanks to the rubber caps at the heel and sole. 

"Love the sneakers, very soft and comfortable!" a shopper shared. "They also looks stylish and do not look like just ordinary sneakers. This is my third GrandPro Cole Haan sneakers this year and I'm happy with the quality, style and comfort!"

Shop it: Cole Haan GrandPro Topspin Sneaker, $70 (was $130),

35 percent off: Zella's flattering (and lightweight) tank

How flattering! (Photo: Nordstrom)
How flattering! (Photo: Nordstrom)

Anything but your basic workout tank, Zella's chic, lightweight version has a cool twist front. Made of a soft rayon-spandex mix, it's breathable and so comfy you'll want to wear it well outside the gym. Find it in black, white, brown and pale pink.

Says a fan: "It is beyond comfortable. Great for working out or pair it with a light jacket to run errands."

Shop it: Zella Twist Front Tank, $23 (was $35),

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