The NSale 2021 is here and it’s hard to believe a year’s gone by since the last. For those who may not be familiar with the sale, Nordstrom has an anniversary sale every year with tons of fall and winter items on major discount. This is a great chance to stock up on some wardrobe basics and even snag a few gifts for the holidays. Keep reading to see my top picks as well as my tips for shopping the NSale successfully.
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This year and last year they released a sale preview to allow everyone to see what items would be included. I personally love this because it allows you to thoroughly look through everything. Items sell out fast during the sale so having a chance to see what you like without the pressure of doing it on the spot is nice. I would recommend adding items you like to your wishlist in multiple sizes. By doing so, you can get in stock notifications if something you had your eye on sells out. You cannot add items to your wishlist in sizes that are sold out, so do it while everything is in stock.
Get Multiple Sizes
This goes along with what I just talked about. Read item descriptions, check the measurements, but if you’re unsure get multiple sizes. I’ve included my sizing on a lot of popular items below for reference as well. Nordstrom has free shipping and returns so you can just send back what didn’t work for you. It’s better to order multiples of something you love and send back what didn’t work than see your items sell out.
Past NSale purchases
The good thing about the NSale is that popular items/styles are available year after year. Sometimes the exact items are available, other times there are small changes and updates.
One of my most worn items from the sale are these Spanx Perfect Black Pants. They are expensive, even on sale, but I have worn them so many times for work. When you look at cost per wear, you 100% get your money’s worth out of these. I sized up to a Medium because they are a compressive fit. Another popular Spanx item is their Faux Leather Leggings. Everyone and their uncle talks about these leggings each year. I love mine and wear them a ton in the fall and winter, so again I get my my money’s worth. I sized up to a Medium in these as well and they fit great.
Barefoot Dreams items always sell out quickly during the sale. I bought a circle cardigan a few years back after seeing all the hype. I have to be honest, I would save my money when it comes to Barefoot Dreams. Yes the clothing is super soft and warm, but you’re only going to be wearing it around the house. I personally would not buy another item from Barefoot Dreams just because I don’t feel I use what I have already enough. For reference I ordered the XS/S size in the cardigan. I do find the sleeves to be quite tight so size up if this is a concern for you.
Halogen is one of my favorite brands to look for during the NSale. They have some great basics like these Modal Tees that are perfect for layering. These tees are very form fitting so I usually size up to a Medium. I also grabbed this cardigan last year and plan on adding another to my wardrobe. If you’re looking for a good basic cardigan for work this is the one. I sized down to an XS so it wouldn’t cover up the shirts I wear underneath entirely.
Each year Steve Madden puts out some really cute booties and flats. This pair of booties is super similar to a pair I got last year. I usually grab my normal shoe size in these, but if you have wider feet I would size up as they are narrow. These mules with the chunky chain are going to be a best seller this year for sure. There was a similar style last year that sold out and everyone recommended to size up 1/2 a size for the best fit.
I have worn my Zella Live In Leggings to death. They are covered in paint and have multiple holes in them so I plan on grabbing another pair during the sale. These are not a workout legging in my opinion, but they’re great for lounging around the house and wearing with tunic shirts in the fall. I got my normal size Small and they fit perfectly.
NSale 2021 Favorites
Lounge and Intimates
I hope you found this helpful is you’re shopping the NSale. Remember, just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you need it. Take a look through your wardrobe and find gaps and fill as needed. For more tips on shopping the Nordstrom sale check out this post I wrote from last year.