The 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here! I shop this sale each and every year for staple pieces I will wear all year.
I swear there's only one time a year when I go absolutely berserk for clothes and it's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This year I told myself I wasn't going to go crazy and lo and behold… I did. Items that I've been wanting for years (like On Cloud sneakers or a Free People sweater) finally go on sale.
I always share exactly what I purchase, recommendations for the best deals, and items I've had for years. This post is designed to give you the best idea of what to get and what to skip!
Some of these items only go on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, which is why it's such a big deal.
Everything I bought last year is still in my closet and are some of the things I wore, and still wear, the most.
- What are the dates for the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary sale?
- BEST OF THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE TRY ON 2023
- BEST LEGGINGS & ACTIVE WEAR OF THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
- BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE SWEATERS & Cardigans
- BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE TOPS
- BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE Jeans
- BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE Outerwear
- BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE Dresses
What are the dates for the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary sale?
The #NSale officially opened July 14th for all Nordstrom card holders and July 15 to the public. If you don't have a Nordstrom card (I personally do and recommend it) you won't get to shop early. Public access begins July 17th and the sale ends August 7th 2023. (WOW so late this year).
I HIGHLY recommend that you shop online. After going in store it was disappointing to see how much wasn't available in store. Also, it's just easier for sizing!
You can see my top picks by category, here!But wait, Helene, you aren't a fashion blogger!
Shhh! I know. But the cool thing is I only share things I wear and wear and wear (and have worn for years) and I keep it on the less expensive side.
Every single year, even when I lived abroad, I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Here's why you should listen to me: I scour the site for things I know that are wearable, flattering, and the best deals. Most items I share are under $50 or $100. Some of my favorite items this year are actually under $25!
I'm also just a regular person, not a fashion blogger, so that means you won't see me with a new outfit every day. I want things I wear to last for years. I recently read a post from a fashion blogger who ordered nearly 1,000 items from Nordstrom. WHAT?! Not only is that not realistic, it’s just plain crazy (and wasteful) to me.
I wear a size large and size 12 in pants. I often LOVE something on a skinny fashion blogger or model, but that doesn't always translate for me. I hope to share how these pieces really look so you can make a decision. I think it really helps to see what these pieces look like on (and on someone that isn’t a supermodel) so hope this helps!
Why do I shop the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Because it’s high quality, built to last clothing that I’ll wear for years plus plenty of beauty, gifts, and accessories. Stuff that never goes on sale, is on sale and it's stuff I know I'll wear for a long time.
This year I’ve taken a different approach to the sale. Not only am I sharing things I currently have or am buying, I did TONS of research on how these are reviewed across the web. Not just Nordstrom’s website. I also got feedback from y'all! For example, for the On Cloud tennis shoes I looked at reviews from Amazon, Dick's and more plus asked you your opinion on Instagram!
Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop. No, it’s not the cheapest, but the brands they carry are some of my all time favorite (Zella, Madewell, Free People) and their customer service and return policy is unbeatable.
Things will go out of stock from time to time (and many things go fast). But to make the most out of the sale I recommend creating a wish-list on Nordstrom's site, that way you’ll be notified if an item comes back in stock or when it’s available for you to shop. Because things do sell out quick, I buy it because I can always return.
Don't buy stuff you don't need. I always make a list so that I can get things I know I will actually wear. Are snake skin print booties super cute? YES! Will I wear them? Hmm, probably not. Or, you can find them much cheaper (like this option).
Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns. So if you’re unsure of the right size, order a couple. You can always send it back! Or if you don’t like something, there’s no worries.
BEST OF THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE TRY ON 2023
BEST LEGGINGS & ACTIVE WEAR OF THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
If you buy one thing from the sale, make it a pair of Zella leggings. They are just my favorite and when they say “live in” they mean it. I wear leggings nearly daily and I always go with Zella. I’ve talked about Zella leggings on this blog for 5 years and will continue. Also with this price it’s just worth it!
I get a large in the leggings.
I am obsessed with Alo leggings! I've tried so many over the years and these are hands down my favorite. They hide everything and suck you in like no other! Plus they are great to work out in! The air lift leggings I'm wearing in red are the best! I have a collection now and buy them whenever they're on sale. I'm in the large.
Also pictured is the Zella Performance Jacket! Super flattering.
Also love these Split hem leggings – I've had mine since January and they are so cute and love the elevated details.
I LOVE these Natori Dynamic Contour Underwire Sports bra. I especially love these for travel. You can put this on and wear it all day. I bought two a few years ago year and convinced so many friends to purchase these! They call it a sports bra but you can easily wear this under t-shirts too. I get a 36 C. You can wear it regular OR criss-cross the straps.
Nike sports bra. This is the perfect sports bra!! It's so comfy and soft and good for high impact.
I'm thrilled this is for sale this year! I bought it last year and wear it all the time! I'm in the large.
BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE SWEATERS & Cardigans
My favorite part of the sale every year!!
I bought this in green but it comes in a bunch of different colors. It's cropped but not too short, just a very flattering look!
This is selling out soooo fast! Some people say you can get it a bit bigger and wear it as a dress but on me that looks frumpy. But it's the perfect oversized sweater.
I'm such a sucker for a good cardigan and this one is my favorite this year! I bought it in gray in store and ordered it in tan online!!
This sweater is a fantastic price and comes in tons of colors.
I know, I know another cream sweater?! I like what I like. This one is so soft and so pretty! One of my favorite items of the sale! It comes in multiple colors. I'm in the large.
I've had my first circle cardigan from Barefoot dreams for years! It's held up shockingly well. It is pricey but it lasts for a while. I love the color options this year for the circle cardigan, especially this new rosy color. I'm in a medium. There's also the pretty ribbed cardigan that's ultra luxe. I am in the large. I've just never had a bad experience with Barefoot dreams.
Perfect way to elevate a look! Comes in 3 colors and works with so many looks.
BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE TOPS
I buy this flannel every year!! I LOVE this year's colors so much. I recommend sizing down one or two. I'm in the large in the blue and a medium in the brown.
Really love the quality of this top! And love the details. I picked this up in black and pink!
OMG buy this in every color!!! So flattering. comes in 3 colors.
Very thin so a great transition piece, and a great price!
I always pick up a few of these tops when they go on sale. They are so comfy and well made!
BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE Jeans
Hands down favorite jeans of the sale! The most slimming pair I've ever tried in my LIFE.
I was so surprised I liked these. I wasn't sure from the pics online but I think these are so universally flattering.
I bought these jeans last year and was so excited to see them on sale again this year!
BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE Outerwear
BEST OF NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE Dresses
The tiered dress is so flattering and a good price!
This red dress is light and pretty and perfect for fall.
I'll be updating this often with all my picks!