During our last FB live, several readers mentioned that they wanted to see pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that could work for a warm fall. And since many of them live in Southern California, a warm winter as well. My head had already been heading in that direction. While Philly can be relied on for a fairly cold winter, it hasn’t really snowed in years (sob!), and it’s not uncommon for 80 degree temps to persist into October. Which, annoying. In any case, I had been pulling together a wish list of pieces I could start wearing sooner rather than later (keeping stay-at-home in mind), so I just rounded it out with a few nonchalantly cool pieces that I’d happily wear in LA. The result is a a decidedly SoCal aesthetic. 

Best Of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: A Decidedly SoCal Capsule Wardrobe

This capsule relies on comfy, easy pieces that are cool (read: interesting), but not tailored. If you’re looking for a more East Coast vibe, check out my post Best Of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe (also made from 2020 #NSale pieces).

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.

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1. Vince Tie Waist Cotton T-Shirt Dress 

Such an easy dress (literally just a t-shirt dress,) but with a French-girl twist. Would work with sneakers, mules, heels — everything. I’m worried this one is going to sell out.

Also try: If you’re more of a colorful kind of gal…this dress.  

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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 2. ALLSAINTS Playa East/West Woven Straw Beach Tote

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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I carry a straw bag for as many months of the year that I can. The black straw makes this one totally appropriate for fall (especially a warm fall).


 3. BB Dakota Sleeveless Tie-Waist Jumpsuit

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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A stretchy, comfy jumpsuit is exactly what I want to wear for stay-at-home situations. Feels like PJs, looks like a real outfit.


 4. Free People Breton Stripe Pullover

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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This sweater runs HUGE, but that’s part of it’s slouchy, nonchalant charm. Half-tuck into denim shorts now, jeans later.


 5. FRAME Ripped High Waist Raw Hem Crop Skinny Jeans

Super-destroyed denim is an easy answer to warm weather, and FRAME skinnies are typically really soft and comfortable.

Also try:Levi’s 501s. I sized up two sizes, and these are the jeans I’ve been happily wearing allllll summer. (They’re meant to be cropped, so I hack off the bottom 2-3 inches, and still turn them up into one large-ish cuff.)

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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 6. Madewell Remi Mule

This is another item I’m a worried won’t last. They’re just so effortlessly cool.

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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If these do sell out: I’m going to try these woven slides in tan. They have a similar casual-luxe vibe.


 7. FRAME Les Second Mini Crossbody Bag

White bags work year-round. They’re an obvious win in the summer months, and look so unexpected and fresh in winter. 

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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 8. Frank & Eileen Tee Lab Core Terry Top

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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This brand makes really special pieces, and this one is no exception: the shape is so freaking cool. Typically Frank & Eileen is really expensive (and really well-made), but the price point on this piece (almost 50% off) is one I can actually swing.


 9. P448 Thea Low Top Sneaker

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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If you haven’t yet heard of p448, they’re really similar to Golden Goose (and Laura swears by hers). I like the subtle pop of leopard print on this pair.


 10. Vince Nelda Square Toe Slide Sandal

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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Another shoe I’m worried will sell out quickly. It comes in a ton of colors, but I’m all about this ‘cappuccino croc’. It’s a good neutral, with just enough texture.


 11. Vince Rib Trim V-Neck Top

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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Fancy t-shirts are under-rated! They give going-out looks an effortless, nonchalant vibe, but can also be paired with cute sweats at home.


 12. Free People Ilektra Bralette

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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A cute bralette to peek out under everything.


 13. PJ Salvage PJ Set

I’m a sucker for a sporty stripe. This little set is just easy and cute.

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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 14. rag & bone Maya Ripped High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans

I’m a HUGE rag & bone fan, but haven’t yet tried the Mayas. I have high hopes, though —  the vintage vibes, the perfectly faded blue wash, the distressing…all the stuff I like in one little denim package.

Under $100: BlankNYC’s straight-leg cropped jeans. The wash is darker, but interesting. I’m usually really impressed with BlankNYC, especially considering the price. Size up one size for best fit.

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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 15. Faherty Honokaia Smocked Blouse

This surf brand makes really high-quality stuff. I love the smocking, and would happily tuck this little top into any pair of high-rise jeans.

Under $50: This little Caslon top has the smocking and general vibe of the Faherty blouse, but without the playful color. Still a pretty cute top for $35.

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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 16. Free People Catch Me If You Can Top

I actually love both colors of this easy cotton top. Choosing which one to keep will be the trick.

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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 17. Free People Moon Rising Long Sleeve Top

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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This loungewear top has a low, twisted back, so would I’d wear with a cute bralette. An easy way to elevate sweatpants or denim.


 18. Paul Green Dede Platform Slingback Sandal

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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These sandals find that happy medium between sporty and street. Love ’em.


 19. The North Face Cragmont Fleece Jacket

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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For chilly nights! I’ll never not be into a good fleece…and am hoping this one is as chic as it looks.


 20. Free People Kaylen Cotton Blend T-Shirt

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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Slouchy v-neck tee? Yes please. OBVIOUSLY.


 21. UGG Cozette Genuine Shearling Slide

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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The cutest little UGG slippers, perfect for warmer days. I’m willing to bet these also go fast — they’d make the perfect gift, too.


 22. Zella Washed Organic Cotton Ankle Jogger Pants

Swapping out my usual black sweatpants for ivory is one way I made my quarantining self feel fancy (fancier?) this past spring. I’ll bet it still works this Fall.

We created a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale capsule wardrobe of warm-weather outfit pieces we'd happily wear in LA. A decidedly SoCal vibe perfect for fall.
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We’re so grateful for your support, and hope you’re genuinely enjoying our coverage of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Let us know in the comments if there’s anything you’d love for us for us to cover. For everyone’s posts (which have been coming out since the preview went live on the 24th), head over to our #NSale hub for the best of the sale.
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