The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Buys Under $100: A Budget-Friendly Capsule Wardrobe


Yes…Clare V, AllSaints, and Vince have ah-maaaaazing pieces in this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but what about all of those fabulous more budget-friendly pieces? Yep… TONS of those too.

The North Face under $100, super-soft pajama sets under $30, great looking denim under $50, and weather-friendly snake print boots for under $100 that have a VERY similar vibe to the snake print Aquatalias that are $270! Below I’ve included a fall mix-and-match capsule wardrobe entirely from pieces under $100 (and you likely already have some similar pieces in your closet.)

The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Buys Under $100: A Budget-Friendly Capsule Wardrobe

In addition to the budget-friendly capsule wardrobe, I also include options for “switch-outs” in order to build a capsule wardrobe of your own with budget-friendly pieces from the sale. My style is usually a bit more playful, but for fall and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I generally like to look for closet staples, and then in “real life” just add in a fun mask, modern earrings, or a bold red lip. So…if you’re looking for primarily budget-friendly pieces (under $100), feel free to bookmark this page and come back when you’re ready to shop or check out the rest of our TME contributor’s coverage of the sale here

**My first round of selfies is HERE, but I also included links to some NEW selfies featuring some of the budget-friendly pieces in the descriptions below the collage.  

Budget-friendly Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping? YES, please. Boom! A mix-&-match fall capsule wardrobe made of the best deals under $100.

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1 | Gibson Colorblock Cozy Pullover (**Plus Sizing Available**): Soft, cozy and perfect for at home or out and about. I have to have at least one black and white top in pretty much EVERY capsule wardrobe.

2 | Caslon Pintuck Cotton Blouse (**Plus Sizing Available**): Under $25 and available in 6 different colors. A great Zoom top, but size down….my size small came in and it was huge. 

3 | Free People Chunky Sweater: This one is soft, warm and an on-trend crop (but not too crop) style. I wish I would have sized up, though. It’s definitely a heavy chunky sweater, but such a cool look. I have the xs and it could be a bit slouchier. See selfie here.

4 | AllSaints Scarf: What?? An AllSaints scarf for under $50?? Such a pretty design that goes well contrasting with all the browns or with all black and gray (and red lips obvi). 

5 | Treasure & Bond Leather Crescent-Shaped Bag: I love the shape and size of this bag. It also comes in brown with a black strap (which I included in my wish list capsule wardrobe). See selfie here.

6 | Madewell Striped Crossbody Tote: One statement piece is really all you need in a capsule wardrobe and this bag brings life to any outfit you put together. Mostly neutrals (so easy to wear), but with just enough color to make it not boring at all. 

7 | Wit & Wisdom Bootcut Jeans: Under $50! Thankfully bootcut is back. This style is what I have been wearing a ton of recently…easy and comfortable and this wash goes with everything.

8 | Wit & Wisdom Grey Skinnies: Under $50. Oh I love a good grey denim, and Wit & Wisdom does comfy jeans really well. See selfie here.

9 | Blondo Snakeprint Waterproof Booties: Super-similar vibe to the pricey snake print Aquatalias and also weatherproof! I’ve found the key to making pointy-toe boots more comfy is to size up. See selfie here

10 | UGG Platform Sneaker: Several color options in this comfy slip-on sneak. Super-comfy, and easy to slip off and on. See selfie here

11 | Sorel Kinetic High Top Sneaks: These also come in a really good army green. My good friend rocks the gold ones, but I love the darker ones for fall and winter.

12 | Thread & Supply Cardi Coat: Under $45! One of my fav finds of the sale!!! Soft and cozy enough for inside, but also a perfect top layer for fall. LOVE! See selfie here.

13 | The North Face Raincoat: Solid The North Face rain repellant jacket under $100! Comes in black (can’t go wrong there), but I like the green for something a bit different. See selfie here.

14 | Free People Camo Clare Tee: I’m not always a huge camo fan, but I’m a huge fan of this one…the darker color combo, big print, soft fabric and raw edge sleeves are working for me. See selfie here.

15 | Free People Lounge/Workout Top: You can wear this guy backwards or forwards for two different looks. I love a “real top” that feels like pajamas. See Shana in hers here.

16 | Zella Joggers (**Plus Sizing Available**): These are a STEAL during this sale. If they sell out fast, these and these (also from Zella) look good as well. I sized down to an XS and am happy with the fit. See selfie here.

17 | Moonlight Dream Pajama Set: Several good pajama sets in the sale for amazing prices. The shorts version looks good as well.

18 | UGG Fluffette Slippers: Fluffy comfy slippers are quite difficult to say no to these days. These are no exception. See selfie here.

Build A Budget-Friendly Capsule Wardrobe From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Mix & Match Items Above With Pieces Under $100 Below

If something in the capsule wardrobe above is already sold out already (boo!)…or maybe you just don’t like the brand or the fit or the color of something, I’ve included options below for “switch-outs” all under $100…many under $50 and some even under $25!!! Have fun mixing and matching to make your own capsule wardrobe with this ridiculously good sale!

Budget-Friendly Sweaters (Under $50)

If the Free People sweater is too chunky for you, choose from Caslon, BP, Gibson or Treasure & Bond.


Budget-Friendly Zoom Tops (Under $60)

Instead of the Caslon pintuck blouse, choose from great options from Free People, CeCe, Caslon or Rachel Parcell.


Budget-Friendly Denim (Under $100)

If you’re not a Wit & Wisdom fan, replace with my fav Madewells or TME jeans fav Levi’s.


Budget-Friendly Cardigans

How oh how did I not include a cardigan in this capsule? Feel free to add in a Madewell, Barefoot Dreams or Leith option.


Budget-Friendly Jackets

Instead of my The North Face or Thread & Supply picks, choose one from Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Kut From The Kloth or Halogen.


Budget-Friendly Sleepwear

Instead of the long-sleeved version, add in a shorts version or jammies from PJ Salvage.


Budget-Friendly Loungewear

I love the Zella joggers and Free People top in the capsule, but there are also some good jogger options from BP and TONS more Free People.


Budget-Friendly Tennis Shoes

Sorel’s ultra cool high tops and UGG’s slip-ons are very good options, but EILEEN FISHER slip-ons under $100 and all of the Adidas sneaks are good too.


Budget-Friendly Boots

The snake print Blondos are an amazing alternative to the pricey Aquatalias, but the Gore-Tex sneaker/boots below are kind of calling my name.


Budget-Friendly Bags

I love the Madewell tote and Treasure and Bond bag for my personal style, but if you’re looking for SUPER good deals in this year’s sale, several luxe brand small bags (AllSaints, Rag & Bone, TUMI) are all under $100.


Budget-Friendly Accessories

I kept most of the capsule picks pretty neutral (easier to mix and match), but you can always throw in a fun scarf to add in some color. Or…throw in some easy (and VERY budget-friendly) everyday earrings.


If you’re shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, make sure to check out our All Things Anni Sale Page. All the contributors at TME have done a pretty tremendous job rounding up their favorite picks, and everyone’s starting to do some major selfie sessions as well.



    • Hahaha—It works terribly, obviously! I do it anyway, though. Some habits are very hard to let go of. With or without a mask…the lipstick stays. 🙂

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