Eileen Fisher Fans: Mix These Pieces With Your Favs From Adidas, Vince, & MOTHER Denim, Too.


If you’re an Eileen Fisher fan, welcome! If you’re NOT an Eileen Fisher fan…it’s totally okay, but keep reading – you might find yourself pleasantly surprised!

For me, the key to Eileen Fisher is NOT wearing this brand head-to-toe. Instead, I choose just one or two of Eileen Fisher’s minimalist pieces, then mix them with modern or playful pieces from other brands, creating effortlessly chic looks that still feel like me.

Below, I take minimalist “forever-closet” pieces from Eileen Fisher and mix them together with new and exciting modern fall favs –creating 10 easy and chic looks that are ALL part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Eileen Fisher truly is forever-closet gold, and finding so many of her lovely pieces on sale is a gold mine! Beautifully made, these pieces hold up well, add a sophisticated elegance to any outfit, and survive my closet decluttering cuts over and over again.

Short on time? Our top Eileen Fisher NSale Picks:

  1. This gorgeous sweater (in dark nocturne not the bright blue)
  2. This short-sleeve gem
  3. This simple, but elegant tank

And if you’re a mostly casual gal like me…mix Eileen Fisher pieces with these jeans, these sneaks (or these), this beloved coatigan, and this tried and true little $62 bag.

One more: pick up my all-time favorite sweater hoodie while you’re shopping (this year it finally comes in black…woohoo!)

Eileen Fisher On Sale At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: 10 Fall Outfit Ideas (and More Designer Faves)

Personally, I love mixing Eileen Fisher gems in with brands like Vince, Adidas, Zella, MOTHER, Rag & Bone, AllSaints, Frame (all on sale) for a fun, chic, and sometimes playful twist on the brand.

A word of warning: Eileen Fisher pieces somehow notoriously look terrible on models online — I know, I know, not typically the way these things work — but somehow they look MUCH better in person. The high-quality materials she uses are what make the difference. Her pieces all drape, move, breathe, and hold up really well, and the colors are often way prettier in person.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 1: Out & About Chic

I will definitely be wearing this exact outfit (or a very close variation) this fall.

Eileen Fisher Fall Outfits On Sale

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I have VERY high hopes for this gorgeous 100% organic cotton sweater in the magical dark Nocturne color. It’s crafted in Peruvian fair-trade workshops and looks like it will be a wear-on-repeat winner! The Eileen Fisher short-sleeve sweater (available in both black or white) also looks like it will easily become a star in my closet. Classics that play extremely well with MOTHER jeans and on-trend coats.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 2: Blackberry Chic

Eileen Fisher always introduces new colors in the fall, and sometimes the colors work for me and sometimes they don’t. Her blackberry collection, though, looks stunning.

Eileen Fisher Casual Outfit Fall

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My top pick in her blackberry collection is this merino wool blackberry sweater. And I love the idea of mixing the blackberry with the reds, browns, and rich creams of fall.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 3: Denim on Denim Chic

So many pretty blues in the Anniversary sale this year…love the idea of wearing them ALL together.

Eileen Fisher with Denim Fall Outfit

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One modern way to layer blue-on-blue this fall is actually denim on denim (on denim). Take your pick of a top with this beautiful dark Nocturne shade in a tank or sweater.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 4: Comfy Black Dress Chic

The Eileen Fisher comfy oversized t-shirt dress is a bit iconic. Simple, shapeless (in the best way), and has been a blank slate for me for lots of different styles throughout the years.

Eileen Fisher Black Dress Outfit

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When styling this dress, I tend to do well with tall boots, but I also love the cool-girl look of an oversized shapeless dress worn with on-trend sneaks.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 5: Running Errands Chic

Another outfit you’ll see me wearing on the daily this fall.

Eileen Fisher Casual Outfit Errands

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I’m excited to try my all-time favorite sweater-hoodie with this Eileen Fisher vest and sneaks. You can count on Eileen Fisher to add a sophisticated vibe to a casual vest, and I love layering this type of vest under blazers and coatigans as well.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 6: Pop Of Color Chic

I am VERY picky about my “statement cardigans”, but I think I’ve found a new great one for fall.

Eileen Fisher With Farm Rio Outfit

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This Farm Rio cardigan is so fun, and plays perfectly with Eileen Fisher’s blackberry tops. Or, if you don’t want QUITE as much color, statement cardigans would look just as good layered over Eileen Fisher’s black or nocturne tops as well.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 7: Reversible Coat Chic

I like the weight of Eileen Fisher’s coats for fall and winter. Not too heavy or bulky, but the high-quality material keeps you nice and toasty.

Reversible Eileen Fisher Coat Outfit Fall

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Let’s see….this coat is a wool-cashmere blend, has front patch pockets, AND is reversible so you have the chic Nocturne color to choose from as well as a stylish charcoal gray coat all in one. And if you’re looking for a 100% cashmere sweater in the sale, I’ll be getting this Vince one and I’ll be adding a chic tote to my oversized coats as well.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 8: Sporty Chic

Eileen Fisher Pants are made with Tencel Lyocell, and are dreamy to wear….everywhere. So comfy.

Sporty Eileen Fisher Outfit Black pants

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Lots of folks wear Eileen Fisher’s stretchy wide-leg pants for dressy or office settings, but I tend to wear mine for a casual, more sporty look with sneakers. They’re really versatile.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 9: Gray Coatigan Chic

Okay…technically the Eileen Fisher organic cotton coatigan is “black and white”, but it’s reading “gray coatigan” to me. So have fun picking your gray coatigan….there’s a HUGE selection in the sale this year.

Gray Coatigan Fall

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I usually wear these gray coatigans with my favorite black sweater hoodie underneath, but I also like the idea of lightening up the gray coatigan look and mixing it with lighter blues and grays and whites.

Eileen Fisher Outfit Idea 10: “Let’s Go Out” Chic

It’s always fun to figure out how I’d wear Eileen Fisher “out” on those rare evenings I’m out “on purpose” past 8:00 pm.

Go Out Outfit Sophisticated

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I love Eileen Fisher’s boxy tops and I love her forever-wearable pieces in black, so pairing one of her black tops with black wide-leg jeans, fancy shoes in dark chocolate, a cute bag, and big earrings is an easy combination…always!

There you have it! Hope this was helpful for ideas on how to incorporate Eileen Fisher’s basics with some of the newer trends. Look for my try-on selfies of what does and does not work for me from the sale soon. I tend to try the higher-end designer-ish pieces in the sale first (before they sell out), but I’ll be back in a few days with my top budget-friendly picks as well.

If you liked this article, you can follow my posts, my try-ons, and my top-picks here. More later…

Lastly, I encourage you to read more about all the things we love about Eileen Fisher’s values, and the progress the brand is making in the fashion industry on the Eileen Fisher website.


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