So now that we’ve spent countless hours looking at every.single.thing in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…we’re feeling pretty darn good about it. The team’s current consensus is that this year’s sale is killing it on the jeans front.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Preview: Cute Fall Outfits

And since social distancing measures mean that we’re probably going to socialize as much as we can outside…I was also thrilled with the number of seriously cool coats and jackets.

We have a ton of coverage coming out over the next few weeks (including plenty of at-home try-ons), but we thought we’d offer up a few cute outfit ideas for fall.

Fall Outfit Idea 1: Just Mommin’ Around

For early fall, I love the idea of cute kicks and a pretty top — especially when the top is as easy as a t-shirt, but the vibe is special. Throw a sweatshirt on for chilly mornings, and grab a backpack. (Bonus if the backpack doubles as a lux laptop bag.)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 2: Dinner Date

This is basically my go-to outfit for, uh, almost everything? Date night? Yes. School function? Yes. Casual Friday? Yes. Happy hour? Yes. Girls’ night? Yes. Granted….I don’t quite know when our lives will get back to normal, but when they do: this outfit. For everything.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 3: Three Cheers For Slouchy Sweaters

Slouchy sweaters, half-tucked into faded denim is one of the easiest outfits around. Cute little statement booties make it easy to get out the door, and I’ve found that a light-colored leather bag is more versatile than black: they really do work year-round.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 4: That’s A Pretty Dope Jacket

Anyone else dying for a faux-shearling jacket??? I swear it will help with my social distancing.;) Also, that gorgeous white dress is comfy, stretchy, and ribbed, so would also work for verrrry glamorous lounging around the house.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 5: Mixed Leopard Prints

Graphic tees and printed pants forever. Add boots and a moto jacket — this outfit formula always looks good.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 6: Put A Plaid On It

I think I need that tee for virtual schooling. It’s my mantra for fall. And then if I need to run to the store…throw on the blazer.

I added the belt because I think it could add a little somethin’ when not wearing the blazer….But that might be one bridge too far from sweatpants this fall.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 7: Only A Little Romantic

File this under “Sexy Date Night Outfit For the Rest of My Life”. Whether that’s for drinks at the Logan or at “The Kitchen”.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 8: Everything Under $100

If you haven’t yet tried Free People’s high-rise skinnies…I’ve been really impressed in the past. But I found I needed to size up.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 9: Leggings, But Extra

OK, so: the Vince leggings below are real leather. If you’d rather go faux, my sister and I have been wearing Spanx’s faux-leather leggings for years (and they are part of the sale). I’m also intrigued by these cropped faux-leather pants, too (also available in plus sizes).

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 10: For Weekend Exploring

This is basically the exact outfit I wear when wandering around the city. I swear by sneaker boots…and these are waterproof.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 11: Cozy Cabin Vibes

Pendleton makes seriously amazing coats, and this one is the perfect combo of outdoorsy and chic.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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Fall Outfit Idea 12: Winter Walks In Midnight Tones

I love a good puffer. And this one — with the well-placed pops of color — is surprisingly chic (and also available with pops of red). I’m also impressed with the combat boots — they’re not overly ‘done’ but more chic than most.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview is on point. We're thrilled by the denim options & dreaming up fall outfit ideas. Here's what's cute.

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As I mentioned before, we’d love to know what you guys would like us to style up! We already have one request for this bag (one I’ve been drooling over myself). What else?

xo,

S

6 COMMENTS

  1. I love how you linked to the Nordstrom page to show the looks. Unfortunately the other TME posts didn’t display everything (are you using a new display widget?) and haven’t for a few weeks. Linking to the Nordstrom page worked perfectly! Thank you so much!

    • AHHHH Sandi!!! Tell me more about this: are you on desktop or mobile, and which post isn’t displaying? Is it photos that aren’t loading or those darn shopping widget we use?

  2. Hi Shana, you’re making me want to put some effort in again! I’d love to see how you style a few things I’ve saved to my wishlist. These pieces reflect that I live in the suburbs of LA but like to funk up my suburban style sometimes. This year I’m focusing on things that feel special/unique.

    1. Avel Les Filles Camel Black Star jacket. Black jeans or blue jeans with this are good. Anything else come to mind?
    2. Zella long hooded puffer vest. I like the army green color and could see this at soccer games or school drop off. How would you make it work for the office?
    3. Rebecca Taylor pom floral silk top in navy. Kind of the reverse — how would make this work on the weekend?

    Thanks Momma!

    • 1. This coat: https://shopstyle.it/l/bkIwd
      Yes to denim…and in my dream life, I’m wearing it with a little mini dress and OTK boots.

      2. This Zella vest: https://shopstyle.it/l/bkIuP
      For the office?  Did I read that right?  😉 Ok…let me try: If your office is casual, I’d tuck a slim-fitting turtleneck (or even short-sleeve mock neck like this Frame one: https://shopstyle.it/l/bkIv3) into a pair of high-rise trouser jeans.  I like the long-on-long idea.

      3.  This Rebecca Taylor Top: https://shopstyle.it/l/bkIuo
      This is exactly the kind of top I like to tuck into denim cut-offs (it’s demure enough to offset all that leg) or into a pair of really destroyed jeans (like my Levi 501s).  For shoes…I’d throw on some Adidas superstars or clogs.

  3. I am pretty sure this post loaded correctly, but Linzi’s post did not, nor did last week’s sales posts. I couldn’t see any of her recommendations for items to purchase from #2 on in Linzi’s post yesterday. This started happening several weeks ago, where one of you would have suggested links (like in the weekly sales posts) and I’d see nothing. When I load old posts from years (or even months) ago, I can still see everything correctly. I’m on an iPhone. I was okay not being tempted by weekly sales but I started reading your blog several years after finding you while figuring out what to purchase from the anniversary sale!

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