NSale 2021: All The Fall Feels Capsule Wardrobe

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Whew. Deep breaths people. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially started, which means I’m officially stressed. I’ve spent the past week scrolling through 80+ pages of sale items, filling up my shopping cart, and perfecting my wish lists; I’ve pretty much got the entire sale inventory memorized by heart now. So whether you’re waiting to shop or you’ve already started, here are some of my absolute favorite pieces from the sale. 

A Chic Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Capsule Wardrobe With All The Fall Feels

Forget changing leaves and PSL season, nothing gets me more excited for fall than the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — there’s no better time to stock up on all the fall essentials and update your closet with the season’s latest trends. During last year’s sale, my focus was on purchasing an investment piece, the AllSaints Balfern Leather Jacket, to add to my forever closet. 

This year, my focus is on refreshing and updating my fall closet by buying my three favorite fall wardrobe staples: boots (gimme all the lug sole Chelsea boots, please and thanks), jeans (destructed, straight-leg, high waist denim for life), and sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers and high-quality wool turtlenecks with modern cut-outs and asymmetrical hemlines).

Of course, those pieces are only the beginning, because this year, like every year, my wish list is bottomless, but my bank account isn’t. Keep reading to see all my favorite pieces on this year’s wish list and happy Anniversary Sale hunting, friends!

(Pssst….when you’re done here, be sure to head over our #NSale cheat sheet to see what the team has been trying and buying since the sale began. If you want to whole shebang of our coverage, check out our Nordstrom Anniversary Guide.)

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)

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1. FRAME ‘Le Original’ Jeans

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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I’m so excited about these FRAME jeans. They are exactly what I’m looking for in a pair of jeans: relaxed fit, destroyed details, vintage-inspired fade and figure-flattering.

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2. Free People Jodie Floral Cotton Tunic

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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I LOVE this floral print tunic from Free People. I honestly can’t decide which color I like more — the pink or the black. The pink option is so fun and joy-inspiring for summer. If I had a vacation planned this summer, I’d definitely spring for the pink, but I’m leaning towards black because it’s so versatile and will look so good paired with some ripped jeans and strappy heeled sandals on date night.


3. PAIGE Raundi Cutout Wool-Blend Turtleneck

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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PAIGE’s best-selling Raundi Sweater is the perfect update on the classic turtleneck. With a relaxed fit and made from the coziest wool blend, it’s the perfect mix of style and comfort.

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4. Good American Flowing Faux Wrap Bodysuit

This chic, satiny, faux-wrap bodysuit is a great addition to any wardrobe. Whether it’s the weekend or a workday, this versatile and polished top goes with everything.
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This chic, satiny, faux-wrap bodysuit is a great addition to any wardrobe. Whether it’s the weekend or a workday, this versatile and polished top goes with everything: distressed high-rise jeans, to tailored trousers, and pencil skirts. The best part? It stays perfectly tucked in all day long.

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5. Sam Edelman Wool Belted Coat

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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I’ve been wanting to update my outerwear closet with a belted wool wrap coat since last fall, so now is the perfect time to snatch up this affordable, cozy, and stylish coat to layer over my knitwear and jeans. 

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6. ALLSAINTS Lock Neck Wool Blend Sweater

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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It’s not a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale without investing in an AllSaints sweater. Last year, I bought the Ridley Funnel Neck Wool & Cashmere Sweater and this year I am obsessed with the Lock Roll Neck Wool Blend Sweater and all of its modern deets; like the asymmetrical hem and the raw front seam. 


7. Good American The Feel Good Bodysuit

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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Super soft and comfortable, this flattering cotton bodysuit makes the perfect base layer and is easily a closet staple.


8. Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean

You can't beat Madewell when it comes to affordable and flattering denim. I'm loving these high-waisted, faded black, vintage- inspired jeans!
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You can’t beat Madewell when it comes to affordable and flattering denim. I’m loving these high-waisted, faded black, vintage-inspired jeans!

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9. Vince Pima Cotton Sleeveless Dress

This ultra-soft dress from Vince is the perfect everyday dress for summer. I love the flattering wrap waist detail and its relaxed fit --  so effortless yet polished.
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This ultra-soft dress from Vince is the perfect everyday dress for summer. I love the flattering wrap waist detail and its relaxed fit — so effortless yet polished.

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10. The North Face Cragmont Hooded Fleece Coat

I am absolutely OBSESSED with this stylish and comfortable fleece jacket from North Face. Its made from 100% recycled fleece, retro-inspired details, and has a longer, parka length.
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I am absolutely OBSESSED with this stylish and comfortable fleece jacket from North Face. Its made from 100% recycled fleece, retro-inspired details, and has a longer, parka length. I love it so much I want it in all three colors!


11. Natori Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra

Natori makes some of the best bras ever, and this is one of my favorites. I always pick one up whenever they go on sale. A wardrobe essential!
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Natori makes some of the best bras ever, and this is one of my favorites. I always pick one up whenever they go on sale. A wardrobe essential! 

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12. Quay Australia Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses

I’m such a big fan of QUAY sunglasses. The affordable price point and chic styles are exactly what I look for in my sunglasses.
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I’m such a big fan of QUAY sunglasses. The affordable price point and chic styles are exactly what I look for in my sunglasses. I don’t trust myself with expensive sunnies because I have a reputation of losing them or sitting on them. So, QUAY it is.

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13. Gorjana Cayne Crescent Plated Pendant Necklace

I’ve been such a huge fan of Gorjana’s boho-chic-inspired jewelry for years now! I am especially obsessed with this crescent necklace that comes in silver too.
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I’ve been such a huge fan of Gorjana’s boho-chic-inspired jewelry for years now! I am especially obsessed with this crescent necklace that comes in silver too.

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14. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer

My inner Gollum comes out when it comes to my Kiehl's moisturizer, so when I saw this 1L refill on sale for under $50, I definitely might have whispered to myself “my precioussss” and added it to the cart.
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My inner Gollum comes out when it comes to my Kiehl’s moisturizer, so when I saw this giant refill on sale for under $50, I definitely might have whispered to myself “my precioussss” and added it to the cart. I’ve tried so many moisturizers/lotions for dry skin and this is by far the BEST. 

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15. P448 John Low Top Sneaker

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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I’ve heard so many good things about P448 sneakers from the TME gang that I just knew I had to get a pair when I saw they were included in the Anniversary Sale. Julieta calls these her favorite sneakers to travel in so they MUST be freaking good.

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16. ALLSAINTS Donita Combat Boot

Missing out on these AllSaints combat boots during last year's Nordstrom Sale was one of my biggest regrets, so I was beyond stoked when I saw them back this year.
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Missing out on these AllSaints combat boots during last year’s sale was one of my biggest regrets, so I was beyond stoked when I saw them back this year. Definitely one of my top picks. 

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17. Louise et Cie Sanji Platform Wedge Boot

These white Chelsea-inspired platform wedge booties by Louise Et Cie are one of my absolute favorite boot styles from the sale this year. I love the modern and minimal style and the sporty striped platform detail.
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These white Chelsea-inspired platform wedge booties by Louise Et Cie are one of my absolute favorite boot styles from the sale this year. I love the modern and minimal style and the sporty striped platform detail. 

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18. Tory Burch Chelsea Lug Bootie

Chelsea style + lug soles + Tory Burch = the perfect shoes. I’m STILL trying to decide between these and the Tory Burch Chelsea Lug booties, I love them both.
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Chelsea style + lug soles + Tory Burch = the perfect shoes. I’m STILL trying to decide between these and the Tory Burch Chelsea Lug booties, I love them both. I pretty much want all of the lug sole and Chelsea-style boots from this year’s sale. I am having the hardest time narrowing it down!

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19. Zac Posen Yanni Sandal

Updating my fall closet wi/ my 3 fav fall wardrobe staples: boots (lug sole Chelsea boots, please), jeans (straight-leg, high waist denim for life,) + sweaters (oversized chunky knit pullovers + wool turtlenecks.)
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Strappy statement sandals are trending hard this summer. The block heel makes these easy to wear and I LOVE that knotted detail on the front!


Hoping all your Nordstrom Sale dreams come true, xo

Jess (Instagram)

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