Ultimate Shopping Guide for the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access

Today is the day—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to EVERYONE! It’s been a wild few weeks, and I’m excited that now everyone—card holder or not—has access to one of the best sales of the year, in my opinion. So much will be back in stock and some of my favorites never went out of stock, so keep scrolling to shop my full list of top picks for this year’s NSALE! Just as a reminder, the sale will run now through August 30th and is the best time to stock up and save on fall merchandise before prices go back up. Typically everything from the sale, even if sold out, will come back during the fall season, just at full price. Make sure to check out my other posts from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here & here!

Editor's Note: I'm 5'10 and sharing all the fit details for each item below. Click images to shop all products directly.

The Best Coats & Jackets

Halogen Double Face Wool Coat: You guys know how much I love a camel coat and this one is so good. I love the classic styling, longer length, and oversized pockets. It's not lined, so I wouldn't wear it in extreme winters, but its definitely going to be a great piece to wear layered over sweaters for wild fall/winter seasons.

Fit is true to size; wearing an XS.

Lafayette 148 New York Valasca Reversible Wool & Cashmere Jacket: Ok, I know this is definitely an investment, but hear me out. This is the sale to SAVE on and this wool/cashmere jacket is nearly $500 off! Not only is it a gorgeous layering piece in my favorite fall colors, but its reversible. So really you are getting two jackets for the price of one. I plan to wear this for long travel days, lounging around the house, or even dressing it up for a fall night out. Both camel and grey are great fall neutrals so having the option to wear it multiple ways really sealed the deal for me.

Fit is true to size; wearing a small.

Theory Oaklane Wool & Cashmere Trench Coat: This Theory trench coat is another investment item with great savings. The taupe color is so beautiful and will go back to all my favorite fall neutrals. This drapey trench coat style will look great layered over jeans, leggings, t-shirts, sweaters, you name it!

Fit is true to size; wearing a P.

Topshop Fred Faux Leather Biker Jacket: Switching gears into jackets now, you guys know I love a great black leather jacket. I am so impressed with this Topshop faux leather jacket. The quality feels so nice and for under $50 you can't beat it! Leather jackets are essential for the fall season, so I would definitely grab this now before they sell out!

Fit is true to size; wearing a US4.

ALLSAINTS Balfern Leather Biker Jacket: Last year I bought the ALLSAINTS blush leather jacket and it was one of my favorite purchases. I wore it so much during the fall season, so of course I was so excited to see this beautiful ALLSAINTS burgundy leather jacket on sale this year! Like the black leather jacket, having anther neutral option is essential for a great fall wardrobe.

Fit is a little small; I'm wearing my true size US4 for a fitted body and the shoulders are a little snug. I tried on the 6, and the shoulders were perfect, but the body of the jacket was too big.

ALLSAINTS Dalby Leather Biker Jacket: Speaking of the ALLSAINTS blush leather jacket, if you didn't grab one last year, definitely get the updated version this year! The color is the exact same and its so beautiful. Now, I didn't actually buy this one since I already have the one from last year, but I had to share with you guys in case you didn't get already!

Fit is a little small; I'm wearing my true size US4 for a fitted body and the shoulders are a little snug. I tried on the 6, and the shoulders were perfect, but the body of the jacket was too big.

Patagonia Radalie Water Repellent Thermogreen-Insulated Jacket: Every year I always get an updated puffer jacket and Patagonia jackets are always a favorite. I love the quilted and vertical stripe mixed pattern. This will be perfect for throwing on after workouts, running errands if it's chilly/rainy, and hopefully some winter trips in the future!

Fit is true to size, wearing a small.

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka: Speaking of winter travel, Will and I typically take a ski trip to Telluride annually and this North Face long parka will be perfect for those vacations! I love that it has a removable hood option. The jacket is SO incredibly warm, I was starting to overheat when I was trying it on at Nordstrom, so it will definitely keep you warm if you live in very cold climates!

Fit is true to size, wearing a small.

The Best Sweaters & Tops

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite® Long Cardigan: This is my first year buying a Barefoot Dreams cardigan during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I don't know why I waited so long! This is literally the softest and most comfortable cardigan I've ever worn. Thankfully lounging at home is my favorite, so I'll be LIVING in this.

Fit is true to size, wearing an XS in color bisque.

Topshop Ribbed Open Front Cardigan: Every year I always grab one of the oversized Topshop cardigans, and they always serve me well during fall! This year I bought the oat color, but also wanted to feature the grey since they are both so pretty! They look great with leggings and/or jeans, so get ready to wear this style on repeat whether you're lounging at home or out and about.

Fit is oversized, wearing an XS. Note: the arms are on the shorter side so if you're tall, they won't got all the way to your wrists

Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater: I always stock up on cashmere sweaters during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and these classic crewneck cashmere sweaters are perfect. They are so soft and comfortable and great essentials for fall. Layer with coats, or wear individually, these sweaters are the perfect!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Free People Afterglow Mock Neck Top: Last year I got a similar tunic sweater from Free People and I wore it all the time with leggings and sneakers, especially during quarantine. I love this updated mockneck sweater tunic in white! Its so incredibly soft, similar to the barefoot dreams cardigan and I know it will be another great cozy addition to have.  I might need to order it in black as well!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Free People My Only Sunshine Sweater: I saw this chunky knit sweater last season and wanted it so bad, but could never find it in my size! So of course I was so happy to see this Free People sweater part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I love the chunky oversized knit in the light beige color. It looks great paired with jeans and booties, which will basically be my fall uniform!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Vince Wool & Cashmere Sweater: Every year I get the cashmere Vince sweater, which typically comes in grey or black, but this year they have a beige option! This is always one of my favorite styles to wear either layered under jackets since its tissue thin, or solo for warmer fall nights!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Theory Tolleree Short Sleeve Cashmere Sweater: This is another repeat style I got last year just in a different color. This Theory short sleeve cashmere sweater is such a great staple that can be dressed up for the office layered under blazers, or paired with jeans for a little more casual ensemble. Highly recommend these sweaters!

Fits true to size, wearing an P.

Commando Butter Scoop Neck Bodysuit: So I didn't share this Commando bodysuit with you guys last week because I wanted to save it for today's shoppers. I have always struggled with bodysuits being comfortable, especially since I'm 5'10 and let me tell you. This is hands down the best bodysuit I've ever worn. First, it feels like butter. They didn't name it that just because...Second, the fit is so so good. I was actually shocked when I put it on. If you're looking for a bodysuit that can be worn solo or layered under blazers/jackets, this is the piece you need. Buy now and thank me later!

Fit is true to size; wearing a small.

Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Commando Butter Bodysuit Topshop Ripped Jeans Marc Fisher Tan Suede Booties
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Commando Butter Bodysuit Topshop Jeans

The Best Jeans

Topshop Chicago Crop Slim Straight Jeans: As soon as I put these Topshop jeans on I was obsessed. They are so similar to Levi's but under $50! They are 100% cotton, so no stretch, but the fit is so good! I will say, they are a tad short for me, but when paired with tall ankle booties, they look great! Definitely recommend these budget friendly jeans.

Fit is true to size, wearing a 26 (I'm always a 26 in Topshop)

Paige Hoxton Raw Hem Ankle Jeans: You can never have too many black skinny jeans, and I love the Paige Hoxton black raw hem jeans. These are definitely a true black, so I really don't think they will fade. I got the Paige Hoxton raw hem denim jeans last year and lived in them, so I'm excited to see the Hoxton in black this year.

Fit is true to size, wearing a 25.

The Best Activewear

Nike Sportswear Crewneck Sweatshirt: This Nike sweatshirt might be the most comfortable sweatshirt I’ve ever owned. It’s so soft and oversized - almost like wearing your husband/boyfriends sweatshirt. Definitely going to do some serious lounging around in this!

Fit is oversized. Wearing an XS.

Zella High Rise Leggings: I grab a pair of these leggings every year because I love wearing them around the house, travel, athleisure looks, etc. They are a little thicker, so better for LISS instead of HIIT/runs.

Fit is true to size. Wearing an XS.

Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Outfits
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Outfits

Zella Long Sleeve Performance T-Shirt: These long-sleeve Zella shirts are SO GOOD. Seriously, get all three colors. They’re perfectly lightweight and can be worn outside, inside, to do yoga, to go on a run, whatever! I love them so much.

Fit runs a little big. Wearing XXS. (leggings / sneakers)

Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear

Zella Live In Jogger Pants: At first, I wasn’t sure about these joggers. I expected them to be insanely soft and made for lounging, so I was surprised that they’re actually lightweight melange-knit. That means they have a bit more stretch and are definitely best worn to run quick errands or go on a walk (when the weather is cooler, of course). Now, I’m obsessed! Highly recommend.

Fit is true to size; wearing an xs. (top / sneakers)

Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear

Nike Tempo Dri-FIT Shorts: Anytime Nike’s Dri-FIT shorts are on sale is a good time. I love this color so much. The heather grey is a welcome departure from all-black, and they fit so well. I love these shorts for HIIT workouts and running outside.

Fit is true to size; wearing a small. (top)

Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear

Zella Quilted Zip Hoodie: Zella really killed it this year during the Nordstrom Sale! This zip-up hoodie is another amazing cozy piece, and I love the quilted texture so much. Makes it extra warm! I opted to size up so it would be a little more oversized and love the fit. 

Sized up for oversized fit; wearing a small. (tank / leggings)

Zella Fleece Quarter Zip Pullover: Another great piece from Zella is this pullover fleece. For just under $50, it’s such great quality and so cozy. I got it in beige and can’t wait to wear it during the fall/winter both at home and out and about!

Fit is true to size; wearing an xs. (leggings)

Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fleece Quarter Zip Jacket
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fleece Quarter Zip Jacket

The Best Boots

Marc Fisher LTD Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie: As soon as I saw these Marc Fisher booties, I knew they were the one. I fell in love with the cloud suede color which is the perfect taupe. It goes so well back to both tans and greys which is exactly what I need for fall. The chunky heel makes them so comfortable; I basically wore them for 8 hours straight and had no issues! After a week of loving them, I went back and got the cognac color!

Fit is true to size; wearing an 8.5.

The Best Sneakers

adidas Swift Run Sneakers: So funny story, I actually already had these adidas Swift Run Sneakers in leopard from earlier this year, however they were too big and didn't have the size I needed. Of course I was so happy when I found out they were part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I love the leopard print and think they are so fun especially paired with a sleek all black activewear look. adidas are always so comfortable and you can't beat the price right under $50!

I always have to go down 1/2 a size in adidas. Wearing size 8.

Nike Air Max 270: I’m also loving these Nike Air Max that are a part of this year’s Nordstrom Sale, too. The cream and gold is such a cool, clean, hip look, and they’re incredibly comfortable. They’re a bit heavier duty of a sneaker, too.

Fit is true to size.

adidas Stan Smith: I've always been a fan of adidas Stan Smith sneakers, they are just a cool street style sneaker. I love the all white styling - these will be great for pairing with dresses into fall or my jogger for running errands.

Runs big; go down 1/2 size.

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  1. Ashley said:
    Posted 7.19.18 · Reply

    So I got the nude Vince Flats and they are probably my favorite purchase of the sale! Did you try the black pair at all? I’m trying to decide if I need them in black as well.

    • Posted 7.20.18 · Reply

      I didn’t, but based on how much I wear the nude, I’m thinking I need the black too!

  2. Conner said:
    Posted 7.19.18 · Reply

    Loving your picks! You are the queen of classy fashionable minimalism.