If you are one of those people that is asking yourselves, WHAT to even buy during the Nordstrom sale, then this post is for you!! I get it, it can be a very overwhelming sale to shop for, so I am hoping that this will be helpful. I know a lot of you out there love to shop for capsule wardrobe pieces and want the best of the best, and I’ve got you covered!!  I am rounding up my faves from each of the categories of items that I think are best to buy during this sale.  There’s thousands of items to shop during the sale, and for me, I do love to stock up on a lot of cardigans and booties especially, but I know people LOVE to shop loungewear, sneakers, outerwear and denim during this sale!!

Basic Tees/Camis/Tops/Bodysuits

They have a few really good pieces like this bodysuit and this cami that comes in a ton of prints! 


For me, I like to stock up on unique sweaters (like the cute colorful striped ones) as well as some chunkier ones that are cute, but also still a staple.


I have to admit, cardigans are my weakness and although I tend to buy a few more than I actually need, this year I am just mainly snagging the ones that are more unique. I do feel like other brands like Target or Old Navy have cute basic cardigans already!


This is the first hat I grabbed and bought and LOVE it! It’s a great time to stock up on some cute and affordable Fall hats!!


If you get 2 pairs, I recommend the Wit and Wisdom Absolution (elastic waistband, hello!) and Madewell denim! If you are into designer premium denim, there are a lot of good pairs during this sale and it’s a good time to get a really good deal on them!!


Motos jackets, furry jackets, blazers, and  trench coats, the markdowns on higher ticket outerwear are a pretty good deal!


I  actually wasn’t super impressed with their loungewear, but if you get one thing that sells YEAR AFTER YEAR, it’s Barefoot Dreams, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!


The two pairs I  highly recommend  to grab are Zella for workout/lounge and Spanx faux leather leggings. these brands hardly ever go on sale!!


Along with cardigans, this category is a little bit of a weakness for me. Whether it is a cute cut out bootie, knee high, to a classic low boot, I honestly tend to buy too many, but I am a definite shoe hoarder…

Shoes (I know I said Sneakers above, but I’m gonna cover all non-boots here)

From flats to sneaker booties to workout sneakers to fashion sneakers, this sale has you covered!!


If you are into designer bags like Clare V and Tory Burch – there are some great markdowns on classic handbags!!