July is the wonderful time of year that fashion and accessory lovers everywhere unite and rejoice. Why? Because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 is finally here! In just a few days Nordstrom is opening their doors to the arguably the best sale of the year.
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Once a year Nordstrom makes Christmas come early, and majorly marks down their BRAND NEW fall arrivals. Ya’ll it’s amazing. Nordstrom gives you the chance to stock up on all of your fall staples at rock bottom prices. These fall pieces will be marked down up to 40% off until the prices increase on August 8th, but you have to act fast! Make sure to sign up for a Nordstrom credit or debit card (I have a debit card) to gain access to the sale July 14th before the non- card holding public does.
How Do I Gain Early Access to the Sale?
To gain early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, all you need to do is apply for a Nordstrom credit or debit card here. The physical card take 7-10 business days to arrive, but you can go into the actual store with a photo Id and they will print you a temporary one so that you can gain early access to the sale.
A lot of the most desirable items will sell out in popular sizes during early access, so apply for your card right now! It takes five minutes and you will be so glad that you did.
If you don’t want to apply for a Nordstrom card, no biggie. You can still shop the goodies when the sale goes public on July 22nd.
What Should I Buy?
I’m so glad that you asked! Let’s talk strategy.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 is the perfect time to purchase fall staples that you will use all season. If you can swing it financially, I would take advantage of the rock bottom prices and purchase pricier pieces that you might not be able to easily afford later in the season. If this is not an option, focus on inexpensive staples that you will thank yourself for purchasing later.
As tempting as it might be to purchase a statement piece that you might not wear as often, think of all of those times that you have stood in front of your closet cursing yourself for not buying enough basics to style. Focus on what you NEED.
Here are some of my favorite items to stock up on:
Riding Boots | Shop early access, because riding boots are typically one of the first things to sell out in popular sizes.
Fall Colored Purses and Crossbody Bags
Simple Blouses and Tops | Perfect for layering in the chillier months.
Fall Accessories | Think floppy hats, beanies, scarves, gloves, etc.
Outerwear | Vests, light jackets, and heavier coats are smart purchases that you will thank yourself later for.
Fall Dresses | To layer with tights of course.
Small Gifts | Shop ahead for the upcoming holidays!
Workout Gear | To stay ahead of all of the holiday eating that we will all be doing.
What Will I Be Purchasing?
To shop my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks make sure and check back here in a few days. I will be sharing my favorite fall staples in each category as well as the items that I purchased for myself. I love fall, and even though it may be the middle of the summer, I am excited to start thinking about all of the cute outfits that the season has in store!
What do YOU have your eye on purchasing in the Nordstrom sale? Let me know in the comments below.