Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: 7 Tips From A Former Stylist To Shop Like A Pro!

Good American top, Paige Anessa Jeans, Rag & Bag sneakers for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Good American Topper | Mother Dodger Jeans | Rag & Bone Court Shoe

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner! What is the NSale? It’s one of the most anticipated sales of the year—Nordstrom partners with favorite brands to bring new merchandise at great savings to customers. Traditionally, it’s a sale to stock up on fall staples and back-to-school clothes, but now you can also get, buy now-wear-now items.

A Former Nordstrom Stylist – Now Blogger

As a former stylist at Nordstrom in Seattle and now a full-time blogger and content creator, I’ve worked 15 Anniversary Sales! I always tell my customers that the Nsale is a fantastic time to stock up on basics from cosmetics to shoes, try new brands on sale, and even start holiday shopping.

Here are 7 insider tips to help you complete online shopping with a full cart and a big smile!

7 Insider Tips For A Successful Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

1. Make sure you know what day you’re eligible to shop, which depends on your Nordy Club level. Shop online starting at 12:01 am ET on the first day you’re eligible. If you want to become a Nordy Club member and shop early access during the sale, you can apply for a Nordstrom card here.Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping is open to everyone on July 15th.

Cardmember Early Access

Nordstrom Anniversary shopping dates

2. Preview the online catalog, available now on Nordstrom

3. Follow me on the #LTK app @stylishsandy for all my shoppable content, including everything from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Also, I’m curating and linking my favorite items and collections now and will post them on my LTK shop and the blog. I’m excited to share them with you!

4. Shop your must-have items first. If you’re unsure about the fit, consider ordering two sizes, but be sure to return the ones that don’t fit ASAP so they’re available for other customers. If the item you want sells out, don’t worry—merchandise is returned daily and often available again. Keep checking!!

5. Expedite the shipping on your order. With many customers shopping for the same items, expediting your shipping can help ensure your order gets high priority. Plus, some of my customers have had success buying online and picking up in-store for prompt order fulfillment.

6. Make it a Personal Points Day to receive extra rewards on all of your purchases.

7. Shop often. With a Nordstrom Anniversary sale like this, having a round 2 or 3 of shopping helps ensure you get everything you want. Plus, explore items you might not usually shop for. I encourage you to check out fine jewelry on sale—I bought my Michele watch during the Anniversary Sale years ago, and I’m still wearing it today. Plus, jewelry makes a great holiday gift. Don’t miss out on cosmetics, perfume sets, skincare, and candles too. Look for my favorites here later this week and on my LTK shop. 

N6 Pop – Up: Nordstrom Fashion Valley

Now, moving on from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I want to share some fashion finds! Last week, I was in San Diego previewing the Anniversary products. My N6 styling friends and I hosted a pop-up at Nordstrom Fashion Valley, where we covered the latest summer trends. Below are a few of those trends, including open stitch and crochet, denim trends, and leopard prints, along with some of our favorite pieces.

N6 pop up in Fashion Valley

J.Crew Floral Print Dress | J.Crew Cardigan | Open Edit Slides | Monica Vinader Jewelry

Trends: Open Stitch and Crochet, White Dresses, Denim and Leopard

I love the textures of the crochet trend! So many dresses, cardigans, and tops are perfect for vacation, work, and everyday outfits. White dresses are everywhere, and denim is always trending; we showcased wide-leg jeans and petite options like Lil’ Mother. Leopard, a neutral print, is trending, and you will see it in dresses, tops, shoes, and bags. Scroll through the items below—you’ll find a trend you love!

Allsaints dress, givenchy bag

Trending Shoe Styles

Can you spot the shoe trends from the photo? There are silver options, slingbacks with micro heels, flip-flop styles, open stitch, raffia styles, Mary Janes, and shoes with embellishments. There are so many great styles. We picked styles that many women can wear. I found several I like—scroll below, and I’m sure you’ll find some summer shoes you’ll love too!

Trending shoes, silver, white and open stitch, flip flops

In case you missed it, here are  summer staples for your wardrobe. 

Thank you for reading. Please reach out with any questions or comments.

xo Sandy

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