15 Fall Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is my very favorite sale to cover. Last year, I had the idea to style 100 looks using pieces from the sale, and received the best responses from you. Well I wanted to make this year’s lookbook even better, and I’m a little competitive with myself. 😉 So I thought I would one up last year’s and create 150 fall outfits from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The lookbook is exclusively for my email newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that here. Or simply drop your information below to get the lookbook sent directly to your inbox!

The idea behind the lookbook is to serve as a resource for you throughout the season, and help you visualize how to style different items included in the sale. For instance, if you really like the Barefoot Dreams cardigan and that’s what you’re planning on purchasing this year, you can then reference the lookbook to see several ways to style it using other items you already have in your closet. In this year’s lookbook, I’ve included 12 comfy at-home outfits, 7 athleisure outfits, 26 casual-errand outfits, 45 fall outfits, 45 dressy-casual outfits and 15 work outfits.

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15 Fall Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

In this post, I’m going to include my favorite looks using some of my most worn pieces from this year and from year’s past. Let’s go!

Favorite Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Lookbook

150 Fall Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

We’re kicking off this list with a bang because there are a few of my most-worn items in this collage, including a basic cami, over-the-knee boots and faux leather leggings. This would be a fun look to wear to a winery. The faux leather leggings are a great staple piece for fall because you can dress them up or down. The sweater ruana is a great layering piece to put on if you’re chilly or you can take it off and just wear this basic cami. You could also pair a plain white tee with this look too.

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150 Fall Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Everyone needs some great basic essentials to live their best at-home life. These pajamas are soft and lightweight. Barefoot Dreams came out with this “Into the Wild” print this year, and I love it! Yes, it’s an expensive blanket, but I use it on the daily and think it’s a great investment if you love to snuggle up with something. If you want to see more Barefoot Dreams merchandise that’s in the sale, head to my brand shop page. A nice bralette is always good to have in your wardrobe to wear around the house and/or to bed, and my favorite one is included in the sale.

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150 Fall Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Buying all the cute heels and blazers is so much fun, but I don’t reach for those things everyday like I do my basic items such as these Zella leggings and basic tee. The Zella leggings feel a lot like the LuLuLemon Wunder Under leggings if you’re familiar with those. They also have a great maternity version that I bought last winter when I was pregnant. However, these aren’t squat prove if you live that life. I’m currently retired from the squat and deadlift life, so they work well for me. I also wear these adidas sneakers quite often for walks outside, running errands etc.

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Fall outfit ideas 2021

This Free People henley top is such a versatile tee. I love that it’s long enough to cover up your backside when wearing leggings or you can front tuck this to wear with shorts when the seasons are transitioning from summer to fall. It’s also nursing friendly with the functional buttons. I wear these neutral booties on repeat throughout the fall with dresses, jeans, leggings and skirts. They’re a great staple shoe for the fall. This would be a great outfit to wear for all the fall outdoor activities.

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How to style Barefoot Dreams straight cardigan

This is another great errand-running outfit or a casual-lunch option. This Barefoot Dreams straight cardigan is a great layering piece for the cooler months of the year. I like to wear this one while I’m going out somewhere and like to wear the Classic Circle cardigan around the house. I’ve been living in it during my postpartum. Pair the cardigan with a great pair of jeans and some fun sneakers, like these leopard print ones.

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date night fall outfit idea

This outfit is just so much fun! This would be a great outfit to wear on a date night or a night out with the girls. These wide leg denim jeans are so flattering on all different body types and make your legs look longer. I don’t wear a ton of black, but this top is so beautiful with the smocking on the chest and torso and puff sleeves. Add a bold lip color and a crossbody purse, and you’re good to go on your night out.

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How to style white boots

This is a great casual option for the fall. Many poeple I talk to are hesitant to buy white booties because they’re not sure they’d wear them and then they buy them and end up wearing them the most. I wrote a blog post all about styling white boots if you want to read. They’re a great neutral that’s a little unexpected and elevates any casual look. Pair the boots with straight leg jeans and a chunky sweater for an easy, laidback look.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Lookbook

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to buy a jacket or winter coat. This Thread & Supply jacket would work when we’re transitioning from summer to fall. The olive green is a great neutral fall color and would pair with most anything in your closet. These cognac booties are a more casual bootie than the ones with a taller block heel. If you’re traveling and walking a bit more, these would be perfect.

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15 Fall Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

This is a very versatile look. You can wear the lace cami, blazer and heels with trousers or a skirt to work. Then if you have a happy hour or something a little less formal after work, you could throw on these skinny jeans. If you’re in a business office setting, these nude pumps are a great staple shoe to have in your closet and they’re super comfortable for being heels.

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Fall Outfit Ideas from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

These snake skin booties are a most-used item for me from a past sale, and excited they brought them back this year. They elevate any jean and sweater combo look. Because they’re neutral in color, they basically pair with any color, but because they’re snake skin, they’re a little unexpected and I always get compliments on them. A chunky sweater is another great piece to have in your closet. You can wear with denim as seen here or you can wear with a skirt and belt the sweater at the bottom with a skinnier belt for a work-appropriate look.

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How to style Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items

Every single thing in this collage is my favorite. Let’s talk about the shoes first. These block, neutral heels are a must because you can wear them with jeans or dressier outfits to weddings, bridal showers etc. The ruffle, v-neck blouse has gorgeous detailing and love that it’s white, so you can pair it with bold prints and colors or something neutral like denim jeans. Pair the outfit with a Tory Burch crossbody, and these adorable heart earrings for a date night look.

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Over-the-knee boots and sweater dress outfit

Over-the-knee boots like these are a great fall shoe because they give your legs a good amount of coverage that you don’t necessarily need tights for those cooler days of fall. I like that they have a little block heel too. Pair them with a sweater dress or over jeans. If you want to go from work to night in an instant, you can put this leopard sweater over the dress, and it makes the outfit a little more casual and a whole lot of fun with the print.

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Ways to style Barefoot Dreams cardigan

Here’s the Barefoot Dreams cardigan again but in a blush color. I wanted to show you that you can dress this cardigan up a bit with the switch of the shirt you wear underneath. Instead of a long-sleeved tshirt, wear this pleated, highneck blouse to wear to work. You’ll feel put together and comfortable at the same time. I have leggings paired with this look, but you could also switch the leggings out for a neutral trouser to make it more business. If you have a dinner after work, you can put these leggings on with a nude pump to make it more of a night-out look.

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favorite purchases from a Nordstrom Sale

This Blanc NYC sued skirt is another one of my favorite purchases from a past Nordstrom Sale. I’ve had it for a while and it’s a great piece to transition from season to season. My favorite way to style it is with a chunky sweater and over-the-knee boots. You could also wear booties. To make it a super casual look, you could pair this skirt with a graphic tee, Barefoot Dreams cardigan and sneakers for a fun, casual look.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale workout outfit

I might want to go back to the weightlifting life if it means I can wear this workout set. The scallop with the bright pink is so much fun. These 7/8 leggings are made with a collagen-infused fabric that helps smooth your skin and has wicking technology to keep you dry. If you’d rather wear a tank instead of just a bra for your workouts, you can add this black tank over the top.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fall Pieces

Last but certainly not least, I included a basic tee in this collage because it’s another one of my most worn items from the sale. I reach for these almost daily and think they’re great layering pieces for outfits or to just throw on with leggings while you’re relaxing at home. Another great staple shoe to have in your closet are black booties, and these are a great option. Very versatile to wear to both work or as casual wear.

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If you’re feeling like you don’t know where to start with the sale, I’d recommend reading this post where I break down some of the best items in each category.

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2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Lookbook

Which look was your favorite this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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