I’m always asked where to buy a capsule wardrobe. Naturally, Nordstrom tops the list. They offer high-low options and easy returns. Before I was an independent stylist, I spent half my life professionally shopping for women’s wardrobes at Nordstrom. I got very familiar with their best-selling designers, jeans brands, and their private labels. Most of my capsule wardrobes offer a high-low mix of the brands from Nordstrom that I personally vetted. Nordstrom just took a bunch of new markdowns, up to 60% off, so I did a little shopping for you.
NORSTROM HALF-YEARLY SALE
WHERE TO BUY YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
Smocked Tops On Sale
Bold Blazers On Sale Now
Joggers are one of 9 key pieces in my new Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe. The pair I’m wearing is sold out in green, but this style from the same brand is very similar and on sale right now. This linen jogger from the Nordstrom 6 April Drop is on sale now too. So is the Sam Edelman “Bay” sandal.
NORDSTROM LABELS FOR YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
When big brands can skip the middle man they can offer good quality closet essentials for a great price. They also often offer their selections in extended sizes. Here is a list of some of my favorite Norstrom brands that are an everyday value.
Nordstrom Private Label Love
WHERE TO BUY JEANS FOR YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
Beyond the price tag, there is a big difference between premium denim brands and those you usually find under $100. See some of the styles from my Jean Shop that got International press in this post. Take my free jean fit quiz to see which styles will look best on your body type.
Proven Styles On Sale
DESIGNER BRAND SALE ALERT
I’ve had these Burberry kitten heels for a few years now. They run true to size and are so comfortable. You can wear this classic Burberry Nova check plaid all year long. In the fall I love layering my Veronica Beard blazer over a cozy camel cashmere sweater, jeans, and these heels. I lighten things up in the summer and wear these heels to work or church with khaki shorts or my favorite white jeans.
Resort Casual Capsule Wardrobe
These Burberry pants from my Resort Casual Capsule are almost sold out but you can still get the shorts.
Sale 2023 June Half Yearly
It’s a Sign
In August 2021 I styled some high-low looks with some of my favorite pieces from my favorite Nordstrom store in San Diego. I’ve been thinking about these iconic Missoni pants ever since. Two years later and I’d still be wearing them so now that they are on sale I added them to my cart!
2023 On Sale
Givenchy has always been a Nordstrom designer brand go-to. I shared this Givenchy mini jacquard denim tote when I was at the Nordstrom Flagship store in Seattle last year. Now, the mini version is on sale. Here may favorite Givenchy pieces on sale now. See a complete round-up here.
Year-Round Sweater Staples On Sale
Emily in Paris Moment
It seems women of all ages took some fashion inspiration from the popular Netflix show Emily in Paris. In Jan I made an Emily in Paris capsule wardrobe with chic essentials everyone can wear.
The costume designer for the cast made wearing bras and bustier street style popular again, but don’t have to be 20, or Emily in Paris to wear one. Try styling one as a vest over a classic button-up or layering one under a dress. I recently scored these high-rise joggers that would work with any of these tops and my benchmark blazer.
Ageless Outfit Inspiration
I fell hard for these silver Givenchy boots on sale. I’m going to wear them bare-legged with a skirt like Emily would right now and with my Veronica Beard Blazer with silver buttons in the fall.
Versace Sale Moment
I love the bling and fashion-forward feel of these Versace accessories. I think the ear cuff may do double duty as a slider on a necklace. Likewise, this Versace georgette cover-up would look great over this little black knit mini dress on sale. You could wear the Medusa cropped graphic tee over the dress to give it a skirt and top look. Shop all Versace for women on sale at Nordstrom now.
If you’ve been skinny belt obsessed lately too snag this sweet purple style fully stocked and under $260.
There are 36 Manalo Blahnik shoe styles on sale now. Manalos will make any outfit look expensive.