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Where to Buy a Capsule Wardrobe | High-Low Options from Nordstrom

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.


Where to Buy a Capsule Wardrobe | High-Low Options from Nordstrom


Smocked Tops On Sale

Bold Blazers On Sale Now

Casual Capsules

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.


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

  1. Treasure and Bond
  2. Halogen
  3. Zella
  4. Nordstrom Signature
  5. BP
  6. Open Edit


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

  1. FRAME le high straight
  2. MOTHER Dazzler
  3. LEVI Wedgie
  4. FRAME le high waist flare



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.

Summer Outfits

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

Where to Buy a Capsule Wardrobe | High-Low Options from Nordstrom
Summer 2021

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.

2023 Sale

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

Metallics Forever

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.

Manalo Markdowns

There are 36 Manalo Blahnik shoe styles on sale now. Manalos will make any outfit look expensive.



The Nordstrom 6 June drop includes 6 ageless summer fashion essentials new at Nordstrom. We all agree that 9 out of 10 women will want them.


The best black-and-white outfits start with my favorite nonessential essentials. Black-and-white shoes or a cool top make an outfit.

How to Wear Joggers Fashionably This Summer

If you buy one new pair of pants for summer, buy a pair of fashionable joggers. This is how to wear joggers fashionably this summer

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