For those of us who look forward to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale every year (raises both hands), we know that it puts us in an interesting situation: It happens during the heart of summer but allows us to stock up on pieces that are released for fall. The result? Wishing we could speed up time and get to fall so we can wear all of the incredible new pieces we scored at incredible discounts.
In my humble opinion, the absolute best items to add to your cart at the Nordstrom Sale are cold-weather essentials—coats, boots, jackets, the whole shebang. Cold-weather pieces tend to be a lot more expensive than items for other seasons, so being able to get them at a discounted price means we’re strategizing our entire fall and winter wardrobes in the middle of July—and can you blame us?
We’re not saying that you should want to fast-forward time and skip straight ahead to the cool, dreamy days of fall. All we’re saying is that if these pieces make you want to, don’t blame us. These are the absolute best cold-weather items you can pick up at the 2021 Nordstrom Sale (and you can bet they’re already in our carts).
Coats & Jackets
The perfect winter coat for any cold climate, this editor favorite has passed the test of Chicago winters (which is saying a lot). If you’re looking for a new parka to invest in, this is one that will take you through winter after winter.
Cashmere rarely goes on sale, so we’re adding this one to our cart while we still can (in multiple colors, if we’re being honest). This is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for a classic, cashmere sweater, and we know this is a piece we’ll wear for years to come.
I picked this up at a Nordstrom Sale a couple of years ago, and it is without a doubt one of my top five favorite items in my entire closet. It is the absolute perfect leather jacket, and I get asked about it almost every time I wear it. If you choose one investment piece in the sale, I couldn’t recommend this more.
One of our favorite things to pick up at the Nordstrom Sale is any and everything Barefoot Dreams (they make the softest, coziest products we’ve ever experienced in our lives), and this wrap cardigan is like a hybrid between our robes and a sweater. All we can imagine is sitting on the couch on a winter day working from home snuggly in this.
This water-resistant boot was constantly sold out last year for a reason: it falls into the chunky boot craze that’s all the rage (without being too chunky), but is practical for real life since it’s water resistant. I wore these boots almost every time I left the house last winter, and if I didn’t have them, I’d be snagging them up in an instant this year. These are going to sell out fast, so get your hands on them while you can.
With a walkable, two-inch block heel, these are the absolute perfect booties—and are an editor favorite around our office. If you’re looking for a go-to black bootie, this leather option is for you; if you want a statement bootie for the colder weather, the blue suede is calling your name.