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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: sale season! At least that’s how I feel, as a fashion editor who shops for a living (and also for fun, in every spare minute I have). Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is not to be missed, for savings on trendy must-haves and classic wardrobe stapes alike. Here are my 16 picks for the pieces that are editor-approved.

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veronica beard blazer on sale at nordstrom

It’s never too early to decide on your back-to-school look (even if you haven’t actually been a student for over a decade).

Veronica Beard ($435) 

bony levy diamond ring

Diamonds are forever. But these prices are obviously not!

Bony Levy ($691)

topshop skirt on sale at nordstrom

A punch of hot pink will dress up your favorite T-shirt.

Topshop ($45) 

rag and bone sunglasses

Upgrade your black sunnies with a pair that has a subtle touch of silver hardware.

Rag & Bone ($150)

atm anthony thomas melillo pants

Presenting your new travel pants. These trendy trousers will make your next plane ride infinitely more comfortable.

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo ($264)

agl snakeskin mules on sale at nordstrom

A pair of snakeskin mules will go with (almost) every sundress you own.

AGL ($255)

avec les files coat

When winter rolls around again, you’ll be so happy to already have this hanging in your closet.

Avec Les Filles ($200)

halogen wool hat on sale at nordstrom1

At this price, you can afford to test out a statement-making hat.

Halogen ($39)

good american jeans

You don’t have to keep up with the Kardashians to appreciate just how well these hug your booty and make your waist look tiny.

Good American ($120)

lafayette 148 new yrok cashmere dress

Splurge on this simple design and you’ll discover that you need a whole closet filled with cashmere dresses.

Lafayette 148 New York ($328)

something navy leopard blouse from nordtstrom

Whoever said leopard is a neutral wasn't kidding.

Something Navy ($50)

nordstrom bag

Because croc-embossed anything instantly looks expensive.

Nordstrom ($126)

commando underwear

Undies that guarantee a seamless look every time? Yeah, that’s why every stylist and fashion editor keeps these on-hand.

Commando ($19)

dolce vita boots

Yes, you can wear chunky booties in the dead of summer. Just pair them with a floaty white prairie dress.

Dolce Vita ($110)

sam edelman trench coat

Everyone needs a classic trench. This one can actually be worn in the rain, thanks to the removable hood.

Sam Edelman ($147)


FYI, the square neckline on this top is what makes it feel trendy.

BP. ($16)

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