I know not everyone can afford to refresh their wardrobe every single season. I’m a firm believer in investing in quality pieces that will last. I’m trying to make I’ve rounded up 11 must have basics from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (all under $100) that you’ll be able to wear year after year.
1. Madewell High Waist Skinny Jeans (button front)
Sale Price: $89.90 | After Sale: $135
Madewell products are always very high quality and durable which I love. These are considered to be “premium denim” but are still relatively affordable. I love the button fly and classic dark blue wash with no distressing. Also, if the length isn’t quite right for you, Nordstrom will hem them for you for free! I feel that their denim runs a tad big so I sized down to a 26 in these.
Sale Price: $11.90 | After Sale: $15
A good stripe tee is always a good basic to have in your closet. You can literally pair it with everything! This one has a slouchy fit but I’d still recommend staying true to size. I wear an XS in this brand. If stripes aren’t your thing, there is also a solid version.
Sale Price: $11.90 | After Sale: $17
As much as I like the look and idea of bodysuits, they just don’t work for my body. I think this tee has a sleek fitted silhouette and the longer length sleeves make it great for the office and transitioning into fall. I ordered a small in this style.
Sale Price: $25.90 | After Sale: $39
I purchased this in black and white last year and think it is such a great basic to have. They look great paired with skirts or shorts and you can also layer them under sweaters and cardigans in the fall. They run true to size and I wear an XS in this style. This sold out almost immediately last year!
Sale Price: $31.90 | After Sale: $49
These sell out during early access every single year and there’s a good reason why. It’s at the top of everyones must have basics lists. They are lightweight and perfect for layering. I have them in several different colors. They do run a tad large and I wear an XS in this style. You can throw them on with dresses, over a cami with shorts or wear to work. The possibilities are endless.
Sale Price: $65.90 | After Sale: $99
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect menswear inspired blazer for quite some time now. This one has a relaxed fit but a tailored style that I love and the neutral color makes it super versatile. It will look great with a basic tee, boyfriend jeans and some Vans or dress it up with a lacey cami, shorts and heels. I ordered an XS.
Sale Price: $45.90 | After Sale: $69
Every girl needs a classic crewneck sweater in her collection. I especially like the colorblock version of this style. It will look great with jeans and booties this fall or wear it now with shorts. I feel this brand runs a little big but I stayed true to size.
Sale Price: $31.90 | After Sale: $49
I have a white version of this top from last year and think it’s a great workwear option. You can pair it with slacks and pencil skirts if your office is dressier or layer it under a cardigan in a more casual office. You can also pair it with denim shorts and mules for an edgy-casual chic vibe. It does have an oversized fit so I’d consider sizing down if you’d like a more tailored look. Otherwise, stay true to size.
Sale Price: $59.90 | After Sale: $89.95
A neutral flat is something every girl needs in her closet. Full disclosure, I have several pairs already so I probably will not be adding this style to cart because I have a nearly identical pair. However, I do own several shoes from this brand and think that they are very well made and run true to size.
Sale Price: $89.90 | After Sale: $139.95
One of my number one must have basics for fall is a neutral ootie. Nothing says fall like a pair of booties, amirite? I have last year’s version of these and love them and they also come in a trendy animal print too. I do feel that they are true to size.
Sale Price: $58.90 | After Sale: $88
This hat is a little pricey but, you can wear it all year long. I love the neutral beige color and think it will look so cute with a graphic tee, shorts and booties for transitioning into fall. You can also dress it up with a floral dress and some wedges.
What’s on your must have basics list? You can also see all my favorites from the sale in this post.
Thanks for reading!