Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: College Wardrobe Checklist

July 23rd, 2017
Location  •   Nordstrom, USA

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Dress (30% off!) || Lipstick || Earrings  

Last Thursday marked the release of the famous Nordstrom Aniversary Sale to the public, and it’s usually one of my favorite sales. 

It allows everyone to get a jump on their fall wardrobe at a largely discounted rate, which is perfect for college students packing up and heading out to campus, come the middle of August. 

This is by far the biggest sale of the summer but to be honest, I’ve really been playing the #NSale content low this year. Overall, I felt like there weren’t as many statement pieces, that I HAD to have instantly, however, there are a ton of staples you’ll need on your college wardrobe checklist. 

All pieces below are under $150. Our goal was to really make these picks actually affordable and attainable to our TCC college and high school readers. So I’ve broken down my favorite picks into categories below, and don’t be afraid to email me for additional recommendations. 


A good pair of boots is essential for class, sporting events, and even weekend festivities; in college. I always stock up on one pair of boots per year, and usually, wear through them by the end of the school year. I would highly recommend investing in those Sperry duck boots, you’ll need them for those slippery walks to class once winter arrives. 


I think Nordstrom’s did an amazing job selecting jackets for the sale this year. By far my favorite jackets are, this Pendleton hooded rain jacket (slightly over $150) and this Ralph Lauren wool jacket. & by the way, I snagged this Ralph Lauren trench the moment the sale went public. I couldn’t help myself, it felt very Blair Waldorf.

Every New England gal needs a good trench, never forget it.



As always Nordstrom’s has an amazing selection of Rebecca Minkoff on sale.  Last year I invested in two Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bags, so this year I had a no bag purchasing rule, but I still had to round up a few of my favorites for you all. 

Dorm Room Bedding: 

Finally, I wanted to share the amazingly stylish yet affordable bedding Nordstrom’s included this year. I love these Pineapple sheets from Southern Tide and this Anthropologie bedding look-a-like. 
If you haven’t locked down your bedding from 2017, this might be the perfect time to invest. 

The last day of the sale is August 6th, so make sure to get your back to school shopping in, before the sale ends.
Make sure to visit our site on Wednesday for a new post that will inspire you to get busy in the kitchen. Until next time, xx Aubrey 
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2 thoughts on “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: College Wardrobe Checklist

  1. Grace

    This was sooooo helpful! I have been looking for some bedding and a pair of boots for school and the ones you found were great! Thanks so much.

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