I'm a Nordstrom Personal Stylist—These Items Are Worth Buying From the Half-Yearly Sale

The best fashion items to buy from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, according to a stylist.

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The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is here, and it's fantastic. There are so many top-notch deals on all of the brands we know and love. While you can find a list of some of the best fashion items on sale here, we thought further shopping inspiration could be of interest. Yes, we went straight to the source—an actual Nordstrom personal stylist.

Erika Handley works in the Nordstrom styling department and spends her days helping her clients elevate their wardrobes. She's also been highlighting her favorite finds from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, and there are six product categories she thinks are particularly strong in the offering this season. Below, you'll uncover the sale items Handley thinks are worth shopping for and those that her clients are gravitating toward.

Keep scrolling to shop chic items from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, according to a Nordstrom stylist.

1. Elevated Basics

"Don't overlook basics. These are things that will become staples in your closet. At first glance, they may seem 'boring,' but ultimately, you'll turn to these items time and again when building looks throughout the year. These staples include blazers, tees, and jeans. A gap I often find in my customers' closets is ribbed shirts (tanks or long sleeves). These basics are everyday heroes, as they are great for layering, add texture, and have a lengthening effect." — Erika Handley

2. Ballet Flats and Mary Janes

"These timeless shoe silhouettes are making a splash with fashion It girls everywhere. We've seen them styled with everything from boxer shorts to wide-leg trousers and dresses. If you're feeling especially trendy, snag yourself a pair of mesh ballet flats." — Handley

3. Vests

"This third piece can be styled year-round and is an effortless way to level up your look. Currently, we are seeing it worn in place of a tank or a shirt. They come in a variety of styles, giving you the chance to play with proportions. A fitted vest looks phenomenal with a wide-leg pleated trouser. If you want a more relaxed silhouette, pair it with straight-leg denim and a ballet flat for the office and beyond." — Handley

4. Sandals

"Warm weather is here, and it is time to let your feet free! If you're traveling and the days ahead include a lot of walking, definitely get a sandal with a molded footbed. These will offer arch support and use soft leathers to make all-day walking a breeze." — Handley

5. Statement Jewelry

"Statement accessories—like sculptural earrings, pendants, and chains—are having a moment. These larger-than-life items are easy ways to take your jeans and tee to the next level." — Handley

6. Wool and Wool-Blend Items

"Granted, you can't wear these items immediately, but come cooler temps, you'll be so happy to have snagged these cold-weather staples for a steal. My favorites are heavier-knit cardigans because they stretch for comfort and have a polished shape. This makes them incredibly versatile, as you can wear them to travel, work, or dinner." — Handley

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.