12 Fall Trends You Can Buy Right Now From Nordstrom's Epic Anniversary Sale


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Is anyone else already thinking about fall? I know, I know—it's not even August yet, but the fashion editor inside of me can't help but get giddy over all the sartorial delights and trends the upcoming season has to offer. Luckily, if you want to invest in some of fall's biggest trends, now is the time to do it while they're on sale. Yep, you heard correctly. Nordstrom's epic Anniversary Sale is taking place now until August 8, and there are plenty of cool new-season items to get your hands on for a fraction of their normal price.

From dark-wash jeans to sleek knee-high boots, matching knit sets, and little black dresses, below, I'm sharing some of the chicest new-season styles that are worth getting your hands on from the sale. Moreover, it'll save you a ton of time and effort going through pages upon pages of discounted items.

Get your wardrobe prepped for the new season with these sale picks hitting on some of the biggest fall trends that are already gaining traction among the fashion set.

Dark Denim


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There's no surprise that as we head into the colder months we'll see a resurgence of darker-wash denim, as spotted all over the runways. Easy to dress up or down, it adds a touch of polish to your outfit. 


Matching Knit Sets


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Knit matching sets are back for fall, and I'm 100% here for them. Whether it's skirts, pants, or shorts sets, they're the epitome of cozy chic.




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Styled over button-downs, turtlenecks, and other lightweight knits, sweater-vests were spotted all over the fall collections in bold prints as well as versatile colors.


Little Black Dresses


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It's all about Mod little black dresses this fall, adding a touch of '60s cool to your look.


Padded Sandals


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Cushy, padded sandals continue their momentum into fall, especially when the temps are still pleasant out. Stock up on a chic leather pair to wear with practically everything in your closet.


Oversize Blazers


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Practically every fashion girl I know loves the oversize-blazer trend. It's one of the best investments you'll make and will unquestionably add a touch of cool polish to your look.


Leopard Print


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While leopard print has been out of the limelight for some time, we're seeing the fun print everywhere for fall 2021. Choose a statement coat or dress for a bold look, or go for a chic skirt or top to integrate the trend into your ensemble.


Modern Hobo Bags


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Hobo bags have had a resurgence this season, and we're happy to hear they're here to stay for fall. For the new season, we're seeing plenty of iterations of the bag—from slouchy to more structured silhouettes that come in varying sizes and luxurious textures.




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Twenty-twenty-one was definitely the year of the cutouts! Their popularity will continue into fall, as we're seeing them on everything from knit dresses to bodysuits and tops.


Chunky Cable-Knits


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We can't resist a chunky cable-knit sweater in autumn. We're seeing relaxed, oversize, and comfortable versions for the new season.


Blush Pink


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While we saw plenty of saturated hues in the F/W 21 collections, the versatile and romantic blush-pink looks have definitely caught our eye. Go for a head-to-toe outfit styled with contrasting accents for a soft and subtle yet striking look.


Sleek Knee-High Boots


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You can never go wrong with sleek knee-high boots. Whether you go for a flat riding silhouette or pointed-toe black boots, they'll be easy to pair with everything in your fall/winter closet.


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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.