Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season, and it’s also when the annual Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale takes place. It’s often the first weekend where people make an effort to unplug from work, connect with friends, and prepare for the excitement of the months ahead. If you’re a savvy online shopper or a fan of Nordstrom–the Venn diagram of which is basically a circle–you’ll know it’s also one of the best times to save big at the retailer. With deals up to 60% off on all of your favorite go-to brands from Free People and Topshop to Treasure & Bond and BP., it’s an opportunity to revamp your wardrobe without breaking the bank. There are also select scores on some premium and designer labels like Rebecca Taylor, VINCE, and Ganni. The sale runs through June 6th but you’ll want to shop sooner to snag your preferred sizes. Ahead, shop 25 trending styles that both your closet and budget will thank you for during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale.
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A quality pair of denim shorts is hard to come by for under $50. This pair by Treasure & Bond is 60% off meaning you could get two pairs and still pay less than you would full price. Available in a medium vintage wash with light distressing and a raw hem that’s slightly shorter in the back for that lived-in boyfriend jean finish. A high-waist and semi-relaxed fit make this a super transitional choice with endless styling options. Treasure & Bond High Waist Boyfriend Cutoff Denim Shorts, $19.60 (originally $49 – 60% off)
BP.’s Printed Everyday Trousers are a stunning example of letting vintage trends inspire modern styles. The ’70s revival is still going strong, and this pair takes design cues from the retro geometric prints of the era. A drawstring waist and wide-leg fit give them an effortlessly cool factor. Rock with a strappy crop top and heeled sandals for a night out look or pair down with a tee and blazer combo for work meetings. B.P. Printed Everyday Trouser, $19.60 (originally $49 – 60% off)
This one’s for the swifties on a budget. At 71% off this ivory cable knit number is begging to be your new favorite. Made from a cotton and recycled fiber blend, it’s ideal for throwing over your shoulders when the office AC is turned up high. Black stripe details around the front opening and sleeve hem convey a classic collegiate vibe, though there are a million ways to wear this based on your personal style. B.P. Retro Oversize Cotton Blend Cardigan, $19.97 (originally $69 – 71% off)
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The chic minimalists are going to be all over this Johnny Collar Sweater by Treasure & Bond. It features a V-neck, drop shoulder and a relaxed fit for a look that’s casual yet polished. Fabricated from a cotton and viscose blend, it’s lightweight and breathable making it an ideal summer layering piece. And as if a 60% discount wasn’t enough reason to click add-to-cart, Nordstrom donates 2.5% of net proceeds to youth-centered charities when you buy from this brand. Treasure & Bond Johnny Collar Sweater, $27.60 (originally $69 – 60% off)
Full disclosure — I did buy this jacket. The silhouette feels super sleek and modern with the lack of collar, cuffs or lapel. Its button closure and two patch pockets provide utilitarian function while the swirl stitch pattern adds an intricate aesthetic. It’s universal enough to be your new everyday jacket, looking right at home with gym fits and party ensembles alike. Treasure & Bond Quilted Cotton Blend Jacket, $39.60 (originally $99.00 – 60% off)
This Free People top is your new date night go-to. Whether it’s an exciting first meet-up with that cute friend of a friend or a special night out with your SO, this romantic cotton style is sure to give them heart eyes. Its smocked bodice and gently pleated shoulders give the garment lots of texture while a tie in the back provides some structural integrity. Two colors are on sale for $41.16, pink and black, and the white color is on sale for $58.80. Free People Chloe Smocked Tie Neck Cotton Top, $41.16 – $58.00 (originally $98 – up to 58% off)
Fashion trends inevitably ebb and flow, and while jeans will never go out of style, many of our favorite celebs are swapping out denim for tailored trousers these days. The high-rise fit and straight leg cut of the pants make for a flattering fit on many figures as they visually elongate your frame. A grand total of four *decent-size* pockets — two in the front, two in the back — allow you to carry keys, a card case, and lip balm for a purse-free experience. Plus they’re made from an eco-friendly blend of Tencel lyocell and cotton! Available in a dark navy for $43.45 and a warm chestnut color for $47.50. Treasure & Bond High Waist Patch Pocket Pants, $43.45 – $47.40 (originally $79 – up to 45% off)
A fresh take on both the asymmetric and puff sleeve trends, this Halogen blouse is the best of both worlds. Strategic pleating around the shoulder seam gives artistic movement to the garment. Style this with trousers for a feminine professional fit or with a satin printed slip for your next dinner party. For now, the white version is the only color on sale, a 40% off bargain. Halogen Puff Sleeve Blouse, $45.00 – $75.00 (originally $75 – 40% off select items)
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This Free People skirt may very well be a buy both colors situation. It’s made from a cotton viscose blend that gently hugs the body thanks to the wrap-around design. A midi length and asymmetrical slit make this knit style feel very 2022. Throw it on over bodysuits and bikinis alike for stylish yet cozy appeal. Don’t snooze on picking up your size, this 40% off score is sure to go quickly. Free People Borderline Knit Wrap Midi Skirt, $46.80 (originally $78 – 40% off)
Never worry about tucking in your shirt again with this Free People bodysuit. The top portion is an abstract black & white animal print that I consider to basically be a neutral. It features tie-shoulders for a delicate look and customizable fit plus a drapey cowl back for some added movement. The bottom portion of the bodysuit is a black contrast lace that gives off the appearance of a pair of underwear. At 40% off this style is well worth the price for all the styling possibilities. Free People Bare It All Tank Bodysuit, $48 (originally $68 – 40% off)
For chic protection from summer, showers look no further. This Topshop Hooded Raincoat is on sale for 40% in the light green colorway, one of the past year’s most loved hues. A mid-calf length and boxy fit provide lots of coverage while allowing for bulkier layers underneath. Its drawstring hood and water-resistant fabric top off the functional details. Topshop Hooded Raincoat $51.60 – $86 (originally $86 – up to 40% off select items)
Perfect for baby showers, engagement parties and summer picnics, this Topshop dress is a serious score at just $55.80. Constructed from a checked print in two colorways for a mix and match effect, the spring green and sky blue alternate on the bodice and skirt segments. Puff sleeves, a deep V-neck and a handkerchief hem add major movement. Style with sleek sandals and dainty jewels for a classic take or pair with bright booties and tons of chunky accessories for an artistic aesthetic. Topshop Mix & Match Check Handkerchief-Hem Dress, $55.80 (originally $93 – 40% off)
For 40% off this Halogen Faux Leather Crop Jacket is a compelling alternative to the very popular leather blazer trend. The cropped length makes it a bit more accessible for summer, but the tailored details are cool year-round. A “that girl” way to style this would be with a white ribbed tank, high-waisted denim cut-offs and a crisp white sneaker. Stack on the gold jewelry and don’t forget your square sunnies. Halogen Faux Leather Crop Jacket, $59.40 (originally $99 – 40% off)
When you buy a set you’re already saving, or at least that’s what I tell myself. This Free People set is available for 57% off right now, meaning that each piece is priced at around $31. The top features a plunging V-neck, 70’s-esque collar, faux-twist front and fluted long sleeves. Ruching and a drawstring along one side of the mini skirt add a customizable dimension. Designed in both black and a pastel sage color, this set makes a statement when worn together with any footwear and accessory combo. Free People Clara Ruched Long Sleeve Shirt & Skirt, $62.99 (originally $148 – 57% off)
Any garment that looks like workwear and feels like pajamas immediately catches my attention. Made by fitness label Sweaty Betty, these sleek wide-leg pants are actually made from a cozy cotton and modal blend. Their knit fabric and vented cuffs provide maximum ease of wear while seam details down the front amp up the sophistication. Style with an oversized button-down for a polished look that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. Sweaty Betty Wide Leg Pants, $63.70 – $98 (originally $98 – up to 35% off select items)
By the time Memorial Day weekend comes, it feels like the summer is already packed full of events. Whether it’s a holiday party or a friend’s birthday this minidress by Bardot is sure to wow. It features a plunging neckline, puff sleeves and a cutout that wraps around the back to peekaboo on the sides. Gathered details around the design give a frilly playfulness. Fashioned in a blue floral motif, this feminine frock should be styled with simple heeled sandals and layers of delicate accessories. Grab your size while it’s in stock for 40% off. Bardot Eden Floral Minidress, $71.40 (originally $119.00 – 40% off)
Though they’re known for their premium leather jackets, AllSaints offers a whole line of premium essentials that all have a distinct luxury feel. This sale is a great opportunity to snag a quality wardrobe staple for 60% off. Its relaxed silhouette is exaggerated by voluminous sleeves and a thigh-grazing length. Made from 100% cotton in an optic white, DIYers could even dye this style their own custom color should they desire. Wear it with slim jeans and vans for a chill vibe or rock it with knee-high boots and biker shorts à la that one Ariana Grande era. AllSaints Lila Long Sleeve Hoodie Dress, $74 (originally $185 – 60% off)
For a fit that’s office appropriate — if you work in a more casual or creative industry that is – look no further than these Bermuda denim shorts by Joe’s. The subtle frayed hem and small rip details can be elevated by pairing with a structured top or jacket. Their mid-rise fit also makes them a comfy choice for layering over swimwear on the way to the pool. No waistband digging into your stomach here. At only $76.80, this is a 40% off deal on a summer staple. Joe’s The Lara Ripped Denim Bermuda Shorts, $76.80 (originally $128 – 40% off)
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By now most people know that Good American was co-founded by none other than Khloe Kardashian, but did you know you can get some of their best settling styles for 40% off? This classic 90’s fit that’s become so popular since the death of the skinny jean features a cropped straight leg and vintage-inspired high waist. Made from a light wash non-stretch 100% cotton fabric, these will be your go-to jeans for the summer season. Good American Good ’90s Duster Crop Straight Leg Jeans, $87 (originally $145 – 40% off)
It’s my firm opinion that everyone needs to have at least one jumpsuit. They’re the perfect easy option for when you hit the snooze button too many times but don’t want to look like it. This cotton style by Free People is covered in subtle but intricate floral embroidery. It features a split neckline and combo zipper button closure, elbow-grazing sleeves and a tapered pant leg. Its 100% cotton fabrication and super soft model lining allow you to stay cool even as the days get hot. Free People Loving You Cotton Jumpsuit, $125.16 (originally $298 – 58% off)
Okay so maybe you haven’t been invited to a wedding this summer *yet* but there’s no harm in snagging this satin number should any plus-one opportunities arise. It’s designed with an ultra-modern halter neckline style that creates a minimally strappy back detail. Only certain colors of this number are discounted, with the blush, cream and midnight colors being on sale.
With the return of the cargo pant, revisiting the cargo short is a natural next evolution. Checking off both utilitarian and fashion sensibilities, these silk shorts by Polo Ralph Lauren will surely be a summer staple. Ideal for when jean shorts don’t feel totally appropriate but you’ll roast if you wear pants, these pair well with simple tees and printed tops alike. Most sizes are still available but at 40% off these are sure to move quickly. Polo Ralph Lauren Silk Cargo Shorts, $136.80 (originally $228 – 40% off)
Thanks in large part to the Y2K resurgence, textural fabrics are making a big impact right now. This Ganni mini skirt is made from material that resembles a print, but it’s the dimension of the woven jacquard that’s creating all the different tones. Featuring an A-line shape and button-front closure, this style melds a classic silhouette with a futuristic fabric. Wear it with neutral pieces to let it take center stage or pair it with a textured top for an artsy appeal. Ganni Ruched 3D Jacquard Miniskirt, $153 (originally $255 – 40% off)
Button-ups are a mainstay in many professional wardrobes, but this silky relaxed-fit style by Vince deserves to see a night on the town. It’s fabricated in a slightly reflective material that sits somewhere between grey and beige for an elevated neutral. Style it closed with wide-leg trousers for a luxe work fit or open over a slinky set for an evening ensemble. No matter how you plan to wear it, don’t snooze on this 30% off score. Vince Relaxed Fit Button-Up Shirt, $241.50 (originally $345.00 – 30% off)
This Rebecca Taylor romper has the soft shape of a dress with the functionality of shorts. Designed in a cream and espresso micro-gingham it has the potential to be both a layering piece and the main star. Bodice seams created form-fitting wear throughout the top while pleats provide playful volume through the bottom portion. Wear this breathable linen-blend piece to park days, happy hour and beyond. Rebecca Taylor Gingham Linen-Blend Romper, $255.50 (originally $365 – 30% off)
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