We're all stalked up on animal prints like snakeskin, leopard and cheetah and while the animal print trend seems to be holding strong, it is becoming slightly over saturated and I am expecting it to fade a bit in the coming months. That doesn't mean you should pack it all up and send it out the door, it just means it's time to start adding some new prints to your closet to be ready for fall.
The plaid print trend is always hot for fall and this year it's going to be hotter than ever as we see it in less than standard ways like in pants, skirts and blazers. I love a good plaid button down and they're so fun to style throughout the season but it might be time to think about other creative ways to add this print trend along with the button down.
Lace-Up Back Jumpsuit
Linen-Blend Tie-Front Cami
A-Line Mini Skirt
Plaid Button Down Shirt Dress
Floral print is not foreign to the trending prints of spring and summer, but this year the trend is carrying on through the fall months in more of a "moody floral" way. Darker floral prints will be seen a lot as the months pass deeper into the year and will be a print you'll want to consider watching for and adding to your closet soon.
High-Waisted Floral Culotte
Black Floral Maxi Skirt
Wrap-Front Ruffle Blouse
Pattern Crew Sweatshirt
Strapless Tie-Front Jumpsuit
I shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year and the year before for the first time. This year I have to say has been so much more fun, and shopping this sale is fun! It's been a blast finding the items I like the best and getting to share them with you all. I am not yet an influencer or even better an ambassador (that takes time, patience and a TON of followers) so I had to wait until 12:30pm today to gain access to the sale. So in this short amount of time I have found my most favorite items and some of them I even got to purchase for myself! So here they are, my top and desired pics. I hope you all enjoy and maybe even find yourself your own little treasure (or two).
I absolutely love booties of all kinds and luckily for me, so does my husband. ;) This is what I spent most of my time on today because I knew I wanted to add a few more staples to my collection. Booties are the perfect transitional shoe and can be worn, styled the right way, throughout all four seasons. I justify spending a little bit more on items like this because I know they are going to be in my closet for years and I know they are going to add the perfect style to otherwise basic outfits.
Steven Madden Rockstar Genuine Calf Hair Leopard
Lucky Brand Yimina Wedge Bootie Sesame Suede
Steve Madden Jillian Bootie
Lucky Brand Jazley Wedge Bootie Black Open Toe
Lucky Brand Yimina Wedge Bootie Chinchilla Snake Leather
I am always looking for ways to diversify my pant collection but then I also have my favorites that have earned a forever spot in my closet.
I've always wanted to try faux leather leggings but my legs are literally my biggest problem area and I've honestly just not ever had the confidence to give these leggings a good go. However, I have heard so much good about Spanx, so this year I am just going for it!
Zella leggings are my tried and true, they come in multiple colors and lenghts and they are just what every woman needs.
Button fly pants are making a good strong comeback and these are two options in the sale that I love. The rust color is great for fall and then distressed jeans are just a must always.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
Zella Live in High Waisted Leggings
Button Fly Skinny Jeans Sierra Rust
Donna Button Fly Ankle Skinny Jeans
I have a sweater addiction and especially for those that are oversized. My favorite seasons to dress for are fall and winter simply for the sweaters. :) So naturally, I wanted both of these beauties when I saw them this morning.
The N Sale is also the prefect time to stock up on your staple items that just need refreshed in your closet. This v neck striped tee was an absolute for me and was under $12.
Striped V Neck Tee
Oversized Mock Neck Sweatshirt
Cowl Neck Sweater
You know those items you see and you NEED?! These are the items that you don't just want, they are the ones you HAVE TO HAVE. That's this snakeskin trim wool panama hat for me...I NEED it, I love it so much! I am obsessed with adding a hat to an outfit for style and these two picks would be great for fall and winter.
I also love a good loafer and wear them often while I am at work. These snakeskin loafers have the perfect little stud detail on them just to make them that much more interesting.
Snakeskin Trim Wool Panama Hat
Shine Trim Wool Fedora Hat
Feather Studded Loafer
Clearly my love for leopard runs deep, so naturally these two pieces in the sale stood out to me. Suits and blazers are hot for fall so I have that trend on my radar. I wasn't ready to pull the trigger on this one yet only because I am not 100% sure how I am going to go about adding this tend into my wardrobe...plaid is also on trend for fall.
This leopard dress would look so cute paired with a faux leather jacket for a date night outfit, but it just wasn't a priority for me to purchase in the sale just because I was looking more for closet staples. Love this style though, the pattern and the cut are super flattering and sexy.
Leopard Print Faux Suede Blazer
Midi Slip Dress
I hope you have the best time shopping the Nordstrom Sale whether it's now or when it opens to the public on July 19th. It's a great time to treat yourself to an early birthday or Christmas present or just to get your wardrobe ready for fall. Happy shopping!
Melissa here! I'm all about trying to stay young, happy and on trend. I have a love (borderline obsession) for all things leopard and can't wait to chat about fashion with you!
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