Hello, and welcome to Dressed for My Day. Yes, it’s just the middle of July, but I thought it would be a fun day to take a quick peek into fall fashion with purchases I made in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You might need to pour yourself a cold beverage or turn on the fan. Ha! I certainly got a little hot when we were shooting these photos, as you’ll detect when you see my hair. But I’m really excited about some of the fall trends we’re seeing. And I hope you are, too.
I’m sharing 5 trends we can look forward to seeing this fall in fashion.
Trend Forecast #1 – Blush Pink continues to trend.
Pink is one of my signature colors, but the pink that continues to trend is a sort of mauve pink. Pantone calls it First Blush. I recently purchased this blush pink v-neck cashmere cardigan. I thought it was part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I guess at some point because it was in my #NSale Wish List. Alas, it’s not even part of the sale! But when I was quickly moving items from my wish list to my shopping cart last Wednesday, I ended up purchasing it.
Because a few of the other items I’d ordered in the sale turned out to be a disappointment, I decided to keep this Nordstrom Signature cardigan. I’m wearing the size medium and might could have sized down to a small. But that leads to another trend we’re continuing to see this fall.
By the way, the website entry calls this cardigan purple mesa, but I’d definitely say it reads more blush pink.
Trend Forecast #2 – Silhouettes will be oversized.
I know that not every woman enjoys the oversized silhouette. It’s definitely a matter of taste. I enjoy wearing both fitted clothing and the trending oversized silhouettes.
Whereas once the “rule” was to wear a more fitted top if you wore blousy pants and more streamlined pants if you wore a fuller top, now the trend is to wear the oversized fit head to toe. How do you feel about that?
I would suggest that if you decide to get on board with the oversized silhouette trend you want to be conscious of fit. Oversized and too big are not synonymous. Oversized garments should still fit you in key places, such as the shoulders, waistband and, in some instances, arm length. It really kind of depends on the item, so you’ll have to gauge that for yourself. But just keep fit in mind.
Trend Forecast #3 – We’re buttoning up those cardigans.
This year in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale we’re seeing lots of cropped or hip length button up cardigans with v-necklines. This is a trend I can really get on board with. I love a v-neck and I love a cardigan. And I think the shorter lengths are much more flattering on most of us than the long lengths we’ve seen in years past.
Another reason I love this trend is because these sweaters will be more versatile. Many, but not all, of them will lend themselves to being worn alone and buttoned up or paired with a tee or tank underneath. And even if you do wear something under the button up cardigan, you can either button it or not, creating two very different looks.
The cardigan I’m showing here is actually longer than many of the shorter ones we’re seeing. I did order another one that fits that category and I love it, but it’s sold out. You can see it here and maybe it will restock. I hope so because it’s a great cardigan at a super price.
Trend Forecast #4 – Lantern pants emerge even more.
As more people get on board with the looser fitting pants trend, we’re going to continue to see the lantern silhouette. While it may take some time for your eye to adjust to it, I think if you’ll give it a shot you’ll see that it’s actually a little more figure flattering than the wide leg pants. The fuller leg that then tapers in ever so slightly at the ankle helps create that hourglass shape many of us desire, just in a new, fuller form.
These Eileen Fisher crop wool lantern pants are indeed part of the #NSale and they’re still available…today. They were initially also available in a camel color and I purchased those, too. Those are sold out, but could be replenished if returns come in. I’m wearing the charcoal colored pants here. I’m wearing a small.
I’m not sure that I’ll wear these crop wool lantern pants like I am above with that particular t-shirt, but I removed the cardigan so you could see the silhouette of the pants a little better. I’ll be playing around with them a bit. But I absolutely love these crop wool lantern pants. They’re an investment piece, but that’s how I prefer to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, honestly. I do purchase a few basics like the long sleeve crewneck tees from Caslon and the Nordstrom brand layering tanks (size up!). But for the most part I use my allotted #NSale budget to splurge on a few nicer items that I wouldn’t be able to purchase otherwise and that potentially won’t be marked down this low again. In fact, I never see Eileen Fisher items on sale pre-season other than in the #NSale.
I’m wearing a size small in the crop wool lantern pants. The wool is very lightweight and I’ll definitely wear them even early fall.
Trend Forecast #5 – Boots that work with fuller leg pants.
Don’t worry. We’re still seeing skinny jeans this fall. Many people are calling them “classics” that will never go out of style. Personally, I disagree. I have a sneaking suspicion that there will indeed be a day when we see much less of them. I believe that the straight leg silhouette is the true classic. Yes, we’ve gotten a little crazy with it and the wider leg may be a passing trend. But the true straight leg jean is definitely the most universally flattering, elongating and slimming.
Alas, I digress.
Because we’re seeing more straight, lantern and full leg pants, we’re going to be seeing more booties with a narrow shaft or a shorter shaft (more of a shootie) that accommodates these silhouettes.
These Eileen Fisher knit booties are made from recycled fibers, which is another trend we’re continuing to see. I’m wearing them in the chocolate knit, but the graphite color would probably be a better combination with these charcoal lantern pants. I think I thought the pants were a dark brown. Ha! They’re not; they’re a charcoal grey.
But the knit booties are a definite keeper. They feel soooo comfortable and can be worn with or without no-show socks. And these knit booties will work well with most of my jean choices because the shaft of the bootie fits close to my ankle. And when I’m wearing them with crops like these, that V on the side is flattering and slimming. I’m wearing my usual size 9.5.
While I’m sharing with you my investment pieces from the #NSale, let’s go ahead and look at my absolute favorite purchase from the sale: my Coach Turnlock Clasp Satchel in chalk multi.
I had overlooked this cream, tan and brown Coach Satchel when I filled my wish list. I’d only seen it in the black, which appears to be sold out, and the patterned brown. But this multi neutral Satchel caught my eye immediately in the store. It is going to be so versatile in my wardrobe and I’ll definitely be able to carry it year round. In fact, I already am using it. It’s the kind of bag that just feels right in your hands. The pebbled leather is luxuriously soft and supple, and it has the neatest zip, snap and locked compartments. Plus it has two completely detachable and interchangeable straps, this one and an adjustable shoulder strap.
I’m definitely getting excited about fall clothing after shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. But I’m happy to still be wearing summer clothes right now. And I’ll be sharing more summer styles and looks in the coming weeks, so don’t fret about that. But I did think it was fun (if not hot!) to dress up and share a few of the fall trends with you. I hope you enjoyed the post.
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I’ve also gathered up a few of my other favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below. These are in a variety of price ranges, but they’re all items I’ve actually tried on or checked out personally. The prices showing are the original price, not the sale price.
I’m a little bummed because so much of what I purchased in the #NSale is already sold out. I’m hoping that they restock some things, and I’ve heard through the grapevine that that’s the plan. But who knows really? Already this morning I had one of my orders cancelled on me because inventory ran out before they could fill it. But then I noticed it had restocked, so I ordered it again. So be sure to check back in frequently if there’s something you really wanted that has sold out.
Alright! Enough about that sale for the day! I hope you enjoyed the trend forecast. But let’s get back to enjoying summer now. Have a great day!
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