2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping list, fashion shopping list, what to buy at Nordstrom anniversary sale

Shoes and Dresses to Shop During the 2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It's that time of the year when we plan July 4th getaways but also have to take the time to preview the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and make our picks. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is Nordstrom's most anticipated online sale event, especially in the fashion influencer community. It takes place annually during the Summer and features brands we love such as BirkenStock, New Balance, Vince, and others. The event starts off with a 2-week preview window during which shoppers can browse the sale inventory and build their wishlist. Items included in the sale cannot be purchased until the sale actually starts. This year, it will July 13th 2024. 

I have taken the time to browse the preview sale dress inventory, as well as shoes and have found many pieces that not only don't break the bank, but also deliver versatile style. From sleeveless dresses to billow-sleeve dresses, slingback shoes and tall boots, the sale features something for all styles. My picks are more in the realm of transitional Summer-to-Fall and Fall items given the time of the year. I don't know about you, but the July 4th holiday for me is when Summer starts to ramp down and when I start switching mentally to Fall mood. So as a result, I do more Fall shopping once we hit the halfway mark of the year. Here are my dress and shoe picks for the 2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

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1. Brown Mixed Media Maxi Dress
I'm partial to midi and maxi dresses and also love dark brown so of course I had to add this piece to my wish list! This is a versatile dress that can be worn during the Summer and also transition effortlessly into Fall. If you're an eco-conscious fashionista, you'll love that the skirt is made of cotton.
Sale price: $99.99
After sale price: $158.00
2. Floral Print Pleated Long Sleeve Dress
Who doesn't love pleats? They add beautiful texture to an outfit and exude classic allure. Add a red colorful print and you have a statement piece that makes a perfect Fall transition outfit. I would pair this one with tall boots and a large tote for an elevated casual, boho-style outfit.
Sale price: $99.99
After sale price: $149.00
3. Animal Print Drape Side Midi Dress
Leopard animal print is a classic and every closet needs some of it! This sleeveless dress could be worn to work, to brunch, to after-hour events, and even formal events. It's that versatile! I also love the drape-y silhouette which makes it flattering for most while adding a touch of fluidity to the clean-cut design.
Sale price: $99.99
After sale price: $168
4. Olive Green Pleated Sleeveless Smock Neck Midi Dress
When you mix a streamlined silhouette, pleats and a beautiful neutral green hue, the result is a dress that can multitask from the office to anything off-hours. Creating a stylish outfit with this piece is as simple as adding slingback pumps and a structured shoulder bag.
Sale price: $375.99
After sale price: $595.00
5. Olive Long Sleeve Wrap Cotton Shirtdress
Big sleeves make an effortless statement! And I am all for a piece that stands out without being "too much" hence why this dress ended up on my wish list. Every element of it is up my alley, from the sleeves, to the attached belt, the fit-and-flare silhouette, the midi length, and let's not forget that beautiful neutral hue. I wear a lot of olive green in the Fall and am excited to add this one to my collection. I also fell for the fact that this dress is made of cotton. If you're eco-conscious, then this is definitely an attractive feature!
Sale price: $89.99
After sale price: $148.00
6. Slingback Flats
I didn't like it when Covid forced us to be stranded at home, the masks, and the whole social distancing practice. But one thing I'll always be grateful to the pandemic for is to have made us go back to basics and prioritize comfort, especially in the shoe department. These slingback flats don't only exude a classic vibe, they look super comfy and that's an important criterion in my book!
Sale price: $219.99
After sale price: $295.00
7. Leopard Print Pumps
There isn't an outfit that doesn't look more elevated with a pair of leopard pumps! I love the modest heel height on these pointy pumps, the metal detail at the front, and the fact that these are truly seasonless. These shoes look great with jeans outfits and dressy suits alike. 
Sale price: $94.99
After sale price: $140.00
8. High Top Metallic Sneakers
Sneakers have become synonymous with practical and comfy style and they also can add pizazz to a look. Case in point: these metallic high-top sneakers that put the spotlight on your feet and give a cool vibe to dresses and dress pants.
Sale price: $69.99
After sale price: $95.00
9. Kitten Heel Buckled Slingback Pumps
Add an edgy spin to your looks with these slingback pumps that feature bold buckle detailing. Slingbacks have been trending for well over a couple of years now, and that streak is not about to die down soon. Pair these with jeans and a blazer, or even with a midi sheath dress for a dressy yet edgy vibe.
Sale price: $79.99
After sale price: $119.95
10. New Balance 327 Sneakers
Just so you know how much I love these sneakers, I have 3 pairs of them and am still looking for the next one to join my collection! These are super comfortable, perfect for the gym or a street jog, while still being stylish with denim dresses and casual suiting.
Sale price: $79.99
After sale price: $99.99
12. Studded Pointed Toe Flats
These leather studded pointed flats come packed with trendy details such as the MaryJane strap and all-over studs. Pair those shoes with your casual outfits to lend a dressier allure, or with your dressy outfits for an edgier, more easygoing vibe.
Sale price: $69.99
After sale price: $99.00
13. Leather CrissCross Sandals
Show off your colorful Summer pedicure with neutral crisscross leather sandals! I love the square toe shape of these shoes, and the low heel which gives it an effortless and comfortable style. These can be dressed up or down, and would pair perfectly with jeans, dresses, and even casual Summer suiting.
Sale price: $219.99
After sale price: $295.00
14. Snakeskin Square-Toe Leather Flats
It was love at first sight with the square toe shape, the higher vamp, and the distinctive snakeskin print of these leather flats. These shoes make a comfortable and chic choice for weekend errands, casual outings, and business casual style.
Sale price: $69.99
After sale price: $120.00
15. Brown Western Knee-High Suede Boots
I've said it before and I'll say it again: the best time to score boots is outside of boot season. These brown suede knee-high boots are definitely a Fall capsule piece and ones that will deliver on versatility. Whether it's for your midi dress outfits, mini skirt and a sweater, or cropped jeans and a blazer, these western-inspired boots are sure to kick your Fall ensembles up a notch. I love the low heel, the scallop dip, and the protruding outsole details. These come in regular and wide calf sizes which is a big plus!
Sale price: $169.99
After sale price: $260.00
For more Nordstrom Anniversary sale picks, check out my jeans and accessories post.
Feeling inspired? Drop a comment and let me know which one of these items you'll be adding to your Nordstrom Anniversary sale wish list!
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