I'm 61 and a VIP Nordstrom Stylist—Here's What I Want From the Anniversary Sale

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The legendary Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing at the moment. We already showcased a range of top-notch discounted pieces you probably won’t regret. Next up, we thought some more expert shopping recommendations could be of interest. And by expert, we mean a legit expert. Yep, a VIP Nordstrom stylist, to be exact. Sandy Koszarek is a member of the Nordstrom6 and has worked as a top stylist at the retailer for years. She also happens to be 61 years old. And of course, age has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, but her more experienced fashion point of view is quite intriguing.

Given that she’s also basically a Nordstrom shopping master, her tips on what’s worth buying from the Anniversary Sale are particularly noteworthy. While there’s clearly a range of excellent options on sale, there are a few key fall trends and pieces Koszarek thinks are worth checking out. "The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to update your basics and start prepping your wardrobe for fall," she said.

Keep scrolling to check out what a Nordstrom stylist is buying and recommending to her clients from the epic sale.

1. Chunky Sweaters

"As we transition into fall, choose classic cable knits and chunky sweaters in neutral colors as part of your wardrobe staples. Then, have fun and choose sweaters with playful colors, fringe details, and bold stripes to add variety and interest."

Open Edit Rib Stitch Sweater ($40)

Halogen Balloon Sleeve Sweater ($50)

BP Rib Crewneck Sweater ($19)

Madewell Kristina Side Hem Rib Pullover ($50)

2. Denim

"This Anniversary Sale, update your current denim with high-waisted, straight denim. Look for a light wash, raw hemline, and distressed details for a fresh, modern vibe. Try wearing them with Chelsea boots or your favorite sneakers."

Levi's 501 Distressed Crop Jeans ($65)

Frame Le Sylvie Crop Straight Raw Edge Jeans ($150)

Rag & Bone Dre Jeans ($150)

BP Button Fly Mom Jeans ($30)

Levi's Ribcage High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans ($65)

3. Blazers

"A blazer is an essential item for your wardrobe. This season, update your blazer by trying a relaxed, double-breasted style. This blazer will transition from your workweek to your weekend. Style with high-waisted straight denim."

Open Edit Pinstripe Double Breasted Blazer ($46)

Vince Camuto Notched Lapel Blazer ($100)

Halogen Open Front Long Blazer ($70)

Zadig & Voltaire Vedy Camo Skull Blazer ($210)

4. Versatile Dresses

"Dresses are easy to wear, so this Anniversary Sale, choose from various knit dresses in neutral colors as well as flirty florals and chic dresses for date night."

Open Edit Twist Back Ribbed Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($47)

French Connection Babysoft Mock Neck Sweater Dress ($60)

Zella Live in Cutout Rib Tank Dress ($50)

WAYF Ariana Turtleneck Sweater Dress ($55)

Good American Long Sleeve Belted Body-Con Dress ($100)

5. Cardigans

"It's time to refresh our cardigans. Look for longline cardigans to wear to the office or as outerwear. Also, look for relaxed, cropped cardigans. They are a nice alternative to layer over a tank dress and to wear with high-waisted denim."

BP Stripe Crop Cardigan ($23)

Treasure & Bond Cozy Cardigan ($50)

Open Edit Ribbed Button-Up Cardigan ($39)

Halogen Open Front Long Cardigan ($47)

6. Faux-Leather Pieces

"Faux-leather separates such as skirts, pants, and jackets are versatile and add that cool vibe to your current wardrobe. When looking for a jacket, try a moto or a minimalist style for a modern take of this versatile garment. Wear this cool classic over a knit dress or with denim."

BlankNYC Snap Faux Leather Skirt ($40)

BB Dakota Faux Leather Blazer ($60)

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings ($65)

BlankNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($55)

7. Chelsea Boots

"This season, I recommend getting a Chelsea boot. It's available in a lug-sole, flat, or high-heel version. With many options to choose from, try several heel heights, which will give you endless styling options. Wear the Chelsea boot with denim, skirts, or dresses."

Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boots ($60)

Marc Fisher Padmia Chelsea Boots ($100)

Blondo Drew Waterproof Booties ($100)

Tory Burch Chelsea 50mm Lug Booties ($250)

8. Sharp Coats

"Choose a classic wool coat to add to your fall wardrobe. Look for chic neutral shades and colors like rich toffee, Bordeaux, and green beryl. Add plaid coats too. They make great statement pieces and set a playful tone for your wardrobe."

Avec les Filles Double Breasted Twill Coat ($200)

Sam Edelman Belted Wool Blend Coat ($150)

Lauren Ralph Lauren One Button Wool Blend Coat ($230)

Nordstrom Utility Shirt Jacket ($99)

Halogen Double Face Wool Coat ($130)

9. Jewelry Pieces

"Be on the lookout for your favorite jewelry pieces. Stacked chain necklaces, hoop earrings, and mixed metals are eye-catching favorites that add the finishing touches to every fall outfit."

Jenny Bird Faye Hoop Earrings ($60)

Monica Vinader Alta Textured Chain Link Bracelet ($90)

BaubleBar Mini Alidia Ring ($30)

Madewell Hexagon Mini Hoop Earrings ($12)

Next, check out more chic Nordstrom items.

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