Best Work Wear Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

August 18, 2020

It’s Fashion-Christmas-Morning – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is *finally* open for everyone to shop! 🎁

As promised in Monday’s Top 10 Things to Buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post,  today’s post is a look at what I think are the best work wear picks from the Nordstorm Anniversary Sale.

Ps. If you want to see all of my Nordstrom sale picks (organized by categories: fall boots, dresses, handbags, etc) head to this Nsale round-up page. I’ll also be sharing a ton more fitting room photos and collages in the free app throughout the day (and week) so come follow me in the app!

Below are 7 Outfits that show my favorite work wear picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Below each photo I’m reviewing size, quality, etc. so you can make the most educated decision about what to spend your money on! Any questions about anything just leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you today!


  1. Smythe Plaid Blazer, Halogen Bow Blouse & Ted Baker Straight Leg Pants

Blazer: The best blazer in the sale! Smythe blazers are worth the investment & this one will be gorgeous for fall. It runs small, size up 1 size from your usual. I’m wearing an 8.

Pants: These are my fav item in the sale. The quality is amazing – the material is that sweet spot of thin enough to not add bulk but thick enough to skim the body / be work appropriate. These pants are SO flattering. They fit true to size (I’m in a 6) but they’re a touch snug so size up if you’re between sizes.

Blouse: Runs big, size down a size (I’m in a S and it’s still quite roomy).


2. Crochet Detail Blouse & Veronica Beard Pants

Blouse: Such a versatile blouse, it’s great for work and you can style it with jeans on the weekend. The material is light but not see-through and it has a button closure at the neck. It fits true to size!

Pants: Same ones as above!


3. Tie-Waist Top & Long Pencil Skirt

Tie-Waist Top: Coming in at less than $30 this mock neck top is a closet no-brainer! You can style it with jeans for a casual fall look or pair it with the matching skirt for work. It runs big, size down 1 size (I’m in a S).
Pencil Skirt: My favorite black pencil skirt ever! The longer length is flattering on curvier builds like mine and the material has just the right amount of stretch. It also runs big though so size down 1 size (I’m in a S).



4. Veronica Beard Tweed Blazer, Bow Blouse & Straight Leg Pants

Tweed Blazer: Another amazing designer blazer at a great price (45% off!!) Tweed is trending for fall and this blazer will make any work day look polished and professional. It runs small so size up 1 size (I’m wearing an 8)

Bow Blouse: Same as above!

Black Pants: Same as above!



5. Veronica Beard Check Blazer & Straight Leg Pants

Check Blazer: This one has a slightly shorter cut than the other VB blazers, so if you prefer that to a longer look (great if you’re shorter) than this is the designer blazer for you! The classic black and white check will be in style for years to come. Like other VB brand items I find it runs small so size up 1 size from your usual (I’m in an 8).

Pants: Same as above!



6. Faux Collar Sweater & Straight Leg Pants

Faux Collar Sweater: I love the look of a sweater over a button down but hate the bulk. This faux-layered sweater gives you the look without adding the bulk and is SO flattering! It fits true to Ted Baker sizing (I wear a size 2 in TB which is a size 4-6 in other sizing).

Black Pants: Same as above!



7. Check Contrast Collar Blazer, Black Silk Top & Check Skinny Pants

Check Contrast Collar Blazer: I love the contrast collar and pocket detail on this blazer! The fit is also nice and slim/hourglass so it really flatters women’s bodies. It fits true to size (I’m in a 6)

Black Silk Top: This silk top is a splurge but it is SO pretty and such great quality. Definitely a piece you will have in your closet for years. It fits true to size (I’m in a S).

Check Skinny Pants: WHY can’t all work pants be made like this!? These are so stretchy and comfortable! They have a side zip and feel like you’re wearing leggings. They also fit true to size (I’m in a 6).

24 comments so far.

24 responses to “Best Work Wear Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale”

  1. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    I love that crochet blouse!

    Curated by Jennifer

  2. h says:

    All of these outfits are so amazing! Nordstrom always has amazing sales and items!

    cute & little

  3. Lizzie says:

    I love the tweed blazer and both white tops! Super cute workwear picks!


  4. rebecca says:

    i don’t have to get dressed up to go into my office – or more often work from home – but can’t deny that these are some great deals on these pieces! love this sale.

    xx rebecca //

  5. Maureen says:

    These are all great work looks! It makes me miss those days when I was required to dress up. Now I have to love vicariously through you and you make everything look so chic. I especially love that VB Tweed Blazer. Love the colors and it’s a true classic.

    Maureen |

  6. hillheady says:

    What a great round up!! Love that first look and would totally wear it if I was going in to the office haha!

  7. I work from home, but every time this sale rolls around, I miss having an office to go to just so I can wear all the great finds. Love all the pieces you picked out and how you styled them all! xoxo, Sarah

  8. Stephanie says:

    Those last two looks are my top picks – with the layered faux collar piece being hands down my favorite! Gorgeous! My Nordstrom permanently shut down during the height of the pandemic, so I think the closest one to me now is several hours away. Boo-hoo! But I like that I can still shop online!

    • Lee says:

      Thanks Steph! And oh man that’s tough! We only have 5 Nordstrom’s in Canada but I’m lucky because I live about 10 minutes from one!!

  9. Annie says:

    Oh my goodness, I love these looks! They look for professional and feminine, I especially love that white eyelet detail blouse!

  10. Amanda says:

    The crochet blouse is so pretty! You always have great sale picks and style ideas– this post does not disappoint!

  11. gretahollar says:

    I love all of your fab workwear picks! Sometimes I wish I had an office/desk job so I could wear fun suits!

  12. annaefox01 says:

    I love the selection of blazers you featured! I could definitely see myself wearing them with denim.

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