I know, I know! There have been so many Nordstrom posts lately! But, I promise…this one will be the last one! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens up to the public tomorrow! Whohoo! Those of you who have been waiting, it’s finally your turn! Some items may have already sold out but usually when public access opens they are restocked! Keep in mind though, since we’ve been able to see them for a week already, most people know what they want and things may sell out quickly when public access begins. So, make sure to check out this early access Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post where I highlight items in each major clothing and accessory category and this dressing room diaries post where I tried on a number of items to help you make a list so you can get them before they sell out!
Today’s post is all about Nordstrom Sale Picks for Teachers (!), though other professionals may find similar items to be work outfit staples. There are some items worth investing in when it comes to building a teacher wardrobe (see this post and snatch this freebie!). These items are ones that will stand the test of time (say…a pencil skirt that fits you perfectly and you’ll have for 5 years or more) or items that need to be better quality for your comfort level, like a pair of shoes. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time for teachers to invest in quality items on a teacher salary!
Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks for Teachers
Whether you go for flats or pumps, a comfortable shoe is a must for teaching. After buying my first pair of “expensive” pumps my second year of teaching, I never went back. Some of my favorite pairs of school shoes come from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.
Every teacher should have:
- “the black pump” with ankle strap (also come in Nude!) / without strap
- a comfortable flat or comfortable mule
- some Leopard pumps (almost exactly like my favorite pair!) or leopard flats
- A good low bootie (another here and here)
I’m not so sure about the zipper down the back, but this pencil skirt is only $40 and a good pencil skirt is an outfit staple for a professional work environment. This pindot wrap pencil skirt is probably my fave! This one is a little more expensive but reminds me a LOT of my favorite pencil skirt. It’s long, fitted and looks comfortable! Both are about the price you would pay for a sale price skirt at LOFT or Banana Republic too and it doesn’t hurt to spend money to buy a quality item that you will wear for years. If you’re more of the midi ruffle skirt kind of girl, this ruffle skirt is very cute and still under $50.
It seems funny to say this, but one thing I buy every year from the Nordstrom Sale is a long cardigan. My long cardigans are some of my most-worn items in my wardrobe and they’re often hard to find (especially ones that are good quality and won’t fall apart after a year). I’m not sure what it is about a long cardigan but I wear them with pencil skirts, skinny jeans, leggings… and they have some GREAT options during this sale.
This long ribbed cardigan is a popular one (still available in most sizes!) because it’s under $35! This one is amazing and affordable too (so soft!) but it’s already almost sold out. Keep an eye on this one to restock! This one has a hint of cashmere and this one would be perfect to keep in your classroom for when you have some especially chilly days!
You can’t go wrong with this striped midi dress for under $35! Seriously…you can wear stripes with just about anything so this dress would be easy to accessorize and it has a high neck which keeps you from having to worry when you lean over to help a student! I know, I went there!
Every teacher needs a good blouse. This roll sleeve blouse is similar to one I wear all the time and comes in an assortment of colors. Keep in mind that you’ll have to wear a cami underneath for the classroom.
These cute scalloped sweaters (seen here) sold quickly. They may restock. These scalloped tanks would be great to wear under a cardigan or blazer. They’re the perfect background for a statement necklace.
This cute ruffle, bell sleeve blouse comes in multiple prints and is under $35. There are other cute blouses (this bell sleeve sweater or this ruffle bell sleeve blouse) but they are all over $40…which I think is a bit much for a trendy item.
Maggy London makes beautiful dresses but they’re always out of my price range. But…isn’t this dress beautiful!? I love it for a work environment!
A classic black sheath dress is so professional – maybe a little too professional for a classroom – and would be something great to have on hand for special presentations or formal events.
I LOVE this perfect trench. I love the flattering cut, the details…wow. It’s a higher-ticket item but I have a feeling you would wear it forever. Plus, it’s almost $100 off!
This Kate Spade bag is gorgeous on its own but it also includes a laptop sleeve – perfect for when you have to take your work with you!
Ok, those are my best Nordstrom Anniversary sale picks for teachers! Every teacher’s style is different so there may be more items on your list that I don’t have on mine. These are simply the kinds of items that make up my professional teacher wardrobe and I recommend buying now while they are on sale for a good price!
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