What to Buy for Work in the 2022 Nordstrom Anniverary Sale

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This is probably part 1 of our roundup — we’re covering blazers, dresses (so many cute ones!), coats, and a few pants. (I still have yet to round up skirts, and have yet to look at shoes and bags.) What’s on your wish list when the sale opens for most cardmembers on July 9?

Pictured above: houndstooth blazer / green dress / teal A-line dress / purple leather jacket / windowpane coat

Great Blazers in the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

If you’re hunting for a solid blazer separate, check out our suits roundup — there are many blazers in that roundup that would work as a separate. A huge trend in the NAS this year: plaid blazers. We’re rounding up our favorites, but you can see all of the plaid blazers here. (Oh, and one of my top picks keeps disappearing and reappearing in the sale — this plain black structured blazer.)

Pictured ($79-$119): chevron / greenish plaid / purple / houndstooth

Pictured, $98-$439: pink check / brown plaid / purple leather / red plaid

(I personally couldn’t do moto/leather jackets for work… but this TikTok from the Governor of Michigan convinced me of their general appropriateness)

The Best Dresses for Work in the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

There are soooo many great dresses this year — and the vast majority are under $200. (I’m not including a section on sweater dresses because I feel like those are such “know your office” items, particularly with the midi dresses — but here’s a link to get an idea. I have a few selected for myself but they feel more weekend than work to me.) Ditto for this “maxi” dress from Club Monaco — it could work in some offices, but not all.

Great Dresses for Work Under $200

Pictured above, $59-$79: burgundy / navy / red / green / black

Pictured above, $79-$105 (*plus sizes*): burgundy* / black* / green plaid / teal / red*

Work Dresses with Fun Prints

Lots of prints this year, with a lot of them in “know your office” styles (mini dresses, midi dresses, tiered dresses, etc). Julia Jordan has a lot of them in the under $100 range, as does Maggy London and Eliza J (the latter two with lots of plus-size options). I’ve noted which ones come in plus sizes with an asterisk.

Pictured above, $81-$118: blue-teal* / black floral / blue floral / tropical print* / diagonal print* / rose floral*

Plus Size Dresses for Work

Note that a lot of the dresses above come in plus sizes as well! We’ve marked them with an asterisk.

Pictured above, $76-$118: dot print / red / burgundy / navy / rose floral / tropical (not to mention sweater dresses!!)

The Best Pants for Work in the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

collage of 5 pairs of the readers' favorite pants, all for sale in regular and plus sizes in the 2022 NAS

Some of our long-standing favorites (all in regular and plus sizes!): one (big reader favorite last year) / two / three (Kat’s favorite) / four / five (also this long-standing comfy reader favorite!)

The Best Pant Suits in the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

There were so many great suits, we gave the roundup its own post! Some of our favorite ones are these:

Above: black / pink / olive / merlot

The Best Coats for Work in the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

There are a ton of classics on sale (including the investment brand Fleurette!!) — and I’m kind of in love with all of the coats from both Halogen and Avec Les Filles.

Some classic coats that look lovely:

Pictured : beige / brown / navy / black / tan (not pictured, but this Theory one is also lovely!)

And some particular trendy favorites:

Coats for work pictured above, $129-$379: plaid / green / blue plaid collarless / windowpane / fuchsia

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