30 Elevated Summer Basics Ruling the Last Days of Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

Your wardrobe will thank you.

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If you’re a shopping enthusiast like myself, chances are you’re familiar with the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale. If not, let me inform you about one of the most epic shopping events of the year. On a bi-annual basis, Nordstrom showcases many jaw-dropping deals across thousands of products. The sale includes all of the retailer’s major categories, including my favorite topic as a style editor— fashion, of course.

From now until Sunday, June 2, you can save up to 50 percent off a range of clothes and accessories from brands like Madewell, Open Edit, and Good American. You won’t find just any ordinary sale finds, though—hidden within Nordstrom's Half-Yearly sale, you’ll discover a variety of elevated summer basics that your wardrobe can’t live without. A gauzy white dress that you’ll want to wear all summer long? Check. A pair of comfortable sandals you can slide into for practically any warm-weather occasion? Yep. A timeless one-piece that will serve as the foundation of your swimwear collection? They've got that too.

Although you have over a week to peruse these deals, I recommend acting quickly. The most coveted items notoriously sell out within the first few days of the sale. So, for the sake of time, I’ve curated a list of the 20 most stylish summer staples that will easily become your favorite closet mainstays.

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes trend reports, shopping pieces, and celebrity news stories. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren worked for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor with a specific focus on seasonal styles and coveted products. She also worked for Town & Country, where she developed a robust portfolio of fashion roundups and designer profiles.

Lauren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in journalism. While attending Penn, Lauren contributed to the university's fashion magazine, The Walk, while also interning for Philadelphia Style Magazine and EveryStylishGirl.

When she’s not exploring the world of fashion, you can find Lauren sharpening her skills as DJ, discovering new restaurants in New York City (she’s a foodie), and spending quality time with friends and family. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.