21 Chic Vacation Essentials Hiding in Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

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I have a few trips planned this summer (Italy! France!), so I’m on the hunt for new pieces to wear on my travels. Nothing against my regular clothes, but I get so bored when repeatedly packing the same pieces. That's why I’m using Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale to pick up a few new last-minute vacation-ready essentials.

The sale, which kicks off on May 22 and runs through June 2 (which is coming up!) is one of the retailer’s largest of the year (and is one of my favorite all-time favorite sales to shop). I’ve found a best-selling pair of linen pants I wear all the time on sale for $50, enough trendy swimsuits to last a week at the beach, and bathing suit coverups that will pull double-duty in your collection. Not to mention the mesh flats that will become your new go-to pick this summer even after you get home. And the flared leggings from Zella on this list? They'll upgrade your go-to travel outfit so you look chic at the airport (yes, it's possible).

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.