Our Reader Favorites Series rounds up the Top Five Favorites from the month. Think of this round-up as recommendations from our community of like-minded women. If they love it, you probably will too!
It’s always fun to see what ends up being popular each month. The Nordstrom Sale heavily drives August’s faves, and the pieces below reflect some kind of return to “real” clothing (yay!!!). For the first time in months there is not a jogger or sneaker on the list!
The line up below is ideal for not only transition weather but going back to work in some capacity.
Let’s take a look:
August Top Five Faves
This line up make me extra happy. These five pieces are almost a capsule in and of themselves and any one piece will upgrade your current closet. Many of you have these already so let us know what you love in the comments below.
Side Slit Cardigan
This cardigan is perfect for transitioning from summer to early fall. It’s available in all sizes, petite, and missy up to a size 18 and is currently 40% off its original price. Pick it up in cobblestone (above), black, or pale pink. Pair it with any summer sleeveless top to bring the look into the new season, or throw it over a cotton tee and joggers while working from home.
Peplum Top, $64
I absolutely LOVE this top. Last month, I featured it in a Buy Now, Wear Now and Later Post and it quickly became the best selling piece of the entire month. I was lucky enough to see it on a few readers who shared pictures with me and it’s adorable!
Right now, it’s on final sale at J. Crew with the promo BYESUMMER it’s marked down to ONLY $25!! Sizes run up to a 14.
Sheath Dress, $128
This simple sheath is everything we look for in a classic go-to-work dress. It has figure flattering ruching at the waist, a short sleeve, and just the right amount of stretch. When I traveled for work (remember that?) this is what I would throw in my suitcase with a neutral-to-me heel. It made packing and getting dressed for early mornings so easy. Sizes are limited, available in navy and pink.
The “Perfect” Black Pant
Black Pants, $128
Like a legging, but a little better, these Spanx pants have been getting rave reviews from readers who picked them up during the Nordstrom sale. You can wear them with anything from a cozy sweater to a casual structured blazer (below). Available in missy and plus at Nordstrom. Petite? They offer a similar style in petite sizes at Macy’s.
Finally, this cotton blend blazer comes in six colors, including the gorgeous red option above. This is what you wear when you want something more elevated than a cardigan but still casual-ish. I like it with jeans, or ponte pants for a polished and relaxed look. Sizes are limited in some colors but available in missy and plus.
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