The 37 Most Expensive-Looking Accessories We Spotted On Sale at Nordstrom

I’m going to start this sale roundup with a confession: I’m probably one of the worst people to shop with IRL. I grew up in a family of non-shoppers and would literally have to beg my mom to take me to the mall on the weekends. It wasn’t the nearly hour-long car drive, the massive crowds, or even the moment of anguish that comes with forgetting where we parked that made these trips to the mall few and far in between. Instead, I drove my shopping companions mad by usually returning home completely empty-handed. 

Now, you’re probably reading this wondering why you should keep scrolling through an accessories story written by probably the worst shopper on staff at Who What Wear. This is a totally fair question. But, dear reader, you forgot to consider one important thing: It’s the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, and yours truly is, in fact, an excellent shopper when it comes to scoring must-have items at the lowest prices. 

 As a thrifty teenager who wore a uniform or strict dress code from fifth to twelfth grade, my non-school wardrobe was rather limited, and accessories were really the only way to show off my emerging sense of style. With that in mind, I honed my eye for handbags, jewelry, and other statement-making pieces that would last for more than just a season or two. And it is with that keen sensibility that I eagerly dove into the accessories department at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale to unearth the most expensive-looking (but affordable) handbags under $250, jewelry under $100, and a few miscellaneous must-haves under $50. Even better? I didn’t have to drag my family to the mall during the post-holiday rush—I now shop almost exclusively online, and along with my Who What Wear colleagues, can revel in the hunt without ever leaving the office. 

So, if you’ve come this far, please keep scrolling to see 37 of my favorite accessories at Nordstrom right now, and be sure to scoop them up while they’re on sale through January 2. 

The snakeskin detail on this bucket bag makes it extra special. 

I have been eyeing this bag since I saw it in Boston on my boyfriend’s college roommate’s wife’s arm this fall. Seriously!

I can think of a hundred other things to put in this crossbody other than binoculars—but those work, too. 

My new go-to bag for weddings. 

Doesn’t this plum-colored leather look rich?

We’re definitely still into the embossed crocodile trend. 

Coming in just under $250, this bag is the perfect winter white and will transition seamlessly into spring. 

The dark green leather makes this bag practically evergreen. 

We love this mock croc in navy blue. 

It’s rare to see a gorgeous leather bag from Rag & Bone for such a steal. 

This is the affordable-yet-chic everyday carryall you’ve been searching for.  

How elegant are these sparkly huggies? 

We’re betting big on blue in 2020. 

Now, these are statement earrings.

Statement earrings, but make ’em sparkle. 

Mismatched earrings are a must. 

Instead of standing out, the initials on this simple bracelet are subtle enough to look like part of an abstract design. 

Chain link, pearl, and fob details makes this necklace pretty much perfect. 

If you’re not ready to go all-in on the mismatched earring trend, this is a safe place to start. 

Perfect for pinkies everywhere. 

It’s hard not to love a scarf that doubles as a blanket, am I right? 

Fair warning: Your roommate / sibling / significant other will try to steal this beanie. 

Faux croc in brown seems like a smart choice for a hair accessory. 

Found: Dream sunglasses for less than $35

This is one duffle we won’t be embarrassed to schlep back to NYC. 

Face it: It’s time for a new belt, and this one is timeless. 

Part of the J.Lo X Quay collab, these sunglasses will soon be your everyday go-to.

Winter is long; hats should be cute. 

Pearlized and purple make these barrettes a beautiful buy.  

The only thing better than looking at this tropical phone case every day will be flipping through photos from your next beach vacation—just wait. 

We love the western details on this buckle. 

Really, can you ever have too many blanket scarves? 

The shield shape makes these cat-eye sunnies ideal for snowy mountains and sandy beaches. 

This lux belt is basically the perfect wear-anywhere accessory. 

A neon hairclip demands attention. 

Fill this small pouch with all of your on-the-go essentials and switching purses will be a breeze. 

“Mood” is right! We’re all about statement-making accessories in 2020. 

Up next: The 29 Beauty Essentials We’re Scooping Up at Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale