Nordstrom just launched its semi-annual sale — and it's a treasure trove of incredible deals

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Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale is here to heat up your summer style with 50% off dresses, activewear, shoes and more. (Photo: Nordstrom)
Nordstrom's much-anticipated sale is here to heat up your summer style. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Memorial Day weekend means summertime fun has just begun! Get ready for backyard barbecues, pool parties and getaways galore. Now that things are slowly reopening, chances are your social calendar is filling up quickly to make up for last year. Are you ready for your debut?

It's time to shed those quarantine sweatpants and flaunt some new duds. Fortunately, Nordstrom is here to step up your summer style with its much-anticipated Half-Yearly sale. The deals are seriously stellar — you can score up to 50 percent off dresses, accessories and more through June 6! And you'll score major markdowns on beloved brands like Madewell, Nike and Topshop, as well as in-house collections like BP and Leith. 

We spotted deep discounts, like this cotton maxi dress for $48 which can easily be dressed up for special events. There are sneakers and sandals for a steal, too — these chic leather slides are perfect for summer strolls, and they're 40 percent off. And if you're not quite ready to sacrifice comfort, you'll also find activewear in spades, like these beloved Zella leggings at 50 percent off.

Shop our favorite finds from Nordstrom's Half-Yearly sale below, and look forward to the most stylish summer of your life. 

A maxi dress with a 30 percent markdown

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You'll wear it for everything from last-minute ice cream runs to late-night dinners. (Photo: Nordstrom)

A maxi dress is a summer staple — comfortable, cute and cool (literally and figuratively!). This stunning rayon and spandex number is equal parts sexy and sophisticated, with a v-neckline, wide straps and a breezy ankle-length skirt. It's available in regular and petite sizes XS-XL, and in seven colors: black, blue, navy, pink, midnight, purple and red.

Shop it: Loveappella V-Neck Jersey Maxi Dress, $48 (was $68),

Cult-favorite leggings for 50 percent off

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Zella leggings are a Nordstrom customer favorite. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Zella leggings are iconic — and thousands of Nordstrom reviewers are hooked. These high-waisted 7/8 versions are seriously impressive, with a supportive, high waist, moisture-wicking material and practical side pockets. Find them in sizes XXS-XXL in this flattering charcoal gray.

Shop it: Zella Live In High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings, $29.50 (was $59),

The quintessential summer blouse for 40 percent off

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Effortlessly chic. (Photo: Nordstrom)

At once casual and chic, this blouse has pretty butterfly sleeves that are sure to garner compliments. And the flowy silhouette won't stick to skin, even on the hottest days. Want more coverage? Just loosely tie the drawstring neckline. It's available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors.

Shop it: Gibsonlook Split Neck Blouse, $33 (was $55),

Stylish straight-leg jeans for over 30 percent off

 High-waisted straight leg jeans? Super on trend. (Photo: Nordstrom)
High-waisted straight leg jeans? Super on trend. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Time to move on from skinny jeans. These light-wash beauties from Topshop have a flattering high-rise waist and raw cropped cuffs for edge. Pair with your favorite T-shirt and sandals and you're good to go. Available in regular and petite sizes 26-36. 

Shop it: Topshop Raw Hem Crop Straight Leg Jeans, $50 (was $75),

Classic white sneakers for $60 off

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They'll never go out of style. (Photo: Nordstrom)

White sneakers are a summer staple. These are made with easy-to-clean leather and a memory-foam insole for cushy comfort — wear them with anything from casual shorts to playful dresses. Want a bit more oomph? They also come in rose gold, snakeprint, white and red, and white and snakeprint.

Shop it: Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Sneaker, $70 (was $130),

Cute cropped flare pants for 40 percent off

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How adorable are these polka-dot pants!? (Photo: Nordstrom)

Look put together but feel completely at ease in these pull-on pants with a flared leg silhouette. They're cropped, so you can show off your favorite sandals and strut your stuff. Available in regular and petite sizes XS-XXL; choose from black, green, floral and polka dots.

Shop it: Halogen Soft Crop Flare Pants, $41 (was $69),

A linen midi dress for much, much less

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Airy linen = perfect for hot days. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Every summer we get a few days where the heat is just unbearable — this dress is the one you need to grab on such occasions. The linen-cotton frock features a V-neck and side slits for cooling. Grab it in sizes XS-L in this lovely rust color.

Shop it: Madwell Linen Blend V-Neck Midi Tank Dress, $50 (was $80),

A shift dress for nearly $40 off

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Dress it up or down with ease. (Photo: Nordstrom)

This cute shift dress with a flattering silhouette looks amazing from afar and even better up close — its crepe texture makes it even more compelling. Add oomph with a statement necklace and sandals, or tone it down with sneakers. It's available in sizes XXS-L in four colors: blue, black, pink and red. 

Shop it: Chelsea28 Crepe Shift Dress, $50 (was $89),

A longline sports bra for 40 percent off

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We love a longer sports bra with a pair of matching leggings or bike shorts! (Photo: Nordstrom)

Zella is a cult-fave brand for good reason. Supportive and stylish, this longline sports bra is made for high-impact activities. It has a compressive fit too. Available in sizes XS-M in seven stunning colors.

Shop it: Zella Body Fusion Sports Bra, $21 (was $35),

Leather slides for 36 bucks

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Have you ever seen slides this chic? (Photo: Nordstrom)

These are the slides you'll reach for day after day. Made of leather, they have a wide strap and comfy padding so you can walk in them for hours. Pair with anything from jean shorts to a floral dress. You'll find them in sizes 5-11 and three colors; camel, saddle and black. 

Shop it: Madewell The Boardwalk Post Slide Sandal, $36 (was $60),

An Anne Klein midi dress for 40 percent off

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This printed dress is just begging to be worn to a picnic. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Customize this sleeveless midi to your liking — it cinches at the waist with a drawstring for a flattering fit. Trust us: The pretty red floral will definitely turn heads. It's available in sizes M-XXL.

Shop it: Anne Klein Print Sleeveless Midi Dress, $77 (was $129),

An essential cami for $11

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Simple and sleek. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Everyone needs a cami in the closet, whether to wear alone or under a blouse. Style this satin cropped cutie with shorts during the day and chic pants at night. It's available in sizes XXS-L in black and white. 

Shop it: BP. Crop Satin Camisole, $11 (was $19),

A wallet that does it all

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This wallet doubles as a bag with room for all of your essentials. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Free yourself this summer! We found a canvas clutch with more than enough room for your phone, cards, cash, lipstick and more. We love that it has removable wrist and crossbody straps so you can go hands-free too. 

Shop it: Dagne Dover Essentials Coated Canvas Clutch/Wallet, $79 (was $135),

Platform sandals for 40 percent off

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Add height and look great to boot. (Photo: Nordstrom)

If you're not quite ready to step into heels, look no further than these woven platform sandals. They have a double strap and an espadrille-inspired braided bottom that just screams warmer weather. Choose from four neutrals: black, blush, tan and yellow. 

Shop it: Treasure & Bond Fatima Platform Slide Sandal, $42 (was $70),

A designer jumpsuit for nearly 55 percent off

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Who doesn't love a comfy jumpsuit? (Photo: Nordstrom)

This dreamy jumpsuit has a simple sleeveless silhouette with cropped, wide legs and large pockets. Don't you want to just lounge in it all day? It's available in sizes XXS-L and three colors; navy, pink and white.

Shop it: Vince Camuto Sleeveless Crop Jumpsuit, $77 (was $129),

A chic weekender bag for 40 percent off

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You'll start planning trips just so you can use it. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Now that travel is more of a reality, you need luggage that can keep up. This handsome weekender has plenty of pockets and compartments, a top handle and a shoulder strap. Made with durable faux leather, it's meant for wear and tear.

Shop it: Ted Baker London Legally Travel Duffle Bag, $143 (was $239),

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