I’m 57 and a Former Nordstrom Buyer—My Looks Feel Advanced With These 7 Items


Susie Wright is routinely a resource for style and shopping inspiration. While age should have nothing to do with your sartorial choices, Wright is 57, and her more experienced fashion point of view is intriguing. Her storied career is also of note. As a former Nordstrom buyer and current stylist and blogger, she just knows what’s up. 

Wright recently mentioned to us that she loves finding special pieces that elevate her day-to-day looks. On that note, we thought there could be interest in learning about the specific items and trends she’s currently into that make her outfits feel more advanced because they’re fashion-forward, chic, and easy.

Keep scrolling to check out the elevated picks Wright is gravitating toward, including style references and product recommendations. 

On Wright: Vince top. “A cool statement top is really all you need with denim at the moment. I’m still loving puff sleeves, and this Vince top has a small cutout detail in the back that adds interest. It’s super easy to wear with faded denim. Talk about a simple but elevated outfit.”

On Wright: Aritzia trousers. “Longer flowy pants are a great substitute for denim right now. They’re perfect for summer, and if you pair them with a simple tank and cool accessories, you’ll look stylish and current.”

On Wright: Norma Kamali dress. “I’ve been seeing strapless black knit dresses on Instagram, so I decided to try one. Talk about versatile and so chic! Try wearing one with a blazer over your shoulders or simply with a denim jacket.”

On Wright: Rebecca Minkoff clutch. “Special clutches are all the rage, and talk about an easy way to elevate your outfits any time of year! This metallic clutch is a favorite.”

On Wright: Outdoor Voices dress. “My summer vibe is anything that’s tennis inspired! These summer prep-inspired pieces are everywhere thanks to tennis skirts, graphic sweatshirts, and cool accessories like baseball hats and canvas totes. I love it all.”

On Wright: Rails denim jacket. “Denim jackets are always in style, but this year, many of them are a little shorter. They look better over dresses since they typically hit at the flattering part of your waist. I’ve added a couple this year, and they’ve elevated all my dresses from last year.” 

On Wright: Veronica Beard top. “Every summer, I look for a new white top. They’re always in style, and they’re perfect with linen pants, faded denim … or even shorts and heels!”

Next, check out more chic items to shop for this season.

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