I Was a VIP Nordstrom Stylist—These Are the 2024 Trends That Matter

One of the biggest perks of being a fashion editor is having a list of style pros on speed dial, like Sandy Koszarek. The content creator and former VIP stylist at Nordstrom has a knack for spotting trends before they take over your newsfeed (unless, of course, you're already following her on Instagram).

Koszarek has shared her expertise with us all year, so it only made sense to ask her to divulge her wisdom on where we are in early 2024. A few might surprise you, and others may feel more timeless than trendy.

Keep scrolling for the seven trends that will matter this year, including everything from accessories to outerwear. There are also shopping recommendations for each trend to help you put your most stylish foot—or 'fit—forward. 

1. Kitten Heels


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"Kitten heels are a trend worth embracing in 2024. They add a stylish touch to any outfit, whether you're wearing jeans or dresses. I'm currently shopping for both slingbacks and boots." — Koszarek

2. Longline Coats


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"Longline and maxi coats are trending in 2024. They elevate any outfit and will keep you warm during the winter season. I'm shopping for styles in wool, down, and shearling." — Koszarek

3. Sportswear


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"Whether playing your own game, cheering from the sidelines, or running around town, watch for fashionable tennis dresses, versatile joggers, and athleticwear suitable for on and off the court." — Koszarek

4. Everyday Denim


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"The 2024 trending denim styles include baggy, cuffed, flare, straight, and cargo jeans. I'm shopping for darker washes, ecru, and gray washes." — Koszarek

5. Elevated Basics


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"Elevated basics are trending in 2024. I recommend shopping for versatile, quality pieces to add to your wardrobe, like classic sweaters, button-down shirts, and trousers." — Koszarek

6. Metallics


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"Metallics are continuing to trend in 2024. I'm embracing metallic jeans, slingbacks, and handbags." — Koszarek

7. Shades of Red


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"A color trend that matters in 2024 is various shades of red. Add a little or wear it from head to toe." — Koszarek

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.