I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These 6 Denim Trends Make My Wardrobe Feel Even Chicer

A former Nordstrom buyer wearing one of the best denim trends.

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Many of us would say that a wardrobe would feel incomplete without denim. Susie Wright couldn't agree more. As a former Nordstrom buyer and a current stylist and content creator (she's the mastermind behind So Susie), she's been living in denim for years and consistently recommends various styles as wardrobe staples to her clients and followers. On that note, there are six key denim trends Wright is currently styling over and over again. She also thinks these silhouettes make her wardrobe feel even chicer because they're cool and relevant.

Keep scrolling to uncover the denim trends that bring a modern and forward feel to Wright's closet. You'll also see how Wright styles the denim trends to create her chic looks. Oh, and don't miss out on shopping inspiration either.

1. Dark-Wash Jeans

A former Nordstrom buyer wearing dark-wash jeans.

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On Wright: Fidelity jeans

"Super elevated. If you go for a longer length, you'll feel (and look) taller! Very sophisticated with a Lady Jacket or a blazer and slingbacks or heels. A must in everyone's closet." — Wright

2. Denim Skirts

A former Nordstrom buyer wearing a knee-length denim skirt.

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On Wright: L'Agence skirt

"Denim skirts are having a moment—that's for sure! I've been wearing the light-blue one above on repeat. I'm noticing varying lengths, but my fave hits at the knee. Anything goes with shoes, from a sneaker to a sandal to a slightly higher heel." — Wright

3. Wide-Leg Jeans

A former Nordstrom buyer wearing wide-leg jeans.

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On Wright: Paige jeans

"A holdover silhouette from last year, wide-leg denim is still the It jean. I like it paired with a more fitted top (like a tank) and an oversize layer like a blazer or an overshirt. This is the top denim update of the moment, and you can dress it up with heels or down with sneakers." — Wright

4. White Jeans

A former Nordstrom buyer wearing white jeans.

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On Wright: Mother jeans

"White denim is a classic style of denim to own, and the same goes for its sister colors of ecru, ivory, and bone. It's especially popular this time of year and is trending yet again if street style is any indication. Pair with literally anything (I like a darker color on top) for a stylish summer look. Just for fun, try an all-white outfit … and accessorize accordingly." — Wright

5. Denim Dresses

A former Nordstrom buyer wearing a denim dress.

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On Wright: Frame dress

"A denim dress will make you look very on-trend this summer, and it'll be easy to find because everyone has a version in their line right now. I'd add a red handbag to a faded blue shade—those colors look so good together!" — Wright

6. Denim Overshirts

A former Nordstrom buyer wearing a denim overshirt.

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On Wright: Agolde shirt and tank

"Denim overshirts are super trendy right now. The beauty of this layering piece is that you can style it many different ways: with a white T-shirt or a tank underneath, over denim shorts, jeans, and skirts. It's a cool-girl look." — Wright

Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.