I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer, and My Closet Is More Fashionable With These Items

When you worked at Nordstrom for years as a buyer and currently spend your days as a content creator, it’s safe to say that you know a thing or two about what’s worth buying. Enter Susie Wright. The mastermind behind So Susie is a certified sartorial expert and has decades of experience helping others build out their wardrobes, along with using style trial and error to curate her own offering. On that note, there are a few pieces Wright has recently added to her own closet that, as she says, make her wardrobe feel more fashionable.

Below, you’ll uncover the seven items in question. You’ll notice that each piece is highly versatile and can be styled in a multitude of ways. Keep scrolling for more, along with visual inspiration from Wright and shopping recommendations. 

Striped Sweater


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On Wright: Rails cardigan; Frame jeans

"Who doesn’t love a classic striped sweater? It adds effortless French chic to pretty much anything you wear. Always stylish and fun, a striped sweater never goes out of style. Right now, there are many options at all price points—try one in cashmere for a luxe but casual flair." — Wright

Slip Skirt


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On Wright: J.Crew skirt and sweater

"Investing in a slip skirt to wear with cozy sweaters and boots is a good idea for fall. It’ll feel new, and it’s super stylish and comfortable. These will become your favorite go-to outfits, I guarantee it." — Wright

Leather Jacket


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On Wright: Rag & Bone leather blazer; Frame trousers

"Leather is so luxe. It doesn't really matter if you go for faux or the real thing. Many of us can’t tell the difference! I would say with conviction that this is THE piece that will level up all your fall outfits. Plus, a leather jacket is just … cool." — Wright

Brown Everything


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On Wright: Theory trench and pants

"This is the trending color of the season, and I can't remember a time when I've seen so many great pieces in brown. Whether you are looking for a bag or a boot or a beautiful sweater or coat, take advantage of the many shades and fabrics available. You’ll look current and ready for fall!" — Wright

Statement Coat


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On Wright: Max Mara coat; Frame jeans

"This time of year, depending on where you live, your outerwear becomes an important part of your wardrobe. Once you have the basics covered in this category, try adding something a little different! Whether it’s a color you love or a tweed style, you’ll feel a little extra every time you wear it!" — Wright



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On Wright: J.Crew trench; Rag & Bone boots

"It’s full-on boot season, and most of us will wear them for several months to come. So investing in a pair you’ll wear all the time is so important. Try a pointy-toe style like I’m wearing above or a newer shape like the Toteme ankle boot. They will instantly elevate all your fall (and winter) outfits! The heel shape is modern, and they are super super comfy." — Wright



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On Wright: Borgo de Nor dress

"I recently splurged on this feather-trimmed dress for a special event, and I felt sooo good in it! Since then, I've been seeing feathers everywhere. J.Crew has a pretty shirt with feathers, and there are sweaters and even accessories with feathers. This is a special detail that makes a big statement." — 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.