I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—I Was Done With These Trends, But Now I Love Them


(Image credit: Susie Wright)

Uncovering fresh shopping and style inspiration from various fashion creatives is inspiring. So we're always intrigued by what people like Susie Wright have to say. She's a former Nordstrom buyer and a current stylist and blogger with her site So Susie. Given her storied fashion career, she's experimented with quite a variety of trends over the years. As she begins prepping her spring wardrobe, she actually informed us that there are a few key trends she hasn't worn in a bit but wants to revisit in a more noteworthy way this season.

Below, you'll find the trends Wright hasn't pulled out for a while—until now. You'll see everything from a color trend that's going to be a mainstay for her to a specific denim silhouette. Keep scrolling for testimonials from Wright along with inspired shopping recommendations if you, too, are interested in the trends in question. 

Shades of Green


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On Wright: Cinq à Sept dress; Gucci bag 

"I'd been seeing a lot of kelly green for a while, but now, it's all shades of green, including a softer pistachio. Go bold with a dress or jacket, or just add a pop of green with an accessory. Really, any shade works, so have fun with it."

Slingback Heels


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On Wright: Evereve blazer; Prada slingbacks

"I can't think of an easier shoe to wear. The height of the kitten heel is perfect, and I love slingbacks with every style of denim. This spring, I plan on adding an anklet for just a little bit of extra sparkle."

Oversize Poplin Shirts


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On Wright: Citizens of Humanity shirt; Mother denim

"We wore oversize poplin shirts through the pandemic when we were comfy at home, gave them a break, and are now loving them again! Pair with denim or trousers for instant elegance."

 Dark Denim 


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On Wright: J.Crew trench; Anine Bing tee; Frame jeans

"I've been wearing lighter-wash denim practically every day for the past couple of years, and now, I'm so glad dark denim is back! It's elevated and really easy to wear. Dark indigo jeans emerged at the recent spring/summer shows … and they look great with everything."

Striped Cotton Dresses


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On Wright: Frame dress; Saint Laurent sandals

"Stripes are all in right now, and these striped cotton dresses are trending—with good reason. They look great with sneakers and with sandals and are ideal for any daytime outing. I haven't worn mine since last summer, and I'm excited to pull them back out again."

Chunky Sneakers


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On Wright: Cinq à Sept blazer; Agolde tank; Alexander McQueen sneakers

"It has been a while since I've worn chunky sneakers, but lately, I've been seeing them on all the cool girls, and I think they'll be a perfect switch-up for spring!"

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Bobby Schuessler
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 retialers 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.