I'm a Stylist & Worked at Nordstrom for 20 Years—These Are My Top Winter Staples

We're always intrigued by fresh shopping tips from various industry insiders. So we jumped at the chance when Jennifer Sattler reached out about sharing some of her sartorial knowledge. Sattler is currently a stylist and a blogger on her popular site Closet Choreography. Before that, she actually spent 20 years working as a stylist at Nordstrom. So naturally, she knows a thing or two about building an A+ wardrobe.

On that note, we thought there could be interest in learning about the winter items she personally deems as closet staples. She ended up sharing seven pieces that she'll be wearing on repeat this season and will also be recommending to her clients when they ask for winter style advice.

Keep scrolling to check out shopping inspiration from Sattler, complete with her outfit references.

Cable-Knit Sweater


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"The best winter sweaters make comfort and style attainable in one piece. A classic cable-knit sweater has always been a winter go-to for all my clients."

Leather Leggings


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"Balance the bulk of your winter layers with a sleek pair of leather leggings. This piece will outlast and outperform any trend. I've had mine for over 10 years."

White Button-Down Shirt


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"A white button-down is the epitome of effortless style. It's versatile enough to layer under a trendy sweater-vest or classic pullover. This winter, make it the cornerstone of your next holiday ensemble."

Sleek Overcoat


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"This stylish staple makes the ideal grab-and-go coat when temperatures drop. The simplicity of the silhouette makes it easy to layer. After a dark year, consider the style benefits of adding one in a fun neutral print or a fresh pop of color."

Leather Jacket


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"Fashionable, ageless style starts with this piece. A leather jacket fits better the more you wear it, making it one of the best wardrobe investments you can make. It's certainly one of mine."

Crossbody Bag


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"Every outfit needs a great handbag. With all the things we juggle, your bag doesn't have to be one. A crossbody bag is lightweight and keeps our hands free."



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"This traditionally sporty staple adds street style credibility to anything from a blazer to cashmere joggers. My favorite is a graphic hoodie. It makes the perfect alternative to a graphic tee in the winter."

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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.