I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Basics I Will and Won't Wear in 2023

I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Basics I Will and Won't Wear in 2023

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Susie Wright

Basics could often be described as the backbones of a solid wardrobe. Susie Wright (the mastermind behind the blog So Susie) couldn’t agree more. With her work as a former Nordstrom buyer and current stylist, she’s recommended and tested a range of basics over the years to uncover those versatile standouts. As she’s been sorting through her closet in the new year, she actually zeroed in on the elevated and trendier basics she’ll deem as 2023 staples because of their easy-to-wear nature. Alternatively, there are a few pieces she probably won’t wear as much because they don’t feel as fresh in her eyes. 

If you’re looking for a bit of shopping inspiration to add a few new basics into your rotation, keep scrolling for Wright’s list. Of course, it’s always smart to remember that you should always wear whatever you love and what makes you feel comfortable, despite what someone else may or may not be wearing. Go on for more. 

Will Wear: Flare Jeans
Won't Wear as Much: Super-Skinny Jeans

I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Basics I Will and Won't Wear in 2023

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Susie Wright

On Wright: Rails top; Mother jeans

"I won’t be wearing tight skinny jeans in 2023. Instead, I'm making room in my closet for flare jean styles."

Will Wear: Stripes of Any Kind
Won't Wear as Much: Loud Patterns

I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Basics I Will and Won't Wear in 2023

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Susie Wright

On Wright: Lilysilk sweater; Orolay trench

"Thanks to the cool brand Totême, striped sweaters are having a moment, and the options are endless! I’m certain this trend will last into next year, so grab one now—you’ll wear it on repeat."

Will Wear: Blazers
Won't Wear as Much: Cropped Jackets

I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Basics I Will and Won't Wear in 2023

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Susie Wright

On Wright: Veronica Beard blazer; Frame jeans

"Blazers just add a certain polish to your outfit—always. Look for classic styles, like the one I’m wearing, or slightly oversized ones. I’ll be passing on any cropped styles for now."

Will Wear: Oversize Sweatshirts
Won't Wear as Much: Fitted Sweatshirts

I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Basics I Will and Won't Wear in 2023

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On Wright: Isabel Marant sweatshirt

"Lately, I’m loving the casual and slightly oversize sweatshirt trend. Also, I know big logos aren’t for everyone, but I couldn’t resist this one. I ended up tossing tighter sweatshirts that feel uncomfortable."

Will Wear: Long Wool Coats
Won't Wear as Much: Short Wool Coats

I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Basics I Will and Won't Wear in 2023

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Susie Wright

On Wright: Aritzia coat; Mother jeans; Stuart Weitzman boots

"A long, black wool coat is always super chic, and I plan on wearing mine until the weather changes. I especially love it with faded denim and boots, but really, it works with many outfits. For now, I’m storing my shorter wool coats."