I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These 6 Ageless Staples Help Create My Best Outfits

Your age has absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear. Susie Wright agrees that age is just a number. The over-50 former Nordstrom buyer, stylist, and blogger (her site is So Susie) has always prided herself in wearing whatever she loves throughout her years in the fashion business. She also tells her clients to do the same. "Remember: You can wear anything you want and not worry about whether it's 'age appropriate'—just make it your own," she said. "My daughter Emily and I often wear the same items. We just style them differently."

In line with that sentiment, we thought we'd learn more about just some of the ageless staples Wright is wearing at the moment to create some of her most-loved outfits. She also highlighted some of the items here. And given that the year you were born has nothing to do with how you define your sartorial choices, said pieces could really work for anyone.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the items Wright is mixing into a variety of her looks right now. There is also visual and shopping inspiration if you're interested in testing out one of the looks.

Modern Blazer


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"My favorite daily, go-to outfit is a blazer, white tee, and jeans. With a good blazer, you’ll always feel polished and put-together! This is an important and versatile piece for all ages, both day and night."


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Here's a look featuring Wright's daughter, Emily, in her blazer as well.

Light-Wash Jeans


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"Faded denim is here in a big way, and it’s such a cool wash. You can easily dress it up or down. My daughter and I often wear the exact same pair of faded jeans. We just style the outfit differently."

Strappy Sandals


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"It's sandal season, and anything strappy or 'barely there' is super hot right now. I prefer a two- to three-inch heel in a neutral color. This shoe works with literally every outfit."

Gold Necklace


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"Layered gold jewelry is the classic finishing touch to every outfit. Combine your sentimental pieces with cool modern ones to create your signature look."

Printed Dress


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"Another stylish piece both my daughter and I love! I also like a jacket over mine, whether it’s a blazer, a cardigan, or a denim jacket. No matter how you wear it, this dress is timeless and cool."

Denim Jacket


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"Look for slightly longer and oversize styles. They’re perfect for cooler evenings, and you can wear them with any summer outfit."

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—I Was Done With These Trends, But Now I Love Them

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.