I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—I Want Everyone I Know to Try These Summer Trends

There are a lot of enticing summer trends on the rise. In fact, you may have your eye on a few key looks already. Well, if you're interested in further inspiration, we thought we'd tap Susie Wright for her insights. After all, she's a former Nordstrom buyer and a current stylist and influencer with her site So Susie. So yes, her sartorial thoughts are always on point. 

Below, you'll uncover the key summer trends Wright is telling everyone she knows to try first because they're forward and chic as well as highly versatile. On the dress front, you'll uncover a few trending styles that will elevate a wardrobe. Love an elevated basic? Wright has a collection of top-notch silhouettes to try as well. Keep scrolling for more along with shopping and styling inspiration. 

Crochet Pieces


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On Wright: Eleven Six dress

"Crochet tops, dresses, and even accessories are popping up everywhere. I've seen beautiful cover-ups, matching sets, and fun handbags that are perfect for summer."

Linen Blazers


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On Wright: J.Crew blazer

"Whether you're dressing up, going to work, or attending an event, a summer blazer is super versatile—especially if it's linen. Linen blazers are lightweight and look so chic casually draped over your shoulders."

Maxi Dresses


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On Wright: Farm Rio dress

"Since 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the dress, adding a couple of new ones to your collection will have you ready for any event that might pop up on your calendar. Look for pretty details, or play with a different hem or sleeve length. This is the item of the moment!"

Green Hues


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On Wright: J.Crew top

"I'm so happy bright, pretty colors are everywhere this season, and green is at the top of my list! Try a green top or dress or even brightly colored sandals, and you'll look bold and on-trend."

Neutral Shoes and Bags


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On Wright: Likely dress; Jimmy Choo sandals; Balenciaga bag

"Everyone loves a good shoe/bag combo, and a neutral color like tan is so perfect. You'll find that it works with many different outfits and always elevates the look."

Tennis/Tennis-Inspired Pieces


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On Wright: Club & Court dress

"The tennis trend is back, and you don't even need to play tennis to try it out. Put on a cute tennis skirt or dress and you'll feel right on-trend and maybe even a little… nostalgic."

Next, check out items to wear and not to wear for summer travel.

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.