I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer and Did My Wardrobe Makeover With These Items


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Susie Wright is consistently a top source for sartorial inspiration given her style sensibilities and fashion résumé. She worked as a Nordstrom buyer for years and is currently a stylist and influencer with her blog, So Susie. She recently shared with us the ageless staples she wears to create some of her best outfits. She also just sent over a few more of her coveted pieces, which she used for her recent wardrobe makeover.

When she sorted through her closet, she added these staples to refresh and upgrade her selection. They're current standbys because of their versatile, simple, and easy-to-style nature. We’re talking about items like modern blazers and quality denim cuts.

Intrigued? Wonderful. Keep scrolling to check out the fresh summer items that enhanced Wright's closet. There's also a range of outfit ideas and shopping recommendations below.

1. Statement Summer Tops


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On Wright: Frame top; Levi's jeans

"This breezy summer top is a must-have for date nights and is also super cute with denim shorts for daytime. I'm loving light summer tops with special little details like these ruffled straps. So pretty."

2. Black Blazers


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On Wright: Veronica Beard blazer; Mother jeans

"I refreshed my black blazer with this new one by Veronica Beard (it’s already a best seller), and it has completely transformed my wardrobe! I can wear it with pretty much anything, and it elevates the entire outfit. Plus, the hidden zipper and endless dickey options make it versatile, and just cool."

3. Square-Toe Sandals


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On Wright: Frame top; Balenciaga bag; Sam Edelman shoes

"A square-toe sandal is a great start toward a shoe refresh, and this year, there are so many options to love! It's a small detail, but it gives major designer vibes to every outfit."

4. Pink Separates


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On Wright: Zara blazer; L'Agence cami

"I've been reading about the color pink for a long time, so I finally decided it was time to add a piece and transform my mostly neutral wardrobe to one with a pop of color. When I spotted this blazer at Zara, I knew it was perfect—slightly oversize and super easy to wear." 

5. Sleek Swimsuits


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On Wright: J.Crew swimsuit and hat

"This year, I've added a few one-piece swimsuits to my summer collection, and suddenly, I feel way more glamorous than I do in a bikini. Plus, a one-piece can transform into a bodysuit when worn with your favorite denim—so stylish."

6. Slip Dresses


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On Wright: Vince dress; Marc Fisher sandals

"We all love a good slip dress, and this is one of my favorite purchases of the year so far! Since it's cut on the bias, it's very flattering. A slip dress also looks amazing with a denim jacket or a blazer. It's pretty much the perfect dress." 

7. White Denim


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On Wright: Fidelity jeans; Frame blouse

"I switched up my white denim and added a wide-leg style for an updated, modern fit. This trending silhouette works for all occasions and pairs particularly well with a fitted top."

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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.