I'm 55 and a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the Winter Items I'm Ready to Wear

Susie Wright is always filled with top-notch styling ideas. After all, the Portland-based 55-year-old has quite the storied fashion career as a former Nordstrom buyer and current stylist and influencer. And while her actual age certainly has nothing to do with what she should or shouldn’t wear, it’s her more experienced sartorial point of view that’s always intriguing. On that note, we thought we’d tap her for some fresh style advice. She actually recently shared with us the five items she wears to make her outfits look more expensive, and next, we thought there could be interest in learning about the specific winter pieces she’s excited to wear this season.

Below you’ll uncover seven items Wright is already wearing or can’t wait to wear more of. While the pieces run the gamut, they’re all incredibly versatile and could really work with a range of ensembles. We’re talking about items like gorgeous shackets, chic dresses, and so on. Keep scrolling to check out the winter buys Wright is coveting, complete with visual and shopping inspiration.

1. Shacket

"This is the must-have jacket for fall and winter, and many of us can finally start wearing this heavier wool style. It’s super versatile and will be a go-to for months to come."—Wright 

2. Sweaterdress

"A cozy knit dress and boots is the perfect combo. A sweaterdress is cozy and chic, especially when paired with tights as we head into cooler months."—Wright

3. Blazer-Coat

"Layer a blazer-coat with a scarf and boots when it’s cooler out. So chic."—Wright

4. Puffer

"A good puffer jacket is a staple in the winter. I love adding a cashmere hoodie and taller booties to dress it up!"—Wright

5. Fleece Sweatshirt

"So cozy and perfect for comfy work days at home or casual Saturdays while running errands. Easy!"—Wright 

6. Classic Coat

"Who doesn’t love a nicer wool coat? This classic style works with denim, dresses, and even sneakers. Always stylish, this is a key winter piece."—Wright 

7. Rain Jacket

"The minute the rains come, I always grab a hooded jacket to save my hair. Adding a faux-leather legging steps it up a notch."—Wright

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