I'm 55 and a Former Nordstrom Buyer—These Are the 7 Trends I Get Compliments On


Susie Wight's résumé includes gigs as a Nordstrom buyer, a blogger, and a current role as a stylist. So it’s safe to say she knows what’s up in the style department. Oh, she also happens to be 55 years old. And no, age has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear but everything to do with having an experienced sartorial point of view, which is exactly why Wright has a breadth of fashion knowledge. On that note, we thought we’d tap her for some insight on the summer trends she not only loves herself but also gets her compliments from family, friends, and followers as well.

Below you’ll find seven pieces Wright wears on repeat, complete with styling tricks and her debrief on why each garners attention. You’ll also uncover a range of inspired shopping recommendations if something piques your interest.

Square-Neck Top

"These décolletage-revealing necklines are trending right now, and they are so flattering. Everyone loves this top, and the square neck is the little detail that makes it of the moment. Pair with denim for a stylish, chic summer look." —Wright

Treasure & Bond Sleeveless Floral Tie Top ($59)

Topshop Frill Trim Tank ($35)

Socialite Smocked Peplum Tank ($35)

BP. Square Neck Bodysuit ($8)

Eloquii Puff Sleeve Square Neck Peplum Top ($27)

Victor Glemaud Halter Top ($165)

Elevated Flip-Flops

"I always get compliments on this sandal style. A modern flip-flop sandal simply elevates every outfit. I’m loving this trend!" —Wright

Marc Fisher LTD Dahila Flip Flop ($66)

Mango Croc-Effect Sandals ($60)

Steven Tippie Sandals ($51)

Who What Wear Cali Sandals ($90)

Brother Vellies Thong Sandals ($208)

White Shirtdress

"White dresses are especially chic in the summer. I love a good shirtdress—it’s so easy, and works with any shoe, from sneakers to slides to strappy sandals." —Wright

H&M Cotton Satin Shirt Dress ($30)

ASOS Broderie Midi Dress With Puff Sleeves ($87)

Who What Wear 3/4 Sleeve Dress ($37)

Topshop White Linen Blend Puff Sleeve Midi Dress ($75)

Off-White Dress ($410)

Dressed-Up Sweatshirt

"Adding a puff sleeve to a sweatshirt is genius! It’s ideal for casual days or even Zoom meetings. Agolde makes several colors—perfect for cool summer evenings." —Wright

Agolde Thora Sweatshirt ($128)

Agolde Thora Sweatshirt ($128)

Vero Moda Sweater With Puff Sleeve ($39)

Topshop Puff Sleeve Crop Sweatshirt ($28)

Pyer Moss Turtleneck Top ($138)

Woven Bag

"The perfect summer bag that works with every single outfit! They can be inexpensive, like this simple one I picked up in Ravello, or you can splurge on the other styles out there. Either way, you’re bound to get compliments!" —Wright

Topshop Rhodes Mini Straw Tote Bag ($40)

Nordstrom Rattan Crossbody Bag ($99)

H&M Round Straw Bag ($25)

Kayu St Tropez Tote ($135)

Loewe + Paula's Ibiza Medium Leather-Trimmed Woven Raffia Tote ($490)

Brother Vellies Billfold Bag ($369)

Faded Denim Jacket

"This might be my favorite summer purchase so far. Friends and clients always ask me for details. This light-wash Levi’s jacket has a relaxed fit and gorgeous faded blue color—it’ll be your go-to outer layer all the way into fall." —Wright

Levi's Trucker Jacket ($98)

7 for All Mankind Seam Pocket Denim Jacket ($285)

Vero Moda Mikky Crop Denim Jacket ($65)

Martine Rose Reversible Oversized Denim Jacket ($451)

Eloquii Crop Denim Jacket With Puff Sleeves ($120)

Telfar Denim Jacket ($476)

Printed Kaftan

"I recently wore this cute caftan dress on my blog and IG stories. Everyone loved it, which is understandable since it’s the perfect wear-around-the house dress! It’s stylish but comfy and has an understated elegance about it." —Wright

Sleepy Jones Celia Kaftan ($178)

H&M Cotton-Blend Kaftan ($35)

Lemlem Rekik Belted Frayed Striped Cotton-Gauze Midi Dress ($207)

Tory Burch Awning Appliquéd Striped Linen-Gauze Kaftan ($398)

Next, check out basic items women over 40 wear with cropped jeans.

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