I’m a VIP Nordstrom Stylist—These 5 Items Don’t Feel Outdated Anymore


As a leading stylist at Nordstrom, Sandy Koszarek is at the forefront of the latest trends to suggest current-feeling pieces (in addition to the classics) to her clients. Lately, there are a few key pieces she’s been offering up that her clients are particularly loving. And actually, the items in question sort of felt “outdated” or not as popular to Koszarek in the past but over the last few seasons have become incredibly forward and of the moment thanks to fresh designs and cuts.

Below, you’ll uncover a sampling of her go-to picks that are fresh for this season and beyond. You’ll also notice outfit references from Koszarek, along with her testimonials and inspired shopping picks if you’re looking to add a few new items to your own offering. 

“Over the last few years, we’ve seen long blazers rise in popularity, but now, the once-outdated cropped blazer is making a comeback. I love wearing the cropped version; it feels modern and chic when styled with high-waisted denim, trousers, and dresses.”

“Square-toe heels have been so popular recently, and while pointed-toe heels have never really been ‘out’ (they’re more in the classic category), they’re back in a greater way, and I’m ready to add them as a part of my wardrobe. I love how they elongate the leg and look amazing with denim, trousers, and dresses.”

“I love a classic button-down blouse, so it was easy for me to adopt the oversize version. I wear it half-tucked, tied, or open as a light layering piece. It’s a modern take on a classic piece.”

“I remember wearing flare jeans in my teens, and now they are back as a must-have item. To create a fresh take on the trend, I style my high-waisted flares with blazers for the workplace, graphic T-shirts, and voluminous blouses for the weekend.”

“When I started my career, I loved wearing trousers and pantsuits to work, but I was also happy when the trend came to an end! Well, the once-outdated trousers are back again. I love wearing the current version styled with a blazer for work or a T-shirt and denim jacket for brunch on the weekend.”

Next, check out more chic staples.

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