Ten years of training and hands-on experience in the fashion industry have honed my intuitive sense of style but my love of fashion began much earlier. As a young girl I loved sketching designs in a notebook and collaging iconic fashion moments that I saw in movies. As I got older, I was always thinking about how to make fashion part of my future. A high school internship on Nordstrom’s BP Fashion Board cemented my career path to becoming a professional stylist and led me to fully embrace my creative side and explore ways to develop it into something bigger — something I could build a career around.
I graduated with a BA in Fashion Business from Columbia College in Chicago, which included a study abroad program at the London College of Fashion…a truly life-changing experience. It was here that I witnessed my first Fashion Week, which got my creative juices flowing and compelled me to commit to finding a way to take my love for fashion and styling to the next level. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to explore top fashion capitals of the world — including London, Milan, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. These experiences continue to serve as an inspiration for my approach to styling and a reminder that inventiveness comes from many and varied sources.
In 2013, I returned to Nordstrom’s Chicago flagship store where I advanced (with several promotions and positions en route) from a salesperson to the designer ready-to-wear department manager, leading a team of top sellers focused on relationship building. Along the way, I was honored to be twice nominated to attend “Nordstrom Live” in NYC — where I joined designers, brand stylists, fashion journalists and editors, and other style leaders to explore and celebrate style and innovation. Throughout it all, I continued to learn, be inspired and seek out opportunities to sharpen my styling skills, all while cultivating a clientele seeking help in personal styling and apparel organization.
In 2020, I embarked on a new adventure, channeling my style expertise and enthusiasm for fashion into my own business. StyleByNatK allows me to focus on my true love — helping others discover their unique style and the self-confidence that comes with this.
I am proud to still be supporting longtime clients who have become friends and friends who have become clients.