We asked four of our Personal Stylists to talk about their favorite trends for spring and what it’s like to be a stylist. No surprise, these ladies know their stuff! If you’ve never booked a complimentary appointment with one of our stylists, read on and get inspired. We consider them to be your secret weapon to a wicked wardrobe.
Kiffa, Roosevelt Field, New York
“My style inspiration comes from many places: museums, vintage magazines and a few favorite celebrities, of course.”
Kiffa is an intuitive stylist who revels in the unexpected. She especially loves when a customer comes back into the store and tells her how much they love what she picked out. “It makes me feel like I’m changing their lives!” One thing is for sure: change your accessories and change your mood.
Kiffa’s favorite way to play up an outfit with Accessories.
Melissa, Horton Plaza, San Diego
“I have to really understand not just what’s happening in fashion, but how it relates to my customers and their lives, and how they want to present themselves to the world.”
Melissa’s styling philosophy: “The better you know someone, the easier it is to get it right.” For her, it goes beyond just creating new looks, but creating relationships, as well. Of course, she also loves working with all of the beautiful clothes.
Melissa’s list of key spring trends.
- Soft tailored suit
- The skater skirt
- Gilet jacket
- Fit-and-flare dress
- Black lace
- Mirrored floral prints
- Anything white
- Summer leather
Nicole, Scottsdale Fashion Square
“It has to be you. It has to feel good.”
“Making magic happen!” That’s what Nicole says is the best thing about her job. As a Nordstrom Personal Stylist, she also loves that she can shop the whole store, letting her creativity run free to create exciting and unexpected combinations for her customers. Speaking of unexpected, take the pictured lace dress, for example. “Why not think of the dress differently—layered over or under for a new look every day.”
Nicole’s recommendations for most versatile pieces.
- Lace dress
- Black and white prints
- Cropped pants
- Collared shirt
- Pencil skirt
- Print jacket
Deanna, The Grove, Los Angeles
“I love, love, love fashion…but it’s important to feel comfortable about what you’re wearing.”
The most gratifying moment for many stylists is when they get a customer to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new. This is especially true for shoes, which can really be a style game changer. A customer will say, ‘I would never have picked this out for myself,’ yet they leave the store happy, looking and feeling great.”
Deanna’s spring picks for shoes:
- Easy slip-ons
- Sporty shoes & soles
- New craft details
- White accents
- Block heels
Looking for even more handy tips or personalized recommendations? Book an appointment with a stylist online or by calling 1.877.310.8537.