Owner & Stylist
Katie’s enthusiasm and passion for her work make even the most fashion-averse feel like they know exactly what to put on in the morning.
With a warm smile and an easy approach, she meets each individual where they are in life, listening to their needs so that she can capture their personal style and help them feel great in their clothes.
A love of style started young for Katie. Other interests won out as she pursued a career in finance, but like most callings, her desire to work in fashion and styling eventually became too loud to ignore.
After graduating from fashion and merchandising school, Katie was hooked. Whether it was studying emerging trends or learning the ins and outs of fabrics and how sewing techniques support a great fit, Katie left school ready to help clients look and feel their best. Her first stop? The working women she could relate to all too well from her days in an office environment.
Since founding Effortless Style, she’s seen it all! Whether working with a musician wanting to create a standout look or those ready to move their career forward in big ways, Katie has built a team ready to serve a variety of clients and needs.
An active member in entrepreneurial and philanthropic groups throughout Nashville, Katie knows and lives the same kinds of life demands as her clients. When she’s not working, you can find her serving in community organizations, including FemFessionals Nashville, the Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue, and the Nashville Women’s Breakfast Club, plus spending time with her growing family.
When you spend over a decade of your career planning events—from intimate cocktail dinners, to board meetings, to 4,000-person conferences—you develop a discerning eye for how to pick the right outfit for the right occasion.
When you pair that with having shadowed your mother, a longtime stylist at Marshall Field’s in Chicago and top it off with a lifelong love of classic style—then you get Katey Preston.
Katey can distinguish the nuances of business attire vs. snappy casual vs. holiday cocktail, and yet somehow manage to keep your wardrobe full of core pieces that will withstand the test of time.
Katey is our go-to stylist for clients looking to feel good in their clothes, build a wardrobe of time-tested pieces, and create looks that will compliment their bodies. And for Katey, keeping it sustainable for clients is key. She has a not-so-secret love of hunting for deals (who can resist a great score!), and she enjoys shopping alongside her clients to teach them about what to go for when they are shopping for themselves.
Whether she’s transitioning a stay-at-home parent into a full-time career professional or getting a client ready to make a splash at a big event, Katey creates looks that are low-fuss and classic, with a signature edge that will make it your own.
You can’t really build out a team of stylists in Nashville without a bit of fabulous. Knowing what’s on-trend, standout, and high-impact is what made us fall in love with Emily’s style and approach. With a knack for making the runway totally accessible, Emily brings a passion for creating personalized, signature looks.
Prior to joining our team, Emily was the owner of Boutique Couture, a fashion-forward bridal and formalwear boutique in Chattanooga. Winning countless accolades as the shop of choice for events, Emily honed her skills styling for everyone from musical artists, to brands, to magazines.
For clients wanting to create standout looks that get noticed, Emily’s your stylist. It doesn’t matter the person, the job, the body type, or the budget—she can help you find ways to get out of your comfort zone and step into a newfound style! Fashion shouldn’t be intimidating, and Emily’s high energy and excitement help clients explore and play in creative looks that build confidence and get noticed.
When Jenny Grubb joined our team, her creative spark stood out immediately. Whether taking inspiration from her days as a young classically trained ballerina, her upbringing as a third generation fashionista (her mom and grandmother’s style left an indelible mark), or her transition into motherhood that gave her a new appreciation for budding designers — Jenny is passionate about helping her clients use their style as a form of personal expression.
Jenny majored in merchandising, apparel, and textiles at the University of Kentucky and went on to do media sales, building relationships in the retail industry. Her education and experience provide a solid foundation that gives her fantastic range when working with our clients. She can help a client find staple pieces for a wardrobe while also helping another client who is looking for more adventure.
That’s because Jenny isn’t afraid to go out of her comfort zone and help her clients consider new looks, designers, and current trends they may not have otherwise discovered. Style to Jenny is like art; it is another way to help you be your best and most unique self.
Jenny is a fantastic addition to our team, and we’re excited about pairing her with clients who want a modern, feminine look to amp up their closet and accentuate their best assets.