I’ve Been a Stylist for 15 Years—Here Are the 11 Brands I Can’t Get Enough of RN

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Stylist Sophie Lopez is known for dressing celebs like Kate Hudson and Ashley Madekwe for the red carpet. With 15 years under her belt as a celebrity stylist, she’s an expert at styling her clients in designer looks for red carpet events like the Met Gala and Emmys. When it comes to her personal style, though, she gravitates more towards independent designers, which I was curious to hear more about.

“Generally, for myself, I shop the kind of more independent smaller brands because I just find sometimes it’s a bit more wearable,” Lopez explains. “Whenever I buy really fancy clothes, I don’t wear them because they’re too fancy and I don’t want to wear them. I’m like, ‘I need to protect it’.” That’s why you’ll find plenty of cool up-and-coming labels on her Instagram that you’ll definitely want to take note of.

For Lopez, social media is a source for discovering many of the pieces in her closet. “I find loads of brands on Instagram,” she explains, “Instagram’s really great for finding those little sort of lesser well-known brands that are not always sold at the big department stores.” Here, get a taste of Sophie Lopez’s personal style that’s steeped in fun prints, bold colors, and up-and-coming brands and shop the designers she can’t get enough of right now.

The brand: Miaou. What to buy: Corset-inspired pieces and bold prints

The brand: Nanushka. What to buy: Vegan leather pieces and cool accessories

The brand: House of Sunny. What to buy: Bold prints and colors

The brand: Dion Lee. What to buy: Cutout tops and modern tailoring

The brand: Rixo. What to buy: Colorful printed pieces

The brand: Miista. What to buy: Sculptural shoes

The brand: Rejina Pyo. What to buy: Printed tops and modern footwear

The brand: Who What Wear Collection. What to buy: Elevated basics

The brand: Hosbjerg. What to buy: Printed pants

The brand: Belle. What to buy: Pretty swimwear

The brand: Tyler McGillivary. What to buy: Colorful prints

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