I Think Sophie Turner Is Easily 2019's Most Exciting Dresser

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve never seen Game of Thrones. Not a single episode. This is mainly because I’m not one for violence, nor do I have the patience required to wait close to a year for a new season to begin. There was a time when people went about saying "Winter is coming,” and, unbeknownst to me, I’d respond saying, "Yes, it is.” That’s how out of the Game of Thrones loop I was. However, one thing I do know about the show is that Sophie Turner got her breakout role, and for that I’ll be forever thankful.


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I’ve long been obsessed with the 23-year-old actress’s look: Her once–fiery red hair—which has since turned ice blonde—and porcelain skin are matched in their beauty only by her eclectic fashion sense. With a penchant for pieces reminiscent of the ’80s, Sophie—who also starred in the latest X-Men films and recently married her longtime partner, Joe Jonas—has a knack for making them look incredibly sophisticated by wearing them with ladylike separates.

In fact, her sartorial flair has earned her a coveted position as a Louis Vuitton spokesperson, with many of her best looks having been created by the French fashion house. That doesn’t mean, however, that she’s a slave to labels: Her off-duty ensembles are as expertly put together as her red carpet attire is, proving that she really does know a thing or two about style. From retro paint-splash prints and architectural dresses to sharp suiting and downtime denim, keep scrolling and you’ll see I’m right to be obsessed with Sophie Turner’s style.


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For the 2019 Emmys, which were held in September, Sophie wowed on the purple carpet in this sculpted oyster-hued satin gown, created especially for her by Louis Vuitton.


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Sophie is a huge fan of asymmetrical necklines and thigh-high splits. 


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We love how Sophie has made her basic black ensemble look incredibly stylish with the addition of a shocking pink jacket.


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This look is fierce with a capital F. The matching colour palette between husband and wife is also incredibly pleasing.


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Keeping things cropped in a waist-grazing shirt and denim cutoffs for a day spent in NYC during summer 2019. 


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The cuffed hems on these trousers give them a playful, ’80s-esque spin—exactly what Sophie looks for in her outfits.


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Sophie looks incredibly in this disc-emblazoned slip from Paco Rabanne, which she paired with simple Manolo Blahnik strap heels.


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Sophie looks like a chic Girl Guide in her patch-pocket trousers. We’re here for it.


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For the premiere of her latest X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, Sophie once again turned to Louis Vuitton to help her dress for the occasion.


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We don’t know if Sophie has ever looked better than when she sported a faux fringe and an embroidered navy velvet suit—both of which she donned for an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.


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We don’t know what we love more—Sophie’s outfit or her high, glossy ponytail. 


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For 2019’s Met Gala extravaganza, Sophie ensured she turned heads in this striking sequin leotard from Louis Vuitton. Her new husband, Joe Jonas, wore a coordinating look which was also 10/10.


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Once again, Sophie relies on an ’80s-style jumpsuit for an effortless red carpet look. 


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If anyone can convince us that minidresses are back, it’s Sophie. 


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For the screening of the finale of the last-ever season of Game of Thrones, Sophie looked the ethereal part in this white gown, complete with jewel panels and spliced sleeves.


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Sophie gives her high-rise jeans and floral roll-neck a very modern overhaul with a statement buckle belt. 


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For Vanity Fair’s 2019 Oscars after-party in February, Sophie wore a gold sequinned gown complete with ruffle detailing from—yep, you guessed it—Louis Vuitton.


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We’d gladly wear this look for the rest of autumn. 


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Sophie loaned her support at Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2019 show by wearing the brand head to toe. Lucky thing. 


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For her first Golden Globes outing in 2017, Sophie began her love affair with Louis Vuitton in this sheer floor-sweeper. 


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For her first-ever Met Gala outing back in May 2017, Sophie chose this embroidered white dress. 


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This jumpsuit looks as if it was made for Sophie. We love the midnight-blue hue against her beautiful red hair. 


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Sophie keeps things playful in an off-the-shoulder minidress and hard-to-pull-off white courts for a Game of Thrones screening in 2015.


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Her evolution into one of Hollywood’s best-dressed young actresses started her with this sheer-hem dress. Gorgeous. 


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Sophie first cut her teeth on the fashion week FROW circuit in 2015, when we sat opposite her at the Topshop Unique show.


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This waist-belt looks strikingly similar to the style she would wear on repeat five years later. 


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Looking pretty as can be for her first film premiere back in November 2013.

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2019 trends you need to know.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.