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 such as 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 toward independent designers, which we were curious to hear more about.

“Generally, for myself, I shop the 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, lesser well-known brands that are not always sold at the big department stores.” Here, get a taste of 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.

Stylist favorite brands: Miaou

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The brand: Miaou

What to buy: corset-inspired pieces and bold prints

Stylist favorite brands: Nanushka

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The brand: Nanushka

What to buy: vegan-leather pieces and cool accessories

Stylist favorite brands: House of Sunny

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The brand: House of Sunny

What to buy: bold prints and colors

Stylist favorite brands: Dion Lee

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The brand: Dion Lee

What to buy: cutout tops and modern tailoring

Stylist favorite brands: Rixo

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The brand: Rixo

What to buy: colorful, printed pieces

Stylist favorite brands: Miista

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The brand: Miista

What to buy: sculptural shoes

Stylist favorite brands: Rejina Pyo

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The brand: Rejina Pyo

What to buy: printed tops and modern footwear

Stylist favorite brands: Who What Wear Collection

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The brand: Who What Wear Collection

What to buy: elevated basics

Stylist favorite brands: Hosbjerg

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The brand: Hosbjerg

What to buy: printed pants

Stylist favorite brands: Belle

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The brand: Belle

What to buy: pretty swimwear

Stylist favorite brands: Tyler McGillivary

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The brand: Tyler McGillivary

What to buy: colorful prints

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