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.