Personal Shopper & Wardrobe Stylist

Sophie Mae Style

Laguna Beach, CA

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Sophie Mae is a personal shopper and fashion stylist, specializing in wardrobe and special event styling. Her clients range from business professionals who are simply too busy to shop to those who simply wish to re-vamp their wardrobes.

About Sophie Mae Style

hired 14 times on Thumbtack

Sophie Mae has dedicated her career to teaching women to embrace their own unique sense of style. Raised in Orange County, California, Sophie's passion for fashion grew while working with Teen Vogue magazine in early 2003. She sharpened her eye for color, shape and design while working with several industry professionals and soon began styling for designer fashion shows and independent films.

Sophie gained hands-on industry experience while working with retailers such as Nordstrom, Estee Lauder, Barney's New York and designer consignment boutique, onQueStyle. She has also styled for high-fashion labels including Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Roberto Cavalli, and Versace.

Sophie Mae is now a personal shopper and fashion stylist, specializing in wardrobe and special event styling. Her clients range from business professionals who are simply too busy to shop to those who simply wish to re-vamp their wardrobes. Sophie offers several personal shopping and styling services to suit every lifestyle and budget.

Begin your fashion journey today and receive a complimentary personalized style consultation.

Sophie Mae Style's services include the following:

* Personal Shopping and Wardrobe Styling
* Closet Organization
* Wedding and Special Event Shopping
* Makeup and Skincare Shopping
* Gift Shopping

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Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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  • 5/5 stars October 30, 2014

    Sophie Mae is fabulous! I had her do a closet assessment first and she went through my closet in short order, advising me as to which items were ill fitting or out of date and should be donated -- she was spot on with her comments. Then we went shopping, a task which I was really dreading, but she made the experience enjoyable for me. Her expertise was evident right away. At the first store, she and I split up and surveyed the surrounding sections, and while all I found were one or two items that I thought might work for me, she found at least 20. We whipped through the dressings, I chose the items I liked best, and based on the initial picks, Sophie Mae was able to target the rest of the clothes that I might like at the remaining stores. She also picked out some really cute shoes and jewelry pieces for me, in styles that I likely never would have chosen for myself. I thought the entire process was efficient and well worth the money. I will definitely be returning to Sophie in the spring time.

  • 5/5 stars October 17, 2014

    Sophie is amazing! She is easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable instantly. She knew just where to meet me for the best possible shopping to meet my desires. She gave me guidance as to what shape of dress looks the best on me, the style of shirts and pants that fit me, and she even showed me some things I would never have selected off the rack and they looked fabulous! She gave me tips that will help me every time I shop in the future. She actually does a bit of counseling to help you see the messages you got growing up that hinder your clothing choices, like "you can't wear red". I wish I could pack Sophie in my suitcase and take her back to my closet in Texas!! Anyone who lives near her is so fortunate to be able to utilize all her talents! Sophie has found her true calling. Just a few hours with her and you'll feel like a new person!! She is a joy to work with and I HIGHLY recommend her.

  • 5/5 stars October 2, 2014

    Sophie Mae was awesome. She went through my entire closet and helped me get rid of the outdated and unflattering clothing I had. She showed me how to put together different outfits. I have been wearing clothes that I've had for years, but never really knew how to put it all together. She organized it as we went so I was left with a neat, simple, great looking closet. While going through my closet, she made a list of essentials that would help complete my wardrobe. We then went shopping and she helped find all that I needed. I now have casual wear and I'm ready for dressy occasions. She helped me pick out shoes, jewelry, and handbags. It feels great to have only what looks great hanging in my closet. I will definitely be calling Sophie again soon.

  • 5/5 stars June 24, 2014

    Sophie Mae is a real gem! I hadn't done any serious clothes shopping since before my children were born over 20 years ago, so my closet was full of outdated clothes that didn't fit anymore. Sophie went right to work identifying which clothes in my closet should be discarded, and what should be kept. Next, she drew up a shopping list of the basics that needed to be replaced, and other items I could mix and match with them to maximize the wardrobe. We accomplished our mission in 2 morning shopping trips. Sophie was very time efficient, knew just where to find things, and freely shared her wisdom along the way. She was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars April 21, 2014

    When I reached out to Sophie, I was looking to up my work wardrobe as well as my weekend wardrobe. Sophie did an amazing job getting the closet cleaned out to figure out good pieces and others that needed to be replaced. From there, we focused on some great investment pieces for work and some fun, more casual basics that look fantastic. She is a true professional with a great eye for style and what looks good. I am looking forward to continuing working with Sophie.

  • 5/5 stars March 4, 2014

    I've always felt like my style was never representing me and after five years of saying, as soon as I lose (insert lbs) I'll go on a shopping spree and never doing it. I felt a little hopeless and after launching my own business last fall I finally decided that I needed to love the body I was in, not the one that I thought I was going to have three or six months from now. I needed a new look that really FELT like me and represented who I am, the style I liked and wanted to achieve, and where I saw myself headed.

    I contacted Sophie and she came and examined my closet. I already knew I would be getting rid of a LOT because I had so much I'd held on to from high school for lack of knowing what to buy to replace it. She left me with about 15 things and a laundry list of what we needed which was intimidating, but I was so excited for the shopping trip to come and what I'm most excited about, the look book, which takes the guess work out of what to wear. I sold off what I could and donated the rest.

    Sophie was so amazing and sweet we went shopping for two hours and picked out an entire new wardrobe. Keeping in mind I wanted to feel stylish and womanly and age appropriate without looking like a teenager any longer we got a great haul! Sophie was quick to pick out things in the appropriate sizes which made trying everything on a breeze. She made it fun and easy to say no to the things that just didn't work for me. She also kept in mind that I have a 2.5 year old son to run after. All of the things we picked out, with the exception of one dress that I got specifically for business, integrate perfectly into my previous "jeans and a T-shirt" wardrobe. (And on a lower budget) I feel stylish, and put together no matter where I'm headed, be it a business meeting, an event, or the park with my son. Thank you, thank you, thank you Sophie! I would not have been able to do it without you.

    I can't recommend her enough! Amazing doesn't come close to capturing it!

  • 5/5 stars December 11, 2013

    I am so happy I finally decided to do something for myself and that was to call Sophie! She is so sweet, knows her stuff!! She came to my house we went through my closet, no surprise to me I needed to donate a lot of items. Since then we have been shopping twice and I absolutely love everything that she has helped me get!! She get's right in there with you and shows you what looks good and what doesn't. It's so nice to feel good about what I am wearing finally, even my husband and co-workers are noticing the difference!! I don't have a ton of money and Sophie worked within my budget. I can only meet with her in stages but I will continue to use her!! She really is the best and I'm so glad I found her!!!

  • 5/5 stars September 15, 2013

    Sophie was great! She did an amazing job. Not only did she help me get a whole new wardrobe for my internship but I asked her to help my mom with her own right after. She is very professional, great stylist, kind and fun. She has a great eye for what works and fits. My mom was very picky but Sophie helped her be more open about different styles, she is very happy with her new clothes. My family and I will definitely work with Sofie again. Highly recommended.

  • 4/5 stars September 5, 2013

    Sophie was so nice and so sweet! I told her what my issues were and she automatically knew how to take care of them. I shopped with Sophie for 2 hours and had plenty of time to pick things out. She values your opinion on clothes and doesnt insult your style. Next time i use her i am going to stick to my budget (b/c i did over spend) and am hoping to go to stores that dont charge $768 for a pair of pants. Over all Sophie knows what she is doing and enjoys what she does. My boyfriend loves the outfits she put together and i love all the different outfits created with the combination pieces.

  • 5/5 stars July 12, 2013

    I had a baby 10 months ago and I'm still working on losing the weight. About a month ago, before starting a new job, I had a freakout: What am I going to wear at my new office??? My old wardrobe didn't fit, and I was afraid to spend a lot of money buying new clothes, BUT I knew I wanted to make a great first impression. Sopie was like a superhero who saved the day for me! First, she quickly and efficiently assessed my closet and we got rid of piles of maternity and oversized, frumpy clothes that I was wearing to hide my slowly-but-surely diminishing figure. Then, she took me shopping. Her color, size and style choices were excellent and she kept me within my meager budget. It was the best clothes shopping experience I've ever had! She even mixed and matched my new pieces into over 40 outfits and took pictures of them so I would know what to wear! Every penny I spent was absolutely worth it! I truly love what's in my closet and it gives me peace of mind and confidence to know that my new wardrobe is "Sophie-approved!"

  • 5/5 stars July 12, 2013

    Loved having Sophie there to help me with picking out colors, grabbing sizing, making sure we had a tailor at Nordstrom. I was hesitant at first being I am male and usually pick out my own stuff, but she was a great help!

  • 5/5 stars May 14, 2013

    Sophie Mae is wonderful! My schedule is so crazy with family and work that I donít have the time or energy to focus on fashion and shopping. The result was an overwhelming closet full of ill fitting, out of date items and daily stress regarding what to wear. Sophie helped me figure out what had to go and what styles best fit my curvy body. She filled my closet with a beautiful, comfortable and versatile wardrobe while cleverly selecting a combination of items that can mix and match to triple my wardrobe possibilities. Now Iím so excited in the mornings to pick out what to wear and every outfit receives compliments. Sophie is a pleasure to work with and I always appreciate her flexibility around my schedule. I canít recommend Sophie enough!

  • 5/5 stars May 2, 2013

    Working with Sophie was so much fun! I feel so confident in my new wardrobe and receive tons of compliments on all of my outfits. I even have friends and family members ask me if their outfit would be "Sophie approved" because they are so impressed with my new style.

    I wanted to upgrade my work wardrobe to a more professional style while still keeping it comfortable and within my "comfort zone" for dressing. Sophie Mae made that all possible.

    Sophie is fun, professional and works within your style and budget. It's great to have clothes that look great and are comfortable to wear. I cannot wait for my next shopping excursion with Sophie Mae!

  • 5/5 stars March 27, 2013

    Working with Sophie was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. She organized my closet and filled it with things that I actually look forward to wearing. She took all of the stress of of getting ready for special occasions and everyday life. I always feel good when I go to my closet now and the best part is, is that I spent a lot less time and money working with her to get the perfect pieces than I would have searching on my own. Thank you Sophie! You are the best!

  • 5/5 stars March 25, 2013

    Working with Sophie has been such a wonderful experience. She is genuine, knowledgeable and really fun. She has great taste and she was able to make organizing my closet and shopping so much fun! I will definitely be working with Sophie again.

  • 5/5 stars February 15, 2013

    Sophie Mae is wonderfully talented, thinking outside of the box with colors, patterns and accessories. She's current with fashion now and perhaps the most comforting thing is that she is not phased by ones personal body opinions. She looks at her clients and knows instantly all the little tricks to make you look great. I think we eliminated all but 10 pieces of my wardrobe on our initial meeting. I feel so happy because I understand now how to shop and what to look for. No more wasting money or shopping on impulse. She also works with any budget and has that clear common sense of an artist who knows her medium. Lastly she's full service and can talk with you about hair and makeup as well. I feel excited and beautiful and can't wait for our shopping trip!

  • 5/5 stars February 14, 2013

    Sophie worked with me on a closet assessment and re-organization and we went shopping once. The experience was great! I believe working with her will save me money and headaches when finding something to wear for work and events.

    First, Sophie showed me how to put things that I already have together, so I donít waste money buying new things when I could mix and match what I already own.

    Second, she gave me advice to figure out which pieces are flattering and which pieces are not. Getting all the junk out of my closet helped me to see that I have a lot of things I like. I think it can often feel like thereís nothing to wear when you canít see the good pieces through the stuff you donít like to wear.

    When we were shopping, Sophie got a sense of my style right away, and she didnít impose a different style on me. She made recommendations about which pieces I would use more oftenówhat was worth the money. Shopping with her saved me time, because she can quickly spot whatís good and whatís not in a big rack of clothes, and she knows which brands run small or bigówhich means fewer things to try on.

    Finally, Sophie has a really nice and professional demeanor. Thanks, Sophie!

  • 5/5 stars January 30, 2013

    I hired Sophie Mae because I was having professional photo's taken and wanted to look my best. Prior to the shoot I was given fantastic advice about color, style etc that would best suit the environment... Sounds easy... Jump ahead to me realizing I had nothing suitable nor any "color" as I gravitate to black in everything. Another jump ahead to me "last minute shopping", a dressing room meltdown, and a tearful call to Sophie Mae. If you haven't already realized, shopping, for me, is like having a root canal... Never fun and often painful. Sophie Mae (probably sensing my imminent breakdown) took control of the situation, she asked me about my sizes in various styles of dress, told me to go home, relax and just show up in the morning. The next morning I had a complete wardrobe for 4-5 changes. They all fit perfectly, looked fabulous & were within my budget. The beauty of this is we had not met in person until the morning of the photo shoot... Which she styled as well. Her attention to detail, her customer service, her intuition about what works for the individual is spot on.

  • 5/5 stars January 24, 2013

    Sophie did an amazing job with giving me a great start on a new wardrobe! She really helped me understand what looks best on me and how to shop. She came over to my home and went through my entire closet. We then went shopping together and I ended up leaving with some great finds. She also was good at staying within my budget and finding deals. Loved working with Sophie and would definitely recommend her.

  • 5/5 stars January 19, 2013

    It was a pleasure working with Sophie! She is a talented stylist who made what could've been an intimidating experience into a fun, learning adventure. I appreciated that she ensured I always felt respected, even while she challenged me to think differently about my style. I loved the style ideas she shared, but just as importantly, I love all the compliments I get at work because of my new and improved style :) Thanks so much for what you do, Sophie!

  • 5/5 stars January 15, 2013

    Very impressed by Sophie Mae's work & service. She was very helpful & quick in her responses to my inquiries although I live on the other side of the world (Dubai, UAE)!! She managed to get my request done in a few hours which was great!

  • 5/5 stars December 9, 2012

    I love Sophie Mae! Prior to working with Sophie, I was in a total style rutt. I am a busy mom, and I had completely lost all sense of style. Sophie helped me put together a wardrobe that not only gets me a ton of compliments, but is also comfortable and practical for running around after a toddler. Now I hate to shop without her! She is also really good at working within any budget you give her. Sophie is the best!

  • 5/5 stars September 2, 2012

    I was hesitant about hiring a wardrobe consultant but I am so glad that I did. Sophie is amazing! She is down-to-earth, efficient, warm and professional. I am thrilled with my new wardrobe that I would have never bought without Sophie's help. She knew exactly what would look good on me and made the shopping experience fun instead of a hassle.

    Fran

  • 5/5 stars June 8, 2012

    Sophie is a life-changer - supportive, fun, a great eye and great taste -- I feel like a new person. I also feel very lucky to have found her - and sad that it took me this long!

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2011

    Shopping with Sophie was such an amazing experience. Not only did she help me find some beautiful pieces for my wardrobe she made me feel comfortable and at ease. She has an eye for fashion and knew how to take my personal style and transform it into nothing short of fabulous with each piece. All the while staying within my budget! I would recommend her to anyone. Trust me, you owe it to yourself!

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    I had a great time working with Sophie Mae! She is professional, kind, and efficient.

    She was brutal in getting rid of items that didn't work for me (which is exactly what I needed!) and explained why it didn't work and what I needed to look for instead. She figured out that I have always bought things that covered my upper arms but didn't always look at the rest of the fit. My approach to clothing has always been to have a lot of clothes (3 closets full) with pieces that I could "make it work". Her response to my "make it work" approach was that we can find something that DOES work. When we were done sorting my closet, I was left with about 40 items in my closet (down from approx 200!) which I must admit did freak me out a bit, until we went shopping.

    Shopping with Sophie was amazing! She has a great eye for what would work on me and for fit. I had no idea what my true size was until I was shopping with her. Most items she had me try on fit perfectly. She knew what essential pieces I needed to complete my wardrobe so we walked into each store with a mission and often spent less than 15 minutes in each store including trying things on! I was amazed! Shopping has never been that easy for me. Also, even with all the great pieces we bought, Sophie kept it under my budget!

    All in all, Sophie made what could have been an onerous task into a fun, pleasant, and informative day. I actually look forward to dressing in the morning as it is so much easier now! I'm going on a trip in a few months that I plan to have her help me shop and pack for!

  • 5/5 stars August 8, 2011

    I had a great time working with Sophie! She is professional, kind, and efficient.

    She was brutal in getting rid of items that didn't work for me (which is exactly what I needed!) and explained why it didn't work and what I needed to look for instead. She figured out that I have always bought things that covered my upper arms but didn't always look at the rest of the fit. My approach to clothing has always been to have a lot of clothes (3 closets full) with pieces that I could "make it work". Her response to my "make it work" approach was that we can find something that DOES work. When we were done sorting my closet, I was left with about 40 items in my closet (down from approx 200!) which I must admit did freak me out a bit, until we went shopping.

    Shopping with Sophie was amazing! She has a great eye for what would work on me and for fit. I had no idea what my true size was until I was shopping with her. Most items she had me try on fit perfectly. She knew what essential pieces I needed to complete my wardrobe so we walked into each store with a mission and often spent less than 15 minutes in each store including trying things on! I was amazed! Shopping has never been that easy for me. Also, even with all the great pieces we bought, Sophie kept it under my budget!

    All in all, Sophie made what could have been an onerous task into a fun, pleasant, and informative day. I actually look forward to dressing in the morning as it is so much easier now! I'm going on a trip in a few months that I plan to have her help me shop and pack for!

    Thanks Sophie!
    Jeanie

  • 5/5 stars January 25, 2011

    Sophie Mae is a Creative Genius when it comes to organizing my closet! It was like having my own "What Not To Wear" consultant in my own home. She made me feel very comfortable and helped me face the truth about many of my out-of-date pieces while choosing what works best for my figure and budget. I highly recommend her to anyone! You won't be disappointed.

  • 5/5 stars October 3, 2010

    Sophie Mae is one of those persons who was born with a clear awareness of who she is and what she is meant to do. A hard working fashionista who can step into the shoes of the stylish Rachel Zoe quite well!

Question and answer

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Sophie Mae offers Personal Shopping and Wardrobe Styling services to individuals and business professionals who are looking to update their currents wardrobes or look their best for special events. Sophie Mae not only dresses her clients in complete looks, but educates them on HOW to dress and how to shop for their unique bodies, tastes and lifestyles.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love helping my clients look and feel their best. I will never grow tired of the fulfillment I get when I help someone achieve a look that moves them forward both personally and professionally.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. My clients often ask me how I can help them "de-clutter" their closets and refresh their wardrobes. My answer to this is simple; I get to know my clients wardrobe needs based on their lifestyles and tastes. By learning about each client, I am able to assess what they really need. Perhaps they simply need a look for a big event. Or maybe they need a bit of closet organization. Or they might need a complete wardrobe overhaul. It's my job to work with each client to achieve the best results possible.

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