George Kotsiopoulos Tells Us What to Wear this Spring
The "Fashion Police" star dishes on his warm-weather musts and shares the sartorial slip-up that will land you on his "worst dressed" list.
As one of the razor-tongued “Joan Rangers” on Fashion Police, George Kotsiopolous has dissected, dissed, and otherwise devoured the most major red carpet moments of the past few years. But it’s not all big-night couture for the stylist: he recently signed on as style editor for Gap Factory Store, a go-to for eminently affordable basics. Between styling the line’s spring collection and composing his latest made-for-TV fashion barb, Kotsioplous chatted with us about the season’s musts, misses, and more.
StyleBistro: Okay, fashion Yoda: Give it to us straight. What should we be buying this spring?
George Kotsiopoulos: Accessories are always the easiest way to incorporate the season's trends into your wardrobe. I'm loving the fringe and Pop Art looks this season. Try a great fringed cross-body bag or a tote with a colorful Pop Art print.
SB: And for clothes?
GK: You can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt—it’s another big trend of the season and of course, a Gap Factory staple. It is versatile enough to wear with jeans, leather shorts or even with a glamorous ball skirt.
SB: Let's play Fashion Police. What’s a sure-fire way to end up as a “Worst Dressed” nominee this spring?
GK: Spring dressing means showing more skin, so I would stick with exposing only two major body parts maximum in order to keep it sexy but still classy. Along with these skimpier looks I would reign in on the heel height. The great thing about wearing flats is that you can dress much, much sexier. Take a cue from Rihanna and mix the overtly sexual with the drastically demure.
SB: Which celebs do you think have the best off-duty style?
GK: I adore Rihanna and Miley Cyrus because they are clearly self styled and always look so cool. Now on the flip side, Charlize Theron and Cate Blanchett have that classic movie star glamour even when they are walking through the airport. I admire any woman who is confident in her sartorial choices.
SB: Speaking of weekend style, tell us what attracted you to the partnership with Gap Factory?
GK: I've been a huge fan of Gap ever since I was in grade school. It's classic American style that's not only fashionable but also affordable. I'm honored to be affiliated with a brand that I've worn pretty much all my life.
SB: You styled newcomer Dylan Penn for the spring campaign. Anyone else you’d love to work with?
GK: Dylan is an absolute doll who is not only smart but also a bit of a bombshell. I'm always attracted to smart and talented women, so the list is long. I would say Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong'o, Jessica Chastain and my favorite, Emma Stone.