Celebrity Stylists Always Recommend These Affordable Shoe Brands


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While it's true that attaining a celeb-worthy wardrobe can quickly take you into credit card debt (hey, they have expensive taste), there are those occasional moments when celebs, too, enjoy a high-low mix. The affordable pieces we do spot them in have a tendency to sell out at nearly the speed of light, as we've seen happen over and over again with buzzy celebs whose wardrobes we stalk on the regular. Instead of waiting to see which wallet-friendly pieces they'll emerge in next, we went straight to the source and asked the celebrity wardrobe stylists themselves, who are almost always behind all these It outfits.

Two of Hollywood's most prominent celebrity stylists let us in on their favorite shoe brands to dress their clients in, especially for red carpet appearances. We tapped Anita Patrickson—who regularly dresses Julianne Hough, Chanel Iman, and so many others—and Nicole Chavez, whose clients include Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson. Both Patrickson and Chavez are industry veterans and authorities on red carpet style, so when they recommend the following brands, we pay close attention.

From the everyday staple shoes to red carpet–ready heels, keep reading to discover which affordable shoe brands you can expect to see their clients wear and then heed their advice and shop our picks.

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"For the red carpet, I would suggest brands like Everlane that are environmentally and ethically sourced." — Anita Patrickson

Stuart Weitzman

"I also really love Stuart Weitzman for creating perfect, comfortable, varied options in every color and classic style that I use consistently on the red carpet." — Anita Patrickson

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"My all-time go-to brand for affordable shoes is Schutz. They are so incredibly comfortable and always on trend. My clients love wearing them on and off the red carpet." — Nicole Chavez

Vince Camuto

"Another affordable shoe brand I love is Imagine by Vince Camuto. They created a red carpet collection that is so chic and minimalist. All the classic red carpet styles are offered at a great price point. I have them on rotation for all my clients." — Nicole Chavez

Well, the experts have spoken.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.