A Celebrity Stylist Told Me the Only 5 Shoes That Matter This Summer


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Achieving a celebrity-level closet might not actually be that out of reach. At least, not when you have the intel from one of Hollywood's top stylists and the mastermind behind some of the most talked-about street style moments. In an effort to emulate the cool, sleek, and just-trendy-enough style that celebs like Kendall Jenner are known for, we've turned to the force behind her ensembles: Dani Michelle

The right footwear is arguably one of the key accessories to consider when getting dressed. A great pair of shoes can really make or break a look, and Michelle is here to weigh in on the latest cool shoe trends to prioritize this season. She's partnered with DSW to bring her expert styling eye to the retailer's assortment, which means that the shoes you're about to discover are as affordable as they are cool. Yep, her go-to brands from the site include Steve Madden, Vans, Birkenstock, and Marc Fisher.

Dani Michelle, Celebrity Stylist


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With a roster of A-list clients that includes Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, we're not taking Michelle's shopping recommendations lightly. Here, she divulges the top five best shoes for summer 2022 that will complete all your outfits. Discover her affordable favorites from DSW along with our personal picks for each style.

1. Color Pop


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"It's fun to add some color to your look, whether it's color-blocking or a pop. I love vibrant shoes."

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2. Ankle-Wrap Sandals


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"My favorite shoes for the summer of 2022 are strappy sandals. I love an ankle wrap—they really make your shoes an accessory."

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3. Square Toes


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"This has been and continues to be a favorite shape of mine. They are geometric and more artistic."

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4. Sleek Wedges (Yep, They're Back)


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"I love a wedge, big or small—not only is it cool looking, but [it's also] so much more comfortable."

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5. Crisp White Shoes


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"I love white shoes for summer. They're so clean and crisp."

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Next up: I Tried Every Shoe Trend You Need to Know for Summer—I'm Losing It Over These 10

Senior Editor

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.