The Only Shoes You Need to Invest in This Autumn, According to a Stylist

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

Today we’re talking about one of my favourite topics: shoes. Your summer shoe game is already on point. (Sneakers, check! Comfortable sandals, check!) So today we’re shifting seasons to prep your closet with the must-have styles for fall. As it’s part of my job to stay ahead of the trends, I thought I’d share the top three styles I’m predicting will be huge this upcoming season.

Scroll down to see and shop the shoes you’ll see everywhere in the next few months.


Whether it’s a cool material like Dior’s patent leather or a design that hits right above the average ankle boot height, this season is all about updating the classic style.


Platforms are back and here to stay. We’ve seen this style in past seasons, but it’s really starting to evolve and become a great sub for simple stilettos.


This is the autumn alternative to ballet flats or sneakers. The style is cool, easy, and comfortable. 

For more footwear inspiration, check out our gallery of the best white shoes.

Opening Images: Collage Vintage

Micaela Erlanger
Celebrity Stylist

A self proclaimed “vintage-a-holic, and glamour girl” Micaela’s clients include: Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Dockery, Meryl Streep, Jared Leto, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Hilary Swank, Tatiana Maslany and John Boyega.The hallmark of Micaela’s work is her meticulous attention to detail and a keen focus on the client’s needs and objectives. With a love for all things beautiful and alluring, coupled with an appreciation of the whimsical, Micaela brings a versatile and fresh approach to styling.