I Have Expensive Taste, But I Love These 21 Affordable Flats

Updated 05/08/19
The Best Affordable Flats
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I'm undecided about whether it's a blessing or a curse to be born with expensive taste. But it is what it is, and the good news is that having expensive taste doesn't mean you have to only buy expensive things. If I do say so myself, thanks to my self-professed expensive taste, I've also developed a knack for finding things that look far more expensive than they really are. Naturally, that includes an all-important category: shoes. Specifically, cheap shoes that look designer.

In my day-to-day life, I don't wear heels all that often. When you work from home like I do, there's just not that much of a need for them. As such, my closet is filled with flats from a variety of brands and at a variety of price points. So feel free to call me a flat-shoe expert and trust that I won't lead you astray with this roundup of affordable flats. Keep scrolling to shop my picks, all of which are under $150! No harm shall come to your feet or your wallet.

Aven Point Toe Mules
Dolce Vita Aven Point Toe Mules $130

These feel a little old Céline to me.

Madewell The Frances Loafer in Velvet $148

Velvet makes even loafers feel fancy.

Mango Zebra Leather Shoes $100

Mango never lets me down where inexpensive shoes are concerned.

Women's V Mule by Everlane in Mustard Suede, Size 11
Everlane V Mules $135

A pop of color is always a good thing.

Jesse III Loafers
Jeffrey Campbell Jesse III Loafers $130

Croc turns anything it touches to gold.

Dr. Martens 1461 Mono 3-Eye Oxford - Black 7. at Urban Outfitters
Dr. Martens 1461 Mono 3-Eye Oxfords $120

These are the most wearable Dr. Martens I've come across.

J.Crew Velvet Mary Jane Flats $148

Perfect for those holiday parties when you just can't with heels.

Lori Point Toe Slingback Flats
Matiko Lori Point Toe Slingback Flats $150

Celebs are obsessed with snakeskin shoes this season. Join them.

Rosalie Flats
Sam Edelman Rosalie Flats $110

Cooler than your average black ballet flats.

Bass Weejun Whitney Leather Loafer
Bass Weejun Whitney Leather Loafers $110

You can't go wrong with a classic.

Jeffrey Campbell Vixen Flats $100

Definitely feeling the square toe.

H&M Pile-Lined Boots $40
Ylanna Slingback Flats
Schutz Ylanna Slingback Flats $150

These elegant slingbacks are so versatile.

Venetian Loafers
Soludos Venetian Loafers $129

Something makes me want to wear these with skinny jeans and a blazer.

Zara Flat Leather Ankle Boots With Elastic Sides $90

You'll probably wear these until they fall apart.

Women's Ugg Lena Fluff Flat
Ugg Lena Fluff Flats $110

These are certainly not your average Uggs.

Violet Bow Loafers
Botkier Violet Bow Loafers $138

Want to go through my patent-leather phase with me?

Samantha II Cap Toe Flats
Yosi Samra Samantha II Cap Toe Flats $98

A cap toe brings polish wherever it goes.

Zara Square Toe Ballet Flats $46

Thank you for these beautiful under-$50 ballet flats, Zara.

Jeffrey Campbell Mallory Mary Jane Flats $138

Mary Janes are having a moment, and I support.

KASH Leather Sock Boots
Topshop Kash Leather Sock Boots $80

These are the perfect boots for travel days.

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This story was originally published on WhoWhatWear.

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