I Have Expensive Taste, But I Love These 21 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.

Next up, five new flat styles to wear with skinny jeans.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.