It might sound strange that I'm suggesting that a "fancy" flat is a wardrobe essential, but hear me out for a minute. While I'm a big proponent of the typical black flats, I love a more exciting version for day-to-day, too. When I'm in a hurry and throwing on a black top and jeans, a fancy flat elevates the whole look, and makes you look more polished and put together. Any of these flats would add interest without the pain of wearing heels. Plus, a fancy flat doesn't have to be relegated to running errands- almost all of these (brogues excluded) would be a great substitute for wearing heels when paired with a dress or skirt. When Brantano asked me to share a few of my favorite things from their online store, I was immediately drawn to their flats section- and as a bonus, these are all super affordable, too! Head on over to their site to see more.