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Don't let the snobs convince you otherwise; when the right pair is chosen, flats can be way more fashionable than heels. You do not, in any circumstance, have to sacrifice comfort for a ~lewk~. 

Don't believe me? Even a simple pair of black flats can be the ultimate weapon of style. Take a peek at these 15 pairs under $45 for a complete closet revamp.

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, Revelist could receive a small cut. Each item and price is up-to-date at the time of publication; however, an item might sell out or the price might be different at a later date.

Jean Faux Leather Beaded Bow Loafers ($28, Target)

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Foam Frilly Peep Toe Ballet Flat ($30, ModCloth)

photo: Modcloth

Black Studded Cross Strap Pointed Shoes ($37, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Kari Studded Mules ($25, Target)

photo: Target

Suedette Buckle Flat Shoe ($29, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Antoinette Woven Tassle Pointed Mules ($25, Target)

photo: Target

Memory Studded Loafer Flat Shoes ($45, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Katy Perry The Turner ($41, Zappos)

photo: Zappos

Wide Fit Variety Embellished Ballet Flats ($45, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Karoline Backless Loafer Mules ($25, Target)

photo: Target

Lantern Skull Ballet Flats ($35, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Marc Fisher LTD Amazie ($45, Zappos)

photo: Zappos

Wide Fit Verve D'Orsay Print Ballet Flats ($29, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Sal Faux Leather Fur Closed Loafers ($25, Target)

photo: Target

Lacie Studded Ballet Flats ($45, ASOS)

photo: ASOS