We often have grandiose ideas of how we want to dress, especially when it comes to our workwear. We always want to appear like a girl boss and yet our efforts prove futile when we take comfort or ease-of-dress into consideration. One place where we’re most guilty of abandoning said notions of pristine attire is shoes. We rarely find ourselves in a situation where six-inch stilettos are the practical choice, frequently opting for more comfortable alternatives like flats. But, as it happens, this is not necessarily the wrong choice. On the contrary, flats can be a genius add-on to your look, as the market is flooded with polished options that hold their own against sophisticated ensembles, and at affordable price points to boot. Ahead, peruse our edit of flats, from mules to ballerinas to loafers, all poised with that professional aesthetic you can and should exude. Oh, and they’re all less than $150. Get shopping.