Splurge vs. steal: statement flats

Two of the biggest shoe trends right now just happen to be extremely mom-friendly. No platforms, no teetering heels…just comfortable, easy-wear flats. Unfortunately, these gorgeous looks from Valentino and Jenni Kayne will set you back $450 to $600, which is decidedly not mom-friendly for most of us. With a little sleuthing, we found some excellent inspired styles that are nearly as lovely, especially taking the budget-friendly prices into consideration. If you have Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket, the splurges would make excellent investments but for the rest of us, these looks from C Label, Chinese Laundry and Steve Madden will suffice nicely.

Splurge: Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flat, $595, nordstrom.com
Available in five colors.

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Save: C Label Hudson 10, $40, piperlime.com
Available in three colors.

clabel 10.jpgSplurge: Jenni Kayne D’Orsay Flats, $450, piperlime.com
Available in three spring hues.

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Save: Chinese Laundry Easy Does It Flats, $59, piperlime.com

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Save: Steve Madden Vampy, $100, stevemadden.com
Also in suede.

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