7 Lovely, Under-$100 Ankle-Strap Flats to Start the New Year RIGHT

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Shoe Cult Alvarado Flat, $68, available at Nasty Gal.... more 
Photo by: Nasty Gal
Shoe Cult Alvarado Flat, $68, available at Nasty Gal. less 
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Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:21 AM EST
By Nicole Shoohed, Refinery29

We can't pinpoint exactly what it is, but there's something about an ankle strap that elevates a flat shoe to new levels. How one simple band makes an already elegant closet essential even more chic, we don't know. But, we do know that these shoes are a comfortable (and awesome) alternative to our favorite sky-high heels, for work and play.

Whether paired with a pencil skirt and blouse for an office meeting, a minidress and moto jacket for cocktails, or boyfriend jeans and a tee for errands about town, these ankle-strapped soles will flat-out become your go-tos. Ahead, 24 pairs that ensure you'll step into the new year with ease. Happy feet are just a click away.

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