Summer Sandals for the Budget Babe

Few things are more sartorially frustrating than getting the perfect outfit together only to find none of your shoes quite fit the bill. Summer sandals should be fun and festive without breaking the bank. After all, who wants to spend $100 or more on shoes that will just end up being kicked off at the beach? Lucky for budget babes everywhere there are always fashion forward finds ready to complete every summer look, no matter the occasion.

Here are five hot styles for Summer '15 all for under $50. Shop on!

Barely There
One of the best things about summer is the beautiful sunny weather, but some days the heat might feel like too much to handle. For those days when just putting on clothes seems like a lot, try some barely there sandals like these. Keep the straps few and thin and stick to lighter colors that will reflect the sun's rays and leave you cool indoors and out.

1. Forever 21 $16 // 2. ASOS $29 // 3. Charlotte Russe $20

Barely There Sandals

Flatform
If you've been struggling with the comeback of flatform sandals, you're definitely not alone. But with tons of fresh styles coming from every brand imaginable there is bound to be a pair that doesn't leave you feeling like a Spice Girl wannabe. If the sporty vibe isn't quite your style, look for a pair with a wooden or espadrille base for a more dressed up feel.

1. Forever 21 $33 // 2. Teva $50 // 3. Park Lane $50

Flatform Sandals

Day to Night
Nothing is better than a pair of shoes that can you wear literally anywhere. From work to brunch to a night out, these sandals can be dressed up or down and are fit for all day comfort. Look for pairs with metallic straps, embellished details, or bright colors. Now you just need that all purpose outfit to go with your new favorite sandals...

1. LOFT $30 // 2. Aldo $40 // 3. Oasis $50

Day to Night Sandals

Birkenstock Inspired
You may have doubted their staying power last summer with the reemergence of norm-core fashion, but it looks like Birkenstocks are still a summer necessity. Luckily, if you're feeling uneasy about budgeting in the real deal there are tons of two-strap Birkenstock-inspired options well within your wallet's comfort zone.

1. H&M $25 // 2. Steve Madden $50 // 3. Sam & Libby $24

Birkenstock Inspired Sandals