Summer Shoe Fashion Tips and Ideas: 10 Cute & Affordable Summer Sandals to Take You From Beach to Barbecue

It's still officially a month until summer begins, but Memorial Day is seen as the unofficial start.  So to get into the summer spirit, we've rounded up 10 of the best sandals that will be perfect for just about any occasion. The best part is that these don't cost an arm and a–er–foot.

1. Colorful & Strappy
Summer is the perfect occasion to get color happy, so if you are looking for a fun shoe that has thick straps, try the Viera ankle strap sandal by DV by Dolce Vita. The shoe comes in three colors. The bright pink, green and tan mix, the bone, white and tan mix or the black, blue and white mix. The hardest one to pull off will be the bright pink pair, but you've luckily got some choices here. Price: $46.19.

2. The Celebrity-Inspired Heel
Have you noticed some of your favorite celebrities footwear choices lately? Then it's likely you've seen the thin strap sandal that many are wearing. This minimal look is perfect for a brightly patterned dress or something equally as minimal. The pair we recommend are from Madden Girl, but Steve Madden also has a similar pair (albeit more expensive). Price: $49.

3. The Go-With Anything Shoes
Just as you have a little black dress for any occasion, you should have a reliable sandal this summer. These Kroatia shoes by Steve Madden come in a neutral color, and they are fairly simple. Their most distinct character is the different textures, but you can wear this pair with a dress, shorts or a skirt. Price: $33.46.

4. The Made for Summer Dresses Espadrille
If you plan on wearing a lot of pretty flared dresses, then this espadrille is for you. The shoe features a striped pattern that will bring out the best in your most delicate dresses. Price: $55.

5. The Low-Key Fashionista Look
For those who keep up with the latest in fashion but aren't a slave to fashion, then you should try these slingback sandals by Jeffrey Campbell. Fashion brand Organic by John Patrick had a similar look going on for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, so if you need the perfect laid-back style, you can also use that collection as inspiration. Price: $55.

6. The Almost Birkenstock
Believe it or not, very chunky sandals are in, including the Birkenstock. But if you have trouble committing to that look, try something like these MTNG Originals Annie colorblock sandals. They are a bit more fun than the Birkenstock, as they come in bright colors. You'll be able to be fashion forward without going to Normcore. Price: $59.95.

7. The 'Doing Good' Shoes
Toms is known for giving away a pair of shoe for every pair it sells, and the Correa Sandals will make you feel stylish too. It comes with a cushioned footbed, and it can easily fit into any closet. Price: $54.

8. The Hide Your Toes Sandal
Not everyone wants to show off their toes this summer, but that doesn't mean you should be restricted to clunky shoes. These Report shoes are bring just the right amount of sophistication, and you won't have to worry about feeling too exposed. Price: $50.96.

9. The Night on The Town Heels
If you need a little pizzazz this summer, then try these Betsey Johnson heels. They are mostly black but feature a sparkly heel. Price: $66.

10. The Classic
Not into frills? Then go for these Sam Edelman thong sandals. It will get you from point A to point B, and it won't look out of style. Price: $29.94.

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