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Budget-Friendly Finds: 30 Stylish Sandals Under $50


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Nothing screams “summer” quite like a pair of stylish sandals. The unofficial footwear of the season, sandals are pretty much the perfect choice for any summer event.

In case you need a new pair of go-to sandals or just want to expand your shoe collection (who doesn’t?!), we’ve found 30 of the best summer sandals out there. An awesome perk? Each pair costs under $50, because we know how hard it is to part with that hard-earned summer cash.

So, whether you like wedges, espadrilles, platforms or flat sandals, we’ve got you covered. Read on to check out our budget-friendly picks.

Easy-Going Espadrilles

A summertime essential, espadrilles are always popular to wear during sandal season. While they look great with most outfits, espadrilles look especially chic when paired with breezy sundresses.

Espadrilles under $50
Top: Princess Espadrille Slingback- Nordstrom, Floral Flat Espadrille- ASOS, Mende Espadrilles- Ruche
Bottom: Chryslis Espadrilles- Piperlime, Hari Striped Espadrilles- Topshop, Phoebe Espadrilles- Tilly’s

Sky-High Platforms

If you’re a fan of high heels, you probably love super tall platform sandals. Pick vibrant-hued platforms to make a statement or choose a wooden-heeled pair for a distinct ’70s vibe.

Platform sandals under $50
Top: Nude Platforms- H&M, Mia Cork Platforms- Piperlime, Wooden Platforms- H&M
Bottom: Satin Platform Sandals- Zara, Batista Platforms- Piperlime, Mustard Platforms- Dorothy Perkins

Warm Weather Wedges

Looking for some sandals that are both relaxed and dressy? Wedges are your answer, as they offer comfort while still adding a boost of height. While tall wedges are always a classic choice, mid-to-low wedges making a trendy comeback. Choose either (or both!) for a fresh look this season.

Wedges under $50
Top: Keen on Kelly Wedge- ModCloth, Whish Wedge Sandal- DSW, Buckle Wedges- Dorothy Perkins
Bottom: Rescue Wedge- Swell, Hum Bug Wedge- DSW, Manifold Kotted Wedges- Ruche

Cute & Comfy Flat Sandals

Stylish flat sandals are the summertime equivalent of the everyday ballet flat — they’re comfortable, casual and oh-so versatile. Because of their popularity, we included double the amount of choices as the other categories featured so far. Whatever your style, we hope you’ll find your perfect pair below!

Casual summer sandals under $50
Row 1: Cut-Out Sandal- Forever 21, Printed Sandals- American Eagle Outfitters, Yellow Bow Sandal- Topshop
Row 2: Hanalei Holiday Sandal- ModCloth, Jade Jelly Sandals- Topshop, Knotted Loop Sandals- Forever 21
Row 3: Jaguar Sandals- Target, Studded Roman Sandals- Zara, Serenite Sandal- Nordstrom
Row 4: Beaded Sandal- Ruche, Leatherette Bow Sandal- Forever 21, Horticultural Diversity Sandal- Modcloth

What do you think?

What type of sandals do you like to wear? How many pairs of summer sandals do you own? Would you buy any of these sandals?  Remember to let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

Posted on on July 31, 2011 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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8 Responses to “Budget-Friendly Finds: 30 Stylish Sandals Under $50”

  1. 1
    July 31st, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I would wear the warm weather wedges. My favorite out of all those wedges is the last pink one. As for the flat sandals, I would wear the yellow one.:)

  2. 2
    July 31st, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I love wedges! I’m short so it’s a great casual way for me to add height haha

  3. 3
    July 31st, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I love the flat sandals. I can never seem to find somewhere where its appropriate to wear heels- even though I’d love to because I’m so short.

  4. 4
    July 31st, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    so cute! i am obsessed with pretty much ALL of the flat sandals you found!

  5. 5
    July 31st, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I love these shoes! Now let me wipe the drool from my chin! All of the flat sandals are gorgeous!

  6. 6
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    love flat sandals but i decided to experiment by ordering a pair from american eagle with a little wedge and some cute tassles. they boost my height, despite being tall enough and i get tons of compliments too!

  7. 7
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Those Zara platforms are absolutely to DIE for.
    I need some new shoes!

  8. 8
    August 1st, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Ohhh, I love ALL the shoes! I want to get a pair of sandals like the ones in the last picture, in the middle row, 3rd one down. :) So cute!!!!!

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