The Crazy-Cheap Shoes That Saved My Summer Wardrobe

Ah, my favorite topic to discuss: shoes. Not just any shoes, but wildly affordable shoes. While I definitely think investment purchases are a smart move, I'm in full support of shopping for affordable summer shoes. Here's the thing, between vacationing and travel and beach days and adventures, you're bound to wear your favorite shoes into the ground by the summer's end. So why shell out more than you have to on a pair that's stylish and guaranteed to go with everything you own? At least that's my philosophy.

By now we're more than halfway through the summer so I can safely say that three affordable shoes, in particular, have been the backbone of almost every single one of my recent outfits. First is a pair of ankle-tie, toe-hugging sandals that I get loads of compliments on every time I wear them. They're like nothing else I own and honestly just make me really happy. Then there's a pair of translucent block-heel mules that have quickly become the backbone of many of my summer outfits because, well, they just go with everything. Lastly, black strappy slides with a square toe are my unsung hero shoes.

See my affordable summer shoes in action, and then shop similar pairs below.

I snapped up these white ankle-tie sandals as soon as I saw them online. They incorporate some of the summer's biggest shoe trends and quite honestly just make me really happy.

Pro tip: White sandals make a great base for all your colorful outfits.

I firmly believe that everyone needs low block-heel mules in their life. Seriously, these shoes have become the backbone of all my casual summer outfits.

Plus, they look extra great with jeans.

Strappy sandals and square toe shoes are two of the summer's biggest shoe trends, and I'm a fan of this affordable pair that nails both.

Speaking of affordable summer style, you have to see this $35 dress that makes me feel so French.

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