Minimalist Summer Sandals, $30 and under

GAP sandalsEach summer, a pair of sandals become my dependable goes-with-everything, go-to shoe. And it's always the one with most simple, minimalist design. Of course, by the end of the season, they've been destroyed by strolls on the boardwalk, picnics in the park, and impromptu skipping on the street. So here are three under $30! ♥ Two-Band Sandal, Gap ($28, pictured, sale!). Black leather sandals on sale? Yes, please. This pair will take on floral prints, jorts and rompers like a pro.

♥ Crisscross Strappy Sandals, Forever 21 ($17). A treaded sole lends itself to many long walks wherever you are -- a great sandal choice for bringing on a trip or weekend excursion.

♥ Denna & Ozzy Double-Strap Sandal, Urban Outfitters ($29). We like the singular ankle strap on this one: perfect for those who aren't quite ready for the full-on gladiator experience.