I love simple sandals with a block heel, toe strap, and ankle strap. They just look so grounded and low-maintenance. A block heel makes taller shoes easier to walk in because you don’t lose your balance as easily.
The simple construction of the Lara by Vince (available here) goes with anything. It looks modern and classic, and very minimalist. The slashed leather gives it a unique look. I did spot them on Gilt one time, but even then they were out of my price range. I found the double-take below recently:
The Bamboo Senza-06 sandal looks very similar to the one by Vince. If you love the look, grab a pair of these for yourself at Lulu’s, UrbanOG, or Amazon. I’m holding out for a genuine leather double-take though!