Best Bet: Preen Giffee Sandal

Preen’s spring 2012 collection was a standout for its pixelated print: a traditional floral pattern that Thornton and Bregazzi had digitized. Though not everyone can spring for the collection's candy-colored dresses or skirts, you can snag the runway shoes, which flaunt the same pixelated print in a pared-down dose. The Giffee peep-toe slingbacks hit stores today, part of the Preen pair's capsule collection for Aldo. The halter-style strap and chunky, sculpted heel make them sturdy and surprisingly comfortable — a rarity, both on the runway and off.

Preen for Aldo Giffee sandal, $155 at Aldo or online.