Pastels hues are as sweet as candy, and while that’s nice and all, isn’t fun when they have a little edge? We don’t want a sugar overload after all! To satiate our sweet tooth in dentist-approved doses, choose shoes with chunky heels, exotic skins, and just a little touch of metallic. Take springtime shades from saccharine to sexy. Check out how the Easter egg-inspired palette looks on highly sculpted and studded shoes:
Balenciaga Revers Pumps: An edgy shape like this turn-over flap bootie makes sweet as honey pastels more palatable. Cotton candy pink has never looked so delicious. At Balenciaga for $835.
Diane von Furstenberg Jujette Asymmetrical Sandals: DVF likes banana cream as a summer treat, but on a snake-embossed sandal with asymmetrical straps, this treat might not be all sweetness. On Shopbop for $298.
Ruthie Davis 150MM Jupiter Leather Sandals: Spiked studs decorate the ankle strap of this aqua sandal, but the ultimate shine on this platform is the platform itself, coated in mirrored gold leather. On Luisa via Roma for $1,094.
L.A.M.B. Jazmyn Sport Sandals: Count on Gwen Stefani’s label to inject some sporty perforated leather into this baby blue, snakeskin sandal. This is colorblocking and material mixing at its most daring. On Shopbop for $295.
ASOS Hackney Heeled Sandals: When you put these shoes on, the only visible pastel is the light pink strap, but it’s still nice to know that you’re walking on an airy blue sole, isn’t it? On ASOS for $76.30.