BY NICOLE BARLEY
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM FOOTLOOSE SHADYSIDE; LOVETHISLIFE

Put your best foot forward this spring. Jill Rubinstein, owner of Footloose Shadyside, fills us in on the finer points of the season’s footwear trends! “The pointy toe still rules! Nineties-inspired low-heeled pumps and sleek d’Orsay flats are front runners. Attention- grabbing colorful prints and patents embellished with bows or ruffles make the statements this spring!” We adore these two pairs by Butter. Another point of reference when shopping? Your ankles! “The ankle is definitely a focal point this spring. Donald J. Pliner’s ‘Palo’ gently embraces ours atop a comfy, yet sexy T-strap wedge in black stretch fabric. Available for narrow and medium fashionistas.” Grab a pair for $198.

Footloose Shadyside, 736 Bellefonte St., Shadyside. 412.687.3663. footlooseshadyside.com.

Make a statement — without saying a word! Footloose at The Galleria Owner Ayellet Rubinstein tells us that statement tees are topping her list of favorite spring trends. A few of her favorite lines hail from Los Angeles, including lovethislife, an inspiring line of short- and long-sleeve T-shirts that feature either a peace sign, hamsa, or Buddha on the front, and a written manifesto on the back; and styles from Tyler Jacobs for Feel the Piece, emblazoned with trendy slogans like “Stay Gold” and “Having a Moment.” Customers are loving what’s in stock as many of the shirts have already sold out, says Rubinstein. Fear not, however. “We have a bunch more coming!” Other new arrivals for spring include looks from James Perse, J Brand Jeans, Alice + Olivia, Stateside Clothing, and Wildfox. Love it!

Footloose at The Galleria, 1500 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.531.9663. shopfootloose.com.
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