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6 Classic types of shoes and what they say about you

Take a peek into any woman’s closet and you’re likely to be greeted by a pretty wide variety of shoes. From the bold to the basic, each pair plays a unique role in a wardrobe and comes in handy depending on the day, the outfit, the occasion or even the mood.

A glimpse into what those favorite pairs says about our personality.

1. The ballet flat

You’re all about getting things done and like to feel like you’re ready for everything, whether that be a mile-long walk to happy hour or an unexpected client meeting. You most often find yourself reaching for the simple classics of your wardrobe and have a bit of a uniform when it comes to your everyday outfits. In your friend circle you’re the most trustworthy and dependable one; you’re looked to for advice because you’re seen as rational and wise.

Get the shoe: J. Crew Cece Ballet Flat (J. Crew, $125)

2. The pump

You’re ambitious, organized and driven. You’re the friend who can make things happen because you’re well connected through networking and always have a clear point of view and plan. You’re confident and pulled together and view obstacles as a challenge rather than a problem.

Get the shoe: Kate Spade New York Licorice Too Pump (Nordstrom, $298)

3. The casual sneaker

You’ve got that effortlessly cool thing going on. You don’t stress about style yet still always look pulled together. You’re likely to be found in your neighborhood coffee shop where the baristas know your order by heart thanks to your “regular” status. You always have a serious case of wanderlust and love to travel. You’re all about experiences over things and believe in having fewer, better things when it comes to your closet.

Get the shoe: Converse Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneaker (Nordstrom, $50)

4. The wedge

You’re bright and bubbly and your style reflects just that. You believe in dressing happy and having fun with mixing prints, colors and textures. You’re all about looking pulled together and wouldn’t be caught dead in the athleisure trend or running weekend errands in a T-shirt and flip flops. You’re always connected with an Instagram A-game and never without a smartphone in hand.

Get the shoe: Dolce Vita Jodi Leather Wedge (Nordstrom, $180)

5. The athletic shoe

You’re likely to be spotted with a green juice in hand after sweating it out with your very favorite SoulCycle instructor. The gym is your stress relief and you believe in working hard and playing hard; life’s all about balance and you think that there’s nothing better than eating all of the brunch after your Saturday morning workout. You’re ultra motivated and have a positive outlook on life which often inspires those around you.

Get the shoe: Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 5 (Zappos, $110)

6. The fancy heel

You are all about having fun and enjoy being spontaneous; you’re always up for your next adventure and believe life’s too short to not live it up. You’re never one to pass up a night out and love to be the center of attention because of the energy it gives you. You’re a social butterfly and are always tapped into what’s happening in pop culture. You love what’s new and on trend, from restaurants to fashion and think routines are way too boring.

Get the shoe: Stuart Weitzman Nudist Suede Sandals (Shopbop, $398)

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