What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

Are you sweet and girly? Cool and understated? Find out what your footwear says about your style personality.

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    You have a shoe rack full of flats, heels, and boots, but seem to keep one or two special styles in heavy rotation. But have you ever asked yourself why? Perhaps your footwear favoritism is an indicator of your overall fashion personality. We have a few ideas about what your shoe preferences say about your inner psyche. Read on to get the scoop.

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    PHOTO: Sea of Shoes
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    PHOTO: Sea of Shoes

    Birkenstocks

    Your style: Trendy
    Your catchphrase: They’re not ugly, it’s fash-shun.

    Shop The Look:
    Birkenstock Mayari Birko-Flor Sandals ($90)​
     

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    PHOTO: Mija
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    PHOTO: Mija

    Western Booties

    Your style: Laid-back cute
    Your catchphrase: Rachel Bilson is my spirit animal.

    Shop The Look:
    Ash Spiral Suede Western Booties ($195)​
     

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    PHOTO: Atlantic Pacific
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    PHOTO: Atlantic Pacific

    Ballet Flats

    Your style: Girly girl
    Your catchphrase: Sugar, spice, and everything nice.

    Shop the look: 
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Ballet Flats ($219)

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    PHOTO: Olivia Emily
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    PHOTO: Olivia Emily

    Combat Boots

    Your style: ‘90s grunge redux
    Your catchphrase: Courtney ‘n’ Kurt forever.

    Shop The Look: 
    ​Dr. Martens 1460 W Boots ($120)

     

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style
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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Statement Sneakers

    Your style: Sporty Spice
    Your catchphrase: If Solange does it…

    Shop The Look:
    Nike Aire Max Trax Sneakers ($100)

    ​Photo courtesy of Stockholm Street Style
     

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    PHOTO: Sincerely Jules
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    PHOTO: Sincerely Jules

    Espadrilles

    Your style: West Coast casual
    Your catchphrase: Have you heard about hemp footwear?

    Shop The Look:
    Soludos Espadrilles ($60)
     

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    PHOTO: Atlantic-Pacific
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    PHOTO: Atlantic-Pacific

    Lace-up Stilettos

    Your style: Bombshell
    Your catchphrase: The taller the heel, the closer to heaven.

    Shop The Look:
    Schutz Erline Lace Up Sandals ($220)​
     

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    PHOTO: Kenza Zouiten
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    PHOTO: Kenza Zouiten

    Over-The-Knee Boots

    Your style: Flirty
    Your catchphrase: It’s just a peek of thigh.

    Shop The Look:
    Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over the Knee Nappa Leather Boots ($598)​
     

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    PHOTO: Style Heroine
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    PHOTO: Style Heroine

    Oxfords

    Your style: Schoolgirl chic
    Your catchphrase: Laces tight, always right.

    Shop The Look:
    Vic Matie' Laced Shoes ($155)

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    PHOTO: The Blonde Salad
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    PHOTO: The Blonde Salad

    Pumps

    Your style: No-nonsense classic
    Your catchphrase: Power stomping since ’86.

    Shop The Look:
    Kurt Geiger London Britton Ultra Pumps ($385)​
     

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style
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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Slip-On Sneakers

    Your style: Tomboy
    Your catch-phrase: No laces, no problem.

    Shop The Look:
    Steve Madden Ecentrcf Sneakers ($70)​

    ​Photo courtesy of Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Sea of Shoes
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    PHOTO: Sea of Shoes

    Riding Boots

    Your style: Blue blood prep
    Your catchphrase: Just heading to the stables, dahling.

    Shop The Look:
    Steve Madden Overt Boots ($140)​

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    PHOTO: The Blonde Salad
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    PHOTO: The Blonde Salad

    Sandals

    Your style: Bohemian babe
    Your catchphrase: Is it summer yet?

    Shop The Look:
    Jeffrey Campbell Tamaya Embellished Sandals ($200)​
     

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    PHOTO: Olivia Emily
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    PHOTO: Olivia Emily

    Creepers

    Your style: A touch of punk, goth, or hipster. Take your pick.
    Your catchphrase: Creepin’ it real.

    Shop The Look:
    Underground Wulfrun Creeper ($275)
     

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    PHOTO: Ring My Bell
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    PHOTO: Ring My Bell

    Wedge Sneakers

    Your style: Hip-hop honey
    Your catchphrase: Too fly for you.

    Shop The Look:
    Ash Bowie Hidden Wedge Sneakers ($195)​
     

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Spiral Suede Western Booties

Spiral Suede Western Booties

Ash, $195
SHOP
Mayari Birko-Flor Sandals

Mayari Birko-Flor Sandals

Birkenstock, $90
SHOP
1460 W Boots

1460 W Boots

Dr. Martens, $120
SHOP
Espadrilles

Espadrilles

Soludos, $60
SHOP
Tamaya Embellished Sandals

Tamaya Embellished Sandals

Jeffrey Campbell, $200
SHOP
London Britton Ultra Pumps

London Britton Ultra Pumps

Kurt Geiger, $385
SHOP
Aire Max Trax Sneakers

Aire Max Trax Sneakers

Nike, $100
SHOP
Erline Lace Up Sandals

Erline Lace Up Sandals

Schutz, $220
SHOP
Ecentrcf Sneakers

Ecentrcf Sneakers

Steve Madden, $70
SHOP
Overt Boots

Overt Boots

Steve Madden, $140
SHOP
Ballet Flats

Ballet Flats

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $219
SHOP
Bowie Hidden Wedge Sneakers

Bowie Hidden Wedge Sneakers

Ash, $195
SHOP
Wulfrun Creeper

Wulfrun Creeper

Underground, $275
SHOP
5050 Over the Knee Nappa Leather Boots

5050 Over the Knee Nappa Leather Boots

Stuart Weitzman, $598
SHOP
Laced Shoes

Laced Shoes

Vic Matie', $155
SHOP
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