We know Carrie Bradshaw was THE television fashion icon of the 1990’s and, dare we say, the new millennium, but how would her devil-may-care style translate to today? As the will-they or won’t-they Sex And The City 3 saga continues, we’ve rounded up the six fashion staples that Carrie would undoubtedly flaunt as she struts out of her New York City brownstone.
The structured blazer
Though not quite a staple in Carrie’s 1990’s wardrobe, we’re certain the structured blazer which she donned occasionally would most definitely make the modern-day cut. With sharp, clean lines and statement shoulder pads, the polished blazer makes for a worthy investment in any wardrobe.
The flattering summer dress
Carrie’s signature flirty summer dresses clung perfectly to her through some of her biggest moments – from her floral Central Park Boathouse number, to her iconic Dior newspaper dress that has become as renowned as the woman herself.
The cropped jean
A fast fave of the 90’s, Carrie made three-quarter jeans and subtly-cropped cargos the urban go-to. We see Carrie opting for a slim-fit, low-rise pair that are the comfortable companion of a loose-fitting button-up.
The strappy sandal
Nothing says Bradshaw more than a strappy Manolo. As the days get longer and the nights get hotter, a pair of strappy shoes are the effortless touch to your work-to-drinks ensemble, a la Carrie and the girls.
The statement accessory
Whether it was the gothic-inspired headpiece Carrie wore to Stanford’s wedding, or the emerald feather she wore to her own, a statement accessory was a staple in Carrie’s armoury. We think modern-day Bradshaw would take a refined approach, opting for an on-trend hat or indulgent necklace to accompany a relaxed t-shirt.
The It bag
A refreshed take on a timeless classic, Carrie would no doubt complete her runway-ready outfit with a brilliantly crafted leather bag. The compact Dior saddle bag is a must-have for warmer months when all you need are your bare essentials.