5 Style Tips to Learn from Carrie Bradshaw

Karen Alfonso , 07 May 2014
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw

Sex and the City was more than just a show – it was a sociological movement. The protagonist Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker has gone down in history books as one of the most stylish characters on TV. Costume designer Patricia Field gave Bradshaw an eclectic wardrobe – from vintage duds to popularizing Manolo Blahniks. Here are some style rules we all can learn from her.

Clash Your Prints:
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw Style

Carrie threw the fashion rule book out the window – navy and black? Done that. Florals and stripes that most people frowned upon was embraced by her, case in point her floral dress paired with a stripe jacket. So effortless.

Embrace Texture:
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw

Most women have a problem with texture – they feel it makes them look bulky. Here is the trick – opt for texture separates that will distract the eye from your problem areas. Have chunky thighs? Opt for a giant rosette on your blouse. It’s all about balance.

Go Faux:
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw

The easiest and cheapest way to update your look is with costume jewellery. Like Coco Chanel, Carrie would make style statements with jewellery – remember her nameplate necklace?

Balance it out:
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw

Why keep your special occasion outfits for well… special occasions? Mix them up with everyday items such as t-shirts or shirts.

Don’t Forget About Arm Candy:
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw

Carrie was all about the shoes, namely her Blahniks, but she was also all about bags. She carried so many designer hand bags in different styles, like the Fendi baguette and the Prada glace calf clutch [pictured above]. Don’t forget to let your clutch/tote be the highlight of your look!

What’s your favourite Carrie Bradshaw look?

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