A TV show character that is iconic and has made fashion history is Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) from Sex And The City. From fabulous Dior looks to her love for Prada and Manolo Blahnik, the character has single-handedly made fashion history. As Carrie was working from home, writing her column, sipping on her martini, while overlooking a quaint street on the Upper-East side of New York from her cosy apartment, she looked fabulous. Carrie Bradshaw truly loved fashion. Though the character was in no way a homebody, she mastered the art of natural and effortless (yet stylish) work from home outfits. She dressed up for herself, even when no one was looking.
So I decided to turn to the ultimate work-from-home muse to help me get out of this lazy funk. With the revival of many ’90s trends, her outfits are not only aspirational but also relatable.
The classic ’90s tube is back in style. Solid colours styled with neutral hues are the way to go with these. Carrie made her tube top a little more stylish with a printed scarf tied around her arm in this look.
As Carrie Bradshaw looked at her precious closet with pride, before a cleanout, she wore a pleated mini skirt and kept it comfy by pairing it with a long, oversized tee, layered over the skirt.
You are homebound, and no one is looking, which means now is the time to take significant fashion risks. Add a little pep to your loungewear by merely layering with your most fabulous jacket.
As the summer months roll in, Carrie would often bring out her classic, basic camis and style them statement pieces to add a little jazz to the look.
While Carrie would often sit and write her column on her designated desk by the window, there were days she would lounge on her bed. For the same, she wore an elegant, printed silk kimono. If you are going to do loungewear, might as well make it luxe like Carrie.
Speaking of luxurious loungewear, a silk slip dress is a classic. It is trendy, comfortable, and a must-have in every girl’s closet. Carrie being the experimental fashionista that she is, added spunk to the look, with colourful socks pulled up to her knee.
For another one of her work-from-home looks, Carrie picked a chill summer dress, which she paired with a printed slider, a footwear trend that is now major for the summer season.
Why wear pants when no one is looking? This ‘steal your man’ look was quite impressive. Carrie wore Mr. Big’s crisp white button-down and styled it with his Hermès belt, to highlight the waist.
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This oft-requested outfit really distills Carrie down to her purest form – improbable chic. It certainly is her most resourceful outfit of the series. The use of Mr. Big’s crisp white button-down (no doubt Brioni) and his Hermès belt to highlight her waist is pure genius. Perpetually on-trend, Carrie’s knack for deconstructing and elevating basics anticipates the design ethos of the Vetements collective, further reinforced by the excessive sleeve and belt length. Only Carrie could turn this sartorial tragedy (a ruined Richard Tyler bias-cut dress) into an opportunity to let the Upper East Side know she’s got great legs. We’re also here for the slutty Annie Hall vibes that this outfit gives us. But BEWARE FOLLOWERS, this is a look not to be tried at home 🚫(S3/EP18) #CarrieBradshaw #Vetements #Hermes #AnnieHallMoment
Another ’90s trend that has made a comeback is band tees. There is a certain edge they add to a plain-jane outfit. Even though Carrie could not name five Rolling Stone‘s songs, she was undoubtedly one of those who wore a band tee for the sake of fashion.
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STICKY FINGERS | There is a 100% chance Carrie stole this Rolling Stones tee from an ex-boyfriend and a 0% chance she can name five of their songs. Carrie would be that girl who wears a band’s tee for the fashion. (S2/EP4) #FuckingCarrie #RollingStones #JohnPasche #BandTee
Dip your toes into the peek-a-boo trend, with a fishnet top, paired with your favourite bra or bralette inside. After all, your pretty bras deserve to be flaunted, even if it is in the comfort of your own home.
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