Carrie Bradshaw outfits we still love
Almost every cool aughts trend worth following is resurfacing in a brand-new avatar in recent times. However, if style enthusiasts are asked, there is one common denominator behind most of the fashion inspiration of that time — and it's none other than Carrie Bradshaw! From fringy slip dresses to denim jackets and sequined numbers, each of these style statements born in the 2000s and elevated by Bradshaw's effortless grace have gained relevance and some, even a cult status, over time. Here are 5 iconic outfits worn by the star that would still get a place of honour in our wardrobes.
1. Peek-a-boo Tanks
We've embraced the corset and jacket like a boss and now it's time for some hide-and-seek fun. Summer is around the corner and breezy, billowy tops are set to make a comeback. Why not add to the fun with a cropped tank top to play some peek-a-boo from the sides? As knee-length pants bubble back up, the combination could be your very own spiced up version of Y2K fashion- bandanna and all!
2. Denim on Black
A short denim jacket on knee length black pants will never not be cool. Add to that, a nude-coloured lacy slip and some nude sandals to go, and that's it. If you are an accessory lover, opt for a bunch of thin bracelets and/or a cross body bag to give the outfit some extra zing.
3. Fringe, Slip or Sequins
One of Carrie's strengths that she usually played up at every opportunity, was her penchant for wearing and carrying off shimmery dresses. The three that have remained relevant over the years are slip dresses, fringe numbers and sequined outfits for daytime wear. An interesting way the icon taught us to wear slip dresses was with layering. Plain slip dresses look amazing under contrasting printed shrugs, especially in the day time, and fringy and sequined numbers look best for snazzy Thursday evenings out.
4. Checkers and Jeans
A classic combination, one can never go wrong with plaids on jeans. However, if there's anything following an icon like Carrie Bradshaw can teach you, it is how to wear an ordinary outfit in an extraordinary way. Knots at the midriff, blue cut-offs with white heels, a bulky tote bag in hand and some chunky jewellery can all help elevate your fairly regular outfit to the next level.
5. Playing Up the Skirt
Carrie enjoyed her tulles and ruffles and she wore them in versatile ways, quite effortlessly. Poufy pieces have a reputation for looking voluminous and over the top, but Carrie would often tone it down with slim fitted tops and jackets, and so can you. Pair them with heels or sneakers for a semi-casual night out and make a statement worth remembering.