I’m not afraid to admit I’m constantly rotating Sex and the City reruns for love and dating advice, lifelong friendship dynamics, and, of course, major Carrie style inspo. Regardless of the show’s inaccurate depictions of being a single writer living in New York (and buying endless designer shoes), I usually gain something from each episode. It’s one of those go-to Sunday binge-watch shows you never get sick of.
Thanks to the ’90s and early 2000s trend resurgence, the Carrie Bradshaw look has made its way back into the fashion spotlight. When we think of Sex and the City style, Manolo Blahniks, tulle skirts, floral brooches, and Carrie’s iconic gold nameplate necklace come to mind. Though after combing the show’s wardrobe archives, the one category that stands out as most relevant today is Carrie’s accessories. From slip-on heels to armpit shoulder bags and statement belts, these outfit accoutrements stole the show.
She constantly took risks, didn’t follow any fashion rules, and wore her always-fabulous, out-of-the-box outfits with the most confidence. Channel your inner Bradshaw and shop the accessories ahead that she would wear in 2019.
No one has more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw. The designer-obsessed sex columnist had a weakness for funky statement shoes like these python-printed knee-high boots.
Carrie had a sweet love affair with anything Christian Dior. No one knows how she was able to afford a casual thousand dollar splurge every other week living off of a freelance writer’s salary, but we’re willing to overlook that while appreciating her fabulous bags.
The gold nameplate necklace was Carrie’s signature, literally. In today’s day and age, we could see her wearing the charm name necklace to still make her mark but in a more modern way.
Carrie was the queen of aviators. It was her go-to sunglasses silhouette while shopping in the city or adventuring out to the country with Aiden. These Loewe multitextured sunnies would be her everyday wear.
Each season, Carrie was seen in some sort of silky scarf as a headband, hair bandana, belt, or even top. She was the OG girl in showing us how to wear this accessory several ways.
Whether she was running out for late-night takeout or having a night on the town with the girls, Carrie was constantly seen in a slip-on high heel. Today, we think she’d be a fan of our current favorite shoe brand, By Far.
She loved to mix studs, jewels, and silks, and this Cult Gaia beaded top-handle bag would’ve fit right in to her closet of endless of designer accessories.
Carrie wore belts over dresses, pants, and even bare skin. She loved to accessorize her waist and would’ve been obsessed with B-Low The Belt’s statement-making styles.
Next up, check this out: 6 Striking Fall Outfits You’ll Want Your Ex to See You Wearing