Twenty years since it first appeared on TV, Sex and the City (and Carrie Bradshaw in particular) is still influencing us (whether you're for or against it). To so many women, Sex and the City mattered—and still does—for so many reasons. It celebrated the girlfriends we turn into sisters, it portrayed women speaking unabashedly about their exploits, and yes, there was the fashion. For 10 years, Carrie and her clan pushed the envelope fashion-wise, pairing pieces we never expected, introducing us to oversized flower corsages and a shoe designer called Manolo Blahnik. It made costume designer Patricia Field a household name. It also stood the test of time. Two decades later, we're still looking to the show's heroine for fashun inspo.
Carrie was infamously searching for a "pair of $300 shoes to go with her $5 dress" when this look first appeared on air.
A sundress and shiny accessories look just as unexpectedly cool today.
Marc Jacobs, $425
Carrie was a layering queen (not to mention, a master at accessorizing), especially with floaty, bohemian tops.
Make this boho work now by wearing a floaty white dress over jeans. Extra points if you opt for a silk scarf tied bandana style around your head.
Rag & Bone, $210
For one of Carrie's first dates with Alexander Petrovsky, she headed for a walk in Central Park—in heels and a velvet coat of course.
A velvet robe dress feels as sumptuous as a coat, but this topper's a twofer: Wear it open over a blouse and skirt or, when you prefer a dress, closed! #multitasker
Stuart Weitzman, $565
One of Carrie's most memorable pieces was her fur (likely vintage) coat. Whether thrown over last night's party look or over a dress for a baseball game, it never let her down.
Opt for a faux option and bright accessories for an up-to-date take on fur.
Man Repeller, $138
Carrie played with proportion to create this approachable look. A slouchy sweater + mini skirt + booties = sexy but not too exposed.
Channel your inner prep with a plaid skirt, soft sweater, and grey booties.
Kate Spade, $330
Moon River, $70
Kendall + Kylie, $136
What else would you wear to run around Paris? In SATC's infamous final episode, Carrie paired a princess-worthy tulle skirt with a sparkling blazer. Magnifique!
Embrace the glam, whatever city you're in, with a bejeweled blazer and faux fur stole.