Sarah Jessica Parker Steps Into a New Hybrid Shoe Trend

The star wore a cross between kitten heels, ballet flats, and Mary Janes.

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The star wore a cross between kitten heels, ballet flats, and Mary Janes.
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Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her footwear. Of course, she played Carrie Bradshaw, the legendary Sex and the City lead with an impressive array of Manolo Blahniks. But she's also recognized for her taste in heels off screen, and even started her own line of shoes, SJP Collection. And yesterday, she proved her shoe-premacy once again.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is proving her shoe-premacy in a ballet flat-kitten heel-Mary Jane hybrid

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Parker was spotted out and about in her native New York City, wearing a cross between kitten heels, ballet flats, and Mary Janes. Her shoes boast an unusual silhouette, combining the most iconic (and disparate) elements of each style: The black leather was adorned with a small bow on the toe and a string of pearls across the bridge of her foot.

SJP paired the eye-catching shoes with a minimalist outfit. She wore light grey slacks with side slits at the ankles, a white oversized quarter-sleeve button-down that could work as a dress on the 5-foot-3 star, and of course, her own branded tote bag. Her blonde hair was styled in long mermaid waves with a large cream-colored floral hairpin.

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Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of 'And Just Like That' wearing head-to-toe Maison Margiela.

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The mash-up shoes fit squarely into both Parker's off-duty wardrobe and Carrie Bradshaw's fictional closet, filled with funky footwear and many a Mary Jane. (Cut to Bradshaw in season four of SATC, gasping at the sight of Manolo Mary Janes, declaring them "an urban shoe myth!") Parker has been on the set of the Sex and the City spin-off And Just Like That, and behind-the-scenes photos from the show's third season have given us plenty of looks to look forward to.

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Behind-the-scenes photos from the set of 'And Just Like That' have given us plenty of looks to look forward to.

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Earlier this month, Parker was seen on set in white patent leather Maison Margiela Mary Jane pumps, paired with a distressed avant-denim skirt. Another BTS photo featured the actress wearing black chunky Gucci Mary Jane pumps. Other stand-out on-set outfits include a Simone Rocha floral appliqué mesh coat layered atop a matching corseted mesh dress, a bejeweled Gucci Jackie bag, and a huge gingham sunhat.

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Julia Gray

Julia Gray is a contributing fashion writer at Marie Claire, where she covers runway trends, celebrity style, and shopping. In her six years as a journalist, Julia’s reporting has ranged across style, music, Internet culture, art, retail, tech, and more. In addition to Marie Claire, Julia writes for outlets like the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Ringer, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Nylon, and Vice, among others. Julia's fashion reporting is led by curiosity. Julia is not only interested in critiquing and covering pop culture, but in understanding what our pop culture says about how we live and modern values. When she’s not writing, Julia hosts a podcast called Girls Room, where she and her co-host revisit shows like Girls and Gossip Girl from the beginning with guests like comedian Cat Cohen and writer Hunter Harris. Girls Room was recently cited in the New York Times.