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In The “Carrie Bradshaw Walking” TikTok Trend, Creators Strut Their Stuff

Whether you’re a total Sex and the City stan or you’ve never seen the series in your life, it’s common pop culture knowledge that the show’s glamorous main character, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), is iconic. The leading lady provides major style inspo for just about every occasion, and over the years, fans have reveled in recreating her memorable looks and quotable moments. Despite the ongoing debate about whether we really needed the Sex and the City reboot, Carrie Bradshaw and her fabulous life continue to spark conversation for fans of the classic show. Now, that convo has made its way to TikTok, where CB herself has inspired an entertaining, lighthearted TikTok challenge.

In the TikTok trend, known to some as “Carrie Bradshaw Walking,” creators are hilariously imitating the way Carrie walks through the streets of New York City. If you’ve ever seen the show, you’ll know that whether she’s running late or not — and no matter how crowded the sidewalk is — Carrie is consistently walk-jogging to her destination. She appears to waltz through the city with a semi-hurried bounce and dramatic glance over her shoulder, embodying the “main character” energy she’s come to capture so well. 

You know when someone is holding the door for you, but they’re about 10 feet away, and suddenly you feel the need to add a little oomf to your previously leisurely stroll? Well, that pretty much defines the signature walk. The goal is to appear cool and confident yet slightly in a hurry, but not panicked. (Fellow New Yorkers, I know you can relate).

Now, all over TikTok, creators are putting a fun twist on Carrie’s signature walk-jog by recreating it themselves and adding the Sex and the City theme song in the background of their videos. For example, @chelseaasoflate has it down to a science: she wears a beautiful red and gold getup while half walking, half jogging through a crosswalk in NYC, long hair and sweater floating in the wind behind her. TikToker @ophelialotus hops on the trend by emulating the Carrie walk on Fifth Avenue in NYC, curated outfit, Prada sunglasses, and all. Other fans like @rebelvanessa, @itsashforde, and @big_daddy_addie recreated similar versions with a city backdrop, all with text overlay that reads: “Absolutely no one:” followed by “Carrie Bradshaw:” and footage of their dramatic walk.

While many variations of the Carrie Bradshaw TikTok trend involve a cityscape, creators have poked fun at the walk by filming in other locations, too. For example, @yours_truvy is wistfully bouncing around the Dolly Parton Museum, @wrightfix is shopping at Lowe’s Home Improvement, @india_batson goes to Target, and @alxvintage hops around the suburbs. TikToker @emmafranceslev films a funny reenactment of “Carrie Bradshaw walking by the sea” with the caption “She’s always in a rush!!” 

To try the trend yourself, simply save the trending audio here and decide where you’re going to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw. Bonus points if you can dress up in a fashion-forward outfit, glance around as if you’re afraid to be discovered by the paparazzi, and of course, do all of this with dramatic, main character-esque flair. While Carrie may appear rich and glamorous at all times, the best part is, you don’t have to be to hop on this fun trend. Give it a try, let us know what you create, and who knows: You may just spot SJP herself walk-jogging through your neighborhood someday.

Tianna is an Associate Editor at Her Campus Media HQ where she covers all things pop culture, entertainment, wellness, and TikTok trends. She graduated from North Carolina State University and received her masters from Columbia University. Tianna currently lives in New York City where you can find her sipping coffee, practicing yoga, and singing show tunes.
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