11 Style Pieces Any 'Sex and the City' Fan Should Own for Recreating Carrie Bradshaw's Most Iconic Looks

I guess you could say I was pretty mature for my age that my mom would let me hang out with her late at night to watch episodes of "Sex and the City" with her. Carrie Bradshaw's outfits to this day never fail to amaze me. All this time, she's been one of my biggest fashion inspo. I mean, who doesn't dream of having Carrie's legendary closet? 

Okay, her wardrobe probably costs as much as my college tuition for four years, or maybe even more. Don't fret! I'm giving you the inside scoop into how to recreate CB's iconic looks with a college-friendly budget. 

  1. 1. Little black dress

    The moment I saw Carrie in this LBD I knew I had to get one to add to my closet staples. Such a simple look, but so chic! After all, less is more, right?

    Get the look:

    Toxic Cowl Ruched Mini Dress, Nasty Gal, $20; shop now

  2. 2. Tutu skirt

    Oh, yes! THE iconic tutu skirt. You're never too old for tutu skirts — Carrie, along with my mother, would agree with that statement. 

    Get the look:

    Ivory Cupcake Tulle Skirt, Etsy, $40; shop now

  3. 3. Snakeskin boots

    Miss Carrie Bradshaw made snake print boots happen. Period. 

    Get the look:

    Cheriton and Black Snake Pointed-Toe Knee High Boots, Lulus, $51; shop now

  4. 4. Blacked out aviators

    This might be the most expensive accessory, BUT hear me out: I promise these Ray-Bans are worth every penny. Hey, sometimes you've got to invest in the classics!

    Get the look:

    Aviator Classic, Ray-Ban, $203; shop now

    Vivienne Aviator Sunglasses, $60; shop now

  5. 5. Newspaper dress

    Is there anything our favorite New Yorker can't pull off? I mean, she really made newspaper fashion.

    Get the look:

    Glamaker Newspaper Print Bodycon Cami Dress, SHEIN, $18; shop now

  6. 6. Clutch bag

    Carrie is all about clutch bags. So, I already know I've got to own or two (maybe even start a collection).

    Get the look:

    Tassel Clutch Bag, ASOS, $19; shop now

  7. 7. White dress

    If you're a die-hard fan like me, you know this scene was so heartbreaking. Now that I think about it, maybe the white dress was a metaphor? But my point here is you just have to pull up in a white dress when you see your ex.

    Get the look:

    Daisie Midi Dress, REVOLVE, $72; shop now

  8. 8. Fur coat

    Carrie really redefined the New Year's Eve attire. Pairing pajamas with booties AND a fur coat? No one else could ever.

    Get the look:

    Plush Faux Fur Maxi Coat, ASOS, $127; shop now

  9. 9. Tapered pants

    TBH, this woman is the reason I love tapered pants so much. She showed us that they're just not for work — they're also good for running from store to store.

    Get the look:

    Wide Buckle Belt Straight Tapered Pants, boohoo, $19.20; shop now

  10. 10. Statement belt

    I'm pretty sure I started using belts as statement pieces because of Carrie (okay, also my mother). A good belt could really elevate an outfit, you feel?

    Get the look:

    Black Eyelet Belt, Pretty Little Thing, $15; shop now

  11. 11. Oversized button-down shirt

    Here's another proof that statement belts are EVERYTHING. Anyway, I've always loved this look because who doesn't appreciate an effortless attire? I'd just need two pieces, like, literally. 

    Get the look:

    Cotton Mini Shirt Dress, ASOS, $32; shop now

You don't have to be Carrie just for Halloween! Who thought her style could be so affordable, right? I'm positive she'd be so proud of how creative we're getting to achieve her aesthetic. 

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