Carrie Bradshaw is, without a doubt, one of the most influential fashion icons and one that continues to inspire us two decades after the first episode aired in 1998. Despite being a fictional character, there is something we can all take away from her ability to slip on her Manolo stilettos, plump up her curls and strut her way past the drama of men, relationships and of course, sex.
In the midst of summer, when planning outfits for holidays, summer BBQ’s and picnics in the park can seem like a struggle, we couldn’t help but wonder; how we can take inspo from the fabulous queen of fashion herself, and adapt these outfits to key Summer 2019 trends.
1.Florals & frills
If you’re a SATC fanatic like me, you’ll remember this is the episode where Carrie and Mr Big fall into the lake- so the dress is ruined pretty much within seconds of appearing on screen (sad). Non the less, this style of dress is big for the summer season meanin you can find floral prints and romantic style dresses all over the high street. Easy to wear, feminine and flattering, this is a trend that is so versatile and could be worn to numerous occasions; not just a one-off buy that stays in the back of your wardobe for the rest of the summer.
2. The LBD
Every girls wardobe essential, its no wonder Carrie has one too. Paired with raybans and the infamous curly hair. Simple and will never go out of style, you can’t go wrong!
3. The strappy dress
It is often tempting to pair simple dresses with over the top jewellery and make-up, but the natural look is keeping things simple and chic. Ladies, take note.
4. Pretty in pink
Spotted: the IT bag of the season, the Dior Saddle- made popular with lots of influencers on Instagram. If you’re like me and can’t bear to buy a bag that costs more than 4 months rent, scout online and see the unbranded options available. The pink trousers add a pop of colour to brighten up any summer outfit, bonus points if you can get your bag to match.
Blazers, suits and tailoring was a huge trend in Autumn/ Winter, and it looks as though it’s here to stay (yay!). To adapt to the warmer season, switch your blazer for a wasitcoat and brave an all white outfit- just make sure to avoid any dirt and wear a napkin whilst you eat!
6. The graphic tee
An easy to wear wardobe staple. If you’re brave enough to wear the huge ballgown-eque skirt with it, then hats off to you! If you’re into a more way of dressing, pair with a satin midi skirt or some denim shorts.
7. The LWD
Pairing a white dress with metallic accessories proving to look effortlessly chic. This outfit is 100% worthy of the top 10 Carrie outfits of all time.
8. The midi skirt
Easy to chuck on when in a rush, flattering and versatile. You will look extra cool if you pattern clash like Carrie here, that vintage patterned coat is a VIBE.
9. Dad jeans
Sweating in black skinny jeans on a hot day is a no from me, the Dad jeans are baggy and super confortable. Paired with a strapless top and strappy heels would be the coolest casual summer outfit.
10. Strappy sandals
An iconic outfit that’s featured on the opening credits for SATC includes Carrie’s favourite fashion item; the strappy sandal. The mid-heel is a huge trend this season, which means if you’re a tall girl, you’ll be absolutely jumping for joy. Comfy, classy and with a vintage feel, you’ll be looking to wear these all summer long.