Sex and the City Trends to Shop Now
Twenty years ago, Sex and the City premiered on HBO and changed fashion as we knew it forever. Costume designer Patricia Field consistently outfitted Carrie and co. in looks that were as surprising as they were stylish, creating a wild, inspiring wardrobe that was arguably the show’s fifth main character. We may no longer have new episodes to look forward to on Sunday nights, but several of the trends that Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte made famous two decades ago are back for another go-round. Here, 4 fashionable ways to relive those glorious NYC days (and nights) once more. Scroll through to shop them now!
Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic nameplate necklace has never gone out of style. Get the look with a classic script version like hers or opt for a more modern monogrammed bar-style necklace. Either way, personalized jewelry is always a good idea.
Buy It! Birthstone & Personalized Nameplate Pendant Necklace, $148; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Signature Block Nameplate Necklace, $78; baublebar.com
Buy It! Personalized Gold-Plate Calligraphy Necklace, $345; neimanmarcus.com
Buy It! Serafina Personalized Mini Nameplate Necklace, $165; bergdorfgoodman.com
Buy It! Script Nameplate, $135; baublebar.com
Carrie’s love for shoes was undeniable (hence her massive shoe closet in her comparatively tiny N.Y.C. apartment!). One shoe style in which she loved running around New York City was a kitten heel. Bedazzled, colorful, slingback, or mule — kitten heels are back in style in a major way.
Buy It! Sorroco Slingback Bow Kitten Heels, $48; asos.com
Buy It! Salena Pointy Toe Pump, $128.98 (orig. $215); nordstrom.com
Buy It! Nikki Convertible Pump, $69.95; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Juno Satin Mules, $187.50 (orig. $375); net-a-porter.com
Buy It! Felicia Slingback Kitten Heel Pump with Faux Pearls, $89; amazon.com
A staple of the ’90s and a beloved dress style of Carrie’s, the slip dress is back in a major way. Try wearing one with a sexy pair of heels for a night out with your girlfriends or with sneakers and a jean jacket for a lowkey look on the weekend.
Buy It! Leopard Mini Slip Dress, $24.99 (orig. $50); nordstrom.com
Buy It! Asymmetrical Satin Dress, $99.99; mango.com
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Buy It! Dina Draped Maxi Dress, $78; revolve.com
Buy It! Sarana Tie-Back Slip Dress, $195; neimanmarcus.com
Buy It! Polka Dot Slip Dress, $63; shopbop.com
Believe it or not, the fanny pack — now called a “belt bag” — is one of the trendiest accessories of the season. From high end designers like Gucci and Fendi to fast fashion brands such as Forever21 and Topshop, this oft-mocked purse style is back. Carrie rocked hers with a crop top and striped skirt (both of which are huge trends today too!).
Buy It! Quilted Fanny Pack, $15.90; forever21.com
Buy It! Bree Snake-Print Denim Belt Bag, $245; neimanmarcus.com
Buy It! Queenie Quilted Bumbag, $40; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Zip-Detail Texture Bum Bag, $39.99; mango.com
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Buy It! Kriss Convertible Belt Bag, $165-$275; saksfifthavenue.com