7 Things We Know Carrie Bradshaw Would Wear in 2019
Year after year, there's one style icon we keep coming back to—Carrie Bradshaw. During its original airtime, Sex and the City contained some of the biggest fashion labels and trends in the sartorial world. Fast-forward a bit and you'll reach the time in our lives when watching reruns of the series had us cringing at the site of nearly every look on the show. Today, and thanks to the S/S 19 runways, we find ourselves right back where we started—idolizing Carrie and her ever-evolving wardrobe.
Call it what you want, but here at Who What Wear, we love analysing fresh batches of trends in as many ways as possible. This time around, we're wondering one thing: Should Sarah Jessica Parker's character on Sex and the City be in existence today, which 2019 trends would she wear? Every answer we came up with is waiting for you below. With picture proof from back in the day and current market picks to satisfy your Carrie-inspired shopping craving, this just might be the most relevant Carrie Bradshaw shopping story we've done yet.
We aren't predicting a slow-down in the heritage bag front any time soon. Thanks to the return of the iconic Dior Saddle Bag that Carrie (of course) regularly carries throughout Sex and the City's run, nostalgic handbags are making their triumphant return all over the place. We have a feeling Carrie would still use the one in this photo in 2019 and beyond.
Barely There Sandals
The return of all things '90s is still feeling very current, but it's these barely there sandals that retailers can't seem to keep in stock. Considering she's known for her extensive shoe collection, it comes as no surprise that Carrie had, and would have today, the sleekest barely there sandals around.
Slip dresses are now a staple item women are wearing in and outside of the bedroom. While in this exact shot, Carrie is lounging with Mr. Big, we wouldn't put it past her to rock the dress style out and about, dressed up with those aforementioned barely there sandals and a fuzzy coat.
Suiting, once reserved for the likes of a conference room and your desk chair, has spent the last year proving it belongs in the everyday wardrobe of a modern woman. Carrie Bradshaw was clearly way ahead of the curve when it came to this concept. Today, we have no doubt she'd have suits aplenty filling up her Manhattan closet.
Alessandra Rich Crystal-Embellished Satin-Trimmed Wool-Crepe Peplum Blazer ($1995)
Animal print is one of those trends that really blew up this year in every form possible, but one of the micro-trends that emerged as a by-product was snakeskin boots. Once again, Carrie was way ahead of the curve, rocking them with none other than a furry coat and multiple designer shopping bags in hand. Today, we think she'd love the below styles just as much.
Couture-Inspired Party Attire
We never put it past Carrie to flaunt a slightly overdressed look on any occasion. Be it lunch with the girls, a Dodger game, or a cocktail party, Carrie showed up in a full look every time. What we always loved about her formal attire was that she frequently opted for frocks with couture-inspired detailing, including corsetry, feathers, and hand embroidery. In the S/S 19 collections, designers started incorporating those same details into their ready-to-wear collections, making us feel like dressing up is officially a thing again—a thing Carrie taught us oh so well.