Fashion 10 Throwback Carrie Bradshaw Outfits We'd Still Wear Today We'll forever use these unique, unforgettable combinations as inspiration. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 28, 2022 @ 03:39PM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article A Peek-a-Boo Bra Denim and Black A Structured Set Everyday Sequins A Silky Slip Dress Playful Fringe Mixed Prints A Classic Combo A Chunky Knit An Elaborate Skirt Photo: Tom Kingston/WireImage Maybe it's the resurgence of every single cool and questionable Y2K trend, or that we're getting reacquainted with our favorite Sex and the City characters through its reboot, the HBO series, And Just Like That. But Carrie Bradshaw's outfits — you know, the old ones we initially obsessed over — have remained on our mind. This woman is still considered one of the top style icons to ever grace our screens (thanks to costume designer Patricia Field and now, Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago), and so much of what she wore would still work today. You Know Carrie Bradshaw's Baby Blue Dress? Well, She Actually Needed 6 Of Them In fact, upon revisiting some of Carrie's best looks, we've made a solid decision: the character is going to serve as our outfit inspiration for 2023. The mix of prints, statement accessories, and bits of tulle she's known to wear are just the right amount of fun, and if we skip the Manolo Blahniks, they actually seem pretty comfortable, too. Ahead, we're rounding up 10 Carrie Bradshaw outfits worth keeping your rotation for the year ahead. A Peek-a-Boo Bra Getty Images We've already embraced bralettes, cutouts, and wearing underwear as outerwear, so why not let a little lacy something peek out from under a breezy, billowing design like this white linen swingy top, too? Plus, mid-leg pants are bubbling back up, so this pairing is pretty perfect for an aughts-inspired transitional look. Denim and Black Tom Kingston/WireImage Forget specific shapes and think about the pieces themselves — black with denim continues to be a timeless combination. Whether you choose black trousers or a black mini skirt, a classic jean jacket will give your look a cool yet casual spin. Plus, if you're like Carrie, you'll find a way to personalize your outfit through footwear and little extras. The 10 Best Faux Leather Pants That Can Be Worn Year-Round A Structured Set Getty Images Worn separately or styled together, structured vests and trousers are items that will add some oomph to basics such as button-downs and turtlenecks. Use these sharp styles to seasonless layered looks similar to Carrie's white, pink, and black ensemble. Everyday Sequins Getty Images While a sequined dress is always a good go-to for nights out and holiday parties, the shiny staple works for daytime hours, too. Simply pull one on over button-down, turtleneck, or long-sleeved tee to make it extra versatile. A Silky Slip Dress Getty Images We're all for throw-on-and-go, and while Carrie's outfits tended to be over-the-top, she did wear some looks that are super easy to copy, especially if they involved a slip dress. Her floral printed silk jacket and break-your-ankle platform heels helped to spice up this neutral, champagne option, ensuring it remained eye-catching and suited her whimsical personal style. What to Wear Under Sheer Clothing, According to a Celebrity Stylist Playful Fringe Getty Images We love faux feathers and sequins, but if you're looking for another detail that will really wow, go with something fringed. Since there's so much going on, you'll get away with wearing minimal accessories and simple shoes. Or, you can take a tip from the always-bold Carrie, styling a fringed minidress with equally elaborate, shiny accessories. Mixed Prints Tom Kingston/WireImage Part of what Carrie did so well (and now, Emily in Paris has nailed it too) was putting together the most unexpected combinations and showing us that — wait a minute! — they actually work. Seeing how she paired random prints makes us want to get creative and experiment, possibly styling stripes with leopard or florals with plaid. Even if it doesn't initially seem like a fit, the results might be surprising, much like this cute and quirky mix of completely different florals. A Classic Combo Getty Images This outfit is definitely on the simpler side of Carrie's repertoire, but there are plenty of good takeaways. For instance, a little tucking and knotting can transform a basic button-down, while colorful accessories add some welcome flair. Consider These 10 White Button Downs the Foundation of Your Wardrobe A Chunky Knit Tom Kingston/WireImage Jeans and a sweater go together like peanut butter and jelly, but if you're looking to amp it up, think about fit first. Something oversized up top will balance out tighter bottoms, and the shoe choice makes a difference, too. Bulky combat boots will toughen up your outfit, while a pair of pointy heels will make it feel more elevated. An Elaborate Skirt James Devaney/WireImage If this is the year you're trying to take more risks and embrace fun fashion, perhaps you should start with voluminous clothing. Puff sleeves and oversized bows continue to trend, but Carrie always enjoyed a big skirt, whether it was ruffled or tulle. The fashion pro would then balance out the item with a slim-fitting top, like the form-fitting blazer she's wearing here, or even a crop top, which would make this poufy piece feel subtly sexy.