It’s impossible not to love Sarah Jessica Parker as the quirky Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, and lucky for us, the actress emulates the same sense of style in real life. Best known for her role as the columnist living the big life in New York, it’s safe to say Parker has grown into a style icon over the years, as she has consistently translated Carrie’s care-free outfits into real life.
And care-free is just one way to describe the actress’ personal sense of style. Parker balances off-beat silhouettes with classic pieces, all while mixing and matching in a way that’s all her own. For instance, there may only be a select few who can rock a pink blazer over a blue bubble dress, or bright turquoise tights with a whimsical frock, but Parker does so with ease and charm.
We rounded up our favorite Sarah Jessica Parker looks and picked out some look-alike pieces for your viewing (and buying) pleasure. Take note of Parker’s mix-and-match abilities, and be inspired to pair pieces you wouldn’t normally otherwise.
Here is Sarah Jessica Parker’s quirky style, laid out:
Look 1: Comfy and cozy, this outfit is ideal for traveling or for those snowy days upon us. Belt your favorite boyfriend sweater and maintain your silhouette despite chunky, cable knit fabric.
MM6 x Opening Ceremony Cable Knit Cardigan Sweater, $268.50 JUST Cavalli Yoox Belt, $155
Look 2: Parker masters casual cool perfectly with an oversize T, similar to the one shown below. Try tying your scarf in a new way, and bring color up to your face by bunching it closely around your neck.
Vince V-Neck Sweater, $165 Salvatore Ferragamo Printed Scarf, $143.50
Look 3: Try matching chocolate brown pieces for a new take on the monochromatic look. Play up hard and soft by pairing a lace skirt with a sleek leather jacket.
Bottega Veneta Knee-Length Skirt, $472 Hinge Stitch Detail Leather Jacket, $298
Look 4: Parker shows us another way to make date night casual and chic. A slim-fitting denim blazer with a tie is needed, along with a similar cage-style pump.
Theyskens’ Theory Juno asymmetrical leather jacket, $345 Nicholas Kirkwood Platform Stiletto Sandals, $557.99
Look 5: For the ultimate unexpected look, pair two bright colored pieces together. To fully grasp Parker’s look, dont stop at the clothes—throw in an eye-catching pair of shoes.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Lela Dress, $279.99 ASOS Blazer with Contrat Lapel, $70.90
Lastly, Parker shows us the how much of an impact this season’s bright tights can have. Pair your favorite neon-colored tights with a flowy dress in a somewhat neutral color palette for the ultimate head-turning effect.
Turquoise 120 Denier 3D Stretch Opaque Tights, $16 Raasta Tunic Dress, $218.16
Which look is your favorite?