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Carrie Bradshaw's Sex and the City Outfit

How to: Layer a long tunic-style tee over a pleated skater skirt and finish with pumps.

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Something I'll never forget is how many times, after watching the Sex and the City movie, I tried to pull off the Carrie Bradshaw outfit you see right here. Carrie stood there admiring her closet in separates that appeared so effortless and cool. She actually layered a tunic dress over a skirt twice in the film - I counted - but I couldn't get over how perfectly she mastered proportions here, so that just the right amount of pleated skirt was revealed beneath the hemline of her tee. I can't even tell you how many different combinations I hand-selected from my own wardrobe to try to nail this exact look.

For me, that fervor extends to the HBO series, which you can still stream on HBO NOW and HBO GO. I have my favorite Carrie outfits (who doesn't?), and they regularly inspire my purchases, along with my most eccentric combinations for dinner dates and brunch with the girls. Of course, things always just worked on Carrie, aka Sarah Jessica Parker, who pulled off trends from the '90s with her own signature twist.

White-trimmed sport shorts looked adorable with tube tops and heeled thong sandals when Carrie gallivanted out to the street midday, taking a break from work to greet Aidan Shaw. And there were numerous times she spilled her heart out about Big right onto the page, working from her lap top in a glamorous furry coat or pajamas and pearls.

While Carrie wasn't writing her column in the exact moment the below photographs were taken, she probably had been just moments before, and it's fair to say we'd be able to work from home ourselves in all these cute pieces too. Scroll down to re-create some of my favorite Carrie Bradshaw lounge wear moments.


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