15 Spring Outfits I'm Stealing From Carrie Bradshaw

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Carrie Bradshaw pretty much solidified herself as a style icon from the moment Sex And the City debuted in 1998.

Carrie proved herself as someone who was never afraid to take a fashion risk. Sometimes she followed the trends and sometimes she created her own.

Carrie’s style was courtesy of Costume Designer Patricia Field, who happens to be the genius behind Carrie’s most memorable fashion moments. Think: Carrie’s tutu in the opening (a look she had to fight hard for) and Carrie’s naked dress on her first date with Mr. Big.

With several 90s and early aughts trends back in vogue, now has never been a better time to look to Carrie for outfit inspiration.

Below, check out our favorite spring outfits that Carrie rocked over the years on SATC and how you can recreate them yourself.

[Note: For the purposes of this article we will be pretending that the SATC reboot And Just Like That doesn’t exist.]

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Outfit #1: Black Trench + Sleeveless Knit Midi Dress + 90s Oval Sunglasses

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Carrie is definitely channeling her inner Babushka with that headscarf. But if you’re not loving that trend, stick with the black trench, sleeveless knit dress, and oval tortoiseshell sunglasses and you’ll look chic as hell. Take it up a notch and go with a faux leather trench to really seal the deal.

Outfit #2: Colorful Crewneck Sweater + Grey Trousers + Colorful Heeled Sandals

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This is such an easy to replicate and yet it looks so put together! Just the kind of outfit I love! The pops of color with the sweater and the sandals add personality while the grey trousers keep it looking classic. It’s giving major J. Crew vibes in the best way possible.

Outfit #3: Bardot Top + Midi Skirt + Colorful Mules + Oversized Clutch

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This is such a perfect spring date look I’m obsessed! The off-the-shoulder top and polka dot midi skirt are super cute but it’s the accessories that really take it over the top.

Outfit #4: Fitted Blazer + Leggings + Loafers

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Oversized, sculptural blazers had a major moment at Paris fashion week this year so Carrie’s jacket is 100% on trend. Pair it with some black leggings and loafers and you’ll be ready for the perfect spring outing.

Outfit #5: Satin Corset Top + Slip Skirt

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This Dolce & Gabbana Blue Corset Top couldn’t be more in right now! You can actually still get the vintage top on eBay but luckily there are plenty of similar tops for less. Pair it with a black slip skirt to get Carrie’s look. Just don’t buy yourself a crystal swan bag like Big did for Carrie (yikes).

Outfit #6: Mixed Print Midi Dress

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I am absolutely *in love* with this Jean Paul Gaultier mixed print strapless midi dress circa 1996! It’s such a statement piece that’s also super low-effort. If you’re feeling ambitious you can try to opt for separates to mix your own prints but we’re going with a dress for ease.

Outfit #7: Leather Corset Top + Dark Wash Jeans

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Thanks to Beyonce, western chic has never been a bigger trend. Carrie’s outfit is giving country vibes without looking too costume-y. Carrie’s wearing low-rise jeans but since I refuse to re-embrace that trend, I’m suggesting you go for mid or high rise jeans instead.

Outfit #8: Tank Mini Dress + Aviator Sunglasses

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This is probably one of Carrie’s most memorable looks from season 2 and yet it’s so easy to recreate! Grab your favorite tank mini dress and a pair of aviator sunglasses and you’re good to go! Carrie paired her look with a Gucci top handle bag but fortunately, it doesn’t take a designer bag to make this look work.

Outfit #9: Floral Applique Top + Pink Trousers

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Carrie was basically *obsessed* with floral appliques for all of season 3 and I don’t blame her! Go for a wow moment with a flower applique top and a pair of pink pants, just like Carrie.

Outfit #10: Long Sleeve Shirt Dress

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There’s something so timeless about a shirtdress and it’s the perfect look for windy spring day. Fo for a DVF wrap shirt dress to really commit to the aesthetic.

Outfit #11: Ruffle Mini Dress + Mismatched Metallic Heeled Sandals

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How cute is this asymmetric ruffle mini dress?! Carrie took a chance with mismatched metallic sandals (yet another trend that’s made a comeback!) but feel free to opt for one color or another if you’re not quite ready to make that kind of a statement.

Outfit #12: White Pinstripe Vest + White Pinstripe Pants + Colorful Shoulder Bag

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Who says you have to wait until Memorial Day to wear white? This pinstripe matching set is *such* a moment and the pop of color with a red patent shoulder bag is the perfect way to complete the outfit.

Outfit #13: White Graphic Tee + White Cargo Pants

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Is it just me or is this outfit giving major Rachel Green vibes? Either way, I love how this outfit comes off as cool and unbothered and yet it’s so cute.

Outfit #14: Floral Fit and Flare Midi Dress + Oversized Heart Pendant + White Clutch

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Fit and flair dresses literally look good on *everyone* and this blue/black floral is such a cute piece! Carrie completed the look with a chunky silver heart pendant and a white clutch.

Outfit #15: Football Tee + Slim Khaki Cargo Pants

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Another outfit that’s giving serious Rachel Green vibes! Pair a varsity football tee with a pair of slim cargos for the perfect casual look.

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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.