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 analyzing 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.

Heritage Handbags

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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. 

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Barely There Sandals

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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.

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Slip Dresses

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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.

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Modern Suiting

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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.

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Snakeskin Boots

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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.

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Couture-Inspired Party Attire

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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.

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Cargo Pants

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Utilitarian-inspired pieces are a huge 2019 trend, and that includes cargo pants that air on the sleeker side of the spectrum. Back in the day, Carrie styled hers with a tube top, which would look just as current today.

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Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 


She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.