SJP's Real-Life Looks Are Better Than Her Sex and the City Outfits

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Recently I wrote a story about all of the 2018 trends Carrie Bradshaw put on the map in Sex and the City. And there were a lot of them—everything from Dior saddle bags to PVC shoes to square necklines. My research ended up taking me on a digital deep dive into all things Sarah Jessica Parker, which made me realize just how great the actress’s personal style is as well.

SJP will probably always be associated with her SATC character, but her off-screen style deserves just as much attention. I especially gravitate towards her '90s and early '00s looks: It was a time of tube tops, strapless necklines, and easy separates. Her great styling ideas are pushing me to try some of them again for myself in 2018. Ahead, see some of Sarah Jessica Parker's best style moments and shop pieces inspired by her looks.

Feathers, Feathers, Feathers

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This SJP look reminds me the most of a SATC outfit—think Carrie's pink tutu look from the opening credits.

Say Yes to the Tube Top

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Tube tops were huge in the 2000s, and they're making a return in a big way. It's been a while since I broke one out, but Parker's outfits are pushing me to try them again.

Again With the Tube Top…

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Again, I think I need to give the tube top another chance. Wearing one with coordinating pants for a monochrome look seems pretty foolproof.

Behold the Power of a Beaded Bandeau

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It seems that SJP has a thing for a strapless silhouette, as many people did in the late '90s and early '00s.

How About a Gold Bustier?

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This look from 1991 predates Sex and the City. It's colorful and daring in so many ways—and to me, it really showcases SJP's sense of personal style.

Yep, Strapless Is the Way to Go

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SJP loves a good strapless silhouette. This outfit is proof that this classic dress never goes out of style.

One More for Good Measure…

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Yes, again with the strapless. To me, this floor-sweeping version is the perfect going-out look.

Barely-There Choker Necklaces Are Back

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Right now, tennis necklaces are popping up everywhere. Here's a styling idea for how to wear one yourself.

Head-to-Toe White Is Eternal

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You can't go wrong by dressing in clean white separates. This look—with the oval sunglasses and baby tee—feels especially relevant for 2018.

Slip Skirts Return

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More white and another slip skirt—the piece soaring to popularity this summer.

Back to style-stalking Sarah Jessica Parker.