6 Pieces We're Convinced Carrie Bradshaw Would Wear in 2018


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A few years ago when I moved to NYC, the words of Carrie Bradshaw echoed in my mind: “When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” And yes, I too found myself penniless at times but craving inspiration, which I filled by poring over the pages Vogue. I started watching Sex and the City back in the mid-2000s as much for the dream of one day living in Manhattan as for the fashion. The whole thing captivated me, as did Carrie Bradshaw, with her daring wardrobe choices and love for all things fashion. My personal style choices didn’t always align with hers exactly, but I always appreciated the risks she took in the name of style and how she lived and breathed fashion.

But now, what might have seemed "out there" or even "tacky" suddenly seems cool. I’ll blame it on the ever-present nostalgia in the fashion industry and its impulse to recycle decades-old trends. And right now, it seems like just the right moment for pieces from the early 2000s to start bubbling back up. Many of the trends Carrie Bradshaw wore are returning, and I have a hunch she would wear many of them again in 2018. Ahead, shop the six pieces you’d be sure to see her wearing on a stroll down the streets of New York.

Dior Saddle Bag


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Carrie demonstrated her affinity for Dior saddle bags in the ’90s, and we know she would be into the logo versions that are popping up everywhere right now.

PVC Shoes


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If there’s one thing Carrie is known for, it’s her love of shoes. There’s certainly no trend she hasn’t tried, and that includes PVC sandals.

Square Necklines


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Carrie is clearly into square necklines, and so are we. They’re a subtle nod to the ’90s that we’re seeing everywhere.



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Headbands are back, and we envision Carrie wearing a version like these velvet or topknot styles.

Strappy Sandals


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Here’s another shoe trend we could easily see Carrie wearing. Strappy sandals are trending at the moment and are poised to be the summer’s It shoe.



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From hot pants to short hemlines, Carrie is on board for all things mini. Naturally, minidresses would be part of her summer attire for strolling around the streets of Manhattan.

We’ll be taking some cues from Carrie (as always) to help guide our summer outfit choices this year.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.