Culture,  Fashion

Everything Rewatching Sex and the City Inspired Me to Do

When the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Sex and the City rolled around this summer, I couldn’t resist rewatching the quintessential fashion-lover show for the first time in years. After binge watching all six seasons, I felt a wave of inspiration hit me harder than Carrie Bradshaw’s heartbreak after she was dumped via Post-It. 

Even though the final episode aired in 2004, Carrie still inspired a 2018-me to do all of the following:

Rock my naturally curly hair.

First and foremost, rewatching SATC inspired me to rock my crazed mane in public. My hair has a mind of its own, and when it decides to go into full-curl mode I typically toss it up into a bun or braids. But after watching Carrie embrace her curls with confidence, I couldn’t help but wonder…why not dare to bare my own set of wild waves?

Credit Instagram @everyoutfitonsatc

Wear a belted button down.

This season three outfit is goals. It’s effortless, easy, and somehow a timeless classic. I found a white-button down alice+olivia dress I had tucked away in my closet, and cinched a brown belt around my waist to tie together my look-a-like attire. Check out the options on ASOS for an equally similar look…

ASOS Cotton Mini Shirt Dress, $32

ASOS DESIGN vegan wide belt in brown faux leather with vintage gold buckle, $19

Up my shoe game

My shoe wardrobe is by far the most lacking in my closet. I tend to stick to about three pairs of tried and true classics, but after rewatching Carrie strut through Manhattan’s streets in bright Manolo Blahniks, I felt a gravitational pull to the shoe sections of my favorite stores. If Carrie could brave endless city blocks in towering stilettos, I could at least attempt to expand my shoe repertoire beyond my comfortable Adidas sneakers.

I just purchased these Dolce Vita slides.

Have a friend reunion in the Big Apple

This one has to be the most obvious of them all. After laughing along with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha as they ate at the Modern, I couldn’t resist planning a reunion weekend with my best friends from college. After all, maybe they’re my soulmates, and men are just great, nice guys to have fun with.

Feasting with my friends at Victor’s in NYC

Header image credit HBO

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