Carrie Bradshaw knew it in the ’90s that sequins will sparkle forever. A blingy number is still the Ultimate Party Dress because it makes you look sexy with minimal effort. Pair with equally sexy shoes and throw on a classic black coat for balance.
2. Pyjamas, But Make it Couture
Carrie went out on New Year’s Eve in her actual pyjamas, but upped the ante with luxe details. Luckily for you, silk pyjama suits are now an acceptable party look. Take cues from this look and add accents like a blingy cap, embellished bag, pearl string(s), and booties to take your basic outfit up a notch.
3. The Statement-Making Detail
The Statement-Making Detail
Okay, we get that you might not always be dressed to the nines (or even feel like making an effort sometimes). For times like those, elevate a plain ol‘ dress by adding that one accessory that’s truly *extra*. Perhaps a gigantic brooch (like the floral detail seen on Carrie’s), an embellished belt, or OTT jewellery...anything that adds edge to a simple garment.
4. Pink Fling
Carrie knew it well that opting for a classic silhouette like a coat dress in an unusual colour (anything other than black, basically) will make heads turn. This is a great option for when you want to make an impact, but curb the sexiness. Lift this look with a glowing face and fierce hairdo.
5. The Perfect Mix
A T-shirt with a couture skirt—Carrie made it happen! A billowy, floor-length skirt can look over-the-top, and a plain tee balances it well—and also lets the right piece shine. Plus, this look transitions from day-to-night perfectly.
6. Go Big or Go Home
Carrie’s bright-AF look is a great example of how a bold piece is a good way to stay away from the clichéd monochrome palette. Even better if you nail it in the ‘pride’ colours.
7. The Desk-to-Dinner Look
Pencil skirts might be a work staple, but they work wonderfully well for sunny brunches, too. And Carrie knows a thing or two about sprucing up the mundane. Case in point: the bright overcoat and even brighter jewelled pumps. While the tiara might be a bit much, you can always replace it with an embellished hairband.
8. Match it or Clash it
This print-on-print look is an elegant option that works for any kind of soirée. What we’re especially digging is how Carrie has accessorised it. The black belt and shoes work as a palate cleanser in a print-heavy look, balancing the grown-up feels with their grunge vibe. Plus, that look-at-me bag is a great conversation starter.