If I were to try my hand at analysing the reasons why Sex and the City still holds so much sway over our wardrobes, I’d say it’s because, thanks to Patricia Field’s genius styling, the outfits remain incredibly relevant. No matter how long ago the show started and ended, there are plenty of great looks that hold up today. As a huge fan of the show, I still remember some of the best looks from the six seasons. That’s how groundbreaking I found the fashion.
While I loved all the characters, it was Carrie’s fashion-forward style that influenced my teenage and early-20s wardrobe. From trying to hunt down my own name necklace to being persuaded to wear a bum bag, Carrie’s style continues to help me be more adventurous with my own wardrobe. But it’s not just about Carrie. Charlotte’s preppy outfits were always well put together and super polished. Miranda’s corporate attire was minimalist perfection, and Samantha’s daring and sassy wardrobe was always spectacular.
In an interview with Vogue in 2018, Field said, “The girls were described to me, and it was interesting because the only one who wasn’t communicated clearly to me was Carrie. She was the one who sort of developed over time. The other three you could describe, and an image was conjured, but Carrie evolved, working together with Sarah Jessica Parker.”
While we’ve got more looks to come with And Just Like That…, the show’s reboot, I’ve detailed some of my favourite SATC looks of all time. Keep scrolling for more.