Most famously known for portraying fashion maven (and the source of the world’s wardrobe envy) Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) has become a fashion icon in her own right. 

In today’s article, we go behind the scenes of Sarah Jessica Parker’s iconic look and style, and translate her wardrobe into one that is both replicable and affordable.

So, what does it take to get your version of Sarah Jessica Parker’s look?

Be playful

SJP has fun with her looks. She goes beyond function and dresses for her personality and aesthetic pleasure. The key to dressing like SJP is letting what strikes your fancy to shine and bringing couture onto main street.

Know your body type and flaunt it at every opportunity

You will often see SJP showing off her toned arms and shoulders and dressing for her body type. She sticks with what looks best on her and wears variations of the most flattering pieces.

Make a statement

What we certainly love SJP for are her unique statement pieces. From one off hats to the largest, multicolored brooches, she has eye and show stopping pieces that somehow pull the whole look together and are uniquely SJP

Get edgy

Whether throwing on a leather jacket over a feminine ruffled dress or a black tuxedo blazer over a long evening gown, SJP is known for taking feminine pieces and adding a dark and edgy spin to make the look more unique and approachable.

Run towards color

SJP doesn’t incorporate a few pops of color, she embraces color with a passion. She’s more often seen in grand schemes of color, as opposed to black and other neutrals. Furthermore, she often clashes color for a very unique and couture look that once again delivers a look that is effortless to put together but looks way more time intensive.

Shoes are anything but basic

SJP’s ability and desire to make a statement goes beyond her clothing and accessories. Shoes make a statement al on their own. From pointed toe satin pumps in shades of teal and red to glitter encased mary jane pumps, SJP’s shoes are always the type that bring an entire look together without being a departure from her style choices.

Here is a sample SJP wardrobe


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Dresses and Skirts

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Jackets and Cardigans

How to dress like Sarah Jessica Parker: Sleek and feminine jackets and blazers |

Sweaters and Coats

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How to dress like Sarah Jessica Parker: Embellished and fabulous shoe choices |


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Here are 9 easily replicable looks

How to dress like Sarah Jessica Parker: 9 chic Sarah Jessica Parker inspired looks you can recreate |

Explore all the pieces and looks featured above here below

How to dress like Sarah Jessica Parker |

Are you a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker’s style? What looks and pieces do you find most appealing?


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Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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