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Something I'll never forget is how many times, after watching the Sex and the City movie, I tried to pull off the Carrie Bradshaw outfit you see right here. Carrie stands there admiring her closet in separates that appear so effortless and cool — and she is at home, just dressing for herself. Carrie actually layers a tunic dress over a skirt twice in the film (I counted), but I couldn't get over how perfectly she masters proportions here, so that just the right amount of pleated skirt is revealed beneath the hemline of her tee. I can't even tell you how many different combinations I hand-selected from my own wardrobe to try to nail this exact look.
For me, that excitement extends to the HBO series, which is now being rebooted with a spinoff, And Just Like That..., for which we're already promised more inspiring Carrie outfits that she takes from the confines of her own home straight onto the streets. It's pretty iconic how her white-trimmed sport shorts look adorable with tube tops and heeled thong sandals when Carrie strolls out to the street midday, taking a break from work to greet Aidan Shaw. And there are numerous times she spills her heart out about Big right onto the page, working from her laptop near the window in a glamorous furry coat or pajamas and pearls.
Carrie crafts her at-home aesthetic with her own brand of quirk, never opting for just any old sweatsuit, and I can't wait to see more of that. In my recent time at home, I've found that fashionable work-from-home gear boosts my mood, and I can only imagine how it'd feel to have Carrie's closet to choose from. Fortunately, it's easier than you might think to re-create so many of Carrie's more laid-back style moments. Scroll through to get inspired, and consider ditching the sweatpants for something a tad more fabulous while you're watching all the new AJLT episodes to come.