Style Icon: Sarah Jessica Parker
Posted on August 01 2011
Oh SJP, how do we love thee? Let us confess it began with the unforgettable tutu dress that introduced us to the always awesome Carrie Bradshaw. With her daredevil approach to fashion, she went where no fashionista has gone before, and in the process set a new standard. She showed us that it doesn’t require typical beauty to become a style icon. Which is exactly what Ms. Bradshaw, and Sarah Jessica Parker have become.
Gracing the cover of Vogue six times including the August issue, the real life Carrie Bradshaw says that she is nothing like her character, but since playing the shoe-a-holic, she makes bolder choices as she reveals more in fashion.
With a starring role in the soon to be released, I Don’t Know How She Does It, we are sure that Sarah Jessica Parker will continue to woo us with her high quality acting chops and superior sense of style. For now, let us count the ways that SJP makes us swoon, and see how you too can advance to her level of noteworthy style.
Take the road less traveled. At the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premiere in New York City, SJP showed up in an easy breezy look. While her printed flowing maxi was totally red carpet appropriate, not many would pair it with a boyfriend blazer. And instead of carrying the red carpet friendly clutch, she chose a bucket bag. Take a walk on the wild side with this gorgeous maxi gown by Interlude. Add an oversized blazer and gathered handbag, and you’ll march to the same beat as SJP.
Be playful with accessories. In a dress that seemingly had a lot going on (asymmetrical, metallic, and belted!) the Sex And The City star draped a double strand necklace around her neck. Though less may be more for some, this outfit shows us that it’s fun to play with more. Try it out with this one shouldered frock by After Six. Don’t forget your belt and metallic heels!
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Who says there’s an age limit to looking hot? Clearly not SJP when she strut her stuff in a sexy LBD with white booties. Here, the fit and trim actress takes a less is more approach, and with that body who wouldn’t! Get your sexy strut happening in this LBD by Mignon. Accessorize with ankle booties and a sassy attitude.
Wear what you love. Sarah Jessica is well rounded in her designer admiration. Despite her recent association with Halston Heritage, you’ll see her wearing all the big names without ever remaining exclusive to just one designer. For a Marie Claire cover, she returns to the color gold which she clearly has an affinity for. Try glamming it up like SJP in Sherri Hill’s golden mini cocktail dress. If you love it, go for it!