Am I one of those people who thinks Sarah Jessica Parker and Carrie Bradshaw are the same exact person? Yeah, I am. I’m sorry, but you can’t tell me that Carrie wouldn’t wear every single outfit SJP has been photographed in over the course of her life, but that’s beside the point. Clearly, I think about the wardrobes of both of those incredible women on an abnormal basis, and while the fashion in Sex and the City was great and all, it’s Sarah Jessica Parker’s style in the ’80s that I think about more than all the looks that aired on the show.
Researching the best style moments of celebrities is a huge part of my job, so when I tell you that my jaw drops whenever I come across one of the striking looks below courtesy of Parker, I am not exaggerating in the slightest. She somehow managed to nail the whole oversized gaudy vibe of the ’80s in a way that still feels relevant today. Trends from decades past always come back around, but that’s not even what I’m referring to here. Scroll down and you’ll see that SJP’s style in the ’80s proved to be both trendy and timeless and wondering exactly how that could be is what keeps me up at night.
Below, scroll through some of her best looks from the iconic decade and shop some of the pieces you’ll need to recreate the looks should you feel so inclined.