An iconic story of four single, successful women in New York City that was way ahead of its time. Can you believe that I haven’t really watched it? But the more research I did, the more I realised that we all have a Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha inside us somewhere. As a single, successful-ish woman in London I decided to take inspiration from each character to create four looks and to talk about similarities and differences.
In all honesty, from what I have been able to research, Charlotte is a bit of me. Modest, not as outgoing as the other women and certainly takes life a little too serious at times. Her most iconic line must be where she revers to friendship soul mates, and I feel that on so many different levels. Having a group of friends around you that understand you, accept you without judgement and always support you is one of the most important things in the world.
This outfit I chose for ‘Charlotte’ wasn’t even planned! I was just going to use this entire look for another blog post. But when I started my research on the different characters, browsed the shops for clothes that I could use for the outfits I realised that I had already captured the perfect Charlotte look. Like I said, she is a bit of me!
Miranda, oh Miranda. We would probably connect really well. She is very focused and career-driven, to a point where her success became an issue in one of her relationships. I have a feeling I might end up like that too if I am being completely honest. My whole life I studied hard, worked hard, to accomplish my goals. I have definitely changed my career goals a few times, but I have always been working towards achieving something. This sometimes prevents me from living in the moment and truly enjoying the beauty of life. I am also often reminded that being career-driven and successful will lead to loneliness.
Miranda’s outfit might not be as obvious, but I just had this idea in my head of a relaxed outfit that is quite sporty but still very fashionable at the same time. She seems to definitely put comfort first and I totally agree with that. In high school I used to wear platform heels, skirts and basically everything uncomfortable just because it was ‘fashion’. Now I couldn’t care less. If I am uncomfortable I am not wearing it.
Although so far out of my comfort zone, Samantha might be my favourite out of all four. She comes across as a carefree, unapologetic female. She knows what she wants and is not afraid to fight for it. I’d like to think that I don’t care too much about what others think of me, but I will never get on Samantha’s level. Her character is outrageous today, so I can’t imagine how she must have been perceived 20 years ago. She is what people need to understand about women, we are just like men. The difference is that society has different expectations that must of us women try to uphold to the best of our ability.
I struggled the most with Samantha’s outfit. I knew I wouldn’t do her justice if I didn’t go for a sexy dress, worn with elegance and an endless amount of confidence. I stepped miles out of my comfort zone and tried to wear this dress as confidently as possible. Will I ever wear something like this again? Probably not. But I did feel pretty great for those 10-15 minutes whilst we were photographing this outfit.
Everyone’s sweetheart and a fashion legend with a closet to die for. I think we all like to think we have a bit of Carrie inside us. And maybe we all do. Carrie is probably the most universally relatable character out of all four, as she is a perfect combination of the other three personalities. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure she is definitely her own person in the series but what I am trying to say is that she seems to have everything balanced. She is slightly modest (compared to Samantha), serious enough when needed, career-driven and definitely has a sexy and fun side that come out to play every now and then. Her character changed fashion for good, her style is simple yet outrageous at the same time.
I certainly had the most fun putting together Carrie’s outfit. At first I wanted to wear a tulle skirt, but I decided that is just not me at all and although each outfit has been inspired by a character I still wanted my own style to shine through as well. So I decided to go for a pretty basic look that is all about the details.
Now, as I said before all is based on research so please don’t get offended if I got anything wrong. And yes, I know I should’ve seen all episodes and films by now but I promise I will start watching everything!
Did I pass the test?
Lots of love,