Oh, how I adored Carrie's edgy style on Sex and the City during the show's six season run. But the actress who played ehr keeps the spirit of Carrie alive with her boundary-pushing style, which was on full display via Sarah Jessica Parker's #whitehouse Instagram snap in May.
Like her character on the cult series, Parker loves a good high-low mashup ensemble. She may be wearing rolled-up boyfriend jeans and a tee, but they'll always be paired with some gorgeous couture kicks. For her visit to the presidential home, the actress combined a fitted navy blazer with a hint of a peplum waist, a graphic printed skirt, and a pair of trendy, neon pink pumps which were presumably from her SJP collection for Nordstrom. Now this is a job-appropriate ensemble you can work with, whether you're a graphic designer at a business meeting or an arts attorney looking to jazz up a demure and suitable outfit. The look is also perfect for transitioning into fall. So the next time you're peering into your closet wondering what to wear to work, try out Sarah Jessica Parker's winning formula, and allow yourself to imagine just for a second that you're starring in your very own half-hour drama.
1. FITTED NAVY BLAZER
Add authority to your ensemble and channel Parker's semi-formal air with a fitted navy jacket like this Theory Lanai Blazer.
2. FULL GRAPHIC-PRINTED SKIRT
Pair your buttoned-up blazer with a more playful printed skirt like this Vila Dark Floral Quilted Midi Skirt for a look like SJP's.
3. POP OF COLOR PUMPS
Pop these unexpectedly bright Sophia Webster Piped Patent Leather Pumps on your feet for a truly chic — and memorable — look like Parker's.
4. SILK TANK TOP
Pop a simple silk top under your blazer like this Everlane The Silk Tank for an elegant and understated addition to your statement ensemble.
Images: sarahjessicaparker/Instagram; Theory Lanai Blazer, $375, revolveclothing.com; Vila Dark Floral Quilted Midi Skirt, $81.26, us.asos.com; Sophia Webster Piped Patent Leather Pumps, $320, saksfifthavenue.com; Everlane The Silk Tank, $59, everlane.com