Carrie Bradshaw's signature style can be hard for everyone else to pull off; the mixed patterns, the layers, the shoes - all of these take guts to wear all at once. To make this look your own, I suggest borrowing one piece from a "Carrie" ensemble and incorporating it into your own basics.
Try wearing the long cardigan with jeans, or the shoes with your favorite a-line skirt. Trendy pieces can add a jolt of serious style into your everyday looks.
Get the Carrie look:
Start with a great patterned skirt or tunic, like this one from Alice Temperley's collection for Target. At only $34.99 it's a steal! Available at target.com.
Mix and match patterns like Carrie did by adding a stripy layer on top. Check out this paper thin turtle neck from JCrew, it's only $42! Available at jcrew.com.
Top the look off with a long, lightweight cardigan; this one is a dead ringer for Carrie's pricier cardi. From the Simply Vera Wang collection it's on sale right now for $33.60 at kohls.com.
Menswear inspired booties, $109, Nine West; available at piperlime.com.
Simply Vera Wang knee socks, $9; available at kohls.com
Leather gloves, $38; available at urbanoutfitters.com.