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    38 Trendy Things That Would Make Even Carrie Bradshaw Turn Her Head

    I couldn't help but I'm possibly going to fit all of these pieces in my closet?

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    1. A star tiered mini dress with the most darling pair of puff sleeves imaginable. I only have ☆ star ☆ eyes for this dress.

    Ali Faccenda wearing star light tiered mini dress
    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    I get so many compliments on this dress, and TBH I have never felt more confident in my life (with or without compliments). This dress is so cute and breezy you'll want to add this stunning ~outta this world~ dress to your collection. It's so comfortable and probably the most-prized dress in my closet.

    Get it on sale from Nasty Gal for $39.60 (originally $88; available in sizes 0–8 and three colors).

    2. A sleeveless shoulder pad top — perfect for wearing with your layered gold jewelry and a trendy pair of pants.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful, trendy shirt with a great, stretchy material and crisp white color. I love this purchase. I wanted a bit of an oversized fit so I sized up. You can’t beat the price. Shipped quickly. Recommend." —Amazon reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and nine colors).

    3. A line art sweater to add to your minimalistic wardrobe of neutral tones. Your new easy, effortless, go-to look will be this sweater and your fave pair of jeans.

    model wears line art sweater

    Get it from Forever21 for $29.99 (available in sizes 2X–3X).

    4. A pair of bright red pumps that can take a pair of jeans and casual top from day to night. Try and tell me you don't feel instantly more confident in a killer pair of heels.

    Red heels

    Promising review: "Everyone needs a red heel. These heels are so adorable and they fit me perfectly. I loved that the back of the heel didn't bother my ankle. They're comfortable and I wore them for all of Christmas Day and I don't wear heels often." —Amanda O.

    Get them from Lulu's for $35 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and two colors).

    5. A splurge-worthy pave encrusted necklace to display your name like Carrie's signature nameplate necklace. This one is for sure an upgrade that's so luxe and stunning, she'd certainly be jealous of.

    Stephanie Gottlieb

    Stephanie Gottlieb is a jewelry designer and curator located in New York City (it doesn't get more Carrie Bradshaw than that). Each piece is handcrafted by their top-notch jewelers and many (like this piece) are made to order so they're unique to fulfill your jewelry dreams.

    Get the Small Bubble Name Necklace from Stephanie Gottlieb for $1,050+ (available in 14-karat white, yellow, and rose gold, and up to nine letters) or grab the single letter extra small pave necklace for $630.

    6. A tweed mini skirt that looks like it's probably graced the cover of Vogue many times. This classic high-waisted skirt will work well with a slew of shirts in your wardrobe for a chic, business-casual look.

    High waisted a-line tweed mini skirt

    Promising review: "This skirt is perfect. You can wear it with a fitted body suit or a sweater. It is very classy and comfortable. Love it!" —saravilla2008

    Get it from Express for $70 (available in sizes 00–14 and two colors).

    7. A glitter puff sleeve top since you'll need a glam top option to go with your timeless black skirt or jeans. (Am I the only one who has a tough time saying no to sparkles?) ✨

    Too glitzy to function top

    Get it from ModCloth for $39.99 (originally $49, available in sizes XS–4X).

    8. A classic pair of skinny jeans to be a staple in your wardrobe for eons to come.

    model wearing medium wash skinny jeans

    Promising review: "The absolute best style of jean, I have ever purchased. Being a plus size female. Jeans were always extremely difficult to find. Not anymore! Bombshell skinny jean is my go to and I rave to all my girls about them and they tried it and love it! True to size and hugs all the right places!" —Peaches0081

    Get them from Torrid for $79.50 (available in sizes 10–28 and five lengths).

    9. A pair of gold hoop earrings you'll wear over and over again because they'll work with any and all outfits. If you don't have a pair of these in your accessory repertoire it's time to get on that...

    Customer wearing gold hoop earrings

    Promising review: "I have the small, slightly chunkier gold PAVOI hoops and I wear them almost everyday. I wanted a larger pair & these are perfect!! They aren’t heavy and go with everything! I always love how well the backs stay on. These are a jewelry staple and the price is so great!" —Erica Reid

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    10. The Daily Edited textured cross-body bag that is every bit sleek as it is sophisticated. You can personalize the bag with an array of fonts, colors, and symbols to truly make it one-of-a-kind.

    Primrose textured crossbody bag
    The Daily Edited

    This bag is made from 100% textured leather with gold hardware and a push snap closure to keep all your must-haves stowed safely (and fashionably).

    Get it from The Daily Edited for $180+.

    11. A yellow long sleeve flowy top for french tucking into a tulle skirt for a modern twist on Carrie's countless poofy skirt moments (and there are a lot).

    Model wears yellow flowy top

    Promising review: "My favorite Target sweater. So soft, perfect length, a fine knit so not bulky. Nice weight, perfect for milder winter areas." —Mel on Target

    Get it from Target for $15 (available in sizes XS–4X and five colors).

    12. A Free People Jemma headband so unique it'll amp up any hairstyle. The faux leather croc-embossed print will go with just about every outfit you own.

    Model wears jemma headband in black
    Free People

    Promising review: "Love it so much. It’s great quality and goes with everything. I’m so glad that the preppy school girl look is back in style because this makes me feel so much more put together with any outfit." —chloemccormac

    Get it from Free People for $19.95 (originally $24, available in five colors).

    13. A pair of slip-on mules if you're shoe-obsessed and can always use a business casual pair in your closet., Amazon

    Promising review: "These are awesome. A perfect dupe for a much more expensive brand. These are awesome quality and run true to size." —Lauren Fuquay

    Get them from Amazon for $25.30+ (available in sizes 5–12 and seven colors).

    14. A balloon sleeve knit sweater featuring a ribbed neckline that'll keep you looking cute and cozy at the same time. Fun sleeves are all the rage right now and these balloon ones look superrrrr comfy.

    Model wears balloon sleeve knit sweater
    & Other Stories

    This chunky knit sweater features a wool knit blend and is dry clean only so it retains it's fashionable shape!

    Get it from & Other Stories for $104 (originally $149; available in sizes XS–L and two colors).

    15. A pair of round circle sunglasses because we all need a pair of trendy shades to block out the haters every now and again.


    Promising review: "For the money you can’t beat em! These look amazing on my face like a $300 pair of sunglasses. I have tried multiple pairs and this brand looks and feels comparable to a pair of RayBans and Pradas, I have a smaller face and to me this pair fits the best, perfect for my nose and brow line. I couldn’t be happier, just wish there were 6 stars so everyone would know how amazing they are. If you are questioning whether or not they will look as good on you as they do in the photos, yes...yes they do." —Christina

    Get them from Amazon for $13.93 (available in seven colors).

    16. A Victorian-pattern quarter zip that's a solid dupe for French high-end designer brands. Dior vibes anyone?!

    Model wears j'adore l'amour quarter zip
    Ell And Emm

    I love this stunning quarter zip. It's so amazing if you're a fan of designer brand name fashion (without the high price tag). I also have a friend who also has this sweatshirt and she loves it! If you're a neutrals snob like me — this is a must-have.

    Get it from Ell And Emm for $58 (available in sizes S/M, M/L, and XL/XXL).

    17. A color-block dress you'll be able to layer under your cardigans for some extra warmth and a pop of fun color! Add some pumps and a fun beret and this outfit will be Carrie-approved.

    hutch colorblock dress

    Twirl your heart away in this sleeveless satin and taffeta dress featuring stunning colors of navy, fuchsia, and red. also has pockets *gasps*.

    Get it from ModCloth for $145 (available in sizes 4–24).

    18. An Aritzia The Super Puff coat that's made from goose-down feathers for a toasty wintertime staple. This can also be personalized for that extra touch of customization.


    This puffer contains 100% responsibly sourced goose down and is engineered to deliver warmth to -30 degrees C / -22 degrees F. This version is made from an innovative water-repellent and wind-resistant Japanese rip-stop fabric that gives when you move. Add up to 14 characters to the inner lining of your puffer. Your text will appear in their signature Super font so everyone will know it's your jacket.

    Get it from Aritzia for $275 (available in sizes 3XS–1X and four colors).

    19. A set of pearl headbands because a sophisticated accessory will always be the icing on top of a fantastic look.,

    Promising review: "The product came with a lot of headbands with multiple options. They look really good quality for the price and are super comfortable to wear. I was worried about possible issues with fit and discomfort, but I have worn these for three days in a row with no issue. Super cute!" —Celina

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (for a set of four).

    20. A faux shearling moto jacket so you can have the best of both worlds — a sleek and simple coat style ~AND~ faux fur accents.,

    Promising review: "So, I never really write reviews for products however, this is actually the best jacket I’ve ever owned. I am a huge jacket fan, and this jacket is so warm and cozy, and the fur is very thick. I often choose to wear this over my Canada goose. The jacket is oversized and looks very expensive (someone asked me if I spent over $200 on it). If you are going to buy anything, BUY THIS JACKET." —Erika

    Get it from Amazon for $59.66+ (available in sizes S-XL and three colors).

    21. A dainty stackable ring that looks like a million bucks on the hand of your choice. Snag two for some EXTRA bling.,

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was hoping for! Beautifully crafted and fits true to size. Great quality, and comparable to other brands on the market that are 3X more expensive!" —Lana Rhee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in sizes 5–9 and three metal colors).

    22. A stunning floral wrap dress if you're in need of a piece that's versatile. It can be worn with combat boots for days you want a flirty, laidback vibe or with heels for a sweet and sophisticated vibe.


    Promising review: "Love the poplin material. I love the colors in this dress, how comfortable it is, and how it looks." —Asos reviewer

    Get it from Asos for $40.80 (originally $60, available in sizes 0–14).

    23. A tie-waist sweater with a fun surprise on the back...a cut out! I don't know about you, but I'm always a fan of a shirt that's a party in the front and the back so you can look stellar from all angles., Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow — I never write reviews on Amazon, but this must be the cutest sweater ever! I must let everyone know how soft this sweater is. The material is very thick and the quality is better than expected. I may get this in multiple colors. Definitely a must-buy!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors).

    24. A camel tracksuit because your current 2021 wardrobe wouldn't be complete without a cute loungewear set.


    Promising review: "I bought this sweatsuit because I have more work clothes than casual clothes. I wanted to update my wardrobe a bit and I love this sweatsuit. Very soft, very comfortable, and a good purchase." —Asos reviewer

    Get it from Asos for $67 (available in sizes 12–22).

    25. Or a pair of tie-dye sweatpants for keeping your comfy part of your wardrobe colorful.

    Person wears tie dye sweatpants

    Promising review: "I’ve worn it twice and had a lot of compliments!!! Several women got online right then and ordered the top and matching bottoms!!! It is so soft and warm!!! Great for lounging or wearing out!!!" —Patricia B.

    Get them from Amazon for $44.90 (available in sizes XXS–3X, and three colors).

    26. A wide brim fedora hat — the perfect accessory to add a little extra something to your winter wardrobe. (A must have for second or third day hair, you're welcome.),

    Promising review: "I love this hat! At first, I was worried it might be heavy in weight because of its wool-like texture, but it was actually lightweight! This hat will go with any outfit. You’ll have to fix the shape of it after taking it out of the box though, it was a bit crushed from delivery but no biggie. For the price and quality, I was impressed. I recommend this must-have fashionable piece! :)" —Sapphire Shiohwan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 35 colors).

    27. A lace tulle top that's a modern twist on Carrie's plethora of tulle skirts. I couldn't help but amazing this top would look with a pair of skinny jeans.,

    The straps are adjustable and some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I absolutely looooved this blouse. Wore it to a company holiday party and received so many compliments on it. The material is sort of a tutu type — it isn’t scratchy or anything. There’s no stretch to it, but if you get the right size, you can adjust the straps and how much cleavage you want to show in the front. Loved it!!" —Arkel Anita

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes 0-2/10 and in five colors).

    28. A casual V-neck blouse available in an array of prints and colors so simple and effortless, no one will know it took you five minutes to put your outfit together. (Not even Carrie can get ready that quickly...),

    Promising review: "This blouse is my absolute favorite thing that I’ve ordered from Amazon. I have two of them. They fit perfect to size so definitely order your true size. You can take this blouse from casual to dressy in five seconds flat. It’s my date night shirt on repeat! I have recommended this over and over and everyone loves it!" —Karaskorner

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 34 colors and patterns).

    29. A pair of raw hem wide-leg cropped jeans so you can switch up your look and pair these with booties or some eye-catching mules.

    reviewer wearing the cropped wide-leg jeans in dark blue

    Promising review: "My new go-to cropped jean!! If you’re a lover of vintage fits, these are a must-try. This is going to sound like a paid review, because I’m so obsessed with the fit of these jeans, but I bought them, love them and bought two more pairs. They are snug on the butt and thighs and widen to a large bell around the ankle. I love the button enclosure, zippers are not as flattering on a ruse this high. Love love love." —MCP

    Get it from Amazon for $27.60+ (available in sizes 0–24 and in six colors).

    30. A ruffled floral dress that's sure to make an appearance on your 'Gram feed. What's a cute outfit if you don't share it with your followers?

    Reviewer wearing the blue floral ruffled dress with deep V neck

    Promising review: "This dress fits well, looks so cute on, and I got so many compliments. The fabric is nice, not too thick, not too thin...and the fit was absolutely perfect for me. I bought a large, and I am usually a size 10 in dresses. I loved it so much, I bought a yellow one!" —Cindy Range

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 28 colors and styles).

    31. A Machete claw clip in a stunning tortoise checker print so you can forgo the scrunchies and opt for a more timeless hair accessory.

    Heirloom claw clips in tortoise checker

    Promising review: "I'm so used to cheap clips that can't handle my thick hair, so I was afraid this would be too small as my hair grows out. However, it is so strong and so beautifully constructed that my fears were immediately assuaged. I am hoping to be loving this beautiful claw for a *long* time!" —Teresa R.

    Get it from Machete for $60.

    32. A silky tie top featuring this season's hottest fashion trend — the collar. Collars aren't just for prep school uniforms anymore. It looks super stylish in tandem with this plunging neckline that'll look amazing with your high waisted mom jeans.

    Par Bronte Laurent

    Par Bronte Laurent is a Black-owned, womenswear fashion label based in Brooklyn, NY.

    Get it from Par Bronte Lauren for $48 (available in sizes S/M and M/L).

    33. A Brandon Blackwood pink puffer handbag that can be worn crossbody or on the shoulder. This versatile pink dream looks like it came right out of Miss Bradshaw's closet.

    Brandon Blackwood

    Brandon Blackwood is a Jamaican / Chinese designer specializing in contemporary accessories inspired by his upbringing in both New York and Tokyo.

    Get the bag from Brandon Blackwood for $88.

    34. A pair of retro heels featuring black velvet and the daintiest gold dot pattern. These have an adjustable ankle strap so your shoes stay put.

    Kelso retro sandals in black gold
    Chelsea Paris

    Chelsea Paris is a Black and woman-owned luxury footwear brand inspired by designer Theresa Ebagua's African heritage.

    Get the Kelso Retro Sandals from Chelsea Paris for $595.

    35. A Studs chained pavé huggie so if you have multiple ear piercings you can pop this lil' cutie in and it'll sparkle and shine.

    Chained pavé huggie earring

    Almost two-thirds of my earring collection is from Studs and I truly couldn't be a bigger fan if I tried. They're durable, well-made, and last a really long time without being gaudy or too over-the-top. They are great for someone like me who has seven ear piercings and wants them looking cute but not cluttered. Studs is my favorite one-stop shop for all my earring needs.

    Get it from Studs for $50 (available in gold and silver).

    36. A pair of chain detailed jeans for when you want an edgier look that's sure to style perfectly with your plethora of neutral tanks.

    Colorful Natalie

    Colorful Natalie is a woman-owned small business ran by Natalie Acopian whose mission is to offer the unique and latest styles in streetwear at an affordable price.

    Get them from Colorful Natalie for $70 (available in sizes S–L).

    37. A bright pink duster cardigan that's longer in length so you can be warm and stylish from literally head to toe. Opting for a longer cardigan like this in colder weather is a trendy upgrade that's worth adding to your closet.

    model wears pink ombre duster cardigan

    This open front cardigan features long sleeves, front pockets, and a ribbed trim that'll make even leggings look cute.

    Get it from Torrid for $89.50 (available in sizes 10–30).

    38. And a slouchy off-the-shoulder sweatshirt ideal for dressing up or down. It'll look cute paired with sweats or jeans so you can style it to your fashion needs.,

    Promising review: "Just got it in today and I am a huge fan of the material and the fit. The material is lightweight and I love the length of the sweater. Usually other loose sweaters are very short but this one is the perfect size. I’m so happy with my purchase ! I would definitely recommend if your looking for a simple and cute long sleeve top!" —Lucy P.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 12 colors).

    That feeling when you're closet is looking like a million bucks.


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