The 5 Perfect Pillars of Carrie Bradshaw's Winter Capsule Wardrobe

In all honesty, I’ve never been much of a Sex and the City fan, but as anyone who works in fashion knows, Carrie Bradshaw was (and still is) a major style force. From her eclectic sartorial choices to her undeniable great taste in footwear, she'll always be an icon whether you’ve watched the show or not. With designers and street stylers referencing ’90s and noughties for autumn/winter 2018, Carrie’s wardrobe appears to be relevant once again.

Winter has now arrived and Carrie’s closet can provide some fun inspiration during the coldest, darkest months. Most praised SATC outfits might feel more summer in the city than freeze-friendly, but she did live in New York City, and that can get pretty glacial. We tracked down her best knitwear, long coats and cosy-boot moments to ever be featured on the show. Keep scrolling down for the best Carrie Bradshaw–worthy capsule winter wardrobe.

1. Faux-Fur Coat
Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a faux fur coat with mule sandals

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Style Notes: Whether worn with a party dress or, um, pj’s, Carrie has no shortage of uses for a fabulous faux-fur coat. This season provides many a similar iteration on the high street as well as in designer echelons.

Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a faux fur coat with a floral dress

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Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a faux fur coat with a blue jumper

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2. Noughties Knitwear
Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a cowl neck jumper and shearling coat

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Style Notes: Remember when cowl necks where kind of everything, pastel knits were the ultimate thing to wear with jeans, and knit minidresses were great for parties? Well, that concept has come full circle, so Carrie’s cosy jumpers are back in town.

Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a cowl neck jumper and mini skirt

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Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a gold knitted jumper dress

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Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a pink knitted two piece outfit

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3. Knee-High Boots
Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a black coat with knee high boots

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Style Notes: Although Carrie’s more likely to wear colour during the winter, she also knows the power of a pair of perfect black knee-high (or over-the-knee) boots. These are most ferociously worn with a black tailored coat and a strut.

Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a black coat with a studded belt and trilby

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4. A Little Bit of Tartan
Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a tartan scarf with a brown jacket and printed skirt

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Style Notes: In the summer, Carrie wears florals, but in the winter, it’s all about checks, plaids and tartans. Even a simple tartan scarf will add the right kind of kook to her cold-weather ensembles.

Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a red plaid jacket and striped scarf

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5. Flirty Skirts
Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a velvet coat with a blue  midi skirt

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Style Notes: The fancier the skirt, the more likely Carrie is to wear it in the day (or night). She certainly doesn’t let the temperature stop her either, so dig out your party skirts and get to wearing them.

Carrie Bradshaw winter outfits: wearing a satin skirt with a faux fur coat

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Now all you need is a new chic coat to invest in…

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