Ah, Honey! Strut through the streets of Jo’burg, Cape Town, or Durban in your most recognisable Carrie Bradshaw ensembles; the style icon has arrived in the Rainbow Nation. The “Sex and the City” leading lady is not just a New York trendsetter; her signature look has also taken root in Mzansi. Get in touch with your inner Carrie with this insider shopping guide.
Do you long for the days of your Manolos and tutus at brunch in New York City? Carrie Bradshaw’s style was a declaration, a harmonious blend of sophistication, individuality, and self-assurance. And now, trendsetters in South Africa are emulating that style.
What Sets Carrie’s Fashion Apart?
Carrie’s fashion sense is unabashedly unique, risk-taking, and imaginative. Let’s dissect that:
- Pumps and Stilettos: Those breathtaking heels are synonymous with the character Carrie. Mixing high fashion with practical sandals.
- Statement Accessories: Think big floral pins, chunky necklaces, and unique purses.
Mixing & matching like a pro Carrie has a knack for mixing vintage finds with designer threads. The key is not to be scared!
- Iconic Tutus: This is the way to go if you want to be noticed.
Shopping Tips to Achieve the “Carrie” Look
- Boutique Shoe establishments: Whether in Sandton City in Jo’burg or on Cape Town’s Long Street, you can find unique designer heels at these establishments.
- The Best of the Web: You can discover the ideal pair of “Carrie”-esque shoes on websites like Superbalist, which have enormous collections.
- Markets in Your Area: If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind items, you shouldn’t pass up markets like the ones at Greenmarket Square and Rosebank on Sunday.
- Discount Department Stores: Find unique, vintage clothes that are so Carrie Bradshaw at the secondhand shops in Kalk Bay or Maboneng.
- Fashion Outlets: Browse designer boutiques for high-end clothing, and make use of any ongoing or upcoming sales.
- Tutu can be manufactured to order, so why not visit a fashion designer in your area? Since many fashion houses are jumping on the bandwagon, having something made specifically for you can help you stand apart.
The Influential People Driving This Trend
Thuli Ndlovu, a local fashion designer, is quoted as saying in an exclusive interview with her:
> “Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion is more than a trend; it’s a statement of self-expression. In South Africa, we’re seeing a new wave of confidence where women are embracing their style, and Carrie’s iconic fashion resonates with that.”
Own It, Darling!
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of “Sex and the City” or just someone who appreciates adventurous fashion, the Carrie Bradshaw style revival is here for you. It’s a fun, sassy, and empowering way to express yourself. So put on those heels, flaunt that tutu, and remember, in the wise words of Carrie herself, “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.” Now, go have some fun shopping!
About The Author:
Melanie Jacobs is a leading fashion and beauty writer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a decade of experience tracking trends and analysing style evolutions, she offers readers an unmatched insight into the dynamic world of fashion.