Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Polka Dot Skirt & Black Peacoat: Carrie Bradshaw Style Series

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Happy Friday loves! Today’s post is very special because it’s the start of an exciting new series on the blog: The Carrie Bradshaw Style Series! I often describe my style as a modern day Carrie Bradshaw. I actually started using this phrase when more than one friend told me that my style reminded them of Carrie Bradshaw. Of course I was super flattered, and when I researched her outfits I realized that we do have similar style sensibilities. We both like mixing prints and silhouettes, and our outfits all have a sense of whimsy, femininity, and eclecticism. So I thought it would be fun to do a series of posts inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s famous outfits, but reinterpreted for the modern day. Believe it or not, I had all these pieces already in my closet, so our styles really are quite similar.

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Carrie Bradshaw’s Polka Dot Skirt & Black Peacoat Outfit: Key Elements

  • Silhouette: For achieving this elegant look, the key element is the fit and flare silhouette, so I tried to match that as closely as possible. Since I didn’t have a fit and flare peacoat, I went with a black A-line peacoat but only buttoned the top button to achieve the fit and flare effect of Carrie’s coat.
  • Polka Dot Skirt: While she is wearing a midi skirt, I only had a maxi skirt but actually layered another skirt underneath to achieve a pouffier effect.
  • Folded Oversized Shirt Cuffs: For a modern interpretation of Carrie’s long white shirt cuffs, I went with trendy long bell sleeves instead.
  • The Details: Carrie’s coat comes with a brooch-like button at the top. My interpretation of this detail was to add two small pins on each side of the collar of my coat. For shoes, I also went with pointy toe pumps for an classic look, and completed the outfit with a small vintage clutch.

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I really love how elegant yet colorful this whole look is, and I was definitely inspired by how Carrie mixed a classic black peacoat with a more playful polka dot skirt. I totally felt like I was having a modern Carrie moment while shooting these photos in Dumbo with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background and twirling around in my skirt. I could see the Carrie Bradshaw today living somewhere like Dumbo, or maybe that’s just because I am dying to live in Dumbo!

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I would love to hear your thoughts on this series, and whether you would like to see more! I am planning on doing a few more looks inspired by Carrie, but am definitely curious to hear feedback, so let me know in the comments below!

Shop my Look:


What I’m Wearing:
Coat: Bebe (similar here)
Skirt: From Asia (similar here)
Sweater: Zaful
Pumps: Vintage (similar here)
Bag: Vintage (similar here)

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26 responses to “Polka Dot Skirt & Black Peacoat: Carrie Bradshaw Style Series”

  1. Liz says:

    I’m definitely a Carrie style wise too! I love how you recreated this and am looking forward to seeing more outfits in the series. Happy Friday!


  2. Jana says:

    OMG! I am obssessed with how you recreated this look! It’s perfect!!! Xo Jana | | @jana_meister

  3. Jenna says:

    What a fun series! I can’t wait to see what you have in store because this outfit is so darling and it does look really close to what she wore. Great job!

    Cheers, J

  4. Michelle says:

    What a great idea to copy Carrie Bradshaws iconic looks

  5. This is such a fun outfit, I love the polka dots!!

  6. Shannon says:

    oh my goodness, this look is adorable! The black and red look amazing but paired with that city scape?? yes please. Keep this series going!! Would love to see a look from the opening schene (aka the tutu dress!!) xx Shannon

    • says:

      yes, am definitely planning on recreating that famous look! just need to get my hands on a tutu skirt, can’t believe I don’t have one already 🙂

  7. Hi Mary,
    This is a wonderful series. I can’t wait to see more:)

  8. Molly says:

    What a fun look! I love your skirt!

    Molly and Stacie

  9. Kate says:

    Carrie is definitely my favourite character in SEX & THE CITY series. She is not afraid to mix. I am not saying I love all of her outfits, but the one you have recreated is on my TOP 10 list. Black and red always go well together, and you put all the pieces wonderfully. I am waiting for your new Carrie Bradshaw inspired looks.

  10. Jordan says:

    This is so much fun! What a great series idea! Cute, cute, cute!



  11. Tania says:

    I hate Carry but I loooove her fashion style!!! You nailed it!!!

  12. Andi says:

    I love it, how creative. I am a huge fan of SATC and I am happy to see that other generations love it as much as I do!

  13. Great post! Love that cute look. Gorgeous in those polkadots and pea coat! Omg, those sleeves are fabulous too, love your fun style. Killin it, girl!

  14. Rachel says:

    Such a lovely look! Nice coat!

  15. Daisi Ari says:

    I love your recreation Mary! This looks is so cute and you are definitely a modern day Carrie! Enjoy your weekend beauty!

    Daisi Ari ||

  16. Alix Maza says:

    I am in love with this outfit!

    Alix |

  17. I love the modern flare you incorporated into a classic ‘Carrie’ look! So gorgeous!

  18. G&D Blog says:

    This looks classy. Polka dot dress looks cool for you. Have a great weekend.

  19. Tatyanna says:

    I LOVE Carrie’s style! What a great inspiration for your style posts!

  20. Suzanne says:

    This is such a cute series! I love the polka dot skirt it’s so adorable! xo, Suzanne~

  21. Jessica says:

    I love this series!!! I can’t wait for more! When will it be posted, every friday?! I LOVE Carrie Bradshaw!!

    xo, jess

  22. Dayna says:

    Wow I love this idea for a series! You look amazing girl! xo Dayna //

  23. Tatjana says:

    Love the details and this beautiful, beautiful dress!

    Tatjana xx

  24. angelle marix says:

    Obsessed with the polka dots!!! So pretty. Love these pictures.


  25. Gail says:

    The pics came out great and this outfit is gorgeous! Xoxo