Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Black and White Outfit: Carrie Bradshaw Style

layersofchic black and white outfit carrie bradshaw style parisian chicI’ve been wanting to recreate this Carrie Bradshaw look for a while now, but wanted to find the right location for it to imitate Carrie’s balcony setting. I originally had the Belvedere Castle in Central Park in mind, but it doesn’t open until 10AM on the weekends and I was worried about the crowds. So I settled on the High Line, which I figured would not be crowded at 7:45AM on a weekday. I found a nice railing area that somewhat looks like Carrie’s Parisian balcony, but this is my New York take on Parisian style, with Chelsea buildings in the background rather than the Eiffel Tower. It’s basically the same, right?!layersofchic black and white outfit carrie bradshaw style

Carrie Bradshaw Style Black and White Outfit: Key Elements

  • The Black and White Striped Sweater: I love Carrie’s sweater with the huge floral design, but I could not find anything close to that. So I opted for a more modern take with a cropped sweater that has a trendy lace-up detail instead. I think it’s actually better suited for the New York setting, while Carrie’s sweater is more on the romantic Parisian side.
  • The Black and White Striped Skirt: For a more feminine take on Carrie’s pencil style skit, I chose a fit and flare style instead that goes perfectly with a cropped top. This skirt from Gamiss is only $15 and is surprisingly high quality and looks expensive. It has a great voluminous shape and I always get compliments when I wear it.
  • The Accessories: To make this outfit my own and add some color, I went with the cutest pair of Charming Charlie bauble earrings. These are the perfect pop of color for a black and white outfit, and they just make me so happy when wearing them. I also went with wine red lace-up heels and a black and white plaid bag for a sophisticated touch.

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I completed the outfit with a rose gold bangle from Motif, which actually has a special significance behind it in supporting a program that helps to educate and empower women. 30% of the proceeds are donated to the Endometriosis Coalition to help raise awareness and research, as the disease affects 1 in 10 women and often goes undiagnosed. To go with the bracelet, I chose delicate rings for a feminine touch. I really love the overall effect of this look – the key when styling a black and white outfit is to choose accessories that pop and add dimension and color.

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See more of my Carrie Bradshaw style series here.

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What I’m Wearing:
Sweater: Sammydress (similar here)
Skirt: Gamiss
Heels: Poetic Licence
Bag: Orchirly (similar here)
Earrings: Charming Charlie (sold out, similar here)
Bangle: Motif

Thanks for reading,
Mary

*This post is in collaboration with Gamiss, Charming Charlie, and Motif. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Photography: Tiffany Chen

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25 responses to “Black and White Outfit: Carrie Bradshaw Style”

  1. Samantha says:

    Love your spin on this fun look! So chic!

    Sam
    http://www.lifeandmessyhair.com/

  2. Angel says:

    Such a bold look! I love it! And those adorable earrings tops the whole thing off beautifully~

  3. Lynn Woods says:

    My favorite show! I remember this outfit. Love the skirt!

  4. this is so cute love all the mixing of ptints
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  5. Love it! Cute and Classy and those shoes!!

  6. silvia says:

    I totally love your outfit- the mix of 2 types of stripes looks amazing, I think you pulled it off way better than even Carrie could have 🙂 And the pops of colour in the accessories just make the clothes stand out even more!

  7. Love this outfit. It has got a monochrome touch to it. 🙂

    Love,
    Manavi
    http://www.beforbeauty.com

  8. Ellie says:

    Such a fun outfit! I love the stripes!

    Ellie | http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

  9. Ashley says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the stripes paired with that adorable gingham bag! Your earrings and shoes add the perfect pop of color!

  10. Very nicely done! I can’t believe the skirt is just $15, it looks so chic.
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  11. Dealman says:

    I absolutely love this dress- understated and elegant, but not boring in the slightest! The sandals are pretty awesome too

  12. Sabina says:

    I absolutely love this black and white style and a touch of color – so pretty and feminine! xo

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

  13. Brittany says:

    This look is so cute! I love how you put your own spin on it with the red heels and Pom earrings.

  14. Anna says:

    This is so beautiful I love this kind of dress, and that high heels girl you are rocking it .

  15. Anna Baun says:

    You are channeling SJP like perfection here, girl! I love this look! XO

    Anna || alilyloveaffair.com

  16. Lauren says:

    Love this look and love those earrings!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

  17. Lindsay says:

    Love that you were channeling Carrie in Paris here! Absolutely love the striped skirt! xx, Lindsay | Paris, Meet Boston | http://www.parismeetboston.com

  18. Loving the mix of stripes. You look so chic.

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  19. That skirt is amazing. Nice job mixing the stripes, takes a careful balance 🙂

  20. Lisa says:

    That inspired outfit turned out very cool. I love the bauble earrings for color.

  21. LaToya C says:

    Such a great look! I’m loving the pops of color with the earrings and shoes!

  22. Liz says:

    obsessed with this!! I love your take on the look!