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6 Style Lessons You Need To Learn From Sarah Jessica Parker

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Whether she’s on the big screen in a delightfully eccentric tutu or sashaying through New York City’s streets in a clunky pair of clogs, Sarah Jessica Parker’s style has always been a constant source of inspiration. Over the years she has taught us so many sartorial lessons, especially in the accessories department. It’s rare to see Parker step out with a boring handbag or shoe—even her wear-everywhere clogs are cool enough to make classic gray sweatpants look exciting. She’s also the queen of making something as simple as a pair of khakis look interesting, thanks to her sharp layering skills and impeccable collection of power coats.

If you want to elevate your fall and winter outfits, there’s so much to learn from Parker’s style. Below, discover six fashion tips she’s demonstrating on and off the big screen.

The Power of a Statement Jacket

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With the right coat, it really doesn’t matter what you wear underneath. Parker proved just how much joy a playful piece can bring to any outfit with this patchwork Farm Rio design.

The Ever-Enduring Allure of a Simple Dress

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Yes, Carrie Bradshaw and SJP both love their statement pieces, but neither can deny the power of a less-is-more dress. In Just Like That…, Carrie makes heads turn in a beautifully simple Norma Kamali number.

The Secret to Mastering Cozy Glam

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While Parker is no stranger to a comfy pair of sweatpants, she also knows that a knit maxi can feel just as good and cozy, with the added benefits of an elevated, polished finish. Follow her lead and grab a long-line sweater dress just like the actor’s Hanifa number.

The Art of Playful Layering

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When the temperatures start to drop, Parker keeps her sleeveless dresses in rotation with help from long-sleeve blouses and leggings. If you’re into her maximalist style, try mixing prints and adding unexpected color combinations.

The Ease of the Cool-Girl Clog

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Even on casual days, Parker always looks pulled together, thanks to sleek on-trend accessories—like these chunky clogs. Grab a pair in an easy-to-wear-with-everything color like black or tan.

The Wonder of a Decadent Belt

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Sometimes an outfit just needs a little something extra. Parker’s wardrobe is filled with eye-catching belts that do double duty, cinching in boxy dresses and adding a chic oomph to her looks.

Originally published in Vogue.com

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