Tonight is the big premiere of The Carrie Diaries, the CW show that aims to tell the backstory of New York’s favorite fictional sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw as young girl who apparently grew up in the Connecticut ‘burbs. With Gossip Girl star stylist Eric Daman on board to provide the beginnings of Carrie’s theatrical, over-the-top style, we have high hopes for the 80s-inspired clothing that young Carrie as played by AnnaSophia Robb will wear.
But as on-point as we’re sure the new show’s wardrobe will be, we’re having a hard time envisioning us trying to cop a 1980s teenager’s style–even if she is Carrie Bradshaw. So we thought we’d reminisce about the amazing outfits of OG CB, played to iconic perfection by Sarah Jessica Parker–and recreate them for all you modern-day Carries out there. Let’s be honest: Sex and the City might have been a story about a woman and her soul mates (and the men along the way), but her closet definitely deserved top billing.
From being mugged for her Manolos to passing out at the opera, here are our top ten Carrie Bradshaw style moments, and where to get ‘em for yourself. Don’t forget to check out The Carrie Diaries tonight on the CW (if you’re not too busy watching The Bachelor, which is sadly airing in the same time slot. Damn you, basic cable!).