Belfast Telegraph

SJP's everyday inspirations

Sarah Jessica Parker gets style inspiration from girls she sees on the train.

The Sex and the City star is famous for playing fashionista Carrie Bradshaw, who's quirky style quickly garnered Sarah fans across the globe.

She's just as well turned out in real life, and regularly wears gowns by Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior.

When she's not gracing the red carpet in fancy frocks, Sarah get's inspired by everyday street style.

"I cuff my jeans because I’m so short,” Sarah laughed to Us Weekly magazine.

“I’m constantly co-opting style ideas from the girls I see on the train.”

At 5ft 3in Sarah relies on towering heels to stand tall. She then accessories her footwear with dresses that have full skirts.

“But an hourglass shape is key,” she revealed.

To accentuate her shape even further she nips in her waist with studded belts, on top of floral prints for "a hard-soft contrast.”

To dress up a day-to-day outfit the 49-year-old likes to throw a pair of coloured heels on, which she feels brightens up a T-shirt and jeans combo.

Outerwear also has a lot of thought put into it.

“I love a printed opera coat,” she smiled. "[When buttoned] it can be worn almost as a dress.”

As her on screen alter ego Carrie, Sarah would often wear one off vintage pieces. Styled by Patricia Field for the show, the love for vintage has spilled over into real life.

Sarah's a regular at New York Vintage Inc, which often tops lists of best retro stores in the Big Apple.

“It’s a bit pricey but an experience. I love vintage pieces," she confessed.

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