There’s no denying that Carrie Bradshaw is the ultimate television style icon. She isn’t afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion and makes bold style statements each episode — and this is no different when it comes to her prequel series, The Carrie Diaries! Although the show was cancelled, the two seasons of Carrie via 1980’s trends was pure fashion envy! The show follows Carrie as she makes her initial move to New York and rings true to her original style from Sex and the City with an added twist of youthfulness and spunk. Fluorescent colors, chunky jewelry and vintage pieces come in no shortage, so follow along for 8 of our favorite Carrie Diaries style moments from it’s two season run:
8. Monogram Chic
Carrie’s signature style piece in Sex and the City was her monogram Carrie chain necklace that created a revolution back in the ’90s. It seems that Carrie’s propensity for customization began at an early age with the “Carrie” tote that she rocks on a regular basis in The Carrie Diaries. In the pilot episode she is shown creating the masterpiece in do-it-yourself fashion with nail polish and we love this crafty side to her fashion sense. This outfit is quite tame in comparison to some of her later fashion creations, but Carrie was definitely on the right track with this floral blouse and custom bag which later flourishes into the bold prints and statement shoes we see her in.