PHOTO: GREGORY PACE/BEIMAGES.When we caught wind of a Sarah Jessica Parker and AnnaSophia Robb photo op at the Cosmo 100 luncheon held in NYC this week, we kind of freaked out. Okay, okay — to be honest, we went head over Manolos for a glimpse at the two Carrie Bradshaw actresses side by side. And, then we promptly turned our attention to each leading lady's skirted ensemble. Not ones to disappoint, these Carries whipped out their best party pieces for the occasion. As for their respective Mr. Bigs? The boys sat this one out.
Since we love the idea of adopting crop tops and sheer blouses into our winter wardrobe rotation, we created two playful, holiday outfits that are both completely tasteful and seasonally appropriate. But, don these adventurously chic iterations with caution, because jealous glances from fellow party-goers are inevitable, as are a few sizzling glances from the mystery cutie over by the eggnog. So, what are you waiting for? We're stepping into Carrie's (sky-high) shoes for our next cocktail event — even if it's only for the night. Your weekend wardrobe, courtesy of SJP and ASR, is right after the click.
Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
The Inspiration: AnnaSophia Robb
The Style: Crops and midis
If you're embracing midriff-baring ensembles this winter (go you!), then we're dubbing the crop-top-and-midi-skirt combo your new holiday-party uniform. Whether you opt for a formfitting skirt like the one pictured above or a flared, flippy number, we simply love the playful silhouette the pairing creates. Finish off the look with bubblegum-pink lips and a colorful purse for a decidedly girly embellishment.
Zara Crop Top, $69.90, available at Zara; A.L.C. Leopard Knit Skirt, $378, available at Intermix; Creatures of Comfort X Baggu Fold Over Leather Purse, $185, available at Creatures of Comfort; Illamasqua Lipstick in Plunge, $24, available at Sephora; J.Crew Swarovski Crystal Necklace, $165, available at J.Crew; Casadei Closed-Toe Slip-Ons, $484, available at The Corner.
Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
The Inspiration: Sarah Jessica Parker
The Style: Sheers and velvets
Pairing sheer fabrics with plush textiles like velvet or brocade brings amazing dimension to an otherwise uncomplicated outfit. These amped-up iterations of basic blouses and pencil skirts make for an interesting ensemble that won't read 9-to-5. Plus, it's a refreshing look that probably won't have you straying too far from your comfort zone, either. Accent with sparkly accessories like a jeweled clutch and a standout bracelet for a sleek finishing touch.
Topshop Chiffon Panel Tee, $76, available at Topshop; Christopher Kane Velvet Pencil Skirt, $547.12, available at Farfetch; Lonely Cyd Softcup Bra, $85, available at Lonely Hearts; Burberry London Satin Gem Detail Mildenhall Clutch, $1,605, available at Stylebop; Giles & Brother Skinny Railroad Spike Cuff with Pavé, $95, available at Giles & Brother; ASOS Takota Shoe Boots, $81.67, available at ASOS.