9 Style Lessons We Can Learn From Sarah Jessica Parker

Her Sex and the City days are long behind her, but Sarah Jessica Parker has proven to be a fashion force in her own right. We're not just talking about her eponymous shoe line, which has fulfilled a Carrie Bradshaw-shaped hole in our lives. The actress-turned-designer still doles out style lessons with every step she takes. Whether it's at the Met Gala red carpet or among West Village brownstones, Parker maintains her fashion clout wherever she goes. So, today, on her birthday, we're celeberating all those tidbits of sartorial knowledge she's dropped in the past year — from the power of a statement coat to why we should give belt bags a chance.