Bringing the Screen to Life: The Carrie Diaries

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by Jen Anderson

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Now that Gossip Girl has finished its fashion reign on the CW, television viewers have been yearning for a show with a fresh new source of imaginative fashion. Enter: The Carrie Diaries. Young Carrie Bradshaw’s classic 80’s style is tasteful, refreshing and undoubtedly inspiring.

Last week’s Halloween episode, “Friday Night,” was just that indeed. The episode featured an eclectic array of 80’s ensembles. There were some bright and crazy Cyndi Lauper-esque costumes, and even Carrie debuted what appeared to be a less scandalous version of Madonna’s trademark “Like a Virgin” outfit.

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At the end of the episode, Carrie arrived back at school, a fresh new girl, looking chic as always. Her outfit included an orange peplum top with a Peter Pan collar, a pair of dark skinny jeans, gray suede heels and a contrasting green beaded statement necklace.

Carrie’s young, stylish ensemble is an easy-to-replicate look for any occasion, whether you’re looking to go out for a quiet dinner or are simply grabbing a cup of coffee. Below are some suggestions on where to buy Carrie’s look alike outfit:

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The way that Carrie combined both Peter Pan collar and peplum trends couldn’t be more perfect for 2013. This modern take on the peplum and Peter Pan collar top can be found at A’Gaci store online for only $18.

The dark skinny jeans in Carrie’s outfit are flattering for any figure. It’s great that super dark, almost black washes are a cornerstone of casual fashion, as they’re an ultimate style confidence booster. These dark skinny jeans can be found at express.com for $80.

Carrie’s accessories are perfect for matching with any outfit, and as such are much worth the splurge. Although Carrie’s heels in the show looked almost like “smoking slippers,” plain gray suede pumps are an effective alternative to complete any look. This option, by Calvin Klein, is available for $109. Similarly, Carrie’s contrasting green beaded statement necklace is inspirational. Why not mix bright orange with jade green? It’s too fabulous for words. This modernized statement necklace is sold online at francescas.com for $34.

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