Fashion Opinion: SJP’s style in Miami Rhapsody is better than her SATC fashion

Miami Rhapsody, Sarah Jessica Parker

1995 flick: Miami Rhapsody

There have been so many fashion essays on Carrie Bradshaw’s style – both celebrating and scorning the outlandish designs she rocked. But here’s an unpopular opinion: I actually prefer her style in the hilarious 90s movie she did called Miami Rhapsody.

If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you watch it ASAP. It’s a bit of a precursor to her Carrie role, lots of pondering about relationships, love and commitment. But I was less interested in the storyline when I watched it (though it’s packed with great co-stars, from Mia Farrow to Antonio Banderas and even Naomi Campbell makes a cameo) because I was more interested in the fashion.

In contrast to Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘more is more’ approach to fashion, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in Miami Rhapsody is an ode to minimalism. And despite the fact that this movie is over a decade old, the fashion is so timely.

Here’s a sample of the looks that I love from the movie.

Ripped denim and comfort is key.

We’ve seen denim jeans continue to evolve: ripped, shredded and completely deconstructed for 2017 (and even more so, for S/S18 according to Faustine Steinmetz) while the comfort factor of sweaters has never been more important thanks to the Vetements effect, hoodie tops are dominating and active wear as daywear is the new norm (even if you aren’t working out).

The oversized shirt, it’s a street style staple, often worn off-the-shoulder. It continues to be important for the coming season, and, as we’ve seen in both New York and London this fashion month, the power suit has no plans to go anywhere.

Choker is the summer accessory that keeps popping up in store, according to our retail data. And beyond a light, bright take on the choker for summer, it’s now offered up in deep wine reds and black to carry you through winter.



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