Slouchy boots and bright whites may be top of mind right now, but there is a sexier, unexpected style that’s also garnering attention—and we can’t help but feel a touch of TV nostalgia when wearing it. Strappy, sling-on sandals in finishes like satin, metallic and glossy leather are reminiscent of the footwear Sex and the City icon (and TZR idol) Carrie Bradshaw donned with her plethora of head-turning outfits. The skinny straps and stiletto heel make the shoe sultry, while vibrant colors and embellishments add a playful quality. Try throwing on a pair with a frock for evening à la Carrie or with fall separates during the day—they serve as a fresh alternative to closed-toe pumps when you’re in need of something less serious. Shop our top picks ahead to score them for yourself.