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How To Build A Party Capsule Wardrobe The Sarah Jessica Parker Way


When it comes to glitter, sequins, and other sparkly things, Sarah Jessica Parker reigns. The Sex and the City icon has been mastering party looks since her Carrie Bradshaw days. Her impeccable style is proof that you can dress festively at any age, so be sure to keep SJP's party capsule wardrobe in rotation.

Whether she's walking the red carpet at the Met Gala, attending the New York City Ballet, or just going about her glamorous life, Parker is always dressed to the nines. Although it's been decades since she and her Sex and the City character simultaneously coined their signature over-the-top styles, the 53-year-old still hasn't given up her glitzy look.

Parker is always the best dressed at the party. She often sets her look with a pair of bold pumps or a statement coat — sometimes even both. Ahead are five things your wardrobe needs for a night out, all inspired by Parker herself.

Festive Coat

Anytime SJP steps out of the house, she's bundled up in another variation of a long, wool coat. On Oct. 30, it was a glittery magenta tweed coat over a metallic pink midi dress, then on Nov. 2, she sported a pink plaid number over an emerald-green animal-print frock. Her festive outerwear always elevates her looks.

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Plaid Bryant Coat



This plaid coat is so SJP, she's probably worn the same one (or something very similar, at least).

Kyle Long Collar Jacket


Alice + Olivia

Just recently, the actor professed her love for grid print with a similar black-and-white checked coat.

Teddy Bear Coat



Shearling is the latest trend, and this teddy bear coat is in Parker's favorite rosy hue.

Pleated Midi

Parker has a midi skirt in every color, it seems. She likes them pleated and full, giving her a classic A-line fit. From the red skirt she sported for a recent exhibition to the shiny teal midi she wore to an Intimissimi show in Italy, these flowy pieces are a staple in her ultra-feminine wardrobe.

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Pleated Skirt In Velvet



Velvet is so on-trend right now, so snag this navy-blue midi to pair with your cozy knits this winter.

A-Line Cotton Midi Skirt



This fiery midi is a spitting image of one that Parker wore to a Mickey Mouse exhibition this past fall.

Leather Look Full Midi Skirt With Box Pleats



Opt for an edgier look with this box-pleated leather midi skirt.

Metallic Dress

It's no secret that the Failure to Launch actor is partial to anything that sparkles, and over the years, her love of shiny things seems to have only gotten stronger. SJP works the cheerful trend into her looks as often as possible, but always in the most elegant way. In Oct., for instance, she appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in a metallic rose-hued midi. The actor also wore a metallic striped dress to the Deauville American Film Festival and a glittery navy-blue number to the premiere of Here and Now, too.

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Crinkled-Satin Midi Dress



This SJP-inspired strappy slip dress is the perfect piece for your New Year's Eve party.

Puff Sleeve Metallic Dress



A subtle way to add a bit of sparkle to your LBD, this puffy-sleeved midi is so sleek.

Mara Sequin Dress



This sparkly long-sleeved sequin-knit dress is Sarah Jessica Parker-approved.

Bold Pumps

Even when the trendsetter is wearing a basic LBD, she dresses it up with a fashion-forward pump. A shoe designer herself, she often sports her own collection, which — as you would expect — is full of bold footwear. A colorful heel is one surefire way to ensure you're the best dressed at every party, even when you're wearing the simplest outfit.

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Anna 55 Satin Slingback Pumps


Gianvito Rossi

The next time you sport your favorite LBD, pair it with these royal-blue slingbacks.

Women's Fawn Pointed-Toe High-Heel Pumps


SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker

From her own namesake collection, these neon pumps will certainly add a pop of color to your otherwise basic outfit.

Glittered Leather Pumps


Miu Miu

There's hardly a bolder shoe than this SJP-inspired glitter pump.

Fishnet Tights

While "stylish" probably isn't the first word to come to mind when you think fishnet stockings, Parker's recent looks are proof that these netted tights can be paired with an elevated outfit, too. Several times this year, the actor has sported fishnets under mid-length skirts and dresses, and she shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.


Wanda Fishnet Tights



These netted tights are flexible and supportive with a comfortable capped toe.

Lattice Fishnet Tights



These ultra-comfortable tights feature a fashionable lattice design.

Glitter Fishnet Tights



Add a little more glam to your look with these subtle glitter fishnets.