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15 Pieces Candace Bushnell Swears By for a Fabulous Evening in NYC

The Sex & the City writer has a closet that Carrie Bradshaw would approve.

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Candace Bushnell’s life was the basis for Carrie Bradshaw in her book, and later the TV show, Sex and the City, and it seems her closet may have played an influential part as well. The ultimate city girl would, by default, have the ultimate city closet to match. Years of conducting research for her columns (i.e., attending only the chicest parties) allowed her to accumulate a rather ostentatious collection. Bushnell’s wardrobe seemed to contain all of the elements required for a night out in NYC, be that a to-die-for coat or a flirtatious minidress—we think Carrie would definitely approve. Not to mention, she somehow made us want to add a poodle to our shopping lists, too. Read below to discover the fashion essentials for a fabulous evening, no matter the temperature.


1. Coats, Coats, and More Coats

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It goes without saying that fabulous outerwear is a requirement for any sartorially savvy city dweller. Who needs to spend time stressing over the perfect outfit when you can hide under a killer coat?

2. A Dress to Impress

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Bushnell’s wardrobe was bursting with fantastic dresses in eye-catching materials. Ditch your basic LBD, and instead opt for something in a sequined metallic or ruffled tulle.

3. The Higher the Heel...

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Speaking of party dresses, no night-out look is complete without fantastic heels. In a nod to the Bradshaw aesthetic, Bushnell seems unafraid to don a sky-high pair.
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