Can you believe that it has been 10 whole years since the premiere of Sex and the City? An entire decade has passed since Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda changed the world’s ideals on sex, being single, and high fashion. Ten years ago, the average person did not know Marc Jacobs,or Manolo Blahnik. However, SITC transformed them into a household name. Mad props to 1998! Gosh, we are getting so old!
On any given Wednesday night, I sit on the couch with my laptop in my lap and Google the outfits worn by the cast of my new TV love, Gossip Girl. The clothes on the show inspire my tastes and influence my personal style. More than Carrie Bradshaw’s occasionally wacky outfits, the outfits worn by Blair and Serena demonstrate how high-end clothing can easily translate to everyday life.
Before I became the biggest Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) wannabe, falling in love with headbands, tights, trenches, and sophisticated mini-dresses, I looked to The OC’s Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts for practical fashion advice. Now, shows like Cashmere Mafia are bringing fashion and the single woman back for an entirely new generation of viewers.
Sex and The City started a revolution of small screen fashion icons, and now it’s nothing to turn on the TV and spot a designer handbag or someone shopping for Christian Louboutins. Television is not only impacting the way we think about life, but also the way we dress, slowly transforming us into a more fashion forward society.
Some may say that it’s the media’s way of brainwashing us into buying things we can’t afford, but my brain needed a little washing anyways, so I don’t really mind. I say we should keep watching our favorite shows and continue being GORGEOUS!