There are many things that will be different about the confirmed reboot of Sex and the City. For starters, it’s going to be called And Just Like That…, a phrase plucked from Carrie Bradshaw‘s internal monologue and whimsical writing style. ‘Tis a new chapter for the New York City gals, one they shall be venturing into as a threesome—Kim Cattrall has opted out, which won’t come as a surprise to anyone who keeps up with the news on this cult TV show. “The series will follow Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” reads the HBO press release. While we all want to know how things worked out on the love-life front, the Who What Wear team is most excited about what’s to be served up in terms of fashion looks.
Personally, I was never a fan of the storylines or characters (apart from Samantha, so boo). Don’t @ me. Carrie’s incessant whining and fairly terrible track record as a supposed best mate always put me off binging the program as many others did, and it’s very likely I’ve missed a cult-favorite episode here and there. Being a teenager in a boring countryside village, I didn’t feel any sort of resonance for their lifestyle, to begin with, but I was always very conscious of the impact it had on style and trends. At the time, the bold decisions made by costume designer Patricia Field rumbled far beyond the avenues and streets of their home city and encouraged women across the globe to be more adventurous with their wardrobes, just like Carrie. She made certain items iconic and synonymous with her quirky, never-predictable look—from exposed bra straps and tutus to a major Fendi Baguette moment. We don’t have visibility yet on whether Patricia will be part of the crew when filming starts again later this spring (could it be time for a switch-up? I’d like Shiona Turini as an alternative option), but I have taken it upon myself to do some predictive work for whoever lands the gig.