Would Carrie and Co look half as fabulous sipping Cosmopolitans in Birkenstocks, Esprit denim and Northface jackets? Probably not. After designer Patricia Field signed on to create Sex And The City's look during its first season, it evolved into more than just 30 minutes of sexual adventures and girl talk. It became a fashion statement. Suddenly the world went nuts over name-plate necklaces and Fendi bags. There were horseshoe charms, pinned-on flowers, aviator sunglasses, black bras beneath white shirts, and killer stilettos. Along with whip-smart dialogue and the endless slew of handsome actors, the clothes donned by the show's chic quartet have made Sex And The City a visual fashion feast, setting the trends for audiences each season. Although Carrie's compass may be a little awry when it comes to her tumultuous love life, the witty sex columnist is never lost in her wardrobe directions. Her eclectic (and sometimes schizophrenic) style gets more post-show reviews from fashionistas than most NBA games, and her knack of making fashion faux pas win stamps of approval from fashion's most discerning critics has made her a style icon. As the show approaches its finale, here is a rundown of Carrie's trademarks, which will have many of us craving the DVD release of seasons five and six. SHOES Ms Bradshaw is seen working only in three-minute bursts each episode. For the rest of the day our speedy writer navigates the city in vertigo-inducing Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos or Christian Louboutins. Carrie is never seen without her designer stilettos, so go ahead and emulate her style - just don't plan on doing a lot of walking. BAGS 'I'm thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It's just a little bag but we'd feel naked in public without it,' the sexpert famously once said. Perhaps that's why Carrie is never seen without her quirky handbags. Fendi's Baguette is one of her favourites. Her most memorable splurges include Valentino's pink satin feather bag she toted on her night out with Mr Big, and the Gucci logo bum bag she wore regularly circa season two. NECKLACES Carrie is rarely seen without her kooky accessories. In a humorous nod to the decadent 80s, Carrie brought the gaudy name-plate necklace back into vogue in the first season, and her multiple-diamante horseshoe pendants have sent fashionistas into shopping frenzies. As the fourth season approached, the sexual anthropologist opted for a more polished, upmarket image, replacing her ghetto gold chains with a Harry Winston wedding ring as a pendant. In the later season-four episodes, Carrie managed to make an otherwise matronly accessory, pearls, hip again by wearing a triple strand of luscious pink pearls. UNDERWEAR What lies beneath often defines Carrie's style. She flouts convention by donning coloured and glow-in-the-dark bras underneath sheer white shirts. Men's Y-front briefs make regular appearances and have made the idea of sporting men's underwear as sexy as wearing racy G-strings. HATS AND GLOVES Carrie adopts a head-to-toe look, with the fashion chameleon wearing everything from newsboy caps, groovy head scarves and even beauty-queen tiaras when she's not showing off her free-flowing tresses. For her ladylike moments, Carrie would be seen pairing Ascot-style hats with 50s-inspired long gloves and floral printed tea dresses.