Sarah Jessica Parker became a style icon for women for her character Carrie Bradshaw in the cult television show Sex and the City.

When the series ended women everywhere lamented the loss as the show which was as much about fashion as the lives of the four women we followed.

Thankfully off screen Parker works the Manhattan chic look with her own individual style. The petite 40 year old actress shows off her figure in knee length and ankle length cropped trousers.

For a dress down look she teams gypsy style tops with high heels and wedges. For a structured look wear a fitted blazer and choose sparkling accessories.

Parker also looks good in print dresses and flip flops and full length gowns for red carpet glamour.

She is currently advertising the spring Gap clothes and has also recently launched her own perfume range.

She lives in New York with her husband actor Matthew Broderick and two year old son James.