Sarah Jessica Parker lives by this one piece of style advice

Sarah Jessica Parker’s style may not be as bold as Carrie Bradshaw’s, but she’s a fashion icon in her own right. And with fashion month officially in full force, the Sex & The City star has dished out the ultimate style advice, so get ready to take notes.

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Speaking to Stylist to celebrate her latest campaign for Intimissimi in Italy, the 53-year-old actress said that her most valuable, go-to fashion mantra was to simply be authentic to yourself.

‘I don’t give out style advice, but if I could give any advice – especially to young women, it would be to just be yourself,’ she explained. ‘I wish that everybody would feel the confidence to really be themselves. The greatest lesson is to not try so hard to look like everybody else.’

She continued: ‘I think it’s so important for us to be able to choose. Everybody is different, everybody’s figure is different and so people should do what they want. To have choice gives people control and that is empowering.’

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SJP has teamed up with Italian lingerie and nightwear brand Intimissimi to front their latest advertising campaign. Earlier this week, she attended the brand’s fashion show in Verona, where she shared some more words of wisdom, adding: ‘I don’t own any red lipstick and I don’t look to an outfit to make me feel powerful. You have to find that from an acceptance of yourself.’

She’s not wrong there.

As well as being a style guru, SJP also knows a thing or two about beauty. Especially when it comes to making your skin look red carpet ready – something she’s been doing throughout her two decades in the limelight. So what’s her secret?

Well, she once revealed that her glowing skin was all down to one hero product that she had been using since 2008 – the famous La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid.

The product is available in Boots for just £17.50, so what are you waiting for? We’ll see you at the check out.