After six years of Upper East Side antics and excellent wardrobe choices, CW’s Gossip Girl—the show—has finally come to an end and Gossip Girl—the blogger—turns out to not even be a girl at all, but in fact, one Lonely Boy himself, Dan Humphrey. It makes perfect sense, though, doesn’t it?
The series ended rather predictably, with Chuck and Blair living happily ever after and Dan and Serena living happily ever after. That’s how it was meant to be, though, right? Most people I know gave up on the show at least three seasons ago. Not I, of course. I stuck through the bad seasons and the even worse seasons. I WAS IN IT FOR THE FASHION, DAMMIT. I watched every single episode. Every single one—and never once guessed that Gossip Girl was Dan.
Well played, GG. Well played.
So, Gossip Girl may be gone, but the show’s fashion lives on, and I will likely spend all eternity trying to dress exactly like Blair Waldorf.
“Whoever said that money doesn’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” Blair Waldorf
The key to Blair’s wardrobe, essentially, is that everything is properly tailored, everything is properly structured, and everything is properly detailed. You’ll never see Blair in a plain old LBD. I have never seen her wear denim of any kind—or t-shirts for that matter, which makes the hearts hurt of mamas everywhere. And, obviously, you’ll never see her in yoga pants and a t-shirt, probably not even at an actual yoga class.
Interestingly, though, there was that time that she went out in public wearing leggings as pants. On safari, perhaps? I can’t even explain what is happening here. Was it a dream sequence? Had she been hit on the head? Suffering from scarlet fever, perhaps? Might she need to borrow Betty Draper’s fainting couch?
If you are willing to overlook this obvious character and fashion flaw, I can share the five easy steps to dressing like Blair Waldorf.
1. Patterned tights.
2. Headbands of all shapes and sizes.
Apparently, for a mere $4,000 you can actually own Blair Waldor’s actual headbands, or you can find some great replicas on etsy for under $12.
3. Pop of red. See also: other colors—blue, green, orange, purple. She’s a fan of the color pop.
Add red to your wardrobe with this gorgeous lace dress from Asos for under $100.
4. Coats. Blair owns coats the way normal people own underwear—one in every color, different fabrics to be worn with different outfits.
Couldn’t you just see Blair walking the street of NYC’s Upper East side in this lovely green coat?
5. Interesting Fabrics—lace, prints, florals, polka dots, houndstooth—mixed and matched.