5 Iconic ‘Gossip Girl’ Trends That Still Slay Today
It's been almost 15 years since Gossip Girl premiered and our adoration for Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) blossomed. Sure, we were hooked on their juicy NYC drama from the very first episode, but their wardrobe choices are what really drew us in. Blair's high-fashion prep look and Serena's polished-eclectic vibe inspired us to test out a slew of trends back in 2007, and with rental subscriptions like Nuuly's Modern Prep edit, you can try out the craziest pieces without the commitment. You can still rock a lot of their signature styles and to prove it, we rounded up pieces from our favorite retailers to help you channel your inner Upper East Side fashion icon.
Sometimes, the bolder, the better. Right? This is basically the motto Blair swore by with her eye-catching floral looks, like this summer sundress. Sure, floral as a trend isn't exactly ground-breaking (we hear you, Miranda Priestly), but after a year inside, we're ready to rock some bright colors. (Photo via CBS/Warner Bros./The CW)
Say hello to your perfect new top. Pair it with a denim skirt your favorite pair of jeans for an oh-so-modern and romantic look.
This dress is eye-catching enough to brighten everyone's day.
This top is casual enough for errands, but cute enough to look like you made an effort.
Pops of Pink
If there's one thing Barbie taught is, it's the power of pink, no matter the shade. From hot pink to millennial pink, the color's here to stay. Gossip Girl clearly predicted the future, consistently churning out a smattering of getups featuring pops of pink, like in Serena's trousers here. (Photo via CBS/Warner Bros./The CW)
Make an instant statement at your next movie night with this bold look.
Pair these sandals with your Sunday best or with a graphic tee and cutoffs — they're that versatile.
H&M Joggers ($18)
Your perfect Saturday morning comfy but cute joggers, found.
This simple but sophisticated accessory has been around since the ancient Greeks, and can be seen in nearly every decade in recent history, from Louise Brooks in the 1920s to Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s. Well, Gossip Girl clearly brought the trend to the forefront in the mid-2000s (thanks, Blair), and we can't help but love the variety of colors, prints, and styles. (Photo via CBS/Warner Bros./The CW)
The misty blue paired with the velvet material is the perfect balance between cozy and chic.
This golden, pearly accessory is the embellishment your outfit needs. Rock a minimal eye look to let the detail on the headband take center stage.
You'll look like you stepped right off the runway with this gorgeous floral headband.
It's All in the Details
When it comes to silhouettes, unexpected details reign supreme this season. This is something Serena understood all too well. She sported many varieties of this style, like this glittery number with a cutout dress overtop. (Photo via CBS/Warner Bros./The CW)
You'll wear this top for years and years because it's an absolute classic.
Reformation Vendom Top ($128)
The criss-cross lace in this top is understated and dressy, but jeans make it lunchtime-appropriate.
This lemony stunner is flirty, fun, and cute! The styling opportunities are endless.
This is a trend that we've been loving for seasons, and it's proving to be a major look for 2021. Thanks, Blair. (Photo via CBS/Warner Bros./The CW)
This silhouette is incredibly flattering with the simple, ruched style.
Kitty & Vibe Underwire Top and High Hip Bottoms ($52, $46)
The tie on the bottoms gives this bikini a little extra pop.
Channel Blair's iconic white party look with a suit that will legit never go out of style.
(Featured photo via CBS/Warner Bros./The CW)
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