When you think of the greatest fashion icons of all time, the first names that come to mind might be Jackie Kennedy or perhaps Audrey Hepburn. But seven years ago two new faces graced the Upper East side and inspired teenage girls everywhere. B and S, Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen that is. Whether you call yourself a “Blair” or a “Serena”, you’re guaranteed to look like you’ve just walked off of a Vogue cover.
Miss Waldorf was featured in 6 seasons of the hit show Gossip Girl strutting in tights, bright and towering heels, structured A-line or shift dresses, and her signature head bands. Blair embraces her high-class life, frequently featuring thousand dollar purses and heels. Luckily for you, you can get her looks for a tenth of the cost.
Layer a bright sweater over a classic Oxford, add jeans and a bright walking flat. A three-minute pass with a curling wand and classic jewelry make this a Blair approved outfit.
Throw on a feminine blouse, tights, and an A-line skirt or shift dress with loafers, bright flats, or a heel. Add your badge, a quick swipe of cat eyeliner, some bright lipstick, and a headband for Blair’s polished look.
S also starred in all 6 seasons, but her character was the more rebellious, edgy type. Serena’s style tends to be more of a boho-chic look, with raised hemlines, baggy cardigans, neutral makeup and color palate. Serena also embraces her high-class life, but with beachy, unkept curls, head scarfs, and smoking eyes.
Serena’s style tends to be too edgy for chapter, but is perfect for a formal! Pair sheer material with modern runway looks and sky-high heels to get the classic Serena look. Add a dramatic smokey eye with a high, messy ponytail and chunky jewelry to finish off the look.
Serena and Blair have one of the most iconic friendships of this generation and it’s easy to see why. Between their impeccable yet vastly different styles, they’re sure to be setting the stage for college girls everywhere.