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Blair vs. Serena: Who Are You?

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.

Blair

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.

Blair vs. Serena: Who Are You?

  • Wear structured, timeless pieces such as Oxford shirts, A-line skirts, and shift dresses. You can find these at J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, and Kate Spade. Websites like poshmark.com let people resell gently used items at a discounted price and have some great finds!
  • Bright accessories, such as coats, heels, and jewelry bring a reserved outfit to modern and runway ready.
  • Classic makeup, with a twist. A small cat eye, blushed cheeks, and a bright pink or red lip is a Blair must.

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Make it class ready

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.

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Make it chapter ready

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.

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Serena

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.

  • Wear sleek pants, mixed prints with feathery, flowy tops, stacked jewelry, and natural makeup. Try the any of the Naked palette from Urban Decay, look to Urban Outfitters for oversized sweaters and modern pieces with a boho feel.
  • Small, neutral accessories that accentuate natural beauty. Thin gold bracelets and long necklaces found at Forever 21 and Charming Charlie let you buy bulk amounts at a reasonable price.
  • Classic, reclaimed pieces with trendy and edgy finds. Try American Apparel, Tobi, or even Express to find Serena-worthy pants, skirts, and dresses.

Blair vs. Serena: Who Are You? Blair vs. Serena: Who Are You? Blair vs. Serena: Who Are You?

Make it class ready

  • Pair destroyed boyfriend jeans with a structured jacket and an embellished tank. Pair with trendy flat, light jewelry, and a wrapped headscarf as a headband. Mascara and a swipe of the Naked 3 palette with a nude lip and you’re class ready in minutes.

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Make it formal ready

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.

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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.

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