Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Top Fashion Lessons From Gossip Girl


Gossip Girl is a true tv classic and it is absolutely no secret that it is known for the its strong involvement in the fashion world. Apart from self-empowering strong woman quotes, we are also taught many tips about fashion. Here are just some of my favourites that are often overlooked.


Red and Pink do belong together


Every soul that has watched this show remembers the iconic scene where Chuck and Blair have a heart to heart in a train station in Paris. We see Blair in a beautiful red Oscar de la Renta gown and hot pink accessories. This colourway works. It adds such a feminine twist on an already very feminine look. For some unknown reason, many of us used to believe that red and pink clash too much together when we were younger. That is false and Blair Waldorf really shows us that. 


Patterned tights are still ‘it’


Blair and her ‘minions’ were very often seen wearing colourful or patterned tights with many different looks, Serena too. It is such an effortless way to tie together any outfit. Brands such as Gucci, Fendi and Burberry still release branded tights, and what is a better way to show your brand loyalty than having their logos on your legs? These are also brilliant because there are so many different ways to wear and style them - cute dress, oversized sweater, mini skirt and a blouse. The possibilities are endless. 

Head scarfs and bandeau scarfs are just as cute as headbands


Headbands made a very strong come back a year or two ago, and they are very simple way to mimic Blair’s iconic accessory. However, they are now everywhere, for good and for worse. If you still want to try out the look but in a more unique way, tie a bandeau scarf or any thin material through your hair. Serena used to do this during her school days very regularly and the effortless, yet still chic essence is still radiated. This is so simple and can be done in so many different ways. You can tie it in with a pony tail, hold it down with a few bobby pins or even tie a bow if you would like. Another big advantage of this look is how many different variations there are out there. You could use the left over material from a top you cropped to do this, just as you could buy a cheap scarf in a vintage shop or a designer bandeau online.


Jeans are not essential


There, I said it, they’re not. Although it’s difficult to initially picture a jean free wardrobe because they go well with any top, it is such an easy way to spice up your style. In the first season, Blair is seen wearing jeans once or twice, but this really decreased over the following seasons. The truth is, there are so many different wardrobe staples you can replace a pair of jeans with, that will still match just as many clothes. Cigarette trousers and skirts for instance, a very simple switch that does not go unnoticed. The truth is that the market is full of different types of bottoms you can replace jeans with. I haven't worn a pair of jeans in over a year, and it is one of the best fashion decisions I have made so far. It isn't a secret that jeans can look extremely flattering at times, but eradicating them from your outfits or at least wearing them less can look just as good and even more unique.


Don’t be scared to wear adventurous patterns


Both of the main characters were very often seen wearing bold patterns, and they managed to pull them off.  It’s very easy to stay within the comforts of leopard, polka dot and plaid prints, but the pattern world is never-ending. Double patterning can feel a bit dangerous, but the feeling of pairing two different patterns and them working together is rewarding. Patterns with the same colour scheme can compliment each other beautifully, just as well as contrasting colours can too.

Pearls do not go ‘out of fashion’


Pearls are truly timeless, and they are a very simple way of making you look instantly more elegant. Blair is seen time after time wearing different jewellery pieces that feature pearls and they always have the same effect. Adding some to your look, even if it’s just a pair of dainty pearl studs adds a level of class. 

The list goes on and on.

K x

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