By Valerie McHugh
Hey there, Upper East SIN-ners, it’s Gossip Girl here.
This week, I am looking at the tip-top dress sense of the girl we all love to hate. Blair Waldorf is a lady with pricey taste, but she’s never worn an outfit that wasn’t completely Blair-tastic and fit for a total style queen.
We could look at how unrealistic this style sense is for any of us mere Brooklyners, or we could celebrate her fantastic fashion for its iconic twists on that everyday ‘working-girl’ look.
The latter is prettier to look at, so here are some of Blair’s most memorable outfits from the series.
“Girls are made of sunshine beams, but me? I’m a honey queen.”
This outfit layers shades of yellow and orange together, whilst also layering some quirky patterns. It’s a bold ensemble, mirroring Blair’s own intrepid personality. Blair was born to stand out, and this outfit certainly does not blend in. Why be an ordinary mean girl in dull clothing if you can be a blazing mean girl with eye-catching skirts?
Roses are red, Chuck Bass is blue. Oh, dear Chuck, doesn’t she love you?
Oh, Chuck Bass, what do you see? A vision of beauty that is your lover B? A girl can never have too much volume in her skirt, and red is a colour fit for a heartbreaker. As a copycat queen of hearts, holding both Nate Archibald and Sir Charles Bass’ heart on a stick, red will always be the perfect choice our fiery Ms Blair.
Mirror mirror on the wall, do I have the trendiest necktie of them all?
Blair may be lacking some basic ‘p’s and q’s’ in the manners department, but she is definitely not lacking accessories in the fashion department. This mustard French beret is trés chic, and her matching yellow handbag and necktie are more compatible than her and Dan Humphrey ever were. Her ensemble is finished with a gorgeous grey coat, which seems to have lost its sleeves. Maybe she charitably gave them to one of her wannabes so they could get a proper taste of what it was like to be a style icon.
Can we have non-uniform day…. every day?
Nobody that attends Constance Billard High School seems to have an Irish mammy on their backs on a Sunday evening, making sure their uniform is spick, span and crease free. Like the other students, Blair makes her own decisions, and she decides to jazz up her dated school uniform with a red satin hair band, white crochet tights and a striped blouse. A school dress code could never be strict enough to stop a Waldorf from adding a piece of her personality to her outfit.
An angel in disguise
This white dress is exquisite, and highlights Blair’s softer side. She proves you can be both fierce and sweet at the same time. Accompanied by a patterned pair of black tights, Blair could easily compete with the prettiest of short wedding dresses with this ensemble.
You know you love B,