Spotted: Serena van der Woodsen looking like a total goddess… like, all of the time
By Valerie McHugh
Hey there, Upper East SIN-ners, Gossip Girl here. News of a GG reboot may be rife, but this week, I’ve got some real tea to spill. Is Blair Waldorf the real ‘queen B’ of style, or has princess S stolen her crown?
Arguably, both characters are the best dressed girls on the Upper East Side, donning themselves in clothing and jewels fit for a royal. The tension is unbearable, so I guess I’ll call it an even tie.
With that in mind, here are 5 of Serena’s most fashionable moments, where she gave her bestie Blair a run for her Gucci’s.
1. Why so blue, S?
This smashing boldness is something Ms Serena became renowned for during her reign on the Upper East Side. Although this gold shoulder–padded jacket wouldn’t be very useful in the Irish rain, it’s impeccable for a day on the catwalked streets of Manhattan. Accompanied by a pair of stellar blue trousers, this ensemble is the perfect mix of sophisticated, suave and swank.
2. Do you want to stand under my umbrella-ella-ella?
With the rain pouring down, this pink, dainty skirt adds a pop of colour to another miserable day in Brooklyn. Accompanied by a strappy white blouse and some criss-crossed heels, this look couldn’t be any more early–00’s. One thing’s for sure, Serena must have been regretting her choice of jacket on this particular misty day. A little piece of advice S… sleeves might have been handy.
3. French Fashionista
While summering in Paris, Serena donned fashion trends that us mere Brooklyners can only dream of. This unique dress design isn’t something you’d see just anywhere, and suitably we have seen it first on our princess S. With pastel colours and a glowing tan, Serena looks like she’s stepped straight off her private jet and onto the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.
4. “Florals for Spring? Ground-breaking.”
Okay, so that Meryl Streep quote is actually from Gossip Girl’s favourite fashion movie The Devil Wears Prada, but it has never been more applicable to a situation than it is right now. Serena is rocking this flower-full ensemble, and from her floral dress to the bunch of flowers in her bridesmaid hands, S could have stepped straight out of meadow, because she is a vision in yellow. As well as this, Serena has enough flare in this skirt to give every passer-by a small snippet of her energetic and fun-loving personality.
5. Serena wears red, Blair wears blue, sorry taximan …. can we pose in front of you?
The only thing better than the look on this taximan’s face is the stunning outfit Serena wears in this photoshoot. Only our pearl Serena van der Woodsen could pull off a simplistic look as amazing as this. Clutched at the waist with a narrow, black belt, Serena finishes the look with a polka-dot headband that just screams 2007. The only thing more important to Serena than her fashion has to be her best friend Blair, who also fabulously features in this photo. These ‘sisters from other misters’ suitably wear matching shoes, showing us how close they really are despite their sporadic melodrama.
I’ll be back next issue to dish some more dirt on the fashionistas of Manhattan.
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