You know you’re getting old when you realize Gossip Girl premiered over ten years ago. The hit show that you can now binge-watch on Netflix (thank you, Netflix!) gave us some of TV’s most iconic style moments. Because not only was it our one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, but it also gave us plenty of insights into their closets.
Whether its leading characters were attending a charity gala, walking around the Upper East Side, or just plain scheming in their palatial homes, they were always decked out in the designer likes of Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta, and Valentino. No wonder the show quickly became a sartorial success story.
When it came to fashion, though, nobody did it better than Blair Waldorf. Played by the gorgeous Leighton Meester – who is now blonde and turns 33 today – the character was as known for her not-so-charming personality as she was for her polished look. Contrasted perfectly by bohemian beauty and her best friend Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively, Blair made a case for blazers, bold colors, patterned stockings, and – most importantly – headbands. Oh, the headbands!
The on-screen socialite’s signature ensembles captured the hearts of fashion-savvy women everywhere, each putting their own spin on Blair’s preppy look. We can’t help but notice many of these 2010s trends coming back in style today. From Prada’s embellished headbands to Marine Serre’s now viral moon-print leggings, Blair’s style cues have been reinterpreted to suit 2019. Browse some of her best outfits in the gallery, above, before shopping these ten pieces that Blair would love – and probably wear – today.